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Saturday, March 25th, 2017
6:25 am
* Warning: Contains graphic images of a murder victim. "Russia's dark dealings a split screen scandal:"

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* "Being a Putin opponent is dangerous business:"

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* "A dire period of scandal for Trump in turmoil:"

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* "Sanders: Gorsuch answers not satisfactory:"

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* "Schumer: Wrong to vote on Gorsuch while Trump under investigation:"

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* "Schumer urges Ryan to consider replacing Nunes as Intel chair:"

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* Trump called off the ACA Repeal. Can we take a moment to boggle that the house "Freedom Caucus" resisted Trumpcare on the grounds amoung other things that the bill would not kill enough pregnant women and new borns by denying them access to pre-natal care. O.o

* "Bernie Sanders: We beat right-wing extremists today:"

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* "Rest In Power and Peace, Alphonza:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/rest-in-power-and-peace-alphonza.html

* "Dad seeks school dismissals over alleged 'sex toy' claim:" http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/education/2017/03/23/dad-seeks-school-dismissals-over-alleged-sex-toy-claim/99555540/

* "Move Over, Taboo. America's New Favorite Game Is Trumpboo!:"

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* "Legion's Creativity Hits a New High Ahead of the Finale:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/legions-creativity-hits-new-high-ahead-finale/

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1:22 am
* Trump called off the ACA Repeal.

* Someone wrote some lovely how to get started suggestions at the bottom of my post about people being intimidated by certain kinds of art. http://geekwithsandwich.tumblr.com/post/158751136306/i-feel-like-people-get-intimidated-by-elite

* Today was a total fail. I did manage fourish hours of sleep before getting up for the Doctor, but it was a molasses day. Uncooperative body. Cat clinging to my arm or trying to climb onto my chest or shoulder. everything taking subtley crucially longer than it needed too. traffic congestion. Slow pedestrians. The ticket machine freezing for two key minutes. It all added up to me missing my window by a literal two minutes. I am not convinced this is the right antibiotic, and my reschedule to find out if the lab results match my antibiotic isn't until April 3rd, so if the antibiotics don't kick in tomorrow, I will just have to learn to live with the pneumonia until sometime next month. Let's hope they kick in tomorrow, shall we.

All I actually managed today was hanging the sheets a task always made more adventurous by Tavy, who button who gets as excited as a sugar high second grader on parachute day and expresses this by trying to maul one whenever one tries to do anything at all with the fitted sheet.

* Black Sails XXXVI:

* I think this was an episode is about the women: their power, their relationships with each other, their development moving alliances closer. Whereas most of the men's scenes were about the fragility of the men's alliances and widening fault lines.

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Friday, March 24th, 2017
1:17 am
* The Republicans have postponed the vote to take health care away from 24 million hard working Americans. It's not dead and we need to keep the pressure up.

Watching people in the town halls begging there Congressmen not to kill them, their wives, their parents, and/or children very specifically, naming the diseases that they have and that that vote will literally kill them without their cancer treatment, medications, etc., I started thinking of Die Ins. I know some of you are too young to remember these though you may have seen stills or the like. Back in the days when people were dying so incredibly fast, when the press was mostly ignoring or demonizing the dead and dying, when no one gave a fuck in Washington that we were losing a goodly chunk of two generations of our Queer community, when the President refused to even say the words HIV and AIDS, when the politicians were fighting hard against funding for research and prevention backed by the Christian Wrong, the literal dying used to go and protest in this way. I think that the heartless conscienceless monsters who want to kill so many of us (us being ordinary people) so the riches 2% and the insurance companies can get yet another tax cut. They preach about us not wanting to die as an evil undeserved entitlement, but what about the incredible entitlement of the very rich who want to take someone's cancer treatments or their insulin because as people who were born incredible wealthy they believe the whole of our government only exists to take away from the poor and middle class to give to them these undeserved and unneeded extras. This is blood money.

They should have to step over the bodies of the sick and the elderly and the injured every fucking place they go. The should have to step over us going into and out of their district offices and homes. They should have to step over us on the way to vote. They are their richest 2% donars should have to step over us going into and out of speeches and fundraisers. They have proved thy are incapable of decency, empathy, or shame, but they can be made personally uncomfortable and they are capable of noticing how the optics might effect their reputations.

We need to bring back the Die Ins because if we can not stop them the death toll will be terrible.

* "Attacker in Midtown stabbing admits he wanted to kill black men:" http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/suspect-midtown-knife-killing-surrenders-cops-article-1.3005263

* "Why Is A Hate Group Meddling In An Illinois School Board Race?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/why-is-hate-group-meddling-in-illinois.html



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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
6:09 am
* There has been horrific, persistent, large scale, deadly flooding in Peru with displacement on a scale I honestly can't wrap my head around. Want to help? https://www.ammado.com/community/193613

* "London attack: Five dead in Westminster terror attack:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39359158

* "Dmitry Orlov: Social Collapse Best Practices:" http://longnow.org/seminars/02009/feb/13/social-collapse-best-practices/

* We appear to have bombed a refugee school in Raqqa.

* "Russian paid Manafort millions to help Putin influence US:"

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* "Trump case a lesson in intelligence gathering:"

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* "Nunes muddies Trump probe with abrupt claim of new evidence:"

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* All nominations still under discussion need to be haulted. People who have clearly committed felonies (Flynn and Manafort) need to be arrested right away, and there needs to be a full proper independent inquiry to see who else needs arresting. This isn't some piddly blow job situation; this is a safety and security of the Nation and the World situation.

* "Rep Schiff: Trump Russia case now 'more than circumstantial':"

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* "Russian info-war tactics in US election continue:"

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* "No, it Really is that Bad:" http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2017/02/no-is-really-is-that-bad

* "SCOTUS integrity damaged by GOP stolen seat:"

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* "Franken questions Trump & Gorsuch’s judgment:"

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* "Former GOP chairman charged with voter fraud:"

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* "Dahlia Lithwick - The Politicization of Neil Gorsuch's SCOTUS Confirmation - Extended Interview:"

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* "Sanders: AHCA is tax plan to help the wealthy:"

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* "The Barbarians Inside the Gates: Can the Center Hold?:" https://medium.com/bioneers/the-barbarians-inside-the-gates-can-the-center-hold-25ea6408bd5e#.i3b13f53n

* "Why Is A Hate Group Meddling In An Illinois School Board Race?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/why-is-hate-group-meddling-in-illinois.html

* This has got to be the Alaska equivalent of Florida Man. "Snake found on a plane. Yes, really... snake on a plane:" http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39349326/snake-found-on-a-plane-yes-really-snake-on-a-plane

* "Africa's Sean Spicer & Not Coming to America:"

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* "So Much News, So Little Time:"

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* "Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse - Why Is President Trump Campaigning Again?:"

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* "Dalai Lama: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* "Trump's Hard Power Budget :"

