20 7 / 2014

pervocracy:

stuffman:

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People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter

This is 1000% more motivating than every preachy “real writers write every day” post on all of Tumblr.

09 7 / 2014

Anonymous said: It turns out they meant "employees will have to get contraception by this other method which -- haha, psych! -- we're going to forbid with our next decision".

pervocracy:

Ah.  Well then that just completely sucks.

By far my favorite argument I’ve heard against this is that it could be exploited (or more likely, get the decision reversed) by allowing people to sue the owners of corporations directly.

After all, the whole point of corporations is that people can say “the corporation isn’t me, it’s a separate entity” and protect their personal assets.  But if the corporation has the same religious beliefs as you, then gosh, maybe it is you.  (Unless you want to argue that the actual construct of the corporation itself has developed religious beliefs, which would be fascinating to watch someone try to prove in court.) And then maybe we should put the beach house and the fourth car up for auction next time your company gets in trouble.

This was my thought too. If the owner doesn’t want the corporation to be treated as a separate entity, that’s fine … but it works both ways, and in all areas. No one gets to say “whether the corporation is separate or not depends on which is more advantageous.”

01 7 / 2014

cutebabe:

nooneneedsfeminism:

THERE IS NO PATRIARCHY.

THERE IS NO WAGE GAP.

THERE IS NO RAPE CULTURE.

FEMINISTS, STOP CREATING ABSURD, ILLOGICAL AND MYTHOLOGICAL THEORIES TO PROMOTE YOUR HATE  MOVEMENT.

do you even live on earth or like are you blogging somewhere on neptune if so hows the food there 

The wage gap is, like, numbers. I can see why someone might not see the other two if they’re not obviously happening to him, but there’s actual data on the wage gap.

(Which is not to cast doubt on patriarchy or rape culture, just, they’re more inchoate)

(via porcelain72)

18 6 / 2014

secotm:

"Because you are still a self-entitled douchetard who can’t relate to or understand 99% of Americans."
A good cartoon.
(Also, what’s with this cliche of people reading the newspaper in bed, at night? Who does that?)

Moreover, why is Mitt in bed with someone who looks a lot more like Hilary Clinton than like Ann Romney?

secotm:

"Because you are still a self-entitled douchetard who can’t relate to or understand 99% of Americans."

A good cartoon.

(Also, what’s with this cliche of people reading the newspaper in bed, at night? Who does that?)

Moreover, why is Mitt in bed with someone who looks a lot more like Hilary Clinton than like Ann Romney?

17 6 / 2014

porcelain72:

highenergyjewtrino:

jadelyn:

Are you fucking kidding me? Like, no, Shakespeare wouldn’t tweet a sonnet cause 140 characters is a bit short for that. Wrong medium. But you know what he would have? A very active twitter FULL OF DICK PUNS AND YOUR MOM JOKES okay. (And probably also a blog for the sonnets and longer works, that cross-posts links to twitter anyway.)
Get out of here with that pretentious anti-technology bullshit.



Now would be a good time to reiterate that “The Taming of the Shrew” included a pretty obvious reference to eating pussy in it.

And lines about sex in, like, all of the plays, and “thy fan [i.e., pussy]’s the fairer face” in <i>Romeo and Juliet</i>, and one of the histories literally had a pun on “fuck”
And on the topic, Shakespeare wrote plays for the common rabble. We only think of his work as highbrow because it’s old, and because in a world with movies and television and Netflix, going to the theater is a rarer event than when live entertainment was all there was. He wasn’t doing anything highbrow. You can tell because anything written to be highbrow is invariably shit.

porcelain72:

highenergyjewtrino:

jadelyn:

Are you fucking kidding me? Like, no, Shakespeare wouldn’t tweet a sonnet cause 140 characters is a bit short for that. Wrong medium. But you know what he would have? A very active twitter FULL OF DICK PUNS AND YOUR MOM JOKES okay. (And probably also a blog for the sonnets and longer works, that cross-posts links to twitter anyway.)

Get out of here with that pretentious anti-technology bullshit.

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Now would be a good time to reiterate that “The Taming of the Shrew” included a pretty obvious reference to eating pussy in it.

And lines about sex in, like, all of the plays, and “thy fan [i.e., pussy]’s the fairer face” in <i>Romeo and Juliet</i>, and one of the histories literally had a pun on “fuck”

And on the topic, Shakespeare wrote plays for the common rabble. We only think of his work as highbrow because it’s old, and because in a world with movies and television and Netflix, going to the theater is a rarer event than when live entertainment was all there was. He wasn’t doing anything highbrow. You can tell because anything written to be highbrow is invariably shit.

