s skippy the bush kangaroo: February 2015

skippy the bush kangaroo

Saturday, February 28, 2015

saturday night thunderbolt

most common type of american terrorist is a white man with a grudge and a gun

u.s. faces worst drought in 1,000 years

s.c. senator says women are a lesser cut of meat

when in tokyo, be sure to stop by the owl cafe

and rip mr. spock, as well as many other great roles, leonard nimoy
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Friday, February 27, 2015

everyday friday night

stock buybacks are killing the american economy

vaccines: facts vs. myth

girls score better on math tests if teachers don't know they're girls

research shows dinosaurs be trippin'!
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 6 comments

Thursday, February 26, 2015

probably on thursday

mother jones reads ben carson's 6 books so you don't have to

the sharing economy is more like share-the-crumbs economy

"austerity is complete horse shit"

research indicates you should join a union
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

sounds from a wednesday morning

corporations write off fines as tax deductible

yikes!  we are running out of helium

cheaper robots could replace factory workers

on facebook, brands are not your friends
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

moody tuesday

insurance companies are making the sickest patients pay more for their drugs

papa john's ordered to pay nearly $800,000 in wage theft case

5 facts that show americans are struggling

those with darker skin report slower police response time
posted by skippy at 3:32 AM | 2 comments

Monday, February 23, 2015

monday came

global warming affecting alaska dog sled race

how the war on drugs got started

climate denying scientist got a million bucks from the fossile fuel industry

science says eat with your kids
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Sunday, February 22, 2015

sunday stroll

marijuana does not make you more likely to crash your car

holier and healthier than thou: republican virtue and healthcare

california dmv failing to register millions of voters

if critics wrote about male directors the way they write abou 'selma' director ava duvernay

posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 214 comments

Saturday, February 21, 2015

saturday night special

unions make wealth more fairly distributed

why are conservatives such whiny cry babies?

most of america's rich think the poor have it easy

speaking while female
posted by skippy at 3:52 AM | 0 comments

Friday, February 20, 2015

every other friday at five

americans are fleeing religion

anti-vax doctors should lose their licenses

colorado offered free birth control - and teen pregnancies fell by 40%

sam brownback tried to turn kansas into a republican utopia - and the results are laughable
posted by skippy at 3:32 AM | 4 comments

Thursday, February 19, 2015

perpetually thursday

the downside of freelance work

dozens of environmental activists are murdered every year

monsanto gmo crops pushing monarch butterfly to extinction

gung hay fat choy!  it's the year of the goat!

posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

snowboarding on wednesday

it costs $21,000 to ignore the homeless than to give them a home

saudi arabia insists their beheadings are better than isis beheadings

godless parents are doing a better job

don't steam your vagina
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

miss kita pag tuesday

the jenny mccarthy body count

the conservative grifter problem

the invisibility of labor news

the super-rich can't hide from the rest of us

and rip singer/song-writer lesley gore

and in honor of ms. gore, here's a great psa she made a couple of years ago

you don't own me
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Monday, February 16, 2015

monday bride

federal judges see an 'epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct' in california

femicide is a big problem in latin america

6 astounding facts about our super-rich congress

what white people need to learn

and rip star of gigi, villain of octopussy, and great french actor louis jourdan

posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 0 comments

Sunday, February 15, 2015

sunday stripper

we can solve climate change, but it won't be cheap or easy

gop trickle down has 70% of americans near financial ruin

16-year-old develops app that shows where politicians get their funding

beware the sting of the gympie gympie tree (seriously!)

and rip laugh-in announcer and radio artist (and the voice of space ghost!) gary owens; as well as pioneering newsman stan chambers
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Saturday, February 14, 2015

my funny valentine

mainstream media: who gets on and who doesn't

dear evangelicals: you've been had

having a romantic partner can make pain feel worse

here's maybe the funniest comment thread ever

posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Friday, February 13, 2015

every friday afternoon

wal-mart's idea of a manufacturing recovery

boys of color are more likely to be jailed

7 things to help millennials in this economy

"american sniper" has much to teach us if we want to build an anti-war movement
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Thursday, February 12, 2015

perfect by thursday

the fbi invents some plots and ignores others

the msm's failure to report on the importance of anti-austerity victories in greek politics

how roy cohn helped rupert murdoch

al gore thinks oil companies use the atmosphere as an open sewer

and rip cbs newsman bob simon

posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

sleazy wednesday (in slow motion)

calls for media to accurately label climate deniers growing louder

dogs have to get their shots but why not kids?

dianne feinstein's husband is poised to make $1 billion selling post offices

oregon was founded as a racist utopia
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

jon retiring?

where are we supposed to get our news now?