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* "Steve Bannon's Bathtub Musings:"

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* "The WERD: Screw Unto Others:"

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* "Dr. Sebastian L. v. Gorka, Trump Whisperer:"

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* "Great Moments In Women's History:"

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* "Jeff Sessions Tackles Weed And The White House's (Unrelated) Paranoia:"

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* "Josh Lucas Had A Machine Gun Pointed At Him:"

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* "Ryan Reynolds & Jake Gyllenhaal Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions:"

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* "Ryan Reynolds: Big Questions With Even Bigger Stars :"

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* NWS Obviously. Wait past the credits. "Deadpool Musical - Beauty and the Beast "Gaston" Parody :"

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* I spent so many years trying to fight Doctors who were trying to gaslight me into agreeing that I wasn't sick, including that time I spent half a decade trying to convince someone to do something about Heberton, the tumor colony that was literally killing me, that even after years of dealing with a practice where the Doctor's are willing to actually treat me, it is always a huge relief that they do instead of making me waste huge amounts of energy I haven't got fighting for treatment. Decades of training has made me used to being told I am imaging whatever happens to be actively trying to kill me, which of course plays in "fun" ways with my childhood abuse. I really have no words for how I feel every time a Doctor just tries to fix what wrong instead of trying to retraumatize me out of laziness and/or prejudice.

The lab results weren't back yet, but the x-ray was definitive. This is the first pneumonia I've had in the half decade or so since I was vaccinated against it. I used to get it most years, so the vaccine was so worth it. I started antibiotic number three this morning, one of the alarmingly strong ones. At least it's only once a day, and I'm off my arthritis meds for the duration as I don't like making holes in my stomache. My body pulled one of it's little chronic illness rebellions this evening, though it is hard to tell if it's the pneumonia or the antibiotic or both or neither. They made need to change antibiotic depending on what strain it tuns out to be, but odds are I won't. This has been a bad one, acute more than half the time between the beginning of February and now. In it's own way it's been worse than the six months of lung MRSA.

In other news, Squirrel is recovering well from the influenza and Tavy has been trying terribly hard to be good, poor wee beastie.

* I feel like people get intimidated by "elite" culture. People with a lot of time and money to devote to things like studying Shakespeare or classical music or high end art have a very human interest in making these things into something only the very wealthy and highly educated have a right to enjoy because they are the ones who can tease out the nuance. The thing is though that music, art, dance, theater have mostly been available to everybody to some degree. Shakespeare was for the Groundlings as well as the toffs. Church music had to reach the peasant and the rag picker as well as the Queen, King, and the Princes of the church. Art had patrons and sure, the stuff in palaces were for the very rich, but the same painters put the art on public columns and in churches too where everyone saw it. Music and dance have always belonged to everyone even if certain types were more common in one setting or another. even opera had cheap seats when it was new. The barrier between the art of the rich and the art of the poor is a very modern thing, even though we all grew up thinking there was this line between popular and high art. It is bull shit. If you like something and enjoy it, there is nothing wrong with that. your tastes may change with age and exposure and/or study, but never let any one tell you that something that gives you pleasure isn't good enough, and a hundred times that never let anyone tell you you aren't good enough to understand and enjoy something. If it makes you feel something, than that bit of music/art/theater/dance/poetry/whatever worked on some level. That needs to be enough.

It is also absolutely valid NOT to like something, even when everyone seems to be telling you you should. Everyone has a right to their own taste and don’t like anyone tell you different.

* I despise everything about the commercial where the girl mocks her mother on line for #having a cold because #every one gets them so #shut up.

* "The Walking Dead Gives Us a Tasty, Satisfying Filler Ep:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/the-walking-dead-7x14/

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
12:14 am
* "Russia attacks to demonstrate parity with US on cyber-power:"

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* "Hearing probes Trump Russia 2016 coordination:"

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* "John Dean: White House is 'in a cover up mode':"

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* "Planned Parenthood tells Trump it won't end abortions in exchange for continued funding:" http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/322597-planned-parenthood-tells-trump-it-wont-end-abortions-in-exchange-for

* "Sesame Street has been mocking Trump since the ‘80s:"

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* "Is Fox News the Real President?:"

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* "Trump Lies on Twitter During a Congressional Hearing on His Twitter Lies:"

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* As is often the case when a sample is needed it suddenly becomes difficult to produce one. I tried at every waking from 5AMish on. I am currently well enough to sleep about an hour at a time with the right medication, which was timed to wear off about when getting a lung sample would be useful, so it wasn't a bad plan. Nothing. So much nothing. I had reached the point where I decided to just bring the thing with me and go get the x-ray, and had dresssed, when Squirrel came to tell me he needed the car quick, which was fine. I started serious hydration as sometimes that helps.

I literally had just put the key in the ignition when eureka! I quickly labelled it and drove down there to turn it in, masking up first lest I infect everyone. There was the usual wait, but they have good phlebotomists, so the line moved quickly. I popped in at the library on the way to my x-ray which trip involved a bewildering array of back roads, since my small city has something like five competing grid systems all radiating out o the original five towns that got swallowed up into one sprawling, but not even a little dense metro area.

I had correctly remembered which building in the medical district I was aiming for and I swear either the signage is better or the lower amount of vegetation at this time of year made it all dramatically easier to see. As usual, there was trouble with my paperwork, even though the labs were properly submitted. There is always trouble with my paperwork when I go for things like X-rays, MRIs, Cat scans, etc., so I wasn't even a little surprised. It wasn't my doctor being overwhelmed with emergencies this time (50%) chance, but something to do with mis-routing at a central hub (the other 50%), resolved fairly quickly with a fax from my Doctor. It was painful and left me with bruises (from low lying obstacles to trip over, but done.

I have Doctor at too damned early tomorrow, at which point I'll find out how bad it is and what if anything we are doing about it. Let us hope Pharmacy will take my handful of change as a copay. I have enough for full coverage, but not sliding, though now and then Pharmacy waves copays for sliding scale patients if you really need the meds and their quota for the month isn't full. this is why I go there with the limited hours instead of a real pharmacy because they are cheapest and sometimes they will rescue one when all else fails. *fingers crossed*

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Monday, March 20th, 2017
10:47 pm
"If a nuclear bomb is dropped on your city, here's where you should run and hide:" http://www.businessinsider.com/nuclear-explosion-fallout-radiation-survival-shelter-2017-3

* RIP. "Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode (Live 1958):"

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* As of Saturday, I am too ill to sleep properly. Amoung other problems, the rattling growl in my chest is loud enough to wake me with alarm every time I relax my rib cage. I spend nearly twice as much time "resting" with very little actual rest resulting. Sigh.

