Fat Fashion

This is your semi-regular thread in which fat women can share pix, make recommendations for clothes they love, ask questions of other fat women about where to locate certain plus-size items, share info about sales, talk about what jeans cut at what retailer best fits their body shapes, discuss how to accessorize neutral colored suits, share stories of going bare-armed for the first time, brag about a cool fashion moment, whatever.

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image of me sitting on the stairs, wearing a grey top with a keyhole sleeve, though which my POW! tattoo is visible

So, right now, keyhole sleeves (also known as cut-out sleeves or peekaboo sleeves) are back in fashion. I got this top at Torrid awhile ago, but it's not available on the site anymore.

They're great for showing off shoulder and upper arm tats, obviously! But they're also a terrific bridge piece for fat women who have issues with revealing our upper arms. Because they still provide some cover, especially of the under-arm, it's a way to take baby step toward bare arms, if you're not quite at a place where you feel comfortable going totally bare yet.

Anyway! As always, all subjects related to fat fashion are on topic, but if you want a topic for discussion: Are you ready to go full bare arm yet? Have you never had issues with baring your arms? Are you all BRING ON THE TANKTOPS?!

Have at it in comments! Please remember to make fat women of all sizes, especially women who find themselves regularly sizing out of standard plus-size lines, welcome in this conversation, and pass no judgment on fat women who want to and/or feel obliged, for any reason, to conform to beauty standards. And please make sure if you're soliciting advice, you make it clear you're seeking suggestions—and please be considerate not to offer unsolicited advice. Sometimes people just need to complain and want solidarity, not solutions.

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Adios, Maria!

1970's image of Sonia Manzano, playing Maria, standing in a grassy field holding a Sesame Street sign

Sonia Manzano, who played Maria on Sesame Street for 44 years (!) has announced her retirement:
Manzano joined the show in 1971, and was promoted to series regular in 1974. During her tenure on the show, Manzano was nominated twice for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series, but lost both times. As a Sesame Street scriptwriter, however, she had better luck, winning a total of 15 Emmy Awards. She and TV husband Luis also fixed countless toasters while co-running the bustling Fix-It Shop.

Manzano's post-TV life already seems busy: She's out promoting her forthcoming memoir, Becoming Maria: Love And Chaos in the South Bronx, as well as assuring distraught Twitter users that everything will be okay on Sesame Street after her departure.
Aww lol.

[Content Note: Videos autoplay at links] I was born the same year Maria was promoted to series regular, and I don't remember a day when I didn't watch Sesame Street during my early childhood. I was utterly taken with all the muppets—and all the humans, too. I was Cookie Monster for Halloween one year, and I lived for our visits to Sesame Place, and I have pictures of me with Gordon (Roscoe Orman) when I was about three and he did a local appearance, and I can still sing so many of the Sesame Street songs from memory: "Ladybugs' Picnic," "Me and My Llama," "Eleven Twelve," and of course Maria's "Spanish Counting Song."

I remember when Maria and Luis got married, and, even though I was far too old for Sesame Street anymore by that time, somehow I saw it.

Sesame Street was a huge part of my childhood, like millions and millions of other kids, and I am so grateful to Sonia Manzano for bringing Maria to life and being a part of ours.

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Justice Department Says Trans Students' Rights Are Violated by Restrictive Bathroom Policies

[Content Note: Transphobia; gender policing.]

Gavin Grimm, a 16-year-old high school junior from Gloucester County, Virginia, filed a lawsuit against his school system after he was denied access to the boys' restroom because he is transgender.

Until December, Grimm had used the boys’ restrooms for seven weeks without any issues. Then, amid pressure from parents, the school board voted 6 to 1 to restrict girls' and boys' bathrooms to students of "the corresponding biological genders."

"I just want to use the restroom in peace," Grimm said in a statement. "Since the school board passed this policy, I feel singled out and humiliated every time I need to use the restroom."
So, with the assistance of the ACLU, Grimm sued, arguing that "he should be allowed to use the school system's communal restrooms and not 'alternative' facilities just for transgender students," which stigmatizes being trans* and is humiliating for trans* students.

