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Archived Since:September 10, 2008

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News from Netroots Nation

[Content Note: Racism; war on agency.]So, this weekend at the Netroots Nation conference, a couple of interesting things happened.1. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn't attend.2. Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered a keynote...Show More Summary

Chattanooga Shooting Updates

[Content Note: Shooting; death; Islamophobia; disablism. Video may autoplay at the link.]The names of the four Marines and one Naval officer killed by Mohammad Abdulazeez have now been released: Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan of Massachusetts, Lance Cpl. Show More Summary

Open Thread

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The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by humidity.Recommended Reading:Linda: [Content Note: Miscarriage; abortion] Knowing We Had an Option That Could Lead to Scientific Discoveries Was a Gift Back to UsTeddy: [CN: War on agency; misogynist...Show More Summary

And Again

[Content Note: Carcerality; misogynoir; reported self-harm.]On the same day news broke of Sandra Bland's death in a jail cell in Texas, an 18-year-old black girl named Kindra Darnell Chapman reportedly ended her own life in an Alabama...Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Heart: "Alone"This week's TMNS has been brought to you by Ann and Nancy Wilson.

In Which I Substitute an Email Conversation with Eastsidekate for an Actual Post Because I Can Only Say the Same Thing So Many Times

[Content Note: Fat hatred; diet talk. Email exchange shared with Eastsidekate's permission.]Eastsidekate: [sends picture, along with text below] I see absolutely nothing new or notable about this BS in the BBC. I do, however, think "Return...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Dudley, just relaxing in a totally normal position. 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: Shooting; deaths] There isn't a whole lot of new information on the shooting in Chattanooga yesterday. Some information is starting to trickle out about the shooter, 24-year-old Mohammad Youssef Abdul­azeez. Show More Summary

Looking For Bernie, Part 4: Turning Right Towards 2016

[Content Note: Heterocentrism and homophobia, transphobia and internalized transphobia, nativism, racism. This is Part Four in a four-part series analyzing Bernie Sanders' political history through an intersectional feminist lens, and considering the role privilege has played within it. Show More Summary

Two Facts

[Content Note: White male privilege; racism.]1. David Brooks is still being employed by the New York Times to write a garbage column. I am not going to link to that column, because fuck that, but here is a piece by Scott Eric Kaufman for Salon about that column, and there's a link from there, if you want to read the source.2. Show More Summary

Good Stuff

[Content Note: Homophobia.]The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars sexual orientation-based employment discrimination, which is a huge win for lesbian, gay, and bisexual...Show More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by a robin.This week's Open Threads have been brought to you by the letter R.

Question of the Day

Do you enjoy baths?Immersing myself in water is one of my greatest joys: I love swimming and find it so restorative. But I loathe baths. They are the opposite of relaxing for me. I feel like I'm sitting in a stew of my own filth and I just want to take a shower ASAP. All it takes is for one hair to float by and IT'S ALL OVER, lol.You?

Your Best Photograph

After our first "Your Best Photograph" thread, some of y'all said you'd like to see this become a regular feature, and so it shall be! If you're a photographer, even if a very amateur one (like myself), and you've got a photo or photos...Show More Summary


[Content Note: War on agency; anti-choice fuckery.]Here is my pal Andrea Grimes just being so smart on Planned Parenthood and the CMP video: "Abortion Is a Necessary Social Good; Edited Videos and False Accusations Don't Change That."I'm not even going to excerpt it. Just go read the whole darn thing.


[Content Note: Climate change.]Suzanne Goldenberg for the Guardian: "Warming of oceans due to climate change is unstoppable, say US scientists."The warming of the oceans due to climate change is now unstoppable after record temperatures...Show More Summary

Shooting in Chattanooga

[Content Note: Guns; shooting; possible terrorism.]An unidentified gunman armed with numerous weapons "brutally and brazenly attacked" two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, today, killing four people and wounding others....Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Zelly, being ridiculously adorbz, as usual. Iain and I brought Zelda home from the shelter four years ago today. I can't believe it's been that long already! This little mutt has brought so much joy and silliness and snuggling into our lives. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: White supremacy; racist eliminationist violence; white privilege] The New York Times has a profile of Dylann Roof, who killed nine black women and men in South Carolina last month,...Show More Summary

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