Our beloved Notorious RGB (also known to most of society as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg), stopped by the 92nd Y in New York last weekend to chat with former President of the Supreme Court of Israel Dorit Beinisch and NPR’s Nina Totenberg. She shared that she owns several Notorious RBG t-shirts and that she’s very much looking forward to the opera that’s in the works for next summer about her friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia. She also took the opportunity to drop some world-class RBG wisdom. She says there won’t be enough women on the Supreme Court until there are nine (preach), and drops what I think be the motto of every lawmaker out there:
“The great thing about our Constitution is, like our society, it can evolve.”
A shooter at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, just outside of Seattle, has killed at least three people, including himself, and shot six, according to Marysville-Pilchuck students who have been tweeting through the shooting for the last two hours. The shooter, a male student at the school, opened fire in the school’s cafeteria during lunch period. The names of the deceased have been released to students, but the Marysville Police have yet to release any information to the press concerning the number of students injured or killed or the identities of the deceased.
Several of the students have had information requested by the police and several have turned it down. This Daily Dot article aggregated a few of the live tweets from students during the shooting — they’re insightful and worth looking into, but of course, please don’t contact the students in this moment of distress. Hashtags #MPHS, #PrayForMP, #PrayForMarysville, and #PrayForPilchuck are trending. [Daily Dot]
In their new documentary, “Weed The People,” filmmakers Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein profile the story of Sophie Ryan, who at seven months, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. After much research and investigation, Sophie’s parents turned to medicinal cannabis oil, and the results were almost unbelieveable — the treatment was shrinking Sophie’s tumor. “Weed The People” — which will be out next year — looks at Sophie’s story, as well as the growing industry of cannabis medicine and the impact it’s having in the lives of patients. And Sophie is not alone. There are many patients — many of them children — that are benefiting from using cannabis oil or medical marijuana to treat everything from cancer to seizures. Keep reading »
Some asshole decided that it would be super-hilarious to be Ray Rice, Domestic Abuser for Halloween, and made a costume in which he wore Rice’s jersey and dragged around a blow-up doll. You know what stumps me about this? He got the “don’t wear blackface” memo, but not the “domestic abuse is not funny” memo. It was originally posted on Reddit’s /r/funny subreddit, which, just… vom.
Obviously there’s been a lot of backlash. It’s been roundly criticized on the internet and on Twitter (sickeningly enough, there are plenty of people who think it’s just hilarious as well), and on TMZ Rose McGowan called it “repulsive.” But the sort of bottom-line sentiment about the whole thing comes from Janay Rice: Keep reading »
In what was otherwise an incredibly slow week for the NFL, the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks surprisingly traded wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets in exchange for a conditional draft pick. Speculation was instantly rampant that the move was tactical, due to Harvin’s alleged inability to get along with his teammates and the Seattle coaching staff. Such rumors plagued Harvin when he transferred from the Minnesota Vikings to the Seahawks, and they’ll likely plague him as he begins to make a name for himself with the Jets – but sources alleging bad behavior are a dime a dozen, so let’s focus on the bigger issue at hand: is Percy Harvin just what the Jets need to fix their ailing season? Keep reading »