- I’m here, just busy
- Going to throw some links your way and try to make more time for political ranting tomorrow
- I promise my silence isn’t some kind of anti-Yahoo! protest
- Because honestly, could they really do a worse job than Karp?
- Maybe we’ll be able to reply to replies and reblog Asks now! Fingers crossed!
Guns: Because freedom, or something. (PS: 4,127 Americans have been killed by guns since Newtown.)
Ted Cruz [R-TX]
Guys like Ted are oblivious to how they themselves are destroying the GOP.
C’MON TEXAS MAKE IT HAPPEN
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furthest-city-light said: I love your blog, but I would have to unfollow you if you brought back my French class nightmares by using “vous.”
Honestly, I would unfollow me for bringing back memories of French class.
This is simultaneously the best and the worst thing I have ever seen
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA remember when that ruined you, Paul Ryan? good times.
penguinofhonor asked: At what point does a word having a problematic etymology stop mattering? Personally I think "marijuana" in the English language is so old that the original xenophobia is completely gone.
Oh, no, I don’t think using the word “marijuana” is xenophobic. It’s just that, technically, it is cannabis. Sort of like how when you (not you you, OP, general You - when is the English language going to get a vous/vosotros form???) say “gay marriage” when you mean “same-sex marriage.” People know what I mean when I say marijuana, but really I should be saying cannabis, and I will make an effort to do so. There’s a whole separate conversation about commonly accepted language vs. technically correct language and signs vs. signifiers that I would need a Ph.D. in linguistics to explain. (Also I had a really great day and I had a couple beers to celebrate and I forgot that I had a light lunch and now I’m barely capable of spelling.) (Would everyone unfollow me if I started using “vous” instead of “you” when that’s what I mean?)
noxnoctisanimus asked: RE marijuana post: So I'm definitely guilty of using the wrong term but I'm trying to change& I just wanted to point out that the plant is called "hemp" or "cannabis" in English. The word "marijuana" was taken from the Spanish language and used in the US by competitive paper manufacturers to capitalize on public xenophobia in relation to Hispanic cultures and influence the public away from the very real benefits & advantages of cannabis like food, clothing, fuel, oil, agriculture, medicine, etc.
Oh, I completely agree. John Fugelsang had a great rant about how the term “marijuana” comes from the “reefer madness” movement that sought to capitalize on anti-Hispanic racism to get rid of competition for William Randolph Hearst’s paper business. “Marijuana” is obviously the more commonly used term, but you are right that its use is based in xenophobic hysteria, and I will try to use “cannabis” more often.
amydpp asked: I love your blog. LOVE. However, I am looking for a good debunk of this ridiculous statement from Ron Paul "I am convinced that there are more threats to American liberty within the 10 mile radius of my office on Capitol Hill than there are on the rest of the globe." Got anything that could help me out?
What does he even mean by that????? Does he mean other politicians? Or are there tons of phantom liberty-haters in DC? I don’t know how to debunk a question that isn’t based in reality, which is most of what Ron Paul says.
Prairies Edge. This is where they drop off the 18 year olds that “age out” of the foster care system in South Dakota. It’s located in downtown Rapid City close to the “Indian side” of town/the river. (at Prairie Bottle Market Wine And Liquor)
When workers don’t have a voice on the job, they can’t speak up about unsafe working conditions. That’s why states with so-called “right to work” laws have more injuries and fatalities at the workplace.
SHARE, because when politicians propose these laws, we need to hear what they’re really saying.