They did not call me back over my lungs by 5PM. Having activated the replacement card yesterday, and knowing the payment was cleared I went out for decongestant today (I have no hope of even short bursts of low quality sleep without decongestant), only to have the card declined. I got it anyway as rationing has only then me so far, but I suspect this and whatever they end up prescribing later in the week will put me under on the car insurance payment. I cam home to sort it and it turns out that when I reported the fraudulent charges a while back, they cancelled the card en route instead of the card the fraudulent charges were on. Because of course they did. I know it's a stupid 29.00, but it's rather needed for things like medicine right now and not next week. They think they can get it to me by Friday, but that'll be too late for meds. We'll see how fucked I am when the Doctor gets back to me. I am so fucking tired of poverty. I wish they'd tell us how much longer they expect the rent to be double to pay off the construction to stop everything leaking. Even a ball park figure would help. One year? Five?

* Update: They called back after 7PM, poor things. They were still in the office, which means they had a 12 hour day. Looks like they not only want the sample, but a chest x-ray, which means we're now in the $100.00 range on copays for services and meds this week. *wince* Nothing for it but to go and worry about payment next month for everything but meds. I've got a too damned early in the morning appointment for Wednesday, which means I'll be all over town tomorrow morning getting the sample in and x-rays taken. If my availability is weir all week, this is why.

If it feels like I am sick a lot you aren’t imagining it. It’s normal with my delightful collection of genetic degenerative nasties for me to be ill a lot, and I’ve ha this pathogen since early February. If you think you are tired of it.... At least I’ve just managed to stay out of ER.

Oh, and I found my keys. It turns out they'd slipped into a side pouch on my messenger bag, so Tavy was blameless.

* Tavy has been lobbying the last couple of weeks to be allowed to curl up with the lap top vent on the grounds that he is now mature enough not to wreck havoc. I know him, however, and was understandably skeptical. Last night, his body language actually looked promising, so I removed the Tavy guard that normally protects the lap top from violent raiding, and moved several thins to less convenient locations to protect them from him flopping around. he managed a whole half hour before attempting a destructive raid on hands and keyboard, so odds are I will allow supervised visits as long as his body language says nap, not play.

* I bet you could make a really good BBC sitcom based on a 14th century village. It would somewhere between All Creatures Great and Small and the Stephen Fry Kingdom in tone, with a touch of Yes Minister.

It could be really funny done right. Frankpledges and malefactors of the Marsh. Arguments on court day about Ale fines and the ownership of ducks. Strong minded village women hitting handsy drunk farmer with frying pans. Amusing period slang insults. Well meaning young cleric in search of a *ahem* “housekeeper.” Various Stewards and the like caught between village reality and the Lord and Lady’s expectations.

* Jokes for Nerds: Aristotle and Plato Edition: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158650975707/quinfirefrorefiddle-demonbloodsausagedog

Walking Dead: I want Jesus to get a boyfriend, but at the same time, that show is very into "kill your gays" and if he gets a partner, odds are one of them will die shortly after. Apparently, I'm really invested emotionally in an ACE Darryl, which can only lead to disappointment, but oh would I like there to be an Ace character in something I watch and Darryl would be perfect for all sorts of reasons.

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Saturday, March 18th, 2017
11:26 pm
* "Ethno-nationalism sweeping the west?:"

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* "Tillerson, China, and tensions over North Korea:"

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* "Trump scandals overshadow Navy's biggest corruption case:"

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* "From baseless tweet to international incident:"

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* "PBS on the chopping Block:"

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* "Was fired U.S. Attorney investigating HHS secretary Price?:"

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* "Obamacare is not in ‘death spiral’:"

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* "Was Jane Austen poisoned? New evidence about the writer’s weakened eyes raises questions.:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/03/13/was-jane-austen-poisoned-new-evidence-about-the-writers-weakened-eyes-raises-questions/?utm_term=.13b492d4fa95

* "Supernatural, Season 12, Episode 15: Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/03/supernatural-season-12-episode-15.html

* "The Selfish Redemption:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/03/the-selfish-redemption.html

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5:06 pm
* 45 Fucks Up Our Relationship with Great Brittan and Germany as Part of his Ten year Racist Vendetta against President Obama. Today 45 decided to not only create an international incident with GB by repeatedly lying that they gave him the information he made up when he decided to pretend that President Obama somehow personally wire tapped him even though President Obama clearly has not, but not content with that dragged Angela Merkle, current leader of the free world now that we've abdicated all attempts to play a responsible international role by putting a toddler in the oval office and firing all the upper career diplomats at the state Department who were competent and knew how to diplomat, into this persecution fantasy 45 had dreamed up and insists on clinging to as part of his decade of nonsense aimed at persecuting President Obama that started with his refusal to accept that President Obama's birth certificate wasn't valid on the grounds that Obama is black and therefore couldn't have a valid birth certificate or be a U S citizen.

Angela Merkle’s side eyes while 45 was using her as a prop for his nonsense were priceless though. Did I mention he also decided to start out by insulting her by refusing to shake her hand? Because that happened too.

* A third installment of things that make me go Hmmmm About the Preet Bahara firing. It turns out Mr. Bahara was investigating Trump's HHS Secretary, Tom Price, over fishy stock trades.

* "South LA man convicted of writing hate speech on LGBT Center:" http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20170316/south-la-man-convicted-of-writing-hate-speech-on-lgbt-center

* "TransGriot Perv Watch- Oklahoma TBLGQ Oppressor Busted For Child Prostitution:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/transgriot-perv-watch-oklahoma-tblgq.html

* "Tubercular Venus: When the Beauty Standard was Dying:" https://deadmaidens.com/2017/03/16/tubercular-venus-when-the-beauty-standard-was-dying/

* "A court's decision in a Maine labor dispute hinged on the absence of an Oxford comma:" https://qz.com/932004/the-oxford-comma-a-maine-court-settled-the-grammar-debate-over-serial-commas-with-a-ruling-on-overtime-pay-for-dairy-truck-drivers/

* So remember the horrible combination infection I had in February that recolonized my lungs? It has been getting gradually worse, to the point of it causing me rather extreme distress that woke me up at five this morning. I am suspecting they'll be wanting to sample it Monday, at which point we can use targeted antibiotics and probably solve it. I just need to hold on. Squirrel has been horribly sick all week, which turns out to be unrelated as he forgot his flu shot and I did not. His strain is very specifically still well covered by my shot. He's quarantined in his room and not going to work, obviously. The poor thing is basically living on Popsicles and crystal lite.

