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Question of the Day

Who, whether it be an elected Democrat, an activist, a celebrity, or whoever, are you most excited to see speaking out against Donald Trump during the next five months?

Decisions, Decisions

I can't decide which of these is my favorite from President Obama's endorsement video. I guess I don't have to choose a favorite. I LOVE THEM ALL!I know, I know. I promise I'll calm down eventually. But y'all know that their friendship is one of my favorite things ever, and so I will probably be a little OVERLY STOKED for awhile.

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, and Elton John: "That's What Friends Are For"

Daily Dose of Cute

So, after I finished reading Paul Feig's Superstud: Or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin, it was just lying on my desk, and, one morning, I found it on the floor. So I put it back on my desk. And the next morning, I found it on the floor.Basically,...Show More Summary


#WomenTrumpDonald In other #WomenTrumpDonald news: "Donald Trump has spent his entire life not treating women as his equals. And now he's getting a face full of women who aren't afraid to confront him, won't be intimidated by his juvenile...Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...OMG. Let the blubbing begin yet again: "Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Thursday welcomed President Barack Obama's endorsement, telling Reuters in an interview that it 'means the world' to her that her former rival has her back in the 2016 campaign. Show More Summary


Iain is laughing so hard he's crying imaging the conversations @HillaryClinton and @POTUS have about Trump being the Republican nominee. — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) June 9, 2016 "I'd give anything to be a fly on the wall listening...Show More Summary

President Obama Endorses Hillary

OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG! Transcript:President Barack Obama, first on camera and then in voiceover, over video of Hillary Clinton and images of them together: For more than a year now, across thousands of miles, and all 50 states, tens of millions of Americans have made their voices heard. Show More Summary

Unity Comes Slowly But Surely, and in Spite of Outlying Harassers

[Content Note: Harassment.]I've got a new piece up at BNR on the contingent of Bernie supporters who are harassing female reporters and writers, and how they won't prevent Democratic unity, no matter how hard they may try:The harassment has come via phone, email, and social media from self-identified Bernie supporters. Show More Summary

An Observation

[Content Note: Misogyny.]Yesterday, I read some cool articles by dudes who have recently (in the last 48 hours) discovered that Hillary Clinton is actually quite a good politician, a solid candidate, and/or well-liked by many people!These...Show More Summary

What Is Even Happening?

[Content Note: Bigotry.]On the day Hillary Clinton was making history, Donald Trump was making a pee-pee joke. Which is part of the reason why the Republican Party is in utter disarray, with some Republicans actually un-endorsing Trump...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Who would you like to see Hillary Clinton choose as her running mate?As always, please don't audit or criticize other people's choices. For example: There are some people who really want Clinton to choose Elizabeth Warren as her running mate. Show More Summary

History, History, and More History

This is a really terrific piece by Karen Ocamb in LA's The Pride detailing how Hillary Clinton's campaign made LGBT history last night, too:Drink this in: on Tuesday night, June 7, 2016, Hillary Clinton shattered America’s 240-year old...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

OM NOM NOM so tasty after dipping in Two-Legs' water glass! As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.


Deeky (and Twitter) informs me that today is National Best Friends Day. Happy National Best Friends Day! Here are some recent pix of Deeks and me, two of History's Greatest Monsters. BFFs And here are two of my favorite posts about my friendship with Deeks:Garbage Treasures! (The second half of that post, especially.)Phone a Friend. Show More Summary

Hillary's Speech

[Inaudible because of mic problems] —one that you have taken with me, and I am so grateful to you. It is wonderful to be back in Brooklyn, here in this beautiful building. And it may be hard to see tonight, but we are all standing under a glass ceiling right now.But don't worry. Show More Summary


Clinton is running against two men. Both have said they'll be great for women. Neither acknowledged that she made history last night. — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) June 8, 2016 Bernie Sanders spoke late last night. He vowed to keep campaigning, because of course he did. Show More Summary


Well, yesterday was quite a day!I was up until the wee hours, and I am totally knackered. But a big part of the reason I feel so exhausted is because I'm overwhelmed with emotion. This is one of the things for which I've been working...Show More Summary

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