—7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Posner, sarcastically questioning Daniel Lennington, WI’s A.A.G., “about why lawmakers singled out abortion clinics in requiring their doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.”
minimal crying in a vehicle
Related: McDonalds is also terrible.
"We never count chickens before they hatch, even though they are chickens because we do believe life begins at conception."
- Joe Pojman, executive director of the Texas Alliance for Life.
I mean, it’s sort of perfect, in an OMG-Did-You-Even-Think-About-WTF-You-Just-Said kind of way. And, you know, I always love it when anti-choicers make complete asses of themselves. But holy FUCK, seriously?
You can’t make this shit up.
Dear Esteemed Tumblr Colleagues, I present to you:
The Heretofore Under-Appreciated But Undoubtedly The Best Workout Song Ever Recorded.
See also, e.g., I’ll Make A Man Out of You (showcasing an inferior, albeit nonetheless excellent, Disney song conducive to more enjoyable exercise); Perfect World (same); Eye to Eye (same); Friend Like Me (same).
Caution: following the foregoing advice may lead to awkward and inevitable singing-along, regardless of presence of other persons in nearby vicinity, with potential for exposure to uncomfortable stares, pointing, snickering, and/or repeated questioning regarding advisee’s mental health status. Advisor disclaims all liability for any unintended but also probably hilarious side effects.
Yesterday, the Scottish Parliament voted 98-15 to advance a bill promoting same-sex marriage.
This is, of course, awesome. But here’s the real kicker: Ruth Davison, the leader of Scotland’s Conservative party, took the floor to zealously support the bill (video available here, but CN for discussion of bullying, abuse, and homophobia), and six of her fellow Conservative party members backed her. For the sake of context: the Scottish Conservative party is the most conservative of the five parties currently seated in their Parliament - they’re basically the Tea-Party of Scotland.
But I submit this to you to simply point out that conservatism doesn’t have to be what we’ve come to understand it as here in the United States: it can be - and in other places, is - different.
tl;dr - conservatism and bigotry are not mutually exclusive.
The Department of Transportation has issued new rules governing travelers with disabilities, including mandatory accessible websites and “free, prompt wheelchair assistance, upon request.”
Disabled travelers should find it easier to access airline websites under a new set of rules the government issued on Monday.
Airline website pages which have core travel information and services must be accessible to the disabled within two years, the Department of Transportation said, and all pages on airline websites must within three years be readily available to people with disabilities.
The new regulations also require airline ticket agents to disclose — and offer — web-based discount fares to customers unable to use their sites due to a disability. Airlines already are required to provide equivalent service for consumers who are unable to use inaccessible websites.
Airlines and airports will also have to make accessible to the disabled automated kiosks providing boarding passes and baggage tags, as they purchase new equipment. If no new kiosks are installed, 25 percent of the kiosks currently at each airport location must be accessible within 10 years.
Another new rule gives airlines more flexibility in how they transport manual, folding wheelchairs onboard, making it possible for them to carry up to two wheelchairs in the cabin, the department said. In addition to being able to stow a wheelchair in a closet, airlines will also be allowed to strap a second chair across a row of seats.
Closets also must have signs saying wheelchairs have priority over other baggage. […]
MARVEL WILL BE INTRODUCING MS. MARVEL, AKA KAMALA KAHN, TEENAGE MUSLIM GIRL SUPERHEROINE, NEXT YEAR.
I AM VERY EXCITED.
P.s. Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston think that Scarlett Johansson should get her own Black Widow movie. I VERY MUCH AGREE.
Kids React to Gay Marriage (x)
^ I love this video. These kids help restore some of my faith in humanity.
mass producing your fake revolution
the fucking irony
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
Guy Fawkes and his companions
Did the scheme contrive,
To blow the King and Parliament
All up alive.
Threescore barrels, laid below,
To prove old England’s overthrow.
But, by God’s providence, him they catch,
With a dark lantern, lighting a match!
A stick and a stake
For King James’s sake!
If you won’t give me one,
I’ll take two,
The better for me,
And the worse for you.
A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,
A penn’orth of cheese to choke him,
A pint of beer to wash it down,
And a jolly good fire to burn him.
Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!
Holloa, boys! holloa boys! God save the King!
Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!
Earlier this year, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was allowed to expire. Millions of people* - people who work full time in retail or service jobs for corporations who refuse to pay their staff livable wages or other benefits (COUGH WALMART COUGH) - rely on SNAP to survive.
But as of last Friday, food stamp benefits will be cut by $5 billion dollars, leaving millions of people with a gaping reduction in benefits.
Why, you might ask, did this happen? The answer is shockingly simple: because conservatives (such as the Republican Congressional Congress) pretend that this reality does not exist, while they themselves profit off of the taxpayer dime and happily represent the interests of the same avaricious tycoons who shamelessly exploit the under-privileged masses who WORK FOR THEM, in order to gain an unfettered capitalist system. Which the Republicans also deny exists.
* Many of the millions of people who will suffer as a result of this tremendous cruelty are children - many of them children who were born into this world because those same members of Congress believe that women and other people with uteri aren’t entitled to bodily agency and CHOICE.
** HEY, remember that time the Republicans stopped yelling about health care costs (ironic, considering the fact that feeding one’s population is kind of step 0 in ensuring lower healthcare costs) and reproductive rights (step 0.5 in ensuring fewer people who need access to healthcare/food stamps in the first place) and passed a jobs reform bill? No? HUH. FUNNY, THAT.
Perfection in quote form.
I’d also like to note that the same people who rail against poor people “propagating their genes” because they’re unable to feed their kids are also usually the same people who are anti-birth control and anti-choice. In other words, they simultaneously demand that poor people (ahem, WOMEN) have fewer children but refuse to allow them the access or resources to make that decision for themselves.*
And despite this, these assholes’ disapproving scorn remains focused on poor individuals’ “inability to make full use of their BOOTSTRAPS,” because of course it just wouldn’t do to have the discourse focused on social, governmental, and corporate policies affecting multiple axes of marginalization and their respective cultural impact, would it? …sigh.
* And, for the record, “just don’t have sex if you don’t want to get pregnant” is not a fucking solution. To anything. EVER.
(Which, incidentally, has the same flavor as licorice and/or popcorn jelly bellies)
The chair of the Jelly Belly Candy Company (makers of jelly beans and candy corn) recently donated $5000 to recall a new CA law that respects the identity of trans*gender students.
…Sigh. I LOVED Jelly Bellies. And now I can no longer purchase them. The fact that Halloween is so near only adds insult to injury.
I imagine Jelly Belly will lose far more than $5000 over the long haul as a result of this hatred infused investment - even if it’s just from me refusing to buy any more one pound bags of their peach and pear candies over the course of my lifetime. SAD. When will companies learn that no one likes bigot-flavored products?