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Warner to Speak About Mueller

This afternoon, I will speak on the Senate floor about the future of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Tune in at 4:30 pm: — Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) December 20, 2017 I have no idea what this will be about, but here's a thread, in case it's a biggie. Or in case it's not. Ugh.

"Celestial Driftwood"

Artist's rendering of 'Oumuamua by M. Kornmesser, care of the ESO. I love this article by Nicole Mortillaro for the CBC about 'Oumuamua, the "bizarrely shaped" interstellar asteroid "ejected from another stellar system, just passingShow More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

"One day, you will be mine, birds. One day, you will be mine." 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 335

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures (plus the occasional non-Republican who obliges us to resist their nonsense, too, like we don't have...Show More Summary

The What Happened Book Club

This is the tenth installment of the What Happened Book Club, where we are doing a chapter a week.That pace will hopefully allow people who need time to procure the book a better chance to catch up, and let us deal with the book in manageable...Show More Summary

Every. Vote. Matters.

Yesterday, a dramatic scene was quietly unfolding in Virginia's House of Delegates. A recount was taking place, with votes publicly tallied on a whiteboard, to determine who won the seat: Republican incumbent David Yancey, or Democratic...Show More Summary

Thieves Came in the Night

In the middle of the night, Senate Republicans passed the heinous tax bill, which is a giant wealth redistrubution upwards plan that steals from the poor to give to the rich to the tune of $1.5 trillion:The final vote was 51 to 48, with every Senate Democratic voting against it, and every Senate Republican voting for it. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?I would love to wake up tomorrow being able to speak and/or read every language in the world. [Got an idea for a Question of the Day? Suggest it here!]

Tax Scam Bill Passes House; Now Goes to Senate

Earlier today, the giant clusterfucktastrophe that is the Republican tax bill passed the House. It now goes to the Senate for their vote. If it passes the Senate, it will go to Donald Trump's desk for signature.BUT! That is not yet a sure thing. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Nazism.]"Kind, good, happy, gentlemanly, secure people never go Nazi. They may be the gentle philosopher whose name is in the Blue Book, or Bill from City College to whom democracy gave a chance to design airplanes — you'll never make Nazis out of them. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Just look at this dog. Look at her big, sleepy brown eyes, and her adorable dogbrows, and her kissable nose, and her silly wee ears, and her velvety muzzle, and her snuggly cuteness. She is so ridiculously wonderful, I can't even deal with it! I love her with infinite hearts. Show More Summary

We Resist: Day 334

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures (plus the occasional non-Republican who obliges us to resist their nonsense, too, like we don't have...Show More Summary

Disney Bought Fox News and Did This All in One Week!

Look, I know there are way more important things to talk about in the world right now, oh boy how I know that, but sometimes you just gotta take a break and talk about Disney adding Donald Trump to their Hall of Presidents. Disney added Trump to its Hall of Presidents, and what a flattering likeness lololllooolol j/k it's hideous. Show More Summary

Tacoma Amtrak Derailment Investigation Begins

[Content Note: Train derailment; injury; death.]At least three people were killed and around 100 injured, about a dozen of them seriously, in the Amtrak train derailment near Tacoma, Washington, yesterday. Now that everyone has beenShow More Summary

Matt Damon Won't Stop Talking

[Content Note: Rape culture.]Matt Damon, who has already said so much garbage in response to the exposure of powerful sex predators, won't stop talking. And his latest disgorgement is a real doozy:"We're in this watershed moment, and...Show More Summary

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by fallen leaves.Recommended Reading:Allegra Kirkland: FBI Warned Trump Campaign of Russian Interference EffortsImani Jackson: FCC Reverses Net Neutrality Rules, But Open Internet Advocates Anticipate Congressional, Court, and User ResistanceGood Black News: Maame Biney, 17, Becomes 1st Black Woman to Win Spot on U.S. Show More Summary

Trump Is Unhappy with Rod Rosenstein

First, a brief recap: In March, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was obliged to recuse himself, much to Donald Trump's chagrin, "from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Abuse ranking; sexual assault.]"There is no hierarchy of abuse — that if a woman is raped [it] is much worse than if woman has a penis exposed to her that she didn't want or ask for… You cannot tell those women that one is supposed to feel worse than the other. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

This is a photo of a rascally greyhound who is about to pop up and chase his humans around the living room. — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) December 16, 2017 Later, after he was all tuckered out... The grody...Show More Summary

Trump National Security Speech: Discussion Thread

Any minute now, Donald Trump will be delivering the address to introduce his "America First" national security strategy. Here is a thread for discussion, general expressions of panic and alarm, profligate cursing, whatever you need.

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