09 10 / 2013

"

“I don’t think that the government should be involved in health care or health insurance,” says Greg Collett, a 41-year-old software developer in Caldwell, Idaho, who would rather pay the fine for now — $95 the first year — than signup.

“I calculated it out and it is cheaper for me for the next four years to pay the fine rather than get coverage,” Collett said. “At some point where it would make financial sense to pay for insurance rather than pay fines, I will make the decision from a financial standpoint…”

Collett, who is married and has 10 children, says the kids are covered by Medicaid, the joint state-federal health insurance plan for people with low income and children who are not covered.

But it’s “absolutely not okay,” that they are, Collett says quickly…

Collett, whose children are home-schooled, likens taking Medicaid to sending children to public school. He also does not approve of government-funded public schools.

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Health care holdouts: Uninsured but resisting

Why are right-wingers such deluded, self-destructive, idiotic, hypocrites?

(via sokalkyle)

This is my backyard, y’all. Caldwell is just 25 minutes from my house. 

(via foulmouthedliberty)

Ten kids. TEN. He’s passed his dipshit idiotic genes to 10 people. Who all have health coverage via Medicaid. Even though he doesn’t think the government should be involved in health care. 

He’s 41 and doesn’t think it makes sense to get coverage. With TEN kids to think about. 41 isn’t old but it’s not that young. And people at any age can have an accident or injury. Health care isn’t just about when you get “sick”.

SO MUCH RAMPANT STUPID. 

(Source: smdxn, via craneyum)

01 10 / 2013

The same people foaming at the mouth about Benghazi just cut security funding to embassies around the world.

16 9 / 2013

And of course there are gross and stupid racists all over Twitter and the interwebs after an Indian-American woman wins Miss America.

24 3 / 2013

STOP THAT! I NEED TO SELL THOSE!

STOP THAT! I NEED TO SELL THOSE!

05 1 / 2013

I made the mistake of posting on that 20 things about the food world article and my blood pressure’s about to go through the roof. 

04 1 / 2013

queenieinmanhattan:

“Why is it that people are willing to spend $20 on a bowl of pasta with sauce that they might actually be able to replicate pretty faithfully at home, yet they balk at the notion of a white-table cloth Thai restaurant, or a tacos that cost more than $3 each? Even in a city as “cosmopolitan” as New York, restaurant openings like Tamarind Tribeca (Indian) and Lotus of Siam (Thai) always seem to elicit this knee-jerk reaction from some diners who have decided that certain countries produce food that belongs in the “cheap eats” category—and it’s not allowed out. (Side note: How often do magazine lists of “cheap eats” double as rundowns of outer-borough ethnic foods?) Yelp, Chowhound, and other restaurant sites are littered with comments like, “$5 for dumplings?? I’ll go to Flushing, thanks!” or “When I was backpacking in India this dish cost like five cents, only an idiot would pay that much!” Yet you never see complaints about the prices at Western restaurants framed in these terms, because it’s ingrained in people’s heads that these foods are somehow “worth” more. If we’re talking foie gras or chateaubriand, fair enough. But be real: You know damn well that rigatoni sorrentino is no more expensive to produce than a plate of duck laab, so to decry a pricey version as a ripoff is disingenuous. This question of perceived value is becoming increasingly troublesome as more non-native (read: white) chefs take on “ethnic” cuisines, and suddenly it’s okay to charge $14 for shu mai because hey, the chef is ELEVATING the cuisine.”

One of the entries from the list ‘20 Things Everyone Thinks About the Food World (But Nobody Will Say)’.

Real. As. Fuck.

And real talk, I wish there was a Clueless Whitebread Muhfuckas filter on Yelp, because they stay talking stupid shit about places around my way.

(via crankyskirt)

Let’s also talk about how if there is a white face in front of these foods, that person can get more money because this is now a “sophisticated version made by whiteys”, but if people are doing their own shit it needs to be cheap like it is back in the country.

(via crackerhell)

oop.

(via inkplink)

Yup. David Chang is a notable, POC exception to this rule. But, then, he DID go to Trinity, so… (I kid, I kid.)

Maybe I should start going to some of these sites and posting shit like “whatever, I had that pasta in Tuscany and it was 1/4 the price and way better!” or “I had that brunch jalapeno cornbread in Alabama for a buck and you’re paying $6 for it in SoHo LOOOOOOL!” Ugh.

Our favorite Thai and Indian Restaurants in Munich are “white tablecloth” places. Yeah, there are cheapie places too that we like, but the food’s a lot better overall at these, not just the surroundings. Although the inverse of that is the beautiful Vietnamese place we went to where the food was expensive and pretty “meh”, and my favorite Vietnamese place here turned out to be the proverbial hole in the wall.

09 11 / 2012

quickhits:

With Obama reelection, danger posed by rightwing extremists rises again.

