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  • Photo of Don’t Abandon Our Littlest Learners…

    Don’t Abandon Our Littlest Learners…

    We are on our 13th day of social distancing in Case de Amontillado, the official name of the Strange-Isis abode. Some day I’ll write about why we named our house after my favorite macabre tale when we bought it two years ago, but today it seems eerily appropriate. I haven’t been out of Casa de Amontillado in any meaningful way for…

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    Step Away From Your Z-Pack…

      Our president is going to get people killed. I don’t say this lightly. His actions today fall nothing short of reckless. Earlier today, President Trump tweeted: ….be put in use IMMEDIATELY. PEOPLE ARE DYING, MOVE FAST, and GOD BLESS EVERYONE! @US_FDA @SteveFDA @CDCgov @DHSgov — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 21, 2020 Yes, calling for the FDA to act…

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    COVID-19 May Be A Public Health Crisis…

    Allow me to begin today’s post with a brief story that I think will put things into perspective. I am both an employee and patient of my university’s hospital. My primary appointment (ie, job) is in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, but I also have affiliate appointments (ie, jobs) in our children’s hospital and cancer center. I frequently…

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  • Photo of The Alleged Social Contract of the Airplane Seat

    The Alleged Social Contract of the Airplane Seat

    Happy Belated Valentines Day, beloved readers. Friday was a day of love, flowers, and poetry.  I spent an excessive amount of Friday writing “Roses are red…” poems on Twitter and have written the following Valentine’s Day poem in preparation for today’s discussion. Roses are red And so is the beet God bless Wendi William For calling out the jackhole punching…

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  • Photo of Quickies: Racist Attacks on Black Businesses, ERA Lawsuit, and Trump’s Itch to Kill Civilians

    Quickies: Racist Attacks on Black Businesses, ERA Lawsuit, and Trump’s Itch to Kill Civilians

    More Georgia Racism: Snellville Business Owners Find ‘No More N***er Businesses’ Letters Pinned to Their Stores, the Root: The headline really says it all, and I don’t want to give the letter itself any more views, but check out the link for details. White racists continue to get more and more emboldened. Democratic AGs Sue to Force US to Ratify…

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  • Photo of Senate GOP Votes to Decimate Congressional Oversight

    Senate GOP Votes to Decimate Congressional Oversight

    Even the least jaded among us are probably not surprised by the Senate GOP’s decision not to try the impeachment of Donald Trump by voting against documents and witnesses. Republicans have always had an abusive relationship with the US Constitution, professing love for it while chipping away at its protections (voter suppression efforts, attacks on the press and the first…

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  • Photo of Quickies: Homophobic Hallmark and Boomers’ Heightened Narcissism

    Quickies: Homophobic Hallmark and Boomers’ Heightened Narcissism

    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…

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    Mansplain Monday: When Men Explain Things To You By Citing You

    Mansplain Mondays are back! You might remember it as the feature that became especially meta when men began responding to the existence of our Mansplain Monday posts by mansplaining the concept of “mansplaining.” For our new Mansplain Mondays we will be featuring an especially funny example of mansplaining that we’ve come across that week, because if we can’t stop men…

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