Looks like the rain is letting up, so I may head...
Like most Americans, one of the few things I know about Canada is that it’s...– http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-05-17/the-almost-good-reasons-toronto-elected-rob-ford.html (via tableclothcape)
Harper government withheld documents in indigenous... →
jakke: The Harper government withheld tens of thousands of documents that it was obligated to disclose as part of a human-rights case in which it is accused of discriminating against indigenous children. Now, it is using its failure to hand over the files to try to get the proceedings put on hold. The First Nations Child and Family Caring Society filed a complaint with the Canadian Human...
I am very sorry for your loss this evening. Good luck dealing with Jean Stothert for the next four years.
Dayton signs same-sex marriage law at outdoor... →
Amid a cascade of cheers and applause, Gov. Mark Dayton legalized same-sex marriage in Minnesota on Tuesday surrounded by thousands of gay and lesbian supporters and advocates. “By your political courage, you join that pantheon of exceptional leaders who did something extraordinary,” Dayton said. “You changed the course of history for our state and our nation.” Dayton...
spanish-prince: i-thaphithin answered your question: A random man on castro street just propositioned… Get the money up front. i’ll make sure no one takes advantage of me I think the guy was a representative from kink.com and I think the casting call is being held somewhere in mission like 14th and mission. Congrats by the way I see minnesota passed marriage equality unlike...
Rematriation.: us ohlone won't take it anymore. →
ohlone: I would like to share with you all a very frustrating email my boss (who is also my cousin Andy Galvan) received from a very disgruntled teacher who seemed upset that I am telling “too much” of the Ohlone story. Interesting, that 20 Missions focus almost solely on the Spanish…
Live stream: Minnesota Senate debates gay marriage... →
At noon, the Minnesota Senate will take up the measure to legalize marriage between gay couples, following the House’s 75-59 vote on Thursday
Minnesota House to vote on same-sex marriage... →
The Minnesota House will hold a final floor vote Thursday on a measure to legalize same-sex marriage, after weeks of behind-the-scenes lobbying at the Capitol Although I believe the DFL wouldn’t bring this bill to a vote unless they were certain they have the votes to pass, it is expected to be very close. If the bill passes, the Minn. Senate is expected to take it up on Monday. Gov....
Future Marvel Studios Projects Revealed - Avengers... →
love-and-radiation: drawing-bored: iron fist? IRON FIST! someone get parker hurley on the phone, ASAP! Why not “Captain” Marvel? And no.fucking Black Panther. Why not Power Man with Iron Fist? Until Storm has her own movie (not played by Halle Berry), featuring appropriate sexiness w/ Yukio and Black Panther, I will not be appeased.
Seriously, if we believe a 14 year old is too immature to know how to take a...– “Hey, FDA: Drop the Plan B Age Restriction,” my latest at The Nation (via jessicavalenti)
howto-kissdistinctly-american: thetart: When I am queen of the World, anyone with a bank balance below the quadruple digits on bill pay day will be FedExed a bottle of tequila - because if you’re gonna spend the 1st of every month performing the god damn Electric Slide with your finances and praying you didn’t fuck it up the other 29 days, you ought to get to do it a little fuzzy and slutty. ...
Italian coalition government unveiled after weeks... →
Enrico Letta forms new administration, with Berlusconi ally Angelino Alfano as deputy prime minister If you recall, Italy held an election on February 24-25th: while the center-left Democratic Party (PD) and it’s coalition partners were awarded a majority in the Chamber of Deputies (thanks to a healthy bonus for the winning party) the election results were close enough between the PD,...
South teacher honored for anti-racism work →
Minneapolis South has long had a reputation as a place of academic ferment, both in the classroom and sometimes inter-culturally. It’s teachers like Corinth Matera who are the yeast in that ferment. Her work has now won her one of five anti-racism citations given this year through the St. Paul Foundation’s Facing Race awards. Matera has taught English for 14 years at South, a school that...
For people in Minneapolis, Lake Calhoun is a popular spot to inline skate, jog...– http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2013/04/22/dakota-spoken-here-mni-sotas-dakota-indian-heritage-topic-minnesota-book-award-winne (via tcdailyplanet)
What did we do to deserve another 4 to 8 inches of... →
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Karen Lewis: "We Will Shut Down Your City" | NBC... →
Chicago has a very different gang structure than most other cities with gangs: there’s no hierarchy. So you may be nominally a Gangster Disciple, and you may be nominally a Vice Lord. In Chicago, the Gangster Disciples are fighting amongst themselves. This block may be fighting against the other block. We have little fiefdoms. They’re not defending drug territory. They’re defending respect,...
hey so instead of leap years
jakke: Wouldn’t it make more sense to just move the clocks forward an hour every two months? The effect would be exactly the same over the long run, and we’d get that refreshed post-daylight-saving bonus hour feeling way more often. Jakkesian Calendar.
Star Tribune won two Pulitzer Prizes! →
It was a day of huge celebration at the Star Tribune when journalists learned the paper had won two Pulitzer Prizes. The Strib, like most papers, has endured heavy cutbacks, rotating ownership, and questions about its longevity. It’s swell to see some validation for what remains a pretty solid regional newspaper.
Massacres and Denial: Why Can’t America be Honest? →
nitanahkohe: Every once in a while a really nice example of institutional racism emerges from the corporate media and gives us a chance to expose unexamined assumptions that make truth impossible. The March 30 New York Times carried a front page article about Indian country that rolls up the nicest example of institutional racism I’ve seen a long time. John Eligon penned a bizarre story about...
Archaeological News: Update: Despite objections... →
howto-kissdistinctly-american: archaeologicalnews: PARIS — In a chaotic auction repeatedly interrupted by protests, dozens of Native American tribal masks were sold Friday after a French court rejected the objections of the Hopi tribe and the U.S. government. The total tally was 931,000 euros ($1.2 million), with the most expensive, the “Mother… “The auctioneer insisted any move to block...
howto-kissdistinctly-american: hagofhags: howto-kissdistinctly-american: i-thaphithin: howto-kissdistinctly-american: Here’s to the next six months of sweating and smelling and clothes sticking to you and hating your body and not wanting to eat anything but freezing cold beer and super uncomfortable sleep and being absolutely miserable. Just kill me already, global warming. EDIT: OH...
howto-kissdistinctly-american: Here’s to the next six months of sweating and smelling and clothes sticking to you and hating your body and not wanting to eat anything but freezing cold beer and super uncomfortable sleep and being absolutely miserable. Just kill me already, global warming. EDIT: OH GOD AND THE MOSQUITOES! Wanna give us some of that global warming? Because it’s raining...
America's 50 Best Cities →
jakke: Hey so Businessweek ranked the best fifty cities in the US by leisure amenities, educational and economic metrics, crime, and air quality. If you’re wondering, the top five are San Francisco, Seattle, DC, Boston, and Portland - which basically squares with what I’ve seen of the US. Los Angeles came in fiftieth. Bizarrely Philadelphia came in 28th. I can’t imagine a worse city, so not...
It's official! My girl Allyson is running for... →
The Tangential: Understanding People Who Like... →
thetangential: Do you think bloody maries are disgusting because they are salty, bitter and strange? You’re not alone. Lots of people hate bloody maries. But not me. I drink them all the time – and I will help you understand what it is we ‘taste’ in them and where we are coming from. Here’s what you need to… You’re not a Minnesotan unless you like Bloody Marys.