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Saturday, February 06, 2016

b.a.d. to the bone!

celebrating blogroll amnesty day!

the rectification of names

mock, paper, scissors
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sweet saturday night

zika outbreak worse than thought because there are no symptoms

more than ever, republicans are leaning on the politics of fear

undoing the politics of powerlessness

the devestating cost of monetized elections

two thirds of americans can't afford a $500 emergency

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this augurs well for bernie

governor bridgegate says bernie doesn't have a chance.
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Friday, February 05, 2016

blogroll amnesty day is here again!!!

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we are reminded by our good friend batocchio to remember that this is the 8th anniversary of the original and the 9th year of commemorating the traditional al weisel/jon swift memorial blogroll amnesty day memorium and celebration.

an explanation of the history and motivations behind this celebration can be found here.  the rules, set out by blue gal, are here.  ego satisfaction in the form of a meme-orandum post when this tradition was really taking off can be found here.

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short version:  blogtopia (and yes, we coined that phrase) only works if we support each other (no, it's not very libertarian of us, thanks for noticing).  so it behooves us all, even if we don't have hooves, to give attention in the form of linkage to our favorite blogs that don't get as much traffic as our own (paying it downward, as it were).

blogroll amnesty day will be celebrated here all weekend long.  so please feel free to email us with any and all posts about b.a.d. and we will happily link to them.

be sure to stop by and say hello to

vagabond scholar
bad tux the snarky penguin
mike the mad biologist
naked capitalism
whiskey fire
the field negro
simply left behind 

and we'd be remiss without thanking

john, susie, mike and the whole team at crooks and liars
blue gal
athenae and her gang at first draft
(existential shout out to former first draftian holden caufield, who used to blog here at skippy's, and now no longer appears on the internet anywhere ever, by his own choice... how j.d. salinger of him!)
jesse over at pandagon

and of course, our one and only cookie jill 

remember, blogging is like herd immunity.  it doesn't work unless we all participate!

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Thursday, February 04, 2016

thursday strut

we still need to focus on environmental justice

restoring an earth community

roads and debt

the fossil-fuel industry is like a zombie that won't die

debating clinton

and rip one half of the funniest comedy team to come out of radio, bob elliott
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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

wireless wednesday

reminder:  the election season starts in two of the whitest states in america

the pentagon has no clue how many weapons it lost to isis

political dark money: why it's bad

doctors in the pacific northwest decide to unionize

what's causing the deadly outbreak of fungal diseases in world wildlife?
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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

take me to tuesday

inside the police-industrial complex

shrimps and slavery

millenniels increasingly using payday loans and pawn shops

the bigger story behind the killing if cecil the lion
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Monday, February 01, 2016

monday morning secretary

america should regulate bullets

bill cosby and his enablers

do hand dryers spread viruses?

society will collapse in a few decades

and rip great character actor, porthos in richard lester's "3 muskateers," frank finlay
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Sunday, January 31, 2016

loving you sunday morning

diversity programs 'make white men feel threatened'

the religious right's highjacking of religious freedom

why the gop's fence fantasy is a farce

dinosaurs had mating dances
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Saturday, January 30, 2016

sunless saturday

how a conspiracy theory becomes 'truth' on facebook

inequality of wealth makes short and dead

uber and employment

dawn of the domesticated dog

and rip founding member of the jefferson airplane, paul kanter
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Friday, January 29, 2016

friday night fish fry

career change: a myth to keep workers docile

marijuana growing nuns shut down by their city

how banks are still screwing their customers with overdraft fees

retirees want fbi probe of pension investments

how mickey mouse evades the public domain
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

thursday side of the street

the real threat to society: the .01% that own 80% of america

who profits from public  panic?

get ready to live the sequel to "the big short"

graded on looks

parakeet problems in hawaii park
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

white wednesday off the wall

why does the cia keep its art collection secret?

the limits of trickle-down philanthropy

another pharma giant hikes medicine prices

the dirty truth about clean diesel

most americans don't even have $1000 in savings

and rip barney miller's fish, character actor abe vigoda
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

taco tuesday

narcotics cop busted with $2 mill in marijuana

chicago police falsified witnesses' account, threatened them

philanthrocapitalism is undermining global democracy

what will stop the police killing spree?

why the post office makes america great
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Monday, January 25, 2016

monday morning rock

10 billionaires who got more billionaire-y in 2015

meanwhile 60,000 new yorkers sign up for teeny tiny apartments

women in tech report: high levels of harassment

how the internet changed the way we read

raccoons invade brooklyn
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Sunday, January 24, 2016

like a sunday morning

should we solar panel the sahara?

