Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Holding the Line

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Holding the Line
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Equality Riders and community members held a silent vigil at the edge of campus, punctuated only by periodic singing of hymns and speaking of Biblical verses.

The Soulforce Equality Ride traveled to Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, to attempt to dialogue with students about the college’s religious-based discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender students. The Riders and dozens of community members, who were committed to and trained for nonviolence, were barred from campus and met with more than 100 armed state police.

For coverage and an excellent short video on the nonviolent vigil for queer rights at Patrick Henry College, see "Young, Gay Christians, On a Bumpy Bus Ride," in The Washington Post, April 13, 2007. An account and video from a Rider is available at www.interstateq.com/archives/1978/, and more photos can be found at www.adambritt.net/photos/Events/PHC.html.

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Holding the Line

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Holding the Line
Colleges In Virginia
Image by quixoticlife
The Equality Riders’ vigil was nonviolent, spiritually-based witnessing for an end to religious-based oppression.

The Soulforce Equality Ride traveled to Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, to attempt to dialogue with students about the college’s religious-based discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender students. The Riders and dozens of community members, who were committed to and trained for nonviolence, were barred from campus and met with more than 100 armed state police.

For coverage and an excellent short video on the nonviolent vigil for queer rights at Patrick Henry College, see "Young, Gay Christians, On a Bumpy Bus Ride," in The Washington Post, April 13, 2007. An account and video from a Rider is available at www.interstateq.com/archives/1978/, and more photos can be found at www.adambritt.net/photos/Events/PHC.html.

door, utility room – 1 – painted (Home Depot color match problems), DSL line not hanging so pitifully, concrete wall painted – IMG_3302 (20110720)

door, utility room – 1 – painted (Home Depot color match problems), DSL line not hanging so pitifully, concrete wall painted – IMG_3302 (20110720)
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Well! Much better now! Still bad, but at least now it looks like a bad paint job instead of a door about to fall apart. And the DSL line is much better now too.

Our utility room door. Not opened since the 1990s — had to be pried back shut. Used to have a wooden storm door, until one year it just collapsed and disintegrated from the elements (which is why there is a piece of wood attached to hinges on the right). The cinder block wall to our patio (left) is in crap condition too — but maybe the paint will help keep out the moisture and make it last a bit longer.

You can see where the cats ripped open the blinds so they could look open the window. This is an orange cat thing; our other cats didn’t do this.

You can see our DSL line hanging down. Originally it was worse, with cracked/missing wire insulation exposing inside wires all over the place. Combination of what I can only assume was cheap wire, combined with snow, ice, rain, and kudzu twisting the wires taut all the time. I used many many feet of electrical tape to patch up the outside of the water, and to preemptively cover up cracks that were going to end up getting worse later ("a stitch in time saves nine"). I wedged it behind various trim pieces whenever possible, with the extra slack hanging around our electric meter. DSL saved! The internet and phone companies will NOT fix this line for less than 0 per visit if it breaks. Last time it took them two visits because I wasn’t there to point at where the wire was broken. COVAD are dicks. This shit is important. It shouldn’t be considered inside wiring, but it is. Once it’s past your junction box, it’s all "inside" wiring, even if it’s outside! Typical corporate doublespeak; outside becomes inside in the world of profiting off your consumers. I am the 99%, goddamnit.

Damn kudzu is already climbing up the door again, despite us weed-wacking the hell out of it just weeks before.

Home Depot’s color-matching skills with Behr paint-with-prime vs Behr paint-without-prime leaves a lot to be desired. A LOT. Our color mis-matching here is what you get when you take the same paint back and ask them to match the existing paint. They, er, uh… don’t. No refunds! a gallon paint-with-primer, a gallon paint-without-primer, tons of brushes, paint thinner, rags, elbow grease — And you get this! Mis-matched color!

DSL line, Home Depot color matching, cinder blocks, concrete wall, house maintenance, kudzu, mismatched paint, utility room door.
after painting.

side yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

July 20, 2011.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: While dealing with Farmers insurance & Progressive/Homesite insurance’s dropping our policy for us having peeling window sill paint (among other things), we had to do a bunch of house repairs. While painting our window sills, we also painted other surfaces that needed painting, such as doors, railings, soffits, stairs, gutters, pipes, and cinder block walls.

door, utility room – 0 – peeling paint, DSL line repairs – IMG_3077 (20110614)

door, utility room – 0 – peeling paint, DSL line repairs – IMG_3077 (20110614)
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
Our utility room door. Not opened since the 1990s — had to be pried back shut. Used to have a wooden storm door, until one year it just collapsed and disintegrated from the elements (which is why there is a piece of wood attached to hinges on the right). The cinder block wall to our patio (left) is in crap condition too — but maybe the paint will help keep out the moisture and make it last a bit longer.

You can see where the cats ripped open the blinds so they could look open the window. This is an orange cat thing; our other cats didn’t do this.

You can see our DSL line hanging down. Originally it was worse, with cracked/missing wire insulation exposing inside wires all over the place. Combination of what I can only assume was cheap wire, combined with snow, ice, rain, and kudzu twisting the wires taut all the time. I used many many feet of electrical tape to patch up the outside of the water, and to preemptively cover up cracks that were going to end up getting worse later ("a stitch in time saves nine"). I wedged it behind various trim pieces whenever possible, with the extra slack hanging around our electric meter. DSL saved! The internet and phone companies will NOT fix this line for less than 0 per visit if it breaks. Last time it took them two visits because I wasn’t there to point at where the wire was broken. COVAD are dicks. This shit is important. It shouldn’t be considered inside wiring, but it is. Once it’s past your junction box, it’s all "inside" wiring, even if it’s outside! Typical corporate doublespeak; outside becomes inside in the world of profiting off your consumers. I am the 99%, goddamnit.

Damn kudzu is already climbing up the door again, despite us weed-wacking the hell out of it just weeks before.

DSL line, cinder blocks, concrete wall, electrical tape, house maintenance, utility room door.
before painting.

side yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

June 14, 2011.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: While dealing with Farmers insurance & Progressive/Homesite insurance’s dropping our policy for us having peeling window sill paint (among other things), we had to do a bunch of house repairs. While painting our window sills, we also painted other surfaces that needed painting, such as doors, railings, soffits, stairs, gutters, pipes, and cinder block walls.

20101013 – 808 & 6166lepuss X-X-X Wedding Imposition Tour – GEDC1554 – fixing my brake line – Clint, 808

20101013 – 808 & 6166lepuss X-X-X Wedding Imposition Tour – GEDC1554 – fixing my brake line – Clint, 808
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
808 helped us out with are cars, which was an amazing help to us! What would have been a several hundred dollar repair was reduced to the cost of a .29 part. It helped that he had a lot of tools and know-how. 808 is one of the handiest people I’ve ever met. We also split a pair of jack stands, as you don’t want to be under a car with only the tire-changing wuss-jack standing between you and getting crushed.

I even got to re-use the cardboard box from the quesadilla maker we got at a yard sale for recently — to lay on while under the car. Way more comfortable than rocks. And the boogeyboard was too thick for under the car.

At this point, I think we’d replaced the brake line, and were now getting ready to remove the tire in order to bleed the brake system.

808, Clint.
fixing brake line.
Pontiac Bonneville 1993 car, cardboard, jack, jack stand, tire, tools, vice grip, wrenches.

front yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

October 13, 2010.
Pic by 808.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: After 808 and Gigglepuss got married at the SubGenius GFY NYC Devival, they went on a cross-country Honeymoon tour visiting various SubGenii in their home towns. We were the first destination, and among the first to get their heads measured.

Miners Line Up to Go Into the Elevator Shaft at the Virginia-Pocahontas Coal Company Mine #4 near Richlands, Virginia 04/1974

Miners Line Up to Go Into the Elevator Shaft at the Virginia-Pocahontas Coal Company Mine #4 near Richlands, Virginia 04/1974
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Original Caption: Miners Line Up to Go Into the Elevator Shaft at the Virginia-Pocahontas Coal Company Mine #4 near Richlands, Virginia the Man at the Right Wears a Red Hat Which Means He Is a New Miner and Has Worked Below Less Than a Month. His Belt Also Shows Less Wear Than the Others. The Miner at the Left Carries Red Man Chewing Tobacco, Used by Many of the Men Because They Cannot Smoke in the Mines. They Also Prefer to Carry Their Own Water Rather Than Use What the Company Provides 04/1974

U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 412-DA-13886

Photographer: Corn, Jack, 1929-

Subjects:
Richlands (Tazewell county, Virginia, United States) inhabited place
Environmental Protection Agency
Project DOCUMERICA

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20101013 – 808 & 6166lepuss X-X-X Wedding Imposition Tour – GEDC1555 – fixing my brake line – Clint

20101013 – 808 & 6166lepuss X-X-X Wedding Imposition Tour – GEDC1555 – fixing my brake line – Clint
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Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
808 helped us out with are cars, which was an amazing help to us! What would have been a several hundred dollar repair was reduced to the cost of a .29 part. It helped that he had a lot of tools and know-how. 808 is one of the handiest people I’ve ever met. We also split a pair of jack stands, as you don’t want to be under a car with only the tire-changing wuss-jack standing between you and getting crushed.

I even got to re-use the cardboard box from the quesadilla maker we got at a yard sale for recently.

Here I am getting a visual look at the bleeder valve for my rear-left brake line. Oh so conveniently placed in such a way that you have to remove the tire to get to it. But hey, I actually know how to bleed the brake system now.

If another brake leak sprung up in the exact same part of the car, I might actually be able to fix it myself now! It was actually really easy, mental wise. Just a pain in the ass. But not nearly as insurmountable as I had initially thought. Between Matthew and 808’s help, I’m starting to realize that cars are a lot like PCs: Not really that hard, and not really that exact of a science either. Things don’t have to be perfectly matched up, or done to spec. If I had accepted the insurance company’s "totaling" of my car last year, I’d be about 00 poorer by now.

(That shirt I’m wearing is from the company that paid for my house. It has outlived the company by a decade or so. It got bought out then pretty much dissolved. I got ,000 in free money AFTER quitting the company. Slack!)

Clint.
fixing brake line.
Pontiac Bonneville 1993 car, cardboard, jack, jack stand, tire, tools, vice grip, wrenches.

front yard, Clint and Carolyn’s house, Alexandria, Virginia.

October 13, 2010.
Pic by 808.

… Read my blog at ClintJCL.wordpress.com
… Read Carolyn’s blog at CarolynCASL.wordpress.com

BACKSTORY: After 808 and Gigglepuss got married at the SubGenius GFY NYC Devival, they went on a cross-country Honeymoon tour visiting various SubGenii in their home towns. We were the first destination, and among the first to get their heads measured.