sharpay was right: this is not what i want. this is not what i planned. and i just gotta say. i Do Not understand
@hypnophibian replied to your photoWhat are her qualifications besides being his mom and creating massive publicity campaigns?
So this is about Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton running for office, and let me just say:
1) Given her experience with activism/organising and campaigning on a national level with Hillary Clinton, I’d say she’s actually pretty damn qualified
2) She’s running for a County Board position, so even if she didn’t have those qualifications, she wouldn’t have to be a career politician; these are local elections
3) Listen I don’t know if you noticed this but the president of the United States is literally a reality tv star
Somebody give me creative reigns for a TV show. Picture this - Elvira and Dolly Parton starring side-by-side as twin sisters, both witches from humble roots. They’ve each lived wild lives independently and with a little huffy hostility towards each other, following different paths to become powerful enchantresses. As they reach old age, they realize the only thing they can’t replace with magic…. is family.
This is the greatest day of my life.
The part where you sign your name on sheets of paper thousands of times, in order that they can be bound into books which will now be signed books.
Assimilationist gays repeat the same rhetoric as conservatives and that’s a fact.
If you’re making fun of the angry queers, the punk queers with funny hair, the ones who dress funny and augment their bodies, the ones who thrive through drag and kink and polyamory, the ones who reject the 2.5 kids and a white picket fence, then guess what?
You have sided with the status quo, and I do not trust you.
I will say this in SWSH’s defense: I truly never understood “don’t go into the tall grass” until a pokemon twice my size started chasing me and immediately proved to be faster than I could run
if her pokemon hadn’t been there to protect her i firmly believe that the small child you play as in this game would be dead now
The Wild Area is GameFreak finally putting the old “lol a game about forcing animals to fight” thing to rest. These things want nothing more than to eat curry, get petted, and kick any ass in their line of sight.
this is an excellent addition to my post a+
Unpopular opinion: As a black person, I would have LOVED to hear him. I want to hear what he says, anything to get my gears working and thinking. I feel like it’s important to hear what made those people fall into those evil acts in the first place, to prevent it from occurring again. And shutting them down doesn’t do anything. Now, there’s no justification for it, but still… it’s not that hard playing devil’s advocate for Hitler, actually. I’ve done it once for fun to see how others would react. It’s quite entertaining. Not that I support the Holocaust or anything.
As a Jew who’s family was murdered by Hitler, I am afraid that your argument here is invalid.
As a Jewish professional– future rabbi, historian, and educator who has witnessed the evils of antisemitism and Holocaust denial in situations just like this, your argument is simply abhorrent.
When we allow for “devil’s advocate” in situations as described above, we give a voice to false opinions about history that have the power to hurt my global Jewish family.
Person claims they don’t support the Shoah, but “it’s not that hard playing devil’s advocate for Hitler, actually”
I took several classes specifically on the Shoah and while we obviously studied the Nazis at no point did anyone ever need or want to play “devil’s advocate” it’s horrifying for anyone to think so and the prof was absolutely correct to not to entertain that nonsense
Funny, because my Jewish friend who has lost family members from the Holocaust and has a passionate hatred for him(don’t blame her) also enjoys playing devil’s advocate for Hitler.
Funny, LGBTQ+ folks often hear a similar line when faced with bigotry: “But my trans friend says _____ all the time about ____! That makes it okay, right?”
Or what people of color might hear when faced with racism: “Oh man… what I’m saying isn’t so bad. My black friend jokes about _____ ALL THE TIME. It’s hysterical!”
Or possibly what many women hear when encountering sexism: “Woah dude. My friend is like the BIGGEST feminist in the world and loves to debate ___ and ____ all the time. It’s totally okay.”
Ultimately we face two issues:
1) Not every person being oppressed understands how that oppression oppresses them.
2) Oftentimes the “friend” card is used to maintain that oppression. Oftentimes the “friend” doesn’t understand how their rhetoric is maintaining that oppression and the person being oppressed does not know how to speak up. They feel like they can’t.
Also like 90% of the time the “friend” is made up wholesale lbr e_e
This is so much worse than this tweet conveys.
The ups driver was a hostage!
Some people took him hostage along with the truck to steal amazon Christmas packages.
The police unloaded on the truck knowing there was a hostage and killed the two people stealing the truck, the innocent ups driver, AND a woman simply driving her car by the scene.
There was absolutely no reason for any of these people to die.
4 people dead over some packages.
They also used nearby cars and the people in them as shields
Because nobody else is providing a link: December 5, 2019
There were 19 officers on the scene, outnumbering the robbers literally almost ten to one.
Not that it’s a shock but omfg ain’t nobody safe out here
At my last company, one day someone in accounting approached me at lunch and quietly told me I need to ask for a raise because I was way underpaid.
They gave me a number to shoot for. It was about twice than what I had been making at the time.
So I went online, did some research, found some figures backing up my claim, put it all together and went to my boss.
I got what I asked for.
If it hadn’t been for that person in accounting telling me I was way underpaid, I’d have never known. I went from barely scraping by to being able to have a savings account and getting all my debts paid thanks to them.
You should at least check sites like salary.com to start the process of seeing what you should be making.
Because this is crucially important
Except for the fact that 90% of the time you are under contract not to talk about your salary otherwise the company can sue you. Every job I’ve had I’ve had to sign that I won’t discuss my pay with other employees otherwise my employment is terminated and the company will take legal action.
If you scrolled right past this - GO THE FUCK BACK UP - this is a huge PSA
jfc I’ll be having some words with some folks
People at HoAnns believe this garbage that we can’t talk about or wages, but that was how we found out about a gap in management wages, and a gap between people who were hired under the old SM and the new SM.