Southern Poverty Law Center:
When the word came in last night that Barack Obama and the Democrats had won national elections in something close to a landslide, millions of Americans went to bed, satisfied that even if their candidate didn’t win, democracy had survived. The lopsided results made it clear that this election had in no way been stolen.
But not so at Ole Miss, which last month marked the 50th anniversary of deadly segregationist riots. Shortly after midnight, several hundred mostly white students protested furiously, reportedly yelling anti-black racial slurs and throwing rocks at passing cars. An Obama/Biden campaign sign was burned before campus police broke up the crowd in Oxford. There were apparently no arrests or injuries.
The reaction to the re-election of our first black president from the radical right — and that seemed clearly to include some University of Mississippi students — ranged from sputtering rage and name-calling to calls for a new Southern secession, mass emigration to Europe, or even the break-up of the United States. There was one thing large numbers seemed clearly to agree on: The changing racial demographics of our country, expected to lose its white majority by 2050, was key to the result.
“Welcome to a truly white minority world,” wrote one commenter on Stormfront, the world’s largest white supremacist Web forum, which is run by a former Alabama Klan leader. “The future is now. There is no denying this. The sun has set on humanity’s greatest era: 1500-2000. … [T]he only way to survive this war of annihilation is separatism. … [W]e have to choose regions or states.”

“The loss of a white majority in the United States has helped drive a truly explosive growth of the radical right in the last three years, and that now seems likely to accelerate,” the report goes on. “Hate groups in recent years have risen to more than 1,000, and the number of antigovernment ‘Patriot’ groups has shot up from just 149 in 2008 to 1,274, according to research by the Southern Poverty Law Center. For months now, groups on the radical right have increasingly fretted about a possible Obama victory. Now that that has occurred, the radical right may grow more dangerous still.”
The last time someone pointed out that white supremacists are bad news, the rightwing blogosphere lost their shit and played a blizzard of lily-white victim cards. They all claimed to be rightwing extremists, because aligning themselves with radical racists allowed them to claim to be victims of a government smear job.
Of course, for many, it wasn’t much of a shift.
“Non-Islamic domestic terrorism in the United States shot up in the wake of President Obama’s first election in 2008, spurred by fury over the ‘socialist’ president and the racial change that he represents in the American population,” the report tells us. “Now, given the reaction from the radical right to [Tuesday’s] election results, that seems likely to continue — or to get even worse, as racists and right-wing radicals seethe.”
But we should totally ignore all that, so that whining rightwing nutjobs don’t get their diapers in a bunch.

This is what I was talking about a few days ago, the reaction I thought would happen from the radical right if Obama won.Although if any of these racist idiot sacks of shit really think by “emigrating to Europe” they’ll get away from POC they’re in for some lulz. Not to mention it’s not that easy. And, like, they may have to learn a new language! So many lulz considering I’d bet quite a few of these people are of the “You’re in America, speak American!” variety. Please don’t come to Germany. Go away, we don’t want you here. Almost no one does. 

quickhits:

With Obama reelection, danger posed by rightwing extremists rises again.

Southern Poverty Law Center:

When the word came in last night that Barack Obama and the Democrats had won national elections in something close to a landslide, millions of Americans went to bed, satisfied that even if their candidate didn’t win, democracy had survived. The lopsided results made it clear that this election had in no way been stolen.

But not so at Ole Miss, which last month marked the 50th anniversary of deadly segregationist riots. Shortly after midnight, several hundred mostly white students protested furiously, reportedly yelling anti-black racial slurs and throwing rocks at passing cars. An Obama/Biden campaign sign was burned before campus police broke up the crowd in Oxford. There were apparently no arrests or injuries.

The reaction to the re-election of our first black president from the radical right — and that seemed clearly to include some University of Mississippi students — ranged from sputtering rage and name-calling to calls for a new Southern secession, mass emigration to Europe, or even the break-up of the United States. There was one thing large numbers seemed clearly to agree on: The changing racial demographics of our country, expected to lose its white majority by 2050, was key to the result.

“Welcome to a truly white minority world,” wrote one commenter on Stormfront, the world’s largest white supremacist Web forum, which is run by a former Alabama Klan leader. “The future is now. There is no denying this. The sun has set on humanity’s greatest era: 1500-2000. … [T]he only way to survive this war of annihilation is separatism. … [W]e have to choose regions or states.”

“The loss of a white majority in the United States has helped drive a truly explosive growth of the radical right in the last three years, and that now seems likely to accelerate,” the report goes on. “Hate groups in recent years have risen to more than 1,000, and the number of antigovernment ‘Patriot’ groups has shot up from just 149 in 2008 to 1,274, according to research by the Southern Poverty Law Center. For months now, groups on the radical right have increasingly fretted about a possible Obama victory. Now that that has occurred, the radical right may grow more dangerous still.”

