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Archived Since:September 10, 2008

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In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...The Senate delivered a resounding nope on President Obama's trade deal yesterday, led by Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown: "Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has been the public face of the Democratic Party's feud with President Barack Obama over his trade agenda. Show More Summary

Amtrak Train Derails in Philadelphia

[Content Note: Injury; death.]At least six people have died and many more were injured when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia last night:Rescue workers on Wednesday searched through twisted metal and debris after an Amtrak train...Show More Summary

House to Vote on 20-Week Abortion Ban Today

[Content Note: War on agency; rape culture.]Today, the US House of Representatives will vote on the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act," a 20-week abortion ban with heinous requirements to access abortion for people who are pregnant as a result of rape and incest. Show More Summary

Beyond Dipshitdome

[Content Note: Misogyny; abuse.] I didn't think I could be any more keen to see Mad Max: Fury Road than I already was—Tom Hardy! Dystopian Garbage Action Film! Tom Hardy! Charlize Theron playing a character named Furiosa for fuck's sake!...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker moseyonby: "What personal so-called 'flaw' do you have that you feel rather mischievous about & proud of, despite society's/family's/friends'/coworkers'/etc's expectations?"I suppose "being a feminist" should be taken as read for this one, lol.

And Again

[Content Note: Police brutality; racism.]In March, 19-year-old Tony Robinson, a black man, was killed by Madison, Wisconsin, Police Officer Matthew Kenny following an altercation, according to police. Today, the prosecutor announcedShow More Summary

I Love This

"Plus-Sized Model Challenges Beauty Standards By Starring in Her First Modelling Shoot." Tess Holliday is a "plus-size model" who does not just have the same acceptable body shape but slightly bigger, as we've come to expect when we hear "plus-size model." She is fat. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Who's such a good girl?! ZELLY BELLY IS! As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Quote of the Day

"I love that she's not the girlfriend or the wife. She doesn't really care what everyone thinks; she feels no responsibility for other people's feelings. She's not trying to be charming, which isn't always the case with a leading lady. Show More Summary

In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Earthquake; death; injury] A second devastating earthquake has hit Nepal: "A 7.3 magnitude earthquake killed at least 37 people and spread panic in Nepal on Tuesday, bringing down...Show More Summary

Every Breath You Take

[Content Note: Hostility to consent and privacy; surveillance; stalking.]Once upon a time, the internet and mobile phones came to the (white collar) workplace, and everyone was excitedly talking about how it was going to revolutionize (white collar) work. Show More Summary

Primarily Speaking

[Content Note: Misogyny.] BIG NEWS, Y'ALL! Hillary Clinton hasn't answered a question from the press in 21 days. TWENTY-ONE DAYS! That's THREE WEEKS! A FORTNIGHT AND A HALF! Does she even realize that this election is only EIGHTEEN MONTHS AWAY?! Oh my god. Show More Summary

Tech Nooz

Verizon to Buy AOL in $4.4 Billion Deal. That sounds amazing! I mean, not only because I am a HUGE FAN of corporate monopolies and how they really improve the lives of everyone employed by them and everyone who uses their services, but...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

What's the best birthday present you've ever gotten?(If you don't celebrate birthdays, or if you've never gotten a terrific birthday present, substituting the best present you've gotten for some other occasion is okay, too!)

Garbage Treasures: Birthday Edition

As you may recall, Deeky collects and saves useless garbage like we're beyond Thunderdome and useless garbage is now a form of currency and he's a garbageaire. Then, instead of throwing it away, he throws pieces of his fancy detritus...Show More Summary

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by the scent of jasmine.Recommended reading:Digby: Your Little Piece of Good News for the DaySharmila: [Content Note: Misogyny; racism; war on agency] If America Really Cared About Mothers, Reproductive...Show More Summary

This F#@king Guy

[Content Note: Guns; minor injuries.]George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin, and has been involved in both road rage and domestic violence assaults since the fatal shooting, has been in yet another altercation described by police as a road rage incident as part of an ongoing dispute. Show More Summary

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