Link Love

Blue State Citizens:  This is what happens when you stop calling!  Your senators confirm a lot of Trump judges so they can go on vacation.

Lilly Ledbetter fighting against Kavanaugh

Who else is fighting against Kavanaugh

This week in fascism:  Throwing US Citizens in JAIL, denying their passports, throwing their citizenship in question because they were born on the border with Mexico.

in and out is donating a bunch of money to republicans

Do yard signs matter?  I was totally going to write this post (parties have seized on to a couple of RCT that show they help by only a couple ppt and aren’t necessarily the best use of money, but how externally valid are those studies?), but Texas Tribune beat me to it!

Inequality in a Chicago suburb.

Thread all the Louis CK defenders need to read.

Oh Dear.

Parents have to break (adult) child out of hospital when she wants to transfer to another hospital.

Captain Awkward tells an abused woman it is not her fault, and that she can leave even if the abuse is only 5% of the time.

Solitary diner explains why she stopped dieting

She Picks Up Pennies talks about how she spends her own money on supplies as a teacher.  (A good reminder to find a high poverty district on donorschoose.org and give them some cash.)

Why kids want things

Chapter 7 vs Chapter 11 (vs. Chapter 13) bankruptcy

In Ontario, Canada there is literally a law that says that saying sorry is not an admission of guilt.

Tesla tiles vs. solar panels

Not available for purchase

#2 sent me this when I had to remind her (again) that people aren’t food

p.s.  I registered 20 people to vote this week!

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5 Responses to “Link Love”

  1. rose Says:

    Thank you for making my weekend more interesting and expanding my horizons. Not all the expansion was ‘happy talk’ (this week in Fas* and CK news) but that is important. It was lovely to see my senators did not take and easy out, and to hear that some races are currently closer than historic records would expect. Thank you for the time and effort you put into this every week.

  2. Jenny F. Scientist Says:

    I’m saving that Captain Awkward letter for whenever my youngest sister starts questioning her abusive marriage (so in about another three or four years, probably). It’s an excellent description and call-out of the whole “But he’s great MOST of the time, what is wrong with ME” that happens in abusive relationships.


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