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Archived Since:September 10, 2008

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The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by swirls.Recommended Reading:Maya: [Content Note: Racism; xenophobia] "I've Never Felt Less Welcome in This Country."Pam: [CN: White straight cis privilege; war on agency] Pondering What Happened in the...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

The essence of Dudley. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today..."Scotland's first minister has said a second independence referendum is 'highly likely' after the UK voted to leave the EU. Nicola Sturgeon said it was "democratically unacceptable" that Scotland faced the prospect of being taken out of the EU against its will. Show More Summary

Hard Pass

[Content Note: Hostility to consent; bullying.]I've never liked a Republican presidential candidate in my lifetime. Especially not since I've been old enough to vote. My first election was '92, the year I turned 18. The Republican candidate was then-President George H.W. Show More Summary

Elections Matter

[Content Note: Anti-immigrationism; white supremacy.]I've got two new pieces up at BNR, both broadly on the subject of why elections are so important.First: A piece about the SCOTUS non-decision on immigration yesterday, which was the...Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders Says He's Likely to Vote for Hillary Clinton, But Still Won't Endorse Her

Who will Bernie Sanders vote for in November? "In all likelihood it will go to Hillary Clinton," Sanders says. — CNN (@CNN) June 24, 2016 CNN's Chris Cuomo: No endorsement of Hillary Clinton. Simply stated: When...Show More Summary

Brexit: The Vote Is In

[Content Note: Racism; white nationalism; Nazi reference.]Yesterday, the UK went to the polls to vote on the Brexit referendum, the central issue of which was whether the UK would remain part of the European Union. (If you need a primer...Show More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by an emu. [Video Description: An emu plays in a garden sprinkler in a backyard. She rolls around on the ground beside it, twisting her body and neck into a seemingly impossible position! Then she stands back up for more sprinkler fun-time.]

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Bellspice: "What webcomics do you read on the regular?"


[Content Note: Misogyny; eliminationist rhetoric.]I've got a new piece at BNR about CNN's reportedly having hired fired Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski: CNN's decision is particularly objectionable given that Corey Lewandowski...Show More Summary

Okay, Bernie

Bernie Sanders, fresh off saying with a straight face "It doesn't appear that I'm going to be the nominee," has now written a piece for the Washington Post about what he and his supporters want: "Here's what we want."Just for the record: "To defeat Donald Trump" appears nowhere in the piece.I'm not suggesting he doesn't want that. Show More Summary


"Don't have standards; you might scare him off." This is the opposite of good advice. Do not take this advice. — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) June 10, 2016 So much advice given to straight women about relationships is, at its root, about lowering our standards for men. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...The Supreme Court has issued a number of big decisions today: 1. "The Supreme Court has placed new limits on state laws that make it a crime for motorists suspected of drunken driving to refuse alcohol tests. Show More Summary

This Is Ridiculous

Heaving sigh. This is where we are: The media is so desperate to turn this campaign into a horserace that they are quoting Donald Trump's shitcanned campaign manager as proof that Trump is definitely totally certainly absolutely forShow More Summary

I Guess He Would Think That

[Content Note: Guns; gun violence. Video may autoplay at link.]Speaker of the House Paul Ryan thinks the Democrats' sit-in in protest of Republican obstructionism on gun reform is a "publicity stunt."Paul Ryan called the Democratic lawmakers'...Show More Summary

This Photo Is Everything

Posted on Rep. John Lewis' Facebook page, with the caption: "We have a mission, a mandate, and a moral obligation to speak up and speak out until the House votes to address gun violence. We have turned [unwilling] ears to the blood of the innocent and the concern of our nation. Show More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by eggs.[Photo by Kathryn Hill.]

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker bekitty: "Are you a part of any fandoms? Which one/s, and what drew you to them?"

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