Openly gay Latina wins Texas congressional seat
motherjones: (Courtesy Mary Gonzalez) Mary Gonzalez told them she was the best candidate to represent them and El Paso voters agreed, but along the way, the 28-year-old doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin broke her share of barriers. Read More This is a first. Woo! What—Texas? I just did a quadruple take. My state is usually not awesome. But today, it is awesome.
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nedhepburn: No. Really.
To conclude, many Americans believe that marriage is the union of a man and a...– A three-judge panel of the 1st Circuit Cout of Appeals in Boston has ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which denies many federal benefits to same-sex couples, unconstitutional Thursday morning – affirming a district court ruling that also found the measure unconsitutional. (via...
'Serpent-Handling' West Virginia Pastor Dies From... →
Commentor ‘Habakkuk’ says, “Idiots. See what happens when you bend Scripture out of context? These clowns die from handling rattlesnakes and other poisonous serpents. Good riddance” One of the main reasons I could no longer feel comfortable identifying personally with Christianity. How does one know when Scripture is being bent? As an English major, I’ve been taught...
Study finds TV can decrease self esteem in... →
If you are a white girl, a black girl or a black boy, exposure to today’s electronic media in the long run tends to make you feel worse about yourself. If you’re a white boy, you’ll feel better, according to a new study led by an Indiana University professor. Nicole Martins, an assistant professor of telecommunications in the IU College of Arts and Sciences, and Kristen Harrison, professor of...
Calling “hero” everyone killed in war, no matter the circumstances of their...– Political correctness: Hero inflation (via azspot) Thinking about the ethics of war a lot lately.
Everything is more beautiful because we are doomed. You will never be lovelier...– Homer, The Iliad (via itsfromabook)
Agent 3Z: Fascinating and bizarre classes offered. →
lickystickypickywe: Sociology of Fame and Lady Gaga University of South Carolina: No, you won’t get extra credit for wearing sirloin to class. As the syllabus warns, “This is not a course in Lady Gaga but in sociology; and it is not a course about Lady Gaga as much as about the culture of the fame as… I truly would love to take all of these.
You are right in demanding that an artist should... →
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for...– Flaubert (via kateoplis)
"And you shall love...": For Y'ballul →
Sometimes I write sappy, crappy (scrappy?) poetry: vahavta: When I laid my head on your chest to listen to the aria of your being, I let the sound lead me into the darkness that lives under my eyelids, and I found myself on a tightrope, suspended over the chasm of death and life. The old monsters from the rift reached up to take me down into the dark …
I guess I never caught that bug where you’re only supposed to care about your...– Cenk Uygur commenting on the 49 bodies that were recently found decapitated in Mexico and on the continued War on Drugs, which has claimed over 62,000 lives since just 2006 (via mohandasgandhi)
FACT: The number of students who have to go into... →
fishingboatproceeds: The next debt crisis.