On Tuesday, the US Department of Justice filed a statement of interest in which they sided with Grimm:
[T]he Justice Department argues that the Gloucester County school board's policy violates Grimm's rights, and federal officials are seeking to ensure that "all students, including transgender students, have the opportunity to learn in an environment free of sex discrimination."

...Justice Department officials wrote that Grimm should be allowed to use the male restrooms at Gloucester High School as a matter of mental health. It also said discriminating against transgender students could be a violation of the federal Title IX regulations that aim to prevent discrimination on the basis of gender.

"Singling out transgender students and subjecting them to differential treatment can also make them more vulnerable to bullying and harassment, a problem that transgender students already face," according to the Justice document. ..."Allowing transgender students to use the restrooms consistent with their gender identity will help prevent stigma that results in bullying and harassment and will ensure that the District fosters a safe and supportive learning environment for all students, a result that is unquestionably in the public interest."
Further, when the Gloucester County School Board cited a federal court decision from March regarding a similar case in Pennsylvania, in which Judge Kim R. Gibson dismissed a similar lawsuit brought by a trans* college student, the Justice Department pushed back on Gibson's ruling (and consequently GCSB's invoking it), saying her "reasoning was 'faulty and should not be followed' because the distinction between sex and gender was 'eviscerated' by a 1989 Supreme Court case on sex-based discrimination. Instead, the Justice Dept. argues, the definition of 'sex' is broad under Title IX and that 'an individual's gender identity is one aspect of an individual's sex …Consequently, discrimination on the basis of gender identity is 'literally' discrimination on the basis of sex.'"

This is good news indeed, but unless federal regulations are instituted protecting trans* students, individual students will continue to have to sue on a case by case basis, if they even have the inclination and wherewithal to do so.

And there's no guarantee the next administration will be as disposed toward advancing trans* rights and protections. Suffice it to say, there isn't a single Republican candidate in the clown car whose Justice Department would be likely to support trans* students.

Every Democratic candidate is, however, decidedly on board with this DoJ position. Which is a positive development. But it's not enough.

Federal protections are crucial. The sooner the better.

[H/T to Shaker aforalpha.]

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Open Thread

image of the cover of Queen Latifah's album 'All Hail the Queen'

Hosted by Queen Latifah's "All Hail the Queen."

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Question of the Day

Suggested by Shaker plot_thickens: "What do you enjoy doing every day, or almost every day?"

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The Wednesday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by ballet slippers.

Recommended Reading:

Kat: [Content Note: Misogynoir; homophobia; transphobia; fat bias] We Need to Stop Making Black Women the Mammies of Our Movements (and Our Friend Groups) Right Now

Ragen: [CN: Fat hatred; eliminationism] Not a Civil Debate

stavvers: [CN: Rape culture] Rape Scenes Are Usually Lazy Writing and Directing

Dan: [CN: War on agency] How Do You Make a Safe Abortion Any Safer?

Bix: [CN: Racism; police brutality] Beyond Solidarity: A Woman of Color in the #BlackLivesMatter Movement

Riley: Top 5 Quotes from the Nina Simone Netflix Doc That Got Me Together

Andy: Detroit Lions to Host First LGBT Pride Night in the NFL

Leave your links and recommendations in comments. Self-promotion welcome and encouraged!

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Your Best Photograph

Although we have various threads in which submitting photographs is welcome and encouraged—the Daily Dose of Cute, Fat Fashion, the Make-Up Thread, tattoo threads, selfies threads—I don't regularly post anything for general photography. So, if you're a photographer, even if a very amateur one (like myself), and you've got a photo or photos you'd like to share outside of those categories, here's a thread for that!

It doesn't really have to be your best photograph—just one you like!

Please be sure if your photo contains people other than yourself, that you have the explicit consent of the people in the photos before posting them.

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I'm not much of a photographer, but here's one I took last weekend at a train station of the bricked pavement that I quite like.

image of a red brick pavement, with little sprouts of green grass growing between the bricks and a yellow painted line running vertically through the image

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Primarily Speaking

[Content Note: Racism.]

image of a US flag behind a pair of clown shoes, with text reading: '14 clowns and counting! GOP 2016'

I'm so excited! And I just can't hide it! I love I love I love the primaries and I just can't hide it! Are you as excited as I am! I BET YOU ARE! If you are so excited about all the cool people running for president, please check this box: □

With Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie having entered the race, that brings the total number of Republicans currently running for president to 14!

