rally trip post #2
today started off pretty well. we had a nice breakfast here at the hotel. we were ready to leave right after that. made it down to lobby to leave at 9:30. we talked to the concierge and he suggested taking the bus instead of the metro. i think he was right considering <a href=”http://i.imgur.com/MnHYf.jpg”>this picture</a> a redditor said the metro looked like at 8:45 this...
rally trip post #1
it’s been a long day, but we’re off to a good start. we’re minus a stroller wheel, pretty hungry, and determined to fly directly into DC the next time we’re up this way. but we’re very excited about tomorrow and i think we’re going to have a great weekend. we left Athens around 11a. made it okay to hartsfield and the flight was pretty smooth. soleil did...
Only about 20 hours until we’re in D.C.! It’s funny that we’re so close to leaving and it hasn’t really sunk in. We’ve been getting ready, but I think it’ll become more real when we get to Hartsfield. Going to wear my reddit shirt tomorrow in the hopes of meeting some fellow Georgian redditors on the way up to the capitol. Excited that The Roots and Sheryl...
Michael Moore: A Boot To The Head →
steampunkanachronism: There she was, thrown to the pavement by a Republican in a checkered shirt. Another Republican thrusts his foot in between her legs and presses down with all his weight to pin her to the curb. Then a Republican leader comes over and viciously stomps on her head with his foot. You hear her glasses crunch under the pressure. Holding her head down with his foot, he applies...
i bought a theme for my tumblr blog tonight. never really thought i’d do that, but i like the theme a lot.
anyone know of a way to list tags in your sidebar? i’m not really interested in the cloud generator, but rather a list. i know i can enter them all in manually, but a list generator would be pretty swell.
This video nearly gave me a heart attack. http://io9.com/5639113/the-scariest-video-you-have-ever-watched-in-the-name-of-science This video contains no special effects, and no fancy stunts. But it will scare the crap out of you. That’s because you’re watching from a head-mounted camera as an engineer scales an antenna tower over 1,700 feet high.
Blame Obama for Democrats’ Problems →
In recent interviews, Obama insists that he has completed 70% of his campaign agenda. But when the other 30% includes the lack of immigration reform or climate change legislation, ongoing wars, a faltering economy, and nothing close to the major budget transformations that Reagan and George W. Bush accomplished in their first two years, that stated 70% figure holds far less political meaning.
any of my tumblr peeps going to DC for the Stewart/Colbert rallies?
and if Obama even did four of those ten things. hell, even three of them. who am i kidding? if he even did TWO of them, i think the democrats might not face a slaughter in two weeks.
10 Things Obama Could Do Now... Without Congress →
If the Senate refuses to move forward with confirmations, recess appoint members to the Federal Reserve Board who state clearly and unequivocally that they believe the Board’s mandate for full employment is their paramount concern. Safely but quickly remove all troops and private contractors from Iraq and Afghanistan. The “war” in Afghanistan lacks any clear reason, goals, or definition for...
* fingers crossed hoping that 1,000,000 people will reblog that last post and that the masters of tumblr will see it
Dear Tumblr, Why, oh WHY, can we not have time/date stamps beside posts in our dashboard? If we ask with a “pretty please,” could it happen? Pretty please? Love, Inquisitive Minds
The Myth of the Bad Teacher →
In a remarkable slight of hand, the super rich who imploded the economy, manufacturing the recession which now enrages the public, have successfully misdirected the public’s justifiable anger away from them and toward teachers.
savagemike: “I don’t give a goddamn. I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way. … Stop throwing the Constitution in my face. It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!” — George W. Bush, November 2005, White House cabinet meeting to discuss the renewal of the Patriot Act, in response to GOP leaders presenting a valid case that the Patriot Act undermined the Constitution. I don’t...
The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the...– Che Guevara (via hamstershorts) Truth (via savagemike)
you won't believe this shit
No Pay, No Spray: Firefighters Let Home Burn Firefighters in rural Tennessee let a home burn to the ground last week because the homeowner hadn’t paid a $75 fee. Gene Cranick of Obion County and his family lost all of their possessions in the Sept. 29 fire, along with three dogs and a cat. The fight against socialism is working, Mr. Beck and Mrs. Palin. Keep it up. Actually, it...
Day 16 of sit-in for school library. School... →
had a twitter discussion about this earlier. seems like i might be in the minority on this one. but i’ll go ahead and ask you tumblr peeps if you agree or disagree with me on it - margaret hillert sucks. i realize the importance of good books for beginning readers and that’s the thing. hillert’s books are easy enough for beginning readers, but they’re shitty. they...
New York Times: Jackson to direct ‘The Hobbit’ →
notemily: allshallfade: OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD. At this point I will not believe this movie is going to happen until it is playing on a screen in front of me. people have been talking about this movie for so long. oh, how i hope it happens! fingers crossed.
somehow i always end up behind the asshole writing a check at the grocery store. i have an idea for these situations. grocery stores should have a checks line. in this line, there will be an old fashioned adding machine. no scanners or fancy technology. quills and ink pads will be provided for signing checks. and of course the bagger will still take your groceries out to your horse and...
Recipe for Bacon Pineapple
My wife taught me how to make a delicious treat - bacon wrapped pineapple chunks. Now, bear with me for a second. When I first heard of bacon pineapple, I didn’t think it would be so great. But I was wrong. Try it out once and see what you think. You’ll need: 1 can of pineapple chunks in pineapple juice 1 package of bacon toothpicks Here’s what you do: Slice the package...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-moore/five-ways-the-democrats-c_b_746761.html Memo To: President Obama and the Democratic Party Leadership From: Michael Moore Subject: 5 Things Dems Can Do to Turn It Around by November 2nd 1. Immediate Wall-to-Wall TV Ads, Internet Videos, and Appearances Hammering Who the Hell Put Us in the Misery We’re In. We Americans have very short attention...
WOO HOO! Going to the Stewart/Colbert rally!
Just found out we can go to the rally. Wife was able to get off work. So excited!!! So, the wife, my seven month old daughter, and I will be there Oct 30! Any other tumblrs going?
ABCs of me. (aka stuffing lunch in my face)
novazembla: (via librariansoul) Here’s mine: A - Age: 32 B - Bed size: king C - Chore you hate: cleaning the bathroom D - Don’t eat: caseroles E - Essential start your day item: Nutrament F - Favourite board game: Scrabble G - Gold or Silver: silver H - Height: 5’10” I - Instruments you play: learning guitar J - Job title: school librarian K - Kid(s): daughter 7...