The last time someone pointed out that white supremacists are bad news, the rightwing blogosphere lost their shit and played a blizzard of lily-white victim cards. They all claimed to be rightwing extremists, because aligning themselves with radical racists allowed them to claim to be victims of a government smear job.

Of course, for many, it wasn’t much of a shift.

“Non-Islamic domestic terrorism in the United States shot up in the wake of President Obama’s first election in 2008, spurred by fury over the ‘socialist’ president and the racial change that he represents in the American population,” the report tells us. “Now, given the reaction from the radical right to [Tuesday’s] election results, that seems likely to continue — or to get even worse, as racists and right-wing radicals seethe.”

But we should totally ignore all that, so that whining rightwing nutjobs don’t get their diapers in a bunch.

This is what I was talking about a few days ago, the reaction I thought would happen from the radical right if Obama won.

Although if any of these racist idiot sacks of shit really think by “emigrating to Europe” they’ll get away from POC they’re in for some lulz. Not to mention it’s not that easy. 

And, like, they may have to learn a new language! So many lulz considering I’d bet quite a few of these people are of the “You’re in America, speak American!” variety. 

Please don’t come to Germany. Go away, we don’t want you here. Almost no one does. 

(via womanistgamergirl)

19 10 / 2012

There’s a handful of little girls on Tumblr crying because I brought up Mindy Kaling’s Polanski rape joke on Twitter a few days ago.

Fascinating, because one of them called me a “heffa” who apparently questioned why I feel the need to “chime in on discussions about WOC” and another who tagged my post #White Feminism.

First, I laughed for a good, solid 5 minutes, then I wrote them both and told them since I’m Latina, that issues pertaining to WOC probably pertain to me somewhat.

Then I told them to fuck off and shove their shitty assumptions up their ass. 

If there were fewer hypocrites on Tumblr maybe this would’nt even come up…

13 10 / 2012

Misogyny fucks with my digestion. Putting away the Tumblr for the night.

12 10 / 2012

supersoygrrrl:

stfusexists:

equalssquarebracket:

stfusexists:

This submitter writes, “I found this because my friend (purple) commented on it, making it show up in my news feed. Scott’s profile lists him as single - what a shocker!”
So pointing out that this was not, in fact, a romantic celebration between two lovers as most people think but a sexual assault means that you need to be “cunt punted”? Really? I also love this idea that “Times were different then”. I hear this when people defend old racists too. Yeah, times were different in that women and people of color were not seen as people and were treated like property. That doesn’t make the people treating them like property in the right or deserving of any specially ordered low bar by which to judge them. It makes them sexist, racist a-holes, regardless of the “social mores”. 
Also - really bro? The military gets a free pass on sexual assault because they fought in a war? Please, tell me more about your complete and total lack of compassion or conscience. 

While I agree with all of the above. They all need to be blanked out - not just purple speaker. kthxbai. 

I don’t blur out names. I am a firm believer in calling out bigots under their real names. If you’re going to make a sexist or racist statement on the internet, you are responsible for the consequences.
If people submit things to me that are already edited, that’s their business. But I’m not going to waste my time shielding bigots from their own remarks, that’s just not how I do things. I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before, but just in case - this is how it works on Facebook Friday, submitters.

The bolded. If you’re totally fine with making horrible remarks you should be able to handle the repurcusions from those remarks. Someone else takes it upon themself to call you out? A prospective employer is horrified that your attitude towards a woman writing about sexual assault is to advocate how she should be sexually assaulted? Then you need to face those consequences. Bigots don’t deserve to be shielded for their bigotry, why should they? If you’re doing something fucked up why would you get a pass simply because it’s fucked up? Bigoted remarks and views don’t exist in a vacuum, they effect real live people. And if your views effect me because they shape the culture, I’m going to deal with a lot more shit than people rightfully telling you you’re an asshole for being an asshole. 

Actually most of the Navy was out in the Pacific during WW2. It was the UK and Russia that were primarily responsible for defeating the Nazi’s.ANYWAY, fuck you rape culture apologists. 

supersoygrrrl:

stfusexists:

equalssquarebracket:

stfusexists:

This submitter writes, “I found this because my friend (purple) commented on it, making it show up in my news feed. Scott’s profile lists him as single - what a shocker!”

So pointing out that this was not, in fact, a romantic celebration between two lovers as most people think but a sexual assault means that you need to be “cunt punted”? Really? I also love this idea that “Times were different then”. I hear this when people defend old racists too. Yeah, times were different in that women and people of color were not seen as people and were treated like property. That doesn’t make the people treating them like property in the right or deserving of any specially ordered low bar by which to judge them. It makes them sexist, racist a-holes, regardless of the “social mores”. 

Also - really bro? The military gets a free pass on sexual assault because they fought in a war? Please, tell me more about your complete and total lack of compassion or conscience. 

