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Daily Dose of Cute

One of Dudley's favorite games is a variation on "chase me!"—but because he's so fast, no human can really chase him very effectively, so it's basically a game of "I will run really fast, then pause near you, wait for you to take a few...Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Woody Guthrie: "You Fascists Are Bound to Lose"

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...Today is Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery and black independence in the US. Laura Saunders Egodigwe has written a terrific piece on Juneteenth, and there are tons of Juneteenth...Show More Summary

"The Other" Among Us

[Content Note: White supremacy; racist apologia.]Something I'm seeing a lot of in discussions of Dylann Roof's terrorist act is white people expressing a shocked inability to understand him. Which, in some cases, is simply ignoranceShow More Summary

We Need to Talk About the Furiosa Comic

[Content Note: Rape, abortion, forced pregnancy, homophobia, gender policing, descriptions of violence.]We need to talk about the Mad Max: Fury Road Furiosa (#1) comic and how awful it is. Huge content notes on this post, like, in big...Show More Summary

His Motive Is Known

[Content Note: Terrorism; racism; death; white supremacy.]Throughout the day yesterday, the nine women and men who were killed by Dylann Roof were identified and their names, pictures, and brief biographies released to the public. These...Show More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by ombre nails.This week's Open Threads have been brought to you by the letter O.

Daily Dose of Cute

Olivia is adorably cuddly—and the champion photobomber gets photobombed herself for once. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

AME Shooting: Double Standards

[Content Note: Racism; eliminationist violence; white privilege.]As I have mentioned, the apologia on behalf of Dylann Roof, by individual white people and by the media, is already coming fast and hard. We are, as but one example, being...Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some other stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Terrorism; death] Boko Haram has orchestrated another attack in Niger: "The governor of the Diffa region in Niger says that an attack by the extremist group Boko Haram based...Show More Summary

Obama's Statement on AME Shooting

[Content Note: Terrorism; racism; death; white supremacy; guns.]Here is President Obama's statement on the mass murder at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church: I will provide a link to a transcript when one becomes available.The President focused disproportionately on "gun violence," which is honestly not the point here. Show More Summary

AME Shooting Update

[Content Note: Terrorism; racism; death; white supremacy; guns.]The shooter who killed nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been identified as 21-year-old Dylann Roof.He has been located and taken into custody by police. Show More Summary

Dear White Men

[Content Note: Terrorism; racism; white supremacy; patriarchy.]White people need to be talking to each other about the white supremacist terrorist act in Charleston last night. We need to be talking to each other about what we, as individuals,...Show More Summary

Terrorist Attack on Black Church in Charlotte

[Content Note: Terrorism; racism; death; white supremacy; guns. Video autoplays at first link.]Last night, a young white man went to a service, a Bible study group, at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker bekitty: "What podcasts do you listen to, if any?"

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by rain. More rain.Recommended Reading:Jenn: [Content Note: Murder; sexual assault; details of assault] #SayHerName: Two Male Suspects Arrested for the Murder of Arnesha BowersMonica: Fayetteville, Arkansas, Passes New Civil Rights Protection LawDaniel: [CN: Racism] No More Mr. Show More Summary

Today in Misogynist Terrorism

[Content Note: Murder; police brutality; misogynist terrorism; white/male supremacy.]In Asbury Park, New Jersey, a Neptune Township police sergeant shot and killed his ex-wife in broad daylight yesterday, while their daughter and other police officers watched. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

"Donald Trump's use of 'Rockin' in the Free World' was not authorized. Mr. Young is a longtime supporter of Bernie Sanders."—Elliot Roberts, manager of Neil Young, whose song "Rockin' in the Free World" was used by Donald Trump during...Show More Summary

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