“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”
Sara: College class of 2012 (English major, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor), looking for work/applying to grad school, writer, clarinetist.
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I’m really impressed that I recovered enough to say “Thank you, sir” while urine was running down my leg.
This is the last thing I’ll reblog on the topic. Is a lie.
OH. MY. GOD.
I wish I hadn’t been commuting during this, I’m so bummed I missed it!
President Barack Obama high-fiving children who sent him letters urging action to stop gun violence in America.
“My favorite story out of this is Malia, when she was 4, she had a little dance thing. Well, Michelle was gone that weekend so I’m taking her to ballet. And I get her in her little leotard and her little stuff. I did her hair, put it in a little bun.
We get to the dance studio and one of the mothers there right away comes up to Malia – she thinks she’s out of earshot of me and she says, ‘Sweetie, do you want me to redo your hair?’ And Malia who she’s 4 says, ‘Yes please, this is a disaster’ you know, she didn’t want to hurt daddy’s feelings.”
Listening to the President’s address about the elementary school shooting in Connecticut.
His eyes are red and he had to pause a few times to compose himself, and I just…
Props to Michelle.
Did this Kristen person miss this, or something? Because I think it’s the kind of stuff she might take issue with, just a hunch:
President Barack Obama openly weeping as he talks to his campaign volunteers [x]
He’s like the most adorably proud dad, oh my god.
Obama mentions his wife in his victory speech: “…The woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago”
Romney mentions his wife in his concession speech: “… The woman I chose to marry”
It’s amazing how someone’s views on equality can come out in one simple sentence
What’s interesting to me about this is that while I have no doubt that Ann Romney decided to marry Mitt (although heaven knows why), from her husband’s point of view, from the way he talks about it, her agency just isn’t relevant. It’s all about him, and the fact that she must have been part of the decision to get married, he just leaves out completely.
It’s also just less of a compliment: Barack Obama is pointing out how lucky he feels that someone as wonderful as Michelle would want to marry him, whereas Romney is basically both somewhat complimenting Ann but also patting himself on the back for being so smart about who he wanted to marry.
YES YES YES!
Knocking on wood so much right now, but:
Reblogging to add:
Knocking on wood so much right now, but:
and I feel so incredibly insulted and appalled.
It was call from some PAC or other that was targeted to Latinos.
As a side note, that in itself is pretty interesting, given my family. See way below for more info.*
The voicemail was full of extremist lies. Not extreme rhetoric or extreme views, but outright lies.
Some highlights and my takedowns:
1. Accusing Obama with having something to do with spiriting thirteen-year-olds off to have secret abortions.
Yeah, no. This is some weird, wild fantasy. Here’s a map showing the rules for minors seeking abortions in the United States:So in most states, this is completely impossible: people could bring teenagers to clinics all they wanted, but they wouldn’t be able to obtain abortion services for them without some parent involvement.Secondly, even in the states that do not require parent involvement, the presumably small number of thirteen-year-olds seeking abortions (for example, since 61% of people seeking abortions already have one or more children, it doesn’t seem likely that many of them are so young), the ridiculous logistics that would be involved in secretly taking them to abortion clinics, and the fact that kidnapping is illegal, just to start with, already make this story absolutely ridiculous.All in all, it’s a bizarre fabrication.
Hmm, which policies hurt women? (Info comes form here.)
- The educations improvements, like improvements to Head Start, and the Race to the Top high school programs, which benefit girls (and all children, really)?
- The Opportunity Tax Credit and the continued distribution of Pell Grants, which help with going to college?
- Young women being able to stay on their parents’ health insurance until they’re 26?
- The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which makes it possible to fight for equal pay?
- The fact that President Obama capped income-based federal student loan payments and kept interest rates low, which makes it much more manageable and far less crippling to pay back student loans?
- The fact that health insurance must now cover birth control and preventive care, adding up to an incredible amount of direct savings over a lifetime, and making it more possible for women to control their reproductive health, and therefore to plan their lives?
- The fact that healthcare reform bolsters maternal and prenatal care for women who do choose to have children?
- The fact that Obama would preserve Medicare and Social Security benefits, programs which have been instrumental in lowering the poverty rate among seniors (including, of course, older women)?And which ones kill babies?
- …yeah, I can’t think of anything to put here, even jokingly, since terminating a pregnancy does not, in fact, have anything to do with killing babies, since babies are what you have upon giving birth.
- Unless they’re accusing the president of raiding hospital nurseries with a dagger in hand? In which case…yeah, no, still not true.
Reasons why this pisses me off:
- Ah yes, all Latinos are ultra-traditional. Which is why most tend to vote Democratic.
- Ah yes, faith = voting Republican.
- Ah yes, all Latinos are the same.
- Ah yes, we can feed Latinos idiotic, wild lies, and of course those gullible, ignorant slobs will believe it, and vote like we want!
This sums up how I feel about a certain percentage of U.S. voters. If you agree, please share. Maybe it’ll motivate some people?