s skippy the bush kangaroo: January 2016

skippy the bush kangaroo

Sunday, January 31, 2016

loving you sunday morning

diversity programs 'make white men feel threatened'

the religious right's highjacking of religious freedom

why the gop's fence fantasy is a farce

dinosaurs had mating dances
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 3 comments

Saturday, January 30, 2016

sunless saturday

how a conspiracy theory becomes 'truth' on facebook

inequality of wealth makes short and dead

uber and employment

dawn of the domesticated dog

and rip founding member of the jefferson airplane, paul kanter
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Friday, January 29, 2016

friday night fish fry

career change: a myth to keep workers docile

marijuana growing nuns shut down by their city

how banks are still screwing their customers with overdraft fees

retirees want fbi probe of pension investments

how mickey mouse evades the public domain
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 29 comments

Thursday, January 28, 2016

thursday side of the street

the real threat to society: the .01% that own 80% of america

who profits from public  panic?

get ready to live the sequel to "the big short"

graded on looks

parakeet problems in hawaii park
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

white wednesday off the wall

why does the cia keep its art collection secret?

the limits of trickle-down philanthropy

another pharma giant hikes medicine prices

the dirty truth about clean diesel

most americans don't even have $1000 in savings

and rip barney miller's fish, character actor abe vigoda
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

taco tuesday

narcotics cop busted with $2 mill in marijuana

chicago police falsified witnesses' account, threatened them

philanthrocapitalism is undermining global democracy

what will stop the police killing spree?

why the post office makes america great
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 13 comments

Monday, January 25, 2016

monday morning rock

10 billionaires who got more billionaire-y in 2015

meanwhile 60,000 new yorkers sign up for teeny tiny apartments

women in tech report: high levels of harassment

how the internet changed the way we read

raccoons invade brooklyn
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 3 comments

Sunday, January 24, 2016

like a sunday morning

should we solar panel the sahara?

the stock market is great at destroying jobs and capital

how many bombs did the united states drop in 2015?

teacher fired for creating lessons about the central park five

ptsd nation
posted by skippy at 9:31 PM | 2 comments

Saturday, January 23, 2016

sugar hill saturday night

milan and rome ban cars as smog rises

why gun laws are doa in america

facing up to climate change

the gop presidential race is all about nightmares

when 911 is the wrong number
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Friday, January 22, 2016

friday night fireside

herbicides, not insecticides are biggest threat to bees

climate change is taking a toll on farmers' mental health

the unseen toll of workplace disease

the war on women is about to get a whole lot worse

10 tired traffic myths that didn't get retired in 2015

posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 6 comments

Thursday, January 21, 2016

thursday night goddess

el nino could cripple airline traffic

anti-vax californians are rich, white, but not highly-educated

the military: an alternative to the horors of the modern economy

we fail when it comes to sex education

domestic terrorism is a bigger threat than muslims
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 2 comments

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

white wednesday

half of the dna found on new york's subway system matches no known organism

san francisco is becoming the city of the rich

the keyboard and the spade

10 foods that may disappear thanks to climate change

the yellowstone of the future
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 1 comments

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

sweet tuesday morning

white men, guns, and freedom

libertarianism doesn't work in the real world

1 in 5 suicides are associated with unemployment

haters are running out of places to shop

it's not a generational struggle, it's a class struggle 
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Monday, January 18, 2016

monday morning quarterback

labor unions aren't just useful - they're necessary

how bird poop can help find climate change

the politics of cluelessness

trump is the republicans

why aren't there animals with green fur?
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 8 comments

Sunday, January 17, 2016

lazy sundays

have california voters had enough of prop 13?

christianity and islam are not as far apart as the neocans would have you believe

how drug companies are gaming an old law for greater profits

cash-free future in sweden
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 249 comments

Saturday, January 16, 2016

sudbury saturday night

no, political correctness will not cost the democrats the election

the sudden but well-deserved fall of rahm emmanuel

charles dickens on seeing the poor

how to create a golden age: tv edition

and rip uncle phil, actor james avery
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 5 comments

Friday, January 15, 2016

friday night fever

can we stop pretending republicans care about the deficit now?

police depts. have a kkk problem

even deep sea fish are eating our garbage

the 20 most abused words in the english language

economist jokes

and rip professor snape, actor alan rickman
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 5 comments

