I think “edit comments” should now be fixed for most of y’all. (It’s never worked for everyone.)
This is an open thread. Post about what you want, when you want, how you want. Self-promote. Be free. Flock like birds, love like penguins, play like threshes. Jump up and down until you get dizzy. But don’t run with scissors. Or lightsabers.
- I just now came across Wikipaintings, but I can already see that it’s going to be a major timesuck for me. Above: “The Lovers” by Rene Magritte.
- The Supreme Court heard oral arguments about the Individual Mandate today. Things are not looking good for Obamacare, although of course trying to figure out the outcome from oral arguments can be deceptive. My guess is we’re going to see a pure party-line vote against the individual mandate, but I wouldn’t be willing to bet on it.
- I’m arguing about Obamacare on this thread at Ethics Alarms.
- The Extender: one seat. Excellent, heartfelt post about being fat and wanting a place to sit in your doctor’s waiting area.
- Hunger Games: What do you mean, the black girl was black?
- What it means for media to take climate seriously.
- And, along similar lines: Attempts: We Are All Senator Inhofe Now
- Why Xander Harris sucks like an annoying misogynistic judgmental toad.
- No, the CBO did not find that Obamacare is going to cost much more than originally estimated.
- Life as an Undocumented Immigrant: How Restrictive Local Immigration Policies Affect Daily Life
- Erik Scott’s Family Drops Lawsuit | The Agitator Why do stories like these have so little impact? Do Americans WANT to live in a society in which cops can shoot us to death at will and without fear of being held responsible?
- Shakesville: Rush Limbaugh and the Thought Police
- Bayard Rustin Turns 100 « wakingupnow.com The man who taught MLK about nonviolence.
- It’s been 101 years and two days since the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. This summary of it at Lawyers Guns and Money is excellent.
- The Manly Origins of Cheerleading » Sociological Images
- Man Flies Like a Bird, Flapping His Homemade Wings: VIDEO. Soooo cool! UPDATE: Alas, it’s a hoax.
- “Seeking Asian Female”, a new documentary about a marriage formed on one of those “find Asian women to marry” websites — but also about the impossibility of a filmmaker being separate from her subjects — sounds riveting.
- Box Turtle Bulletin » NOM Tactics Revealed in Court Docs Dump
- the HAES files: How to Photoshop a Research Study
- The Scale Of The Universe — a webtoy that simply shows the scale of different things — has been updated, and is as fascinating as ever. You should definitely spend a few minutes at this link.
- Why we shouldn’t want Obama to come out in favor of marriage equality before the election.
- The 2016 Litmus Test: In 2016, the Democratic nominee will be in favor of marriage equality.
- 1 in 3 Black Men Go To Prison? The 10 Most Disturbing Facts About Racial Inequality in the U.S. Criminal Justice System (Via).
- Check out this lovely gallery of drawings by Moebius, of humans riding odd creatures.