The fever, pain, and coughing not withstanding, I had to go out today, so I masked up. My keys are missing; I am suspecting Tavy dragged them off somewhere. I used the back ups, but the shapes are different and I can't get back into the building on my own easily. It was pouring down rain, because of course it was. There was no parking anywhere near where I had to go anywhere I had to go, which was extra ugly given my lungs are now lacy and making that annoying wheezy whine when I walk. Okay, technically there was a handy capped spot right where I needed to go, but the construction workers had "helpfully" filled it with their crap, because of course they did. I gave up after three passes of a several block radius as we were low on gas. I did manage to sort things out in under five minutes when I did find parking at the library (three passes. I was about to give up and go see if there was parking at the courthouse or my Doctor' as they called me specifically to get me to come down today over a mix up that somehow couldn't wait until Monday when there would be more parking an I'll like be down there with my sample anyway. Sigh). Having the wrong keys meant no self check out. Of course. I did manage to find parking a block away at the other minor errand on the way back, then went to use my ACE coupon for some ant traps, glue, and garden stuff I'm going to need shortly. Only the credit card was dead, because the replacement was delayed in the mail, because of course it was. (I called when I got home and it should be sorted). I got home, fever up and coughing chunks again to discover Tavy had puked my bed. Of course he had. I surprised him with the medicine finger and started clean up. (I'll have to change sheets but I needed food, rest, and a lung treatment, as a sheet change is a big exhausting project, since I'm no longer strong enough to lift the mattress properly.) There are things I've been doing bit by bit to sort out the garden for Spring. Today I had some prepping, and to sort out the strawberries before the Spring growth got much further along. Various other perennials needed some degree of the same, etc.. I did a little light weeding, during which I discovered more lettuce starts, so I had to do a little rearranging so they could get better light. (That's the third container with greens in it so far). Various sprouts and things needed checking, etc..

Then I started the lunch preheat, fended off Tavy's "help" which mostly consisted of climbing me like a jungle gym, prewashed dishes, and while lunch cooked set up four tins of aquarium soil to be ready to autoclave once lunch had vacated the oven. They are still in there as I simply hadn't the energy to decant them and do another round. I thought of a better arrangement for perennials while Tavy and I were watching ice skating during lung time, so I had to quick do that and wash up after for... I've lost count. At least the fever's a little lower and Tavy is napping as I type this.

* "Aubrey Plaza Shines as Legion's Amazing Villain Finally Reveals Itself :" https://www.thefandomentals.com/aubrey-plaza-shines-legions-villain/

* "Mortality Bites; or, You Think They’re Normal But Your Parents Could Be Hiring Hitmen Under Your VERY NOSE:" https://www.ofgeography.com/single-post/2017/03/07/Mortality-Bites-or-You-Think-They%E2%80%99re-Normal-But-Your-Parents-Could-Be-Hiring-Hitmen-Under-Your-VERY-NOSE

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Friday, March 17th, 2017
3:41 pm
* "Trump's proposed State Department budget cuts put US at risk:"

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* Sean Spicer wants Americans to know that their drastic cuts to Meals on Wheels and free and reduced school lunches is actually "the compassionate thing to do" as it will save the very rich money, and we should save our compassion for the very rich instead of the elderly people and children they are literally planning to starve who clearly do not deserve it.

* "Russian hackers targeted down-ballot races:"

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* "Hawaii AG on new ruling against Trump travel ban:"

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* Dear Paul Ryan, this is how insurance works: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158490977272/notimpossiblejustabitunlikely-tielan

* "Pregnancy-Related Deaths Doubled in Texas After Abortion Clinics Closed:" http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/08/pregnancy-related-deaths-doubled-in-texas.html

* Queer History: the Ponte Vecchio: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158489533727/this-is-the-ponte-vecchio-in-florence-a-late

* "Health Care in America: Should We Just Let Poor People Die?:"

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* "Sam The Snowman Tells The Tale Of The Late Show And The Winter Storm :"

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* "A Monologue From Stephen Colbert As Rex Tillerson As Wayne Tracker:"

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* "Bassem Youssef Worries He's In The Middle Eastern Version Of 'Get Out':"

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* "Deepest State:"

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* "Checking in with the #Resistance:"

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* "Full Frontal Is Scared: Bassem Youssef Edition:"

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* "Aloha, Muslim Ban (but the "Goodbye" Aloha):"

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* "The Dutch Ditch Their Own Crazy-Haired Populist:"

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* "Ask the Brexpert:"

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* Every time that add for whitewashed Ghost in the Cell comes on, I get angry all over again. I keep thinking they could have cast, say Rinko Kikuchi from Pacific Rim, and I'd have been so happy to go see it. Racism: why can't have nice things.

* "Listen to Grace Slick's Hair-Raising Vocals in the Isolated Track for "White Rabbit" (1967) :" http://www.openculture.com/2017/03/listen-to-grace-slicks-hair-raising-vocals-in-the-isolated-track-for-white-rabbit-1967.html

* Expanded theory of Black Sails prison lighting: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158521833992/jonquility-gwydionmisha-oh-thank-you-how

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Thursday, March 16th, 2017
11:14 pm
* Sean Spicer wants Americans to know that their drastic cuts to Meals on Wheels and free and reduced school lunches is actually "the compassionate thing to do" as it will save the very rich money, and we should save our compassion for the very rich instead of the elderly people and children they are literally planning to starve who clearly do not deserve it.

* Dear Paul Ryan, this is how insurance works: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158490977272/notimpossiblejustabitunlikely-tielan

* "Pregnancy-Related Deaths Doubled in Texas After Abortion Clinics Closed:" http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/08/pregnancy-related-deaths-doubled-in-texas.html

* Queer History: the Ponte Vecchio: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158489533727/this-is-the-ponte-vecchio-in-florence-a-late

* "Health Care in America: Should We Just Let Poor People Die?:"

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* "Sam The Snowman Tells The Tale Of The Late Show And The Winter Storm :"

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* "A Monologue From Stephen Colbert As Rex Tillerson As Wayne Tracker:"

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* "Bassem Youssef Worries He's In The Middle Eastern Version Of 'Get Out':"

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* "Deepest State:"

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* "Checking in with the #Resistance:"

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* "Full Frontal Is Scared: Bassem Youssef Edition:"

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Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
11:06 pm
* Ha! Geert Wilders lost in the Netherlands! He is worse than Trump! Decency prevailed! *fingers crossed on the upcoming French Election*

* "Trump fails again with Muslim ban in court:"

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* The latest Muslim Ban was stopped by a Federal judge hours before it came into effect on the grounds that it violates the Establishment clause.

* I've been debating what to say about the two page of a 2005 tax return that was released, because frankly, two pages out of what are likely many from what is likely the Spiders Georg of Trump tax returns (an outlier), don't actually answer the questions sensible people have about his business dealings and finances. They don't even answer a host of questions one has about 2005. We'd need the whole tax return for that year and a whole bunch of others to get a clear picture. We don't have them, so meh. I'll be all over it if a proper release where ever to occur, but I'm not holding my breath as I don't see that happening without a subpoena or something similar.

