STAY HUMAN: A Woman in the City →
stay-human: TW: Assault & etc. This is why so many women have responded to the rape of a 23-year-old girl from Dehradun not by battening down the hatches and hiding, but by barrelling into the street to reclaim the space that was denied her. To cast our bodies into the city like ballots, affirmative…
at a supermarket
mom: ok u wait in line i forgot to get the milk
me: mom where are you please
me: mom please the line is moving fast
me: mom i cant breathe where r u it's almost my turn
The Fact of the Matter: Yellow Rain - RADIOLAB →
One of my cousins posted about this Radiolab story on Facebook… thought I would comment on it quickly- You tell em, Kalia. They handled this terribly, and I’m glad you made that clear. Most of the dialogue in this country about anything US diplomatic history-related is mishandled and misguided, even when its searching for ‘truth’. This is no news; the US has no peripheral...
Newly Moderate Mitt Romney Says He Won't Pursue... →
seriously, you’re still playing the flip-flop game with less than a month left to go? i just cannot understand. well, maybe it’s not that stupid a move for him. his fans do seem to, in general, have a horrendously short term memory when it comes to just about everything in politics and history. that being said, i literally violently shudder every time i think about nov 6....
Today, answering phones @ internship
Me: Hi, ACLU.
Caller: Hi, you take legal cases, right?
Me: Yes, we provide legal assistance for select cases involving civil liberties violations.
Caller: OK. Well, I'm particularly concerned about the, uh, recent Citizens United case in the Supreme Court—the one where they ruled that corporations are people?
Me: Haha, yes, I'm aware of Citizens United.
Caller: This is the thing: I'm not happy about the decision. I believe it involves my civil liberties. So I would like to marry a corporation. And I will be needing some legal assistance with this, and you know—
Me: I'm sorry, if your case does not concern an explicit policy or action that infringed upon your civil liberties, the ACLU can't consider it.
Caller: Ma'am, listen, I don't think you heard me—I would like to marry a corporation.
Me: Oh. Yeah, I just assumed I heard wrong....
Caller: Listen, if corporations are people, I should be able to marry one, correct?
Me: I'm don't think—
Caller: So I'm gonna try to marry a corporation and bring it to the Supreme Court.
Me: No, I understand you sir; I share your concerns about Citizens United, and your plan is pretty clever. But the ACLU cannot help you here; again we consider only cases with direct civil liberties violations. And just so you know, I don't think Citizens United granted all of the rights of citizens to corporations, so it wouldn't be—
Caller: *Sighs* Ma'am, look. When I try to marry the corporation and then explain this to the Supreme Court, they'll be forced to change their decision—
Me: OK, I understand where you're coming from, but I'm sorry, we're unable to help you.
Me: Can I refer you to the DC Bar Legal Advice and Referral Clinic?
romney stop it with your creepy smile please.
I believe that we simply can’t have a setting where the teachers’ unions are...– Mitt Romney • Calling for a ban on political contributions by public teachers’ unions, which he further denounced as an “extraordinary conflict of interest.” If implemented this would, of course, come at nearly the full detriment of the Democratic Party, a fact Romney acknowledged only jokingly: “I...
The drone program has resulted in mistakes, and the deaths of a high number of...– Nathan Wessler - Staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project. (via mehreenkasana)
Dead Gitmo Prisoner's Tragic Letter About Why He... →
fuckyeahmarxismleninism: Adnan Latif was found dead in his cell on September 10th, 2012, just a day before the eleventh anniversary of 9/11. He was 32. Latif, a Yemeni citizen, had been detained at Guantanamo Bay for over a decade, despite a 2010 court ruling that ordered the Obama administration to “take all necessary and appropriate diplomatic steps to facilitate Latif’s release...
The last day of add/drop (today) brought in an influx of white students into my Race & Minority Relations class. Previously, 85% of the class was minority students, and the few white students we had were a very positive element in our discussions. And I was very excited about the class- in a school where class conversations are usually dominated by wealthy white people, we could really have a...
saw this very strange, disturbing thing happening on my facebook newsfeed… a former high school classmate had decided to share his college schedule with everyone. It was a very nice schedule, with a very nice palette of courses—which included an introductory class on Islam. From what I can tell, he’s a pretty devout Christian, and those in his closest circles are as well. And, instead...
this whole watching little GOP minions pop balloons for 10 minutes thing is kind of funny.
it’s hard to watch romney speak for more than a couple minutes. it’s not just the nonsense that comes out of his mouth—his face just makes me so uncomfortable, lol.
Truth: just how hard is it to get an ID? →
stfuconservatives: karnythia: generalbriefing: deliciouskaek: if they don’t want you to have one, i’ll tell you: My Nana is a year younger than Ms. Cooper, and is very close to going through the same shit. She doesn’t have a birth certificate, because in her area, when…
We should ban life jackets and other flotation...
And if you do, by chance, find yourself struggling with drowning, then no life-saving or otherwise procedure or act should be allowed to be administered. You got yourself into this mess, you have to live with the consequences. You should see drowning as a gift. You, there with the sunglasses! You’re just asking for it. Also, if you were forcibly pushed into the water, don’t worry. If it...
does ‘bergenacademies’ + ‘zowobowu’ not work anymore for JSTOR???
D.C. Rolling Out Trans Ads →