Under the American Rescue Plan, the expanded child tax credit slashed poverty in half.

Manchin and the GOP let it expire and child poverty spiked by 41%.

President Biden’s budget would make the credit permanent.

Folks, child poverty is a policy choice.

Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys, HR of Bad Brains and Olga De Volga backstage at Peoples Temple Pavillon in San Francisco, circa 1980.

Photo by Vincent Anton

#punk #punks #punkrock #hardcorepunk #jellobiafra #HR #olgadevolga #history #punkrockhistory

‘In this memory I stand looking down a stretch of lawn to a copse. There is a summerhouse half-buried in rhododendrons. The dusk smells heady and sweet. I am happy there. I feel that if I could just turn, I would see people. But I cannot. They remain at my back, faceless ghosts.’

— Timothy Granville, ‘You Shall Know Them by Their Pitchforks’


Hey friends? Please do what you can to actively support and protect your trans and queer friends, family members, and neighbors right now. Look around your communities and see how and where you can lend support or fight.

Bad things are escalating quickly.

Thanks, and much love.


USPOL reproductive freedom 

Any minute now, I am expecting some fluff articles that Marianne Williamson paid for, probably in USAToday or People, telling us how once voters get past the woo-woo stuff, she's just the kind of "outsider" that a cynical, depressed, and foundering nation needs right now. #WaitForit

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. - Malala Yousafzai

lol, a way to bypass the Microsoft account requirement in Windows 11 - type username no@thankyou.com, any password, and it bumps you to local account creation.

Wokeness didn't kill over a million people and leave millions more debilitated in the US. It just made you sad you couldn't be as racist as you would like to be.
RT @atrupar
Nikki Haley: "Wokeness is a virus more dangerous than any pandemic, hands down"

From 1989 to 2019, the richest 1% of families increased their share of total national wealth from 27% to 34%.

At the same time, families in the bottom 50% saw their share drop from 4% to 2%.

When I say trickle-down economics is a hoax, this is what I mean.

I spent the weekend in Galena, IL and came across this store on Main Street. I emailed a different shot to Rebecca, our @editrix on Friday but had to go back to take another picture Saturday because my wife pointed out that I'd missed an important detail on the 3rd floor.

Distributed is ultimately the safest model of communication.

We need to get to the point of not relying on any silos, even this one.

youtube.com/watch?v=Wk3n8VmxLH ⚠️🇺🇦Undisguised rape is a deliberate policy of the Russian army – First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska (UATV News VIDEO) #Ukraine #News #Invasion #Russia #9yearsOfWarInUkraine

surveillance capitalism 

ChatGPT has a tendency to repeat itself. For instance, it uses "carbon coin" three times when only one would do, but it conveys the gist of what otherwise might take over 16,000 words as in this article recently published by KSR himself.

Show thread
Show more

For the non-commenters at Wonkette.com