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Archived Since:September 10, 2008

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Sanders Supporters Were "Unwitting Agents" of Russians

[Content Note: Misogyny; violence.]David Ferguson at Raw Story: Russians Used 'Bernie Bros' as 'Unwitting Agents' in Disinformation Campaign: Senate Intel Witness.At Thursday afternoon's meeting of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Retired Gen. Show More Summary

This Isn't Charming, Especially in a Professional Context

[Content Note: Misogyny; heterocentrism.]Earlier this week, in a Washington Post profile of Second Lady Karen Pence, this one sentence, included almost in passing, raised a lot of eyebrows: "In 2002, Mike Pence told the Hill that heShow More Summary

Michael Flynn Will Reportedly Come in for Interview, in Exchange for Immunity Deal

Well, well, well.Esme Cribb at TPM: Flynn Says He's Willing to Testify in Exchange for Immunity Deal. "Testify" is misleading, as it's unclear whether Flynn has offered just "an interview," or whether he's offered to testify under oath. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

What is a thing you have successfully worked on yourself to improve?Worrying. The sort of worrying about things that is distinct from anxiety; the worrying that is very much in my control. I used to worry incessantly about everything, allowing things to spin 'round and 'round in my head. Show More Summary

Pence Breaks Tie in Senate on Planned Parenthood Funding Vote, Because Of Course He Does

[Content Note: War on agency.]Vice-President Mike Pence, by former governor and personal nemesis, delivered the tie-breaking vote in the Senate today on legislation "that would allow states to block federal family-planning funds to Planned Parenthood."Republican Sens. Show More Summary

Mods Get to See the Darnedest Things

The Wicked Witch of Planned Parenthood peered out from behind her curtains at the fresh-faced Bernie Bro who had fallen into the Mod Queue Moat. He had a shiny Establishment Slayer Comment TM in hand, and was furiously shouting "BERNIEWOULDA."...Show More Summary

An Unfathomable Press Failure

Just before today's White House press briefing, the New York Times' published a report that two White House officials helped give House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes intelligence reports that revealed Donald Trump and hisShow More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

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

Betsy DeVos Is Talking Nonsense

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, who was probably hand-selected by Mike Pence to help him destroy public education, gave a cool talk at the Brookings Institution yesterday, during which she said a lot of mendacious nonsense, but this...Show More Summary

I Write Letters

Dear Republican Members of Congress:I read in this Slate article that many, or even most, of you don't like Donald Trump. That you understand he is dangerous and incompetent. That lots of you "are in various degrees of shock, horror,...Show More Summary

No, Jared Kushner, the Government Should Not Be Run Like a Business

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law who is also his senior advisor, has been tapped to run the White House Office of American Innovation, ostensibly a task force with a mission to improve government efficiency, which will, in reality,...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Killemalla: "What is your 'go to' album that lifts your spirits, makes you smile?"I don't have a single album, but a collection of songs I listen to when I need it. Andra Day's "Rise Up." The Rescues' "Break Me Out."...Show More Summary

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by soccer balls.Recommended Reading:T.C.: The 265 Members of Congress Who Sold You Out to ISPs, and How Much It Cost to Buy ThemAdam: How to Hide Your Browsing History from Your Snooping ISPR. Eric: [Content...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Is a Turd and My Friends Are Buttholes

Hey, ya bunch of feminist bats! It's me, Butch Pornstache, coming at ya live from the Pornstache Conservatory. (TOILET.)I heard some of you weirdos were hoping I'd weigh in on how Donald Trump's presidency is going so far, so here IShow More Summary

Why Does Anyone Care What Bernie Sanders Thinks About the Democratic Party? (With Receipts)

Why on earth does anyone care what Bernie Sanders thinks about the Democratic Party? HE IS NOT A DEMOCRAT. If he were, he'd probably know that many of us are already represented by Democrats who aren't "rigidly" supportive of reproductive...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Livs, looking for some trouble to get in. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

We Resist: Day 69

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Is a Thief

Last July, I wrote a piece detailing Donald Trump's extensive history of thievery.On the opening night of the Republican Convention, Melania Trump gave an address that clearly plagiarized Michelle Obama's "One Nation" speech. Irrespective...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Bigotry.]"It is my fierce determination to get the right deal for every single person in this country. For, as we face the opportunities ahead of us on this momentous journey, our shared values, interests and ambitions...Show More Summary

Welp, They Did It

Last Friday, I warned that the Senate had voted to overturn internet privacy rules passed by the FCC during the Obama administration, which prevented internet providers from sharing your browsing history with corporations without your consent, and that the House would vote next.Yesterday afternoon, the House voted to rescind the rules. Show More Summary

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