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I'm Kelly, I'm 22, and I live in Singapore but I'm from New Jersey and moving back there soon. I post a lot of political as well as personal stuff, so if either of those bother you, go away.

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Leaving at 4 AM tomorrow whoo.

Won’t be on here much for the next day or two.

Staunch Gun Control Advocate Brutalized and Beaten Beyond Recognition Now Owns Gun 

iamsineater:

grinder-bill:

“I didn’t want a gun. I specifically didn’t want one,” Dittrich said. “I was very much opposed to hav[ing] one, and I guess I got the realization that the police really can’t protect you. They can respond, and they can protect you once they get there. But, you’re on your own.”

I honestly don’t see how having a gun in a situation where both of your assailants already have a gun pointed at you would help anything.

So just get down on your knees

and die.

Curl up into a ball.

Whimper in fear

and die.

Cry

and beg for mercy

from the ones that would hurt you

and your family. 

Or defend yourself.

Or defend your loved ones.

Your children.

Your wife or husband.

Stand up and defend yourself

or kneel and die.

All bullshit aside, criminals don’t often practice their accuracy.  They don’t often maintain their weapons.  Shooting a person takes the correct mindset plus practice and properly maintained equipment.  If you are lucky, they will miss entirely or simply fail to fire and you will be able to shoot both of the attackers.  if you are not as lucky, you get shot.  But you might stop the attack.  You might still live through the attack.  At the very least, those two bad guys will think twice about attacking the next person.  

But absolutely nothing good at all will come of giving the criminals what they want and being shot or raped or whatever they intend.  There is no good to be found in dying on your knees in front of a pair of scumbags.  

(Source: gunrunnerhell)

Date someone who is interested in you. I don’t mean someone who thinks you’re cute or funny. I mean someone who wants to know every insignificant detail about you. Someone who wants to read every word you write. Someone who wants hear every note of your favourite song, and watch every scene of your favourite movie. Someone wants to find every scar upon your body, and learn where each one came from. Someone who wants to know your favourite brand of toothpaste, and which quotes resonate deep inside your bones when you hear them. There is a difference between attraction and interest. Find the person who wants to learn every aspect of who you are, and hold onto them.

(via h-auptgewinn)

Does anyone like this exist? Is there anyone out there who’s this interested in their own selves?

(Source: stayy-for-tonight)

Why is there a picture of a dick in the marvel tag?

super-meaningful-url:

All I wanted was to look as nice pictures of comics. Was that such a crime?

Happens to me when I look at the Randall Boggs tag sometimes, too

Screw “the Zeitgeist Movement.” The only people spouting this crap about how “the system” and “capitalism” are exploitative are barrel-assed bourgeoisie idiots in the developed world who have so much wealth that they have time to sit around all day and fuck-about on the internet. I’m sick of these people like TZM and the indigenous rights movement fools putting words in the mouths of people in the second and third world.

Here in Brasil and everywhere else in Latin America, people know that capitalism is where it’s at. Capitalism brings growth. Any kind of technocratic socialist regime that’s ever existed in modern history has put civilization to stagnation. This is because socialism can’t handle capital intensity, and that’s just the way it is. You people are such fools. You kill yourselves with your own success. Same goes for right-wing reactionaries

Andreago Madeira
(via whakatikatika)

You kill yourselves with your own success

(Source: goodbyeobama)

John Wiley Price Arrested, Accused of Taking $950,000 in Bribes 

americas-liberty:

Longtime Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price (D) was arrested Friday and charged with taking $950,000 in bribes in what prosecutors say was a scheme to use his position on the commissioner’s court to enrich himself.

A 13-count indictment unsealed Friday names Price, his longtime chief of staff Dapheny Elaine Fain and two political consultants, Kathy Louise Nealy and Christian Lloyd Campbell.

Price and Nealy are accused of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud and tax evasion. Campbell is accused of participating in the conspiracy.

Price and Fain are accused of running a business that provided Price with another $133,000 that was never reported on income taxes.

In total, Price is accused of receiving around $1,150,000 in bribes and other taxable income from several sources that was concealed or disguised, according to the indictment.

Those dang politicians

sublim-ature:

Alpsee, Germany
Edward Noble

thinktinyart:

