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I See What You're Doing There

[Content Note: Homophobia; misogyny; rape culture.]So, there's this meme going around that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has supported same-sex marriage for decades. A Salon headline declares: "Bernie Sanders supported...Show More Summary

Tweet of the Day

Paul Feig, co-writer and director of the upcoming all-female Ghostbusters film tweeted this image of the new Ghostbusters' uniforms yesterday. Are you excited?! I AM SO EXCITED!!!

The Good News and the Bad News

[Content Note: Class warfare; worker exploitation.]The Good News is that President Obama has announced plans to make a significant change to the overtime exemption: Here's a convenient way of getting more work out of your employees,Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Quinalla: "What fandom, hobby, sport, etc. do you really get into and why do you think you are so into it? (None of course is always an acceptable answer!)"

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Patriarchy; rape culture.]"What if bros were safe? What if they weren't dangerous, sexist homophobes, but instead tender and kind—both to each other and to the women in their midst? What if packs of jovial, tank-topped...Show More Summary

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by the color yellow.Recommended Reading:TLC: [Content Note: Transphobia; anti-immigrationism] ICE Issues New Guidance on Transgender Detainees; #Not1More et. al. Explain Why It's Not EnoughLibby Anne: [CN:...Show More Summary

Car Chase in Detroit Ends with Two Dead Children

[Content Note: Death; injury; police misconduct; racism.]In an absolutely terrible story out of Detroit, police officers did not cease pursuing during a car chase once it entered a populous residential neighborhood, and two black children...Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There is a strobe-light effect in this video.] Starship: "We Built This City"

Daily Dose of Cute

Sophie spies something! 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...[Content Note: Death penalty; environmental harm] Well, that was short-lived: The Supreme Court is back to disappointing the hell out of me, issuing two terrible opinions this morning: In Glossip v. Show More Summary

Just the Most Spiteful, Indefensible Garbage

[Content Note: Homophobia.]Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a statement yesterday in which he argued that county clerks in Texas can refuse to issue marriage licenses if they have a religious objection to same-sex marriage, despite...Show More Summary

Bree Newsome, Y'all

[Content Note: White supremacy.]Over the weekend, a 30-year-old black woman named Bree Newsome, who is an activist, filmmaker, and musician, strapped herself into climbing gear, scaled the 30-foot flagpole at the South Carolina state capitol, and removed the Confederate flag. Show More Summary

Six Black Churches Burned

[Content Note: Terrorism; arson; white supremacy.]Last Thursday, I mentioned that a predominantly black Baptist church in Charlotte, North Carolina, had been destroyed by a fire which was being investigated as arson. That was not, unfortunately, the only one. Show More Summary

The Virtual Pub Is Open!

[Explanations: lol your fat. pathetic anger bread. hey your gay.] TFIF, Shakers! Belly up to the bar, and name your poison! (And please don't forget to tip your bartender!)

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by RAINBOWS.Recommended Reading:Michael: First Gay Couples Get Marriage Licenses in Arkansas, Texas, Tennessee, NebraskaJessica: [CN: War on agency] Kansas Judge Blocks GOP's Radical Abortion BanLizzie:...Show More Summary

It Is So Ordered

[Content Note: Homophobia; misogyny; religious supremacy.]There are a lot of reasons I really love Justice Anthony Kennedy's opinion on Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage nationally. But my favorite thing is howShow More Summary

Amazing Grace

President Obama just delivered the eulogy at Rev. Pinckney's funeral in Charleston. I will post video and a transcript below when they become available.He ended the service by singing "Amazing Grace," and the entire room joined him.As...Show More Summary

...But What do the Hateful Dipshits Think?

[CN:anti-marriage equality hate, religious supremacy] In the light of today's amazing pro-equality Supreme Court ruling, a lot of news outlets have rushed to find out what the various presidential candidates think about this, especially the ever-growing number boarding the GOP Bullet Train to the Future Wagonette to the 19th Century. Show More Summary

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