It has been a hard few weeks.
Here’s some pep-talks and suggestions for What To Do
Delagar on These hard times
Jenny Han has been collecting people’s plans to save America Maybe you’ll find an idea in there as well. On Friday I asked a number of concerned students in my office (they’d found out the news and stopped by at the tail end of my office hours to process) what they were planning on doing and they hadn’t really thought about it before. One gentleman who had left his position at the state RNC over Trump’s actions said he planned to have discussions with people after church. I think that’s a great idea. But so is writing post-cards for voters. which one woman planned to sign up for this weekend. Yesterday a canvasser stopped at my door (first time since 2008!) and I was able to tell him that my DH had registered 9 undergrads at a rally that week and I was in charge of my dean’s get people registered effort. And that I’d bought 100 pins for a local candidate that were already gone (one of my building’s cleaning staff asked for 12 of them!) and I needed to buy another batch.
This fund to provide a war chest for Susan Collins’ future opponent has raised almost $1.5 million more dollars since I gave $100 to it on Friday. Can you help push it to 4 million?
Stirrup Queen summarizes how I’ve been feeling this week. Everything that I was taught in K-12 about government is wrong. Apparently I’m not the only one… several of the Atlantic’s top stories today are on similar themes. (To get headlines for top stories, click on any article and scroll down to the end of the article.)
An excellent analysis of how what happened with Kavanaugh is related to the American Aristocracy. These stories are really not so different than the stories from Eaton and Harrow in the regency romance novels that I read. As I’ve grown I’ve realized more fundamental truths that I thought were just tropes. (And more tropes that I thought were fundamental truths…)
Here’s another analysis about why the bad guys aren’t getting worked up about Kavanaugh’s obvious perjury.
I had a bunch of links from earlier in the week about how the FBI investigation was sham and other related stuff… but I don’t feel like posting them. :(
Texas detention camp swells fivefold with migrant children
Answers to the question of who is a woman who, growing up, you always thought of as a public joke, but upon getting older you realized her story wasn’t so funny after all.
The case against leaf blowers
Leigh’s house buying adventure
Done by forty figured out they didn’t need to buy a new car
What a beetle’s genital worms reveal about the concept of individuality
Librarians get to do everything cool
bwahahahahaa how did they know?
Kaiser family foundation isn’t just great health care research.
Look at her tiny tum tum!
We’ve posted this before, but it is a good video for teaching and explaining consent: