December 6, 2020

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every week, I put up a fresh post. Read more

December 4, 2020

The Vision, pp. 205-222 This section ends with Asher in a truck with Ben and Dusty (the younger men he’s mentoring) driving to the The Last Publishers compound. Ben and Dusty rib Asher about Cheyenne, and appreciate that Asher pushes back in fun—they’re glad to see him acting more normal, and letting go of some of the anxiety that followed the Walmart bombing that nearly killed Cheyenne. The Swearing Bible Verse Thing Here’s Dusty: “Well, I know it has nothing… Read more

December 3, 2020

Whether someone dies in a terror attack or in a deadly pandemic, they’re still dead. And if the first is worth curtailing people’s freedoms and upending their day-to-day lives to prevent, the second should be also.  Read more

November 30, 2020

Sabatini’s comments are in line with a bizarre celebration of violence that is so often tacked onto efforts to end women’s access to abortion services. Think of how conservatives celebrated Trump’s comments encouraging his supporters to beat up protestors, or encouraging police to be wantonly violent toward suspects, for example. Think, too, of conservatives’ support for the death penalty.  Read more

November 29, 2020

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every week, I put up a fresh post. Read more

November 27, 2020

I still don’t see the point of this entire missionary meeting. The whole plan as discussed before was: make lots of websites, fund websites with magic berry brew sales, and bam! The whole world is converted! I can see needing more translators, but I don’t understand why they’re making a pitch for money, or why they’ve called missionaries out of the field just to tell them that the way they’re trying to convert people is crap.  Read more

November 26, 2020

Having gone over all this, I have the urge to put together a U.S. history course that uses a study of the Thanksgiving holiday as its organizing principle. There is just so much here Read more

November 25, 2020

Welcome to the weirdest Thanksgiving ever! Each year, I host a Thanksgiving recipe open thread. This year is no exception. Things are certainly … different … this year, though. Many of us—myself included—are cooking things we’ve never cooked before, because they were someone else’s dish, and this year we’re celebrating the holiday away from family for the first time ever. That may mean asking family members for their recipes, or it may mean furiously googling how early to start thawing a turkey… Read more

November 24, 2020

Do you remember how angry Republicans got at the very idea that people would question Amy Coney Barrett’s Catholic faith? How dare they! How dare anyone even bring it up! Or so Republicans said, on repeat, in horrified shock. Well you know what? Republicans apply such a severe double standard here that it’s broken clean in half. Florida Republican and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio recently tweeted a clip from a sermon by the Reverend Raphael Warnock, a Democratic Senate candidate preparing for… Read more

November 23, 2020

Not a single person should vote for Ted Cruz, or trust his judgement, ever again. When you’re that wrong—and that wrong about something experts could and did tell you you were wrong about—there should be consequences, and those consequences should include a complete and total loss of credibility and public trust. Read more




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