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Horrendous Hate Crime in Jackson, Michigan

[Content Note: Homophobia; arson; pet death; threats.]Eastsidekate sent me this piece by Michael Fitzgerald at Towleroad about Nikki Joly and Chris Moore, whose house was burned down by an arsonist, killing their two dogs and three cats: Shaun, Tripp, Mokie, Tazz, and Nettie.My condolences to Joly and Moore. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shakers catvoncat, Kathy_A, and ehrt74: "Oxford commas: Yes or no? ?"Yes, yes, and yes.

On the Terrorist Attack in Barcelona

[Content Note: Terrorism; injury; death.]Today in a highly-trafficked tourist area of Barcelona, another terrorist drove a vehicle into a crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring dozens more.Islamic State claimed responsibility...Show More Summary

I Didn’t Vote for Trump. So I Have Nothing to Regret.

I was with her. June 6, 2016. Julius Krein, a conservative who founded the pro-Trump journal American Affairs, now regrets his vote for Donald Trump. What a story! Such an astounding story, in fact, that he has been given space at the...Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

The nose knows. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

We Resist: Day 210

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day. Show More Summary

Steve Bannon: A Story in Three Parts

Part One: Steve Bannon calls a Trump-critical writer at the lefty political magazine The American Prospect, under the auspices of appreciating an article he wrote on China, then gives an interview to that writer, during which BannonShow More Summary

Throwback Thursday to When We Were Gaslit About Bigotry

Has it only been four months since Bernie Sanders said this at an Our Revolution rally:"Some people think that the people who voted for Trump are racists and sexists and homophobes and just deplorable folks. I don't agree. I don't agree, 'cause I've been there. Show More Summary

Today in White Supremacy White House

Sometimes Donald Trump's tweets are a distraction. Sometimes they are incredibly serious and demand our full attention. Frequently, they are both.Today, his morning tweetshitz were just straight-up chilling, further evidence that he is intent on escalating his normalization and empowerment of white supremacy. Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Ros: "What activity brings you satisfaction and joy that lasts beyond the time you spend doing it?"Swimming.

The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by gritted teeth.Recommended Reading:Amar Toor: Barack Obama's Response to Charlottesville Violence Is the Most Liked Tweet in HistorySummer Concepcion: Four Days After Deadly Charlottesville Rally, Trump...Show More Summary

Sessions Continues Trump's White Supremacist Campaign Against Chicago

Meanwhile, on Twitter... NB: Trump's relentlessly targeted Chicago as violent hellscape using coded racist language. Sessions did this TODAY. https://t.co/CjFslSHQbM — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) August 16, 2017 Today: "Sessions didn't...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: White supremacy; privilege.]"The video of this part-time Nazi, this junior secessionist, is a perfect portrait of the very white privilege the so-called 'alt-right' decries as liberal fiction. White privilege isn't just an easy bank loan or the cumulative effects of discriminatory housing policy. Show More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Zelly in the garden. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

We Resist: Day 209

One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day. Show More Summary

Excellent Work, Baltimore!

For those just waking up, here's what happened in Baltimore: the city's dead-of-night removal of all four of its Confederate monuments. pic.twitter.com/gaquP2hlqN — Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) August 16, 2017 [Image: ConfederateShow More Summary

Hope Hicks Tapped as White House Comms Director

[Image via YouTube.] Jonathan Swan at Axios: Hope Hicks Expected to Take Over Comms Director Duties. Hope Hicks is expected to take over the duties of the White House communications director on an interim basis, per a source familiar...Show More Summary

Shame on Everyone Who Abets Donald Trump

Trump has "long expressed" white supremacist opinions in private, and yet these people are still working for him. https://t.co/blPiTbl863 pic.twitter.com/nAnEuieE7U — Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) August 16, 2017 [Image is text from...Show More Summary

Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker Brenda A.: "When you're listening to the radio, are you listening more to the words or to the melodies?"Consciously focusing more on the lyrics. Subconsciously focusing more on the music, particularly the arrangement and/or production.

Here Is Something Nice

Page 1 of the Disney castle, 4000 pieces 490 pages of instructions I look confused but I'm so excited ???????????? A post shared by David Beckham (@davidbeckham) on Aug 8, 2017 at 9:10pm PDT [Image Description: David Beckham sits on a teak beach chair on a stone tile deck. Show More Summary

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