Saad’s Story: A Deported Student’s Quest To Return To America Saad Nabeel doesn’t get much sleep these days. Holed up in an undisclosed location in Malaysia, the lanky 20-year-old spends his nights furtively working to bring himself back to America, the only home he’s ever known. Born in Bangladesh, Nabeel moved to California with his parents at age three, and then to...
Dear Disrespectful Asshole in the Drive-Thru, You act like McDonalds is some restaurant you’ve never heard of. ’Gee, let me look at the menu some more. Do you have any specials?’ I could only imagine the pain the person taking your order must be enduring. All the hand gestures amidst what must have been 300,000 words. All I could think of was the MAD TV skit in which the...
think4yourself: “I couldn’t be happier with the ambassador’s service, and I’m sure he will be very successful in whatever endeavors he chooses in the future. And I’m sure that him having worked so well with me will be a great asset in any Republican primary.” — President Obama, commenting on rumors that Jon Huntsman will leave his post as ambassador to China to run for president. ouch. burn.
I’m excited about Natalie Portman’s next movie, Your Highness. She said it’s a mixture of The Princess Bride and Pineapple Express. Yes, please.
lizsnodgrass: leftyjenkins: Dinner. We’ve yet to try pizza & cookies, but I have a feeling one might make it into our cart tomorrow. Hope Publix doesn’t let me down. We didnt see Pizza & Cookies at the Kroger, only Pizza & Breadsticks. How was it? Well, it’s not delivery, but… [zing] It’s actually quite good. We wish they offered stuffed crust, but...
Am I imagining things or didn’t Congress pass a law that prohibited commercials from being louder than the show during which they appear? Because I’m having to turn down the volume every time TNT goes to commercial break and it’s pissing me off.
wife was on facebook tonight. i noticed a post by my mom in which she was hoping a bill would pass that would drug test people on food stamps. i’m no longer on fb, but i had to write her an e-mail. shit like this makes me rage. what’s the reason behind this proposed legislation? saving tax dollars? why not focus on the massive amounts of money that goes to our military industrial...
strawberrytwin: “Now that MSNBC has said goodbye to its top draw, Keith Olbermann, the news network is looking to find a new marquee star for its growing brand, and sources tell me their ultimate wish list is topped by none other than ‘30 Rock’ star Alec Baldwin. “He’s already part of the NBC family, has a huge fan base and is very respected for his long term passions for politics,” [says] a...
Before we take money away from our schools, or scholarships away from our...– President Barack Obama (via think4yourself)
We need to teach our kids that it’s not just the winner of the Super Bowl who...– President Barack Obama (via think4yourself)
Q - what did the boy rabbit say to the girl rabbit? A - this won’t take long, did it?
I was disappointed to hear that Keith has been terminated at MSNBC. I hope he finds a new home and soon.
Speaker Boehner, where are the jobs bills?
savagemike: pantslessprogressive: Full applause to Eclectablog for compiling the following list. So far in the 112th Congress, the Republicans haven’t introduced a single jobs bill. However, from the Republicans, as of today, we have at least: 16 bills to repeal all or parts of the Affordable Care Act 7 bills/resolutions to require a balanced federal budget 5 bills to repeal the estate...
librarianinlittlecanada: “Several doctors interviewed across the country, particularly in rural areas, described frustration over being barred from taking a few extra minutes during a Caesarean delivery to tie the tubes of women who no longer want children or face complications if they become pregnant again. “I feel very stuck,” said a doctor at a hospital in an isolated town in a western...
Incarceration Up, Education Down →
When a society allows for more than $45,000 a year to be paid to incarcerate each of its many, many inmates, $1,000,000 dollars a year on each of its soldiers invading a foreign country, and only $11,287.50 per year on each of its students the resulting social dilemma is inevitable.
girlwithalessonplan: “Thank you to public school teachers. I know you don’t get paid like it, but you’re doing the most important work in America.” —Ian Brennan, one of writers/producers of Glee, accepting the best comedy Golden Globe. That was definitely in response to Robert Deniro, right?
When Should I Go to Bed? →
this is pretty neat. you should try it.
stfusexists: ““The law discriminates against rape victims in a manner which would not be tolerated by victims of any other crime. In the following example, a holdup victim is asked questions similar in form to those usually asked a victim of rape. “Mr. Smith, you were held up at gunpoint on the corner of 16th and Locust?” “Yes.” “Did you struggle with the robber?” “No.” “Why not?” “He was...
Here are two political stories from this week that make me feel good: Obama’s cuts to defense budget are good first step says… wait for it… a GOP Congressperson In his interview on Fox Business, Rep. Campbell offered no projection for defense cuts, though he said that there is no reason for the US to keep alive weapon systems from past conflicts while using the Defense Department as...
Why I Don't Use Facebook →
Facebook is retro because, like AOL, it’s retro by its nature. It’s a closed system. Some people like a closed comfy system and others don’t. I, for one, don’t. If I want a personal webpage with all sorts of information about myself, I’ll go to Wordpress.com and make one. By doing this, I don’t turn over any data, control, or information to an onerous third...
Are any of y’all planning to attend the Children’s Literature Conference at UGA in March?
David Brock Explains to Chris Matthews That Beck...
savagemike: DAVID BROCK: But this is not street theater, as you know. Glenn Beck himself has been responsible for three thwarted assassination attempts this year. And Sarah Palin — CHRIS MATTHEWS: How is he responsible for them? BROCK: Well, you want to know what they are? MATTHEWS: You said it. BROCK: Sure. So, he burned Nancy Pelosi in effigy on his set. He tried to poison her with a...
librarianinlittlecanada: “A nurse practitioner at an Idaho Planned Parenthood called a local Walgreen’s pharmacy to fill a prescription for Methergine, a medicine used to prevent or control bleeding of the uterus following childbirth or an abortion. The pharmacists refused to fill the prescription unless the nurse told her whether or not the patient had an abortion. Because of patient...
Using someone’s spelling/grammar against them or to invalidate what they say or to form an opinion about them is, in my opinion, a first cousin to the tone argument because it doesn’t address the substance of someone’s statement but rather the method in which it was delivered, and requires that someone meet another’s standard to be allowed into and recognized in a discussion. If someone is...
I think this might be video of Little’s first words.
Tumblr Teachers: Roll Call Results, version 2
girlwithalessonplan: Pre – Fourth: lefty jenkins : Media Specialist, Primary School positively persistent teach : Title 1 / Reading Specialist K-8 graceland momma: elementary exceptional education teacher kicks and giggles : Instructional Aide, Varying Exceptionalities, K-2 krisanthemum : First Grade miss misha : First Grade made accidental : ESL Language Arts Pre...
Our Desperate, 250-Year-Long Search for a... →
givemesomethingtoread: The 1970s saw the next wave of pronoun debates—not coincidentally, in the wake of a second women’s movement. There was a volley of new pronouns, despite the fact that none of the 19th-century ones had gotten anywhere. By the end of the 1970s over eighty new gender-neutral pronouns had been coughed up, including en, thon, hir, hesh, hizer, hirm, sheehy, and sap. As well,...
Even those of us who don’t share at all the politics and philosophies (of the...– Fidel Castro, on the shootings in Tuscon, AZ. (via danielgreen) Today’s voice of reason: Fidel Castro (via section9) Fidel knows a lot about the kind of hate speech and intimidation being hurled at politicians lately. He’s been experiencing it for decades.
When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say...– Fred (Mr.) Rogers (via apsies)