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1:43pm September 1, 2014
dsaucedo asked: Can you please explain to me why Republicans are upset that President Obama wore a light tan suit to a press conference? I have absolutely no clue what is going on here.

quickhits:

They freak out when he has a cheeseburger. I think they’re just perpetually outraged at pretty much everything. And I don’t think it’s the tan suit so much as the brown skin.

1:04pm September 1, 2014
stunningpicture:

I rendered Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman pose in 3D.

stunningpicture:

I rendered Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman pose in 3D.

12:21pm September 1, 2014
thesoftghetto:

They will NOT leave until justice is served.

thesoftghetto:

They will NOT leave until justice is served.

11:40am September 1, 2014
museum-of-artifacts:

Egyptian 20 sided die with Greek characters. 2nd century B.C.–4th century A.D.

museum-of-artifacts:

Egyptian 20 sided die with Greek characters. 2nd century B.C.–4th century A.D.

10:58am September 1, 2014

lisabonetscarf:

Leaking nudes is a form of sexual assault
Accessing and spreading a woman’s private images without her consent is a form of sexual assault

10:17am September 1, 2014

 Ferguson Police Department Officer, and State Representative are Two Behind Donation Site for Darren Wilson

9:20am September 1, 2014

 Republicans Court Female Voters By Carefully Explaining That Women Are Wrong

quickhits:

(Slate) Yesterday, Politico published a leaked report commissioned by two Republican lobbying groups on how the party can better attract female voters. The report, based on a recent poll of 800 female registered voters as well as a series of focus groups, is titled “Republicans and Women Voters: Huge Challenges, Real Opportunities.” The central challenge facing the Republican party is that women—particularly single women and women who have graduated from college—are “barely receptive” to its policies, and are likely to consider the party “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion,” and “stuck in the past.”

Here’s where the “real opportunity” comes in: If only the Republicans could explain to these women that they are wrong, their votes would come flooding in. The report says that it is a “lack of understanding” between women and Republicans that “closes many minds to Republican policy solutions.” Republicans can attract the female vote by attacking the Democratic claim that GOP policies do not promote “fairness” for women and dealing “honestly with any disagreement on abortion” before moving on to “other issues.”

I say we call this the “let me mansplain how there’s no War on Women while I jam this transvaginal probe up your ying-yang” strategy. Because that’s not very far off the mark.

These people have a real problem. And they think the voters have to change to suit them, not the other way around. That may be the way it’s worked for them with the talk radio/Fox News crowd, but that’s not going to work with people who don’t want to be propagandized. It’s not the way things work in a democracy.

8:40am September 1, 2014

dystopiance:

biscuity-boyle:

social justice stuff you see on tumblr is nothing new; these ideas and terminology have been around in activist circles for years. You’re only just finding out about them now because they’ve been brought into the mainstream of a website most of you frequent.

Lol like that’s a bad thing tho? Ideas should be formulated and reformulated to be more accessible who cares if some stuffy academic or even a grassroots leader coined a term or legitimized an idea. I don’t get it? Also terminology is a whole thing

Hipster social justice activist cared about other people before it was cool.

8:00am September 1, 2014
todaysdocument:


Picking up debris of trains after Pope’s retreat. Second Battle of Bull Run., ca. 1860 - ca. 1865
From the series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes

The Second Battle of Bull Run ended in defeat for Union forces under Major General John Pope by Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia on August 30, 1862, a little over a year after the first Battle of Bull Run in the same area.

todaysdocument:

Picking up debris of trains after Pope’s retreat. Second Battle of Bull Run., ca. 1860 - ca. 1865

From the series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes

The Second Battle of Bull Run ended in defeat for Union forces under Major General John Pope by Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia on August 30, 1862, a little over a year after the first Battle of Bull Run in the same area.

7:20am September 1, 2014

ducktrainer:

saemiligr:

dear-monday:

So we know it’s JK’s headcanon that Dudley has a magical child, right? Imagine his kid starting to show signs of magic and Dudley remembering all the odd things that used to happen around Harry. Imagine his kid coming home from Hogwarts and being all, “WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME UNCLE HARRY WAS FAMOUS?” Imagine Dudley reading up on Harry and finding out about all the stuff he did and all the things that happened to him and struggling to grasp how his scrawny, speccy cousin saved the wizarding world. Imagine Dudley, white-faced with terror at his first big family get-together with Harry, Hermione and all the remaining Weasleys. Imagine Mrs Weasley being decidedly cool towards him until he eats fifth helpings of everything she cooks and telling her that she’s the best cook he’s ever met. Imagine Dudley meeting Fleur. Imagine the others embarrassing Harry by telling Dudley stories about him. Imagine Dudley and Harry going down the pub together for beers. Imagine Harry still calling him Big D. Imagine Dudley cheerfully never dieting ever again and being fat and happy forever THE END.

This makes me absurdly happy

did they just made me happy about DUDLEY