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Archived Since:September 10, 2008

Blog Post Archive

A Very Bad Choice

[Content Note: Misogyny; objectification; sexual assault.]We have a plumbing problem.Well, we did have a plumbing problem—a bathroom sink that simultaneously leaking and not draining. But then we called a plumber, and now it is fixed.The plumber who did the work—well, I might add—was a middle-aged white man. Show More Summary

"Our ethical standards will wither, and that will be one of Donald Trump’s first legacies as president."

[Content Note: Racism.]I've got a massive new piece at Shareblue, on incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's attack on Senate Democrats during the Trump transition press conference this morning, and Senate Democratic Leader...Show More Summary

So This Happened

Tommy Christopher at Shareblue: "Trump spokesman brushes off conflict of interest concerns; literally advertises Trump's hotel."Yeah. YEAH.

Daily Dose of Cute

Zelly and her toys, taking a nap. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Discussion Thread: The Last Day

Welcome to our last full day of Donald Trump not being our president. — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) January 19, 2017 Today is the last full day we have with President Obama as our president, and not Donald Trump. It still doesn't feel real. And, at the same time, it feels overwhelmingly, crushingly real.How are you doing?

This, Too, Is Real

"It wasn't Donald Trump that divided this country, this country has been divided for a long time!" Stated today by Reverend Franklin Graham. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2017 "But Donald Trump sure exploits and has thus exacerbated that division every single chance he gets!" Stated today by Melissa McEwan. Show More Summary


This is real. THIS IS REAL.When President-elect Donald J. Trump offered Rick Perry the job of energy secretary five weeks ago, Mr. Perry gladly accepted, believing he was taking on a role as a global ambassador for the American oil and gas industry that he had long championed in his home state.In the days after, Mr. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Heather T: "Do you have a memory of doing something for the first time with the intensity that children have when they're really trying to figure something out? (i.e., for me, it was ice skating)"For me it was roller skating. Show More Summary

More Afternoon Reading

Tommy Christopher: Sen. Whitehouse demands HHS nominee explain how we can trust him with health policy if he denies settled science.Dianna E. Anderson: EPA nominee Pruitt shows appalling lack of knowledge on lead contamination.TommyShow More Summary

My Fellow Americans

Deep breath.This is just a terrible and unfortunate reminder that this guy will be your president in two days. "Here's what I want: A swan, but real angry, and it's a chair but it's also a fountain, so it looks like the swan is barfing while I'm sitting on it. Show More Summary

Some Midday Reading

Tommy Christopher: Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services nominee is in a heap of ethics trouble.Leah McElrath: The case against Trump: He clearly knew about Russian interference.Tommy Christopher: Trump rages against the Today...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

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

Discussion Thread: Four Simultaneous Hearings

There are four simultaneous confirmation hearings happening right now: Nikki Haley for U.N. Ambassador; Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services; Wilbur Ross for Commerce Secretary; and Scott Pruitt for EPA chief.How thoughtful and democratic of the Republicans to schedule all four hearings at the exact same time.TRANSPARENCY!Anyway. Show More Summary


Trump unveils his 2020 slogan: "Keep America Great" — The Hill (@thehill) January 18, 2017 So all it took to "Make America Great Again" was electing Trump, apparently. More Summary

DeVos Hearing Lowlights

[Content Note: Rape culture; homophobia; disablism.]Some of the worst moments from the confirmation hearing for Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. (Videos with transcripts at Shareblue links.)Dianna E. Anderson: DeVos refuses to commit to protections for campus sexual assault victims.Alison R. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Hellianne: "What's something that you think is widely underrated, something that you feel has wonderful qualities that few others appreciate?"

Discussion Thread: DeVos Hearing

The confirmation for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, is happening right now. Here's some important background I wrote on DeVos, in case you need to get up to speed: Trump enlists Betsy DeVos to help him...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Bigotry.]"After I discovered who Trump is and the way that he conducted himself, I was never going to go to the inauguration. I never planned, I never contemplated even going near any of those activities or those events. Show More Summary

On the Marches

[Content Note: Privilege; misogyny.]I'm feeling energized by the upcoming Women's March on Washington and the Sister Marches to take place on January 21, 2017, the day after Trump's inauguration. I still feel fearful, angry, and upset about Trump's electoral college win. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

I MEAN. ? 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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