Also.Also.Also: Donald Trump Still the Worst, Ugliest President Ever; Here’s a Link Roundup

HEY what are you reading these days? Like book-wise, not links. I’m about halfway through Sady Doyle’s Trainwreck, and I recommend it as part of your daily early morning reading. It really gets the blood going and sets your mind and soul on a course for the day. That course is misandry, reader. It’s misandry.

Before we get started in earnest I want to say, if you read only one thing from this list, please make it this: My Very Good Black History Month Tribute to Some of the Most Tremendous Black People.


Queer as in F*ck You

+ New NC House Member is Second Open LGBTQ Legislator.

+ In Photos: Mumbai Queer Azaadi March 2017.

Photo: Smita Vanniyar for Feminism in India

+ New Study Looks at LGBTQ Allies in College Sports.

+ These Florida LGBTQ Elders Will Give You Life.

+ The Queer Empty Nest.

+ More on this artist and project that we talked about a few weeks ago: Photography Series Aims to Empower Alaska Native LGBTQ2 Community.

+ To Be Black and Queer at a Predominately White Institution.

+ Texas Mayor Jess Herbst Comes Out as Trans Gender.

+ San Francisco Plans Nation’s First Transgender Cultural District in The Tenderloin.

+ The Young Queer Writer Who Became Greenland’s Unlikely Literary Star.

+ “How Then, Shall We Live?” is a mixtape honoring Black History Month put together by Everyone Is Gay.


Welcome to the Hellmouth

+ Advice for Progressives From America’s Radical Feminist Governor.

+ Ok this will flatten you right out for a while. How to Build an Autocracy.

+ Jerry Fucking Falwell Jr. You have got to be kidding me AND YET YOU ARE NOT.

+ Turmoil at DHS and State Department: “There Are Literally People Crying in the Office Here”.

+ Raid in Yemen: Risky From the Start and Costly in the End. Jesus this is fucking insane.

+ Oh so is this: Trump Vows to ‘Destroy’ Law Banning Political Activity by Churches. The Constitution means literally nothing! You should have a The Constitution Means Literally Nothing Party this weekend. During which you should maybe build a community bunker. Just thinking out loud here.

+ Where Each Democratic Senator Stands on Putting Trump’s Judge on the Supreme Court.

+ Trump’s Muslim Ban is Fundamentally Anti-Black.

+ Trump’s SCOTUS Pick Neil Gorsuch Founded and Led Club Called ‘Fascism Forever’. EDIT: This is not true! Oh thank goodness.


Doll Parts

+ Lakota Teen Arrested After Locking Herself to Pipeline Construction Equipment in Texas.

+ Stand Your Ground: Marissa Alexander is Finally Free.

+ Abortion Clinic Closures Will Have ‘Devastating Impact’ on Women in Appalachia.


Keep Up

+ After a Massive Backlash, Republican Yanks His Bill to Sell Off Public Lands.

+ Seattle City Council Committee Votes to Divest From Wells Fargo, Sends Ordinance to Full Council.

+ Water Protectors Fight Trans-Pecos Pipeline in West Texas.

+ Lead Levels in NYC School Higher Than Flint, MI.

+ 5 Facts You Need to Know About the Delaware Prison Rebellion.

We’re trying to explain the reasons is for doing what we’re doing. Donald Trump. Everything that he did. All the things that he’s doing now. We know that the institution is going to change for the worse. We know the institution is going to change for the worse. We got demands that you need to pay attention to, that you need to listen to and you need to let them know. Education, we want education first and foremost. We want a rehabilitation program that works for everybody. We want the money to be allocated so we can know exactly what is going on in the prison, the budget.

+ Fighting for Workers’ Rights Under Hostile Labor Laws: Insights From the Deep South.

+ The World of Cosplay is Filled with Black Joy.


Saw This, Thought of You

+ On Alaska’s Coldest Days, A Village Draws Close for Warmth.

+ Does “Pro-Life” Mean “Pro-Refugee”?

+ Here’s the Easiest Way to Find ‘Waldo’ According to Science and I know how y’all feel about science.

+ Lunar Eclipse and 10 More Can’t-Miss Sky Events in February. Sky events!

+ Phasing Out Cookstoves a ‘Win-Win’ for Climate and Health, Study Says.

+ You can watch Smitten Kitchen on Food Network online so that’s an exciting thing you should do the next time you’re thinking about checking facebook again.


And Finally

I liked this picture.


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21 Comments

  1. I decided to reread the whole Harry Potter series before the holidays last year. Right now I’m in book 7. Book five reminded me a lot of the Trumpanzees

    • On book four.
      People ought to really ask themselves if they want to be the Malfoys of history.

  2. Cinnamon

    Yes to the McSweeney’s link. The sad part is they are parody site similar to the Onion, but this was the literal transcript. Good Lord, it’s a laugh.

    • Natalie

      Are we collectively in a very strange, long dream? I think we must be.

  3. I just finished reading Eat, Pray, Love and I wish I had the time I spent reading it back. Prior to that I read All the Ugly and Wonderful Things which I highly recommend.

    Also, can I just say that for someone with as much money as Emperor Small Hands says he has, he has clearly not spent one dime on skin care. I could see his pores from a mile away. And I feel entitled to bring this up because no woman would be allowed to get as far as he has politically without a full face of makeup, regular botox, and a small fortune in skincare products.

  4. Can anyone point me to the previous AS piece about Jenny Irene Miller from a few weeks back that is referenced above? (+ More on this artist and project that we talked about a few weeks ago: Photography Series Aims to Empower Alaska Native LGBTQ2 Community.)

    I was at the opening and it was so packed. The photos are just beautiful and it is a really wonderful project.

  5. Does anyone have a source re: Neil Gorsuch starting that Fascism Forever group that’s NOT from the Daily Mail?

  6. What scares me is that I’m not sure how much of this is Trump being an asshat, and how much is Pence having his hand up Trump’s butt and using him as a puppet.

  7. It’s an extremely amusing typo to think about Smitten Kitten (the sex toy store) showing videos on the food channel. I would watch that as well as the Smitten Kitchen one :D

  8. I’m really surprised to see links from the daily mail in roundups, I always thought that it was like a tabloid or at the very least, not quality journalism. I understand the impulse to read and take to heart everything published about Trump but let’s be more choosy about what journalism we are supporting.

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