My cool new party trick is being able to name all the GOP presidential candidates! It's kinda like knowing all the words to "We Didn't Start the Fire." Harry Truman Doris Day Rick Santorum Donald Trump South Pacific Walter Winchell George Pataki, too! Fiorina Maybe Pence Maybe Kasich too one day! Rand Paul Rubio what else do I have to say?!


As per usual, all the candidates are definitely up to being supercool. Here is my executive summary of the goings-on: Senator Rand Paul is chilling with Clive Bundy, because of course he is. [CN: Video autoplays at next link.] Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Gold Toilet Aficionado Donald Trump are leading the GOP field in polls that don't matter. Dr. Ben Carson is still definitely running for president! Something something George Pataki! Senator Ted Cruz is auditioning for The Simpsons WHUT WHUT WHUT. I'm sure Corporate Power-Failure Carly Fiorina is somewhere saying something about Hillary Clinton. Senator Lindsey Graham is meanwhile Clinton's #1 frenemy or something. Blah blah Rick Perry farrrrt! Senator Marco Rubio plans to spend $7 million on ads in early primary states and I HOPE HE IS GULPING WATER DESPERATELY IN ALL OF THEM. Governor Bobby Jindal is "tanned, rested, and ready" bzuhhhh? Sweatervest model Rick Santorum is a human who still exists. And Professor of Bible Bigotry Mike Huckabee has denounced 81 things coooooooool.

Looking good, Republicans! Your party is definitely ready to lead!

On the other side of the aisle: Former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee says we should "allow Edward Snowden to come home," and this is a significant point of difference with Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. (I'm with Chafee on this one.)

Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has hired former Obama campaign adviser Dave Hamrick as his campaign manager, and Hamrick has a lot of work to do, since O'Malley is trailing Hillary Clinton by an average of 50 points in the polls that don't matter.

(And they really don't matter at this point, except to indicate who's competitive in the field. So that doesn't bode well for O'Malley.)

Senator Bernie Sanders is still very grumpy! That is not a criticism!

And former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's campaign raised "at least $45 million during its first quarter... Clinton's haul from her campaign's launch in mid-April through June 30 is a record for primary money raised in a candidate's first quarter." Obviously, President Barack Obama is the previous record-holder. Yowza!

Talk about these things! Or don't. Whatever makes you happy. Life is short.

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Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

Naked Eyes: "Always Something There to Remind Me"

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Quote of the Day

"In the racially underrepresented world of ballet, Misty has already had an historic impact. Now, as a groundbreaking principal dancer, she will continue to inspire and make possible much-needed changes for our field and for the arts in America."—Damian Woetzel, former principal dancer for New York City Ballet and now the director of the Vail International Dance Festival, on the news that Misty Copeland has been named "principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday—the first African-American ballerina to achieve that status in the company's 75-year history."

The company announced the promotion six days after Copeland made her New York debut in the role of Odette/Odile in "Swan Lake," one of the most important roles in a ballerina's repertoire. The emotional performance ended with Copeland being greeted onstage by trailblazing black ballerinas of earlier generations.
Copeland, who was named one of Time's [CN: video autoplays at link] 100 Most Influential People of 2015, has been a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance, is a memoirist, and has a feature film in the works. She's also just generally awesome.

image of Misty Copeland in the splits
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If you haven't had the absolute pleasure of seeing Misty Copeland dance, you can find clips on YouTube. Below, the video which accompanied Time's profile of her:

Video Description: Piano music. Black and white footage of Copeland dancing alone, and then with a black male partner. Cut to Copeland onscreen. She says, "The way that dancing came into my life was very unexpected." She continues speaking, as the video cuts back and forth from footage of her dancing to film of her speaking onscreen. "I was 13 years old, living in a motel, with my single parent—my mother—and five of my siblings. I never thought I could make a career out of something that I enjoyed doing, something I was passionate about, something that gave me a voice. There's just been a whole slew of African-American women who have just really pushed me and motivated me during those times that I didn't know if I could do it."

