Good evening! It’s Tuesday, which means we’ve all moved past that cheery “let’s try for a positive outlook this week” Monday rubbish. As I have class this evening, the Dump is early.

(First – A scheduling alert from Frankentams for the upcoming Sherlock-O-Thon. Cumberbitches, mark your calendars for Nov 10th. )

Social Issue Raging:

May I have your attention please! For pure scathing wit and comprehensive, detailed mockery, FreudianNipSlip’s analytical breakdown of the White Supremacist Symposium is the inaugural winner of the Erudita Award for Excellence in Erudite Evisceration. Congratulations, FreudianNipSlip!

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Imaginaryfriend reminds us that it’s just not Tuesday without an episode of the Cruz Family Circus.

Korra led a thoughtful discussion on an article that paired science with the lasting impacts of poverty. You know, two things Republicans are in denial of.

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Emrielle helps us stay au courant with how large portions of the Internet are being educated about racism and Halloween costumes.

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Kemperboyd shared the pithiest case ever for MRA logic fail.

Penny has the latest on the Etsy scandal. Any apology for condoning a rape t-shirt shop is still one rape t-shirt shop too many. Assholes.

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Cassiebear brings the news to us that the ACA ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. We the people were utterly lied to.

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Not ragey but definitely a social issue: Greenheart wrote a really thoughtful post about a sensitive subject. It has bullet points. :D

Now it’s time to mitigate that rage with all the pet feels. I solemnly swear I have not discriminated against Team Dog.

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First, ZemarSea-Urchin, we here at GT give you all the love and internet stranger hugs for the sad loss of your beloved little cat, Albie. He sounds like he was a pretty special dude with a ton of personality. I hope you can spend some time reminiscing about all the little things you loved about him. If you feel like sharing his stories, even one-liners, well, that’s what GT authorship privileges are for.

MisfitToy’s fluffy dog attempts some domestic camouflage.

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VioletBaudelaire loves GT for responding to her midnight pet panic and has pretty good post-vet news about her puppy.

Finally, happy cativersary to Bobby and NYCyclist. Groupthink wishes the happy couple many more years of blissful snuggles and corrosive hairballs.

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Today’s Dump generously thanks its sponsor, Team Dog, for reminding our readers that today is National Cat Day. Obviously – it’s a day that ends in –y.

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Also, check in with Oregon Beast and give him some ideas for his regular column, Board Games with OB.

(for the record, Benedict Cumberbatch and/or BBC Sherlock-centric posts are automatically admitted to any of my Daily Dumps.)