* "Why presidents release their tax returns:"

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* "House Intel leaders ask FBI, CIA, NSA for answers on Mike Flynn:"

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* "Warren calls GOP health care bill 'punch in the gut':"

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* Now is a good time to call your Congress Critters. "While we were distracted by Trump, Republicans advanced these 9 terrifying bills:" http://resistancereport.com/politics/gop-bills-congress/

* "Kansas Sen. Steve Fitzgerald compares Planned Parenthood to Nazi death camp:" https://mic.com/articles/171051/kansas-sen-steve-fitzgerald-compares-planned-parenthood-to-nazi-death-camp?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.65G9mh0nx

* This pretty much what we all predicted when the Children Left Behind act passed based on data from states like Georgia doing similar state level "reforms" on things like dropout rates. They just got better at hiding it with practice. "‘Alternative’ Education: Using Charter Schools to Hide Dropouts and Game the System:" https://www.propublica.org/article/alternative-education-using-charter-schools-hide-dropouts-and-game-system

* "Gandalf Shines in The White Rider:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/gandalf-white-rider-lotr-reread/

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Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
9:10 pm
* "Dutch election: PM warns against populism in TV debate with Wilders:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39258957

* "Dutch see Trump as cautionary election lesson amid Wilders ascent:"

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* "Attorney with Trump investigations in purview part of mass firing:"

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* "New Health Care Bill: Find Out Where Your Member Of Congress Stands:" http://www.npr.org/2017/03/10/519629973/new-health-care-bill-find-out-where-your-member-of-congress-stands?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170311

* "Stephen Reaches Out To President Obama Via Microwave:"

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* Black Sails XXXV: The Ghost of Charles Vane and Mirrored Mourning

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12:12 pm
* "Viral, Irish senator standing up to Trump:"

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* More things to make you go hmmmm about the Preet Bharara firing. Deutsche Bank is the single largest lender to Donald Trump. Preet Bharara was investigating Deutsche Bank for a massive money laundering scheme that aided the Russian oligarchs who benefit from Putin's Kleptocracy and have "business ties" with Donald Trump. Firing Mr. Bharara and replacing him with Roger Ailes' attorney is likely to end that investigation.

* "The shocking firing of Preet Bharara:"

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* "24 million would lose insurance under GOP health plan: CBO:"

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* Bernie Sanders is out still being Bernie! "How GOP health plan would affect poor in West Virginia:"

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* "Environmental activists slam Trump’s EPA:"

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* "Tragedy of ‘Time: The Kalief Browder Story’:"

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* "Muslim Marine Tayyib Rashid is offering to stand guard for Jewish cemeteries, synagogues in Chicago:" https://mic.com/articles/169952/this-muslim-marine-is-offering-to-stand-guard-for-jewish-cemeteries-synagogues-in-chicago?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=movement&utm_campaign=social#.fe6E8oDDw

* "The Existence Of Trans Women Is Not Up For Debate, Period:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-existence-of-trans-women-is-not-up.html

* "Casa Ruby Vandalized:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/casa-ruby-vandalized.html

* I said this would be a marathon and not a sprint, but it's always harder living it than imagining it. The dismantling of the already inadequate protections on our civil rights and liberties has been relentless as well as an incredible amount of basic institutions we need to function in a modern society all in under two months. It's depressing to see so much progress roll back so quickly and the constant effort and vigilance required to resist is exhausting. I said back in November that we need artists and comedians and musicians too. This is why. When it is darkest, we must find and savor our moments of delight. I know this is an old song, with a loooong history in the labour movement particularly, but the sentiment it expresses seems to fit this struggle as well as it has so many in the past. Hang in there folks. Keep resitsing, but never forget to feed your heart an spirit too. "Joan Baez- Bread and Roses:"

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* "Can we please let historical women be historical?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158350364122/can-we-please-let-historical-women-be-historical

* "Fascinating Aida - The Market:"

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* "Fascinating Aïda's post-Brexit song - So Sorry Scotland:"

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* I'm likely a hundred under on bills this month, but housing is safe until Fall.

* Where was I Monday? Squirrel and I had a thing we needed to go too, and I was so tired when I got back, I just ate and went to bed. Apologies for the radio silence.

* "No Marvel, You Can't Retcon HYDRA from Nazism and Expect Us to Buy It:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/no-marvel-you-cant-retcon-hydra-from-nazism/

* "The Walking Dead, Season Seven, Episode Thirteen: Bury me Here:" www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/03/the-walking-dead-season-seven-episode_13.html

* This really appeals to my sense of camp. "Ken Day Come-Ons: The Squelching:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/3/13/ken-day-come-ons-the-squelching.html

* "Sunday Sweets: 10 Kids' Cakes The Adults Will Want, Too:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/3/12/sunday-sweets-10-kids-cakes-the-adults-will-want-too.html

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Sunday, March 12th, 2017
11:38 pm
* TW: Rape "Hounded and ridiculed for complaining of rape :" http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-39204086

* "Don Meredith Urged To Resign Over Inappropriate Relationship With 'Vulnerable Teenager':" http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/03/10/don-meredith-senator-resign-senate-mccoy-harder-wells_n_15285384.html

* Makes one really wish someone bright enough to read and understand the intelligence briefs was in the White House, doesn’t it? "China Warns of Arms Race After U.S. Deploys Missile Defense in South Korea:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/07/world/asia/thaad-missile-defense-us-south-korea-china.html?_r=0

* "‘Don’t Be So Desperate to Rub up Against Russia’:" http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/03/diplomats-foreign-policy-experts-trump-state-department-dan-fried-214873

* "Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories:"

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* "Donald Trump's White House 'targeting US journalists with help from Russian intelligence':" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-white-house-us-journalists-russian-intelligence-nsa-analyst-john-schindler-targets-a7615381.html

* "“Purge leftists”: Trump supporter Rep. Steve King wants the president to root out those who oppose him:" http://www.salon.com/2017/03/06/purge-leftists-trump-supporter-rep-steve-king-wants-the-president-to-root-out-those-who-oppose-him/

* Things that make you go hmmmm. It turns out Preet Bharara was investigating FOX News. FOX News started calling for a purge of all pre-Trump political appointees and had received a letter four days before the firing asking him to look into Trump's flagrant breaking of the emoluments clause, so Trump reversed his decision to keep on Preet Bharara, bipartisan anti-corruption crusader, and plans replace him with Roger Ailes lawyer, someone with ties to FOX and Trump who assuredly will kill both investigations. <.< >.>

* "Longtime Trump Adviser Calls Critic a “Stupid Ignorant Ugly B----”:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/03/05/longtime_trump_adviser_roger_stone_calls_critic_a_stupid_ignorant_ugly_bitch.html?utm_content=inf_534_2641_2&wpsrc=socialedge&tse_id=INF_ae3d5d2001f211e7a22fa5876bd4fd44

* "Missouri is the only state not tracking prescription drug use. Here's why:" https://www.statnews.com/2017/03/07/missouri-prescription-drug-database/

* "‘Top Chef’ host talks Trump Resistance:"

