A Shiny New Blog Roll

Morning/afternoon/evening all.

You might possibly have spotted – and you might not – a shiny new blog roll link in the sidebar on the right. It’s still a work in progress, but I just thought it might be handier to have a dedicated page of links to sites we love, rather than having them half way down the page in the sidebar.

Any way, just wanted to ask you all if you have any suggestions for links I should add to the list? Non-Firebagger sites, needless to say, and whatever other newsie places you think are worth including.

Thank you!

Meanwhile, ginormous thanks to UT, LL and LovelyPlains for their splendiferous posts today.

Now, chat away.


PS This is incredible…..


114 Responses to “A Shiny New Blog Roll”

  1. 1 desertflower
    May 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm


  2. 13 vitaminlover
    May 7, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Thanks Chips.

  3. 14 desertflower
    May 7, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Jeez, Chips! That’s really spiffy:)

  4. May 7, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Well Chips, looks like you have a 2 way tie for 1st!! 🙂

    Well done df and Betsy!!

    Chips, good way to bring attention to recommended blogs and simplify the access.

    And – to the effort to expand everyone’s ‘imaginations’ continues ….


    Wanted to highlight LP’s excellent tweet with that one 🙂

    #TrustBarack Because We Can

  5. 22 GGAIL
    May 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    Good West Coast evening Chipsticks! Look at you being creative 🙂

  6. 28 a4alice
    May 7, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    congrats on 1st DF. Another great day Hope all of you are well


    • 29 desertflower
      May 7, 2013 at 10:48 pm

      I am well:) Why is it always bedtime for you when I finally get to chat with you? 🙂 Sleep tight, alice…see you tomorrow!

    • 30 hopefruit2
      May 7, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      G’nite alice. Sleep tite. Don’t let Serial Sanford bite!

  7. May 7, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    And tonight I share with you all my modus vivendi:

  8. May 7, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Proud to make your list! I have slowed down quite a bit since the election, but hope and change will not die. Thanks!

  9. May 7, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    So appreciated the ‘Blondie’ thread yesterday, Chips, and loved the ‘Sir Elton’ thread this evening, LL. Thank you both!!!

    Wanted to share this ‘mash’ of Blondie & The Doors

    #FORWARD Together

    • 52 desertflower
      May 7, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      Considering the United States’ dismal record on infant mortality, it seems to follow that advancing programs to support youth who may become pregnant, as well as expanding women’s access to preventative health services like contraception and prenatal and maternal care, would be a top priority for both women’s health groups and pro-life groups. But that hasn’t exactly been the case in the United States. Intent on attacking family planning services as well as abortion, anti-choice activists have successfully waged a war against some of the same health resources that could help the U.S. prevent infant deaths at rates closer to other industrialized nations.
      Many far-right abortion opponents have fought hard against Obamacare, which helps expand women’s access to gender-specific health care services like birth control and prenatal check-ups, because they claim that insurance coverage for contraception is a violation of religious liberty. And Republican lawmakers have continued to target Planned Parenthood, advancing measures to defund the national women’s health organization even at the expense of the low-income women who rely on those clinics for their primary care. At the education level, anti-abortion activists often fight against comprehensive sexual health resources in public schools — particularly when those services are provided by Planned Parenthood — even though those programs have been proven to do a better job at preventing unplanned pregnancies than abstinence-only curricula.
      Instead of focusing efforts on policy solutions to help lower the nation’s infant mortality rate, the right-wing has most recently been fixated on the high-profile trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, accused of killing live babies in his illegal Philadelphia-area clinic. Declaring Gosnell’s crimes as proof that all late-term abortion services represent “infanticide,” abortion opponents have raised alarm over what they perceive as a widespread human rights issue.

      • 53 jackiegrumbacher
        May 8, 2013 at 7:32 am

        DF, in the US the so-called ‘right to life’ movement is turned upside down and does everything in its power to destroy health and life. There is no reason on this planet that the wealthiest country on earth should have a ‘dismal’ record on infant mortality except for the rancid hatred and prejudice on the far right. It’s a poison deep within the blood of the nation and it will either be destroyed or cured. Too many children are dying because of ignorance and ideology and not one single person on the right has ever spoken up about it.

  10. 65 anniebella
    May 7, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Don’t forget. FLOTUS will be on the Today show tomorrow morning.

  11. 66 Jovie
    May 7, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Now they got Sanford pegged as President in 2012


    • 67 hopefruit2
      May 7, 2013 at 11:52 pm

      They’re getting carried away, just as they did when Scott Brown won the special election in MA in 2010. He was the second coming of Christ…remember?

      At least I could understand the fuss with Brown – he won SENATE seat in a very blue state. But Sanford won in a very red district in a very red state!!!

  12. 68 LDS
    May 7, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Hello everyone!
    What a marvelous birthday!
    How could it be anything but when the wonderful post of “Marevlous Michelle” started the day? It ends with “Dead Giveaway.”
    Life is a gift…..I am so grateful to be alive!

  13. 78 Jovie
    May 7, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Ok they are all a little over the top on Sanford-

    The guy is wracked!

