Have you ever heard about somebody and you just positively knew they were mindbogglingly awesome! I felt that way when I first heard about Alice Augusta Ball. (badass name right? badass person.) And it is also a story of The … Continue reading The Tuesday PT Thinks We May All Like Something Else To Think About.
Policy vs. personality: Undecideds torn as election nears Amanda Jaronowski is torn. The lifelong Republican from suburban Cleveland supports President Donald Trump’s policies and fears her business could be gutted if Democrat Joe Biden is elected. But she abhors Trump … Continue reading The Monday Politics Thread is Counting Down the Days
TW: A murder in France We approach the home stretch, and boy are we exhausting. This week saw with it a deluge of American news, but it didn’t completely drown out international happenings. COVID cases are beginning to spike again … Continue reading The BBC Has a Whole Section on US Elections and I Can’t Name A Single Member of Parliment (The Weekend PT)
Good morning Politicadoes. The Friday Politics Thread and Mrs. Friday Politics Thread both finally received our mail-in ballots on Thursday afternoon. After careful consideration of all the candidates and issues, we decided to take RoRo’s advice and vote for Kamala … Continue reading The Friday Politics Thread has VOTED!
Morning Politicadoes! Voting season in the US continues with reporting showing that 16 million Americans have already voted in the Presidential election. High turnout and highly motivated voters of a party are usually strong determinants in elections, so absent the … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Is In Search of An October Surprise
He was wearing orange shorts. He was 19 years old and looked every bit like the stereotypical college stoner. He was standing on the platform for the light-rail and just staring at his phone. He interacted with no one, said … Continue reading The Wednesday Politics Thread: The Crime Was Existing
In a scene all too common and all too familiar, the people of Nigeria are protesting their dehumanizing treatment at the hands of those authorized to commit sanctioned violence in the name of the state. In this particular case their … Continue reading The Tuesday PT Thread Is With Nigeria
Latinx History Has Always Been Linked to Spooky Culture Indigenous understandings of death are linked with the shared trauma of colonialism. From a historical perspective, many influences might explain why people across Latin America are so captivated by gothic themes, … Continue reading The Monday Politics Thread is Here for Indigenous Peoples’ Day
…which, honestly, fair. Congratulations to all the winners of the Nobel prizes awarded this week! I am PARTICULARLY excited about the Chemistry winners, Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier. This is a first for the category and long overdue. Their work … Continue reading The Weekend PT Did Not Win A Nobel Prize
I have it on good authority that Donald Trump’s long-presumed-dead brother will make a surprise appearance this weekend and endorse Joe Biden. I heard it from this new group I’ve been following. It’s called Pee-non. But they can’t call it … Continue reading The Friday Poli-October Surprise!-tics thread
Morning Politocadoes! The President continues to be kept alive by a cocktail of medicines, steroids, and pure spite that help fight off the Coronavirus infection. These methods are of course not available to the likes of you or me, at … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Puts Up A Pence Fence
I have been emotionally and physically exhausted lately. I am betting that A LOT of you can relate. Between thinking about the past, my past (& future posts), and witnessing the terrible present, I have been letting worries get the … Continue reading The Wednesday Politics Thread: The Way Out Is Through
I’m just waiting for November. Yesterday was rough. We will make it though. Don’t step on the flowers. Smoke em if you got em. Fuck Donald Trump. Continue reading The Tuesday PT Is Just Exhausted
I’m not even going to try to keep up with what’s happening, seeing as this is being written Sunday night, and gods only know what could happen between now and Monday morning. So, Monday thread. If everything keeps going crazy, … Continue reading The Monday Politics Thread Can’t Keep Up
For posterity, it’s around 1:30 pm eastern time on Saturday October 3, 2020. President Donald Trump is hospitalized with COVID. A number of his staff have tested positive. Looks like his traveling and contacts may lead to many many more … Continue reading The Saturday PT has trouble keeping up.
Other PT was in danger of maximum bork with the amount of comments so made a second one. To reiterate about not wishing harm: PLEASE DO NOT WISH HARM OR DEATH. Coronavirus has affected millions of people worldwide and many … Continue reading PT Thread 2 – The Return!
In case you come straight to the politics thread, you may want to go here first: https://the-avocado.org/2020/10/02/breaking-donald-and-melania-trump-have-the-coronavirus/. Yes, that’s right. Due to the circumstances, please remember your obligation to not wish harm on anyone no matter how reprehensible they are. … Continue reading The Friday Politics Thread wakes up and hubba-what?
Morning Politocadoes! Following the hot mess that was the first Presidential debate of 2020 a couple of things are clear. 1. Our system for comparing policy between candidates has been broken for a while now and this was just putting … Continue reading The Thursday Politics Thread Misspoke
I spent most of my life getting complimented in the white spaces I occupied for being so “well-spoken” and gentlemanly. I did not present like the Black men that white people cross the street to get away from. I never … Continue reading The Wednesday Politics Thread: We Can Be Prometheus
So here we are. Whelp, I’m a hummingbird still. I suspect I will be until I finish this move and justice is done. So get ready for some puffed-up birb jokes. Flippity-Flap Fuckers. Anyway I wrote this ahead of time … Continue reading The Tuesday PT Believes In Something Greater Than Itself
With 200K Dead, Trump Spews Lies Then Golfs for the 298th Time During His Presidency The president seemingly does not care about the more than 200,000 Americans who have lost their lives as a result of the coronavirus, but we … Continue reading The Monday Politics Thread is Surging