Quickies: Homophobic Hallmark and Boomers’ Heightened Narcissism

Plus Amash for Impeachment Manager?

  • Shot: Things We Saw Today: Hallmark Caves to Homophobes, the Mary Sue: “The campaign was spearheaded by One Million Karens who would like to speak to the manager Moms, which started a petition demanding that Hallmark not only remove the ads but cave to their demand not to create any sort of LGBT content. Their reasoning? ‘Such content goes against Christian and conservative values that are important to your primary audience. You will lose viewers if you cave to the LBGT agenda.'” H/t Muscadine. Chaser: Here Are Some Great Queer Holiday Movies and Shows to Watch Instead of Hallmark, the Mary Sue: A great list of films and television shows featuring queer people spreading their holiday agenda, which is like a gay advent calendar, I suppose.
  • Baby Boomers Are More Sensitive than Millennials, According to the Largest-Ever Study on Narcissism, Insider: This study is interesting in that it confirmed the general trend of people getting less narcissistic with age, but with an interesting twist when comparing generations rather than an individual over time–Baby Boomers as a whole break the mold, showing up as more narcissistic than millennials, despite the opposite trend in most individuals.
  • Why Justin Amash Should Be an Impeachment Manager, emptywheel: An interesting case made by a national security reporter strongly in favor of impeachment. Although in most situations, I would hesitate to support “across the aisle” actions with the current GOP, even with defectors, I think in this case, it makes a lot of sense to bring Amash in just to close off as many avenues as possible for the GOP to hide their corrupt motives.

Melanie Mallon

Melanie is a freelance editor and writer living in a small town outside Minneapolis with her husband, two kids, dog, and two cats. When not making fun of bad charts or running the Uncensorship Project, she spends her time wrangling commas, making colon jokes, and putting out random dumpster fires. You can find her on Twitter as @MelMall, on Facebook, and on Instagram.

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