Thursday, January 14, 2016

thursday night pregame

good things happen at full employment

class as part of the american struggle

democrats embrace modern america as republicans reject it

harvard scientists:  police killings should be recorded as public epidemic

will inequality ever stop growing?

posted by skippy at 1:53 AM | 14 comments

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

whimsical wednesdays

shutting down planned parenthood would catapult women into poverty

the deadliest mass shooting that everyone forgot

humanitarian concerns over el nino

"donald trump is the new face of white supremacy"

arizona woman shoots victim for not believing in god

posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

supernova (last tuesday night)

sued over debt, blocked from suing back

why big oil should kill itself

trump isn't a fascist; he's a media-savvy know-nothing

home is where cartel is

and we have nothing but sadness and loving support for the plight of fellow blogger kevin drum, who is suffering from blood cancer.  kevin was an early supporter of this blog back when he worked at political animal (a blog which he started, and is still running today), and now it looks as if things are winding down for him.  we wish him luck and comfort in the coming days.
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 2 comments

Monday, January 11, 2016

monday morning ornaments

how a u.s. medical device maker kept hospitals in the dark about infections

how worrying is the world's strange weather?

why medicine costs so much in america

the kids are not alright

meth lab in car found in florida

and rip the thin white duke, ziggy stardust, the man who fell to earth, david bowie; and character actor extraordinaire richard libertini; and the tall man from phantasm, angus scrimm

posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 0 comments

Sunday, January 10, 2016

lazy sunday afternoon

why are drug companies running amok ?

the science myths that will not die

support for abortion rights hits a 2 year high

would you live in a shipping container?

the world's weirdest album covers
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 0 comments

Saturday, January 09, 2016

songs about saturday night

the american dream is over and voters know it

record 60 million are forcibly displaced

canadian company sells cans of fresh air to china

at least 33,400 americans dead: the hidden legacy of atomic weaponry

uber's worst nightmare
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 3 comments

Friday, January 08, 2016

friday night explodes

lunch lady fired for giving food to hungry student

why are we still putting up with scam ads and fake news stories?

you are surrounded by bacteria just waiting for you to die

the sad economics of internet fame

workers get the lowest percentage of corporate income since 1950

and rip schneider of one day at a time, actor pat harrington, jr.
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Thursday, January 07, 2016

thursday night on the nexus

lack of public options shows how the economy is rigged against us

virginia to stop recognizing concealed carry permits from 25 states

entire florida police department busted for money laundering

will 2016 see the next great depression?

consumerism and revolution

and rip conductor and composer pierre boulez

posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 1 comments

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

when it's night time in italy, it's wednesday over here

harvard study finds racial discrimination by airbnb hosts

the rise of the 1099 economy

the biggest housing program is run by the irs and it's a big giveaway for the rich

people who are good at swearing have other verbal advantages

for the wealthiest, a private tax system that saves them billions
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 0 comments

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

sunny tuesday

guns are killing americans at the same rate as car crashes

cancer is a result of environmental issues and not bad luck, study suggests

lifelock used to stalk arizona woman

abortions fall to a record low

cronyism causes the worst kind of equality
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Monday, January 04, 2016

monday morning express no. 9

when catholics were america's muslims

fatal drug over doses at a record high

is the democratic party rigging the election for hillary clinton?

how to stop a bird-murdering cat

and how crows build tools
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 0 comments

Sunday, January 03, 2016

lazing on a sunday afternoon

these are the people who run the nra

trump's terrifying plans for the supreme court

the siege of miami

4 things that were supposed to happen by 2016 because obama was president

democrats pay black staffers 30% less
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 1 comments

Saturday, January 02, 2016

song for a saturday

runaway inequality is ripping us apart

an epidemic of questionable school police arrests

it's not just the poor who can't pay the rent

who's profiting from $1.2 trillion in student loans?

biggest walrus gathering ever recorded as sea ice shrinks

and rip songstress extraordinaire natalie cole
posted by skippy at 12:35 AM | 6 comments

Friday, January 01, 2016

all is quiet on new year's day

2016 is predicted to be the hottest year ever

home grown terrorism is real

uber-sponsored survey finds working for uber is awesome

will psuedo-science undo roe v. wade?

woman arrested after hit-and-run after her car calls police
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 3 comments