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Another NRA Fairy Tale

What Big Bullets You Have, Grandmother! One section of the National Rifle Association’s website is endearingly named “NRAFamily.” It includes a series called “Fun Friday,” covering news like “6 Invasive Species That Are Damaging The U.S.” and a clever “How To” section that, somehow, includes an article named “The 7 Disease Bearing Ticks In America.” … Continue reading

Kiddie Sworn

According to the Child Development Institute, a 3-year-old child should not be able to make clear decisions but should still be able to use short sentences and experience sorrow. According to Stanley Coren, a canine expert at the University of British Columbia, dogs have better language comprehension than 2-year-olds and are better at math than … Continue reading

Happy Anniversary, 19th Amendment

Today in 1919, Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing citizens the right to vote regardless of their gender. It was sent to the states for ratification.   The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State … Continue reading

Let’s Give StampsCom a Stomach Ache

Please copy and tweet this! Don’t use @StampsCom unless you want to be billed 4 a whole year after u cancel service #stampscomsucks see act 6217838 It’s nearly impossible to cancel an account with Stamps.com. Took us a whole year and they would not stop billing. Finally had to threaten legal action. We’re not alone. … Continue reading

Homeless Jesus

This month, a study came out from Stanford University with a conclusion that shocked its own researchers: Low-income people live longer and healthier lives when they live in affluent areas like New York or San Francisco. This is shocking because it’s counter intuitive. If you live in an affluent place like New York or San … Continue reading

#1 Protest Ever: Periods for Pence

Have you been following the grassroots pro-choice rally in Indiana? You should be! Strict new laws always lead to groups of protesting voters holding picket signs, making scripted phone calls, signing petitions and demanding to get their Supreme Court sanctioned rights back. Surely this is happening in Indiana, but the women of Hoosierville are also … Continue reading

Reasons to Be Optimistic Part I

“About 85% of people struck by lightning are male, and about 80% of people in Congress are male. And hope springs eternal.” ~Aunt Betty’s Almanac   “Of the fatalities recorded, 52 percent of the female deaths occurred during daily-routine activities, while male deaths occurred during leisure activities. “Based on the statistics for gender, the vast … Continue reading

R.I.P. FDR

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much — it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt, January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945                   *** *** *** *** While … Continue reading

#1 Dumbest Idea The NRA Has Had This Year

One section of the National Rifle Association’s website is endearingly named “NRAFamily.” It includes a series called “Fun Friday,” covering news like “6 Invasive Species That Are Damaging The U.S.” and a clever “How To” section that, somehow, includes an article named “The 7 Disease Bearing Ticks In America.” Now, NRAFamily has posted the second … Continue reading

Kiddie Sworn

There’s a nasty loophole in immigration court, namely that kids as young as 3 years old are not entitled to an assigned counsel to help them answer complex legal questions. “… [Judge ] Weil is one of the bigwigs in the Executive Office for Immigration Review and helps the agency set policy for all the … Continue reading

A Must Read on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Each year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we ask you to find time to read this powerful letter that captures a moment of history and still rings true today. Prison Desk Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr.

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” Happy Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Born this day in 1929

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