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Shaker Gardens Thread: July Edition

Howdy Shakers! How is your garden looking these days? I figured we could all stand to look at some pretty flowers, tasty veggies, and gross insect eggs...wait, WHAT? Anyway, here are some pictures from my garden! First let me share some veggie pictures. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Terrorism; bombing; death] "Islamic State claimed responsibility for a triple suicide attack on Thursday evening near a Shia mausoleum north of Baghdad that killed at least 35 people and wounded 60 others, according to Iraqi security sources. Show More Summary

What Is Trump Even Doing?

[Content Note: Bigotry.]I've got a new piece up at BNR about how genuinely weird Donald Trump's campaign is becoming with each passing day:In an interview with the New York Times, Donald refused to rule out quitting if he won the election:Presented...Show More Summary

On Dallas

[Content Note: Mass shooting; guns; death.]Last night in Dallas, during what had been a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest, an unknown number of shooters (but as many as four) which are thought to have assumed triangulated and elevated positions, opened fire with what are believed to be assault rifles. Show More Summary

Open Thread

Hosted by a cougar. [Photo: Bas Lammers.]

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker kathleen_w: "What is your favorite texture?"I love me some corduroy.

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

10,000 Maniacs: "Because the Night"(I love their cover of this song.)

Throwback Thursdays

Early 2012. That time I was out walking the dogs and noticed midway through our walk that I was wearing two different shoes, lol.[Please share your own throwback pix in comments. Just make sure the pix are just of you and/or you have consent to post from other living people in the pic. Show More Summary

An Observation

The entertainment industry routinely insists that projects with women and/or projects with older women don't sell.Sure, okay.So tell me why half the country is still obsessed with The Golden Girls 25 years after it ended.

Daily Dose of Cute

She's such a ragamuffin, lol! There is a reason Iain calls her "Rags." 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: Transphobia; carcerality; self-harm] Goddammit: "Chelsea Manning, the U.S. soldier sentenced to 35 years in prison for her role in the publication of a vast trove of classified information...Show More Summary


[Content Note: Misogyny.]So, all day, FBI Director James Comey has been testifying on Capitol Hill in front of a House Committee, the Republican members of whom are relentlessly grilling him on why charges were not brought or recommended against Hillary Clinton because of her emails.It has been an obscene spectacle. Show More Summary

Toxic Trump

My friend Cam: "I wonder what 'vetting' means in Trump land."Me: "I assume it means 'is willing to stand onstage with Trump'." — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) July 6, 2016 Human manifestation of a flaming dumpster Donald Trump willShow More Summary

Sounds Legit

[Content Note: Anti-semitism; racism.]Yesterday, I mentioned that Dana Schwartz, a Jewish employee of the Observer, owned by Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, had written an open letter to her boss asking how he can abet his father-in-law's...Show More Summary

And Again

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism; guns; death.]Yesterday, one day after the police killing of Alton Sterling, a Black woman named Lavish Reynolds began broadcasting live on Facebook moments after her boyfriend, a Black man named Philando Castile, had been shot multiple times by police in suburban St. Show More Summary

Hillary Did Not Lie

Peter Daou and I wrote this piece for BNR debunking the pervasive idea that FBI Director James Comey's statement supports the claims that Hillary Clinton lied about her emails: "CONFIRMED: James Comey Statement on Clinton Emails Proves...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker particolored: "Who inspires you?"I mean, I think we all know my obvious answer to that question, lol!But lots and lots of people inspire me. I try to take inspiration of some sort from everyone, even if it's inspiration to never behave like that. Show More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There are some flickery graphics in this video.] Luther Vandross: "Here and Now"

No Kidding

BREAKING: Attorney General Loretta Lynch: Clinton email investigation to be closed with no criminal charges — The Associated Press (@AP) July 6, 2016 Which is not surprising at all, since Attorney General Loretta Lynch already said "that...Show More Summary

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