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casslaxicana: I AM LIVID. A White school official said WHITE...

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I AM LIVID. A White school official said WHITE kids should get air conditioning over “Latino” kids because they can’t afford air conditioning at home so they should suffer without it at school since they’re used to it and she still has a fucking job!? — “I really don’t care how this comes out, I would say 95% of the students at Las Juntas do not have air conditioning in their homes,“ Elsken said. “So whether that means those students are more acclimated and can handle a little bit more heat than the John Swett students, which I would say 95% of their residents have air conditioning in their homes.” — But now she’s “sorry” that people “twisted her words” and took it as discriminatory instead of “factual” aka sorry you’re offended at me saying racist shit that I believe is true. Man fuck her and that whole entire school board/district for allowing her to stay on. I’m so disgusted. We need to fight for and protect our kids.


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ryanbrazell
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I cannot.
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sirshannon
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Someone is getting a promotion!

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what the fuck is that

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So no one gone answer what the fuck this demon creature is?

I’m assuming some kind of robot, but “what the fuck is that” sums it up nicely, cause…whatthefuckisthat

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WHAT THE FUCK IS THAT
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Oakland pitcher Sean Doolittle and girlfriend buy tickets to fill stadium on LGBT Night

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Oakland A's pitcher Sean Doolittle and his girlfriend, Eireann, promise to buy empty seats for LGBT Night in Oakland this June.

When the Oakland A's announced they would have an LGBT night on June 17, some season ticket holders said they didn't want to go to the game. Enter pitcher Sean Doolittle and his girlfriend, who said they would buy any tickets for the game that no one wanted so the stadium would be full. Eireann Dolan, it seems, has two moms. She did not want to waste the opportunity to support them.

From her blog:

Dear season ticket holders who wish to sell their tickets for LGBT Pride Night,

Everybody is entitled to their own beliefs and as long as nobody is getting hurt, I'm happy. I also can't stop you from selling your tickets. I won't tell you that you are wrong or that you are not allowed to think or act that way.

We live in a free country, after all. You are free to think and say and do whatever you'd like. In fact just this morning I used my freedom to eat yogurt with a steak knife because I ran out of clean spoons (because SOMEone forgot to turn on the dishwasher last night). Who was going to stop me? That's right. Nobody. Nice try bin Laden.

I ended up cutting the corner of my mouth on the knife, and it wasn't one of my brightest decisions. But I may have just invented a DIY smile enhancement. And I will sue you if you steal my idea. #America

I digress. So, A's fans; if attending a baseball game on LGBT Pride Night makes you at all uncomfortable, it is probably a good idea to sell your tickets. And I have the perfect buyer. ME!

If you'd like to sell your tickets to June 17th's LGBT Pride Night game, I will buy them from you at face value. As many as I can. No judgments. No questions asked.

From there, I will donate any tickets I purchase to the Bay Area Youth Center's Our Space community for LGBTQ youth.

That way you don't have to feel uncomfortable, and the seats don't go to waste. It's win-win.

Please tweet at me (@EireannDolan) if you'd like to sell me your tickets. I'll purchase as many unwanted tickets as I can out of my own pocket. I also encourage other A's fans to do the same. Let's fill the stands that night!

Love,

Eireann and my hella gay moms

They have also started a GoFundMe program to fill the stadium with any remaining tickets. Her boyfriend, Sean Doolittle, has agreed to match any tickets she purchases.

This just wouldn't have happened 10 years ago.

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ryanbrazell
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#LetsGoAs
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fxer
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Bug test
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MaryEllenCG
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Excellent! Especially donating the extra tickets!
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bklynboihood: cosmicblackdick: The gorgeous 28-year-old Sgt....

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cosmicblackdick:

The gorgeous 28-year-old Sgt. Shane Ortega, the first openly trans active military soldier, has the unique perspective of having served two military tours as a woman, and one as a man.

Last summer, as a result of medical tests revealing elevated levels of testosterone due to hormones he was taking, Ortega was barred from his flight duties, relegated to administrative tasks.

Worse, he continues to faces the risk of being discharged from the Army (however the intervention of an outside legal advocacy group has held that off temporarily).

“Administratively I shouldn’t exist,” Ortega tells the Washington Post in a new interview. “But I do exist, so that’s still the problem.”

Read the full article here…

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ryanbrazell
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I am having a hard time concentrating on the issue at hand because of how ridiculously handsome he is. (fanning)
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broliloquy:gundamdick: thepioden: hair-old-styles: harrystyies: What if oxygen is poisonous and...

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What if oxygen is poisonous and it just takes 75-100 years to kill us?

