I admit it: I follow cute dog accounts on Twitter for the stress relief. I want a dalmation ?? pic.twitter.com/LgrcKvYIlI — Puppy Pics (@CuteDogPlcs) May 11, 2017 Video description: a Dalmation puppy walks v-e-r-y carefully across a hardwood floor with a tennis ball in its mouth. Show More Summary
The five women and too many men who’ve subscribed to push notifications from Fox News got a nice little reminder from their favorite news outlet this morning: “Most men just want a woman who’s nice”
I'm recycling a question Liss asked back in 2012: If you were a crayon, what color would you be? I'm still going with Shiny Shamrock.
Gentle readers, I give you Senator Bernie Sanders: @KaraCalavera "Democrats should stop politicizing this is issue. It may turn out president...was not colluding with the Russians.”https://t.co/hpY6K3bzJE — Kelly Wallace (@kellyawallace) May 11, 2017 The relevant portion of the video clip starts just after the 4 minute mark. Show More Summary
Earlier this week, Fatima Hjeiji, a sixteen-year-old Palestinian girl from the West Bank, was shot dead by Israeli police forces by Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem. Israeli authorities claim that they shot Hjeiji because she...Show More Summary
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
On Monday, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a resolution declaring that abortion is the “murder of unborn children” and “directing every public official in Oklahoma to exercise their authority” to stop it. The resolution accuses the U.S. Show More Summary
Hundreds of thousands of people sit in jail right now because they cannot afford to post bail. They have not been convicted of a crime. If they had money, they would be allowed to walk free while they awaited their day in court. Because...Show More Summary
This kitten is an excellent goalie. Video description: A tawny kitten crouches low on a wood floor, looking in the direction of the camera. A puck-shaped piece of plastic (a bottle cap?) slides towards it. Kitten blocks! Another block!...Show More Summary
Yesterday evening, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued a subpoena to Mike Flynn for documents relating to the Russia investigation. The announcement was made jointly by committee chair Republican Richard Burr of North Carolina, and vice-chair Mark Warner, Democrat from Virginia. Show More Summary
I’ve never called mi mama my hero. That role has always been reserved for papa. He’s always been more outspoken, more ambitious, more determined to survive in America. It took mami longer to adjust, longer to learn English, longer to feel at home here. I now realize I’ve attributed my successes to papa because his are the strengths and values our society idolizes: […]
The first time I listened to Peabody award-winning producer Lea Thau’s podcast Strangers, I unexpectedly became a mess of tears on the morning J train. The story, about a mother who learns that her teenage son is capable of harrowing violence, lingered with me for days. It shocked me in its subject matter, yes, but […]
Since tomorrow is my birthday, I am giving myself the gift of the rest of the week off. (Happy Birthday to me!) Even though I will be away, we will still have Open Threads, and some of the other contributors may pop in over the next two days.See you on Monday!
Suggested by Shaker Kathy_A: "What cool story do you tell about yourself that really surprises people when you tell it?"
Something is up with Sean Spicer this week. The Washington Post reported early Wednesday morning that he hid himself in White House shrubbery to avoid the press gaggle that formed after Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey on Tuesday night. He refused to speak until reporters turned their lights off, then addressed them in “near darkness.”
This blogaround brought to you by soup.Recommended Reading:Mariame Kaba: [Content Note: Carcerality; abuse; violence; misogynoir] Free Us All: Participatory Defense Campaigns as Abolitionist OrganizingTauriq Moosa: [CN: White supremacy]...Show More Summary
Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Legend of the Immortal Disney Franchise swashbuckles into theaters on May 26, and the Hollywood Reporter is out with a timely investigation of star Johnny Depp’s disastrous financial life. The piece is bursting with the kind of succulent details that make for top-shelf celebrity schadenfreude. Show More Summary
On Monday, former acting attorney general Sally Yates testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism about connections to Russia throughout Trump's campaign team and administration. Remember how she told...Show More Summary
This is a real thing that happened at the White House press briefing, where Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was filling in for Sean Spicer (who was presumably lost in a hedge): The White House deputy press secretary just said Comey committed “atrocities.” Atrocities. Show More Summary
At a celebratory Rose Garden gathering after House Republicans passed the American Health Care Act last week, Majority Whip Steve Scalise lauded one of bill’s most important goals: “making sure that patients and doctors are the ones that make their own health care decisions.” Scalise may be sad to learn that a slight majority of U.S. Show More Summary