Yet another late link love

First up– we’re out of ask the grumpies questions– please email us (grumpyrumblings at gmail) or respond to the previous post any questions you have for the grumpy nation, random or otherwise!

Second– We’re going to be late and/or scattered for a bit.  I’m not sure what our excuses are, but I assume they have something to do with #1’s reintegration to the world of teaching and service.

Unbelievable!

WTF

This is really well-reasoned on issues that matter to conservatives (as opposed to say, bigots).  Probably the most informative endorsement I’ve seen thus far.

Women have to apologize for more things and it sucks.

We shouldn’t forget the danger trump is to minorities, not just to women.

I wish I were a fraction as awesome as HRC.

Liberty university students denounce Falwell for his unchristian support of Trump

Scalzi’s Clinton endorsement

This is a seriously big endorsement for foreign policy people.

Teen Vogue again has investigative reporting.

Cosmo on HRC

Lou Dobbs should be fired

Trump’s assault of a People writer

This thread on trump

Fahrenthold is awesome

Perspective

Ha!

I assume the moral is you don’t force people to play with you, but I hate the way PBS kids is so patriarchal with their original programming. Only their imports seem to be reasonable.

Scalzi on the GOP.  They built this.

TDS on pussygate

Who is the antichrist?

HRC may be setting herself up as the next LBJ with a new war on poverty

Chris Kluwe continues to be awesome

More on Trump’s Russian ties

vox on debate 2 which seems so long ago

If you feel catty

The second to last sentence is my favorite

It is rare that fox news makes me LOL

BTW, DH bought the “Only Logical Choice” shirt.  It’s really high quality.  Would recommend.  The packaging was from the DFTBA store, and we’ve been really happy with their stuff.  (Not a sponsored link!  But if you think the official Hillary swag is kind of lame, this is much cooler.)

Vice presidents + octopodes FTW

surprisingly cute

Rolling a 1

so do we

don’t want other bloggers’ financial goals

An unsponsored review of Blue Apron

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Reading the debate via live tweets: An observation

I, again, tried to watch the last debate livestream and failed as soon as Trump started talking.  Luckily there are plenty of people live-tweeting the debate so I could keep up on what was happening.

One thing I noticed.

At the end of the night, all the women tweeters talked about how HRC won solidly and how creepy Trump was with his stalkerish moves getting up in her personal space.  They marveled at how calm and collected HRC was in the face of that onslaught and how we wish we could be that hardcore.  They pretty unilaterally noted that his behavior confirms the truth of his recorded 2005 remarks about how he assaults women.

None of the guys I read even noticed.  Their bottom line was that it didn’t go as badly for Trump as expected.  One even said it was a good enough performance that it made people who unendorsed him look foolish.  (It wasn’t and it didn’t.)

After I went to sleep, many of the guys read women’s commentary.  They rewatched the tape.  They said oh.  Yeah, that actually happened.  He was a creepy stalker dude.  How did I not see that?

Privilege is a pretty powerful thing.  But I’m glad that sometimes the privileged listen and open their eyes.

I want to embed this video but I can’t figure out how.  Watch with the sound on.

Did you watch the debate?  What were your impressions?

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ICYMI….

Republican controlled state governments keep blocking people from voting even after courts ordered them to stop.

Indiana police interfere with voter registration efforts by request of Republican politicians.  Seriously.  This happened.

F*** Wisconsin.  Seriously.  F*** it.

Issue 1 is key here

Trump brags about how he can get away with sexually assaulting women because he is rich and famous (audio from 2005).

Btw, did you know that Trump has been accused in court of sexual assault at least 3x?  The make-up artist’s story sounds eerily similar to his 2005 bragging.  (The other two were rape accusations from Ivana Trump and the current court case about child rape.)

Trump said the Central Park Five, who were falsely accused of a rape they didn’t commit, who he took out ad space against at the time, who were exonerated by DNA evidence, he said they were guilty.  On Friday.  This past Friday.  He said innocent black men were guilty of a crime they had been proven not to have committed.

Trump says soldiers with PTSD have it because they are weak (this is not true).

Trump says he would use his power of the presidency to punish nations like China if they denied things to his businesses.

How Trump got a middle-class tax break.

How Trump “lost” 916 million and avoided tax.  (An earlier post on the same topic.)

Trump’s bankruptcy lawyers say they had to meet with him in pairs to have a witness because he lied so much.

Republican Ana Navarro takes down a Trump apologist.

Michelle Obama is really good at throwing shade *tap tap tap*

Josh Marshall on the increase in antisemitism he’s been on the receiving end of since Trump’s campaign started.

A Donald Trump supporter sent a triggering video to a reporter with epilepsy in order to induce a seizure.

Secret service had to help escort the mother of a disabled child out of a Trump rally because Trump supporters were threatening her.

Now the Germans are using Trump videos to parody Hitler.”  (Make your own Hitler video…)

Clinton reminds them of their first wives

Clinton should “leak” her policy discussions from fundraisers.  Maybe the press will notice them if she does.

NYTimes writes puff piece on behalf of Trump campaign.

Do not hamstring the first woman president

Calling out racism is not insidious

Schadenfreude

Scotus

A poem that explained mansplaining before the term was invented.

Why everyone loves to tear women down.

This is an old one but bears repeating:  about the mom-bob

LeBron James endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Gary Johnson argues his problems with geography are a benefit

Medical marijuana means that older men work longer?

How beige took over as America’s indoor paint.

Hillary Clinton and popularity.  Really cool graphs.

Hillary Clinton shares the story of a bad childhood haircut.

