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The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by dirt.Recommended Reading:Tracy: [Content Note: Transphobia; violence] TDoR Is Forever, but Transphobia Doesn't Have to Bestavvers: [CN: Sexual assault; rape culture] On Ched Evans, Rehabilitation, and...Show More Summary

Republicans Sue Over Affordable Care Act

And here we go:House Republicans filed a long-threatened lawsuit Friday against the Obama administration over unilateral actions on the health care law that they say are abuses of the president's executive authority.The lawsuit — filed...Show More Summary

Garbage Treasures! (And Happy Birthday to Deeks!)

As you may recall, Deeky collects and saves useless garbage like we're beyond Thunderdome and useless garbage is now a form of currency and he's a garbageaire. Then, instead of throwing it away, he throws pieces of his fancy detritus...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Misogyny.]"We wish to express our support for members of the community who rightly brought this issue to the fore, and we condemn the unreasonable attacks they experienced as a result, which caused deep distress in our...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Earlier today, I walked into the living room to find Zelda curled up on the loveseat using her big plush ducky as a pillow: When I sat down on the ottoman beside her to give her all the snuggles because she is SUCH A GOOD GIRL, she rolled...Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There is a strobe-light effect in this video.] The Spin Doctors: "Two Princes" This week's TMNS brought to you by the number two. I bet you thought the Open Threads were gonna be brought to you by the number two! Did I fool ya?! Btw, this is one of my most loathed songs of all time. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Extreme weather; death] The snow has slowed in and around Buffalo, after a truly epic (in the old sense of the world) snowstorm, which caused 13 deaths, including two elderly residents of a nursing home yesterday, who died during an evacuation when the roof began buckling. Show More Summary

How Magnanimous

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism.]Officer Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, may resign from the force:Officer Darren Wilson is close to resigning from the Ferguson...Show More Summary

So the President Gave a Speech Last Night... which he announced a series of executive actions on immigration that will provide at least temporary relief to nearly five million undocumented immigrants in the US.Some relevant links: The transcript of his address. The White House Fact Sheet on the announced executive actions. Show More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by a sand sculpture of the Yellow Brick Road and its travelers.

Question of the Day

What words inspire you when you are feeling defeated by the world?

It's the Simple Things

Every year around the holidays, I get some emails from people asking if they can send me a little gift. Most of them have something in mind, often something they've made (yay!), but occasionally someone will ask me if I want or need anything. Show More Summary


[Content Note: Misogynoir; racism.]I don't even know where to fucking begin:The children's author Daniel Handler has apologized for an "ill-conceived" joke he made about the black American writer Jacqueline Woodson while hosting theShow More Summary

Jamie Oliver: Still the Worst

[Content Note: Child abuse.]Jamie Oliver is basically a professional bully, who has, among other things, donned a fat suit as part of his eliminationist campaign against fat people, so I'm not entirely surprised that he's publicly bragging...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Earsies. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...House Republicans have passed legislation that forbids scientists from advising the Environmental Protection Agency on their own research: "In what might be the most ridiculous aspect of the whole...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Class warfare.]"The Republicans have a pretty simple philosophy: They say if those at the top have more—more power for Wall Street players to do whatever they want and more money for tax cuts than somehow they can be counted on to build the economy for everyone else. Show More Summary

Today in Fat Hatred

[Content Note: Fat hatred; eliminationism.]There is an absolutely breathtaking article in Fortune today, accompanied by an image of Chinese children stretching poolside at a "fat camp," because the pathologization of fat children (who...Show More Summary

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