“North Carolina Republican Rep. Patrick McHenry disagrees. His Charlotte-area district is home to half the NASCAR teams. His Twitter avatar last week was the No. 3 logo in memory of legendary driver Dale Earnhardt, who was killed in a crash at the Daytona 500 in 2001. McHenry spoke against McCollum’s amendment a week ago on the House floor and said in an interview this week that her goal didn’t seem to be about saving money. He pointed out that her two goals — killing the raceway tax breaks and banning driver sponsorships — are aimed at the same sport. “She may believe that none of her constituents watch NASCAR, but they do,” McHenry said this week. “This shows that she is on the warpath against NASCAR. This is more about her disdain for NASCAR than it really is about saving taxpayers’ money.”—
so i first registered for itunes in middle school, when i had some e-mail address that i had for like 2 seconds and quickly forgot about. anyway, for years i have been having trouble accessing my itunes accounts sometimes when i’d forget what the password had been and since i no longer knew the password to that old e-mail account i was screwed. well i was trying to set shit up on my phone and i HAD to access this e-mail account. i went to yahoo (which is where the e-mail address was apparently) and tried to log on. it said the account no longer existed. SOO i re-registered for the same incredibly lame e-mail address i signed up for in middle school. SO, now i have access to the account and can finally change things after only like what 7 years? lol….
i’m pro doing what you want to do. as far as weed goes, i think fairly obviously i would say legalize the shit out of it. i think weed is great. i’m not as big of a fan of alcohol, but that’s mostly just because alcoholism runs in my family. not in my immediate family, but still. i do drink, but not often. other drugs are more of a case by case situation. do i think it’s okay to snort a line of coke at a party? yeah i do. do i think it’s okay to snort coke by yourself in a bathroom? not really.
i’ve had a problem with some habitual use of some stuff in the past, but that’s done now. (in high school) for the most part i guess you could say i’m fine with experimenting with whatever, but just keep it cool and not habitual. also- probably try to stay away from heroin, crack, and meth. those are bad news. even during the time in my life of crazy “i’ll do whatever you put in front of me!” days, i would never touch those three. no judgement if you do, i just think for me that’s a bad idea. i have a super addictive personality and i fall into habits at the drop of a hat.
i’m possibly going to get an iphone tomorrow. i’ve saved up and now it’s time to choose between an iphone or an ipod touch. i’m going to be spending the same amount on the actual product, since the iphone is the same price as the same sized ipod touch. the only data plan they offer is unlimited for 29.99 a month. my dad get’s a 20% discount on the data plan for the main line (which lucky happens to be my line), so it will end up being about 23~24 dollars (american) for the data plan each month. do i want to pay that? idk. that’s the problem. i do, but i also don’t. i think it would be way awesome, and it would save me from having to bring my computer to school just so i can read my kindle version books (which i read on my mac), and watch movies during my breaks. plus, just checking e-mail and general things like that.
i really want to do it, and i can afford 24 dollars a month, but when i think of it as 300 a year that’s when i go hmmmm idkkkk. i could use 300 a year, and 600 over two years. i have school loans, and life.
i think i’m leaning towards a yes and just trying to buy less pot, because honestly nothing seems like any money at all when i think about how much money i spend on weed.
On Friday, February 18th the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass a Republican-backed amendment to H.R. 1 that will strip Planned Parenthood from all federal funding.
These funds pay for services such as cancer screenings, breast exams, STD testing and birth control. They are never used to pay for abortion.
Help fund Planned Parenthood AND send a strong message that this attack on women’s health is unacceptable- donate $5 to Planned Parenthood in Speaker of the House John Boehner’s name.
To donate, go here and click on “Honorary Giving.”https://secure.ppaction.or g/site/SPageServer?pagename=pp_ppol_DonationFormHonoraryGiving
In the space where it says “Send Acknowledgments to” put in John Boehner’s contact information. It is available on his website (http://johnboehner.house.gov/Contact/) or you can just enter his Washington D.C. address:
John Boehner 1011 Longworth H.O.B. Washington, DC 20515
You can donate as little as $5, or as much as you want! For every person who does this, John Boehner will get a card saying a gift has been made to Planned Parenthood in his name.
Spread the word! Let’s make this huge!
This idea was shamelessly stolen from a 2008 campaign to donate money to Planned Parenthood in Sarah Palin’s name. Thanks for the great idea!
of transcribing this interview i did for my adult development and aging project. i recorded it with garageband, and now i’m having to go back and type everything out. boring boring boring. it was a fairly interesting interview, but i was already there for it, i don’t want to listen to it a second time, and the there are the times i have to go back and listen to sections 3 or 4 times to get it typed. boo hoo. also supposed to do: -read a chapter for physics. -write 2 2-3 page papers for the take home part of the adult development and aging exam. -read an outrageous amount of handouts for my social work with families class.
shoulldaa done more work this weekend. only managed to read and take notes for my human sexuality class. woops.
NJ union workers are going to have a demonstration in front of the NJ statehouse on friday at 12:00 pm. Not only is this an act of solidarity but if you’ve been following NJ news, you know how hard Chris Cristie is coming down on teachers and how his cuts are really effecting some of the most deprived school districts.
