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Looking for a poster for the Women's March anniversary this weekend?

Women's March ‏Verified account @womensmarch

Looking for a poster for the Women's March anniversary this weekend? Our friends at @amplifierart have tons of art to download and print at http://amplifier.org ! #PowerToThePolls

7:34 AM - 18 Jan 2018

'Little girls don't stay little forever. They grow into strong women that return to destroy your...

Sports Illustrated‏ Verified account @SInow

'Little girls don't stay little forever. They grow into strong women that return to destroy your world.'

Kyle Stephens confronts former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar at his sentencing [WARNING: Graphic]

3:24 PM - 16 Jan 2018

Kyle Stephens is a brave woman (as are all the women/girls who have fought and are fighting to overcome what that asshole did to them).

Atlantic freedoms

Haiti, not the US or France, was where the assertion of human rights reached its defining climax in the Age of Revolution

Source: Aeon

Here is the challenge: to write a history of modern political thought and culture that can simultaneously – and equally – embody and communicate the perspectives of those who arrived in Virginia in the hold of the slave ship São João Bautista, of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, of Jean-Jacques Dessalines and Napoleon Bonaparte, of Andrew Jackson and Harriet Tubman. While such a project might seem quixotic, we have to try. That is the political history that we’ll need in order to construct a future politics that moves beyond the legacies of racial slavery, rather than perpetually dwelling with them. The field of ‘Atlantic History’, which has expanded dramatically in the past decades, is the thing that will enable us to do it.

That the United States was born of a history of conquest and settlement that brought people from Europe and Africa across the Atlantic is, of course, an unavoidable part of the nation’s history. More broadly, this is the story of all the Americas, though the particular ways in which European, African and Native American peoples became intertwined in the process varies greatly from place to place. The questions posed by Atlantic History are about how to tell that story. Who do we place at the centre of this history? What categories of analysis should we use, and what social, economic and institutional structures should we focus on?

It makes good sense that a body of water has become the basis for a questioning of some of our broadest and most cherished historical narratives. Until the invention of the railroad, water was the most important vehicle for movement – of people, goods, rumours, songs, ideas. The world was connected by ports, and in many ways ports came to resemble each other. But if it was a connected world, it was also one in which experiences and perspectives were widely divergent. From whose perspective should we try to reconstruct what the Atlantic world actually looked like?

At the basis of every work of history is a question of positioning. This is also, on some level, an ethical question. Whose history are you telling? And from whose perspective? As the Haitian thinker Jean Casimir likes to put it, when you write the story of Columbus arriving in what the indigenous people then called Ayiti, you have to make a decision: are you on the boat or on the shore?

Read more: https://aeon.co/essays/why-haiti-should-be-at-the-centre-of-the-age-of-revolution

Mike Huckabee: rectal probe edition (tweet):

Gov. Mike Huckabee ‏Verified account @GovMikeHuckabee

More "breaking wind" from CNN! WH Press Corps to submit to voluntary brain scans to prove THEY aren't demented. To insure accuracy of brain scan, tests will be administered by rectal probe.

9:13 AM - 17 Jan 2018

So very Christ-like.

She's 17 And Wants To Be A Politician. Her Dad Says He Won't Vote For Her.

On the eve of President Donald Trump’s first anniversary in office, teenage girls and their fathers are facing off in the most divided political climate since Vietnam. How one family fights through it.

Source: Buzz Feed News

The pizza they’ve ordered is half cheese and half meat-lovers, and that on its own says something about Lily Miller, a 17-year-old girl living in Waterloo, Iowa, and her 49-year-old father, Mike.

She’s a vegetarian. He loves meat. She wanted Sen. Bernie Sanders to become the 45th president of the United States. He voted for Donald Trump. They can’t agree on anything — not a singular pizza topping, nor Lily’s political future.

“More power to her,” Mike says when I ask him about Lily’s plan to run for office someday. “Because whether she agrees with me or not, her time spent with me is going to rub off on her, is going to affect how she makes decisions in the future.”

Mike thinks Black Lives Matter demonstrators are terrorists dividing the country. Lily supports the movement wholeheartedly. He thinks Hillary Clinton should be imprisoned. She volunteered for the Clinton campaign after Sanders was defeated in the Democratic primary. They argue about gun control, immigration and education reform, and Trump’s proposed border wall.

Now, for lunch, they’re eating a pie sliced down the middle by their disagreements, at a wholesome sports-bar restaurant playing ‘80s hits at one decibel too loud for a Saturday afternoon. Across the street is West High School, where Lily is a junior. Mike graduated from the school 30 years ago. He was born and raised in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area, two hours northeast of Des Moines, and so was Lily. She is, almost predictably, bored by it. She yearns to pack up her political ambitions and her robust garage-sale vintage jewelry collection and head to one of the US coasts for college. Her dad wants her to go to school in the South.


Young, progressive women like Lily have spent the last year adjusting to a world in which a man they believe to be a misogynist holds the highest office, and their male parent helped put him there. Dads like Mike have had to adjust to a world in which their daughters, who broke down crying on election night, seem to suddenly and inexplicably identify with socialism, social justice, and snowflakes [grr ].

Read more: https://www.buzzfeed.com/jtes/shes-17-and-wants-to-be-a-politician-her-dad-says-he-wont?utm_term=.ntJM3372G#.sd7PZZ3VD

Well worth the read... Lily sounds like a phenomenal young woman.

It appears that pro Turkish President hackers have taken over Greta Van Susteren's Twitter account.



Strange. Has this been happening a lot?

Slow down...

you know, you know, you know, you know, you know, you know, you know. Very pressured speech (and the same Trump sniffs).

WATCH: Sen. Orrin Hatch removes a pair of glasses he's not wearing (video tweet)


Christine Teigan to McKayla Maroney: "I would be absolutely honored to pay this fine..."

christine teigen‏ Verified account @chrissyteigen

The entire principle of this should be fought - an NDA to stay quiet about this serial monster with over 140 accusers, but I would be absolutely honored to pay this fine for you, McKayla.

11:15 AM - 16 Jan 2018

Trumps White House Doctor Expected To Detail His Health Status Tuesday

Source: TPM/AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — A fuller readout of President Donald Trump’s health following his first medical check-up is expected later Tuesday.

Trump’s White House physician – Navy doctor Ronny Jackson – declared Trump to be in “excellent health” following last Friday’s exam at the Walter Reed military hospital in Maryland.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Jackson will attend her briefing Tuesday to provide a more complete readout on Trump’s physical health.

Not expected are any conclusions about Trump’s mental acuity. Questions about Trump’s mental fitness have been raised following comments attributed to some of his close advisers in a new book, and his recent slurring of words on national TV.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/white-house-doctor-trump-health-details?utm_content=buffer0a0b5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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