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thehomoschedule:

liberalsarecool:

Perspective on disease. Republicans have the worst memories. They also thought certain people deserved to die. #AIDS

Reagan’s communications director, Pat Buchanan, also argued that AIDS “[was] nature’s revenge on gay men”.

Fair warning, I’m gonna reblog this every time I see it cross my dash.
I was there in the 80s. (Yeah, I’m that old.) It was a scary time. Instead of promoting education about the disease, some of our elected officials (Jesse Helms, Lyndon LaRouche, perpetuated ignorance and fear. Some called for the arrest and quarantine of gay folks. Our president was silent.

thehomoschedule:

liberalsarecool:

Perspective on disease. Republicans have the worst memories. They also thought certain people deserved to die. #AIDS

Reagan’s communications director, Pat Buchanan, also argued that AIDS “[was] nature’s revenge on gay men”.

Fair warning, I’m gonna reblog this every time I see it cross my dash.

I was there in the 80s. (Yeah, I’m that old.) It was a scary time. Instead of promoting education about the disease, some of our elected officials (Jesse Helms, Lyndon LaRouche, perpetuated ignorance and fear. Some called for the arrest and quarantine of gay folks. Our president was silent.

blondexter:

chubbymon:

fuc-kkk:

kadabralin:

fierceawakening:

art-vandelay-xvx:

and-the-devil-makes-three:

beardenvy:

queeniman:

lulz-time:

BREAKING: Seattle becomes the first city to raise its minimum wage to $15/hour. SHARE if Congress should take Seattle’s lead! 
the current minimum wage (at least in NY) is $8.00 and less than a year ago it was $7.25, so yes.

Wow

Nope nope and nope. Make better decisions and life and you won’t be working a minimum wage job.

^ That’s literally the dumbest fucking thing I’ve ever read in my life. Are you the kind of person that goes up to homeless people and tells them to get a job? Good fuuuuuuuuuuuucking lord. If everyone was able to get a “better” job, there would be absolutely no-one populating the mass expanse of the workforce. Are you unable to see how this suggestion is completely and utterly illogical? And extremely rude?
Thank god people in Seattle have good heads on their shoulders so single mothers working 3 minimum wage jobs to feed their children can finally be treated like actual live human beings with needs and not capitalistic automatons. 

"Just get a better job" is the most white bread privilege shit I’ve ever heard.

I don’t even think it’s white privilege. I think it’s just near-bottomless dumbfuckery.

"Get a better job," they said.
Suddenly, every custodian everywhere quits their job and gets a better one. Now, upon entering public restrooms, everyone is handed a spray bottle and toilet brush, because now they have to scrub their own shit out of that public porcelain throne. Women’s restrooms come complete with plastic bags, because they have to bring their soiled period products home with them and dispose of them at home, because there is no more public waste removal.
"Get a better job," they said.
All fast food employees quit and find a “better job”. No more fast food places! There also aren’t any restaurants. Better learn to cook your own shitty garbage burgers. You have only yourself to yell at if you forget the cheese.
"Get a better job," they said.
Retail stores no longer have any employees. All shopping must be done online, but you have to drive out and pick up the supplies yourself because the Fedex people quit and got better jobs, too.
"Just get a better job," they said!
You now have to grow and make every single thing you ever consume for the rest of your life, because no one wants to do it for you at $7 an hour.
Fuck you.

^ THE LAST COMMENT THOUGH FUCKIN AMEN

I’ll always reblog this.

for that comment I will reblog

Can I just add that, after the “great recession”, many heads of household had to take minimum wage jobs because those were the only jobs available! Six years later, most of those people are STILL working in those jobs because they have bills to pay and families to feed! Are we supposed to forget that? Are we supposed to forget that, after wall street gambled away our future, many Americans were left with nothing? And now are expected to just magically find these mythical “better jobs”?
This disconnect from reality is obscene!

blondexter:

chubbymon:

fuc-kkk:

kadabralin:

fierceawakening:

art-vandelay-xvx:

and-the-devil-makes-three:

beardenvy:

queeniman:

lulz-time:

BREAKING: Seattle becomes the first city to raise its minimum wage to $15/hour. SHARE if Congress should take Seattle’s lead! 

the current minimum wage (at least in NY) is $8.00 and less than a year ago it was $7.25, so yes.

Wow

Nope nope and nope. Make better decisions and life and you won’t be working a minimum wage job.

