Three a.m. and for once, I’m not up late (early?) because I’m worried. I’m not sitting alone in the dark stressed beyond belief or trying my best to tread water in an ocean of mounting anxiety. For once, I’m up because I’m elated. Because lying in the dark smiling is not quite enough for me.
It surely has been a winter like no other.
"Man" - Neko Case
"And if I’m dipshit drunk on the pink perfume / I am the man in the fucking moon / ‘Cause you didn’t know what a man was / Until I showed you
If I have harmed anyone, in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through my own confusions, I ask forgiveness.
If anyone has harmed me, in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through their own confusions, I forgive them.
And if there is a situation I am not yet ready to forgive, I forgive myself for that
For all the ways that I harm myself, negate, doubt, belittle myself, judge or be unkind to myself through my own confusions, I forgive myself.
Melissa Harris-Perry recounts all the school shootings that have already occurred in the short time since 2014 began.
seriously? this has happened in ONE MONTH?
There is a sickness deeply weaved into our society. I have felt the chill of its shadow and smelt its breath since my earliest days. How I wish I could heal you.
It is the year of our lord two thousand and fourteen and grown-ass human beings keep making the decision that Benedict Cumberbatch is sexier than Idris Elba when that is objectively not true
What’s this gif of a lively radish supposed to prove
by Suey Park
Last week, I was asked to be a contributor to Huffington Post’s Asian Voices section by email. At first I was excited, remembering all those long lost emails I’d sent them in my youth, begging for an Asian Voices page. At that point in my life, I so…
so for the past year i have been a solo mama, theresa’s father has been in the states, and so it has just been me and theresa. i like being a solo mama, it suits me in a lot of ways.
but i have to say, in berlin, it has been difficult to be a solo mama and still have a social life. unlike in…
yup. it’s hard for me to swim against the current all the time in the states, but sometimes i do it. now that i’m a mama, i notice which places have changing tables or just a table or counter space in the restroom, which places the owner/ employee makes me and my baby feel welcome, versus the places where i don’t. i want to go places, spend my time, money, energy, but now i have to be much more selective. i was thrown off seeing kids in bars in Spain, but now i get it.
A Wisconsin teacher refused to accept an award from Rep. Paul Ryan during a ceremony last week, saying he couldn’t do so “in good conscience” because of the Republican congressman’s politics.
Al Levie, a high school social studies teacher in Racine, Wis., was one of three recipients of a Martin Luther King Jr. humanitarian award during a celebration honoring the late civil rights leader. Ryan, who represents the district, was on hand to present congressional recognitions to each award winner, the Kenosha News reported:After Ryan spoke, Levie criticized the congressman’s policies before being walked off the stage. Levie had earlier stated that he would like to see collective bargaining restored in Wisconsin, fair immigration reform and a fair tax system among other suggestions.
In a video of the ceremony, Ryan is seen stepping from behind the podium to hand the award to Levie, who backs away and instead turns to speak to the audience. His words aren’t audible, but according to the video’s captions he said, “I can’t in good conscience accept this award, as a humanitarian, Paul Ryan stands for everything I don’t believe in.”
"Oh come on," one person is heard saying.
"For the kids!" someone else adds.
"I would not accept the award from Paul Ryan because Paul Ryan is a lackey for the 1 percent," he said. "Paul Ryan had no business at a Martin Luther King event, it’s totally hypocritical. On the one hand he votes to slash health care, while on the other hand, King dedicated his life and he died for it, for people to have adequate healthcare, to have adequate jobs."
"King made it very clear that he was on the side of working people," he continued. "Ryan on the other hand, he has absolutely no affinity for the working class and for him to come to an event where somebody of King’s stature was honored is wrong."
Al Levie is a hero for standing up to low-life Congressscum Paul Ryan and telling him to pike off.
Walker and the disastrous extremist GOP agenda’s toast in 2014!!
H/T: Yahoo! News
What you stand for matters.
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