God, the Smales said, wants them to sell marijuana to the sick. “We know we’re doing what we’re called to do, which is help patients who are suffering with a natural herb that was put on the earth,’’ said Jenna Smale, 43. Her husband, a former corporate executive, concurred.
On many of the food intake diaries I read, people are starting the day with some sort of hideous boxed cereal extruded from a factory. These concoctions are full of sugar, man-made chemicals and preservatives … and for the majority, devoid of fiber.
“Self-loathing is not a fucking character-builder. It doesn’t make you stronger. It doesn’t make you better. It’s just an ever-deepening, creepy-ass trap; a trap that is a huge moneymaker for corporations that do not have and never will have good intentions. You’re not disgusting. You’re not freakish. You’re not ugly. And you’re never going to be perfect. And holy shit, that is so okay.”—Jane, Casual Blasphemies (via neonloneliness) (via loveyourchaos, lipsbetweenthehips) (via toddstatus)
“For Pam Brown, last winter was the worst. One day she ran out of food completely and had to go through trash cans. She fell into a deep depression … For many, like Brown, the downfall is a Kafkaesque odyssey, a humiliation hard to comprehend. Help is not in sight: their government and their society have abandoned them.”—America in Decline: Why Germans Think We’re Insane | World | AlterNet
These people scare me with their supposed “second amendment remedies.” Obama’s not the best, sure, but certainly he isn’t the worst president ever. I can name five worse without even thinking (in no particular…
To be fair to the other guys, he is only 2 years in to what may be (hopefully won’t be) an 8 year reign. You can’t measure him that critically until you have the benefit of full hindsight. Who knows what the effects of Citizen’s United or his hands-off approach to financial regulation will be? I know that I think he is fucking vile for allowing the former administration to commit war crimes and not even investigating, let alone televising their trials for a world wide audience.
Maybe 2011 will be his year, but somehow I doubt losing the democratic Congress is going to do him any favors. He couldn’t stand up to a single conservative with the whole government and American public behind him. How is he going to do it with terrible ratings, an expired mandate, terrible track record, and a divided government?
The second amendment talk scares me too, but the thought of a real investigation doesn’t bother me in the slightest. It’s not like he’s too busy to deal with it or anything, and technically, I think he is a war criminal by proxy (if not flat out) at this point. If I sound bitter, it’s just because I think our president is a giant lazy asshole. It would be an understatement to say that I regret my vote.
Do you remember when I posted that amazing video of that guys garden that was built out of cinder blocks and had trellises of beans that formed a tube you could walk thru? I can’t fucking find it and I posted it so I could borrow parts of the desing, and now that I got the graph paper, it’s gone.
This is ONE of my favorite things to do during Christmas: Tracking Santa’s travels around the world courtesy of the NORAD Tracks Santa website. It is a joint venture with the US military and with Canada.
If you go to the map, you can click on the “cameras” and see a video of Santa’s flythrough at those locations.
I just want to take a moment to wish each and everyone a very Happy Holiday (whatever you celebrate). More than at any other time we need each other. Let’s all remember that as we face the tough times ahead and remember to look out for our brothers and sisters in humanity and all animaldom.