"People think of drugs causing violence, but...
leftish: Just as the enormous mob and gang related activity surrounding Alcohol Prohibition evaporated when alcohol was made legal.” ~ Michelle Alexander, Ohio State University
The Euro will turn 10 years old Jan. 1, 2012. →
Schools marred by testing scandals in 2011 →
By the time it’s over, 2011 may well go down as the Year of the Test Scandal. From Waterbury to Atlanta to Asbury Park, N.J., public schools came under fire this year from media and public officials after investigations found evidence of test tampering by educators. The revelations came as schools, nearly a decade into the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) era of test-based accountability,...
Partying on New Year's Eve?
brittany-carel: Don’t drink and drive-and don’t ride with anybody who does. Tipsy Tow offered by AAA: you don’t have to be a AAA member, from 6pm-6am on New Years Eve/day, they will take your drunk self and your car home for FREE. Save this number… 1-800-222-4357. Please reblog this if you don’t mind.
After year of scandal, little has changed in... →
The worst year in the history of college sports is coming to an end Saturday, not that it’s cause for much celebration because, for all we know, next year could be worse.
Apocalypse Not Now: 2012 Doomsday Predictions... →
On Dec. 21, 2012, many doomsday believers fear the apocalypse — anything from a rogue planet smashing into us to our world spinning end over end. However, the world should expect nothing more next year than the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, NASA says. Many people point to the end of the Mayan Long Count calendar on Dec. 21, 2012 as evidence of the coming apocalypse, but...
Eagles players would not know how to deal with a... →
“Which Phillies and Eagles are gay?” is the provocative, if somewhat misleading, headline on a story in Philadelphia magazine by Robert Huber. The story does not play a guessing game (though it does mention a bisexual Phillies player) but simply asks the question of Eagles players, along with some from the Flyers, about whether they could accept a gay teammate.
Musings of the Exiled Sage: Things I Love About... →
sageoflogic: No Pope letting child molesters get away with it toting himself as my “moral authority” I get to fuck any consenting adult I want to I get to eat whatever the fuck my stomach can handle that I can afford whenever the fuck I want I don’t have to feel guilty for doing things that aren’t…
I give you the 2012 Republican Presidential...
Michele Bachmann: "Don’t misunderstand. I am not here bashing people who are homosexuals, who are lesbians, who are bisexual, who are transgender. We need to have profound compassion for people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life and sexual identity disorders.” (2004)
Ron Paul: "The rate of AIDS infection is on the increase again. From the gay point of view, the reasons seem quite sensible. First, these men don't really see a reason to live past their fifties. They are not married, they have no children, and their lives are centered on new sexual partners... because sex is the center of their lives, they want it to be as pleasurable as possible, which means unprotected sex. Third, they enjoy the attention & pity that comes with being sick." (1995 in a newsletter)
Rick Perry: "I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Christian, but you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school. " (2011 in a campaign ad)
Mitt Romney: "I should tell my story. I'm also unemployed." (2011 while speaking to unemployed people in Florida. Romney's net worth is over $200 million.)
Newt Gingrich: "She's not young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of the President. And besides, she has cancer." (1994, about his first wife)
Rick Santorum: "Is anyone saying same-sex couples can’t love each other? I love my children. I love my friends, my brother. Heck, I even love my mother-in-law. Should we call these relationships marriage, too?" (2008)
Michele Bachmann: "Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn't even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas." (2009 during a debate)
Mitt Romney: "PETA is not happy that my dog likes fresh air." (2006, when questioned about driving 12 hours with his dog in a cage strapped to the top of his car)
Musings of the Exiled Sage: cripsmcgee: Sex(y) TMI... →
cripsmcgee: Sex(y) TMI Tuesday. Do it. somethingyouforgotxx: What is something you have always wanted to try sexually? What is something you have never done in bed before? What time of day do you like to have sex? What do you absolutely need to see to turn you on? How long can…
Under SOPA, websites can be blacklisted and removed from the Internet if they...– Alicia Eler, ReadWriteWeb. How SOPA Would Kill Art & Creativity Online. In related news: Technology Review argues that antipiracy legislation such as SOPA and PIPA will weaken Internet security. Ars Technica writes that conservatives are beginning to line up against SOPA. GoDaddy is still...
nonplussedbyreligion: The Dumbest Republican... →
nonplussedbyreligion: This list could go on forever given the year GOP has had, but these are pretty good. ~ Kim Sarah Palin misreading the purpose of Paul Revere’s midnight ride. June 3, 2011 Rick Perry on the three government agencies he’d cut if elected. November 9, 2011 Michele Bachmann on…
""This is the civil rights struggle that will... →
motherjones: Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), explaining his support for the Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, which would ban abortion based solely on the race or gender of the fetus. Yes, this is a real bill. The Fuck?!?!?
Of course I believe in free enterprise but in my system of free enterprise, the...– Harry S. Truman (via sotearchann)
Packers made $62 million off stock shares, will... →
Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy says support for the sale has been “outstanding.” The NFL’s only publicly owned team is selling shares for $250 each, with a $25 handling fee, which means the team has raised about $62 million. Proceeds will go toward a $143 million expansion of Lambeau Field.
Home In A While
I’ll be at home soon. If anyone wants to talk to me: Skype: Jaison9687 Yahoo: Jaison9687 AIM: Jaison96 Windows Live/MSN: Jaison96 Playstation Network ID: Jaison9687 May play Call of Duty later.
Musings of the Exiled Sage: Don't do yoga in the... →
neotheist: The former Chief Exorcist of the Vatican said practicing yoga is satanic. Father Gabriele went on to say it leads to Hinduism and “all eastern religions are based on false belief in reincarnation.” He believes reciting fiction and waving a miniature two thousand year-old torture…
nonplussedbyreligion: Sorry atheist and other... →
religiousragings: nonplussedbyreligion: I love my family. I don’t get along with them most of the time, and there are thousands of miles that separate me from the closest one, but good or bad they’re still mine. For Christmas, apart from the cards, only one person posted a religious…
The Justice Department just laid the smack down on... →
foulmouthedliberty: shortformblog: Voter ID laws tend to have a chilling effect on low-income and minority voters in particular. South Carolina has to go through the Justice Department for approval on laws related to voters because they’ve done a poor job in the past of protecting the rights of black voters. Separation of powers FTW! Properly functioning checks & balances = a civics...