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* "What Abortion Looks Like in America Right Now:" http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/01/seven-real-stories-about-the-state-of-abortion-in-america.html

* Defense Against the dark Arts: TERF edition: http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/158302571066/dykejedi-lrresistibie-protect-young-lesbians

* "Deenequia Dodds Case Update:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/deenequia-dodds-case-update.html

* "Wife Discovered With Husband’s Heart, Centuries After Death:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/france-embalmed-heart-rennes-quengo-perrien-archaeology/

* "Complicit - SNL:"

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* I’m old enough that real Al Franken was on SNL in real time when I was a kid. This is incredibly surreal for me that SNL now has a Franken impersonator. "Weekend Update: Al Franken and Jeff Sessions - SNL:"

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Saturday, March 11th, 2017
11:56 pm
* "Montenegro: Russia involved in attempted coup:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/21/europe/montenegro-attempted-coup-accusation/

* Daesh burnt the museum in Mosul including the rare books room. "Rubble and ash in Mosul museum retaken from Islamic State:" http://www.ocregister.com/articles/islamic-746015-state-mosul.html

* "Revised executive order bans travelers from six Muslim-majority countries from getting new visas:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/new-executive-order-bans-travelers-from-six-muslim-majority-countries-applying-for-visas/2017/03/06/3012a42a-0277-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_trumpban-1017a-tabphonenews%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.bd6249b4a0ac

* "Businessman with links to Russia and Donald Trump dies in unexplained circumstances:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/ukranian-businesman-russia-and-donald-trump-dies-michael-cohen-michael-flynn-donald-trump-vladimir-a7612866.html

* "Pence story on Flynn impossible to believe:"

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* "50 days of 'facts':"

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* "Abrupt Trump purge of US attorneys raises questions:"

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* "Former Reagan Aide: “Trump is decimating State Dept…to force military solutions”:" http://shareblue.com/former-reagan-aide-trump-is-decimating-state-dept-to-force-military-solutions/#.WL3B8OmNUtY.twitter

* "Donald Trump’s Worst Deal:" http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/13/donald-trumps-worst-deal

* Someone really ought to read 45 "The Boy who Cried Wolf."

* Looks like the targeted reprisals are starting. "Khizr Khan cancels Toronto trip after being told his travel privileges are being ‘reviewed’: reports:" http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/khizr-khan-forced-to-cancel-toronto-trip-after-being-told-his-travel-privileges-are-being-reviewed/

* "In Trump’s ‘Maternity Leave’ Plan, The Devil — and the Stereotypes — Are In the Details:" https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-freely/trumps-maternity-leave-plan-devil-and-stereotypes-are-details

* "Leashes Come Off Wall Street, Gun Sellers, Polluters and More:" https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/03/05/us/politics/trump-deregulation-guns-wall-st-climate.html?_r=0&referer

* "Privately run immigration detention is so violent that prisoners beg to be kept in solitary:" https://boingboing.net/2017/03/11/captive-audience.html

* "‘Economic terrorism’ bill would toughen penalties on protesters who block roads, damage property:" http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article136241788.html

* "After Decades In The U.S., NY Immigrant With Years-Old Pot Conviction Faces Deportation:" http://gothamist.com/2017/03/03/trump_deportation_ice.php

* "The Creators Of TrumpCare On TrumpCare: 'Don't Call It TrumpCare':"

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* "Maz Jobrani Has Been Directly Impacted By Trump's Travel Ban:"

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* "China's Trump-Branded Massage Parlours Rub Stephen The Wrong Way:"

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* "ASoIaF Re-Read: The Princess in the Tower, AFFC:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/157527809417/asoiaf-re-read-the-princess-in-the-tower-affc

* "The Expanse Escalates Even Further:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/the-expanse-s02-e07/

* "Penny Dreadful, Season 3, Episode 4: A Blade of Grass:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/05/penny-dreadful-season-3-episode-4-blade.html

* "Themes Urban Fantasy Needs to Explore:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/03/themes-urban-fantasy-needs-to-explore.html

* "Storytelling Through Costume: The Badass Black Tank Top Walks the Line:" http://www.tor.com/2017/03/08/storytelling-through-costume-the-badass-black-tank-top-walks-the-line/

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Friday, March 10th, 2017
3:19 am
* "Abortion in Ireland: The fight for choice - BBC News:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39183423

* "Northern Ireland Woman Sentenced Over Self-Induced Abortion:" http://www.refinery29.com/2016/04/107798/northern-irish-woman-self-induced-abortion-news?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post

* "Sexist MP argues women should "earn less” because they’re inferior — and gets shut down:" https://mic.com/articles/170234/watch-this-european-lawmaker-obliterate-another-who-said-women-must-earn-less?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.LrRVzz73H

* "Poisoned River:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/poisoned-river/5888ca17f46523d027f95e11

* "The Urban Rez:" https://video.vice.com/en_ca/video/the-urban-rez-1-349/5888c9b7f46523d027f95e10

* "Russian Hackers Said to Seek Hush Money From Liberal Groups:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-06/russian-hackers-said-to-seek-hush-money-from-liberal-u-s-groups

* "Trump has set the US up to botch a global health crisis:" http://www.vox.com/2017/3/4/14803596/trump-pandemic-response-global-health-cdc

* "Rep Swalwell makes case for independent Trump Russia inquiry:"

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* "Putin animosity for Clinton stems from role at State Department:"

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* "Trump, Tillerson weaken State Department as Putin would want:"

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* "Truth closer on Trump camp pro-Russia influence on GOP platform:"

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* "Signs of continuing Russia influence in US raise alarm:"

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* "Trump leaves State Department out of Mexico meeting:"

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* "Fmr Ambassador Fried: West at lowest we've seen since the 1930s:"

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* Is anyone surprised? "Flynn was a foreign agent during the campaign:"

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* So basically the government will have less revenue and there will be less enforcement against rich tax cheats like Trump and his friends. "Under Trump, an Already Depleted I.R.S. Could Face Deep Cuts:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/us/politics/trump-mnuchin-irs.html?_r=0

* "New EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Is Balking at Trump’s Big Budget Cuts:" http://finance.yahoo.com/news/epa-chief-scott-pruitt-balking-124100391.html

* "Home Alone in the Trump Administration:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/opinion/home-alone-in-the-trump-administration.html?smid=tw-nytopinion&smtyp=cur

* "Interior secretary Ryan Zinke rides a horse to work:" http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/02/interior-secretary-ryan-zinke-rides-a-horse-to-work-.html

* "White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/03/03/white-house-proposes-steep-budget-cut-to-leading-climate-science-agency/?utm_term=.659fd75332ab

* "Chaffetz 'cell phone or health care' remark boosts opponent:"

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* "Bernie Sanders sounds off on Trumpcare:"

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* "Carville: It won't be easy to sell 'Chumpcare':"

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* "No, Paul Ryan, there's no 'death spiral':"

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* "Poverty in the developed world doesn’t look like a refugee child with flies on their face.