^ That’s literally the dumbest fucking thing I’ve ever read in my life. Are you the kind of person that goes up to homeless people and tells them to get a job? Good fuuuuuuuuuuuucking lord. If everyone was able to get a “better” job, there would be absolutely no-one populating the mass expanse of the workforce. Are you unable to see how this suggestion is completely and utterly illogical? And extremely rude?

Thank god people in Seattle have good heads on their shoulders so single mothers working 3 minimum wage jobs to feed their children can finally be treated like actual live human beings with needs and not capitalistic automatons. 

"Just get a better job" is the most white bread privilege shit I’ve ever heard.

I don’t even think it’s white privilege. I think it’s just near-bottomless dumbfuckery.

"Get a better job," they said.

Suddenly, every custodian everywhere quits their job and gets a better one. Now, upon entering public restrooms, everyone is handed a spray bottle and toilet brush, because now they have to scrub their own shit out of that public porcelain throne. Women’s restrooms come complete with plastic bags, because they have to bring their soiled period products home with them and dispose of them at home, because there is no more public waste removal.

"Get a better job," they said.

All fast food employees quit and find a “better job”. No more fast food places! There also aren’t any restaurants. Better learn to cook your own shitty garbage burgers. You have only yourself to yell at if you forget the cheese.

"Get a better job," they said.

Retail stores no longer have any employees. All shopping must be done online, but you have to drive out and pick up the supplies yourself because the Fedex people quit and got better jobs, too.

"Just get a better job," they said!

You now have to grow and make every single thing you ever consume for the rest of your life, because no one wants to do it for you at $7 an hour.

Fuck you.

^ THE LAST COMMENT THOUGH FUCKIN AMEN

I’ll always reblog this.

for that comment I will reblog


Can I just add that, after the “great recession”, many heads of household had to take minimum wage jobs because those were the only jobs available! Six years later, most of those people are STILL working in those jobs because they have bills to pay and families to feed! Are we supposed to forget that? Are we supposed to forget that, after wall street gambled away our future, many Americans were left with nothing? And now are expected to just magically find these mythical “better jobs”?

This disconnect from reality is obscene!

(Source: betweenkttnsnriots)

bigmacmami:

fuckyeahjennellujima:

toraveli:

lilcoffee:

realdwntomars:

l0veeelikethis:

wakeupslaves:

Georgia teen’s autopsy reveals organs were removed: He was stuffed with newspaper

by Yvette Caslin


On January 11, 2013, Kendrick Johnson, 17, was found dead rolled up in a wrestling mat at his high school in Valdosta, Ga. An athlete, Johnson was found dead in an upright athletic mat behind the bleachers in the school’s gym on January 11, 2013.

The first autopsy performed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) on the teen revealed he died from “positional asphyxia” and his death was ruled an accident. A second autopsy was performed by a private pathologist, Dr. Bill Anderson, at the request of his parents, Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson, who believe their beloved son was murdered revealed something more horrible. His organs – brains, heart and lungs – were missing and replaced with balls of crumpled newspaper.

Georgia teen found dead in a wrestling mat

Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson

His parents, Kenneth and Jacquelyn Johnson, didn’t take this ruling and walk away. They deem it foul play and are demanding officials at Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Ga. turn over the surveillance video. His father believed his son was murdered and requested the case is reopened. There are photos and video that provide evidence that there is more that happened on this fateful day than school authorities are willing to admit. Not far from the body, there was a pair of red stained shoes and a sweatshirt, that authorities claim was not blood therefore they weren’t bagged and tagged.

Both the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), which conducted the autopsy and ruled that he died from “positional asphyxia”, stand by their findings that the boy died accidentally.

The Johnson family has gained the support of the National Action Network and The United Justice League.

Photos are graphic, proceed to the gallery with caution.

This world tho 😓

I’m still not over this!!!!

fucking hell…

this.. this gets me angry

Don’t forget this. They claim he went into a standing mat to get something and died. Gtfoh. Keep fighting mom and dad.

Get angry get fucking angry and talk about it

What the fuck is wrong with our society??? Don’t fucking lie to me and tell me this country is built on Christian values! THIS is not an example of Christian values! Brutally murdering a young man and then desecrating his corpse ARE NOT CHRISTIAN VALUES!!!!

Humans make me sick!

