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Archived Since:September 10, 2008

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Friday Links!

This list o' links brought to you by soccer.Recommended Reading:Russell Brandom at the Verge: Russia's Troll Identities Were More Sophisticated Than Anyone ThoughtKayleigh Donaldson at Pajiba: [Content Note: Sexual harassment] YoungShow More Summary

#365feministselfie: Week 7

I am again participating in the #365feministselfie project, now entering its fifth year, and promised a thread for others to share selfies and/or talk about the project, visibility generally, self-apprecation, and related topics. SoShow More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Don't even THINK about trying to take Sophie's plushy bunny away from her! (It's Dudley's bunny.) (She will literally do nothing if you take away her bunny except mew pitifully.) (Don't tell her I told you that.) (Don't take away her bunny.)As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

We Resist: Day 393

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures (plus the occasional non-Republican who obliges us to resist their nonsense, too, like we don't have...Show More Summary

Rick Gates Reportedly Close to Deal with Mueller

In January, I noted a report by Katelyn Polantz at CNN that former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates, who was arrested and charged with his longtime associate Paul Manafort in October, was thought to be negotiating a deal with Special Counsel...Show More Summary

Trump Is Compromised

It's not news, of course, that Donald Trump, the sitting president of the United States, is compromised by his own lechery. But a long profile by Ronan Farrow at the New Yorker, published today, details the breadth of how compromised...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Sue Kerr: "What is the very first book (or other material) you remember reading?"Walt Disney's Story Land. The 1962 edition. That's not my copy, which I think was passed down to my nephew; I just grabbed those pictures from an Etsy listing. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Two good kitty girls, keeping me company while I work. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Missing Security Clearances; Major Security Threats

Like Rob Porter, the erstwhile White House Staff Secretary whose history of domestic abuse was overlooked by the Trump administration, an alarming number of top White House staffers still lack permanent security clearances. As I previously...Show More Summary

On the Parkland School Shooting

[Content Note: Guns; death; injury; domestic violence.]Yesterday in Parkland, Florida, a 19-year-old named Nikolas Cruz went to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, from which he had been expelled, and began shooting with a semiautomatic rifle. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Mama_Skywalker: "What simple thing would you like to be better at? I am terrible at eating alone."Picking up additional languages. Some people would disagree that qualifies as a "simple thing," but simple is relative. I know people for whom picking up new languages is simple, so I guess the point is that I wish it were simple for me.

Storytelling: A Man, a Shopping Cart, and Why We Can't Have Nice Things

If you click the embedded sound file, you will hear me telling a story about something I saw recently and how it felt emblematic of the routine failures of responsibility and kindness that underwrite the erosion of democratic social infrastructure, in the vacuum of which authoritarianism thrives. Show More Summary

This Is Very Scary

[Content Note: Food insecurity.]I have been saying for a very long time that Republicans think people aren't entitled to food. I have been collecting receipts.Trump is the inevitable endgame of modern Republicanism, so naturally he agrees that people aren't entitled to food. Show More Summary

On Valentine's Day

Today is Valentine's Day in the United States and some other parts of the world. Some people love Valentine's Day, other people hate it, some people are indifferent to it; for other people it can be a difficult day, for myriad reasons.On...Show More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by a red sofa. Have a seat and chat. I'm still feeling pretty rough, but I'll get some content up today. It will be a light day, as I try to ease back into it.

Open Thread + Programming Note

Hosted by a turquoise sofa. Have a seat and chat.I need another day. See you tomorrow.

Open Thread + Programming Note

Hosted by a purple sofa. Have a seat and chat. After a particularly tough couple of weeks for me personally, and a not-great weekend, I am really running low on emotional resources, so I am taking the day off. (No well-wishing is needed or desired. Please just use the Open Thread for regular discussion.)

Friday Links!

This list o' links brought to you by cucumber water.Recommended Reading:Nicole Knight at Rewire: [Content Note: Anti-choice terrorism] Indiana Man Faces Charges of Abortion Clinic Threats: 'I Will Blow You Up If I Have To'Jeffry J. Iovannone...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Sophie Look at that wee face of thunder because I woke her from hour four of her daily 23-hour nap! ????As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

We Resist: Day 386

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures (plus the occasional non-Republican who obliges us to resist their nonsense, too, like we don't have...Show More Summary

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