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Planned Parenthood Shooting in Colorado Springs: Sunday Update and Discussion Thread

[CN: This post includes descriptions of gun violence, disableism, domestic violence, anti-agency rhetoric, stalking, interpersonal violence, and cruelty to animals. Linked material may not be safe.] As of 3 PM ET (11 AM Colorado time), here is what I can glean about the Planned Parenthood shooting on Friday. Show More Summary

Colorado Springs Updated Post: What We Know So Far

[CN: gun violence, anti-agency rhetoric and terrorism, deaths. Linked material cannot guaranteed to be safe.] I’m opening this second thread to discuss Friday’s terroristic incident at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs. As of 6:30 AM ET, 3 people have died from gunfire wounds. Show More Summary

Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Shooting: News and Discussion Thread

[Content note: discussions of gun violence, anti-agency terrorism, and intimate partner violence. Linked off-site material may not be safe spaces.] Multiple news sources are describing a shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs. Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Skid Row: "I Remember You"This week is featuring all of Deeky's favorite hair metal bands, in honor of his birthday.

Quote of the Day

President Obama and Abe, the turkey he pardoned today as part of a US Thanksgiving tradition. "As you may have heard, for months there has been a fierce competition between a bunch of turkeys trying to win their way into the White House."—President...Show More Summary

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by the color blue.Recommended Reading:Veronica: [Content Note: Police brutality; systemic racism] Organizational Change, #LaquanMcDonald, and #RekiaBoydThe Feminist Wire Editors: [CN: Racism; misogyny;Show More Summary

"Everything You Know About Thanksgiving Is WRONG."

[Content Note: Discussion of colonialist racism and violence.]Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the United States, and here is a terrific video care of Franchesca Ramsey, aka @chescaleigh, reminding us that its commonly taught history is bullshit,...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Superdog is super. 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...[Content Note: War; terrorism; death; video may autoplay at second link] "The surviving pilot of a Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border has said no warning was given. Capt Konstantin...Show More Summary

See, Here's the Thing with Religious Litmus Tests

[Content Note: Refugee crisis; Christian Supremacy; Islamophobia; descriptions of violence.]Last Sunday, John Oliver had a segment on resistance across the US to accepting Syrian refugees, and it included this bit about the Republican...Show More Summary

Meanwhile, in Minneapolis...

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; violence.]A day after masked gunmen opened fire on protesters rallying for justice after the police killing of Jamar Clark, more information is coming out about how police responded to that shooting,...Show More Summary

Protest in Chicago for Laquan McDonald, and for More

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; violence.] Protesters block I-290 in Chicago last night. [Image via Brittany Levine.] Yesterday, after Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with murder for killing 17-year-old black teenager Laquan McDonald with 16 shots, the police public released video of the shooting. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker yes: "What is your favorite self-care ritual?"Literally more than anything else: A nap, when I really need one.

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Slaughter: "Fly to the Angels"This week is featuring all of Deeky's favorite hair metal bands, in honor of his birthday.

What to Get the Fishmonger Who Has Everything

Please take a moment to review the "Ridiculous (and Awesome)" section of GOOP's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide and let me know what you'd like for Christmas. Even if you don't celebrate Christmas. Especially if you don't celebrate Christmas. Show More Summary

"I make those sorts of calculations every day."

[Content Note: Anti-choice terrorism; harassment; threats; violence; war on agency.]Andrea Grimes interviews abortion provider Dr. Cheryl Chastine on what it means to her, and what it costs her, to be an abortion provider in the United...Show More Summary


[Content Note: Transphobia; misgendering; sexual assault.]The Federalist is a conservative garbage rag, which is hardly worthy of any decent person's attention, but this deserves a response: Kaeley Triller is a rape survivor who is using...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

For seven years, these two couldn't have given two shits about each other. In fact, Tilsy always seemed rather contemptuous of Sophie, sometimes just hissing at her or batting her with a paw for no damn reason as she walked by. But this MAGICAL CHAIR has turned them into BFFs. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; death] Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, a white man, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old black teenager Laquan McDonald. Show More Summary

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