Friday BARB Up February 3, 2017

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I am the primary dog walker in my family. Rocky, who is a 7 year-old pug, is well aware of this. Our route to him is familiar as is my generous supply of dog treats. In the morning, we walk along a block that is filled with children and their adult companions walking them to school. For a short dog, he manages to maneuver his way through puffy jackets and shrill voices with aplomb. Every so often, a young child will ask to pet Rocky; when Rocky was younger he was not kid-friendly, but as he’s matured into his stout little body, he’s become quite the social butterfly across all demos. I always say yes, because Rocky appreciates affection, but I also, always crouch down to the child’s level, so that Rocky knows I’m with him too. It helps him, I think. There are, of course, some things that rile him up: a speeding-by-him skateboard, a garbage truck, sometimes even, a man running towards us. But in general, my little guy is sweet and friendly, and I just adore him.

Angela Davis: “White Americans have a responsibility to work passionately and unrelentingly for the solution of the problem of racism.”

It was World Hajib Day on February 1.

Angelina Jolie: “We must never allow our values to become the collateral damage of a search for greater security. Shutting our door to refugees or discriminating among them is not our way, and does not make us safer. Acting out of fear is not our way. Targeting the weakest does not show strength.”

How to apologize. Seriously, how to say “I’m sorry.”

Governor Kate Brown: There’s no question that this has been a white middle-class feminism, and what I see happening is the change: it’s more inclusive, and I think that’s long overdue.”

Women’s tackle football. For real.

Mushy movie love quotes.

Are you a use of dating apps? We know I am. And so here’s a list of the pros and cons of Tinder, Bumble, Coffee Meets Bagel, OK Cupid, and Happen. One of these days I will do my own audit of them. Mwahahahaa.

Trust issues? Try this Trust Barometer.

A Closer Look with Seth Meyers continues to be my favorite daily sum up of political going-on’s. It’s funny and informative. Watch!

And now have a laugh with Whitney Cummings.

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