Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.
According to domestic violence experts, more than three women a day lose their lives at the hands of their partners. That means that since the night of February 15th in Atlantic City, more than 600 women have died. So this is yet another call to men to stand up and take responsibility for their thoughts, their words, their deeds and to get help…. because our silence is deafening and deadly.
Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.
Regarding “open” relationships:
When did the standard you + me turn into ‘us + him’?
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.