If I hit snooze 3 times, it should automatically send an email to my boss saying I’ll be out sick.
I don’t care if you ransack my base, I have a goddamn vault.
We’re in that awkward stage where half of our friends are having babies and the other half are too drunk to find their phones.
@JoshElder: I eat gummy bears two at a time because it feels cruel to make them face the void alone. #PeopleForTheEthicalTreatmentofGummyAnimals
Wise words from a wise friend…
We should try living our lives the way we teach little kids to live theirs.
There’s this thing where honesty is kinda taboo. When people get near the truth, or comedians or artists get near the truth, people get uncomfortable and that uncomfortable area is where I like to live.
~Whitney Cummings, comedian/actress
ok… the Huffington Post needs to cool it’s jets a little bit this morning.
While I’m glad to see him go, Eric Cantor losing his primary bid does not mean that the “Establishment” is losing control (remember, they just won some MAJOR primary battles against Tea Party candidates) or that the Republican party civil war is about to explode. Certainly Cantor’s loss is a big deal but something tells me the GOP will survive without him. And I’m pretty sure he’ll be handsomely rewarded as a top dollar lobbyist.
One day someone will walk into your life and make you see why it never worked out with anyone else.
You don’t lose friends because real friends can never be lost. You lose people masquerading as friends, and you’re better for it.
Excerpts from Judge Jones’ ruling in Whitewood v Wolf. Beautiful…
“Today, certain citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are not guaranteed the right to marry the person they love. Nor does Pennsylvania recognize the marriages of other couples who have wed elsewhere. Hoping to end this injustice, eleven courageous lesbian and gay couples, one widow, and two teenage children of one of the aforesaid couples have come together as plaintiffs
and asked this Court to declare that all Pennsylvanians have the right to marry the person of their choice and consequently, that the Commonwealth’s laws to the contrary are unconstitutional. We now join the twelve federal district courts across the country which, when confronted with these inequities in their own states, have concluded that all couples deserve equal dignity in the realm of civil marriage.”
“With the weight and impetus of the foregoing Supreme Court jurisprudence in mind, this Court is not only moved by the logic that the fundamental right to marry is a personal right to be exercised by the individual, but also rejects Defendants’ contention that concepts of history and tradition dictate that same-sex marriage is excluded from the fundamental right to marry. The right Plaintiffs seek to exercise is not a new right, but is rather a right that these individuals have always been guaranteed by the United States Constitution.“
“Based on the foregoing, we hold that Pennsylvania’s Marriage Laws violate both the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Because these laws are unconstitutional, we shall enter an order permanently enjoining their enforcement. By virtue of this ruling, same-sex couples who seek to marry in Pennsylvania may do so, and already married same-sex couples will be recognized as such in the Commonwealth.”
“The issue we resolve today is a divisive one. Some of our citizens are made deeply uncomfortable by the notion of same-sex marriage. However, that same-sex marriage causes discomfort in some does not make it’s prohibition constitutional. Nor can past tradition trump the bedrock constitutional guarantees of due process and equal protection. Were that not so, ours would still be a racially segregated nation according to the now rightfully discarded doctrine of ‘separate but equal’. In the sixty years since Brown was decided, ‘separate’ has thankfully faded into history, and only ‘equal’ remains. Similarly, in future generations the label same-sex marriage will be abandoned, to be replaced simply by marriage.”
“We are better people than what these laws represent, and it is time to discard them into the ash heap of history.”
We must not see any person as an abstraction. Instead, we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets, with its own treasures, with its own sources of anguish, and with some measure of triumph.
After reading this quote by Machiavelli, President Obama shouldn’t be so surprised at the response to the Affordable Care Act.
And it ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them. Thus it happens that whenever those who are hostile have the opportunity to attack they do it like partisans, whilst the others defend lukewarmly…
Yup! That 206th selfie really sealed the deal. We now all totally think you’re super pretty and not into yourself at all.
Now y’all know I try not to play sides. (insert side-eye here)
Ah, Easter. That time when all your friends that gave up Facebook for Lent come back, but you didn’t notice they were gone.
One cannot and must not try to erase the past, merely because it does not fit the present.