Black and white image of Raven Wilkinson dancing. Copeland continues: "Raven Wilkinson—one of the first African-American ballerinas to dance in a major ballet company." Back to cuts between Copeland speaking and dancing. "It's important for me to set an example of what a healthy image is—what a ballerina can be, that she doesn't have to be a white woman that's rail thin. [chuckles] That she can look like the world. And I think that's what American Ballet Theatre also helps to represent—is what Americans look like, and that dreams are possible here, and that you really can push yourself to become anything, with the right work ethic and support around you."

More footage of Copeland dancing, as the music changes. "I hope to see more diversity on the stage when I'm sixty years old, watching in the audience." Big grin. "I hope the audience is more diverse. I think that's why people go to see performances—they want to see something beautiful, but they also want to see themselves up there; they want to be able to dream of what maybe they dream about doing, you know?! Going up there and dancing! But it's hard to envision that when you don't see yourself represented up there."

Footage of Copeland at a photo shoot. "I would want a younger child, looking at me on the cover, to see themselves; to see endless opportunities; to see possibilities that maybe they never even thought were something that they could attain. I want them to be able to see dreams through me." Huge grin.

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Daily Dose of Cute

image of Olivia the White Farm Cat, half lying down and half sitting up on the back porch, looking intently at something out of frame
Olivia lazily hunting moths on the back porch last night.

She isn't sure whether she can be arsed to get up and chase the moth she's spied, but you can just see the tip of her tail flicking with the agitation of a piqued huntress, lol.

As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

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In the News

Here is some stuff in the news today...

[Content Note: Colonialism] Today is Canada Day, and lots of Canadians are celebrating. Happy Canada Day to those who celebrate it. Killa Atencio, an indigenous activist, writes about why she chooses not to celebrate Canada Day: "Ideally, for me, Canada Day would encompass everything it pretends to be: freedom, sharing, unity, prosperity, and a healthy nation-to-nation relationship. But the relationship between Canada and its indigenous peoples today remains broken with an urgent need to be repaired."

Congratulations to the US Women's Soccer Team, who defeated Germany 2-0 last night, and now heads to the final! Woot!

[CN: Police killings; racism] The Guardian continues its terrific coverage of police killings in the US, finding that the killings are happening "at a rate that would result in 1,100 fatalities by the end of this year... The Counted, a project working to report and crowdsource names and a series of other data on every death caused by law enforcement in the US this year, found that 547 people had been killed by the end of June." That's an average of three people killed every day for the first half of this year. "In total, 478 of those people were shot and killed, while 31 died after being shocked by a Taser, 16 died after being struck by police vehicles, and 19—including 25-year-old Freddie Gray in Baltimore—have died after altercations in police custody. When adjusted to accurately reflect the US population, the totals indicate that black people are being killed by police at more than twice the rate of white and Hispanic or Latino people. Black people killed by police were also significantly more likely to have been unarmed."

[CN: Police killings; disablism] In related news, the Washington Post has published a major piece about police killings and mental illness, finding: "Nationwide, police have shot and killed 124 people this year who...were in the throes of mental or emotional crisis, according to a Washington Post analysis. The dead account for a quarter of the 462 people shot to death by police in the first six months of 2015. The vast majority were armed, but in most cases, the police officers who shot them were not responding to reports of a crime. More often, the police officers were called by relatives, neighbors, or other bystanders worried that a mentally fragile person was behaving erratically, reports show. ...More than half the killings involved police agencies that have not provided their officers with state-of-the-art training to deal with the mentally ill. And in many cases, officers responded with tactics that quickly made a volatile situation even more dangerous."

[The disparities between the two tallies in total number of people killed by police is down to how they are counting police killings. The Guardian is essentially casting a wider net.]

[CN: Misogynoir; terrorism; white/male supremacy] Three female ministers at African Methodist Episcopal Churches in Clarendon County, South Carolina, have received threatening letters: "The letters quoted several bible verses, which the person writing the letter feels, makes reference to women not being head of the church, or home and the women must repent and turn away from what they are doing in the church, home or the letter threatens 'you and your children will die.'" These letters, received by female pastors at black churches, at the same time black churches are being burned, is not a coincidence.

Historic news: "President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the United States has agreed to the historic step of re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, and will raise its flag over a U.S. Embassy in Havana this summer." Wow.

