one of my favorite things in Brooklyn Nine Nine is when you can tell the writers were like “you know, Andre Braugher is an extremely talented Shakespearean actor who graduated top of his class at Juilliard…..what if we took advantage of that for our sitcom”
can there just be an ENTIRE EPISODE done this way
The Alice Springs Desert Park, in the Northern Territory, Australia, has successfully produced fourteen new resident Thorny Devil Lizards.
The recent hatching of the fourteen healthy Thorny Devils (Moloch horridus), also known as Thorny Dragon, adds to the Desert Park’s diverse range of wildlife currently available for viewing.
Specialist Keeper, Invertebrates and Reptiles, Pete Nunn said that the Desert Park is thrilled to have such an extensive collection of Thorny Devils in captivity. “Thorny Devils are not normally kept, let alone bred at most zoos and wildlife parks around Australia,” he said. “The Thorny Devil usually lives in the arid scrub land and desert that covers most of Central Australia. For example, it inhabits the Tanami and Simpson Desert in the deep interior…”
(read more: ZooBorns)
photographs by Alice Springs Desert Park
So Minnesotans showed the fuck up tonight (like we do) - thousands in the street protesting tr*mp’s latest executive disorders. And guess what happened? The old proverb “What if an emergency vehicle needs to get where it’s going” came to life, and the sea went silent and parted to allow it through (swiftly…literally the truck was going about as fast as, if not faster than, it would have been if there had been cars it needed to go around).
Please share this. This was a rare occurrence where an emergency vehicle needed to go through the route of a protest, when usually they have predetermined alternative routes, and it went completely fine. Also for the love of god, have more respect for firefighters/EMTs…they know how to do their jobs. They’re ready for anything, including working around protests.
So folks can stop using that tired old argument now (not that it was ever backed up by sources anyway).
Dude, I’ve seen an ambulance move through the middle of the French Quarter down a street of partiers at a snails’ pace, and nobody was horrified but me. Protesters are better than that.
I was at that protest and I take the bus down that street just about every day, and lemme tell you that fire truck was making much better time through the crowd than they would ever have made through traffic. They barely had to slow down.
I have seen an ambulance, siren and lights going, sit in downtown traffic for twenty minutes plus without moving. That’s not even because people were being dicks, it was just because every street is a one-way, there’s cars parked on one side and buses stopped on the other, and snow piles up on the edges and makes it hard to pull out of the way.
Protesters were out last night trying to help people. We wanted to protect them and make them safe. Not only do we know better than to block an emergency vehicle that needs to get through, blocking it would be the antithesis of everything we were trying to do.
Jesus Christ was a brown Jew in the Middle East, conceived out of wedlock in an arguably interracial if not interspecies (deity and human) relationship, raised by his mother and stepfather in place of his absent father. He may not have had a Y chromosome. He spent his early youth as a refugee in Egypt, where his family no doubt survived initially on handouts from the wealthy (You think they kept that gold, frankincense, and myrrh from the wise men? Hell no, they sold that stuff for food and lodging). He later returned with his parents to their occupied homeland and lived in poverty.
The religion of Jesus’s people has no concept of a permanent hell and instructed its priests on how to induce miscarriages. Jesus explicitly rejected the concept of disability as a divine punishment. He spoke out against religious hypocrites. He had enough respect for women to let his mother choose the time of his first miracle. He blessed a same sex couple. He told a rich man that he must give up his wealth to get to heaven, and also told a parable about a rich man suffering in agony in presumably Gehinnom (basically Purgatory) just to hammer the point home. He told people to pay their taxes. He declared “love your neighbor” to be one of the two commandments on which all laws hang. He commanded his followers to help the poor. He commanded them to help the sick and the needy. He spent time with social outcasts. He healed the servant of a high priest during his arrest rather than fighting back. He was put to death by the occupying government because he was a political radical.
Trump and his administration are xenophobic, misogynistic, racist, fear-mongering, warmongering, tax-dodging, anti-Semitic, anti-choice, anti-welfare, anti-equal pay, anti-LGBTQIA+, anti-immigration, support tax cuts for the rich, support Citizen’s United, want to keep refugees out of this country, want to limit our ability to speak against the government, plan to abolish the Affordable Care Act, and they wrap all of that up behind a banner of “Christian family values.” If you support them, you have no right to call yourself a follower of Christ.
it’s so rare, yet so fulfilling, to see the J-man on my dash
One of my friends is literally the most religious Christian I have ever met. What does that mean in regards to her lifestyle and outlook? She loves everyone. EVERYONE. Unconditionally. And she supports healthcare and education and birth control and everything that’s necessary to have a healthy, stable society.
Because that’s what her homeboy JC would want.
Mammals both produce milk and have hair. Ergo, a coconut is a mammal.
I know you’re being facetious, but this is an actual issue with morphology-based phylogeny.
*leans over and whispers to person beside me* what are they talking about
*leans over and whispers back* Human ability to quantify and categorize natural phenomena is sketchy at best and wildly misleading at worst
part of the problem with assessing the response to trump is that we are witnessing some things that i think are authentically novel at the exact same time as we witness historical patterns repeating themselves, and it may be hard to disentangle one from the other. let’s talk about what the hell liberals think they’re doing right now
although liberals act as if this situation is historically unprecedented, for them it actually is not. maybe there’s something about an ideology that insists ‘forward progress’ is always and constantly occurring that catapults one into hysterical fits anytime things go from being how you want them to not how you want them. regardless, liberals were livid when bush ‘stole’ the 2000 elections, and again (though to a lesser extent, as many had by this point found accommodation with the bush regime) when he invaded iraq. the words ‘dictator’ and ‘fascist’ were thrown about with abandon; the historically nonsensical ‘14 points of fascism’ you’ve recently seen posted on facebook or even on here is a product of this era
while the left identifies trump with a genuine resurgence of popular fascism in the style of the 1930s and prepares a response based on that, we need to be careful not to imagine that liberals’ use of the word ‘fascism’ means they share this analysis or comprehend its gravity. in fact, liberal identification of trump with fascism is a given based simply on his being from the republican party. in the alternate reality where jeb! won, liberals are insisting the fact that he is the son and brother of former presidents is hard proof that he is a fascist, despite (1) the obvious hypocrisy of this coming from a clinton supporter, and (2) the historical fact that fascist regimes and formal transfers of power - dynastic or otherwise - are more or less wholly incompatible
so if to democrats, george w bush was a fascist, fascist, fascist, what did they do with this critique? what happened was they dragged leftists along for a few protests and legal actions (the bush administration having occurred at a historical nadir for the left which left it functionally unable to mount any critique independent from liberalism even had there been the will to do so), then they realised their personal material interests weren’t actually going to be impacted, then they went home and watched the daily show for eight fucking years. they will do this again. until trevor noah is summarily deported and jon stewart put in a reeducation camp and samantha bee reassigned to handmaiden duty, by god, liberals will find a way to sit in their homes and laugh while you bleed to death. this is what we can expect from the liberal resistance to trump’s ‘fascism’, no matter how heartening it may seem right now to see so many people apparently subscribing to a leftist analysis
that word does not - will not - mean to them what it means to you
During one of my macroeconomics exams a couple years ago, one of the questions was written in pounds (GBP) and I heard someone sitting a row or two behind me say “good boy points” and I’ve been trying to find them on campus and become friends with them ever since