Weekend Edition: 10-28

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

“No Fatties”: When Health Care Hurts (“According to the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance, one out of three doctors responds to obesity negatively and associates it with poor hygiene, hostility, dishonesty, and noncompliance, viewing fat patients as ‘lazy, lacking in self-control, non-compliant, unintelligent, weak-willed and dishonest.’”)

Trump […]

Weekend Edition: 10-21

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubez

What Are We Doing Here? (“A society is moving toward dangerous ground when loyalty to the truth is seen as disloyalty to some supposedly higher interest.”)

The NFL Is Right, Trump Is Wrong: Dissenting Players Are Patriotic (“Dissent is patriotic, because it affirms that our country is worth […]

Weekend Edition: 10-14

Bookish Linkage

Have a look at Napoleon’s traveling library

Bookish Lists: best books about Puerto Rico; best Iraqi writing about the war; 9 protest books to read now

Nonbookish Linkage

Birth of a white supremacist

5 ways white people can fight white supremacy

And race remains South Dakota’s third rail

What […]

Friday Follies 3.20

Here’s some Christmas cheer for you. “A 44-year-old woman stole her 3-year-old grandson’s Christmas gifts and sold them for crack.” (via)

A man is suing a popular blog for defamation for publishing a “satirical” post with the headline: “Jersey City Pedophile Loses His $4 Million Lotto Ticket, Sues the Whole World.” Now why would anyone […]

Friday Follies 3.19 (Headline Edition)

This week’s edition of the follies — the first in quite a while — consists entirely of headlines in the interweb tubes this week. Sometimes, that’s all it takes.

Convicted Kidnapper Sues His Victims for Breach of Contract

German man sues Pope for violating seatbelt laws by standing and waving from popemobile

Lawyers Reportedly […]