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The talented Alexandra Petri in an Op Ed for the Washington Post:

Please Vote

I know I haven’t been around much, and some of you are probably like, who the fuck is this? But I’ve returned with an agenda. If you can vote in the US and haven’t, please do. Do it for the people who can’t - especially those who the Republicans have been trying to keep from voting. Do it for me, if no one else! Do it…

WHAT in the fuck (edited) WHAT in the fuck (edited)

From my friend’s FB. He said he sent the pics to the Root already.

WHAT is this book? (also what were your favorite books as a young adult?)

In the past few months I have had a memory of reading a sci-fi/fantasy book as like a 5th or 6th grader (around 1995), and it’s been driving me nuts because I can’t remember enough of it to string a plot together or find it again. It’s going to sound like I don’t know much about it but what I do remember is that I…

Emotional State Check-In

Hi GTers. Since the past month has been a nightmare of catastrophic proportions, I thought I’d check in and vent a little myself. How are you? Excited to see some new authors too.

The DNC is suing Russia, Wikileaks, and the Trump campaign and I HAVE QUESTIONS.

(warning for an autoplay video*). So, at first glance, I’m like GREAT DO IT. Of course I believe they have a strong case, haha. At second glance, I’m like, but why? At third glance, I’m like, but how? And at fourth glance, I’m like, then what? Clearly I am no lawyer:

(OT) This picture of Cohen that Splinter keeps using (OT) This picture of Cohen that Splinter keeps using

looks like he was just unmasked by the Scooby Doo gang.

Gahhhh Is anyone else just vibrating with freakout? (Venting? Exploding? Passing Out? What am I doing?)

I can’t take this shit with Trump’s lawyer getting raided by the FBI. I spent the whole day listening to the news and podcasts trying to better understand it. It is apparently *very significant.* I tried to make sure I wasn’t falling for any sensationalism or “THIS IS THE BIG ONE”-ism.

Andrew McCabe had authorized a criminal investigation into Jeff Sessions

So many criminals. Apparently McCabe was concerned Sessions “lacked candor” when testifying before Congress about his contact with Russians (no shit). Warning: video autoplays in the link (because there is no god).

Pennsylvania's new, fairer map will be in place for midterms (OT) Pennsylvania's new, fairer map will be in place for midterms (OT)

HA! Take that you cheating, colluding, motherfucking dick-teethed piece of shit vermin!

This feels like desperation

Trump’s lawyers are trying to get Mueller to set a date for the end of the Russia probe in exchange for an interview with Trump, the scope of which only falls within certain parameters set by his lawyers.

Ok I'm suddenly in favor of the border wall. Also, hi. (OT)

Big Boy Jared is traveling to Mexico Wednesday (I guess tomorrow?). Let’s build the wall while he’s there and keep those Jareds out. He has, what, like 9 jobs at the White House he’s unqualified for? He’s stealing jobs and he’s lazy and unqualified! I will not rest until 100% of Jared Kushners are kept out of this…

Supporting Black Art

I thought this would be of interest to many on GT (and probably TSB as well). A friend of mine has been putting together a fundraising apparatus for black art, called the Black Art Futures Fund, which awards grants to small art and cultural funds. If you contribute $250+, you get a handy-dandy 2018 black arts calendar…

Musically-inclined help needed (holiday gift themed open thread!)

So my little brother is a musician and word is he broke his recording mic so I was going to get him another one for Christmas. I would love a little guidance here - need to stay cost-conscious but I don’t want to get him a piece of garbage. Unfortunately cash or gift cards are not an option because he is a recovering…

On Franken

I have largely been ducking out of this debate because I am finding the willingness of the left to accept his behavior...staggering, to say the least. Not necessarily surprising, but just having it all out there in the open really is killing me. That said, I found an article today that says it exactly how I feel.

Fuck Republicans - What Now? Explainer

So the Senate passed their fucking scam artist neofeudalism bill. This is what happens to the bill in order for it to become law, and possible points where we can raise hell and (desperately) try to make a difference:

Shameless Not Self Promotion (thread for supporting small businesses on this day of capitalist indulgence)

My friend is running a Black Friday sale in his shop and I think some of the nerdier of you would be interested in his work. He basically does laser cutting and engraving and woodworking, but his big ticket items are these wood engraved maps of nerd places and that he works on with illustrators and artists. He was…

[Update - thank you!] Rawwrrr bad boyfriends! (friendship advice requested)

UPDATE - so I posted this and then got kind of yanked out of the house for 17 hours “babysitting” said friend through a lot of emotional rollercoasters, but thank you all for your suggestions and I think they are great (including the petty revenge-focused ones). Today the challenge is that we want her to stay away…

Organize me!

Have I asked this before? I don’t know. I need a way to keep track of my “clients” for commissioned art (I guess they are clients). Like, a way to keep track of deadlines and specifics and contact info and when I’ve talked to them, etc. I’ve been using calendars and spreadsheets that I designed but it’s like...someone…

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