Let’s get to Link Love

Next Wednesday the Republicans are going to shock and awe us through 6 highly controversial hearings about Trump’s cabinet.  They’re using all sorts of dirty tricks thinking they won’t get caught.  If you haven’t done any political activism yet, try to spare some time on Monday to make calls and/or leave messages today.  If you have been making calls, make some more.  Probably the best way to figure out who to call/what to say/what number to use is to go up to the Activism tab on the upper right then pick one or two of the newsletters and sign up for them.  My favorites are Wall of Us and Actions for Americans.  Each week they come out with specific action items and do all the figuring out details parts so you can focus on making your voice heard.  You can find contact information for your elected officials here.

It’s going to be a long slog going forward, but this coming week really is especially important.  They’re counting us to be caught off-guard and overwhelmed.  If you’re into twitter, @wandsci and @ActionsUSA have been tweeting out things to do sporadically during the week.  I’m sure there are other good twitter people who tweet specific and followable action items– let us know in the comments!

If you live in Iowa, contact your legislators about this Voter Suppression Bill.

Share your obamacare story.  I don’t know why McConnell is doing this.

Good headline, but the plan to defund Planned Parenthood is horrific.  If George HW Bush were dead, he would be spinning in his grave.

I hope TX legislators get a lot of angry letters and emails from Percy Jackson fans.  And, of course, if you live in Texas, you can tell your own state legislators that the Bathroom bill is ridiculous, cruel, and will cost Texas businesses a lot of money.  Just like in North Carolina.

House Republicans revive obscure rule that allows them to slash the pay of individual federal workers to $1.  Fascism here we come.

They also hope you forget about Russian influence on the election, now made public.


Sit-in in Sessions office

The ACA did not increase premiums!  There was a pre-trend of rapid increases in premia and the ACA slowed that down.

More BS from the WSJ


Santa didn’t know

Just subscribed to Teen Vogue for DC1.  For the articles!

You are 16 going on 17

This year’s resolution

Like Scalzi says, the arc of time will not bend towards justice without us doing our part.

Verbal abuse is still abuse.

This meshes with some of my recent work

Twenty mighty girl classics

Are shopkins bad for your kids?

Is screen time bad for your kids?

I keep getting emails from these scam artists.

When you stop relying on resumes.  (Or:  why networking is so important given that most companies don’t do what this one does.)

Miser mom talks trash.

How to donate 100K.

Flavors of financial independence

Yuri on ice (review contains spoilers– you can watch Yuri on crunchyroll)


all outliers



Missing kitty.  Found kitty.

Before and after being called a good boy


10 Responses to “Let’s get to Link Love”

  1. chacha1 Says:

    Absolutely love Calamityware. My fave is the pterodactyl. Unfortunately I would have to re-do my whole house to work with blue dinnerware. I have a Black Willow stoneware plates from World Market for everyday, and a set of vintage china in russet & grey. Adding blue … eh, no.

    Also: that Furkids commercial is genius.

  2. nicoleandmaggie Says:

    Here’s another twitter account with regular action items. https://mobile.twitter.com/decaro_nick
    This coming week is going to suck. But we have to fight.

  3. nicoleandmaggie Says:

    It sounds like the big push for Monday will be to call up your representatives and to demand that hearings not begin until everyone has been through ethics hearings AND the committees have time to review the ethics reports. https://twitter.com/thehill/status/817867674730504193

  4. nicoleandmaggie Says:

    Another twitter site: https://twitter.com/govtrack doesn’t have action items, but does say what is going on

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