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Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Brenda A.: "What games or imaginary friends did you make up as a kid?"

Good Grief

[Content Note: Homophobia.]Yesterday, ESPN aired a report on first out gay NFL player Michael Sam's bid to earn a spot on the St. Louis Rams' final roster which included information on Sam's showering habits: The reporter noted a "defensive...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; victim-blaming.]"He wasn't unarmed. He was armed with his incredibly strong, scary self."—The relentlessly execrable Ben Stein, discussing the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown.That...Show More Summary

Whoops for America 2: The Rewhoopsening

Mitt Romney keeps saying he's definitely for sure absolutely not running for president again, but that doesn't mean the all-time winner in being the least worst in Republican primaries isn't still Republicans' least worst of the possible...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

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

Wage Stagnation: Our Central Economic Challenge

[Content Note: Class warfare.]This economic report by Elise Gould for the Economic Policy Institute is a must-read: "Why America's Workers Need Faster Wage Growth—and What We Can Do About It." Here is just part of the intro:The last year has been a poor one for American workers' wages. Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Carole King & James Taylor: "You've Got a Friend"

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Racism] Charles Belk, a black film producer "who was in Beverly Hills to attend a pre-Emmy party Friday night, was handcuffed and detained for about six hours before authorities investigating...Show More Summary

John Crawford Update

[Content Note: Racism; guns; police brutality.]Earlier this month, I wrote about John Crawford, the 22-year-old black man in Ohio who was killed by police in a Walmart after another customer called 911 to report a man waving an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, even though Crawford was actually holding a BB/pellet rifle which is sold at the store. Show More Summary

Video Games!

In the spirit of our Books! thread yesterday: What video games are you currently playing? Anything you've played recently that you'd recommend?


[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; white supremacy; lynching.]Here is some difficult but important recommended reading that sets what happened, and what is ongoing, in Ferguson in context, both currently and historically:Jelani...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker RachelB: "What book / essay / article / poem that you read years ago are you still thinking about?"

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Police militarization.]"Fusion has learned that 184 state and local police departments have been suspended from the Pentagon's [controversial '1033 program' program to equip local and state police departments with military surplus weaponry] for missing weapons or failure to comply with other guidelines. Show More Summary


[Content Note: Homophobia.]As I mentioned earlier, the three judges empaneled for the 7th Circuit review of Indiana's and Wisconsin's same-sex marriage bans were predicted to lean toward equality. But Maude Almighty they really let the...Show More Summary

Good Grief

[Content Note: Christian Supremacy; anti-atheism.]Oh brother. Have y'all seen the trailer for God's Not Dead, the terrific new film starring Kevin Sorbo as a meany atheist professor who hates god? It actually came out in theaters (allegedly)...Show More Summary

Animal Rights Victory

[Content Note: Animal cruelty.]Earlier this year, we reached an important milestone when South Dakota became the final state in the US to enact a felony provision for animal cruelty. And now Oregon is leading the way in legally recognizing...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

"Yes, Two-Legs. Right there. FOREVER." 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: War] In Israel and Gaza: "Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to an indefinite ceasefire, putting an end to seven weeks of catastrophic loss of life and destruction—but on terms...Show More Summary

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