“Someone worked really hard to make the language just right, just the way they wanted it. They were so sure of it that they printed it in ink, on paper. A screen always feels like we could delete that, change that, move it around. So for a literature-crazed person like me, it’s just not permanent enough.”
“Listening to Born to Die, it turns out, is a lot like watching the movie Showgirls — right down to the cigar-chomping bad men and swimming pools that populate both — only as told from the point of view of some moonier, more passive woman in the corps behind Elizabeth Berkeley. The album should come with a drinking game, like one DVD edition of Showgirls did.”—
why are you moving to LA? Just curious because I'm trying to decide between NY and LA myself.
We’re moving to LA because it’s the place to be for Justin’s career. I love NYC though, and would choose it over LA in a heartbeat (But, hey, I’ve never lived in LA, so what do I know? Ask me again in a couple months…).
I could go on and on about why NYC is amazing (the food! the energy! the endless possibility of it all!), but at the end of the day this city is not for everyone. That’s something you gotta decide for yourself.
I will advise, that when deciding where to live, you need to go where the jobs are. If you don’t have a job lined up I would not suggest coming to NYC, because it is TOUGH here (If you’re in school and you’ve got money/rich parents, NYC might still be an option though). NYC will kick your ass and send you packing if you just show up and expect to make it. Whereas, I think you can get by a little easier in LA. There’s more wiggle room for error there.
Again, I can really only speak of living in NYC because I’ve done it for the past 5 years. I don’t know enough about living in LA to have a firm opinion just yet.
Operation Rescue is an anti-choice group with terrorist ties. Period.
Their senior policy adviser is a convicted clinic bomber.
The man who murdered Dr. Tiller had their phone number in his car.
And now, this. This. I want to cry. I probably will, actually. And that’s what they want, I’m sure. Well, congrats, Operation Rescue. You have successfully instilled genuine, shitting-my-pants fear in me over the idea of clinic escorting tomorrow. I’m going to go anyway, of course, because it’s more important to me than my own life, but make no mistake, everyone: anti-choicers enable terrorists. Yes, even the ones who claim to be opposed to clinic violence. They enable this shit, they funded this website, and they support the people who created it. They are pissing themselves with glee over it, I’m sure.
There is no middle ground here. There is no compromising. They want us dead.
And I ask you, great big internet, where’s Anonymous? Where are the hacktivists? Where are the people who are frothing at the mouth over SOPA/PIPA as an invasion of privacy? Where are the starry-eyed radikewls who are willing to drop their jobs and lives to camp out at Wall Street and have a drum circle?
Honestly? Fuck you if you don’t care about this. Fuck you if you think it’s all about “the economy.” Fuck you if you’re too self-involved to recognize how access to reproductive health care is essential to economic security and social mobility for women, especially WOC. Fuck you if you are not enraged about compassionate physicians having TARGETS PAINTED ON THEIR BACKS BY A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.
ESPECIALLY those last 2 paragraphs. Where you at Anonymous and Occupiers?
THIS is why I cannot stand people who say shit to me like “the economy is more important right now” when discussing politics. THIS is why I hate it when people insult me for being a “one issue voter’. THIS is why I want to bite the heads off of people who dismiss me for “only caring about abortion”.
I WISH I could not be a “one issue voter”. I WISH I could vote on something other than abortion.
But I can’t! Because right now in this country if I don’t vote choice, I lose choice.
Hell, if I don’t fit for choice everyday I lose choice.
I had a Libertarian tell me the other day that we, as a nation, had to close the Fed and solve the debt crisis and cut the military budget before we could start on “your unattainable health care/Planned Parenthood thing.” I linked him to an article about Obama’s $450 billion military budget cuts. He said the Prez was probably just doing it for the primaries. OH OK. If Ron Paul did that he’d be a goddamn national hero, but the POTUS is just playing politics or some shit.
I was like, “Unattainable? You know basically every other country has some form of socialized health care, right? And why is my personal liberty, my right to choose, up for debate?” He didn’t respond.
This makes me feel sick to my stomach.
DOMESTIC TERRORISM IS ALIVE AND WELL.
Also? If you support this group and still have the balls to say you’re “pro-life”? CHECK YOURSELF INTO AN INSTITUTION BECAUSE YOUR REALITY IS BROKEN.
At what point should I stop plucking out gray hairs? I think I’ve pulled out about 5 in the past week, and I am afraid that I’ll be bald by fall at this rate.
Pretty sure that I swear about 50% more than usual during the winter. I attribute this uptick in coarse language to the f@$#ing freezing cold.
Did Aussie 3-Minute Miracle conditioner revert to an old formula OR is the crappy pharmacy on our street still carrying a realllly old bottle? I literally haven’t seen this formula on the market for YEARS. Either way, I am pleasantly surprised to have the old scent back in my life.
My nerves are frayed from getting my hopes up and then dashed while applying to new apartments. I don’t think I’ll survive much longer, if we don’t get something solid in the next couple days. Still, my current status is: hopes up.