Blub: "Biiftu Duresso, an 18-year-old from Rochester, New York, graduated at the top of her class this past Saturday from Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School, WHAM reported. During her graduation speech, the valedictorian took the time to thank those who inspired her including her father, Jamal Abdullahi, an Ethiopian immigrant who works nights as a supervising custodian at her school, as well as her mother, MyFoxNy.com reported. 'My parents, Jamal and Zubaida, made their way to Rochester, New York, from Ethiopia in the '80s and '90s,' Biiftu said in her speech, according to MyFoxNY.com. 'They had the audacity to imagine something better for me and my siblings.' ...Duresso will be attending Barnard College in the fall and hopes to become a doctor. She plans to bring everything full circle, by opening a clinic in Ethiopia."

[CN: Wildfires] 2015 is already shaping up to be a bad year for wildfires, which is in turn bad for air quality: "As of June 30, 45 wildfires large active wildfires burned from Alaska down to Arizona and as far west as Colorado. Wildfires in Southern California had driven thousands from their homes, while fires in Alaska have burned more than one million acres this year. ...Wildfires come with smoke—and as residential developments continue to blur the boundaries between forest and urban, communities are increasingly facing health risks associated with smoke pollution." Fuck.

[CN: Homophobia] Some Christian dipshit in East Tennessee has put up a "No Gays Allowed" sign on his hardware store because: "They gladly stand for what they believe in, why can't I? They believe their way is right, I believe it's wrong. But yet I'm going to take more persecution than them because I'm standing for what I believe in." The man who has put a "No Gays Allowed" sign on his business says he's "going to take more persecution than them." Without a trace of fucking irony. Well, since his sign only prohibits "gays," I hope that lesbians and bisexual people will enjoy the low, low prices at his going out of business sale!

[CN: Racism; dehumanization] Google has apologized after its new Photos app, which "automatically tags uploaded pictures using its own artificial intelligence software," labelled a selfie of a black woman and man as "gorillas." A Google spokesperson said: "We're appalled and genuinely sorry that this happened. We are taking immediate action to prevent this type of result from appearing. There is still clearly a lot of work to do with automatic image labelling, and we're looking at how we can prevent these types of mistakes from happening in the future." The question, of course, is: How was this bug not uncovered in testing? Probably because it wasn't rigorously tested with photos of people of color.

[CN: Moving gifs at link] And finally! Photographer and filmmaker Mitsuaki Iwago was befriended by an adorably tenacious kitten while "shooting a special about cats of the world for television company NHK on Okinawa island." TOO CUTE.

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Shaker Gourmet

Whatcha been cooking up in your kitchen lately, Shakers?

Share your favorite recipes, solicit good recipes, share recipes you've recently tried, want to try, are trying to perfect, whatever! Whether they're your own creation, or something you found elsewhere, share away.

Also welcome: Recipes you've seen recently that you'd love to try, but haven't yet!

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Chipping Away at Roe

[Content Note: War on agency.]

The Guttmacher Institute has just published its midyear reproductive health and rights report, and the trend of eroding access to abortion in state legislatures continues at an alarming pace: "So far this year, states have enacted 51 new abortion restrictions; this brings the number of restrictions enacted since 2010 to 282."

Two-hundred and eighty-two restrictions on abortion in the last five years.

Fifty-one of them in just the first half of this year alone.

I certainly hope that we will hear the word "abortion" from the Democratic candidates many times over the next year and a half. This is no longer, and has not been for quite some time, a topic on which tepid approaches and coded language are sufficient.

We need a national conversation on the erosion of abortion rights, and we need one that is honest and straightforward. And angry.

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Another Black Church in Flames

[Content Note: Terrorism; arson; white supremacy.]

On Monday, I wrote about six churches with predominantly black congregations that had erupted in flames since the AME Shooting. At least three of them were being officially investigated as arson.

Last night, Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, located about an hour away from Charleston, was also set ablaze. Officials have not yet confirmed whether it was arson. But Mount Zion AME was torched by the KKK in 1995.

According to WACH Fox 57, [Mount Zion AME] burned well into the evening as two fire crews from different counties battled to get the flames under control. The news station noted that at one point the flames could be seen shooting through the roof of the more than 100 year old church.

Williamsburg County Sheriff Dudley Musier told the news station that the fire started around 8:35 p.m. Tuesday.