11 6 / 2014

There are no benches in the Port Authority Bus Terminal. I don’t know who took them out — the City or the PA — but it happened during the Giuliani Administration. They were removed because it is much more important to keep homeless people from sleeping there than it is to see to it that they can sleep somewhere. There have been studies that buying people houses is actually cheaper that having them on the streets (albeit generally in places with more land available than in New York).

10 6 / 2014

kurtbraunohler:

Last week I did the Mancow morning radio show in Chicago.

It did not go well.

As a comic, I’ve done a lot of morning radio. It’s the main press for most Midwest clubs. Never have I had an experience like the one I just had.

Everybody is familiar with the Morning Zoo stereotype – the sound…

I was on the subway once, and there was a domestic dispute playing out in front of me. This guy was being emotionally abusive to his (presumably) partner. It still haunts me that I didn’t say anything, didn’t know what to say.

14 5 / 2014

ozymandias271:

pervocracy:

kyronea:

mellowdusk:

bigenderjanecrocker:

jellyfishery:

Step 1: Take the Political Compass Test
Step 2: Reblog with
which political box your result falls in
what you consider your political beliefs to be
Step 3:???
Step 4: Profit!


I fall in anarcho-socialism, and that’s how I consider myself. :3

Ah, the political compass! Been years since I’ve done this.
I was given a score of -7.5, -8.1, which actually put me into anarcho-collectivism. I’m not entirely sure I agree with that assessment, given my primary issue with the political compass test has always been too many questions that are focused on agreeing or disagreeing on an issue when neither answer is how I’d answer with. In any event I’m just going to assume that I’m somewhere near the anarchy range when it comes to my social beliefs, which is deffo true, and leave economics to be figured out later.

I get a different score every time because I do occasionally change my mind about things, but this time around I got a -2.75, -5.38, which, in addition to sounding like an eyeglasses prescription, puts me in the “libertarian socialism” box.
Which is probably about right?  My political beliefs come down to basically: “The government shouldn’t enforce morality, but it should protect people’s safety and basic needs.  Because those are… moral things to do.  Okay, the government should enforce my morality.”

- 3.38, -8.21, apparently I’m a syndicalist? Cool. 

-5.75, -5.69. Libertarian socialist.
I call myself  a New Dealer. I&#8217;m not an anarcho-socialist (or a libertarian socialist) because I think state power can be a force for good, albeit not necessarily the state as it currently exists.
Some of my answers would have been different if I regarded &#8220;there are good aspects of X&#8221; as meaning the same thing as &#8220;X is good.&#8221;

ozymandias271:

pervocracy:

kyronea:

mellowdusk:

bigenderjanecrocker:


jellyfishery
:

Step 1: Take the Political Compass Test

Step 2: Reblog with

  • which political box your result falls in
  • what you consider your political beliefs to be

Step 3:???

Step 4: Profit!

I fall in anarcho-socialism, and that’s how I consider myself. :3

Ah, the political compass! Been years since I’ve done this.

I was given a score of -7.5, -8.1, which actually put me into anarcho-collectivism. I’m not entirely sure I agree with that assessment, given my primary issue with the political compass test has always been too many questions that are focused on agreeing or disagreeing on an issue when neither answer is how I’d answer with. In any event I’m just going to assume that I’m somewhere near the anarchy range when it comes to my social beliefs, which is deffo true, and leave economics to be figured out later.

I get a different score every time because I do occasionally change my mind about things, but this time around I got a -2.75, -5.38, which, in addition to sounding like an eyeglasses prescription, puts me in the “libertarian socialism” box.

Which is probably about right?  My political beliefs come down to basically: “The government shouldn’t enforce morality, but it should protect people’s safety and basic needs.  Because those are… moral things to do.  Okay, the government should enforce my morality.”

- 3.38, -8.21, apparently I’m a syndicalist? Cool. 

-5.75, -5.69. Libertarian socialist.

I call myself  a New Dealer. I’m not an anarcho-socialist (or a libertarian socialist) because I think state power can be a force for good, albeit not necessarily the state as it currently exists.

Some of my answers would have been different if I regarded “there are good aspects of X” as meaning the same thing as “X is good.”

(Source: kuribohsatan)

06 5 / 2014

porcelain72:

This is one of those posts that seems embarrassing, even though there’s no reason it should. And yet, I’ll go ahead.

When the deadline for enrolling for Obamacare ended last month, depending on who you asked, it was either a smashing success or a woeful failure. The reasoning for believing it to…

30 4 / 2014

I guess I should post the picture of me with de Blasio.

I guess I should post the picture of me with de Blasio.