Mollie Judith Olgin And Mary Christine Chapa, Teen... →
PORTLAND — Two teen women were found shot in the head about 25 yards beneath a scenic overlook deck at Violet Andrews Park about 9 a.m. Saturday by a couple visiting the park I don’t really have any words to express how I feel about this..
If you want to survive out here, you've got to...
Somebody who can stay in control of virtually any situation is somebody who is said to know where his or her towel is. The logic behind this statement is presented in chapter 3 of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy thus: … a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: nonhitchhiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will...
Australia's Phobia of Boats
Labor has already offered to enact the Malaysia Solution and Nauru, in tandem. It has made adjustments to the way the Malaysia Solution would operate in a bid to accommodate concerns. It has even suggested an independent bipartisan inquiry into TPVs, and if that inquiry found TPVs work Labor would look at supporting their introduction. Gillard said yesterday that it was regrettable that the...
It was always the becoming he dreamed of, never the being.– F. Scott Fitzgerald (via mirroir)
Early Onset of Night: Illinois prosecutors refuse... →
early-onset-of-night: What if a law was passed and nobody was there to defend it? Does it still make a sound? “CHICAGO — Twenty-five Illinois couples were prepared for a long legal fight when they joined lawsuits challenging the state’s ban on gay marriage. Turns out they won’t get one — at least not from the…
Si j’ai su où j’allais.. (Veuillez m’excuser pour mon mauvais français) Je ne voudrais pas lire sur pays éloignes et penser que ils sont solutions. Au lieu de être moyenne de fuir la réalité, les voyages pourraient assister mon compréhension des autres. La connaissance que les gens existent au-delà de moi serait moins effrayant. En fait, ce serait euphorisant. Plutôt que inquiéter sur...
Rainbow Coloured Broccoli: Marriage and serving... →
rainbowcolouredbroccoli: People who say that marriage is to serve the public interest by ensuring that children are raised by two parents … are actually half right, but not in the way they think they are. You see, historically, women weren’t allowed to work and had few employment prospects. This was especially true if…
We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love...– Charles Bukowski (via alecshao)
Read this now: "The Secret Gay Agenda" →
gaywrites: It’s no secret to anyone that when the United States reached major milestones in civil rights, like the abolition of slavery or women’s right to vote, those milestones did not come by way of popular vote. Why should we treat the fight for marriage equality or the end to workplace discrimination any differently? In this brilliant CNN column, LZ Granderson argues that we’re doing...
S’quite strange to be so fucked during daylight hours. I need toast
aka, why you shouldn’t sew drunkenly. you will lose the needle, you will be highly concerned by its absence (and what that means for the future.)
ShortFormBlog: French parliament elections: Mostly... →
shortformblog: 307 seats gained by the French Socialist party Sunday source » Hollande has his mandate: Good news for Francois Hollande — getting stuff through the parliament is gonna be a breeze if he can keep his party on message. Needing 289 seats to take the majority in the 577-seat National…
The Gift of Being Gay and a Dad →
Lovely to read and interesting to reflect on, given the APA’s recent findings (i.e. sexual orientation doesn’t impact the quality of parenting. I know, I’m shocked too.)
We were passing the city cemetery. Adjoining it was a field occupied only by a...– Isobelle Carmody, Green Monkey Dreams
keep your eyes shut: You're Beautiful →
keepyoureyesshut: By Simon Armitage You’re Beautiful because you’re classically trained. I’m ugly because I associate piano wire with strangulation. You’re beautiful because you stop to read the cards in newsagents’ windows about lost cats and missing dogs. I’m ugly because of what I did to that jellyfish with a…
keep your eyes shut: Not the furniture game →
keepyoureyesshut: by Simon Armitage His hair was a crow fished out of a blocked chimney and his eyes were boiled eggs with the tops hammered in and his blink was a cat flap and his teeth were bluestones or the Easter Island statues and his bite was a perfect horseshoe. His nostrils were both barrels of a…
no gold or silver, but crowning one finger a ring of white unweathered skin....– Simon Armitage, About His Person
Now I just want to read Simon Armitage, poetry...
Anyone here had a go at themselves for a laugh? Anyone opened their wrists with a blade in the bath? Those in the dark at the back, listen hard. Those at the front in the know, those of us who have, hands up, let’s show that inch of lacerated skin between the forearm and the fist. Let’s tell it like it is: strong drink, a crimson tidemark round the tub, a yard of lint, white towels...
words eye writ: To His Lost Lover →
eyewrit: “How he never figured out a fireproof plan, or unravelled her hand, as if her hand were a solid ball of silver foil and discovered a lifeline hiding inside it, and measured the trace of his own alongside it. But said some things and never meant them – sweet nothings anybody could have… “how he never clipped and kept her hair, or drew a hairbrush through that style of hers,...
Responding to the "New Family Structures Study" →
“On the basis of a remarkably consistent body of research on lesbian and gay parents and their children, the American Psychological Association and other health, professional, and scientific organizations have concluded that there is no scientific evidence that parenting effectiveness is related to parental sexual orientation.”
When will Mr No say 'Yes' to Q&A? →
rainbowcolouredbroccoli: He’d have to be a tough guy to visit a Coalition-friendly business each day for a quick tour, barbecue a sausage or two perhaps, and repeat before the cameras: ”Carbon tax bad, mining tax bad, boats bad.” Abbott’s good at the scripted event. He stays on message and it is so far working a treat for him. And he’s great when he appears on radio and television programs...
It's not that I'm surprised, I'm just... →
“Under the proposed changes, same-sex couples would still be able to register their relationship with the government, but would no longer be able to have a state-sanctioned declaration ceremony”