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posted by George at 1:08 AM | 0 comments

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

meanwhile in supposedly liberal washington state

we can't tax billionaires 1/10th of 1% of their annual income but we can raise what disabled people pay to ride the bus by 33%.


posted by George at 11:53 PM | 0 comments

mercy and tuesday

without reeling in wall street, the middle class is gone

30% of measles cases in california have been hospitalized

the 23 katrinas of barack obama

what do you know, parasites are good
posted by skippy at 4:49 AM | 0 comments

Monday, February 09, 2015

monday break

the myth behind defensive gun ownership

scientists discover jellyfish superpowers

69-year-old seattle man arrested for walking while black

tale of two bloggers: steve gilliard vs. andrew sullivan

posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 3 comments

Sunday, February 08, 2015

sunday shining

why aren't we using gun technology that could save 100's of children's lives

1/3 of baby boomers over the age of 67 are still in the workforce

wikipedia banned women editors who were editing pages about gamergate sex discrimination

staggeringly lopsided recovery
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Saturday, February 07, 2015

saturday night (so i married an axe muderer)

why finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes

sexism is making women sick

spotting fake reviews on line

could you go 40 days without being mean?
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 2 comments

Friday, February 06, 2015

dress on fridays

meet the radical brownies: girl scouts for the modern age

high tes pt scores at charter schools mat be false positives

how obama's capital gains tax plan hits the 1% where they live

does mike huckabee have a shot at the gop nomination?
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Thursday, February 05, 2015

pay days thursday

bob dylan wants job creators to start creating jobs

here's an interactive map showing how sea level rise will affect coastal areas

study:  fast food industry could easily pay $15 an hour

this battery has been ringing bells for over 175 years and no one knows how
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

since last wednesday

obama is the only thing keeping abortion rights safe

95% of the poorest counties are in red states

why the economy gets worse when republicans are in office

illinois schools demand social media passwords of students
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

meander on a smoky tuesday

ebola has killed 1/3 of the gorilla and chimpanzee populations in the wild

when it comes to measles, it's a small world after all

because it's time for the measles liberation movement

rise in mass die-offs among fish and birds

but don't worry, life, uh, finds a way: plan your vacation to jurassic world
posted by skippy at 4:49 AM | 2 comments

Monday, February 02, 2015

monday boogies forward forever

lake tahoe's ecosystem is being destroyed

capitalism's elite fear the unequal world that they have created

bacteria communicate by chemicals

greek burial for german austerity

posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Sunday, February 01, 2015

blogroll amnesty day 2015!!

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thanks to our buddy dan at pruning shears [ed. note:  and blckdrd, who commented first!] we are reminded that this is the anniversary of the traditional al weisel/jon swift memorial blogroll amnesty day memorium and celebration.

an explanation of the history and motivations behind this celebration can be found here.  the rules, set out by blue gal, are here.  ego satisfaction in the form of a meme-orandum post when this tradition was really taking off can be found here.

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short version:  blogtopia (and yes, we coined that phrase) only works if we support each other (no, it's not very libertarian of us, thanks for noticing).  so it behooves us all, even if we don't have hooves, to give attention in the form of linkage to our favorite blogs that don't get as much traffic as our own (paying it downward, as it were).

please feel free to email us with any and all posts about b.a.d. and we will happily link to them.

in the meantime, we'd like to draw your attention to herlander walking, a friend of this blog and great supporter, who doesn't get enough traffic for her musings.  please stop by and say hello. [ed. note: syrbal informs us she's on hiatus at herlander walking, and says she's hiding out at experiential pagan.  so go see her there, instead.]

also, we've know gmoke of solarray and hubevents personally since we met him at the first dkos convention, so give him some traffice love!

and tho we're sure these guys get far more traffic than we do these days, be sure to stop by and say hello to

vagabond scholar
bad tux the snarky penguin
mike the mad biologist
whiskey fire
the field negro
simply left behind 

and we'd be remiss without thanking

john, susie, mike and the whole team at crooks and liars
blue gal
athenae and her gang at first draft
(existential shout out to former first draftian holden caufield, who used to blog here at skippy's, and now no longer appears on the internet anywhere ever, by his own choice... how j.d. salinger of him!)
jesse over at pandagon

and of course, our one and only cookie jill 

remember, blogging is like herd immunity.  it doesn't work unless we all participate!

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addendum: say hi to blckdgrd who started this year's whole b.a.d. celebration.  and why not stop by and give a visit to the afore-mentioned pruning shears while you're at it?

double addendumbildungblog will celebrate its 9th blogiversary this month!  stop by!

triple addendum:  onyx lynx joins the celebration!  
posted by skippy at 11:35 AM | 5 comments

sunday papers

mike huckabee paid his own family with pac money

underspending, not debt, is holding the country back

flashbangs are often abused by police

vox received no threats from publishing charlie hedbo muhammed cartoons; but dozens when discussing islamophibia

and rip the creator of the birth control pill, carl djerassi
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 3 comments