Seriously guys, try salary.com. I just checked it myself, and now I’m actually pretty pissed
The Israel Advocacy Movement (IAM) took to a left-wing rally ahead of the UK’s elections and filmed protesters’ reactions to antisemitic comments and acts by Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, disguised as having been by Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson.
The presentor read out comments and events that had happened in relation to Corbyn, but replaced his name with Johnson’s. In the first incident, he told of Corbyn’s endorsement of a book from the early 20th century which suggests that banks were controlled by Jews.
Corbyn wrote the foreword for the book in which he said that the European economy was controlled “by men of a single and peculiar race,” according to Independent.
One protester said that it does not surprise him that Boris Johnson would say such a thing because “they both seem to rewrite history,” while another said that nothing that Johnson does surprises him anymore.
The next headline they spoke of was in early April, although the event took place in 2011, in which Corbyn defended an Israeli-Arab heate [sic] preacher named Raed Salah when he was deported from the UK. He said that Western governments should stand up to “the Zionist lobby” when defending the man who had previously suggested that Jews used the blood of European children to make holy bread, and who had been arrested previously for channeling money to Hamas.
Every protester interviewed said that anyone who supports such a person should not be voted in for Parliament. One protester said, “Had that been in the Labour Party, they would have been expected to resign or make a public statement and resign.”
After these comments, the presenter revealed to the protesters that the events were about Corbyn.
“I don’t know much about it, but the Jews have got a lot of money and a lot of power, haven’t they?” said one protester in response. “They do manipulate things. Power is money.”
“Does it concern you that 50% of British Jews are considering leaving the country?” the presenter asked.
One protester said that “the Jews are always coming up with this stuff.”
“Where are they going to go, to Palestine?” another asked in response. “Why are they scared of [Jeremy Corbyn,] because they’ve got all these offshore accounts and they don’t want to pay any tax?”
The presenter asked them if they still believe that Corbyn should be allowed in Parliament.
One woman openly changed her mind, saying, “No, I don’t, to be honest.” Another protester said that he does not believe that Corbyn is “strong enough.”
Other protesters stuck their ground, such as one who said, “I still think you should vote Labour,” and another who told the presenter that he does not approve of the trick used to produce the video.
Corbyn apologized on Tuesday for the antisemitism in his party on Tuesday after a television host prompted him several times to “just say sorry.”
According to a YouGov poll commissioned by the Campaign Against Antisemitism, 67% of British adults who support Corbyn “hold at least one antisemitic view.”
On another day of What The Fuck, Book Twitter: Christine Feehan has filed a trademark for the word DARK.
Also for the words:
My can’t even cannot even. Did NOBODY tell her about #cockygate? (Click that link for the full story on #cockygate). I thought Feehan was (relatively) sane and grounded, for a big-name author. Apparently not - either that or her publisher is making the MOTHER of awful moves in her name. I mean, it’s not like it’s just indie authors who use those words in their series titles. Stephen King, Philip Pullman, Nora Roberts… you do NOT want to wake that kraken, Ms. Feehan. Time to step the fuck off that landmine.
All of these books are queer, but they all have back blurbs that don’t say they’re queer. While this can be a pain if I’m scouting for queer SFF, it can come in handy for people in a situation where they don’t want to be reading queer books openly.
Please do note that I don’t have hard copies of the books on hand so it’s possible that an author quote or something mentions one being queer (I feel like this isn’t super likely, but I don’t want to rule it out). Some might also have author biographies mentioning that the author is queer. Also, some may be shelved as LGBT on Goodreads or categorized as queer on Amazon. So if you’re planning on asking for any of these as holiday gifts, I would suggest going to the Amazon page or where ever your relative is likely to buy it from and double check that it’s something you’d be comfortable with sharing openly.
I wish I had more pansexual books, but the ones I know of tend to mention queerness in the back description.
With the exception of The Spy with the Red Balloon, these are all books I have read or are currently reading. If you want to recommend others, feel free to do so in the replies!
Links to the queer books database (or Goodreads if the book hasn’t been added yet) are available below the cut. You can find information on content warnings there.
I want one.
thought that said angels, which is objectively cooler
This post went from cyberpunk dystopia to fantasy revolution real quick
Holy shit take a look at some of the other things on that page that people have made. If the face bedazzling, the specific clothing patterns, the projector that gives you multifaces (like that one keanu reeves movie), or the other crazy masks aren’t a sign of a growing cyberpunk distopia era I don’t know what is.
I wish we didn’t have to live in any dystopian future but I would rather us slowly grow into a cyberpunk one rather than the shitty one we currently have…
Do you realize how important this is though?! Like, the society-wide social upheaval happening in Sudan, Hong Kong, Lebanon, and Iraq will happen in the US. Not ‘might’ - WILL. And all of us will have to make a choice between sitting out or risking our lives against our government. These designers are giving current and future protestors the protections necessary to fight for their rights without governments annihilating their families and their lives and that’s amazing.
Yes it’s dystopic. Reality is too - suck it up. And let’s take these tools and get to fucking protesting
Michigan’s second-highest court has dealt a legal blow to Nestlé’s Ice Mountain water brand, ruling that the company’s commercial water-bottling operation is “not an essential public service” or a public water supply.
The court of appeals ruling is a victory for Osceola township, a small mid-Michigan town that blocked Nestlé from building a pumping station that doesn’t comply with its zoning laws. But the case could also throw a wrench in Nestlé’s attempts to privatize water around the country.