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About Me

I was born in North Carolina. I plan to die in North Carolina. But, I have traveled, a lot.

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"Marjorie Taylor Greene's daughter" on Facebook

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s daughter on Facebook just now https://t.co/nFCJPLpBaJ


The Amazing Ms. Blaire Erskin!

Link to her Twitter feed:

This had me howling with laughter.

❤ lmsp

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sun Feb 7, 2021, 04:22 AM (4 replies)

UNC vs. Duke

North Carolina vs. Duke is one of the greatest rivalries in sports 🔥

Who wins tonight at 6 PM ET on ESPN? 🍿 @accnetwork https://t.co/pJreWGOFtK


Twitter link to ACC here: https://twitter.com/accnetwork?s=09

Get ACC link here and watch the game: https://getaccn.com/


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Sat Feb 6, 2021, 05:55 PM (4 replies)

They Asked for PPE and Got Body Bags Instead--She Turned Them Into a Healing Dress

They Asked for PPE and Got Body Bags Instead—She Turned Them Into a Healing Dress
February 4, 2021 2:31 PM

In March, public health researcher Abigail Echo-Hawk (Pawnee) and her colleagues at the Seattle Indian Health Board reached out to their local and federal partners for more PPE so they could continue serving Washington’s Native population. When they received a large package a few weeks later they were elated—until they opened it and found a stack of body bags inside.

“We’re not a hospital system. We don’t have inpatient, we don’t have hospital beds. If somebody died here, we would call an ambulance,” said Echo-Hawk. “I went home and I just cried that night, which I unfortunately do often.” To her, the body bags were a symbol of how little the United States values Native lives and a foreshadowing of the massive outbreaks that would take hold on reservations like the Navajo Nation. In Native communities, the mortality rate from COVID has been nearly double that of the rate among white populations—revealing weaknesses in the Indian Health Service and putting Indigenous elders at risk.

Later, Echo-Hawk took some of the body bags home, where slowly, a vision emerged: She decided to transform one of the body bags into a traditional ribbon dress. The dress would comment on the ways the pandemic has disproportionately impacted Native communities and honor the women whose lives have been put in danger by rising rates of domestic violence and assault.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, Native women are 10 times more likely to be murdered than women of other ethnicities. Echo-Hawk’s team at the Urban Indian Health Institute, a division within the Seattle Indian Health Board, reports that Native women are also 2.5 times more likely to experience rape or sexual assault. This tragedy has only increased during the pandemic. In August, Debra O’Gara (Tlingit and Yup’ik), senior policy specialist at the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center published a press release outlining how COVID had exacerbated the long-standing problem.


More at the link.


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Fri Feb 5, 2021, 10:47 PM (0 replies)

Marilyn Manson bragged about abusing Evan Rachel Wood. No one listened

Marilyn Manson bragged about abusing Evan Rachel Wood. No one listened

Feb. 2, 2021, 4:31 AM EST

By Jill Filipovic, author of "OK Boomer, Let's Talk: How My Generation Got Left Behind"

The actor Evan Rachel Wood has, again, spoken out publicly about surviving an abusive relationship. And this time, she's naming names: The man she says groomed and abused her is washed-up Goth-rock dork Brian Warner, who prefers to be known as Marilyn Manson. Multiple other women have now spoken out, too, detailing horrifying allegations of abuse.


That Manson was reported to be Wood's abuser is one the worst-kept secrets in the music industry. Wood has repeatedly opened up about the abuse she has suffered in her life, and while she didn't name anyone, it didn't take Olivia Benson-level investigative skills to hypothesize whom she might be talking about. Wood testified before the California Senate that the man who abused her began grooming her when she was just 18. She said he physically abused her, deprived her of sleep, starved her and stalked her when she tried to leave him, calling her incessantly, she said.


For more than a decade, he has been upfront about his misogyny and abusive behavior. In a 2009 interview with Spin magazine, conducted shortly after his breakup with Wood, Manson said he called Wood 158 times while self-mutilating and then blamed her for it. "I wanted to show her the pain she put me through," Manson said. "It was like, 'I want you to physically see what you've done.'"

That lines up with Wood's account of an abusive man who refused to let her leave. And even if it didn't, Manson was telling on himself: Self-harming and then blaming someone else is a classically manipulative behavior.