The 19 Most Anti-LGBT Members Of Congress, According To Pro-LGBT Group

briansabbey:

House: Michele Bachman (R-MN), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Andy Harris (R-MD), Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Walter Jones (R-NC), Mike Kelly (R- PA), Steve King (R-IA), Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), Mike McIntyre (D-NC), Randy Neugebauer (R-TX), Steve Pearce (R-NM), Tim Walberg (R-MI), Randy Weber (R-TX)

Senate: Ted Cruz (R-TX), Michael Enzi (R-WY), James Inhofe (R-OK), Mike Lee (R-UT), Jeff Sessions (R-AL)

It seems we’re going for a theme today. Guess I’ll just go with it.

Voters, take note,

(Source: projectqueer)

People are afraid, and when people are afraid, when their pie is shrinking, they look for somebody to hate. They look for somebody to blame. And a real leader speaks to anxiety and to fear and allays those fears, assuages anxiety.

Henry Louis Gates (via infamoussayings)

This is how Hitler came to power.

It’s also why there are tea party republicans, birthers, and climate deniers.

For those of you who think the situation in Ferguson, Missouri doesn’t affect you. Remember the words of Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller…

south-florida-blog:

adignorantium:

"When they came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn’t a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.”

- Friedrich Gustav Emil Martin Niemöller

When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.

When they came for me,there was no one left.

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If you don’t speak up because it’s the right thing to do, consider speaking up because YOU could be next!

Darren Wilson needs to face trial for the murder of Mike Brown. If he’s found innocent, fine. But he needs to answer for the death of an unarmed youth.

You’re applying that quote to Ferguson? That’s hilarious.

Really? It’s hilarious to sit back while cops murder unarmed black men?

Do you think terrorizing a black family at a traffic stop is hilarious?

The point of this quote is that apathy is dangerous. When white people sit back and say, “well, it’s not my problem” they give police officers a free pass to do as they will. Sure, law enforcement is a rough job. I couldn’t do it. But cops must be held accountable when they go too far.

One more thing.

The United States is concerned about terrorist groups recruiting  westerners. One of the things we need to think about is what makes a westerner want to join these terrorist organizations. Personally, I think joining these groups is suicide. It’s treasonous. But if you’re made to feel like you’re less than human anyway, well…

mysoulhasgrowndeep-liketherivers:

dontbearuiner:

thotstothinkabout:

land-of-propaganda:

THERE IS A WAR COMING IN FERGUSON — PART 2

— (READ THE REPORT HERE) —

"FBI and every Missouri safety official meeting 2-3 times weekly to prep for riots"

Shaun King has found out the Military/National Guard are doing secret drills to shut down protesting that will come after Darren Wilson is not indicted.

They are also planning on shutting down the airports.

If you haven’t seen Shaun King’s first posts here is the link.

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(10/07/2014)

bless Shaun he doesn’t give a fuck and he will literally GO IN

Just another regular request for Shaun King to get a Pulitzer for his work on this situation.

Shit

What the hell is going on in our country that we have to fear the people who are supposed to protect us???

Darren Wilson needs to face trial for the murder of Mike Brown. If he’s found innocent, fine. But he needs to answer for the death of an unarmed youth.

Here we are in 2014 yet still dealing with the same fear and ignorance as the AIDS scare of the 1980s.
Most of you are too young to remember the mass hysteria surrounding AIDS. People thought they could become infected by simply being in the same room as someone with HIV.
Nothing’s changed. Fear and ignorance still reign supreme. #smdh

Here we are in 2014 yet still dealing with the same fear and ignorance as the AIDS scare of the 1980s.

Most of you are too young to remember the mass hysteria surrounding AIDS. People thought they could become infected by simply being in the same room as someone with HIV.

Nothing’s changed. Fear and ignorance still reign supreme. #smdh

(Source: whitehouse)

micdotcom:

15 questions white people will never have to ask themselves

Many white people may never truly understand why incidents like the Michael Brown shooting infuriate blacks and other people of color — even when it’s clear that race plays a large, looming role in how the situation snowballed to the 18-year-old’s death.

This is in part because white people can move through daily life without constantly thinking about how their race will be perceived. Part of having white privilege is the freedom from worrying about racism, a freedom their black counterparts have never known. But it gives black people a unique yet challenging perspective by which they navigate the world. 

African-American scholar W.E.B. DuBois called this “double consciousness,” Follow micdotcom