the stock market is great at destroying jobs and capital

how many bombs did the united states drop in 2015?

teacher fired for creating lessons about the central park five

ptsd nation
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Saturday, January 23, 2016

sugar hill saturday night

milan and rome ban cars as smog rises

why gun laws are doa in america

facing up to climate change

the gop presidential race is all about nightmares

when 911 is the wrong number
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Friday, January 22, 2016

friday night fireside

herbicides, not insecticides are biggest threat to bees

climate change is taking a toll on farmers' mental health

the unseen toll of workplace disease

the war on women is about to get a whole lot worse

10 tired traffic myths that didn't get retired in 2015

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

thursday night goddess

el nino could cripple airline traffic

anti-vax californians are rich, white, but not highly-educated

the military: an alternative to the horors of the modern economy

we fail when it comes to sex education

domestic terrorism is a bigger threat than muslims
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

white wednesday

half of the dna found on new york's subway system matches no known organism

san francisco is becoming the city of the rich

the keyboard and the spade

10 foods that may disappear thanks to climate change

the yellowstone of the future
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 1 comments

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

sweet tuesday morning

white men, guns, and freedom

libertarianism doesn't work in the real world

1 in 5 suicides are associated with unemployment

haters are running out of places to shop

it's not a generational struggle, it's a class struggle 
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Monday, January 18, 2016

monday morning quarterback

labor unions aren't just useful - they're necessary

how bird poop can help find climate change

the politics of cluelessness

trump is the republicans

why aren't there animals with green fur?
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Sunday, January 17, 2016

lazy sundays

have california voters had enough of prop 13?

christianity and islam are not as far apart as the neocans would have you believe

how drug companies are gaming an old law for greater profits

cash-free future in sweden
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Saturday, January 16, 2016

sudbury saturday night

no, political correctness will not cost the democrats the election

the sudden but well-deserved fall of rahm emmanuel

charles dickens on seeing the poor

how to create a golden age: tv edition

and rip uncle phil, actor james avery
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Friday, January 15, 2016

friday night fever

can we stop pretending republicans care about the deficit now?

police depts. have a kkk problem

even deep sea fish are eating our garbage

the 20 most abused words in the english language

economist jokes

and rip professor snape, actor alan rickman
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

thursday night pregame

good things happen at full employment

class as part of the american struggle

democrats embrace modern america as republicans reject it

harvard scientists:  police killings should be recorded as public epidemic

will inequality ever stop growing?

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

whimsical wednesdays

shutting down planned parenthood would catapult women into poverty

the deadliest mass shooting that everyone forgot

humanitarian concerns over el nino

"donald trump is the new face of white supremacy"

arizona woman shoots victim for not believing in god

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

supernova (last tuesday night)

sued over debt, blocked from suing back

why big oil should kill itself

trump isn't a fascist; he's a media-savvy know-nothing

home is where cartel is

and we have nothing but sadness and loving support for the plight of fellow blogger kevin drum, who is suffering from blood cancer.  kevin was an early supporter of this blog back when he worked at political animal (a blog which he started, and is still running today), and now it looks as if things are winding down for him.  we wish him luck and comfort in the coming days.
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Monday, January 11, 2016

monday morning ornaments

how a u.s. medical device maker kept hospitals in the dark about infections

how worrying is the world's strange weather?

why medicine costs so much in america

the kids are not alright

meth lab in car found in florida

and rip the thin white duke, ziggy stardust, the man who fell to earth, david bowie; and character actor extraordinaire richard libertini; and the tall man from phantasm, angus scrimm

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

lazy sunday afternoon

why are drug companies running amok ?

the science myths that will not die

support for abortion rights hits a 2 year high

would you live in a shipping container?

the world's weirdest album covers
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Saturday, January 09, 2016

songs about saturday night

the american dream is over and voters know it

record 60 million are forcibly displaced

canadian company sells cans of fresh air to china

at least 33,400 americans dead: the hidden legacy of atomic weaponry

uber's worst nightmare
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Friday, January 08, 2016

friday night explodes

lunch lady fired for giving food to hungry student

why are we still putting up with scam ads and fake news stories?

you are surrounded by bacteria just waiting for you to die

the sad economics of internet fame

workers get the lowest percentage of corporate income since 1950

and rip schneider of one day at a time, actor pat harrington, jr.
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