    • 79 theo67
      May 8, 2013 at 1:41 am

      They’ve lost sight of the real issue: Sanford was an elected official who abandoned his responsibilities during a crisis to have an out of country rendezvous with his mistress. The actual affair is between him and his wife (and Bill Clinton, whom Sanford roundly criticized at the time of his dalliance).

  14. May 7, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Ok all, it’s been fun. I’ll have another music thread up tomorrow night, and hopefully an essay during the day. See y’all on the flip side.

  15. 83 desertflower
    May 7, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Yeah…how about that.

    Jim Price Not ‏@repentedhipster 11h
    Charles Ramsey, a good man WITHOUT a gun! #nra
    Retweeted by Jeff Gauvin
    Expand Reply Retweet Favorite More

  16. 84 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    May 7, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    • May 8, 2013 at 12:08 am

      Lesson for colbert. If you act like a rethug while on a dem ticket, the stupid voters will choose a real rethug.

      • 86 Alycee (@jazziz2)
        May 8, 2013 at 12:33 am

        So true!

      • May 8, 2013 at 2:05 am

        • 88 nathkatun7
          May 8, 2013 at 2:31 am

          Bob, there is some TRUTH in what you and AMK are saying, but I highly doubt that the results tonight in SC would have been different for any other Democrat in this heavily gerrymandered Congressional district. On the other hand, tonight’s results have exposed the hypocrisy of the party of the so called “values voters.” Mark Sanford is yet another GOP poster child, joining David Vitter, that makes a mockery of the claim that right wing Republican voters, unlike Liberal Democratic voters, vote on the basis of high moral values, and elect candidates with high moral values.

          • 89 prettyfoot58
            May 8, 2013 at 7:02 am

            but I highly doubt that the results tonight in SC would have been different for any other Democrat in this heavily gerrymandered Congressional district…


            True….but her message was murky and she bashed PBO…perhaps she was a Republican in Democratic clothes….

            still she did not offer a true alternative to Sanford…if she had she could have built a platform to challenge him in 2014 if the vote had been close.

      • 90 prettyfoot58
        May 8, 2013 at 6:57 am


      • 91 57andfemale
        May 8, 2013 at 5:28 pm

        Yup. If she was gonna lose anyway in this ridiculously gerrymandered district, she should have stood proud for health care for millions of Americans. And gee, maybe a few more Dem’s would have been excited about the race.

  17. 92 dotster3
    May 8, 2013 at 12:09 am

  18. 94 desertflower
    May 8, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Night all….see you tomorrow:)

  19. 95 jacquelineoboomer
    May 8, 2013 at 12:56 am

  20. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    May 8, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Charles Ramsey, we salute you:

  21. 101 jacquelineoboomer
    May 8, 2013 at 1:21 am

    And because Mr. Ramsey said he had just been to McDonald’s for a Big Mac, looks as though McDonald’s will be coming to him soon:

    • 102 theo67
      May 8, 2013 at 1:32 am

      I love this. I’ve been an active hater of McDonald’s for over 16 years, but this is a classy tweet. New-found respect.

      • 103 jacquelineoboomer
        May 8, 2013 at 1:35 am

        Somebody’s thinking over at McDonald’s.

        • 104 theo67
          May 8, 2013 at 1:37 am

          I hope Mr. Ramsay accepts something for his (sadly) uncommon goodness towards his fellow person. Maybe a lifetime supply of Big Macs?

          • 105 jacquelineoboomer
            May 8, 2013 at 1:40 am

            Remember that guy Jarrod or somebody who lost the weight by eating at Subway every day? He turned that into a career advertising for Subway. Maybe Charles Ramsey can be the new advertising king in commercials … but you are probably right, it’ll be a lifetime free pass to any McDonald’s in the country.

            Off to dreamland I go. Goodnight!

  22. May 8, 2013 at 2:18 am


    time for a bit of rest …

    #TrustBarack Yes We Can

  23. 108 globalcitizenlinda
    May 8, 2013 at 6:55 am

    there is stupidity, hypocrisy and hate and then there is are the republican Sanford voters in SC01

  24. 109 Jovie
    May 8, 2013 at 7:36 am

  25. 110 kathryn kivett
    May 8, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Good Morning…..could someone explain to me…..Charleston, Isle of Palms, Mt. Pleasant, Kiawah, etc; are no longer just SC people…I would say there are about as many people who have moved there from other states as there are South Carolinians …I means it’s hard to find a glass of sweet tea there anymore ; )…I would say you would be hard pressed to even find many SC in the town of Charleston …were they all Republicans who moved there or did Dems just stay home?….I think I am just shocked and would have never thought Charleston would have voted Republican any more than I would think Chapel Hill, NC would. I know PBO lost there(race) but I just thought a woman would have had a better showing against a man who obviously unzips his pants and his brains fall out.

  26. 111 Jovie
    May 8, 2013 at 7:54 am

  27. 114 lockewasright
    May 8, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Dad is coming home from the hospital!!! They’re lettin’ him out of the joint!

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