My science teacher said he thinks that’s true actually

Yeah this is actually pretty much exactly what is going on. It’s why anti-oxidants are such a big deal. Bonus fact: oxygen oxidizes stuff in your cells or, in other words, it’s not toxic, just setting you on fire
very very slowly.
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What if there are aliens out there but they subsist on entirely different substances and they’re just scared as shit of us and our crazy ass hell planet? Once in a while some alien anthropologist type suggests checking out the people on this inhabited planet out towards the galaxy’s edge. The other aliens just look at the naive academic with horror. No!! We do not go to that world. That is where the DEATH BREATHERS live. They recreationally consume poisons and are more or less composed of biological fire. Their atmosphere is made of rocket fuel. We must leave the DEATH BREATHERS in peace. Do not go there. Do not.

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ryanbrazell
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I didn't really NEED another nightmare, but now I have one.
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jhamill
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I will henceforth call all humans DEATH BREATHERS.
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srsly
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Excerpt from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Oxygenation_Event" The Great Oxygenation Event (GOE), also called the Oxygen Catastrophe, Oxygen Crisis, Oxygen Holocaust, Oxygen Revolution, or Great Oxidation, was the biologically induced appearance of dioxygen (O2) in Earth's atmosphere.
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rclatterbuck
3 days ago
The Oxygen Catastrophe is one of the awesome names for geologic events.
expatpaul
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"We do not go to that world. That is where the DEATH BREATHERS live."

-- And thus was the Fermi Paradox resolved
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kleer001
3 days ago
I like this solution, a little more Earth Zoo than most
zwol
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If such aliens exist, _their_ atmosphere is probably just as deadly to _us_.
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Gendering Nemo.

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Hey, at least I'm among really good company...

Hey, at least I’m in really good company…

With Special Opening Act, Tony Smith!

What do Dune, The Road, Blindsight,Anathem, and I Am Legend all have in common? Together, they compriseThe Five Worst SF Books EVER, as compiled by my buddy, Tony Smith over at Starship Sofa. Of course, this is hardly the first time Blindsight has been so honored— but when a winner of both the Hugo and whatever award is represented by that weird forties-era-Popular-Mechanics-airplane-thingy-in-front-of-his-fridge-at-the-lower-left-there weighs in, well, it’s worth sitting up and taking notice.

Thanks a lot, Tony. You owe me a brewery.

*

Anyway.

The BUG and I were hanging out the other day with a friend I’ve known for thirty years. Debbie and I attended grad school together; but while I devolved into an SF writer, Debbie jumped onto the tenure track and rode it to the University of Toronto, where she’s been doing odd things with fish for a couple of decades now. One thing I always take away from my time with her is a harsh reminder of how far past my best-before date I am, am as any kind of biologist (she pointed out a couple of pretty significant flaws in that genetic-recoding paper I was salivating over a while back, for example).

So Friday. Over wine and cheese and salmon (and a horde of cats who’d once again hit the jackpot), the subject turned to this nifty little piece of research in which an anatomically-female rat was reprogrammed into behaving like a male, thanks to the injection of a certain hormone. a certain hormone, injected into an anatomically-female rat, turned it behaviorally male. (This is unlikely to come as welcome news to those on the whole defense-of-traditional-binary-marriage side of things, but that’s reality’s well-known leftist bias for you.) It was Debbie, typically, who saw the immediate potential for kids’ movies.

“There’s this question I put on my exams,” she said. “I ask my students what would havereally happened in Finding Nemo, after Nemo’s mom got eaten by the barracuda.”

Let me just take a moment here to admit how much I loved Finding Nemo. I think I saw it at least three times in the theater— years before I even had step-pones as an excuse— once with an honest-to-God rocket scientist who also loved it. (I belted out “The Zones of the Sea” in the shower for weeks afterward.) Plus I used to be an actual marine biologist. And yet it wasn’t until Debbie brought up her question that the obvious answer hit me in the nose:

Marlene.

Marlene.

Nemo’s dad would’ve turned female.

Marlene.

Marlene.

That’s what clownfish do, after all. (Also wrasses. Also a bunch of others I’ve forgotten.) When the dominant female disappears from the scene, the next male in line switches sexes and fills the vacancy, becoming a fully reproductive female in her own right. So Marlin would’ve become Marlene— and while that might mean no more than a couple of bonus points to some UT undergrad (you can see why Debbie has a fistful of teaching awards), the ramifications reach all the way down to Hollywood.

We live in an age of reboots and sequels, you see. And In A World where even the Mighty Might Morphin Power Rangers get a dark and gritty (albeit unauthorized) update, what possible excuse could there be for not slipping a little real-world biology into a Nemo reboot? You wouldn’t even have to change the story significantly (although you’d need a new voice actor for Marlene— I nominate Amy Poehler). And talk about a positive sympathetic role model for transgender kids! Aren’t we long overdue for one of those? (Can’t you just imagine the drives home after Sunday school? “But Dad, if Marlin can change…”)

You listening, Disney?

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Courtney
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Seriously. SERIOUSLY.
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ryanbrazell
7 days ago
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YESSSS
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wmorrell
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Somebody get Amy Poehler in a recording studio to re-dub this audio, STAT.
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