1. A woman to her screaming 5 1/2 month old: “We’re not on set right now. Knock it off.”
    — 

    Overheard in L.A.: How We’re Ending Our Relationships: LAist

    This is so dysfunctionally LA. It’s stereotypical and awful but I love it and I can’t stop laughing

     
  2. We all have a lot more to read than we can read and a lot more to do than we can do. But reading isn’t the opposite of doing; it’s the opposite of dying.
     
  3. 13:46 10th May 2012

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    Reblogged from soupsoup

    In this case, it would’ve been helpful for him to explain to Malia and Sasha that while her friends parents are no doubt lovely people, that’s not a reason to change thousands of years of thinking about marriage.  Or that – as great as her friends may be – we know that in general kids do better growing up in a mother/father home.  Ideally, fathers help shape their kids’ worldview.

    Really, Bristol? REALLY??

    Where’s your baby daddy? Is your child growing up in a mother/father home?

    No? Then STFU.

    Even using her logic, Malia & Sasha, who grew up in a loving, supportive, tolerant, mother/father home, will have a much better “world view” than her own child, who’s already been dragged into the ugly public drama that is the Palins vs. Levi Johnston. I would even go so far as to argue that just one of the Obama parents would probably be a better parent than Bristol & Levi put together.

    And for the record, I really preferred my own worldview when the Palins were back in Alaska and I hadn’t heard any of their nonsense.

     
  4. 11:21 9th May 2012

    Notes: 16

    Reblogged from peterwknox

    “We are not anti-gay — we are pro-marriage,” Tami Fitzgerald, chairwoman of the executive committee for the pro-amendment Vote for Marriage NC, said at a victory rally in Raleigh, where supporters ate pieces of a wedding cake topped by figures of a man and a woman.
    — 

    North Carolina Votes on Same-Sex Marriage Amendment - NYTimes.com

    (via sarahchristine)

    I would love to live in a country where “separation of church and state” was a reality rather than a catch-phrase. This is extremely bad policy making.

    (via peterwknox)

    Ok, so I deleted part of the original post for the purposes of my blog, because I very strongly feel the need to point out how dumb this statement is.

    If you’re so freaking “pro-marriage,” stop trying to keep people from getting married. 

    You’re not really “pro-marriage,” you’re pro-marriage only for people who are like you, and that is some bullshit I can’t even deal with.

    The other part of this quote that I chose to remove said: “the whole point is simply that you don’t rewrite the nature of God’s design for marriage based on the demands of a group of adults.” I don’t have time right now to really get into my feelings about God and religion as social constructs put in place to make humans feel a little better about the world and to keep us from going all Lord of the Flies, but the whole point is that religion, wielded in this manner, is nothing more than a power play designed to keep a certain sector of the population in line. Marriage wasn’t about one man, one woman; it was about property rights and inheritance and, at the time organized religion really became a factor, it was usually one man and multiple women because marriage was a business contract and husbands weren’t expected to remain faithful.

    This amendment wasn’t even only about marriage. If your religion doesn’t support gay marriage, fine, but this law isn’t just about marriage - it also affects civil unions and domestic partnerships and all the rights that go along with them.

    Legislation to remove those rights is completely unacceptable, and the fact that an amendment this out of line was actually voted on and passed is appalling. I’m absolutely furious at my fellow Americans and even more discouraged about the state of our nation right now. 

     
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    Comment from The Washington Post’s Wonkblog’s “Interview: How Planned Parenthood lost its ‘political Teflon’" 
1. Great comment. But 9 minutes? Try 9 nanoseconds
2. Very interesting to hear an experienced pro-life activist say family planning funding is  much more vulnerable now than 20 years ago, when “not one legislator would touch family planning funding then, no matter how pro-life you were.” (Then again, I guess 20 years ago was in the ’90s….)

    Comment from The Washington Post’s Wonkblog’s “Interview: How Planned Parenthood lost its ‘political Teflon’

    1. Great comment. But 9 minutes? Try 9 nanoseconds

    2. Very interesting to hear an experienced pro-life activist say family planning funding is  much more vulnerable now than 20 years ago, when “not one legislator would touch family planning funding then, no matter how pro-life you were.” (Then again, I guess 20 years ago was in the ’90s….)

