reblog if you’re an asshole
Jacob Lion Edwin Blain Christen
"A plea: If you are reading this, and you are struggling, please don’t give up. Whoever you are. Don’t give up. Keep reaching out. Keep asking for help. Please? I’m so happy you’re still here. I’m so glad I’m still here. Let’s all keep it that way, okay? Please. Let’s all do everything we can to make it to the next sunrise, and the one after, and the one after that. Hang in there, god dammit. No feeling is final. Shit washes off. And life is beautiful. So fucking hold on."
"The Supreme Court decision was doubly unfortunate, because Republican states tend to be poorer than average and contain a disproportionate number of potential beneficiaries who are losing out. Obamacare, by virtue of distributing benefits downward, was aimed at those very people; it never occurred to the law’s architects that the vagaries of politics and law might give states a way out, and so they didn’t design a backup coverage mechanism."
Check out these 21 Very Real And Totally Not Made Up Joe Biden Quotes.
Very relevant to my interests.
"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other involves orcs."
John Rogers (via barrier-trio)
"RE: Chik-Fil-A controversy
I have never felt so alien in my own country as I did today while covering the restaurant’s supporters. The level of hatred, unfounded fear and misinformed people was astoundingly sad. I can’t even print some of the things people said."
|R- Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.|
|D- Yes, but guns make it very easy to kill people in large quantities. He would not have been able to stab 71 people.|
|R- Stop trying to politicize this tragedy! What we need are not fewer guns, but more guns. If only someone else in that theatre had had a gun, they would have been able to stop him in his tracks.|
|D- Yes. Nothing could go wrong with crossfire in a dark theatre. This is absurd. There is a clear lesson here, and we need to do something about the ease with which people get firearms.|
|R- There’s no lesson to be learned, the guy was crazy. You can’t stop every crazy person.|
|D- We could try to make it harder for crazy people to walk around with a shotgun, a rifle, two handguns, and gas cannisters.|
|R- I knew Obama and you liberals were coming for our guns. Second Amendment!|
|John:||And after 48 hours, the topic will die down as me move on to the next scandal/tragedy du jour, and then we can have this same exact conversation again the next time someone murders a dozen people with a gun.|
"The Republican Party couldn’t have done more to discredit itself from 2000-2008 if it had tried. Two wars lost, an economy crushed, a surplus squandered and an entire city drowned, and yet nothing really changed at the core of the country’s politics. The nation elected a Yankee African-American named Hussein, replete with a professorial and community organizing background. And still nothing changed: Barack Obama might as well have been playing out Bill Clinton’s 3rd term. The Republicans stormed back into office with one of the biggest midterm landslides in history. No change. Americans started occupying the streets in protest of record income inequality. Still nothing. And then Republicans nominated Gordon Gekko himself as their candidate for President, and still the Presidency hangs on the edge of a knife so sharp we might as well be living back in days of hanging chad recounts."