s skippy the bush kangaroo: February 2016

skippy the bush kangaroo



Monday, February 29, 2016

monday mourning

bernie sanders is the worst presidential candidate in history, and all your friends are idiots

the inside story of shell's arctic assault

what does a parrot know about ptsd?

florida's greyhound racing may be headed to the finish line

furious george: drunk monkey chases bar patrons with knife


posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Sunday, February 28, 2016

i'm from the abt branch of the democratic party

bernie is my first choice but come november it is anybody but trump.


#makedonalddrumpfagain shorter donald trump: some call you the kkk but i call you my base. .@iamjohnoliver .@realdonaldtrump
— georgejohnston(@georgejohnston) February 29, 2016
posted by George at 11:58 PM | 2 comments

neptune's sunday

right wing extremists are a bigger threat than isis

the secret world of north korean meth

the major presidential candidates on voting rights

whatever happened to peak oil?

the zika virus is harmless - who benefits from media panic?
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Saturday, February 27, 2016

texas in a saturday night

child soldiers make up a third of yemini fighters

is there hope for bangladesh workers?

wall street keeps too many secrets for its own good

the world's longest running experiment

death valley is covered in flowers

posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments

Friday, February 26, 2016

friday night gurus

the pentagon has fired the first shot in the new arm race

the agony of hillary clinton

the kochs are ghost-writing america's story

scientists discover how to delete unwanted memories

we at skippy approve:  a sanctuary for orphaned kangaroos






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Thursday, February 25, 2016

thursday was your favorite day

how big oil spent $10 million to defeat climate change legislation

clinton won nevada but lost her narrative

most voters are ready to redistribute wealth

what tasers do to the brain

the best rides at disney world to get fingered on



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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

11:35 on a wednesday

chicago cops retire to avoid punishment, collect 6 figure pensions

french law forbids food waste by supermarkets

venture capitalists go from greed to fear

the f word: donald trump is a fascist

fbi arrests nearly every elected official in texas town
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

take me to tuesday

how much influence does the media really have on elections?

the majority of americans wants the senate to act on obama's sotu nomination

the rise of the rich poor gap

capitalism, racism, slavery and the imprisonment of people of color cannot be separated

how hard should school be?

posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Monday, February 22, 2016

monday mountain mama

the cdc as big brother

how free trade killed the middle class

the koch's dirty little war on solar power

what is economic freedom?

only 1% of crimes are punished in mexico
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Sunday, February 21, 2016

naked sunday

kindergartners being groomed for the military at school

how airbnb misled the public and the press

the causes of selfie-related fatalities

14 new species of tarantulas found in america - one named after johnny cash

missing cat found living in pet food warehouse
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Saturday, February 20, 2016

god bless you, mr. goldwater


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tennessee saturday night

paid leave is good for our families and our economy

ships' noise is a serious problem for whales and dolphins

the global misery index

judge orders defendant to be stunned with 50,000 volts

japanese firm to open world's first robot-run farm


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Friday, February 19, 2016

friday night good charlotte

make scientists described in the same demeaning way as female scientists

lead and race  in flint

why iowa and new hampshire should no longer lead the american electoral process

rich kids stay rich, poor kids stay poor

are california coyotes on mushrooms?
posted by skippy at 1:00 AM | 0 comments

Thursday, February 18, 2016

thursday traffic

veteran's children taken away over his use of medical marijuana

trump's attorneys trying to silence staffer who accuses him of sexual discrimination

lots of men don't think rape is rape

this is your climate on fossil fuels

sick seal pup found sleeping in upscale restaurant booth
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

working wednesday wait for you

10 things they won't tell you about the flint water crisis

how scalia kept the little guy out of the supreme court

what does a progressive budget look like?

america isn't more racist, it's just shouting instead of whispering

the most sexually diseased city in the country

and rip police academy's commander lassard and punky brewster's dad, character actor george gaines
posted by skippy at 3:25 AM | 0 comments

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

take me to tuesday

blocking obama's scotus nomination could cost the gop their senate majority

consciousness maybe the result of carefully balanced chaos

winning the fight against gerrymandering

dog accidentally runs half-marathon, finishes 7th

we at skippy highly condemn this sort of action:  australian accused of planning to load explosives in a kangaroo
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Monday, February 15, 2016

day o!

harry belafonte endorses bernie

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posted by George at 3:44 AM | 0 comments

monday mornings

supreme court nominations: q & a

if robots rise, interest rates will fall

what happens to women who are denied abortions

why 6 republican senators don't think you need faster broadband

the egg mcmuffin has officially saved mcdonalds
posted by skippy at 3:39 AM | 0 comments

