So, the sequester hits in a week if Congress is unable to resolve their issues. In the meantime, the sequester would mean we ALL lose. Way to bring unity back to the country, Congress!
Also, it’s been over two months since the massacre at Sandy Hook. Has anything meaningful been done or is it mostly name calling, shaming mental illness, etc?
To distract you from this bleakness, I present, in absolutely no particular order:
- Hunker down for those solar storms!
“It has grown to over six Earth diameters across, but its full extent is hard to judge since the spot lies on a sphere, not a flat disk,” wrote NASA spokeswoman Karen Fox, of the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., in an image description.
- Ironic hipsterism? Just poor decision making? There is no excuse. Shame on you, Whole Foods. How did no one catch that this was racist?
- *Sigh* Did we forget that not everyone has disposable income to purchase books? Apparently this author did:
“The libraries are doing nothing for the book industry. They give nothing back, whereas bookshops are selling the book, and the author and the publisher get paid, which is as it should be. What other entertainment do we expect to get for free?”
- This goes for you, dear reader, too:
“The dark secret is there is no such thing as a secure unclassified network,” said James A. Lewis, a cybersecurity expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, which has been hacked in the past. “Law firms, think tanks, newspapers — if there’s something of interest, you should assume you’ve been penetrated.
- Own your views. Don’t do this. It’s just sad that Mrs. Bush doesn’t feel comfortable being an activist for something she’s previously stated she supports. I am not hating on her; the ad company should have asked her permission first. I just find this…sad.
- Wait – – – – WHAT?
Sue Swayze, the legislative director of Indiana Right to Life, told local radio station WBAA that that goal of the bill is to protect women’s safety and hold abortion clinics to higher health standards. She said she does not understand why it would be a problem to mandate transvaginal ultrasounds.
“I got pregnant vaginally,” she said. “Something else could come in my vagina for a medical test that wouldn’t be that intrusive to me. So I find that argument a little ridiculous.”
Consent and coercion are not the same thing. This is, apparently, something Ms. Swayze doesn’t understand. So, if you’re a woman and have ever consented to something (tampon, penis, whatever) inside you, you can’t object to anything else entering your vagina again.
- On a lighter note, whoops! I can’t stop laughing.
- Are there benefits to being a “token?” Good read here.
- Why do some people (including your representatives) still think jokes about rape are funny?
Rape jokes = not funny.
Moving on . . .
- As our friend WK summed up, “Men can take it better.“