GottaLaff, to random avatar

President has won the Democratic presidential primary, according to a projection from Decision Desk HQ.

ProPublica, to transgender avatar

Care Coverage Policies in North Carolina and West Virginia Are Discriminatory, Court Rules

The states violated federal by banning coverage of certain treatments for transgender people but allowing it for others, according to a decision that could influence around the country.

crooksandliars, to random avatar

The Senate primary is May 14, and Manchin thinks he's going to insert "Oily Joe v2" as his replacement. @Blue__America has endorsed a much better choice: @ZachShrewsbury

BakerRL75, to Virginia avatar

Gift link from Washington Post: Internet data centers are fueling drive to old power source: Coal

noh8campaign, to random avatar

BREAKING: Federal appeals court overturns 's transgender athlete ban

Bluedepth, to Travel avatar

We were able to arrange for medical transport for my mother. So they are preparing her for her journey to . I’m in making my way north, back home. True to form, I fully feel like the Ten of Swords. Little emo pincushion boy.

GottaLaff, to LGBTQ avatar

👏🏻“Federal appeals court has overturned a transgender sports ban, finding that the law violates Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools.

The ruling Tuesday from the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocks a West Virginia law banning transgender girls from playing on girls’ sports teams”

mybarkingdogs, to random avatar

Berkeley, : National Weather Service: WARNING in this area until 12:45 AM EDT. Take shelter now in a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. Check media. Source: NWS Baltimore MD/Washington DC

mybarkingdogs, to Ohio avatar

, , and , , : National Weather Service: WARNING in this area until 7:45 PM EDT. Take shelter now in a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. Check media. Source: NWS Pittsburgh PA**

CelloMomOnCars, to random avatar

" Gov. Jim Justice (R) on Tuesday vetoed a measure that would raise the allowable size for a plant operated by state utilities, citing concerns about its effects on the industry."

He says he does this to "protect" voters from rising energy prices -- while hoping voters don't know that it's now a lot cheaper to build new solar than to keep a coal plant going.

Robinbonhomme, to 3goodthings avatar


  1. Tulip magnolia trees in full bloom
  2. It’s Peep Diorama season
  3. The politicians of my home state of doing the hard work for the good citizens of the state :P
Hypx, to Hydrogen avatar
RealJournalism, to queer avatar

saw a flurry of anti-trans bills this session. Now, most of them are dead. Maybe it turned out that they had too many unintended consequences.

mitchw, to random avatar

Exxon CEO Darren Woods says the quiet part out loud: The problem with renewable energy sources is that they “don't generate above-average returns for Exxon's shareholders.” — @pluralistic

The sun generates virtually limitless and free energy, with much of it available in the form of wind and tides. And we’re already well underway to harnessing that energy.

FerdiMagellan, avatar

@mitchw @pluralistic

Former Exxon top DC lobbyist Keith McCoy “confessed to everything: funding fake grassroots groups and falsifying the science – he even names the senators who took his bribes. McCoy singled out Manchin for special praise, calling him "a kingmaker" and boasting about the "standing weekly calls" Exxon had with Manchin's office.”


RealJournalism, to random avatar

The legislature is now engaging in active persecution of Christians. They are proposing a bill that would criminalize anyone who would knowingly help undocumented immigrants and threaten 15 years of imprisonment and a $200,000 fine. They are calling it human trafficking. Faith leaders are aghast.

JosephSGiacaloneArt, to DigitalPainting avatar

West Virginia, USA Legislature: Removing bona fide schools, public libraries, and museums from the list of exemptions from criminal liability relating to distribution and display to minor of obscene matter (

Bill status tracking link:

fluxed, to art avatar

"The bill would remove criminal exemptions for , public , and that distribute or display 'obscene matter' to a minor...

The incredibly short piece of legislation gives no indication of how the new rules would affect paintings or sculptures that feature nude figures, or books that include descriptions or definitions of sexual conduct."

petersuber, to random avatar

"The -controlled House of Delegates has passed a bill that could see facing jail time."

"Obscenity laws are incredibly hard to enforce, because definitions of obscenity still largely come down to individual interpretation. As a result, there will likely be more reports of obscenity, made by people who are either more conservative or just nervous about accidentally breaking the law."


OrganizingLIS, to random avatar
MikeDunnAuthor, to workersrights avatar

Today in Labor History February 7, 1913: A county sheriff and his deputies on the “Bull Moose Special” (an armored train fitted with machine guns), attacked a miners’ tent colony at Holly Grove, in West Virginia. This was during the Paint Creek-Cabin Creek Strike (4/18/1912 through July 1913). Mother Jones was one of the main organizers. Over 50 people died during the violent confrontations with scabs, goons and private detectives. Countless more died from starvation and malnutrition. In terms of casualties, it was one of the worst strikes in U.S. history. It was a prelude to the bigger and even more violent Battle of Matewan, and the Battle of Blair Mountain (Aug-Sep, 1921). The latter was the largest labor uprising in U.S. history, and the largest armed insurrection since the Civil War. 10,000 minors battled 3,000 lawmen and scabs, and only ended with the U.S. army intervened. Up to 100 people died. And during the battle, bombs were dropped on the striking miners by airplane, the 2nd time in U.S. history that had been done. (The first was just months earlier, during the Tulsa Race Massacre).

developerjustin, to MTB avatar

If there is a a bad time to live in a national park, I haven’t found it yet.

Waterfall in the woods backlit by the sun

neoczo, to Tennessee avatar
RealJournalism, to random avatar

Republicans now want to ban transgender people from public spaces, call them obscene or obscene matter, and make them keep their distance from schools. Another would force mental health professionals to "cure" transgendered people. That was what happened in Nazi Germany prior to the Kristallnacht.

ProPublica, to Women avatar

How Many of Your State’s Lawmakers Are ?
If You Live in the , It Could Be Just 1 in 5

A record number of women were elected to statehouses last year.

But in the Southeast, where some legislatures are more than 80% , representation is lagging as lawmakers pass bills that most impact women, like near-total bans.

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