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What should we make of a billionaire homophobe donating money in furtherance of the denigration of an entire class of Am…
Long read but worth it. Particualrly like the “pants-on-head, cowhumping glue-huffer” comment
jimi hindrance experience · Oct 23, 2015 at 1:53 am
I particularly liked, “must hide my livestock”, “spraying a whirlwind of fecal chunks”, “slack jawed moldering husk of pig vomit” and my fave: “douchetastic buffoonery”.
tism · Oct 23, 2015 at 8:32 pm
NFL owner rescinds $10K opposition to nondiscrimination law
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Houston Texans owner Bob McNair on Friday rescinded a $10,000 donation to conservatives hoping to repeal nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgendered residents in the city, saying the campaign made “unauthorized statements” about his beliefs.
McNair, a major Republican political donor, didn’t specify what comments made by the Campaign for Houston caused him “great dismay.” Nor did his statement, released through the Texans, denounce the aims of the group that has sought to rally voters with a “No Men in Women’s Bathrooms” slogan.
The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, known as HERO, makes no reference to public bathrooms and supporters say the claim is designed to mislead voters ahead of the Nov. 3 referendum.
“Campaign for Houston made numerous unauthorized statements about my opposition to HERO in print, broadcast and social media - including attributing certain statements of belief to me,” McNair said. “Their actions and statements were never discussed with nor approved by me.”
Jared Woodfill, a spokesman for the campaign, said he did not know what the NFL owner was referencing but said the money would be returned.
“We’ve never spoken for him. We don’t speak for him. We are just thankful for the support he gave us,” Woodfill said.
Former Houston Astros star Lance Berkman also opposes the ordinance and has filmed an ad for the campaign.
The ordinance, passed last year by the Houston City Council, bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in the nation’s fourth-largest city. It aims to protect gay and transgender people against discrimination in employment and public places.
Conservative activists said voters, not councilmembers, should decide whether Houston has such an ordinance and succeeded in a petition drive to put the question on a ballot. Mayor Annise Parker and other defenders of the law say a repeal would damage the reputation of the city, which hosts the 2017 Super Bowl.
McNair said he doesn’t tolerate discrimination of any kind and believes the city could rewrite a stronger ordinance that would give protections for “all Houstonians.”
Child amputees everywhere will soon be able to get the kind of gift that previously, they might only have dreamed of, their own hero-inspired body parts … including a lightsaber arm. UK firm Open Bionics has started offering custom-built prosthetics.
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You were so ugly.
I remember realizing how much I didn’t want to watch you, see you, hear you. The home movies weren’t insightful. More pitiful. More truthful. A bad mouthful. Bad moustache. Blunt razor blades.
Stringy. Strung out. Scabbed. A terminal disaster, turned truly delightful accident.
You didn’t, wouldn’t care anyway.
Sometimes I imagine visiting the painted desert.
Painting a map with the sand. Red, yellow orange.
Working with clay.
Feeling the grey slippery ooze between my fingers.
Caked under my fingernails.
Maybe you’re there then.
Staring at the sky.
jimi hindrance experience · Oct 13, 2015 at 3:50 am
! ! !
I went there again. The restaurant was dim and it was easy to slip in to the dark. Under the table, under the carpet. Contemplating my naval. Contemplating the burnt black toast bits, The darkest chocolate. The blackest coffee bitters.
I was locked there, brain churning, toast burning and nothing felt better than feeling sadder.
“Shiny happy people holding hands”. The song burst on, and bopped on.
What the?…. no, no….NO.
I’m Automatic for the People right now Michael Stipe, Why are you Out of Timing me?! You know it’s wrong. I can see you and you’re not smiling and shiny and bouncy. You’re tired and grizzled. Hollowed and worn. You know it’s wrong to feel right right now. You’re scraping the scabs off my skin right now not painting the rainbowiest sunshine smiles on kittens.
jimi hindrance experience · Oct 7, 2015 at 5:04 am
keamoose · Oct 7, 2015 at 8:52 am
I see I’m not the only one.
robot runaway · Oct 8, 2015 at 3:24 pm
That bit of writing is awesome.
tism · Oct 8, 2015 at 5:10 pm
Thanks folks. Amazing what ideas pop in to your head at a Cheesecake Factory.
I remember stories about math savants who saw number patterns floating in the air aound their heads.
The pieces fit together so well.
It all made sense.
It all worked.
I wonder if the words are there,
floating in my face.
Hovering like little pieces of gold leaf.
Embers climbing high
Like fireflies in the campfire sky
before you scooped them in to your bottle.
Don’t swat them away.
But words are gold which won’t decay.
robot runaway · Sep 23, 2015 at 9:45 am
I love this.
jimi hindrance experience · Sep 24, 2015 at 12:33 am
In 1951, American toy-maker A.C. Gilbert created the Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab. Gilbert worked with scientists at M.I.T to develop an educational toy kit.
Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab came with a radiation counter, a
spinthariscope in order to see “live” radioactive disintegration, four
samples of Uranium-bearing ores, and an electroscope to measure
radioactivity. Not only was this toy dangerous and exposed kids to
possible radiation poisoning, it was also super expensive—it cost
$49.50, which today is over $300.
robot runaway · Sep 16, 2015 at 2:20 pm
“four samples of Uranium-bearing ores” !!