7 Days of Alpacas: Day 7~ “Weird Al” paca. Based off his 80s look.

donttreadonvirginia tagged me back

  1. What is your earliest memory (visual or otherwise) and what was your approximate age at the time?
    When I was a baby and I was laying on the couch one night drinking a bottle and I kept saying “More, more” and my mom kept saying “no.” It’s something I remembered as a toddler, so now it’s not really a memory, but a memory of a memory.
  2. When did you form your current political views and what led you to those views?
    I was 19 when I really began to identify as a conservative. As a teenager, I was always inclined to support capitalism and cultural conservatism. But I tried to remain moderate and was unsure of a lot of my views. I almost went through a rather liberal phase one summer, 2011, because of people I was following on tumblr. But two things changed my mind. One, I was trying to support/justify abortion for the sake of population control. I changed my mind after reading some accounts of former clinic workers, such as Abby Johnson. Two, one day it clicked with me that what didn’t make sense about liberal socialists was their attitude that you should do whatever you want (drugs, whatever) and it was none of the government or society’s business, but the government/society should pay when you got sick or hurt as a result of your poor choices. That was the turning point for me and I started to learn more about free markets and became fully supportive of capitalism after that. I went through a very pro-market, libertarian phase when I was 20, but then I became more practical, less idealistic.
  3. What was the first election you remember as a child, which candidates and/or parties did you support, and how did that experience compare to the first election in which you voted, campaigned, etc. and the most recent election in which you voted, campaigned, etc.?
    I remember one day when I was four my mom told me that she was supposed to vote. I didn’t know what elections were, though lol. That was 1996. I do remember the 2000 election quite well. I was in Florida at the time and there was a recount. Both candidates seemed “nice”, but in school I was just given an overview of their principles. All the older people around me were Republicans, so I sort of “supported” Bush for that reason, especially during the recount - it made me not like Al Gore. Later, I came to genuinely like Bush. Omg, first election I voted in was 2012. I knew exactly what I was doing. I knew exactly who I had to vote for and why.
  4. What is the first movie (or movies) you remember watching as a child?
    I used to watch Cinderella all the time.
  5. What was the first concert you attended and what was the most recent concert you attended?
    Hannah Montana. Lol. Um, since moving I haven’t been to any concerts, so I guess the last was Rob Thomas at the end of 2011. Fun fact: literally every concert I’ve been to has been at a casino hotel.
  6. What was the first album you purchased (or the earliest you can remember) and on what medium was that album (e.g., vinyl, cassette, CD, MP3 or other digital format, 8-track, reel-to-reel, etc.)?
    Ummm it was definitely on iTunes, if you’re talking about an album I chose to purchase, not one purchased for me. I’m pretty sure it was Prepare the Masses by A Change of Pace.
  7. How old were you when you first used a computer and what details do you remember about that computer?
    I used a home computer starting when I was about 6, for computer games (like Winnie the Pooh games). I remember it was a Sony and that someone installed a bubbles background.
  8. What was the first video game console system you owned and/or what was the first arcade game you remember playing?
    LMAO pinball.
  9. How old were you when you got your first cell phone?
    11 going on 12.
  10. What was the first car you remember riding in as a child and what do you remember about that car?
    A red minivan. 
  11. What was the first car you ever drove, what was the car in which you primarily learned to drive, and what was the first car you ever owned?
    My dad’s car. I think I learned to use the steering wheel and stuff lol in his Audi when he had one, and later actually learned to drive in a Mercedes. I’ve never owned a car.

Thanks!

My original questions here.

Obama: the first President in history to start rumors of his own impeachment

poorrichardsnews:

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President Obama is the first President in history trying to start rumors about his own impeachment.  Why?  So that Democrats can have a different narrative going into the November elections. Rep. Stockman was the first person I heard articulate this well, and it turns out he’s exactly right.  

“He wants us to impeach him now, before the midterm election because his senior advisors believe that is the only chance the Democratic Party has to avoid a major electoral defeat. Evidently Obama believes impeachment could motivate the Democratic Party base to come out and vote.”

Despite the fact that there are no Articles of Impeachment even being considered in Congress, Democrats are already fundraising on the false narrative of impeachment.  

from Washington Times:

In a bid to bring in more campaign cash, House Democrats sent out a plea to donors to pitch in more funds to defend President Obama from a seemingly-imminent impeachment.

In an email notice, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee solicited immediate donations citing House Speaker John Boehner’s lawsuit against Mr. Obama.

“The White House announced yesterday that Boehner’s lawsuit could lead to the impeachment of President Obama,” the email read.

“Boehner’s lawsuit against the President is more than a political stunt. It’s a full on attack on President Obama’s agenda, his legitimacy, and the Democratic process that elected him twice.”

The DCCC asked donors to reach into their pockets to smash their 100,000 donation goal saying, “We’ve had enough of it.”

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"Had enough of it"? Enough of what?  Literally, nothing is happening on the impeachment front because Republicans know that they need a 2/3 majority in the Senate for conviction.  That’s not stopping the White House from trying to advance this ridiculous narrative (with the media’s help, of course!):

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I think you get the picture.  The White House WANTS this narrative to move forward so that they have something to talk about heading into the midterm elections other than Obama’s failure.  

The sad thing is…Obama deserves impeachment and it appears he knows it. 

americas-liberty:

There are countless Christian charities and churches helping those on our border as well Tea Party people such as Glenn Beck and Ted Cruz. There are hunters providing meat and farmers providing fruit and vegetables as well as others providing toiletries and other necessities. All that begs the question: Where were you and your Liberal cohorts, Mr. King?

It’s easy to run your mouth when you don’t actually have to lift a finger to do anything. Good for nothing asshole.

This is a really douchey comment, but it’s interesting how he generalizes the Christian attitude towards this problem. Is he not aware that several churches have very liberal positions on various political issues? Is he not aware, for example, that the United Methodist Church is pro-illegal immigration - as in advocating full citizenship for every person who crosses the border, legally or not, and welcoming illegal immigrants into their church communities? Perhaps he’s aware and wants to make a ridiculous comment anyway to be clever and get attention?

my dad’s been pretty chill about the whole thing.

we’ve all been pretty chill about the whole thing, actually. 

the-crashr:

initial sketch for “Crapital Hill” #conservative #tcot #crashr

Aiiight.

Here’s what’s up. Turns out I’m leaving for New Jersey on Tuesday, to arrive on Tuesday night. We were originally going to fly to Tokyo, because we would have to connect there anyway, and stay for a few days and go to Kyoto. However, my 89 year old grandfather, who has Alzheimer’s and has been in a nursing home for the past year, is sick and expected to die soon. This is pretty surprising news, but not altogether unwelcome. He will go quickly, without a long, drawn-out fight for his life. But we may have to attend a funeral within a week. My dad should be with his mother and siblings the day the death occurs, if it does occur this week, and we can’t be constantly calling from Asia asking what’s going on, or expect the family to postpone the funeral until we’re finished with our vacation. We will have another opportunity to visit Japan. This is just all rather sudden, but we’re dealing with it.

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