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And this about sums it up: "House and Senate budget negotiators reached agreement Tuesday on a budget deal that would raise military and domestic spending over the next two years, shifting the pain of across-the-board cuts to other programs...Show More Summary
Hosted by teeth.
Suggested by Shaker masculine_lady: "What's your ideal day off?"Having no obligations. Not even looking at the internet. Spending time with people I love. Cooking a nice meal.
Of course:Not limiting their activities to the earthly realm, American and British spies have infiltrated the fantasy worlds of World of Warcraft and Second Life [as well as Xbox Live], conducting surveillance and scooping up data in...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Disablism; gun violence.]Last month, the Obama administration enacted new rules requiring health insurers to provide parity in coverage for treatment of mental illness and physical illness. (That is kind of a shitty distinction,...Show More Summary
Last night, I tweeted this image of my great-great aunt, who was a Vaudevillian acrobat, but, for those who aren't on Twitter or those who missed it but may find it interesting, I thought I'd repost it here: I love this pic so much. Her stoic expression. Show More Summary
"This is just another step in the evolution of marriage and I know that many couples up and down the country will be hugely excited that they can now plan for their big day and demonstrate their love and commitment to each other by getting...Show More Summary
The Breeders: "Cannonball"
[CN: eating disorders and disordered eating, fat hatred] So yesterday I was reading a a piece in Slate by Amanda Marcotte, about a new book called How To Disappear Completely. It's written by Kelsey Osgood and draws on her own experiences with anorexia. Show More Summary
[Click to donate.] This is, for those who have requested it, your bi-monthly reminder to donate to Shakesville and/or to make sure to renew subscriptions that have lapsed. It is also the time of year when I ask readers who visit this...Show More Summary
Here is some stuff in the news today!One of the biggest secondary news stories from Nelson Mandela's memorial service is President Obama shaking hands with Cuban President Raul Castro. Depending on whom you ask, this is either a show of good will, or the evil machinations of the most dastardly scoundrel on the entire planet. Show More Summary
Yes, the website is still broken. Yes, the system is still infuriatingly glitchy. Yes, the Obama administration needs to sort this shit out. But here is what the people who are arguing to repeal Obamacare, despite having no alternative...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Misogyny; choice policing.]Here is something I wrote once:I respect women, and I love them. And when I take stock of all the issues disproportionately affecting women across the globe, what I see is lack of respect and...Show More Summary
Hosted by the Titanic (and iceberg!).
Suggested by Shaker P.M.: What is the first thing you do in the morning and what is the last thing you do each night?Put on/take off my glasses.
[CN: CICO and diet talk, calorie counting, disordered eating, depression] Eating in public is more than just eating, if you are a fat person. It's Eating While Fat. Eating While Fat means carefully scrutinizing each choice from the party buffet, knowing that others are watching you, hating that it matters, but knowing it does. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Class warfare.]In their continuing bid to eradicate any semblance of a social safety net, Congressional Republicans are set to let more than 2 million people lose their unemployment benefits by the end of the first quarter next year. Show More Summary
Hosted by the Necronomicon.
This blogaround brought to you by winter flowers.Recommended reading:Imani: [Content Note: Racism; whitewashing] Paying Tribute to Nelson MandelaDavid: Why Do They Hate Obamacare So Much? This Might Have Something to Do with It...Sheila:...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Spoilers and violence will be discussed in the comment thread.] Pretty much. I'm not even going to attempt a recap of this episode, because I DON'T WANT TO RELIVE IT! OMG THIS EPISODE. So here is my executive summary: WHUT. Show More Summary