jesse_the_k: Lucy the ACD's butt & tail are all that's visible since her head is down a gopher hole (LUCY gopher hunter)
I like to think of myself as "politically aware." Yet this kick-ass editorial in The Guardian (UK) opened my eyes to the continuity of "neoliberalism."Quotes & Link )
jesse_the_k: ACD Lucy holds two blue racketballs in her mouth, side by side; captioned "I did it!" (LUCY absurd success surprise)
...we have spent altogether too many hours juggling AV boxes. Now all caption formats viewable on our HDTV )

I have discovered how to increase my glee and reduce my anxiety. free my brain by doing healthwork first )

I started a good book (or at least, its first 60 pages meet that criterion). Not on Fire But Burning )

MyGuy found a beautiful, framed 1800 print of an iris at Goodwill this morning.

More news as it happens; maybe politics next time.

What's your favorite thing right now?
jesse_the_k: The words "Indecision may or may not be my problem" over a blurry background (Indecision)
An article in today's Business section about FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (the movie) and its impact on the sex-toy industry. Almost totally without smirks...
smirking at stiff language, pointing at class consciousness )
jesse_the_k: The Wire's Kima in a baseball cap squints with a serious grin (Kima squints meaningfully)
Mr Coates calmly and coherently lays out where the President and First Lady have failed in addressing African-American institutions (it's commencement address season)

How the Obama Administration Talks to Black America
"Convenient race-talk" from a president who ought to know better
at The Atlantic

begin quote  But I also think that some day historians will pore over his many speeches to black audiences. They will see a president who sought to hold black people accountable for their communities, but was disdainful of those who looked at him and sought the same. And then they will match that rhetoric of individual responsibility with the aggression the administration showed to bail out the banks, and the timidity they showed in addressing a foreclosure crisis which devastated black America (again.) And they will match the rhetoric with an administration whose efforts against housing segregation have been run of the mill. And they will match the talk of the importance of black fathers with the paradox of a president who smoked marijuana in his youth but continued a drug-war which daily wrecks the lives of black men. I think those historians will see a discomfiting pattern of convenient race-talk. quote ends

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