This email conversation between a public school “Christian volunteer” and an atheist parent is hilarious. Do click the link.
While this is funny and all, my GOD is that parent being insufferable. Just sign the permission slip. If you don’t want your child indoctrinated with religious teachings, don’t send them to a parochial school.
Jesus, you guys, I’m sorry. I can’t help being a little bitch today.
I know you’re ordinarily hilarious and admittedly just being a little bitch today, but it’s noted up front in the article that it’s a public school.
“In fact, the current surge of anger — and the accompanying rise in right-wing extremism — predates the entire health care debate. The first signs were the shrieks of “traitor” and “off with his head” at Palin rallies as Obama’s election became more likely in October 2008. Those passions have spiraled ever since — from Gov. Rick Perry’s kowtowing to secessionists at a Tea Party rally in Texas to the gratuitous brandishing of assault weapons at Obama health care rallies last summer to “You lie!” piercing the president’s address to Congress last fall like an ominous shot. If Obama’s first legislative priority had been immigration or financial reform or climate change, we would have seen the same trajectory. The conjunction of a black president and a female speaker of the House — topped off by a wise Latina on the Supreme Court and a powerful gay Congressional committee chairman — would sow fears of disenfranchisement among a dwindling and threatened minority in the country no matter what policies were in play. It’s not happenstance that Frank, Lewis and Cleaver — none of them major Democratic players in the health care push — received a major share of last weekend’s abuse. When you hear demonstrators chant the slogan “Take our country back!,” these are the people they want to take the country back from. They can’t. Demographics are avatars of a change bigger than any bill contemplated by Obama or Congress. The week before the health care vote, The Times reported that births to Asian, black and Hispanic women accounted for 48 percent of all births in America in the 12 months ending in July 2008. By 2012, the next presidential election year, non-Hispanic white births will be in the minority. The Tea Party movement is virtually all white. The Republicans haven’t had a single African-American in the Senate or the House since 2003 and have had only three in total since 1935. Their anxieties about a rapidly changing America are well-grounded.”—
I never cease to be amazed at how the life of a woman who is pregnant and doesn’t want to be always fails to be part of pro-life calculations, how her quality of life is missing utterly from these discussions.
What is so goddamn sacred about a life lived in a body of which ownership is denied?
Melissa McEwan, in response to this Quote of the Day from Bart Stupak: “I have said from the start that my goal was to see health-care reform pass while maintaining the long-standing principle of the sanctity of life. … I and other pro-life Democrats are pleased that we were able to hold true to our principles and vote for a bill that is pro-life at every stage of life.” (via jerseyjezebel)
Where the fuck were you? Movie night was supposed to start at five, and in case you haven’t noticed, it’s NINE. Can you tell me why the fuck you’ve been ignoring all my calls and texts for the last four hours? Oh, you were napping? I understand.
Wait, no I don’t. Seriously? Who fucking NAPS? You…
My arms miss you My hands miss you The stars sing, I’ve got their song in my head Oh, I don’t want my words twisted I don’t want you to listen too closely Or wait for me impatiently And I hope I can keep seeing you As long as you don’t say you’re falling in love
Which is fun because my real life friend Billy celebrated a similar milestone today.
I found tumblr almost two years ago when my ex-malefriend and I were states away from each other and would send each other inspirational material. Let’s be honest; Tumblr is good for porn. I started a tumblr…
Today I was trying to figure out why people were reblogging items of Meghan’s I hadn’t seen turn up on my dashboard in the first place and then it occurred to me…could I have been blocked? (And yes, it seems as if that’s actually the case.)
I’ve enjoyed Meghan’s posts, reblogging a good handful of them here, but it seems that my calling out her p4kgate debacle bungling (and/or my marveling at some of the online aftermath) has resulted in my being blocked.
I’d very much like to have some internet fun with posts that would satirize this development, but I don’t trust the censorship-prone tumblr junta not to pull my blog like they did to that one dude during the Julia Allison incident. And I kind of like it around here.
So be warned, friends: dare to question the tumblrati and you will find yourself gently denied the ability to read their posts. You know, about the community you’re all a part of with them.
“ What did liberals do that was so offensive to the Republican Party? I’ll tell you what they did. Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act. What did Conservatives do? They opposed them on every one of those things, every one. So when you try to hurl that label at my feet, ‘Liberal,’ as if it were something to be ashamed of, something dirty, something to run away from, it won’t work, because I will pick up that label and I will wear it as a badge of honor. ”—