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Little girl in “Princess Darth Vader” costume FOR THE WIN. 
Via http://www.themarysue.com/nycc-2014-cosplay-kids/slide/1/

Little girl in “Princess Darth Vader” costume FOR THE WIN. 


Via 
http://www.themarysue.com/nycc-2014-cosplay-kids/slide/1/

"When someone tells you Hillary shouldn’t be elected due to an intelligence failure ask who they voted for in 2004."

- Surly Thor

"If not for serial budget cuts to the National Institutes of Health, we would probably have an Ebola vaccine and we would certainly have better treatment, NIH director Dr. Francis Collins tells the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein.

This comes on the heels of reporting that the Centers for Disease Control’s prevention budget has been cut by half since 2006, and new revelations about how botched protocols at the Dallas hospital that turned away Thomas Eric Duncan and then failed to treat him effectively also led to the infection of one of Duncan’s caregivers.”

With no irony, the NFL clearly bans “beats.” No, not domestic violence. The headphones by Dr. Dre.

With no irony, the NFL clearly bans “beats.” No, not domestic violence. The headphones by Dr. Dre.

Bold.

I have read stories of parents who have stood for their LGBT kids.
For their atheist children.
For a boy’s love of “My Little Pony.”
Negligent fertility clinic or not, racist community or not… it’s hard to empathize with someone crying “my baby’s race makes it hard.”
Perhaps there is more to this.  I’m open to it.
But on the surface - comparing it to what other parents deal with (Ferguson anybody?) and what they have stood up to - I find this gross.  Am I off?  Am I missing something?
The story:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/10/02/white-woman-sues-sperm-bank-after-she-mistakenly-gets-black-donors-sperm/

"An Ohio mom and her same-sex partner are suing a Chicago-area fertility clinic for sending sperm from a black donor instead of the white donor’s sperm that she ordered.
One issue cited in the lawsuit is hair care.
“Getting a young daughter’s hair cut is not particularly stressful for most mothers, but to Jennifer it is not a routine matter, because Payton has hair typical of an African American girl,” it said. “To get a decent cut, Jennifer must travel to a black neighborhood, far from where she lives, where she is obviously different in appearance, and not overtly welcome.”
“I don’t want her to ever feel like she’s an outcast,” Cramblett told NBC News.”

I have read stories of parents who have stood for their LGBT kids.

For their atheist children.

For a boy’s love of “My Little Pony.”

Negligent fertility clinic or not, racist community or not… it’s hard to empathize with someone crying “my baby’s race makes it hard.”

Perhaps there is more to this.  I’m open to it.

But on the surface - comparing it to what other parents deal with (Ferguson anybody?) and what they have stood up to - I find this gross.  Am I off?  Am I missing something?

The story:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/10/02/white-woman-sues-sperm-bank-after-she-mistakenly-gets-black-donors-sperm/

"An Ohio mom and her same-sex partner are suing a Chicago-area fertility clinic for sending sperm from a black donor instead of the white donor’s sperm that she ordered.

One issue cited in the lawsuit is hair care.

“Getting a young daughter’s hair cut is not particularly stressful for most mothers, but to Jennifer it is not a routine matter, because Payton has hair typical of an African American girl,” it said. “To get a decent cut, Jennifer must travel to a black neighborhood, far from where she lives, where she is obviously different in appearance, and not overtly welcome.”

“I don’t want her to ever feel like she’s an outcast,” Cramblett told NBC News.”

How the world sees our reaction to Ebola.Pretty powerful.illustration by André Carrilho.

How the world sees our reaction to Ebola.

Pretty powerful.

illustration by André Carrilho.

"You can use logic to attack your opponent, but if you get people laughing at them, you win." - A gauzy, probably incorrect recollection of what my Journalism advisor at the University of Wisconsin once told me.  
(I was a terrible journalism student.  I should have written it down.)
It is no secret I have been a supporter of Lady Parts Justice.
Today, this really cool organization (which has given me the opportunity to reconnect with many great friends in the comedy community) is hosting their first annual “V to Shining V” even . (Hashtags #LPJ927 and #V2V14)
I couldn’t be at the Madison event, but I’m looking for a V to Shining V party tonight.  If not, I may drop one at one of my local hangouts at the last minute.  (Where my 323 and 818’s at?)
I’m going to ask you guys to share this.  Get that hashtag moving here and on twitter.  And then tomorrow, I’m going to do a little page based charity event to raise some money for them…
…but in a fun way.
These people are using comedy as activism.  They’re not taking it lightly, they’re fighting the good fight in a way that I learned through my silly little column at the Badger Herald… was the best way to do it those many years ago.
I am proud to be their friend, and I think you should be their friend too.
For more:  http://ladypartsjustice.com
#Madison #BadgerHerald #Badgers 

"You can use logic to attack your opponent, but if you get people laughing at them, you win." - A gauzy, probably incorrect recollection of what my Journalism advisor at the University of Wisconsin once told me.  

(I was a terrible journalism student.  I should have written it down.)

It is no secret I have been a supporter of Lady Parts Justice.

Today, this really cool organization (which has given me the opportunity to reconnect with many great friends in the comedy community) is hosting their first annual “V to Shining V” even . (Hashtags #LPJ927 and #V2V14)

I couldn’t be at the Madison event, but I’m looking for a V to Shining V party tonight.  If not, I may drop one at one of my local hangouts at the last minute.  (Where my 323 and 818’s at?)

I’m going to ask you guys to share this.  Get that hashtag moving here and on twitter.  And then tomorrow, I’m going to do a little page based charity event to raise some money for them…

…but in a fun way.

These people are using comedy as activism.  They’re not taking it lightly, they’re fighting the good fight in a way that I learned through my silly little column at the Badger Herald… was the best way to do it those many years ago.

I am proud to be their friend, and I think you should be their friend too.

For more:  http://ladypartsjustice.com

#Madison #BadgerHerald #Badgers 

Are you ready for some BULL$&!T!
You knew they were going to find somebody to blame for all this.  I’m just surprised it took this long.
"ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee inside a casino elevator was sent to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April, a law enforcement official says.:"
More Goodell ass-covering at:
http://www.suntimes.com/sports/30107431-419/police-ray-rice-video-was-sent-to-nfl-security-chief-jeffrey-miller.html#.VCS20UsfXoo

Are you ready for some BULL$&!T!

You knew they were going to find somebody to blame for all this.  I’m just surprised it took this long.

"ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee inside a casino elevator was sent to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April, a law enforcement official says.:"

More Goodell ass-covering at:

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/30107431-419/police-ray-rice-video-was-sent-to-nfl-security-chief-jeffrey-miller.html#.VCS20UsfXoo

You’re about to meet an outspoken young man, in a town much in the news over this summer.
"There has always been a problem, even when Ferguson never happened," Govan said. "The minority community, we need more African-American police officers."
He was asked if anyone in his school aspires to become a cop. Govan said no.
"Look, let me tell you why: From the beginning we’ve felt abused by these people. Why would you go up to serve among the abusers? It doesn’t make any sense."
SAID THE ELEVEN YEAR OLD.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/meet-an-11-year-old-voice-of-reason/

You’re about to meet an outspoken young man, in a town much in the news over this summer.

"There has always been a problem, even when Ferguson never happened," Govan said. "The minority community, we need more African-American police officers."

He was asked if anyone in his school aspires to become a cop. Govan said no.

"Look, let me tell you why: From the beginning we’ve felt abused by these people. Why would you go up to serve among the abusers? It doesn’t make any sense."

SAID THE ELEVEN YEAR OLD.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/meet-an-11-year-old-voice-of-reason/