New Hampshire Senate Votes to Legalize Gay... →
cwashnock: “The Democratic controlled New Hampshire Senate passed an amended version of the controversial measure to legalize gay marriage today. The vote was 13-11 in favor of the measure. The House passed a similar measure last month by a 186-179 vote. The two chambers must reconcile small changes between the two measures in a conference committee but this is seen as a technicality....
Perez Hilton: Aubrey O'Day Will Make Out With You... →
cwashnock: «Escúchame bien, chico. Soy inmigrante dominicana en España, pero yo creo que tu país es la luz del mundo. Un negro - como yo, como yo - es tu presidente. Todo es posible in tu país. ¿Quién sabe? Un día, puedes ser el presidente. Todo es posible en tu país. Un presidente americano negro - ¡negro!» -My host mother, who delivered a ten minute monologue on the inspiration and...
Yes, Looks Do Matter - NYTimes.com →
“Even when presented with multiple exceptions to the stereotype, we often keep the broad category and simply create a subtype, Professor Dovidio said. For example, President Obama challenged negative stereotypes about blacks, but some people may have come up with a subtype of blacks — black professionals — rather than challenge the overall stereotype.”
Think Big, Even in Defeat - NYTimes.com →
“But Mr. Obama can take heart from the knowledge that all Johnson’s major initiatives remain a part of the national life: civil rights and voting rights; Medicare and Medicaid; federal aid to elementary, secondary and higher education; the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development; environmental protections; consumer rights; medical research; and support for the arts...
Same-Sex Ruling Belies the Staid Image of Iowa →
cwashnock: “‘I don’t think it’s right, but it’s a little like getting married itself, you know? If you think you’re going to change someone, you’re wrong. So I’m better off to leave well enough alone on this,’ said Jeni McCubbins.” (via NY Times)
Evan Rachel Wood gets cast as a vampire in "True... →
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about...– Stephen Hawking (via raygrass) (via heather-rivers) (via tuttifanni) (via bigfun)
AV Club Interview with Bret Easton Ellis. →
synecdoche: one of my favorite authors. Just finished reading The Informers.
Is Being Overweight a Climate Problem? - Green... →
What’s the point of asking a beauty queen a question if you’re not going to base your vote on how she answers the question? Bill O’Reilly really makes me upset. It also makes me upset how much my brother and parents love Bill O’Reilly.
Just because Yale is lost doesn’t mean I’m going to a non-Ivy, reading...– Blair Waldorf on NYU.
Poll: Majority in NY support same-sex marriage... →
cwashnock: “Fifty-three percent of New Yorkers questioned in a Siena College Research Institute poll support a bill that would allow same-sex couples to wed, with 39 percent opposing the move.” (via CNN)
Advertising - The Older Audience Is Looking Better... →
“…boomer households account for unexpectedly high percentages of sales of products considered mainstays of younger consumers. That includes beer, 59.7 percent; carbonated beverages, 58.9 percent; and candy, 54.2 percent… The changing of the guard among older consumers is even becoming part of the popular culture, he added, citing television shows about “cougars,” older woman who...
Like her [Margaret Thatcher], he [Tony Blair] preferred to surround himself with...– Tony Judt, Postwar.
I’m staying in with some vegetable soup, a 66cl of Nastro Azzuro, nyquil, and many episodes of Bones to watch.
Girls can wear jeans and cut their hair short and wear shirts and boots because...– Ian McEwan, The Cement Garden (via anagneia) (via bigfun)
Westchester trailer. I grew up in an area along the Long Island Sound, with houses like they show at the beginning. Then we couldn’t afford it anymore so we moved to White Plains, where they show…the mall. This looks ridiculous.
I Will Play My Game Beneath The Spin Light-Brand...
New York governor to propose legalizing same-sex... →
ctatum: cwashnock: (via CNN) “There is clearly a problem in that those individuals who are gay or lesbian who would live in a civil union are still not entitled to somewhere between 1,250 and 1,300 civil protections” available to married couples, Paterson said. “We would like to try to address that at some point in the near future.”
So why are gay issues so important to me? At the most basic level, sexual...– Meghan McCain’s Memo to the GOP: Go Gay I’m sure the Republicans will love this. (via girlfriendisahomo)
Commissioned by President Nixon in 1972, the National Commission on Marihuana...– Random Facts | Drug War Facts (via retropolitics) (via katharinec)
I just purchased a ticket to Dublin!
I’m going this weekend! Yay!