Progressive activist challenges longtime incumbent Readshaw in 36th District | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  A self-described progressive activist, who helped found an advocacy group in Pittsburgh that supports autistic people, is mounting a challenge against longtime incumbent state Rep. Harry Readshaw. Jessica Benham, 28, of the South Side Slopes, is bidding for the Democratic nomination in the 36th legislative district, shaping her candidacy after the campaigns of a number …

Vote for 2019’s Douchebag of the Year | The Poxes Blog

It’s been a while since I’ve held voting for “Douchebag of the Year” on the blog. Our Douchebag Emerit-ass, Dr. Bob Sears, is back in the running after a series of missteps that have landed him in hot water with the medical board of California… again. Here are our candidates: Bob Sears, again? Taylor Winterstein, for this. …

You Can Sleep in an Edward Hopper Painting at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Is This the Next New Museum Trend? | Open Culture

Let's pretend our Fairy Art Mother is granting one wish—to spend the night inside the painting of your choice.What painting will we each choose, and why?Will you sleep out in the open, undisturbed by lions, a la Rousseau’s The Sleeping Gypsy? Source: You Can Sleep in an Edward Hopper Painting at the Virginia Museum of Fine …

Anti-vaxxers blamed for Samoan measles epidemic | World | The Times

An anti-vaccine campaign has been blamed for a measles epidemic on Samoa that has killed 42 people, most of them children. The number of cases reported on the Pacific island, which has a population of 200,000, rose to 3,149 yesterday, an increase of 213 in a 24-hour period. Infants aged four or less have accounted …

International Anti-Vax Conspiracy Theory Day | 12.13.19

Internationally, Conspiracy Theorist Anti-Vaxxers are popping up to inform us of their Google and YouTube “research.” Only because of Social Media, not because of any legitimacy. In light of their grand achievements, the International day for Anti-Vax conspiracy theory has come about, to shine a light on their WOO and BS. The day is to …