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The manta ray is a graceful swimmer, cruising the world's temperate and tropical waters by flapping its large pectoral fins. When the mood strikes, however, those fins are used as wings to help launch the ray up to seven feet (two meters) in the air. Show More Summary
It's not like we didn't already know that these fights were coming (because they've been coming for decades, and because they are ongoing), but it's kind of terrific-horrible to see the strategy laid out so starkly:Conservative groups...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Christian Supremacy; choice policing; war on agency.]Richard W. Garnett, a professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, the latest organization to file suit over the federal mandate to provide healthcare coverageShow More Summary
by Shaker Mod aforalpha[Content Note: Misogyny; slavery; violence; dehumanization.]Dear Martin Bashir, I don't watch your show, but it has come to my attention that recently you set out to explain to Sarah Palin the horrors of slavery. Show More Summary
Matilda still can't stop thinking about Tony. Wondering where he could be, who he is with, what is he thinking, is he thinking of her, and whether he'll ever return someday...As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
[Content note: body policing, fat phobia, eating disorders, dehumanization] It's finally here: a confirmation that Wonder Woman will appear in a Batman/Superman movie, as Liss noted earlier. And we now know that Gal Gadot will be playing her. Show More Summary
Salt-N-Pepa: "Push It"
Here is some stuff in the news today!Surprise! Despite claims to the contrary, the NSA tracks the locations of cellphones worldwide: "The NSA collects 5 million records a day in order to track the movements of individuals, according to documents and intelligence officials interviewed by the Washington Post. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Homophobia. Part One.]Also at Politico today: "GOP rep.: Deny money to gay candidates."Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes, a senior House Republican eyeing a powerful committee chairmanship, is causing friction with some of his...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Misogyny; rape apologia; war on agency.]Santorum. Akin. Walsh. Mourdock. Koster. Greig. These are just a few of the names of Republican politicians who have said colossally stupid things about women, abortion, and sexual...Show More Summary
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[Content Note: Minor injury/pain.]When you hurt yourself or get hurt in a way commensurate, say, with stubbing a toe, do you immediately yelp or do you get very, very quiet?I go very quiet. Pain almost freezes me. And then when the freeze passes, I usually curse mightily, lol.
[Click to embiggen.] The Grand Canyon shot from Mather Point during a rare temperature inversion, in which fog was pushed down into and filled the entire canyon. Via PetaPixel, "a full inversion like the one that happen this last Friday takes place only about once every ten years." [NPS Photo by Erin Whittaker.]
[Content Note: Fat hatred; eating talk; misogyny.] Microsoft's prototype of the stress-detecting emotional eating avoidance bra. While I can see (sort of) the potential value of a bra measures "heart and skin activity," naturally there's...Show More Summary
[Content Note: War on agency.]"Why did they start with abortion clinics? Because it begins with the letter 'A'?"—7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner, sarcastically questioning Daniel Lennington, Wisconsin's assistant attorney...Show More Summary
Earlier today, President Obama gave a speech on economic equality in the US. Below, video of the address. If the video doesn't jump automatically to the right place in the video, scroll ahead to 40:33. A full transcript of the President's address is available here. Show More Summary
Dudley thinks Olivia makes a pretty good pillow. And she is happy to oblige. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
This blogaround brought to you by a working internet connection. Literally!Recommended Reading:Ian and Tara: [Content Note: War on agency; class warfare] The Greatest Trick the Supreme Court Ever Pulled Was Convincing the World Roe v. Show More Summary
Sheena Easton: "Strut"
I recently mentioned that I started binge-watching The Good Wife, and I've finally caught up, and I still love it. Which is not to suggest it's flawless, or that it's above criticism. It's just to say that I find it very enjoyable for...Show More Summary