Author Archive | susie

Shrooms reduce anxiety in cancer patients


In 2010, doctors diagnosed Dinah Bazer with ovarian cancer. After treatment and chemotherapy, it went into remission, but as the months wore on, she became increasingly terrified that the disease might return. Two years after diagnosis, she felt worse than ever. “The fear was eating me alive,” she says. “It was destroying my life.” She heard… Continue Reading →


Scrambling to get a handle on Obamacare


Josh Marshall on the GOP realizing how much shit they’re going to be in:

This will get dark, comical and ridiculous. Republicans – particularly Marco Rubio – did significant damage to Obamacare by getting rid of the so-called ‘risk corridors’ in Obamacare by labeling them bailouts. They were not ‘bailouts’ but systems to cushion the transition to the Obamacare system, given the inability to make perfect guesses about the risk pools in the system. Now, according to The Hill, Republicans are looking at giving vast sums of money to insurance companies to give them a way to ride out the market collapse that the repeal of Obamacare would likely trigger – that is, ride it out until Republicans can think up something to replace Obamacare with.

The more I read about this mess, the more cautiously optimistic I am. They will do everything they can to kick the football down the field for at least two years, after the 2018 midterms.


Fired Arizona social services chief had own police force, armory


Wait until you read about this Arizona Republican who until recently was the head of the Arizona Department of Economic Security. Timothy Jeffries allegedly did the following: Engaged in mass firings at DES, calling managers he didn’t like “bullies” and encouraging other people in his department to “exit” staff that didn’t tow his line. Fired those… Continue Reading →


Shouting match


I had to sit through one of these panels after the mayoral race was over, and it wasn’t fun. But these right-wing scum want to be treated like glorious victors when they pulled every disgusting trick in the book:

The extraordinary exchange came at a postmortem session sponsored by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where top operatives from both campaigns sat across a conference table from each other.

As Trump’s team basked in the glow of its victory and singled out for praise its campaign’s chief executive, Stephen K. Bannon, who was absent, the row of grim-faced Clinton aides who sat opposite them bristled.

Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri condemned Bannon, who previously ran Breitbart, a news site popular with the alt-right, a small movement known for espousing racist views.

“If providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant tactician, I am proud to have lost,” she said. “I would rather lose than win the way you guys did.”

Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s campaign manager, fumed: “Do you think I ran a campaign where white supremacists had a platform?”

(Pause here to puke. I did.)

“You did, Kellyanne. You did,” interjected Palmieri, who choked up at various points of the session.

“Do you think you could have just had a decent message for white, working-class voters?” Conway asked. “How about, it’s Hillary Clinton, she doesn’t connect with people? How about, they have nothing in common with her? How about, she doesn’t have an economic message?”

Joel Benenson, Clinton’s chief strategist, piled on: “There were dog whistles sent out to people. . . . Look at your rallies. He delivered it.”

At which point, Conway accused Clinton’s team of being sore losers. “Guys, I can tell you are angry, but wow,” she said. “Hashtag he’s your president. How’s that? Will you ever accept the election results? Will you tell your protesters that he’s their president, too?”

Fuck you, Eva Braun. You and your merry band of Nazis.


DMCA hell

Just got what purports to be a second takedown notice for a music file I posted in 2010. Except no, there was no first takedown notice, and it looks like I removed all the mp3 files the last time this happened.

And of course the contact email address they gave me doesn’t work, and I can only call them in the middle of the night, because they’re in England.

So in case the site is down for a day or two, that’s why.


While Tennessee burns, state law lets teachers lie about climate change and wildfires

#Repost @capochino67:❤NC❤ @Regrann_App from @usinterior - Wildfires are currently raging at #GreatSmokyMountains National Park (@greatsmokynps) near Gatlinburg, #Tennessee, causing the park to close. Recent extreme weather conditions led to th

Scientists say that climate change has intensified the deadly wildfires raging through the Appalachian Mountains, but Tennessee state law gives teachers the right to tell students that the science is wrong. According to a New York Times report on Tuesday, the wildfires have been responsible for at least three deaths and 14 injuries. Tens of thousands… Continue Reading →


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