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I'm taking the day off today, because I'm feeling under the weather—literally. We had a real house-shaker of a storm here last night, after a super humid day. The swing in bariatric pressure (I guess?) has my sinuses feeling like they're...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

"I wish to emphasize our genuine wish to have a constructive relationship with The New York Times. But we also are extremely troubled by the events that went into this erroneous report, and will be looking forward to discussing our concerns...Show More Summary

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by cackling.Recommended Reading:Kenrya: [Content Note: Police brutality; misogynoir] Raynette Turner: The Latest Black Woman to Die in Police CustodyJohn: [CN: Police misconduct; homophobia; disablism]Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Adele: "Love Song"(See what I did there?)This week's TMNS has been brought to you by The Cure.

Daily Dose of Cute

Little Ms. Sophie. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Primarily Speaking

[NB: Not only women need access to abortion, but Rand Paul doesn't think about that.] I'm so excited! And I just can't hide it! I love I love I love the primaries and I just can't hide it! Are you as excited as I am! I BET YOU ARE! If...Show More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by Tatooine.This week's Open Threads have been brought to you by the letter T.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...This is very good news: "The World Health Organization announced Friday that an Ebola vaccine has shown great promise in halting the spread of the deadly virus during a clinical trial in Guinea....Show More Summary

Charly "Africa" Keunang: Update

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; death; descriptions of violence; victim-blaming.]In March, I wrote about the police killing of a homeless man known as Africa in Los Angeles. Five officers descended on Africa, with one of the officers (wrongly) claiming that Africa had seized his gun. Show More Summary

"Surveyors were unable to find any non-compliance with state regulations."

[Content Note: War on agency.]Republican Indiana Governor Mike Pence, along with several other Republican governors, thought it would be a terrific idea to exploit whatever public disapproval of Planned Parenthood had arisen from CMP's...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Amarie: "What is your favorite music/background noise to work to? And it can be any kind of work you do: writing, exercising, painting..."I hardly ever listen to music while I work, because I prefer to write in silence. Show More Summary

Eeeeeeeeeeeee! THE CUTE!

Below: A video of a baby elephant playing with birds. I repeat: A BABY ELEPHANT PLAYING WITH BIRDS. Video Description: A baby elephant stands in the middle of a paved road, with wild grass and trees on either side. A bunch of small birds (possibly sparrows?) fly around the elephant, teasing her. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Olivia Twist It's so misleading that I post so many pictures of Livs when she's sleeping, because she is THE BUSIEST CAT who ever catted. Basically, the only time she slows down enough for me to get a picture of her is when she's asleep, lol!As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Primarily Speaking

Since I've already covered what the Democratic candidates are (not) doing, here's a round-up of some of the goings-on with the Republican candidates. All eleventy million of them.Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for president, making him the 17th major Republican candidate. Show More Summary


[Content Note: Misogyny; street harassment; patriarchy. CN: Video autoplays at second link.]This is a great piece by Jess Zimmerman about a video produced by Cosmo entitled "Men React to Their Girlfriends Getting Catcalled," in which,...Show More Summary

The War on Agency, Continued

[Content Note: Anti-choice terrorism; war on agency.]In good news: The Los Angeles Superior Court has issued a temporary restraining order which prevents the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of employees of StemExpress, a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; death] Raymond Tensing, the former University of Cincinnati police officer who has been charged with murder for shooting and killing Sam Dubose during aShow More Summary


This is one of a series of images by photographer Dave Lane, taken of the Milky Way following a storm at the Abyss Pool in Yellowstone National Park. Via Mika, who writes that Lane "spent 4 months colour-correcting the night time images to match them to the natural colours seen in the daytime at Yellowstone National Park. Show More Summary

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