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    Quickies: All Good News Distraction Edition

    As the dumpster fire all around us expands to reveal it was actually a tire fire all along–much bigger, difficult to put out, with toxic effects we’ll be dealing with for years–I’ve decided to link to only good news today. This was more difficult to do than expected. Girl Boss: On the International Day of the Girl, Meet the Incredible…

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    Quickies: Welcome your Future Dog Overlord…

    Hello from fabulous Las Vegas! I’m visiting with some lovely folks, most notably Friend of Skepchick Scott Sigler and OG Skepchick A Kovacs as they host Siglerfest2k19, a celebration of all the weird and wonderful shit that comes out of Scott’s brain. If you like horror, thrillers, sci-fi, football, science, or apocalyptic stories in any combination, you should really check…

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    Quickies: A controversial moment, a vicious proposal, a ridiculous claim, and a potty mouth

    Welcome to your Friday Quickies! Brandt Jean’s Act Of Grace Toward His Brother’s Killer Sparks A Debate Over Forgiving – NPR does a pretty good job of capturing a wide array of voices, specifically black voices, commenting on this controversial moment. You all heard how the Trump administration actually considered a gorram alligator-filled moat for a border wall, right? The…

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    Quickies: On the GM strike, Mauna Kea, vaping illnesses, Alexa making a bad nurse

    How are you all on this fine Friday? I’m just peachy. MMMMM PEACHES. No, seriously, if you haven’t already read Melanie’s roundup of articles relating to the latest push for impeachment of the Orange Mussolini, I encourage you to check it out, especially the call to action to encourage your representatives to keep putting pressure on this investigation. In other…

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    Quickies: Climate change deniers’ coordinated attacks on Greta Thunberg

    Attacks on Greta Thunberg come from a coordinated network of climate change deniers – “…a large subsection of the commentariat driving the abuse of Greta is part of an established network of radical free-marketeer lobby groups — a network that has firm ties to the fossil fuel industry and funders of climate science denial.” Dark crystals: The reality behind a…

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    Quickies: Trump’s Latest High Crimes and What You Can Do about Them

    I usually try to post articles here that people may have missed over the weekend, but this weekend, nothing I read seemed as important as the latest news of Trump attempting to pressure Ukraine into fabricating an investigation into his political opponent Joe Biden. (And he knows it’s a fabrication because he pressured Ukraine through his personal lawyer, not standard…

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    Quickies: Climate Strike, Asteroid Buzz, and the Abuse of Black Women Online…

    Fridays are for cute animals, but first, some important reads for the day… The Global Climate Strike happens today as young activists around the world are sick and tired of being handed a planet that is rapidly being changed by human activity in a way that will negatively affect human lives. The largest asteroid to come close to the Earth…

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    Quickies: Brett Kavanaugh, the human cactus

    You sir, are a human cactus – The amazing Katie Anthony on the latest coverage of Brett Kavanaugh’s assaults on women. “Media outlets reporting on sexual violence don’t need to find a FRESH ANGLE on it. Hi, Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh has repeatedly forced himself on numerous women in front of numerous witnesses. That’s ENOUGH. Why not just… write that?…

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