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Slàinte mhor a h-uile là a chi 's nach fhaic!

Well, I didn't quite want to end the year this abruptly, lol, but my laptop really didn't cooperate with my plan! The good news is that it's back in working order, and that I had backed up everything before the hard drive died, so I didn't lose anything major. Show More Summary

Blog Note

Welp, my laptop just died. It started making a horrendous grinding sound, and then crashed, and won't restart, so I think the hard drive is fucked. The local repair shop opens at 10 CT, so I'll take it over then and hope they can sort it out quickly. In the meantime, I'm without a computer. I'll keep you posted.

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker lupinella12: "What 'out-dated' fashion choice will you always make?"LOL all of them?

Awwwwww lol

Let's all watch (or read the transcript of) this puppy dancing excitedly when zie spies hir owner arriving to pick hir up from doggy daycare: Video Description: A small chocolate poodle stands on hir hind legs behind a short pet gate at a doggy daycare center. Show More Summary

YES! A+ Casting!

The Good Wife is probably my favorite currently airing show on television. There isn't a weak spot among the entire cast: Everyone is brilliant. So it's really saying something when I say that Mike Colter, who plays Lemond Bishop, is a stand-out among the excellent cast. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Torture.]"Starting a criminal investigation is not about payback; it is about ensuring that this never happens again and regaining the moral credibility to rebuke torture by other governments. Because of the Senate's report,...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

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

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by frost.Recommended Reading:Prison Culture: [Content Note: Carcerality; violence; racism; misogynoir] 13 Things That We Re-Learned About the Prison Industrial Complex in 2014Jim: [CN: Homophobia] Taiwan...Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Police brutality; racism] And again: "The Wisconsin National Guard began calling up members over the weekend to respond, if needed, to protests in Milwaukee related to the fatal shooting of Dontre Hamilton by a Milwaukee police officer. Show More Summary

Discussion Thread: Holiday Dread

[Content Note for Christian Supremacy, privilege, and various dysfunctional family dynamics and abuse, covering the entirety of the thread.] Does your family look like this? Mine, neither. It's the most wonderful time of the year. Except for when it's not. Show More Summary

Man Shoots Girlfriend, Then Kills Two NYPD Cops

[Content Note: Guns; violence; murder; self-harm; racism; misogyny.]Saturday afternoon, a man named Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot his ex-girlfriend, Shaneka Thompson, in Baltimore, before driving to New York City, where he shot and killed two police officers sitting in their cruiser, Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. Show More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by a sundae. (See what I did there? You see what I did there.)

Open Thread

Hosted by "Saturday Night" by the Bay City Rollers.

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Police bruality; racism.]"Clearly some were not telling the truth."—St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch, admitting that some of the witnesses who appeared before the grand jury tasked with deciding whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who killed Michael Brown, lied during their testimony. Show More Summary

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by foil.Recommended Reading:Elena, Neha, and Jean: [Content Note: Misogyny; harassment] MIT Computer Scientists' Reddit AMA Proves the Point about Gender in STEMScott: [CN: Rape culture; harassment; intimidation]...Show More Summary

So, the President Had a Press Conference

Earlier today, President Obama had his end-of-the-year press conference, and here is something interesting that happened: LOL. Awesome.I suppose a cynical person might suggest the President did this as a stunt so people would talk about his calling on only female reporters instead of on the content of his responses to those reporters. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Olivia, asleep with her paw on her head, little pink nose just sticking out. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

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