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In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...One of the big stories in the news today is POPE FRANCIS! Especially what a LIBERAL he is! I have nothing new to say about that. Moving on.[Content Note: Refugee crisis] Hrm: "European governments...Show More Summary

On That Salon Piece

[Content Note: Pedophilia; rape culture; descriptions of sexual violence.]So, yesterday Salon published a very long and very detailed piece by a pedophile, who asserts to have never harmed a child, in which he argues that pedophiliaShow More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Christian Supremacy; Islamophobia; homophobia; anti-choicery.]"President Obama's classless decision to transform Pope Francis' visit to the White House into a politicized cattle call for gay and pro-abortion activists is an insult to millions of Catholics. Show More Summary

This Is Unconscionable

[Content Note: War on agency.]Republican presidential candidate Senator Marco Rubio is campaigning in Iowa, and said during an interview there that "women are being 'pushed into abortions' by organizations like Planned Parenthood that...Show More Summary

Open Thread

[Photo by Chris Krog via.]Hosted by a violet backed starling.

Question of the Day

We've done this one before, but not for a long time...What's the best compliment you've ever received?(I totally can't answer this one, because no matter what I say, it reads like I posted the question just to crawl up my own ass, l...

Horses Are the Best

I can't even deal with how ridiculously adorbz and generally awesome this is:Gentle Carousel began nearly two decades ago, with a focus on bringing miniature horses to people who aren't mobile."People who were not able to travel butShow More Summary

Oh no!

Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is suspending his campaign:Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is suspending his presidential campaign today, effectively ending a once-promising GOP presidential bid that collapsed over the summer, according to several Republicans briefed on his plans. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

"You will understand that we are worried that the justifiably excellent reputation of the German car industry and in particular that of Volkswagen suffers."—German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, on the EPA's findings that some VW models...Show More Summary

The Monday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by the smell of freshly cut grass.Recommended Reading:Sameer: Prominent Black Lives Matter Activists Met with Senior White House OfficialsDiep: [Content Note: Racism; appropriation] Keep Your Hands offShow More Summary

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There is some flickery-style editing in this video.] The Bangles: "Manic Monday"

Daily Dose of Cute

Maximum Matilda. 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: Islamophobia; victim-blaming; video autoplays at link] Bill Maher continues to be an Islamophobic shitlord, using a segment of his show Friday night to discuss Ahmed Mohamed and his clock and engaging in more rank Islamophobia. Show More Summary

Ha Ha But Seriously Who Cares If You're a Woman

[Content Note: Misogyny.]Yesterday, Hillary Clinton appeared on CBS' Face the Nation, and she talked about a whole bunch of stuff, including foreign policy and her email usage while Secretary of State, and the full transcript of her interview is available here. Show More Summary

The Emmys

[Content Note: Discussion of misogynoir; trans-appropriation.]Last night was the 67th Emmy Awards, and I didn't watch it, because I forgot. So I don't have anything to say about what I'm sure were eleventy-seven inappropriate jokes and...Show More Summary

Abortion Is Healthcare, and Healthcare Is a Right

[Content Note: War on agency.]On Friday, Congress voted to defund Planned Parenthood, on the basis that Planned Parenthood provides abortions, despite the fact that no federal funding is used to subsidize the procedure (even though it...Show More Summary

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by whiskers.Recommended Reading:Pidgeon [Content Note: Police brutality; racism; misogyny; domestic violence] "You Ain't Shit" Says Cop to Young PersonSesali: [CN: Fat hatred; misogynoir; sexual assault]...Show More Summary

Good Lord

[Content Note: Violence; racism.]Your Republican primary, Shakers:A huge Republican political gathering on Mackinac Island got under way Thursday night with a barroom incident in which a top official for presidential candidate Sen. Marco...Show More Summary

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