It looks like a normal person in normal clothes, in a normal apartment, with their bills spread out on the kitchen table, crying."
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* "Some GOP lawmakers’ block-everything mentality could imperil big-picture plans:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/some-gop-lawmakers-block-everything-mentality-could-imperil-big-things/2017/03/04/ca60b436-005b-11e7-99b4-9e613afeb09f_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.0c1800be5645

* "TSA's new "pat-downs" are so invasive, airports are pre-emptively warning cops to expect sexual assault claims:" http://boingboing.net/2017/03/06/a-date-with-doctor-jellyfinger.html

* "Hawaiian Sovereignty:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/hawaiian-sovereignty/5888c9e9617e8f2d5c71fae3

* "Deportation of grandmother leaves a San Diego military family reeling:" http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-grandmother-deportation-20170304-story.html

* "Happy International Women's Day 2017:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/happy-international-womens-day-2017.html

* "Moni's SB 6 Opposition Testimony:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/monis-sb-6-opposition-testimony.html

* "Sex Positions or CIA Code Names?:"

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* "The GOP Still Hasn't Figured Out Health Care:"

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* "Ivanka Trump's Fake Feminism:"

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* "That Was the Week that WTF:"

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* "Full Frontal Insta-vestigation: Scott Walker Is A Human Garbage Disposal:"

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* "Trumpcare Bill: Nasty, Brutish and Short:"

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* "TSA Airport Pat-Downs Are Getting WAY More Intimate:"

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* "Republicans Release New Health Plan, And We're All Going To Die:"

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* "Ben Carson Wants To Put Something Inside Your Head:"

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* "White People Are Having a Good Time in America:"

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* "Trump Doesn't Seem to Remember "The Forgotten Man":"

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* "TrumpCare, Russian Ambassadors And Other Things Bad For Your Health:"

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* "The Creators Of TrumpCare On TrumpCare: 'Don't Call It TrumpCare':"

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* I managed to sort out the garden as I was intending to do before the snows. I cleared out the dead foliage and shifted things around so pots with current plants get the best sun as I need to do periodically. Crocuses are up and it looks like hyacinths are on the way. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158201603292/i-managed-to-sort-out-the-garden-as-i-was

* "Supernatural, Season 12, Episode 14: The Raid:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/03/supernatural-season-12-episode-14-raid.html

* "The Walking Dead Clears my Skin, Waters my Crops with a Richonne-centric Episode:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/walking-dead-clears-skin-waters-crops-richonne-centric-episode/

* "Depicting Child Characters:" http://mythcreants.com/blog/depicting-child-characters/

* "LGBT+ Representation Should Not be a Zero-Sum Game:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/lgbtq-representation-not-zero-sum-game/

* "Taboo Was Good But Not Up To My Expectations:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/taboo-good-not-expectations/

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Thursday, March 9th, 2017
7:15 am
* "The Gravity Is Strong:" http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/the-gravity-is-strong

* "The Voices Of Black Trans People Need To Be Heard At These Press Conferences & Rallies:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-voices-of-black-trans-people-need.html

* Wednesday was rough, but sweetened by people being kind. I had a badly timed Doctor's appointment about my ongoing lung infection (Month two!), that meant I had two hours to sleep, which realistically meant one, given how long it takes me to get to sleep. I was down there for ages. They decided to wait on a third course of antibiotics, given how rough that is on the body and it's not bad enough for me to suffocate when I sleep. If it keeps getting worse, we'll sample it and do targeted antibiotics like we did with the lung MRSA, This is pretty much what I was expecting, but I always check in when my lungs get lacey as it speeds the process way up if it all goes pear shaped. (I can call in and they can order labs in advance, so can just turn up with a sample and drop it off.)

I then did a library and Post Office run as they are right there, stopping at the Co-op to order a flat of the soup I like when I am sick, reserves having been depleted by February's illness, and pick up the low sugar and sodium Ketchup I like. I came home and put things away before attempting yet another two hour nap (again, really an hour given how long it takes to get asleep), so I could make my forage meet up. I took my friend to pick up stuff at the feed store and then paid the tax bill. I'm going to end up short on bills later in the month (I need to calculate how much, but not today), but housing is safe until Fall. We then went up to the Winco, where I got necessary cleaning supplies and some seeds. After dropping my friend off, I picked up some other cleaning things with the last of my cash. By this time the beautiful warm weather that had me out without a coat had turns rather suddenly to pissing down rain and hail, catching me nicely on the way out of the dollar store. Unloading in the hail was "charming." It was coming down hard enough and I was exhausted and soaked already so their didn't seem a point to waiting it out. This was a miscalculation, as by the time Squirrel came out to carry in the forage, it was down to a light rain. I did manage to get everything squared away and the fish maintenance done, but it was a near thing. Another kind friend sent me dinner, so I could lung while I waited, then went off to bed, hence the relative silence. I will do my best to catch up to things, but odds are they won't be normal 'til Friday or Saturday.

Thanks again to both kind donors who sponsored Wednesday's missions.

* Way back in the dawn of cable TV, when Nikelodean was brand new (Nik at night wasn't even a spark of an idea yet), they didn't have a lot of programming yet. They filled up the spaces with a lot of things imported from Europe, plus running the few original shows, like a lot. So basically everything they had foreign or domestic got rerun over and over. When your age is in single digits, this is a feature, not a bug. They had a whole stable of French and Italian shorts, a few original things like pinwheel for the very young. For my age group, they imported a lot of UK programming for older children. This is why I saw all the original Tomorrow People episodes, as they rand them every afternoon for several years. They also had a set of three mini-series that they would rotate aimed at middle grade audience. I have lost the names of the other two (one had a family of aliens that would revert to blobs. If any of you know what the hell that was, I'd love to know. We are likely talking made in the seventies of very early 80's). The one that made a huge impression on me was Children of the Stones. Even at that age I knew that the child acting was uneven (The girl was pretty good, but the lead boy and his friend, not so much), and some of the dialog was stilted, but the images and ideas were the sort to stay with one and rather brilliant. Standing stones that may or may not be people moving around when no one was looking. Creepy idealized Stepford villagers slowly assimilating new comers, creepy Morris dancers, mystic and SF goings on. The library even had a copy by a miracle, so I watched it again. The clothes are '70's ugly, and it's a slower build than a modern show would have, but is good the way the original Wicker Man is good, despite it's flaws. now if only they'd make Blake 7 in U S format, as I haven't seen that in decades either.

