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Chuck Schumer, What Are You Even Doing?

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, quoted in the Washington Post over the weekend:"When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don't blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself," Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Show More Summary

On the New Look

So, as you may have noticed, Shakesville has a new look. It's just a cosmetic update: All the functionality is still the same.Shaker mdevile's amazing Teaspoon Charge banner, which went up in September 2014, was the longest-running banner in Shakesville's 13-year history. Show More Summary

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by lamplight.Recommended Reading:Julia Serano: [Content Note: Transphobic narratives] On Transgender People and 'Biological Sex' MythsRagen Chastain: [CN: Fat hatred] Slate's Hiring Policy: No Fat Chicks?Shay...Show More Summary

"Mooch" Is Settling in Nicely

So, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who has been regularly filling in for Sean Spicer when he was stuck in a bush or whatever, has been made White House Press Secretary, i.e. Spicer's old job. And Anthony Scaramucci has officially been announced...Show More Summary

We Resist: Day 183

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day. Show More Summary

Sean Spicer Has Resigned

Sean Spicer has reportedly resigned. Please clap. — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) July 21, 2017 Back to the bunny suit. #SeanSpicer — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) July 21, 2017 [If...Show More Summary

I Don't Like This One Bit

Next week, the Trump administration will reportedly announce a unilateral travel ban on U.S. citizens traveling to North Korea.Koryo Tours and Young Pioneer Tours, who both operate there, said the ban would be announced on 27 July to...Show More Summary

If You Make an Authoritarian President, He Will Behave Like an Authoritarian

This is what happens when a country decides to make its president an arrogant, nepotistic authoritarian with contempt for the rule of law: He shreds every last vestige of functional democratic systems if anyone tries to hold him or his family accountable for their corruption.Carol D. Show More Summary

Republicans Are "Dismayed" Again. Oh.

A group of Republican senators are dismayed at President Donald Trump's criticism of DOJ officials — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 21, 2017 They're always "dismayed" or "concerned" or "troubled," but never do anything about it. Show More Summary

Throwback Thursdays

Edinburgh, 2001. In the photo, I'm holding a Clann an Drumma CD, which I'd just purchased after seeing the band perform at the Scott Monument. I'm standing on the street leading into the housing estate at which Iain lived at the time.[Please share your own throwback pix in comments. Show More Summary

The Republican Party Has Abandoned All Pretense of Democratic Governance

[Content Note: Video may autoplay at link] Rebecca Shabad at CBS News: Senate GOP eyes Tuesday for Health Care Vote, But Exact Plan up in the Air.Calling the plan "up in the air" is far too kind. Republican Senate leadership straight-up...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker DesertRose: "If you enjoy reading, do you have a 'comfort book' or several? What is it/are they? One of mine is Pamela Dean's Tam Lin, which got me through my degree, because the main character is an English major as I was, and re-reading it helped lift my spirits and remind me why I was doing what I was doing."

Deplorables Regret Their Deplorable Vote

Twelve percent of them do, anyway: "About one in eight people who voted for [Donald] Trump said they are not sure they would do so again after witnessing Trump's tumultuous first six months in office, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

At first glance, you may think this is another rare image of Olivia not being naughty — but that's only because you didn't know that she's curled up asleep in my desk chair, from which I walked away for maybe two whole minutes to use the bathroom, lol. Show More Summary

We Resist: Day 182

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day. Show More Summary

"But What Is Harm?"

[Content Note: Discussion of assisted death.]Although this piece in the Guardian by Haider Javed Warraich has an absolutely dreadful headline, it is a very good piece on the history of right-to-die law and the current state of the assisted death debate in the United States. Show More Summary

On Trump's Latest Interview with the NYT

So, Donald Trump did another interview with the New York Times, extended excerpts from which [Content Note: video may autoplay at link] have been published for all of us to read and build core strength by repeatedly recoiling in horror.The...Show More Summary

Trump Hands Putin Another Gift

Greg Jaffe and Adam Entous at the Washington Post: Trump Ends Covert CIA Program to Arm Anti-Assad Rebels in Syria, a Move Sought by Moscow.[Donald] Trump has decided to end the CIA's covert program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, a move long sought by Russia, according to U.S. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute (+ Programming Note)

"Pet me." As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.I've got some stuff to do this afternoon, so I will be taking the rest of the day off. I'll see you back here tomorrow!

The Democracy Killers, Part Two

[Part One.]I have said once or twice or thrice or four times or a million times now that the Republican Party is currently behaving like a party who believes they will never have to be accountable to voters again.Exhibit Three Jillion:...Show More Summary

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