It is important to use your hands. This is what distinguishes you from a cow or a computer operator.
For me, the takeaway here is that the next time you find yourself stocking up on beer, remember, it’s not just for the long weekend,” he says. “It might be for the end of days.
…the old “intolerance” chestnut. This one comes out whenever someone is criticized for their clearly hateful beliefs. Because let’s be honest: if you do not agree that all people deserve equal treatment in this world, then you hold hateful beliefs. The end! There just is no wiggle room on this, which I know I have said before like some kind of broken record, but broken records for a broken world, I guess. The intolerance argument is a favorite among racists and homophobes and bigots of all stripes! “By telling me that I’m a bigot, you are being intolerant of my hatred.” Well, maybe so! I definitely have a very low “tolerance” for horribleness!
Though this whole situation is insane and just another to distract people from the real problems of this world (especially in an election season! SURPRISE), this is a very good point.
I was just having this conversation (not about Chik-fil-A, but about equal rights legislation of gay Americans being proposed in a small town where I went to college) the other day with a friend. Whether my personal or religious beliefs have room for the concept of homosexuality or whatever is a non-point. It’s not even “not” the point. It doesn’t matter.
What matters is if I say that another person doesn’t deserve to be as free as I am in this country, that is hatred. Period. The circumstances do not matter.
…69 percent of the women and almost half of the men claimed to be “committed to avoiding pregnancy.” A full 40 percent of them agreed that birth control really doesn’t matter—”when it is your time to get pregnant,” they agreed, “it will happen.” In other words, a significant number of young people’s “commitment” to remaining childless involves crossing their fingers, not wearing condoms or swallowing pills.
This is not a president who has ignored the plight of gays and lesbians as much as his predecessors. Besides, firsts are firsts, and being the first sitting president in the history of the United States to come out in support of a marriage equality is a nice milestone.
Love the “party blazers,” boys! How many ladies watching last night’s episode were rushing to the kitchen trying to sabotage their sinks so that Jon Hamm could rush over and fix them? All? All the ladies? Take your shirt off slower, Don, the sink isn’t on fire!
What came first, the music or the misery? People worry about kids playing with guns, or watching violent videos, that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbreak, rejection, pain, misery and loss. Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?
The artist is by necessity a collector; he accumulates things with the same ardor and curiosity [with which] a boy stuffs his pockets. He borrows from the sea and from the scrap heap; he takes snapshots, makes mental notes, and records impressions on tablecloths and newspapers—why one particular thing and not another, he may not know at the time, but he is omnivorous. He has a taste for children’s wall scrawling as appreciative as that for prehistoric cave painting.