"Yes, a liberal Republican. What happened to them? They got run out of your party. What did liberals do that was so offensive to the Republican party? I’ll tell you what they did. Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. Liberals created social security and lifted millions of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act. What did Conservatives do? They opposed every one of those programs. Every one. So when you try to hurl the word ‘liberal’ at my feet, as if it were dirty, something to run away from, something that I should be ashamed of, it won’t work, Senator, because I will pick up that label and wear it as a badge of honor."
-Santos, Previously on the West Wing, s7 e7, written by my man Lawrence O’Donnell of the Last Word on MSBNC
“Veganism is not about vegans. Vegans are people with all sorts of good and bad points. But that says nothing about veganism. Vegans are often the messengers of veganism, but don’t confuse the two. Veganism is the understanding that animals value their own lives and bodies, that animals have an interest in continuing their existence and avoiding suffering and that animals have the right to be treated with respect and justice and not to be treated as property. The logic of veganism stands independent of any individual vegan person.”—Greg McFarlane (via animalconnectiontx)
“Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once?”—Henry David Thoreau (via antigovernmentextremist)
Whenever I hear an ex is dating sometime new I get a little sad. I’m happy for them, but sad for me. I’m afraid the strength of my convictions make it near impossible to find someone I’d be compatible with in the long term.
Then I eat some candy, masturbate, and take a nap.
Yes I certainly did, difference being when someone showed me what I was contributing to, told me that doing so was immoral and explained why the way I viewed non human animals was bigoted, I didn’t cry like a baby, throw a shit fit and bend over backwards trying to justify my actions. I just apologized for my ignorance and changed my lifestyle accordingly. You know, like an adult.
“The Government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government.”—
“If a woman didn’t want to have sex, though, abortion suddenly becomes okay. Most states and nations with laws restricting abortion to the point of a ban make exceptions for rape and incest. Any qualms about the feelings of the nugget of cells forming in the uterus are instantly, magically less important than a woman’s autonomy if she was raped or subjected to incest, because a woman who didn’t really, truly want to have sex is a good woman and shouldn’t be punished for it, whereas bad women who consent to sex, who might even actually enjoy it, deserve to suffer the consequences.”—
Stop telling me that Hobby Lobby still covers the pill. I know they do. I also know they don’t cover IUD and Plan B because they say Plan B is abortion. Check this shit: it’s not. It’s the same drug as the good ol’ fashioned, wholesome, pill.
There is a difference between “moral objection” and “religious objection”. When you invoke religion you can ignore the fact that you are okay with supplying one pill but not the other when both do the same thing.
Next time I need paint to huff I’m going to Michael’s.
“Political debate is only considered optional by those so obliviously content with the privileges afforded them by the status quo as to not understand how any further social change could constitute an improvement, on the basis that it either fails to benefit them directly or appears to diminish their power.”—Foz Meadows, The Problem of Toni Weisskopf (via fozmeadows)
Reblogging every time a friend asks me for information on veganism. So let’s celebrate another person finally questioning. (And I can find it easier next time. hah) To quote my friend “thank you for dropping some knoweldge bombs on my ass”.
When I first started helping my mom with computer issues she would say, “hold on, let me write this down.” Since then we’ve Skyped, she texts me when she wants another show put in her Dropbox (which she watches on her computer hooked up to her TV like a boss), and yesterday she emailed me her resume so I could convert it to pdf. The email read: “make this pdf? i can’t do computer.”