this is the 2nd time i’m reblogging this today because i laughed just as hard as i did the 1st time i saw it
I’m taking a bunch of surveys today, and in one of them I was presented with several pairs of statements, and I have to choose the one that best describes me.
For this one, I really wish I could have answered “both equally.”
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God is like Robert Pattinson: It’s not the person you have a problem with; it’s the fan club that freaks you out. —
Anurag Sahay (via really-shit)
this is the best analogy I’ve ever heard
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Oh my gosh.
Do you ever have one of those moments when you realize how much time you spend on tumblr? And then you realize that you’re not online any more than you used to be, it’s just that there was a time when tumblr wasn’t one of your hangouts?
I sometimes get to thinking about this, and I would wonder what it was that I used to do to use up all that time (in my case this actually means before twitter, because I used to be on twitter all the time when I used to think I was funny, playing the “how many stars can my tweets get” game, then I came to tumblr because it’s nice for a long-winded person such as myself to not have to edit what I want to say in order for it to fit into a 140-character tweet).
For the first time, I actually remembered where it was I spent my time.
I definitely traded up.
And every day at school, he would get a free lunch from a government program. He told Eloise he didn’t want a free lunch. He wanted his own lunch. One in a brown paper bag, just like the other kids.
He wanted one, he said, because he knew a kid with a brown paper bag had someone who cared for him. This is what the Left does not understand. —
Paul Ryan shames kids from low-income families who get free lunches.by suggesting that their families don’t care for them.
And the right-wing media is ready to back him up.
So is Paul Ryan saying that the Left doesn’t understand that money = love? That if someone is poor enough to need help, that means that they don’t love their kids? Is that what I’m supposed to understand?
Seriously, fuck Paul Ryan. I really hope he is the Republican candidate in 2016, because it will make it SO EASY to rally people to vote against him who otherwise wouldn’t bother to vote at all.
Bonus: The brown bag story isn’t even true. Paul Ryan is already adopting Mitt Romney’s “lie early, lie often” campaign strategy.
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It comes up every time the subject of welfare, SNAP (aka Food Stamps), or affordable health care comes up. Someone gets themselves all wound up and lets you know that THEY paid for those benefits, and they aren’t happy about it!
Do these same people stand alongside public highways, parks, schools, fire stations, and police officers and yell about how they paid for those too?
No, they don’t.
Because they use all of those things, or at least can imagine a scenario where they would. They can see why having a fire department is a good idea, even if they’ve never had a house burn down. They drive on the roads. They take their kids to the park.
For some people, that sense of superiority doesn’t kick in until they actually see their tax dollars help someone other than themselves. As soon as they see that, they go ballistic, and I’ll never understand why.
They certainly don’t give two shits about all the tax dollars that have gone to kill innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. They don’t raise a ruckus over military contracts like those that pay for planes that will never be used. It’s only when money is used to help our fellow humans that these people get upset.
The only explanation I can come up with is that these people are inherently evil.
plot twist: humanity learns from its history
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Frequently and largely out of context.
Shut down Olga’s Dog Spa, North Carolina!
We have collected 14.275 signatures. This petition’s target is 30.000 signatures!
Read more: http://www.yousign.org/en/dog-spa#ixzz2vBz4SIy6
The incident happened at Olga’s Dog Spa, Wilmington, North Carolina. I am sure that the owner trusted his dog he would be properly looked after. Instead, he essentially paid for his dog to be hung from the ceiling while the person responsible for his well being smirked and grinned.
You can see that the dog is terrified and just wants to go home to his owner.
Given the way dogs are treated there, we believe this North Carolina dog spa must be shut down as soon as possible. It is clear that the people paid to care for the dogs don’t love animals!
Please Sign and Share the petition to spread the word about this business!
Read more: http://www.yousign.org/en/dog-spa#ixzz2vByv1ddO
In case anyone actually wants to know the story behind the photo, it’s here.
The employee who did this (five years ago) was reprimanded on the spot for hanging up the dog, and has since been fired. It was that very employee who posted this picture because of a desire to get revenge for being fired.
The owner of the Dog Spa is retiring at the end of this month, and calls the whole situation “horrifying.”
The incident is also being investigated by Animal Control and the Sheriff’s office.
If you still want to sign the petition after knowing the rest of the story, go right ahead. It’s your right. But I wouldn’t have felt right letting this go without at least adding some context.
Everyone keeps telling me “everything happens for a reason.” But maybe sometimes, it doesn’t. Maybe sometimes, things just happen. And you’re left standing there trying to sort everything out because you had it under control, and then suddenly you don’t anymore. Sometimes the world just shifts under your feet for no apparent reason, and you’re left to pick up the wreckage. You don’t know where it came from, but there it is. Sometimes you don’t get the luxury of reason. Sometimes things just happen to you, and you’ll never know why. — (via breanaevangaline)
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… there is not now a bigger fake in national politics than Paul Ryan, who went to high school and college on my dime — You’re welcome, dickhead. — who’s never had a real adult job outside of government and/or wingnut welfare, and who nonetheless believes that government money blunts the work ethic of everybody except him. — Charles Pierce, Esquire (via liberalsarecool)