“Americans must stop being consumers and start being citizens. We’ve spent too much, borrowed too much, helped send our own jobs overseas and give ourselves Wal-Mart work lives and living standards. This is the profligacy and debt about which we should worry. We need a national renewal, citizenship instead of stuff, a “we” society instead of a “me” society, a civilization not a market. We need to value the janitor and the artist more than the financial hustler. And we need to read and learn our history and everything we can about the world. Put away the video games and turn off the television.”—
8. America is so divided that we need to revisit a belief widely held by many in antebellum America, that the Constitution is a compact among the states. In other words, we need to make peaceful secession possible. As currently constituted, American politics are so dysfunctional as to make the country ungovernable. I’ve got no problem with letting as many red states go as wish to, let them form a new Confederacy. Good luck without the surplus provided to you by the blue states. But…go. Set up your little Southern theocracy. Or, let us on the left coast go. We can’t live together any more and trying to will only hasten national decline.
I’ve spent a lot of time considering the viability of such a thing. Obviously, I don’t have the background or information to even really evaluate such a thing. But it seems like this country continues to grow more and more fractured, and I wonder if it wouldn’t be a better idea.
(And the minute it happens, I’m moving to live with one of you. I’m not joining up with whatever conservative Christian nation Arizona wants to form. I’m getting my ass on someone’s couch, be it in Portland, Chicago, or New York. Will help repay your kindness in baked goods and bad puns.)
The fun thing about people using Missing E and tagging responses to asks is when someone is a rude dumbfuck to several people, and then you can go search the tags for their url and find out how widespread their stupidity can be.
“I’m building character, young man. Watch it in slo-mo, you can see my hit points accumulate. And yes, that Forstner bit on the drill press is vorpal. Carbon Steel plus one, my bitches.”—Nick Offerman’s answer to the question “What exactly are you building in the “Nick Offerman reads tweets from young female celebrities” sketch?” on a Reddit AMA. This man is kind of my hero.
I asked out Gemma today… Guess how? After watching bringing up baby with her, I took her hand in mine and said, “Gemma, I ship us so hard… And So I was wondering… Would you make us cannon?” After laughing for about a minute she said yes. I then made sure to clarify that I was indeed asking her if she would be my girlfriend. She knew I was.
Thryn is very happy. <3
Congrats, hon. I’m sure you two will be very happy together. :3
This is adorably awesome. High fives to everyone involved.
Call ahead and make an appointment to get new tires. Then, when the guy in front of you is told that there’s a two hour wait, you have an appointment and you get finished in twenty minutes. As you leave, everyone else in the waiting room tries to glare you to death. It’s awesome.
What is your dream pizza? And don't pretend you don't know what I mean because I know that you do.
The two things that are vastly important to me, with pizza, are the cheese and the crust. If you don’t have good cheese, then I really don’t even know why you’re bothering. And I know opinions vary on crust, but I go back and forth between good deep dish and regular. Either way, you want it to have good flavor, don’t overcook it, and keep it a little chewy, thin crust pizza is right out- if I wanted that, I’d just eat a cracker. Bleh.
As for toppings? I don’t know if I have one. I love pineapple, mushroom, and bacon. Chicken and caramelized onions with pesto is fantastic. Or we sometimes make one at home that’s just olive oil, garlic, and cheese. I love it. I just like pizza, generally.
Though someone recently offered me deep dish pizza and brownies, so that’s the one I’d really like right now.
If anyone’s that interested in following other blogs I run, I’ve got two new-ish ones that I’m working on getting running. There’s nomorebadthoughts.tumblr.com, which is me posting random things that make me happy, and possibly some depression related things later on, we’ll see. And there’s setmybrainonshuffle.tumblr.com, which is where I’ll be posting random music when my brain feels like it.