September 18th, 2008

Chris Keeley

Goth

September 18, 2008
 

You Just Can’t Kill It

DON’T know how it happened. It felt more like a gradual, irresistible drift, but in retrospect, it might have been a sudden, overnight conversion. Maybe our local video store rented “The Hunger” one too many times.

Perhaps one teenager too many lay awake after midnight, unable to get Edward Gorey’s disturbing Black Doll image out of his head. Maybe a girl with 14 piercings in each ear sang Siouxsie and the Banshees’s “Cities in Dust” to her cat enough times to warp the entire light spectrum.

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Chris Keeley

homeless

September 18, 2008
 

City Reaches Deal on Shelter for Homeless

New York City agreed on Wednesday to codify standards for how homeless families seeking shelter should be treated in exchange for freedom from long-running judicial oversight that has led to millions of dollars in fines and has dictated much of the daily functioning of the city’s shelters.

The agreement, signed by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s top lawyer and the Legal Aid Society and ending a 25-year litigation marathon, would become effective upon court approval, expected in about a month.

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Chris Keeley

economy

Hey,

I just watched a short video of Barack Obama talking about how he's going to get our economy back on track.

He's offering real solutions, while John McCain is trying to distract Americans with false personal attacks. 

Watch the video and join this movement for change:

http://my.barackobama.com/economyvideo

Thanks.