* I want to thank the person who recommended Pride. I never even heard of it, but oh did I ugly cry multiple times in the second half. i'm guessing a lot of you haven't heard of this one either, but it's really well acted and based on events that I was only vaguely aware of being American, but which I think modern activists really need to know about. (I kept think during the election that we needed modernized Harvey Milk tactics and not the crappy ones the democratic party was going with, by which I mean, Mr. Milk went around to all the Unions and did all this workers and the Queer community United campaigning for issues that mattered to both groups). Pride is about a group of London Gay and Lesbian activists who tried to help support the big 1984 Miner's strike and how they ended up having each other's backs against the evil that was Thatcher and her Conservative agenda. The cast is amazing. I didn't recognize the younger actors, but they were excellent and really caught the spirit of the age. It also had folks like Andrew Scott (best known as Jim Moriarty, but here playing Gethin, who was my favorite), Dominic West (from the Wire), Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy, Joseph Gilgun, Russell Tovey etc.. I loved the women in this, even though the really flash roles were the men. I love that Sian ended up an Rl MP. I loved the way the Welsh village not only had to adapt to the Queer characters, but the queer characters had to adapt to the Welsh miners, that relationship was reciprocal and that just this once people kept their promises and turned up when it counted. The '80's were such a terrible time and the things that were terrible about it (AIDS, Thatcherism) weren't lost or lampshaded, but the movie still managed to be so fucking hopeful.

I think this is a movie we need in the age of Brexit, Trumpism, the rise of the National Front, etc.. This is a movie to remind us that it is worth fighting and that e need to make alliances wherever and whenever we can. Some of us won't survive this, much as so many didn't survive Thatcher and regan, but we need to grab life and hope where we can and we need to keep reaching out and fighting together win or lose.

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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
3:51 am
* "Fearful of Trump policies, families risk frigid 3 a.m. hike into Canada:" http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/asylum-seekers-on-a-cold-journey-to-manitoba/article34126957/

* "Pieces of Trump dossier check out despite investigative dearth:"

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* "Hawaii first to sue over new Trump travel ban:"

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* "Trump administration oversteps in outreach to Justice Department:"

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* Republicans want to remind you that raising health care costs for Middle and Working Class Americans and the Elderly by about 1500.00 a year and kicking millions of the working poor off their health care while dramatically cutting Medicaid is absolutely necessary to give the extremely wealthy CEOs of insurance companies their massive tax breaks. They promise expected rise of 30% in what people will have to pay for health care next year under their plan will actually help the working poor and Middle Class by forcing them to pay money they don't have to not die.

* Jason Chaffitz is so rich and incredibly entitled he thinks people making minimum wage have a month's pay to waste on an iphone seven instead of spending that on NOT BEING HOMELESS. The choice he is asking people to make is not between a luxury and health care, but Rent and Healthcare. Yes, Mr. Chafitz, it is about choices. Choosing to pay rent IS the responsible choice for the working poor, but YOUR CHOICE to literally kill people by denying them health care to pay for yet another tax cut fior the very rich rich is cruel and evil.

* "House Republicans release long-awaited plan to replace Obamacare:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/new-details-emerge-on-gop-plans-to-repeal-and-replace-obamacare/2017/03/06/04751e3e-028f-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html?utm_term=.77533545bdf7

* "Why Didn't Gay Rights Cure Gay Loneliness?:" http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/gay-loneliness/

* Bisexuals are the majority: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158140596657/wanderlustexperience-bisexualsaregreat

* "Nigel Farage Gets Knighted (and Roasted) & Trump Rolls Out a New Travel Ban:"

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* "No, Ben Carson, Slaves Weren't "Immigrants":"

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* Tumblr autocorrected "Beautiful" to "David Cronenburg." O.o


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Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
6:13 am
* "Sketchy Trump deal eyed for potential corruption, ties to Iran:"

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* "SEAL's father asks, Did Trump's travel ban jeopardize Yemen raid?:"

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* "Is the new travel ban still unconstitutional?:"

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* "MT mail-in ballot opposed for fear of Democratic turnout:"

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* "House Republicans finally release their health care bill:"

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* "Trump's Unfounded Accusations of Wiretapping:"

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* "Breaking Down GOP Hypocrisy:"

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* "Russian Revelations Continue To Leak Out, Implicating Trump's Inner Circle:"

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* "Cartoon Donald Trump Is Visited By Ghosts Of Presidents Past:"

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* "Anderson Cooper And Kellyanne Conway Are 'Rethinking' Their Relationship:"

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* Taxes are 160.00 for this half year payment. If you want to chip in Paypal Lethran@gmail.com.

* Remember how I mentioned the sinus infection migrating into my lungs? It's ramping up on my. I was meant to go out and accomplish things Monday, but my body vetoed it. I think things are far enough along I should call and try to talk them into a Doctor's appointment for a third round of antibiotics.

* Marvel making holocaust survivor Magneto into a NAZI is an obscenity. http://barbucomedie.tumblr.com/post/158098000265/rush-keating-singleworkingdadneto-whoops

* Black Sails XXXIV: Everything Burns

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Monday, March 6th, 2017
4:58 am
* "New Development on the Michael Cohen 'Peace Plan' Meeting:" http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/new-development-on-the-michael-cohen-peace-plan-meeting

* "What is VOICE? Trump highlights crimes by undocumented immigrants:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/28/politics/donald-trump-voice-victim-reporting/

* "Trump administration considering separating women, children at Mexico border:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-children-idUSKBN16A2ES

* He’s clearly lying about President Obama, but if 45 is not lying about the wire tap it means a Federal Agency had probable cause to investigate him for things like being a foreign agent, espionage, other serious crime, etc.. O.o "Trump, Offering No Evidence, Says Obama Tapped His Phones:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/04/us/politics/trump-obama-tap-phones.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=3wire tap

* "Trump flashes anger over Sessions recusal, Russia stories in Oval Office meeting:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-flashes-anger-sessions-recusal-russia-stories-tense/story?id=45908106

* "It's literally pay to play at Mar-a-Lago:" http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2616474

* So 35 permanent jobs and not using U S Steel at the price of endangering the entire Mississippi watershed and out bread basket. "Keystone pipeline won't use US steel despite Trump pledge:" http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/03/keystone-pipeline-wont-use-us-steel-despite-trump-pledge.html

* "Queer" and TERF Gaslihting: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158059529347/diary-of-a-genderfluid-myfatfuckingface

* "Sunday Sweets: No More Tiers!:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/3/5/sunday-sweets-no-more-tiers.html

* I finished the Ashton Sampler. I had saved the Sergei Polunin/Tamara Rojo Marguerite and Armand for today as I wanted to watch fresh. OMG! wile there were some weak spots early on the whole piece was magical. I think this is the closest I've come as an adult to feeling the way I did when i first saw Baryshnikov dance Spectre as a child. Of course one can never quite capture the experience of being very young and seeing someone dance like that for the first time, but I think if I had been a child hen I saw this, it would have been just as life altering and haunting.

* "Black Sails Chat XXXI-XXXIII:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158001448406/black-sails-chat-xxxi-xxxiii

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