Category: ReBlogged

The Thanksgiving Massacree

Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant”: the story behind the Thanksgiving staple – Vox


I’ve reblogged Vox’s article on the true story that inspired Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving masterpiece — the Charlie Brown’s Christmas of Thanksgiving, amirite? — to help us to be more thankful for the good things we’ve got and treat each other with kindness in these stressful times.

Trump being acquitted shows how democracy could really die – Vox


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The deliberate flaunting of democracy and the open destruction of it by the GOP just pisses me off. They are so sure that the electorate either cannot or will not hold them accountable that they aren’t even bothering to hide it. If we let them get away with it in November. If we don’t vote Trump and the Senate majority out in November, then we really are the United Fucking States of Fucking Stupid.

‘Get a Weapon’ — A Story of Deployment, Sexual Harassment, and Sexism from The Atlantic


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We need to develop everyday empathy with the people we encounter in our daily lives. That is to have a better understanding of their experience and our contributions to it.

This is a reblogged story of a woman’s experience working in Iraq shortly after the fall of Baghdad. It helped me understand the constant corrosive nature of sexism on women, which can easily be extended to the constant corrosive nature of racism on PoC’s.

Trump’s mental health is now a “national and global emergency” and will lead to his “disgrace and downfall” Dr. Bandy Lee


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We’ve been talking about Trump’s mental health since he descended the gold scented elevator seemingly a lifetime ago. But, now things are serious and we mean it this time. Now, we are reaching imminent danger to self and others. While we’re not talking suicidal shooting rampage, we are talking about destroying the country or even the world.

Can We Prevent Mass Shootings By Preventing Suicide? | FiveThirtyEight


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Red flag laws have become the new bump stock bans which became the new large-capacity magazine ban which became the new enhanced background checks which became the new assault weapons ban. So, if you’re feeling slightly dizzy and nauseous like we’ve whirled right past this one, too, already, well, I understand. But, red flag laws might have the magic of being the best of both worlds: preventing suicides and mass shootings! This article from FiveThirtyEight.com explains it all and still manages to shoot gun reform laws in the dick!

Fighting fascism could get you classified as a terrorist – but the Raccoons of the Resistance are here | First Dog on the Moon | Opinion | The Guardian


Every now and again a little silly cute humor is needed to pull the soul back from the dank darkness of our political abyss. Luckily, we have the First Dog on the Moon drawing Raccoons of the Resistance over at The Guardian to help us with that. Have a read of their comic about saving us all from fascism! It’ll do you good, especially if you read it while drinking a #MoscowMitchMule

Fear of Change; Embracing Change

Trump vs. Obama: a new theory of why Republicans and Democrats fight – Vox


A re-blogging of an interview of March Hetherington by Exra Klein on Vox.com. They discuss Hetherington and Weiler’s theory that the political divide between Repubes and Dems is based on how each side views the world. The Repubes view the world as fundamentally dangerous, the Dems as safer. I add that makes Repubes risk averse and Dems risk tolerant. Let me know what you think in the comments.

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