Says Assia Boundaoui of Worldview via FB, “At first I was disillusioned. I’m now entirely resigned to the fact that this President’s stance on the Palestinian issue will be as impotent as that of his predecessors… No hope, no change, lotta bullshit”
Breakdown of the ignorance and selfishness that clouds the judgments of some adoptive parents, written by a mother of adopted and foster kids. Americans are hungry for poor, black babies! NOW! Airlift them!
“I’m not saying I’m able to work consistently out of the premise, but it seems like the big distinction between good art and so-so art lies somewhere in the art’s heart’s purpose, the agenda of the consciousness behind the text. It’s got something to do with love. With having the discipline to talk out of the part of yourself that can love instead of the part that just wants to be loved.”—
Since June, Israel has arrested almost three dozen villagers, mostly during night raids on the village, organizers say. More than 100 have been arrested in Naalin, including 16 in the past month.
Schoolteacher Abdullah Abu Rahmeh, a leader of the Bilin protests, has been held since last month on charges of incitement and weapons possession - the latter stemming from spent Israeli tear gas canisters, stun grenades and other munitions he collected to show visitors.
"Not many writers would have the courage to use a tragic event like a 50,000-fatality earthquake to volubly address the problem of nonwhite laziness and why it sometimes makes natural disasters seem timely, but then again, David Brooks isn’t just any writer."
I love being back at my parents house. Even though they now live in Portsmouth instead of Portland, their new house is amazing.
I have a jacuzzi tub in my private bathroom.
They have the liquor cabinet of my dreams (6 different types of tequila?! more scotch than i can count?!).
I mean, I would much rather live here than in my “cute” (ie: cluttered, messy) Minneapolis apartment. The bed I am laying in is so comfortable…the cocktail I’m sipping is so tasty… the cigarette I am smoking is so…non-existent.
I’ll admit that I’ve let myself go in the past few weeks…months…whose counting anything besides the steadily dropping MN temperatures these days? Nevermind the numbers, let’s just say that I’ve been smoking in my apartment and my bedroom.
“eeewww, gross hannah, your clothes are gonna smell!” well maybe I shouldn’t be smoking cigarettes in the first place, hmmm??
Either way I’m laying my warm, comfortable bed at my parents house (funny how all of this nice stuff appears long after I’ve moved out) and the one thing I want more than anything is to be smoking a cigarette. Many of them.
Isn’t it every girl’s dream to lay in bed at her parents house, drink Hendrick’s & St. Germain, watch 30 Rock reruns and smoke cigarettes? IN BED? Ugh, I can just tell that this is one of those moments when I’m really being tested…
“JUST DO IT” - “SMIKE” (combination of smokey the bear and nike?)
An estimated 31,000 writers, editors and others have been jettisoned by newspapers in just the last two years… Seasoned professionals have seen their income drop by 50% or more as publishers fill the Web’s seemingly limitless news hole, drawing on the ever-expanding rank of under-employed writers.