Tell a Republican that the badger is endangered and needs a home. They’ll call open hunting season on badgers!
we were taught about how David and Jonathan were ~best bros~
when this was
not the case
The tl;dr version for those too lazy to read: GAY PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE! ON THE GOOD GUY’S SIDE!
This actually exists. I just went to WebMD and saw it for myself.
Pretty sure I would already know if I had been affected by cannibals in Papua New Guinea. But then again, let’s continue on with the diagnosis:
Kuru is like Mad Cow Disease for humans, contracted when eating the brain of the dead person. So I guess maybe you could have not thought through the consequences of partaking in that little ritual on your package holiday.
Or, you know, if you think you’ve been a cannibal (or cannibalized for that matter), you may need to cut back on the cocaine.
Not sure how to feel about the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki.
I think that, assuming he is guilty of what he is accused of, I can’t argue with killing him.
But at the same time, we’re now assassinating our own U.S. citizens without a trial. That scares the hell out of me.
But he may have been really an evil son of a bitch.
May have been. Probably was. But still, no trial. Even in his absence.
Besides, I’ve been called evil by other Americans before, because I didn’t believe what they believe.
I hate using a Slippery Slope argument, but that’s the way my mind works when I read that we killed one of our own without a trial. Right after we killed another American who had the witnesses against him in a murder trial later say that they lied, and name someone else who had confessed.
Perhaps we are too bloodthirsty.
Well, George is out right off the bat because he’ll just spend the entire time saying “I told you so.”
Ernie (you don’t mind me being informal, do you?) would probably not allow me to forget that no matter how many times you stab the shark, another one is waiting to take its place. And even when you do fight your way back to shore, all that you worked for is only the bones of what it once was. Impressive, maybe, but was it really worth the fight?
John isn’t much better; he would probably drone on and on about banks while I say “I know, I’m with you on that, but what about that rabbits? I just want you to tell me about the rabbits, John!”
But at least, with Steinbeck, a guy can dream. Even when things are going to hell, he’ll still let you think of what might be. So John, this imaginary beer is for you.
I ain’t sayin she a gold digger but she did move west to california in 1849.
I don’t understand why this is not getting more attention. Media blackout, yes, but with Facebook “sharing” and Twitter and everything, why does everyone still think it’s some sort of hipster/hippie movement that will amount to nothing?
I was talking with my ex about this (don’t get me started) and apparently I’ve been mulling over this so much over the last couple of days that everything in our pseudo-conversation just came out in a stream-of-consciousness-style rambling. And so it shall stay:
- I’m excited about this. This could be a revolution if we let it become one. It doesn’t have to stay small and it doesn’t have to stay relegated to the indie hippy population or war veterans trying to relive their heyday.
- Remember the Savings and Loans scandal in the 80s? Neither do I. Fuck, I wasn’t even in the double-digits in age yet, but that’s what school and sarcastic professors and criminology classes are for, right? Banks have pulled financial bullshit moves before, people have grumbled, things have settled, and now things are cycling back.
- Where is the outrage? The things that we DO see, that we DO read about in the papers, the upcoming depression, executives paying themselves hefty bonuses at the expense of their dividend holder…we grumble about, we even throw up our hands in the universal WTF-is-going-on gesture, but we still don’t do anything.
- What are our options? Where are our leaders? Where are our resources? It’s NOT the bankers, it’s NOT the newspapers, it’s NOT the government—they have their interests, they have their “spin rooms,” they have lobbies.
- It’s normal for people to feel powerless. Our thoughts are scattered, and all we are aware of is this general “dislike” and “unrest” of things going on in the economy, the rich getting richer, the poor becoming a majority. We need REAL leaders right now. People who can offer real solutions and can organize our scattered thoughts and actions into something more unified and productive.
- This is a cry for help.