Sunday, February 14, 2016

lucky sunday

millennials repulsed by baby boomers coca-cola patriotism

the low tricks of high finance

8 traits of toxic managers

that bizarre-looking star really could be aliens

when chickens go wild

and rip supreme court justice antonin scalia
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Saturday, February 13, 2016

take you on a saturday

donald trump's hostile takeover of the gop

not just flint: every american city has hazardous amounts of lead hurting kids

billionaire puzzled by crusade against the 1%

the government is instrumental in creating growth

who lost the white working class?
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Friday, February 12, 2016

friday night flu

venture capitalists more likely to fund white males than women or minorities

hawaii's big island declares state of emergency over dengue fever

union leaders fear trump's appeal to rank and file

misogyny persists in 2016 politics

it's impossible to bug-proof your home
posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 3 comments

Thursday, February 11, 2016

thursday treatments

the one weird trait that predict if you're a trump supporter

cop kills unarmed man, gets a promotion

the clintons have lost the working class

is the maple syrup bubble about to burst?

the statistical dominance of dr. seuss
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 0 comments

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

woke wednesday

woody guthrie hated his landlord, donald trump's father

the world has discovered a $1 trillion ocean

bill cosby may have changed the way police investigate rape

how stories drive the stock market

the hunting secrets of the venus flytrap
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 2 comments

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

take me to tuesday

why the gop primary could be even crazier than you think

nurses applaud sanders' health care for all

denmark sets world record for wind power consumption

big oharma worries presidential candidates might demand reform

how scared shoukd you be about the zika virus


posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 0 comments

Monday, February 08, 2016

monday morning smile

marco rubio isn't the second coming of george w. bush...he's much worse

lead poisoning in jersey and pennsylvania may be worse than flint

the best paid people are the worst people

the missing link in human rights for women

the witch who exorcises viruses from computers
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Sunday, February 07, 2016

the good and the b.a.d.

also celebrating blogroll amnesty day:

onyx lynx
posted by skippy at 10:34 PM | 0 comments

b.a.d. moon rising

also celebrating blogroll amnesty day:

vagabond scholar
posted by skippy at 6:33 AM | 1 comments

sunday boody sunday

why we're losing the battle against anti-biotic resistance

the clinton campaign underestimated sanders' strengths... and clinton's weaknesses

the west is traveling the road to economic ruin

the internet of things that talk about you behind your back

if you're against teachers' unions, you're against teachers
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Saturday, February 06, 2016

b.a.d. to the bone!

celebrating blogroll amnesty day!

the rectification of names

mock, paper, scissors
posted by skippy at 5:22 AM | 1 comments

sweet saturday night

zika outbreak worse than thought because there are no symptoms

more than ever, republicans are leaning on the politics of fear

undoing the politics of powerlessness

the devestating cost of monetized elections

two thirds of americans can't afford a $500 emergency



posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 7 comments

this augurs well for bernie

governor bridgegate says bernie doesn't have a chance.
posted by George at 12:25 AM | 0 comments

Friday, February 05, 2016

blogroll amnesty day is here again!!!

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we are reminded by our good friend batocchio to remember that this is the 8th anniversary of the original and the 9th year of commemorating 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).

blogroll amnesty day will be celebrated here all weekend long.  so please feel free to email us with any and all posts about b.a.d. and we will happily link to them.

be sure to stop by and say hello to

vagabond scholar
bad tux the snarky penguin
mike the mad biologist
naked capitalism
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
tengrain
driftglass
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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posted by skippy at 1:33 AM | 6 comments

Thursday, February 04, 2016

thursday strut

we still need to focus on environmental justice

restoring an earth community

roads and debt

the fossil-fuel industry is like a zombie that won't die

debating clinton

and rip one half of the funniest comedy team to come out of radio, bob elliott
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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

wireless wednesday

reminder:  the election season starts in two of the whitest states in america

the pentagon has no clue how many weapons it lost to isis

political dark money: why it's bad

doctors in the pacific northwest decide to unionize

what's causing the deadly outbreak of fungal diseases in world wildlife?
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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

take me to tuesday

inside the police-industrial complex

shrimps and slavery

millenniels increasingly using payday loans and pawn shops

the bigger story behind the killing if cecil the lion
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Monday, February 01, 2016

monday morning secretary

america should regulate bullets

bill cosby and his enablers

do hand dryers spread viruses?

society will collapse in a few decades

and rip great character actor, porthos in richard lester's "3 muskateers," frank finlay
posted by skippy at 3:33 AM | 1 comments