Entries by Anne Laurie

SSDD Open Thread: Roy Moore Wants to Run for Senate Again

They’re already calling being an unrepentant sexual predator “misconduct allegations,” so I’d say his odds are decent. https://t.co/rq5cwERwpd — Molotov Frappuccino Thrower (@agraybee) June 20, 2019 Sure, his fellow Repubs have publicly vowed to ‘crush’ him — ‘This place has enough creepy old men’. They’re even trying to recruit Jeff Sessions to run against him […]

Friday Morning Open Thread: Well, *That* Was Timely…

Wednesday: Three presidents have used the 9/11 war authorization for 18 years, in 14 different countries, for more than three dozen different military actions. Trump is thinking about using it for war with Iran. Today, for the first time ever, the House repealed it. https://t.co/vr9V7HSMXD — Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) June 19, 2019   Thursday night: […]

Foreign Affairs Open Thread: Which #@%^ Keeps Queuing Up ‘Moldy Oldies’ on the History Channel?!?

UPDATE: U.S. military's Central Command calls shoot-down of Navy drone 'unprovoked attack on a U.S. surveillance asset in international airspace,' statement rejects Iranian claims American drone flew over Iranian airspace — Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) June 20, 2019 Is there a ‘President Eisehower face-palm’ gif out there somewhere?… Whoa. Significant escalation. MQ-9 Reaper shootdown wasn't nothing, […]

Confederate Venality Open Thread: Commemorating Juneteenth

"Majority leader McConnell cited Civil Rights legislation yesterday, as well he should because he was alive to witness the harassment, jailing, and betrayal of those responsible for that legislation by a government sworn to protect them." -Ta-Nehisi Coates pic.twitter.com/oWiksjoNca — Justice Democrats (@justicedems) June 19, 2019 (Longer clip here) . The Treason in Defense of […]

Thursday Morning Open Thread: It Gets Better

Serving in Congress on the 50th anniversary of Stonewall does blow my mind, but it also helps me see how much further we can go. I sat down with @NBCNews to discuss the fight for LGBTQ equality, my path to Congress, and how mixed martial arts has shaped the person I am today. pic.twitter.com/XNENjnaezM — […]