While I agree with all of the above. They all need to be blanked out - not just purple speaker. kthxbai. 

I don’t blur out names. I am a firm believer in calling out bigots under their real names. If you’re going to make a sexist or racist statement on the internet, you are responsible for the consequences.

If people submit things to me that are already edited, that’s their business. But I’m not going to waste my time shielding bigots from their own remarks, that’s just not how I do things. I’m pretty sure I’ve said this before, but just in case - this is how it works on Facebook Friday, submitters.

The bolded. If you’re totally fine with making horrible remarks you should be able to handle the repurcusions from those remarks. Someone else takes it upon themself to call you out? A prospective employer is horrified that your attitude towards a woman writing about sexual assault is to advocate how she should be sexually assaulted? Then you need to face those consequences. Bigots don’t deserve to be shielded for their bigotry, why should they? If you’re doing something fucked up why would you get a pass simply because it’s fucked up? Bigoted remarks and views don’t exist in a vacuum, they effect real live people. And if your views effect me because they shape the culture, I’m going to deal with a lot more shit than people rightfully telling you you’re an asshole for being an asshole. 

Actually most of the Navy was out in the Pacific during WW2. It was the UK and Russia that were primarily responsible for defeating the Nazi’s.

ANYWAY, fuck you rape culture apologists. 

(via hissingbooth)

12 10 / 2012

Bill:You can have government regulation of [health care], just don’t have them run it!

Jon: Then why is government able to run a complex organization like the military?

Bill: Because it’s tradition! They have hundreds of years of doing it.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

10 10 / 2012

elizabitchtaylor:

by that logic, guys who wear action hero costumes are asking to be shot

elizabitchtaylor:

by that logic, guys who wear action hero costumes are asking to be shot

(Source: holdontoyourassbutts)

06 10 / 2012

theeducatedfieldnegro:

lafemmedominicana:

simonefiasco:

vonsoco:

sallyfredericktudor:

icruisetoyotafj120:

communismkills:

fain-would-i-climb:

Problem?

Not at all.

You go girl!

DITTO FOR ME! ANY WOMAN WHO DOES NOT VOTE FOR ROMNEY IS VOTING FOR COMMUNISM AND ISLAM! THEN WOMEN WILL HAVE NO RIGHTS!! GOD FORBID, WE CANNOT ALLOW THOSE EVIL BASTARDS TO TURN OUR COUNTRY INTO AN ISLAMIC, COMMUNIST HELL HOLE!!
ANYONE WHO DOESN’T VOTE FOR ROMNEY & RYAN ARE TRAITORS TO AMERICA!!

reblogging for the comments

reblogging for the dumbassery. 

“The political ramblings of a twenty-something female conservative with a major in history.” is her about
Ramblings and white history. *sips tea*

The two most loathed and feared beliefs, Communism and those damn Moslem Islamist. Keep America ‘American’.lmao

The level of ignorance in some of these replies goes beyond epic.

theeducatedfieldnegro:

lafemmedominicana:

simonefiasco:

vonsoco:

sallyfredericktudor:

icruisetoyotafj120:

communismkills:

fain-would-i-climb:

Problem?

Not at all.

You go girl!

DITTO FOR ME! ANY WOMAN WHO DOES NOT VOTE FOR ROMNEY IS VOTING FOR COMMUNISM AND ISLAM! THEN WOMEN WILL HAVE NO RIGHTS!! GOD FORBID, WE CANNOT ALLOW THOSE EVIL BASTARDS TO TURN OUR COUNTRY INTO AN ISLAMIC, COMMUNIST HELL HOLE!!

ANYONE WHO DOESN’T VOTE FOR ROMNEY & RYAN ARE TRAITORS TO AMERICA!!

reblogging for the comments

reblogging for the dumbassery. 

“The political ramblings of a twenty-something female conservative with a major in history.” is her about

Ramblings and white history. *sips tea*

The two most loathed and feared beliefs, Communism and those damn Moslem Islamist. Keep America ‘American’.
lmao

The level of ignorance in some of these replies goes beyond epic.



04 10 / 2012

prettayprettaygood:

#SaveBigBird

Romney not having so much money stashed away offshore would probably do more to balance the budget than killing PBS. 

prettayprettaygood:

#SaveBigBird

Romney not having so much money stashed away offshore would probably do more to balance the budget than killing PBS.

 

(Source: prettayprettaygood, via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

04 10 / 2012

faded-as-my-jeans:

boogeoisie:

aretha-stanklin:

s1uts:

ON TODAY’S EPISODE OF WHITE BITCHES SAY THE DARNEST THINGS

THESE HOES ARE WILDING

Welp

I love when the person who took the screencap doesn’t blur the names. 

Oh look, one of them has a Tumblr…

(via greengoldandgrey)