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Thursday, August 29, 2019
Gaza: We Simply Want To Live
Delving behind the bleak headlines to portray "a people plagued by conflict, but not defined by it," two Irish filmmakers have released "Gaza," a documentary that offers "a tender portrait of beleaguered humanity." The film focuses on several ordinary Gazans - a teacher, barber, student, cab driver - who share their dreams, fears and efforts to shape something akin to normal lives in a relentlessly unlivable place where "the siege is the villain of our story."
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Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Indelible In the Hippocampus: Epstein's Accusers Speak Out
Denied true justice by his death, over 20 women had their day in court where they described being coerced, traumatized and raped as young girls by Jeffrey Epstein. Each recounted their guilt and shame, his theft of their innocence, trust, joy, the damage and pain they bear, his suicide that robbed them of closure: "For that, he is a coward." Still, they said, they are not victims but survivors who literally survived him, and can now speak of it. Said one, "Today is a day of power and strength."
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Forked-Tongue Kavanaugh Fan-Girl Susan Collins Is Having a Sads. Ask Us If We Care.
Poor Susan Collins. Maine's fake "moderate" and two-faced rape apologist says she is "sad" she's lost support for her vile decision to ignore constituents' fierce pleas and confirm drunk, liar, hack and sexual assaulter Brett Kavanaugh, thus threatening reproductive rights for millions of women - an act she calls a vote of "integrity and independence." She also whines, "I get tired of the 'she speaks but doesn't act,'" like, wait, I have to be accountable? Hell yes: We are done with you.
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Monday, August 26, 2019
Good Job, Little Man
To the determinedly despondent: Sappiness Alert. Before plunging into the grim cauldron of this week's ravaging of democracy, decency and our precious, fragile, singular planet, here's a picture of a small sweet moment of kindness. On a first day of school in Wichita, KS., Kid #1 reached out to Kid #2 who was stressed, crying, and as it turns out, autistic, to help him through. Grateful Kid #2: "He found me and held my hand and I got happy tears." See? It's not that hard.
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Friday, August 23, 2019
I Am Very Much Alive: America, Even the Atheists, Offers Prayerful Thanks and Multiple Organs At Latest News of RBG Cancer
Panic rippled across our battered national landscape Friday when the Supreme Court revealed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 86, has faced down cancer again, completing three weeks of radiation for a tumor on her pancreas. Given that many deem her all that stands between us and end times, Twitter users rushed to offer best wishes, random organs, their first-born, eternal life. She's working on it: Doctors say she's cancer free, and between treatments she went shopping and to theater.
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Thursday, August 22, 2019
It Is Definitely Not Enough
Among those enraged at the failure of Democratic functionaries to approve a climate debate as the planet burns is Havana Chapman-Edwards, an African-American, 8-year-old powerhouse who argues, "We can’t make our world strong if we leave people behind." Fighting climate change isn't her first rodeo - a solo walkout against gun violence, a book club for kids of color - but it's key to her: "The world cannot wait. Kids like me cannot wait. I may be tiny, but my voice is not."
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Monday, August 19, 2019
It's A Good Day For A Choke Hold: This Is Our (Lamentable) Country
It took five years for the killer of Eric Garner to lose his job - if not his freedom - but it only took a couple of days for brazen fellow-racists to raise close to $100,000 for a bro-in-blue who was "just doing his job." Meanwhile, a 19-year-old black man was shot three times in the back by more cops doing their job, a new study names police killings a leading cause of death for young black men, and Colin Kaepernick marks three years of protesting the ongoing barbarism with a searing video.
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Sunday, August 18, 2019
Spoiler Alert: Love Wins
Despite much-hyped threats of murder and mayhem, the weekend's arrival in Portland OR of a few hundred neo-Nazi Proud Boys met with far more antifa and other defiantly mellow protesters - cue dancing unicorns and marching bananas - a huge police presence, and a quick escape in mini-buses. The day's hero: the guy who waded into a toxic sea of MAGA hats to pointedly declaim "Fuck you" to each loser before absolving one of their dogs with a gracious, "You're cool."
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Friday, August 16, 2019
One Nation United By Hygge: Weary Americans Welcome Their Enlightened New Danish Owners
Okay so maybe little Donnie can't buy Greenland, his latest shiny object, after pols said it's “open for business, but not for sale.” Still, Twitter had a riotous time: Cue golf course, gold leaf, Mexico, flipping it to Norway jokes, an offer from one PRINCE KIELSEN of "Greenland" in exchange for a money order of $600,000,000, and the verdict " our president is an enormous drooling git. " And help is on the way - Denmark wants to buy us. The consensus across America: Thank God.
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Give Me Your Tired and Not Too Poor and Definitely White, Preferably With Trust Funds From Their Daddies Back Home
In the latest act of rewriting history and poetry with a noxious racist twist, Ken Cuccinelli, acting head of trying to keep brown people out of our pristine country, clarified his claim that America only welcomes people who can "stand on their own two feet" by adding that, oh yeah, also they need to be white. By saying the quiet, nasty, white supremacist stuff out loud - oops - he sparked the hashtag #CuccinelliResign, and the first of likely multiple lawsuits arguing this is not who we are.
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