Glenn, the library isn’t free. It’s paid for with tax money. Free public...– Jon Stewart in response to Glenn Beck saying he “educated himself by going to the library.” (via soupsoup) (via spintree) (via apsies) (via ihatethismess)
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MSNBC: Parents: All Haitian 'orphans' had... →
amandaw: meloukhia: A reporter’s visit Saturday to the rubble-strewn Citron slum, where 13 of the children lived, led to their parents, all of whom said they turned their youngsters over to the missionary group voluntarily in hopes of getting them to safety. Similar explanations were given by parents in the mountain town of Callabas, outside Port-au-Prince, who told the AP on Feb. 3 that...
It also amuses me that in the presence of a gay man, a straight man might feel...– (via thetasteof, prettysmart, kerrielisabeth) (via ladynasty) (via notjenny) (via tersaudades) (via asseriousasyourliferemix) (via earlyfrost)(via notemily)(via oh-theplacesyoullgo)(via agirlcalledchris) This made me laugh. (via robot-heart-politics) (via guerrillamamamedicine) So true.
Peace Is A Choice: On Turtles and Green Day →
There is another Green Day video that I watched tonight, The Saints Are Coming. It features U2 and Green Day singing together and it shows thousands of soldiers that were in Iraq being redeployed to help drop aid to the victims of hurricane Katrina… Because I can’t tell from your post but am moved by what you’re grappling with throughout it, I thought I should point out that,...
fuckyeahnathanfillion: Wow y’all, seriously. We’ve got 400 followers of this blog now. o.O Holy crap. <3 you all!
Los Angeles Times: Cemetary sleuths won't rest →
challyzatb: annaoverseas: meloukhia: Why steal from a cemetery? Wheeler was confronted with the question when she found a package in the middle of Silver Terrace’s Masonic burial grounds. Inside: a partial granite pillar and a note. “I stole this about 20 years ago and I’ve been using it as a door stop. I blame it for my divorce and need you to put it back.” A few years later, Wheeler...
Another Thing White People Like: Judging →
nezua: abbyjean: The only demographic group that is overrepresented on the federal bench is white men, who, while constituting around 37% of the population, make up around 70% of federal judges. Contrast this with the percentage of federal judges who are women (17%), African-American (8%), or Hispanic (5%). As of 2009, there were 8 Asian-American federal judges. Eight, total. (These numbers...
Google Person Finder: Chile Earthquake →
telegantmess: abbyjean: database for people looking for information about people in Chile potentially affected by the earthquake.
The 30-year-old Valenti is touted by some as the Gloria Steinem of her...– “Sometimes” we put “quotation marks” around things when we “haven’t bothered” to “learn what they are.” RELATED: We are apparently “journalists,” so could do “research?” (via sadydoyle)
You’ve defended sex workers or been one. When you heard Billy Corgan and...– - You feel OLD AS FUCK, and also substantially less original, right now. (Seriously. 90s Woman has you down, you old person, you.) (via sadydoyle) OMG! Can we feel old together cuz, seriously, all of yours and almost all of the others! AKA these: You think any of the following items of...
Am I the only one that loved and obsessed about...
timey-wimey: thefuryofatimelord: innocentstar27: emmadavey: thefuryofatimelord: I…I CAN’T HELP THE FACT THAT WHEN IT WAS ON TV, I WAS A TINY YOUNG-THING WHO WAS DEEPLY FRIGHTENED BY SPY KIDS AND EVEN SHREK D: OTHERWISE, I WOULDA BEEN FANGIRLING THAT SHIT HARDCORE. MY MOM BLOCKED IT. SHE ONLY LET ME WATCH BLUES CLUES AND POWER PUFF GIRLS .__. What a mean mom! Jk… three may be a...
Captain Jack Harkness & Ianto Jones Picspam →
charlottef: They had so many fabulous moments together. *sigh*
threeriversTUMBLR: The attitude that it is wrong... →
Comes from the idea that it is a shame to ever not be Normal. If it were ok to be not-normal, what would be wrong with defining yourself around that abnormality? Are we really post-racial if it’s wrong or pitiable to center one’s identity around one’s racial and ethnic composition? Do we really…
What shouldn’t have happened here was having everyone from the desk staff to the...– Ouyang Dan (emphasis mine) (via amandaw)
Trust Me →
ouyangdan: Before I had even the chance to say anything [Nurse Midwife V] told me that I was “not a candidate for an IUD” because of my ectopic pregnancy, and that she was not going to refer me for one. When I started to say that I understood that there were some risks she cut me off and told me that my pap was also past due and kept talking. I tried to assert myself past her obsession with...
or it’s like when that larry summers thing happened, and the female president of...– very filled with dreams - to… clarify is not really the right word, here, but that started out as the intention. (via amberlrhea) (via guerrillamamamedicine)
(CNN) — There was no profanity, no hate. Just the words, “I love my friends Abby...– Girl’s arrest for doodling raises concerns about zero tolerance - CNN.com (via kameelahwrites) (via thingsimreading) (via guerrillamamamedicine)
Now, being hopeful seems to me like it’s preferable to being hopeless, but for...– ‘We Won’t Bow Down’ Rebecca Solnit makes me happy. Her writing is a reason to maintain hope and keep fighting, indeed. (via champagnecandy)