But Manson didn't stop there. He told the Spin magazine writer — in an interview that one imagines he hoped Wood would read — that he fantasized about murdering her. "The song 'I Want to Kill You Like They Do in the Movies' is about my fantasies," Manson said. "I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer."

More at the link.



Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Feb 3, 2021, 07:11 PM (4 replies)

Quick guide: COVID-19 vaccines in use and how they work

Quick guide: COVID-19 vaccines in use and how they work
By Nicoletta Lanese - Staff Writer 18 hours ago

Editor's note: This article was last updated at 9:00am on Feb. 2. The original article was posted on Jan. 11.


The vaccine developed by Pfizer and German biotechnology company BioNTech is 95% effective at preventing COVID-19, a large study found. The vaccine is administered in two doses, given three weeks apart, and it must be stored at minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 70 degrees Celsius). On Dec. 11, 2020, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine became the first COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


The vaccine developed by U.S. biotech company Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) also uses mRNA as its base and is estimated to be 94.5% effective at preventing COVID-19. Like the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, it's delivered in two doses, but the doses are given four weeks apart, rather than three. Another difference is that the Moderna vaccine can be stored at at minus 4 F (minus 20 C), rather than requiring deep-freezing like the Pfizer shots.


The vaccine developed by Oxford University and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is estimated to be about 70% effective at preventing COVID-19 — that said, in clinical trials, adjusting the dose seemed to boost this efficacy. In people given two full-size doses, spaced 28 days apart, the vaccine was about 62% effective; in those given a half-dose followed by a full dose, the vaccine was 90% effective, according to early analyses. However, clinical trial participants who got half-doses did so by mistake, and some scientists have questioned whether those early results are representative.


Much more at the link.


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Feb 3, 2021, 04:49 AM (2 replies)

All About Birds, The Cornell Lab

Online Guide To Birds And Bird Watching

Drop down menus for birds, web cams, courses and bird identification.


Prothonotary Warbler by Jillian Ditner; Coastal black mangrove photo by Nick Bayly

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Mon Jan 25, 2021, 01:57 AM (3 replies)

Lady Gaga Wears Schiaparelli Couture with Giant Dove to Sing National Anthem

Since we don't have a Fashion or an Arts and Culture group I am a posting here. I hope it's okay. ❤ lmsp

Lady Gaga Wears Schiaparelli Couture with Giant Dove to Sing National Anthem
Long a supporter of Joe Biden, Lady Gaga donned a gold-encrusted dove pin on her red and blue ballroom custom Schiaparelli Haute Couture gown to sing the national anthem at Biden's Presidential Inauguration ceremony.
by Joshua Glass

While many have had the honor (and for some, embarrassment) of singing the US national anthem, Lady Gaga's special performance of the song at today's Presidential Inauguration for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris had a special meaning.

The star, who has long been a supporter of Biden, appeared in a ladylike Haute Couture ensemble custom designed by Daniel Roseberry for Schiaparelli.

Gaga's fitted navy jacket topped a flowy washed red silk faille, making the singer look more like a political ambassador than a pop star. On her chest the musician donned a gilded dove brooch, no doubt a message of peace and unity to a country torn by political division. Like Biden and Harris' outfits, symbology was clearly intentional.

Design of Lady Gaga's Custom Schiaparelli Haute Couture Inauguration dress by Daniel Roseberry
"As an American living in Paris, this ensemble is a love letter to the country I miss so dearly and to a performer whose artistry I have so long admired," said the designer, who most recently made headlines for creating Kim Kardashian's "hulk" dress for Christmas, in a statement. "Maison Schiaparelli is honored to have this chance to dress the iconic Lady Gaga on this historic Inauguration Day. God Bless Lady Gaga and God Bless America.”

More at the link.


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Thu Jan 21, 2021, 09:17 PM (7 replies)

So sweet. We really don't deserve them. They're too good for us.

Also reminds me of this...

Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Jan 20, 2021, 03:10 PM (0 replies)

BMJ weighs in


Rigid safe distancing rules are an oversimplification based on outdated science and experiences of past viruses, argue Nicholas R Jones and colleagues

More at the link.

❤ lmsp
Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Jan 20, 2021, 03:01 AM (0 replies)

Speaker Pelosi looks ten years younger!

Tomorrow’s inauguration of President-elect Biden means America will finally get a well-deserved breath of fresh air. #TheReidOut


Posted by littlemissmartypants | Wed Jan 20, 2021, 02:46 AM (21 replies)
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