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The Sun's not yellow it's chicken

JTEM whining about this & that, plus the secrets of the universe and the occasional chicken recipe.

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Nov 9 '13
Jul 23 '13

I forgot the *Hugs*!

Jul 23 '13

Another reason why you suck

  • Your friends: Hey, we haven't gotten together in a while. Want to do a movie? I think Star Trek is playing downtown. I wanted to see that film, and the theater is convenient for the both of us. How about we meet up there Friday night?
  • My friends: I will be attending a specific movie at a specific theater on Friday. I would like you to occupy the seat next to me, sparing me any awkward interactions with strangers. Meet me out front. I will be arriving approximately 15 minutes before screen time with an excellent chance that I will be late. If I do not immediately spot you I will proceed into the theater without delay, leaving you wondering if you missed me, I blew you off or if I got seated without you. Upon completion of the screening I will be traveling directly home. Alone. If I walked or took public transportation I will be expecting you to drive me. If this is the case you will utilize the shortest, most direct route without intervening stops.
May 18 '13
May 8 '13
May 5 '13
nolife-likelowlife:

jtem:

NOTE:  It’s *Way*  too soon to pass judgment on Tunisia.  But, elections will be held later this year, and as of now the largest seat holder (by far) in the assembly is the Islamist Nahda party, with just shy of 3 times as many seats as the next largest party — the Nahda party had previously been banned for terrorist activity.
So, yeah, it  __Is__  easy to lump all these “revolutions” together, just like you said…
P.S.  Tunisia isn’t actually “Arab.”  It’s Berber.  True, the Muslim crusades did pretty much suffocate (to death) the indigenous cultures which it conquered — supplanting the language & identity of the people — but the genetics never changed.  North Africa is still primarily Berber, and has been since… well… always.  In fact, the Berber are often described as some of the closest remaining ancestors to the Cro Magnon…
Time to cry about the “Native Americans” and those darn Europeans, right? 

If it is too soon to pass judgement then it is too soon to pass judgement on any of the new governments in the Middle East. 

No it isn’t.  We can damn well see what direction things are heading in, and they are heading directly towards crazy-scary religious fanatics… again.

nolife-likelowlife:

jtem:

NOTE:  It’s *Way*  too soon to pass judgment on Tunisia.  But, elections will be held later this year, and as of now the largest seat holder (by far) in the assembly is the Islamist Nahda party, with just shy of 3 times as many seats as the next largest party — the Nahda party had previously been banned for terrorist activity.

So, yeah, it  __Is__  easy to lump all these “revolutions” together, just like you said…


P.S.  Tunisia isn’t actually “Arab.”  It’s Berber.  True, the Muslim crusades did pretty much suffocate (to death) the indigenous cultures which it conquered — supplanting the language & identity of the people — but the genetics never changed.  North Africa is still primarily Berber, and has been since… well… always.  In fact, the Berber are often described as some of the closest remaining ancestors to the Cro Magnon…

Time to cry about the “Native Americans” and those darn Europeans, right? 

If it is too soon to pass judgement then it is too soon to pass judgement on any of the new governments in the Middle East.

No it isn’t.  We can damn well see what direction things are heading in, and they are heading directly towards crazy-scary religious fanatics… again.

(Source: instaconservative)

Apr 27 '13
  • Me: I feel silly.
  • Silly: STOP touching me!
May 25 '12

aribaandantarctica asked:

Don't forget that you Westerners are still brainwashed with the idea of freedom. You saying "remove your rags of shame" is sexism. It is so sexist, and I'm baffled that you don't realize it. I live in the US, and I have never had someone so rudely tell me to take off my hijab.I've had people commend me for it. Are you mad that Americans are widely growing to accept that Muslims WILL live here with our set beliefs? Stay mad, because it's happening and one person like you will never stop it.

I’m telling you that you’re mired in sexism and you need to free yourself. What I am saying is true.

Reality isn’t a popularity contest. No matter how many people tell you to your face, you are shackled by sexism and you need to free yourself.

Don’t like it?  Tough.  Real life often sucks, and the realization that you are the willing slave to sexism must bite. But you have the power to change the world for the better, just by changing your life. Stop being the slave who kisses their chains. Take them off. You have the key and you always have.