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Sophie is all: "Sit down gently in this chair, Two-Legs, because I am not going to be happy if my comfort is disrupted by imbalance."As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.
[Content Note: Nationalism.]This morning, Donald Trump tweeted that his campaign store is finally open, and I regret to inform you that it is surprisingly disappointing.No gold toilet lapel pin, no White House miniature with Trump logo, no NOT A LOSER hats. Show More Summary
Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Violence; sexual assault; child abuse; guns; anti-immigration sentiment; racism] This is a difficult but necessary piece on reframing the "immigration crisis" as a refugee crisis:...Show More Summary
[Content Note: There are quick edits and camera flashes in this video.] Right Said Fred: "I'm Too Sexy"
[Content Note: War on agency; anti-choice extremism.]This isn't so much chipping away at Roe as taking a bulldozer to it: Donald Trump has been the center of attention since the first Republican presidential debate last week. But perhaps...Show More Summary
As I mentioned yesterday, Harvard professor and Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig has announed he's considering a run for the presidency on the Democratic ticket. His plan is to "run as a 'referendum candidate' in the Democratic...Show More Summary
Breaking News: God is using Donald Trump "as a Trumpet to expose darkness and bring truth because of His moral background and political views." So sayeth prophetic minister Jeremiah Johnson.I, like many of you, was shocked by the word I received regarding Donald Trump. Show More Summary
This blogaround brought to you by aluminum.Recommended Reading:Digby: [Content Note: Militarism; war] Misunderestimating the SurgeNina: [CN: War on agency] U.S. House Urges Obama to Reinterpret Strict Abortion RuleJenny: [CN: Fat hatred/shaming]...Show More Summary
[Content Note: White supremacy.]Yesterday, activists from #BlackLivesMatter Boston showed up at a Hillary Clinton campaign event with the intent of disruption, but they arrived at the venue too late to get through security and gain access...Show More Summary
Hosted by the Viennese Waltz.
Suggested by Shaker kittenboots: "What is your favorite compliment to receive?"
[Content Note: Trans-erasure; whitewashing; misogynoir; police brutality.]I was going to try to pull out a single quote from this interview for Autostraddle that Mey did with Miss Major, on the new whitewashed Stonewall film, but I can't pick just one. Everything she says is terrific, so just go read the whole thing![H/T to Eastsidekate.]
ZELLY BELLY! Also: Zelly Talons, because this dog will do anything to avoid having her nails clipped. Four damn years of paw desensitization exercises, and she won't let me near them. She won't let the vet near them. She won't let a groomer near them. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Racism; stalking. Spoilers for last night's episode.]Woooooooooof it was a rough night last night on SYTYCD. Before we get to the stuff I didn't like (which was basically all of it), let me get to my favorite routine of the night—which was the opening number aaaaaaaaand then it pretty much went downhill from there. Show More Summary
Here is some stuff in the news today...[Content Note: Environmental harm] I don't even have words: "Six days after a burst plug shot 3m gallons of toxic mining waste from Gold King Mine into Colorado's Animas River, communities in three...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Misogyny.]Fox News chair and CEO Roger Ailes, yesterday: "Donald Trump and I spoke today. We discussed our concerns, and I again expressed my confidence in Megyn Kelly. She is a brilliant journalist and I support her 100...Show More Summary
[Content Note: Racism.]Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has published his comprehensive racial justice plan: "We must pursue policies that transform this country into a nation that affirms the value of its people of color. Show More Summary
Crystal Waters: "100% Pure Love"
[Content Note: White supremacy; guns.]Last night, after a state of emergency was declared, protests continued in Ferguson, Missouri, marking the anniversary of the police killing of Michael Brown, advocating for civil rights, and continuing to push back on police brutality, over-policing, and police militarization in Ferguson and elsewhere. Show More Summary
[Content Note: Fat hatred; violence; misogyny; heterocentrism.] Whew. I have all the feelings about that. Especially around the disparate lived experiences of men and women with regard to intimate and/or gendered violence, and around the fact that my mere existence as a fat women generates equivalent fear in some other humans as serial killers.