People who use a lack of education to justify subjecting poor people to poverty are fucking revolting. They’ve invented a system wherein poor people cannot obtain a quality education because they are poor and then they use that lack of education to justify their continued poverty. It’s self-sustaining, vile, oppressive, and a fundamental tenet of modern American conservativism.

(Source: libertarianpresident)

(Reblogged from melzwhimzy)
Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools, and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
Somebody on X-files.
There’s no such thing as a conservative hero.
Balthasar, according to Jesus. The Gospel of Biff, chapter 16 verse 10.

God my face hurts from fake smiling for so long.

Barbecue with Moses

(this is another verse to the song “Barbecue with Jesus”)
(sung to the Christmas tune of “Good King Wenceslas”)

Let’s go to the barbecue, barbecue with Moses.
We’ll go anywhere he goes, anywhere he shows us.
We don’t eat shellfish or swine, because God has chose us.
But we’ll eat your firstborn sons… Barbecue with Moses now.

(And, in case you forgot the words:)

Let’s go to the barbecue, barbecue with Jeeesus.
Goats and fish and cows and sheep, that’s what he will feeed us.
Turning water into wine, surely that will pleeease us.
Then we’ll have his flesh and bloood… Barbecue with Jeeesuuus now.

I cured myself of shyness when it finally occurred to me that people didn’t think about me half as much as I gave them credit for. The truth was, nobody gave a damn. Like most teenagers, I was far too self-centered. When I stopped being prisoner to what I worried was others’ opinions of me, I became more confident and free.

Lucille Ball   (via kather0ut)

Agh! Yes

(via gardennnia)

(Source: faithtrustandfairytales)

(Reblogged from teachthemhowtothink)


life hack: remember to compliment people on qualities other than their looks. remind them of their kindness, thoughtfulness, and intelligence. tell them about how powerful and capable they are.

(Source: johnbaldesorry)

(Reblogged from oknope)
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Bertrand Russell

Woohoo! A Jehovah’s Witness just came to our door, (a Japanese-speaking missionary from Peru, actually) and coincidentally, I happen to be wearing my Atheist t-shirt that my wife got me for my birthday from the Freedom From Religion Foundation! It says “This is what an ATHEIST looks like.” So as the missionary was fumbling through her bag for an English-language brochure, I stopped her and said, “Sorry, we are atheists,” and I pointed at my shirt. And she said, “Oh! Umm, sorry!” And I said, “Good luck!” And she said “Thank you, goodbye!”

Our educational system is formatted on the industry model, with the bell, the desks in a row, and children separated by age. Born with the beginning of industrialization, this model exists for producing the factory workers and consumers of the capitalist system.
Marike Reid-Gaudet, “Unschooling and Free Schools” (via privileged-person)
(Reblogged from melzwhimzy)