A Survivor’s Defense of Al Franken – StrategyCamp – Medium

They are hijacking the narrative. AGAIN.

“Leanne Tweeden was a consenting and contracted performer for the USO then, just as she is a contracted performer for the right wing now. She was not then and is not now a survivor. She was not then and is not now a victim of Al Franken.

Al Franken’s tasteless joke didn’t make her fear for her life. It didn’t make her burn the clothes she was wearing that night. It didn’t make her scrub herself clean in the shower until her skin tore off. This joke didn’t keep her up shaking and puking and sobbing on the floor of a shower as she bled down a drainpipe. It didn’t send her to the clinic for STD tests.

Al Franken’s joke didn’t crush her notion of who she was or how she could walk in this world. This joke didn’t give her PTSD or depression or any of the lasting forms of struggle that true rape and assault victims must face minute by minute. It hasn’t informed every relationship she’s had since. And it wasn’t in any way what so ever a form of rape, assault or even harassment.”
From the article: I feel exploited. And I feel sick.


The repercussions of this decision will affect more than our elections.

The internet is the most important form of human communication in the 21st century. Control it and you control the information humans everywhere have about our past, our present, and our future. Control it, and you control, well … everything.

#netneutrality #imnotbeingdramatic #itslegit1984 #youdontknowwhatyouvegottilitsgone
From the article: No really, the sky really is falling. This is a pivotal moment in the history of our country. Corporations just won big time at our expense. The web is no longer an equal playing field. Being an internet startup will be increasingly difficult or impossible to accomplish. Google, Facebook, Twitter… they were at one time internet startups. We take them for granted now. There will not be another Facebook, Google, Twitter, YouTube, Amazon because of this decision.

Congressman Mark Takano

Congratulations! Under the new tax plan corporations wouldn’t get the same benefits that people get!

They would get BETTER benefits.

Please watch. And if you are in support of the tax plan, please comment and let me know your thoughts.
From the article: This remarkable line of questioning from Congresswoman Suzan DelBene demonstrates just a few of the ways that the GOP tax plan treats corporations better than people.

Under the Republican plan, corporations are still allowed to deduct state and local taxes. Workers are not. Corporations are still allowed to deduct business expenses. Teachers are not.
Corporations are still allowed to deduct more than $10,000 in property taxes. Homeowners are not. Corporations are still allowed to deduct moving expenses. Families are not.

And this is on top of a $1.5 trillion corporate tax cut.

Let’s be clear, this is not a “middle-class tax cut.” Working families get the crumbs and the super-wealthy get everything else.

Daft Punk – Get Lucky (Official Audio) ft. Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers

Steve talked about this today on the WPwatercooler preshow and now i can’t get it out of my head. so i’m gonna share. congratulations. CLICK PLAY! Grooving mandatory, dancing optional.

// We’ve come too far to give up who we are
// So let’s raise the bar and our cups to the stars

#flashback #stillsogood #getlucky
From the article: Daft Punk’s official audio for ‘Get Lucky’ ft. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers. Click to listen to Daft Punk on Spotify: http://ift.tt/2iYbk2W…

What to Say to Little Kids Instead of “Say Sorry”

something to teach kids …. and maybe also to teach ourselves.

our capability for empathy is one of the things that make us human, and i think we need to start using a lot more of it.
From the article: When touring different preschools for my daughter, I visited one where I got to observe the kids playing on the playground. While climbing the ladder on the slide, a little boy accidentally stepped on a little girl’s finger, and she started crying. What happened next left me astounded.

Fighting ‘the Gawker effect’ in the wake of Weinstein

if nothing else, it’s a helluva super interesting time for journalism.
From the article: I used to joke that I could wallpaper my house with threat letters during a career in which I’ve worked for publications including The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, Time, and Esquire. In every case, I’ve relied on the advice of smart lawyers to make the pieces work, and in every case, the story in q…

Meow it’s even easier to find your furry friends in Google Photos

so proud of my sister-in-law Lily!! she’s PAWESOME! go update your google photos app!
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