I will be driving to trenton to attend. If you want to carpool it up, message me.
Ian’s on State Street - a small pizza place near the Capitol - has been fielding calls from citizens of twelve countries and thirty-eight states looking to donate free pizza to the Wisconsinites who have congregated to protest Scott Walker’s proposed legislation reducing the rights and pay of state workers. After promoting the cause on Twitter and Facebook, Ian’s gave away 1,057 donated slices yesterday and delivered more than 300 pizzas. The blackboard behind the counter now has a running list of places where donations have come from, and it includes China and Egypt. [Politico]
up the pizza crust protest punx
Nobody can ever know how things like this warm my heart.
remember how a few weeks ago i was all pissy that that face wash was giving my face problems, and then pluralisms was all like “just use water” well i did that, and i’ve been doing that since, and let me tell you-
my face has never been better!! it’s not greasy anymore, even on my t zone, AND it’s less red! i’ve also had zero zit problems since starting this. i’m sold. never using real face wash again unless somehow my face is like totally filthy and then i will use cetaphil.
i’ve fallen behind a little. sorry. right now i’m worried about grad school. i’m worried about applying, i’m worried about getting in. i’m worried about what choices i’ll make. like, should i go to school in boston, where i’ll pay higher tuition and higher rent? will that make sense to do if will can get a good job in graphic design here? should i go to school at a state school out of the city? does that even make sense to do if will is working in the city, i don’t want to go to those schools, and we’d probably have to buy at least one car? what if we think i’m going to go to school in the city, and then don’t get in but we’re already signed on to an apartment here and then i have to have the worst commute ever?
i’m worried because we’re going to have to sign a lease and find a place to live before we figure out where i’m going to go to school, and where will will end up working. what if we can’t pay for the apartment? what if we plan on will being able to get a job and then he can’t? what if i can’t work at all during school because it is so much work? and part of me even wonders if doing this is even worth it. if it’s worth anything. i’m going into massive debt to work a job where i’ll probably never make any money. even when i do start working in my field full time, i’m sure that whatever i’m making won’t even be going to our daily lives, it will probably just be paying off my loans. and that too. i feel so awful for the financial baggage that i’m bringing to this relationship. will has 0 loans, so he graduates and that’s it. we’re going to be paying off my school loans forever.
I can’t believe that this isn’t a facet of the bill we’re hearing about just as adamently. Wisconsin has laws protecting individuals from discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation. Walker means to what? Reverse these rulings with a line in his fine print? Add one…
And sometimes when you’re on, you’re really fucking on, and your friends, they sing along and they love you. But the lows are so extreme that the good seems fucking cheap, and it teases you for weeks in its absence. But you’ll fight and you’ll make it through. You’ll fake it if you have to, and you’ll show up for work with a smile. You’ll be better and you’ll be smarter and more grown-up and a better daughter or son and a real good friend. And you’ll be awake, you’ll be alert. You’ll be positive, though it hurts, and you’ll laugh and embrace all your friends. You’ll be a real good listener. You’ll be honest. You’ll be brave. You’ll be handsome and you’ll be beautiful. You’ll be happy.
“When Cardinal O’Connor of New York and some of these other cardinals and bishops have experienced their first pregnancies and their first labor pains and they’ve raised a couple of children on minimum wage, then I’ll be glad to hear what they have to say about abortion.”—George Carlin (via sixtyforty)
PAY ATTENTION TO THIS PLEASE INSTEAD OF STUPID FUCKING CELEBRITIES.
PLEASE. I BEG OF YOU, THIS NEEDS TO BE SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE MEDIA.
Although I do not appreciate the ableist slur - this is disgusting. Rape is a weapon, no matter what time, place or country you’re in. This is living proof that rape is no laughing matter. To all those people that still follow me and think that I’m humorless and I make a big deal about something insignifcant as a rape joke, read this. Over and over.
And explain to me why the fuck I’m not laughing, and why you shouldn’t be either. Rape is another man-made weapon of mass destruction, and they are now using it against people fighting for JUSTICE and EQUALITY in hopes to SILENCE them. This is utter bullshit.
“My neighbor came home tonight from prison and handed us $5,000 and gun and said not to worry, that he wouldn’t be killing anyone. They gave all the prisoners $5,000 and a gun and were told to kill all those anti-Gaddaffi with the promise of another…
“My kid’s not here anymore. My kid’s not here anymore! He’s dead! Because of him! He ruined my fucking life! I’d like him to go to Hell, and rot there forever! No, you know what he told everybody in court? ‘They need to be held accountable for their actions.’ YOU need to be! You remember me? Do you remember me? You remember my son, an all-star wrestler? He’s GONE! He shot himself in the heart! You scumbag! You ruined my fucking life!”—
Ponzo confronted the judge, Mark Ciavarella, as he left court: Ciavarella was convicted of racketeering, money laundering and other charges related to the building of the PA Child Care center — the juvenile detention hall where he’d sent Ponzo’s son.
Prosecutors said Ciavarella had routinely sent juveniles to the center for minor offenses in a bid to ensure its occupancy rate remained high.