Excerpts from my feeds
The internet isn’t big enough to hold all the things I’m thankful for, this year and every year, so I’m keeping it short. (Yes, this is me being short. I’m bad at it; it’s the holidays, deal with it.)
I am especially grateful that, for the first time in my life, I am surrounded by people who actually know me and love that person. They don’t care out of reluctant requirement. They do more than accept me. They want me as a friend — as real family, as a collaborator, a contributor, a co-resister, a fellow movement builder and a voice in their chorus. Thank you, all of you.
Busy week! After being all telethon all day all week for two weeks, I was everywhere. Here’s a few places you can find me:
Dennis Trainor, Jr’s The Resistance Report: Don’t Mess With The Lady Parts of Texas
My Tawkers Live Chat: ICYMI Your Selfie is a Cry For Help
The Best of the Left Podcast, activism segment: Small Business Saturday
The Hal Sparks Radio Program: Voters Reject Abortion Restrictions, AGAIN (11/23/13)
My favorite three things:
President Obama’s Achievements: OBL. ✔ Gaddafi. ✔ Syria’s CW. ✔ Interim Iran Deal After Over Three Decades. ✔ Republican Tears? ✔
— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) November 24, 2013
— Imani ABL (@AngryBlackLady) November 24, 2013
Eric gets two number twos because he’s an amazing twitter follow:
— Eric Wolfson (@ericwolfson) November 27, 2013
— Eric Wolfson (@ericwolfson) November 24, 2013
Because the response to THIS nonsense from Jezebel http://jezebel.com/selfies-arent-empowering-theyre-a-cry-for-help-1468965365 was spectacularly awesome and empowering….
Do I like selfies? Yes. Because Frida Kahlo. #feministselfie
— Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) November 22, 2013
PS This prompted the live chat I did at Tawkers with Lauren Rankin (transcript in “shameless plugs”).
I cried through this. You will too. Read it anyway. An Interview With An Abortion Doctor Who Can No Longer Do His Job
There are more than 90 vacancies in the courts. With the current 50/50 split between democratic and republican appointed judges, this development is HUGE. Judges last longer than presidential administrations. Senate Democrats Just Went Nuclear and Changed the Filibuster; Here’s Why from Mother Jones
You should be reading this blog and following Jaclyn on Twitter. Go do it now. I went to a Crisis Pregnancy Center. Again.
Podcasts & clips:
You have to watch this. HAVE TO. Even if you have a vague notion that the laws in this country are skewed and that we have a twisted sense of justice, you have never heard a rape survivor explain what it feels like to WIN in court and watch her rapist walk free. Courtney Andrews is the bravest person on the planet, and she was on Melissa Harris-Perry
I post Lee Camp’s stuff a lot because I dig it and we’re friends. If for some reason you gloss over the videos because I use them too much, watch this one. It’s the best in ages.
Rachel Maddow, audio podcast 11/20/13: Elizabeth Warren makes the case for economic populism
Hey, Iran was a thing this week! Michael Brooks explains:
The “nuclear option” and “filibuster rule changes” and “court packing” allegations giving you a migraine? Cliff Schecter and Sam Seder help you out: The Majority Report, Casual Friday 11/22/13
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) November 25, 2013
— Sarah Tuttle (@niais) November 26, 2013
Seen on the way in to work this morning. pic.twitter.com/dcuUM7Fotu
— David Silverman (@MrAtheistPants) November 27, 2013
I love our copy desk. pic.twitter.com/STjlYWDiVM
— Jess SilverGreenberg (@jbsgreenberg) November 22, 2013
Twit pic of day. File under logic is irrelevant: pic.twitter.com/DRFK8tQ3Oz
— ilyse hogue (@ilyseh) November 26, 2013
I asked (sarcastically): “Is it possible to be pregnant without having sex?” Co-worker responds: “are you pregnant with emotions?”
— Alison Turkos (@alisonturkos) November 21, 2013
— Eric Wolfson (@ericwolfson) November 22, 2013
I mean, I learned gender role mean jack shit from my dad, who is a tap dancing police officer.
— GothFeminist (@gothfeminist) November 23, 2013
— Marian M (@marianround3) November 23, 2013
Was it crippling sanctions that brought Iran to the table? OR ACTUALLY FUCKING TALKING TO THEM.
— Jamie Kilstein (@jamiekilstein) November 24, 2013
Warren as “Hillary’s nightmare;” Michelle as “feminist nightmare:” DC media seems to be having lots of nightmares about powerful women.
— Rebecca Traister (@rtraister) November 22, 2013
The echo chamber should be used as an incubator for ideas. The real work is making those ideas realities outside the chamber.
— Kenzo Shibata (@KenzoShibata) November 23, 2013
Speaker Boehner’s office confirms he has successfully enrolled in Obamacare, 45 mins. after critical blog post – @jparkABC
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 21, 2013
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