"We're going to continue to investigate what caused this fire. Right now, it's still fresh; we don't know what caused it," Musier told WACH.

...Tuesday's fire isn't the first time that the church and the community has had to deal with a costly blaze. On June 20, 1995, two former members of the KKK set Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church on fire the Post reports. The church was rebuilt and reopened in 1996. Then president, Bill Clinton, toured the newly rebuilt church and presented Mt. Zion pastor Terrance G. Mackey with a plaque that read, "we must come together as one America to rebuild our churches, restore hope, and show the forces of hatred they cannot win," the Post reports.
At Heavy: "Mt Zion AME Church Fire: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know."

Already, there is an "anonymous federal law enforcement source" telling media this was not arson, despite the fact that the investigation is just getting underway.

And the mainstream media coverage of this fire, no less within the context of six other fires at black churches since a white supremacist killed nine black women and men at a black church, is virtually nonexistent. Juxtapose that, as many people have observed on Twitter, with the coverage of the CVS set ablaze during protests in Baltimore, which was given wall-to-wall coverage by the cable news networks.

In the 1990s, there was a similar spate of black church burnings. Thirty-seven black churches were burned before then-President Bill Clinton requested from Congress an extra $12 million for investigations. That series of church burnings is still discussed as a "hoax" by conservatives.

The mainstream media needs to cover this, and the investigations need to be transparent.

This latest fire is not an isolated incident, and it's not happening in a vacuum. It defies credulity that seven black churches would all coincidentally burn in accidents, because of bad electrical wiring or lightning, in the weeks following a white supremacist mass murder at a black church.

My condolences to the congregants of Mount Zion AME and all the other churches which have been damaged. And to all the black parishioners at black churches who don't feel safe today.

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Open Thread

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Hosted by a quill.

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Question of the Day

[Content Note: Video autoplays at first link] Suggested by Tom Haverford: Would you rather live in the pocket of a giant kangaroo, or have a pocket on your own stomach that has a tiny kangaroo in it all the time?

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Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There is a strobe-light effect in this video.]

The Pointer Sisters: "Neutron Dance"

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Well, Well, Well

Sabrina Siddiqui for the Guardian: "Barack Obama basks in public approval after 'best week of his presidency'."

[President Obama's] poll ratings reached a two-year high following what political commentators said was the best week of his presidency.

...[Obama] said the results of the supreme court decision to uphold a key component of his healthcare law "speak for themselves." Obama's remarks coincided with the release of a new poll that found his approval ratings at 50% for the first time in more than two years.

...It also included higher marks for the way the president had handled race relations in the United States. According to the survey, 55% of Americans said they approved of Obama’s handling of issues pertaining to race, while just 42% said they disapproved.

...Asked what he planned to do with the political capital he appeared to gain from last week, Obama said: "The list is long."

He added: "We are going to squeeze every last ounce of progress that we can make … as long as I have the privilege of holding this office," he said, before identifying issues such as infrastructure spending, criminal justice reform, and expanding free community college as potential opportunities.

Obama also pointed to a plan announced by his administration late on Monday that would allow more US workers to qualify for overtime pay. Up to 5 million lower-paid US employees will benefit from the rule change, which raises the salary limit used to determine who is eligible for mandatory overtime pay.

"What we're going to do is just keep on hammering away at all the issues that I think are going to have an impact on the American people. Some of them will be left undone, but we're going to try to make progress on every single one of them," Obama said. "I feel pretty excited about it. So I might see if we can make next week even better."

Can highly-paid and highly aggravating Democratic strategists stop with the tired bullshit about how the US doesn't like lefty politics now? The more progressive this president gets, the more people like him.

It would be great if the people paid for their political expertise could actually remember that.

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"Fat" Is Not a Valid Criticism of Chris Christie

[Content Note: Fat hatred.]

Earlier this afternoon, I did a bunch of tweeting about using fat hatred against Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie. If you're not on Twitter, or if you missed them, you can view those tweets, as well as some older tweets I've done on the same subject, which I compiled into this Storify.


screen cap of a tweet authored by me reading: 'A person being fat doesn't tell you anything about their character. Your believing otherwise certainly tells me something about yours, tho.'

Here is a place for discussion of this subject.

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