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1

Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the first black woman on the Supreme Court.
Thurgood Marshall was the first black justice.

2

“…making history as the first Black judge on the highest court.”

Uh, you sure about that? Might be missing a couple of peeps.

3

Here's something that managed to get buried yesterday:

Yesterday, our Rep. Pramila Jayapal introduced a TRANS BILL OF RIGHTS in Congress (H Res 1209, co-sponsored by 85 other representatives) "to protect and codify the rights of transgender and nonbinary people under the law and ensure their access to medical care, shelter, safety, and economic security." Oh, and also codify Row v Wade regarding reproductive healthcare like birth control, fertility treatments and abortion.

You can read the full text of House Resolution 1209 here (as well as follow its progress): https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-resolution/1209/text

And here's Rep Jayapal's press release about it: https://jayapal.house.gov/2022/06/28/jayapal-cicilline-newman-takano-torres-lead-members-in-introducing-the-trans-bill-of-rights/

Seeing this missed in the bulk of the national media is understandable, but missing it in local media is extra disappointing.

4

“believed to have been in crisis and may have been under the influence of narcotics."

In crisis?? What a crock he was stoned out of his mind and possibly passed out.

5

Have you ever heard of Thurgood Marshall?

7

The vent dyagram between right wing trolls and hobbyist copy editors is a circle apparently. It was an axcidental typo on a free online newpaper y’all. Take a breathe.

8

"There's no need for alarm, ladies and gentlemen. We're just stopping to pick up some party ice."

9

"85% of Americans believe that the nation is "on the wrong track" with high inflation, high-ass gas prices, skyrocketing rent"

Would love to know how many of that percentage worship the idea of the free market.

This is what capitalism looks like. You're not saying you want the government to do something about it are you? That might be a tad hypocritical

10

@7 The lack of intellectual curiosity displayed by writers for the Stranger is astounding.

I think Jas is the best writer at the Stranger but I don’t think it was a typo. They, along with Hannah, and Matt have mentioned frequently how they aren’t curious to learn new things.

Plus even the rawest copy editor would catch that shit. Do they really not have their colleagues proof their copy before publishing it?

11

@7 oh and it’s Venn Diagram.

12

@10,

JFC dude, it was an obvious typo. Even if we were to concede that she was somehow unaware of the existence of Marshall, which is a ridiculous and inconceivable concession on it's face, it's not even remotely possible this would also be true of Thomas. It was a typo. An editor should've caught it, but we also know they're currently down one of their two staff editors, interviewing for that position, and give less consideration to AM/PM posts than feature stories in general. It was an unfortunate typo that should've been caught. Move on.

13

Ha ha, sorry, just realized I referred to Jas as "she," which was another careless typo.

14

Man, as insanely frustrated though I am with the current state of domestic affairs, I really don't think I view Biden's performance unfavorably. Which is to say, with a couple exceptions, I don't know what he really could or should have done differently to make a significant difference from where we are today. He inherited a shit situation with no realistically actionable resources to remedy it, and now has largely been unsuccessful in remedying it.

I guess the counter-factual would be to envision the potential and exponentially different/worse situation we could be mired in had Shitler won, and I've honestly no idea what the would like and I'm glad I don't live have to live in that reality. I don't know how to work that into a catchy campaign slogan next year, but that kinda seems to be where we're headed.

Yay.

15

@14 should read "...I've honestly no idea what that would look like..." of course.

Fuckin' typos!

16

@12

JFC dude I’ve seen no evidence that Stranger writers have any knowledge of or curiosity about history, political science, architecture, urban design, or really any topic outside their internal biases.

Charles, Matt, Jas, Rich, and Will show absolutely no interest in learning new things.

17

16, and others.

The Stranger writers who remain didn't sign up to recap the TV evening news, which is essentially what the Slog AM/PM is, now that we are currently inside of this Digital Daily. Guns, car crashed, house fire, if it bleeds it leads. Shove yer 'ledes'. Journalism has always been like this, see any number of TV show or movies with idealistic lead character, etc.

You can see it if you read the pieces by Jas or Matt that involve what they really want to write about (and were HIRED FOR), be it art, or comic books or...adults who like to dress like Disney park characters. Their integrity and passion for the subject shines through.

Charles is basically a tenured professor that you hope you don't have to take a class from, published a few papers (or movies in his case), spouts a lot of hot air, lashes out at his peers, and occasionally hits a point of truth, but otherwise is just there. Some people like that. Where else could he go, though?

Will Casey, despite his Youth Pastor Watch profile photo (consult your Stranger archives kids!) is more in his element, but again is strongest doing long-ish form stories on criminal justice. Hannah is intelligent and prolific, but kneecaps herself by letting her youthful ego get in the way. We all been there.

