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It’s A Small Sexist World After All

International House of Sexist Asshats
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The International Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuit convened today to reflect upon how the world still revolves around sexist asshats. On the one hand, it gives us a feeling of solidarity with our slandered and stultified sisters because we all deal with the fact that the betesticled among us truly do run this joint. On [&hellip
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The International Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuit convened today to reflect upon how the world still revolves around sexist asshats. On the one hand, it gives us a feeling of solidarity with our slandered and stultified ...
International House of Sexist Asshats

It’s A Small Sexist World After All

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The International Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuit convened today to reflect upon how the world still revolves around sexist asshats. On the one hand, it gives us a feeling of solidarity with our slandered and stultified sisters because we all deal with the fact that the betesticled among us truly do run this joint. On [&hellip
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This week in the category of necessary but probably hopeless legislation we have H.R. 5221. The “Preventing Tragedies Between Police and Communities Act of 2016” would require police departments around the country to use ...
There is legislation right now that could reduce deadly police encounters.

The Escalating Need For De-escalation

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This week in the category of necessary but probably hopeless legislation we have H.R. 5221. The “Preventing Tragedies Between Police and Communities Act of 2016” would require police departments around the country to use de-escalation training and techniques in order to continue to receive certain federal grant money. The bill is base
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I have the terrible habit of reading about history. So now that our country seems at a precipice of change, I thought it a good idea to read about how that has played out in the past. Here’s the thing, I get the whole ...
All just a little bit of history repeating...

Top 4 Signs You’re About to Elect a Dictator

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I have the terrible habit of reading about history. So now that our country seems at a precipice of change, I thought it a good idea to read about how that has played out in the past. Here’s the thing, I get the whole Godwin’s Law scenario, but I sometimes wonder if we’ve desensitized ourselves [&hellip
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Gather round and I’ll tell you the best kept secret in the history of time: everyone’s family is stone cold nuts. You may think you know some people whose families are boringly normal but you won’t have to dig too deep ...
Just Try To Keep The Fun in Dysfunction

Everyone’s Family is Nuts

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Gather round and I’ll tell you the best kept secret in the history of time: everyone’s family is stone cold nuts. You may think you know some people whose families are boringly normal but you won’t have to dig too deep to find out that is total crap. Seriously. Go talk to your friends and [&hellip
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It was clear months ago that there were no more grown-ups left in the room. Presidential candidates seemed caught between being in their “terrible two’s” and the awkward bully stage of junior high school. So it ...
No, It Does Not Go Without Saying

The Bern Left Me Cold

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It was clear months ago that there were no more grown-ups left in the room. Presidential candidates seemed caught between being in their “terrible two’s” and the awkward bully stage of junior high school. So it shouldn’t be surprising that now not only do Republican campaign events end in violence and threats; now the Democrats [&
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On May 10 New York legislators introduced a bill to legalize medical aid-in-dying. Similar legislation is being considered in other states and earlier this year California became the fifth state to legalize the practice, ...
This could be the year that finally starts to change

Too Few States Allow Medical Aid In Dying

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On May 10 New York legislators introduced a bill to legalize medical aid-in-dying. Similar legislation is being considered in other states and earlier this year California became the fifth state to legalize the practice, which allows doctors to prescribe lethal medication to terminally ill patients if certain specific criteria are met. T
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In the latest sign of end times, Florida vigilante George Zimmerman wants to auction off the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin, a 17-year old unarmed African-American boy. As if that wasn’t horrific enough, Zimmerman ...
Step 1: Open Your Ears and Mind More Than Your Mouth

How To Talk About Race Without Being An Asshat

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In the latest sign of end times, Florida vigilante George Zimmerman wants to auction off the gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin, a 17-year old unarmed African-American boy. As if that wasn’t horrific enough, Zimmerman wants to use the money from the auction to challenge the Black Lives Matter movement. After I stopped repeatedly [&helli
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Walt Whitman got America. If he were alive and kicking today, I wonder if he would be the great white American hope. Instead, of, well, let’s not even say it. I’m well aware that as a resident of the heathen-haven ...
I Hear America Not Singing

Looking For a Sliver of Hope in America

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Walt Whitman got America. If he were alive and kicking today, I wonder if he would be the great white American hope. Instead, of, well, let’s not even say it. I’m well aware that as a resident of the heathen-haven New York City, my values are apparently out of touch with other of my fellow [&hellip
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Soon President Obama will become the first sitting U.S. President to visit Hiroshima, one of two Japanese cities the United States dropped nuclear bombs on at the end of World War II. Mr. Obama had said for several years ...
Can The U.S. Admit Its Weaknesses and Still Be Strong?

The Game of Sorry

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Soon President Obama will become the first sitting U.S. President to visit Hiroshima, one of two Japanese cities the United States dropped nuclear bombs on at the end of World War II. Mr. Obama had said for several years that he would like to visit the city and with his upcoming trip to the G7 [&hellip
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The Panama Papers went live on Monday May 9. So if you’re looking for something fun to do you can now search through the massive data leak and find out specifically who has been avoiding paying their fair share of taxes. ...
The only question is how to kill them

The Panama Papers are Live, Tax Havens Should Be Dead

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The Panama Papers went live on Monday May 9. So if you’re looking for something fun to do you can now search through the massive data leak and find out specifically who has been avoiding paying their fair share of taxes. There have been some surprises in the data (Jackie Chan?) and some non-surprises (Vladimir [&hellip
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It’s fitting that while I was researching viewpoints for this post that I really had to pee. Unlike transgender individuals in North Carolina, I didn’t have the extra pressure of deciding between violating state law or ...
North Carolina, HB2, and Discrimination

He Sued, She Sued

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It’s fitting that while I was researching viewpoints for this post that I really had to pee. Unlike transgender individuals in North Carolina, I didn’t have the extra pressure of deciding between violating state law or relieving myself in a facility where I felt uncomfortable and unsafe. But it made me think; something the majority [&
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This campaign isn’t being decided by you, it isn’t being decided by me, and it isn’t being decided by all the other American citizens who will (hopefully) cast a vote in November. Instead, it seems to be in the ...
One Person, No Vote

Donald Trump v. Special Interests: A Wake Up Call for Democrats

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This campaign isn’t being decided by you, it isn’t being decided by me, and it isn’t being decided by all the other American citizens who will (hopefully) cast a vote in November. Instead, it seems to be in the hands of the media, and more importantly, the people and groups who don’t care about the [&hellip
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For the longest time we complained about how far too few ‘Muricans bothered to vote and now here we are, staring into the abyss waiting for the sweet darkness to overtake us and wishing most of the people who schlepped ...
Where Did We Put Our Passports?

Trumpocalypse: THIS IS NOT A DRILL

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For the longest time we complained about how far too few ‘Muricans bothered to vote and now here we are, staring into the abyss waiting for the sweet darkness to overtake us and wishing most of the people who schlepped their lardasses out of their recliners had just stayed home to watch reruns of The [&hellip
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