Wandsci should stop making me cry with her links

John Scalzi talks about writing for audible and how it is different

Contemplative

Academics anonymous, am I an addict?

This is outstanding

spider

sports bra research

Machine learning vs stats

#thatmexicanthing

Elephant Gerald

Fore! (or, On The Links)

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Cop shoots dog like it’s a black man.  When’s the last time we said F the police?  Exactly why they are biased tho.  (Spoiler alert:  it’s systemic racism.)

Clinton says shut up and listen, you fcukers.  More of Scalzi’s political writing (on point).

Even more.

Irony, or something

You should call Drumpf for advice about your period or anything period-related.  Really.

#2 can’t stop sending me links about Drumpf.

Why does Russia want Drumpf to win? http://www.defenseone.com/technology/2016/07/how-putin-weaponized-wikileaks-influence-election-american-president/130163/

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 Ok, this is kind of awesome.
Three little kids review dinner, Yelp style.
Here’s a cool organization that you can donate to:  Every Library.  Speaking of libraries, here’s two women kicking butt!
Kanye West is good at his job!

Got any good kitten videos, Grumpeteers?   Stay cool out there!

link love

One of us was gone this week, the other will be MIA next week (hopefully she’ll get to tune into the convention!).  But we’ll be back to usual come August.

His only demands were, “don’t shoot me or my unarmed client”  ICYMI.   I can’t even with the police.

These racist narratives MAKE NO SENSE.

On African American women’s voices and bodies

Why yes, I am sick and tired of it.  I’m also getting really sick of comedians and their lame and tired sexist narrative.  C’mon guys, stop being lazy.  (Here is Jimmy Kimmel not being lazy!  Kudos to Kimmel!)  There’s humor in the Clinton campaign that doesn’t rely on sexist tropes about powerful women.  Seriously.  That goes for you too, MSM.  Stop with the false equivalences and double standards.

Yes there is a difference.  We are better than Trump.

My jaw dropped a lot this past week.  Here was one of the first times.  Just… how… wha?

Leslie Jones twitter abuse.

Track whether or not men are talking too much.

This is also my story.  Next time they call I’m going to affect an accent and tell them they have the wrong number and I’m voting for Trump.  We will see if that works better than just asking them to take me off their damn list.  DO NOT give any political organizations your phone number EVER.

The choice is clear.

Historiann on menses and other wimmin things.   Also I’ve been debating calling up Pence‘s campaign to ask about whether it’s more immoral for me to use birth control or to allow fetuses to die given my higher chance of miscarriage.  Or you know, to just update him on the state of my cycle.

Thankfully my doctor knew what to do about granulation, but with my first baby I definitely did not mention it as early as I should have.

Personal finance tips from Ghostbusters

If you’re starting to phase out of itemizing and have 25K that you plan on spreading out in donations in the future (for however many years) apparently you can easily start your own charitable foundation with Vanguard for tax purposes.  This is AWESOME.  And we might do it next fiscal year when our tax situation will have settled and we’ll be back at full salary and no longer have any mortgage interest.

This was exactly what my DH said was the plot too!

The secret apartments of ny libraries.

Congratulations to evolving pf!

Baby sloth pictures.

 

Link love: July already?!?

We’re not ignoring you, Grumpeteers.  We’re just kind of ignoring the rest of the internet, so it’ll be a light post this week.  See our upcoming post on Tuesday for an explanation about July.

Two spaces after a period 4-evah!

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Register to vote, y’all!

Race relations  :-(

Texas must stop being jerks about abortion.

lb1p1cyubn4hoz85onkl

#2 sends more depressing links about politics.

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Speaking of animals, I love how the internet names animals.

Fish have longer memories than politicians, and other myths debunked.  (Good news for those of you who swallowed chewing gum in 7th grade.)

Please send cute animal pics in the comments!

 

Link Love: Ants

N. K. Jemisin is an amazing author.  If you like her work as much as I do, please feel free to support her Patreon.  You can get pictures of her cat.  We love us some Seanan McGuire around here too; here’s her Patreon.  She needs a toaster.

Our friend came over and we were talking about the current political situation.  His analogy was, “Do you want ants?  This is how you get ants!”

So here are some political links sectioned off in an ants-only section, because of #1’s Outrage Fatigue.

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If only this had happened sooner.  Orange baby-hands idiotIn case you missed anything about the shriveled yam in a toupee.

Since it seems like a lot of people didn’t get this (politics): http://www.salon.com/2016/06/23/everyone_calm_down_the_no_fly_no_buy_bill_was_designed_to_embarrass_republicans_not_to_pass_and_its_working/  Like, don’t you think that maybe, just maybe, not being able to get on a plane is a much much bigger deal than not being able to buy an AR-15?

fact checking a subset of  Trump’s most talked about lies: http://www.salon.com/2016/06/22/fact_checking_trumps_garbage_truck_of_lies_his_speech_accusing_clinton_of_corruption_is_riddled_with_fiction_and_conspiracies

In case you don’t spend enough time thinking about gender and double standards.  Being a female politician sucks.  Being a female doctor sucks.  More on abortion.

This is why everyone has to vote.  Texas needs these.

Summers

This cartoon, which sums up #1’s attitude, is from the wonderful Sarah’s Scribbles.

More politics.  More outrage.

Let’s hate republicans together.

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And here are some other things not to miss!

We need better medicinePatriarchy is depressing.  “I love getting stalked,” said #NoWomanEver.

Juneteenth.  False narratives– hey, more woman-shaming.  Maybe the ants weren’t over after all.

Productivity, and an excuse to buy new notebooks.

KITTEN!