So, this is where the Stranger is, right here right now. Who will lead? Certainly not the publishers. Tim we know, the other who has ultimate signoff we do not call her by name. Look it up.

Unless they can find an Editor to wrangle this crew for less money than they are worth (stepping stone journalism, the whole lot) it remains to be seen.

But. It's not the writers' fault. They are just cannon fodder.

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Also Shrubby is just Prof once again failing in rehab and will eventually get more and more abusive the 'dipshits' have already started and he will spiral until he gets banned then swear to himself he won't even look again and then maybe will just have a little taste and it won't spiral again this time but eventually it is back to rehab all over again.

Don't enable him.

19

Thanks for catching that typo everyone! Def thought I caught it and didn’t….

21

are brain farts typos?
nope.

"I’ve seen no evidence that Stranger writers have any knowledge of or curiosity about history, political science, architecture … "
--@st2

Wrong.
whilst not speaking
to the rest of tS's Writers
see: Chas and Architecture,
political science, History etc.

perhaps just another Brain Fart st2

or part of your Anti-tS
misinformation campaign?

which begs the query: WTF
are you even doing here?

@20 -- Bingo

@19 -- your
Hair grew Back!

22

lol because ofc someone nodded-off while driving and started a massive fire.
if we ever get an NBA team, the mascot needs to be a dirty opiate needle.

23

All I'm gonna say is, I was amused when I saw that The Stranger's ad/job listing for a Social Media Engagement Manager requires proofreading skills. Must be a new obligation, I thought.

24

Maybe we can finally stop celebrating our sexuality orientation/identity, race, gender identity, whether it was the first, second, or hundredth, or other meaningless tangential attributes, that really have nothing to do with the job or profession and is no more noteworthy than any other self-absorbed homo sapian walking the face of this planet.

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@25 and 24

alls They wanna Do
is get Rid of
ALL of
you

'less you be White
Wealthy and Male

the rest of Us well
they'll let hang around
as long as we're still Useful

and don't
Complain.

27

@11. You couldn’t understand a joke if it hit you in the face(seeing as you are the joke and clearly don’t understand shit especially your own motivations, just perfect. You are perfect). That response is comedy gold. Can you find the 4 differences in these two photos? You found one.

To be clear I perceive you as a bumbling old fool and don’t want to get in your head……..

Dewey fuck off. No one cares what you say other than as evidence of why entitled white/whitish know it al know nothing motherfuckers need to pursue VSED.

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@25: We'll never reach that threshold as there are forces on both extremes of the political spectrum who will always work against such enlightenment.

@27: Please avoid profanity.

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@fucking dewey:
please stop ignoring
the Fascists at the door

they don't Like "your type"
and after Trade Unions
they'll be coming
for YOU

and not in Any
Good Way.

30

@28 go fucking fuck yourself you fucking fuck. You can’t control me but I can make you dance. Get them knees up son.

31

The death of proofreading is now apparent all over publishing, at all levels, from local blather all the way up to (formerly) respected periodicals.
Spellchecker and Grammerly? are no substitute for a sharp-eyed educated proofreader.
I see the most simplistic crap in Vogue, High Country News, The Walrus, even AP that makes me cringe. R29 is the worst. It’s basic middle school stuff; like plurals and possessives. Call yourself a writer? Then edit your stuff!

It’s expensive to put out QUALITY publications. I’ve yet to see a typo in 4 years of the New Yorker. And as insipid as they can be… that’s something I appreciate. Don’t see them at NYT either, but I don’t subscribe.

A writer who consistently (not talking about Jazz here) cannot be bothered to keep their tools (language, grammar, spelling, punctuation) clean & sharp, comes across as lazy and lacking in credibility. (I’m not talking about very creative approaches to spelling/format, like kristofarian. That’s intentional and occasionally very amusing)

That’s not elitist either. You’d look at a chef with a filthy kitchen the same way.
Nobody forced them to write for publication. It’s theirs to finesse or FU.

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@29: Only if we let them.

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@PADuece

nyt's got
typos they
owe me a sub

but
I'd Settle for
an Edit Button right here.

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thnx, PADuece!

I'd require
my writers to read a book
and meet up about it* something
to keep them Sharp -- give them Plenty
of Time Off -- don't want 'em burnin' OUT

*a Big Meal, Table, cocktails, joints
morning after pills whatever
and then three days Off

and if you're
still hung over
on Monday take
the whole Week off.

for fuck's sake
they're fucking Writers
for fuck's sake

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@16:

"I’ve seen no evidence that Stranger writers have any knowledge of or curiosity about history, political science, architecture, urban design, or really any topic outside their internal biases."

Funny, that's exactly the same thing a lot of commenters here think about you...


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