Please Stand With Planned Parenthood

I know I don’t get much in the way of traffic, but every voice added to this message is important.

As some of you know today the House of Representatives voted to cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Should the Senate follow suit this would be a tragedy for millions of Americans.

Planned Parenthood is more than a family planning clinic, to some Americans it is the only form of basic health care they have access to. When I hit times of no health insurance Planned Parenthood was there to help me stay on top of my health with STD testing, contraceptives, and my annual cervical exams.

We can’t sit idly by and let our Government threaten to take away a service that is so inherently valuable to so many Americans. Please take the time sign the petition to the Senate to not vote to cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

I stand with Planned Parenthood. Will you?

HIAM. My Thoughts.

Why?

Because I can, that’s why.

The video for Britney Spears new single “Hold It Against Me” debuted last night and it set twitter and much of the blogosphere on fire.

This video had a ton of press leading up to it. From the hype of the single leak to the 15 day teaser clip countdown, Brit’s media machine was in full effect. Whoever you have on PR, give them bonuses.

However, as effective as the hype was, the video itself was kind of a let down. Where did the people who worked on the Circus videos go? Those were awesome and totally fit the songs. In comparison to almost any old Britney video HIAM falls flat. (The exceptions to this are “Do Something” and everything from Blackout.) The lack of a storyline or message really hurts the video. You want to be generic, “it’s about the media pressure” go watch Rhianna’s video for “S&M” and take some notes. That is how you use the celebrity/media dichotomy effectively in a video. The message still fits the song.

Dance wise… well, the really fast edits and lack of lighting really reinforce the rumor that Brit got a dance double. The only times we see her face during the dance scenes it is with a close up. Of course if I hadn’t heard the rumor about the dance double in the first place it wouldn’t have been so obvious. Reconsider those PR bonuses.

The song is fun and infectiously catchy and there is no doubt this album is going to be huge, I’m just disappointed with the video.

Android, resitance was futile.

I have abandoned the world of crackberry. Sorry RIM but your phones just aren’t cutting it anymore.

I’m using a Samsung Epic, and so far it is made of WIN. My husband wants to take it from me, but he has to wait to get one of his own. This probably won’t affect my updating schedule (you know, that non existent one) I just wanted to share my glee over shiny technology.