     
  6. 23:57 16th Apr 2012

    Notes: 2236

    Reblogged from fuckyeahonetreehill

    It’s the oldest story in the world. One day, you’re 17 and playing for someday, and then quietly and without you really noticing, someday is today, and then someday is yesterday, and this is your life. We spend so much time wanting, pursuing, wishing. But ambition is good, chasing things with integrity is good, dreaming. If you had a friend you knew you’d never see again, what would you say? If you could do one last thing for someone you love, what would it be? Say it. Do it. Don’t wait. Nothing lasts forever. Make a wish and place it in your heart. Anything you want, everything you want. Do you have it? Good. Now believe it can come true. You never know where the next miracle’s going to come from, the next memory, the next smile, the next wish come true. But if you believe that it’s right around the corner, you open your heart and mind to the possibility of it, to the certainty of it, you just might get the thing you’re wishing for. The world is full of magic. You just have to believe in it. So make your wish. Do you have it? Good. Now believe in it with all your heart.
    — The last words of One Tree Hill (via fuckyeahonetreehill)
     
  7. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
    — F. Scott Fitzgerald (via littlemissnike)
     
  8. 22:32 4th Apr 2012

    Notes: 14

    Reblogged from kassyyymae

    Make a wish and place it in your heart. Anything you want, everything you want. Do you have it? Good. Now believe it can come true. You never know where the next miracle is gonna come from, the next smile, the next wish come true. But if you believe that it’s right around the corner, and you open your heart and mind to the possibility of it, to the certainty of it. You just might get the thing you’re wishing for. The world is full of magic. You just have to believe in it. So make your wish. Do you have it? Good. Now believe in it. With all your heart.
    — One Tree Hill (via iberae)
     
  9. 00:04 2nd Apr 2012

    Notes: 1539

    Reblogged from emphasisadded

    Just so you know, there are certain people who were put here to break you. So you could learn how to pull yourself back together again.
    — 

    I Wrote This For You: The Importance Of Breaking Things And People

    …and when you do manage pull yourself back together, YOU WIN.  That is kind of cool.

    (via:  onherway:kari-shma)

     
  10. We have the power to heal what needs to be healed. We get to give ourselves that. We have the capacity to stand before the scorching flames and decide what to swallow and what to cast out.
     
  11. Nobody will protect you from your suffering. You can’t cry it away or eat it away or starve it away or walk it away or punch it away or even therapy it away. It’s just there, and you have to survive it. You have to endure it. You have to live though it and love it and move on and be better for it and run as far as you can in the direction of your best and happiest dreams across the bridge that was built by your own desire to heal.
     
  12. 22:39 15th Mar 2012

    Notes: 325

    Reblogged from like-air-i-rise

    Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering its a feather bed.
    — Terence McKenna  (via like-air-i-rise)

    (Source: emotional-algebra)

     
  13. I Don’t Like Dave Matthews Band

    I know some of you read that and might have already unfollowed, but really, is that such a crime??

    If I actually listened to a large quantity of DMB, I might not hate it. I might even like it. But I’ve seen some live (on TV) performances and it looked (and sounded) like Dave Matthews was in severe physical pain every single time. Not my thing. 

    Plus, there was this rift between cliques in high school and the clique that did not include me was beyond obsessed with DMB, so obviously I had incentive not to cultivated any potential fandom on that front.  

    So when I was dating this dude who I really thought might stick around awhile, and I found out he LOVES Dave Matthews Band, I kept quiet about my feelings about the band. I don’t normally have any problem speaking up about things like that, but if it was potentially a deal breaker, I figured I’d just not bring it up. 

    I didn’t, and he didn’t, and it wasn’t an issue. A lot of other things were, though, and after we broke things off, I was sad and wistful and putting absolutely no effort into avoiding his Facebook page when I saw that he bought tickets to a DMB show in the fall. 

    And suddenly, I was less sad and had zero interest in stalking perusing his Facebook page for details about his life without me. Because his life without me apparently involves significant quantities of DMB, which I think works out for both of us. 

    My life plans got a little screwy when he removed himself from the picture, and while I don’t know where I’ll be in the fall or what exactly I’ll be doing, it won’t be going to DMB concerts. 

    And I’m more than happy with that. 

     
  14. 20:32 11th Mar 2012

    Notes: 1206

    Reblogged from fastcarsslowkisses

     
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