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Insert boring description: I'm a thirty-something wife and mother who married the guy I met my first year of college. Hey, he asked me to go look at the stars our first date- How could I NOT fall for him? I'm a former high school teacher taking a break to raise my two young sons and hope that NCLB will have been repealed by the time I go back to my career :P I majored in English Literature and Art History so I'm impossible to watch films or go to the museum with.

I blog political stuff and I'm an unapologetic liberal. There's stuff here critical of Autism Speaks and I was diagnosed with autism back in high school, so I'm not the most socially adept person at all. I also have ADD so way too short attention span and good thing I read fast :P

I've been involved in various television and anime fandoms since college, when doing so meant posting on a list serv or attending conventions with packs of blank VHS tapes and a VCR. I've dabbled in fanfiction and fanart, especially slash in many fandoms using many usernames over the years, but I'm actually not very good at either and I have MUCH more fun viewing the amazing works other fans create.

I'm socially and politically liberal, ELCA Christian and I've lived in Texas my entire life. We do exist I swear...and I accept no responsibility for that damn Bush or Perry.

So the next time you see a harried middle aged southern woman in jeans and a ponytail herding kids through a store, just remember it could be me :P

I really don't get the whole Tumblr thing so I treat it like a shortened Livejournal really, since I've had one of those for the past decade or so.
oh-snap-pro-choice:

the-evil-conservative:

prolife-ruinslives:

I came across this picture and I love it. 

The only way for those people on the right to advance in life is through their own effort, and conservative economic policies create the optimal environment for that to happen. Liberals must not care about people considering they prefer a restricted economy and an excessive tax burden.

You hear that, folks? Starving homeless kids just need to let themselves be exploited in sweatshops!
Bootstraps and such!
- Jane




EMPATHY?! EMPATHY?! THATS FOR FOETUSES
-Ash

oh-snap-pro-choice:

the-evil-conservative:

prolife-ruinslives:

I came across this picture and I love it.

The only way for those people on the right to advance in life is through their own effort, and conservative economic policies create the optimal environment for that to happen. Liberals must not care about people considering they prefer a restricted economy and an excessive tax burden.

You hear that, folks? Starving homeless kids just need to let themselves be exploited in sweatshops!

Bootstraps and such!

- Jane

EMPATHY?! EMPATHY?! THATS FOR FOETUSES -Ash
9 hours ago
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Apparently, We Need To Remind People That Pro-Choice Women Are Allowed To Have Babies

cryism:

omg i’m just face palming 

17 hours ago
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arthurdentistry:

werecarrot:

abortion won’t stop because you made it nearly impossible to have clinical support

LGBT people won’t stop loving each other because you banned marriage equality

sex won’t stop because of your abstinence only education programs

LIFE WON’T STOP BECAUSE YOU DEEMED IT IMMORAL IT WILL JUST BECOME MORE RISKY

"If evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve."-Jellos Biafra

(Source: werebohen, via rags2weeds)

9 hours ago
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First let’s be clear about this.

“Unemployment” does not refer to people too lazy to work or to the losers who have failed to secure an available job.

What unemployment means is that there are no available jobs. It means that X number of people are being denied work. The unemployed are not those who refuse work, or who do not seek work, or even those with poor “job-seeking” skills. The unemployed are that percentage of the population whose right to earn a living is being denied to them. The 7 percent or so unemployment rate we have had in the years following the crisis year of the Great Recession refers to the percentage of the work-force for which no jobs exist to seek, to find or to fill.

This is why the better measure of unemployment is the ratio of job-seekers to job openings. That ratio has not sunk below 3 to 1 since the Great Recession. That means that if in a single miraculous instant, every mismatch of geography, skill-set and pay-scale were met and every job opening were filled at once, then two-thirds of our unemployed would remain unemployed. And at that point there would be no reason for any of them to send out résumés, brush up on their interview skills, or do any of that other victim-blaming make-work we expect them to do, unpaid, until such time as someone deigns to allow them to earn a living again.

I prefer that ratio as a measurement of unemployment because it proves — proves — that all of the moralizing lectures levied at the unemployed are cruel and absurd.

Unemployment is ‘evil,’ the ‘opposite of just’ and ‘a real social disaster’

Everyone must read this.

(via brutereason)

This this this.

The way society treats unemployment is like bringing 10 hungry people together, putting out 2 apples and waiting to see what hapens. Then, after the two people fastests/strongest/closest to the apples have eaten, they turn on the other 8 and ask “Why haven’t you eaten?”, “Are you too lazy to eat?”, “Do you enjoy being hungry?”, “I’m sure you could have gotten that apple if you had tried harder”. Conveniently forgetting that there wasn’t enough food made available in the first place.

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12 hours ago
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