Sunday Reads: S-T-O-M-P-E-R

Just dial #STOMPER!

Innit about time we had a #tRumper hotline?

At least there is this bit of news:

This as well:

And then there is this story on a train:

This is an open thread.

11 Comments on “Sunday Reads: S-T-O-M-P-E-R”

  1. quixote says:

    Iran admitting they did it provokes outrage? WTH? There was the US and the Vincennes (?) in the Persian Gulf, the Russians and MH17, and this. The only difference being the Iranians had the fortitude to admit it. You’d think the reaction would be, “Yeah, dumb. Bad. But good on you for standing up.”

    People are hopeless.

    • dakinikat says:

      I’ve been talking with an Iranian friend who always manages to stay on line even when supposedly Iran has turned off their internet. He said people there really have had it with the government atm. He doesn’t expect any changes though. They are told what to wear, where to go, and they’re all pretty educated so they’re frustrated. Both them and Trump have reasons to make enemies of each other and us and them. None of us at down in the weeds really think this is a good deal except a few lied to nutters.

      • quixote says:

        I’m getting increasingly sure that the dawn of a new age of humankind is going to be marked by the absence of nutters. (It may be a while.)

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  5. NW Luna says:

    Huh. Imagine that. Wimminz making the right decision for themselves.

    Five years after an abortion, most women say they made the right decision

    Immediately after their abortions, 95 percent of those who agreed to interviews said they had made the right decision. At five years, that percentage increased to 99 percent.

    Rocca was careful to point out that a woman’s feelings of regret and her judgment that an abortion was the correct decision for her under the circumstances are different things: “You can feel the emotion of regret, yet feel you did what was right for you.”

    The study authors did not hesitate to weigh in on the political implications of their work. They wrote that their findings “challenge the rationale for state-mandated counseling protocols … and other policies regulating access to abortion premised on emotional harm claims (e.g. waiting periods.).”

    • quixote says:

      They ought to study how those numbers compare to people post-liposuction.

      If there’s, say, only 90% who feel they did the right thing, well, then time to start mandating endless counselling and ultrasounds and drives to hospital-accredited clinics and just for good measure conversations with God.

      It’s funny, not in a haha way, how you have to do actual research to show that women do actually know what they’re doing.