Posts tagged ask box weirdness
Posts tagged ask box weirdness
Wow. This just goes to show that not all my haters are conservative, but they all have something in common…
It’s none of your business what I’m doing with my name, but since you asked so weirdly, I’m hyphenating.
As for barefoot and pregnant…
Or at least not paying attention. Do I seem all anxious to get knocked up? There’s too much left to do in my life. Plus, I can’t just leave dishes of food and water on the floor and take off all day. For some reason, the law thinks doing that for my cats makes me responsible but doing that for a baby is neglect. Fuck, man, I’d leave food and water, but they’d still have an issue … so yeah, no kids right now.
I’m assuming you’re progressive. Progressives usually advocate for reproductive rights and choice. If choosing to be barefoot and pregnant offends you, perhaps you need to look up the definition of choice again.
Painting a picket fence?
We don’t have a picket fence. Was that a requirement to get married? As for the fence, I hope he would paint it because I think he’d do a better job.
As for buying into the heteronormative establishment in this country…
I don’t have to justify my choices to you. I also question why you would choose to slam me for getting married, as if this completely transformed me into June Cleaver on Valium, placidly placing the roast on the table at 5 p.m. every night. No more activism, opinions or free will…
Yeah, one big reason Andrew married me is for who I am, not who he thinks I could be magically transformed into via a marriage license and a ring. Uh, I’m still the same person, just married now.
Frankly, it sounds like you just wanted to come in and try to rain on my parade here. Not sure why.
Or don’t. My husband is actually pretty progressive himself. We’re kind of a dynamic duo. There’s plenty of people happy for us, and I find it pretty hard to care about your bizarre complaint.
If you follow me, unfollow is in the upper right hand corner of your screen. In conclusion,
So, in the state of Kentucky, where former Senator Jim Bunning (and Senator-Elect Rand Paul), have insinuated the unemployed are living in the lap of government luxury, the maximum unemployment benefit check is $415 a week. That’s roughly $19,920 a year. According to the CBO, these benefits can make up to 60%+ of a family of four’s income when the primary earner is laid off, if the family has another source of income as well. It can even be the full income for some families.
The federal poverty rate for a family of four stands at $22,050. That’s at 100% poverty. So if a family of four is unable to take in any additional income through other means, the unemployment benefits (if receiving at maximum level) still aren’t enough to keep them out of poverty.
Lap of luxury, indeed.
Further, each dollar of benefits spent by the federal government can generate up to $2 back into the economy. So it’s fiscally smart to continue the benefits to spur economic growth. The tax cuts are not a predictor of economic stimulation because there’s no guarantee that the windfall won’t just be saved, invested, etc. Anyhow, the rich have had nearly 8 years of the tax cuts, why didn’t they create the jobs then? The anecdotal story of people bragging about receiving unemployment is convenient but does not stand up to actual facts.
This was spurred by an anon message I received that Tumblr ate. It’s copied from my email below:
"I get people are out of work. But when do we just say ‘no more from the government tit. Get off your ass and get a job, we’re not paying you to sit at home.’ The tax cuts give rich people the ability to create jobs for poor people. Duh. Some libtards are too stupid to argue with. I live in Kentucky an there’s bitches who brag about getting unemployment an being paid not to work while my tax dollars feed their bastards. Suck on that."
Your whole argument reeks of classism, ableism, misogyny, and just plain asshattery. I hope this answers your psuedo-question and I hope you never find yourself out of work, assuming you are working right now.
Click on the chart to make it bigger.
It’s The Onion. Satire. Like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. I’ll giggle about a redneck’s flag because it’s gaudy. Not only that, but according to the United States Flag Code, 4 U.S.C. § 8 (d), the American flag “should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.”
It’s amazing what you learn in the military about the proper care, handling and display of the American flag. How do you know what Betsy Ross was thinking when she created the flag? Maybe it was more like this:
In fact, this version is spectacular. What if the flag was designed for gay man? Would you still pledge allegiance? Maybe Betsy Ross herself was a lesbian, MY GOD WHO WILL THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!
That was sarcasm, by the way. I just want to make sure you got that.
Update: Eh, fuck it, I was going to let it go, but this is Tumblr. Seriously, anon, Learn Your Damn Homophones
DUDE! You got your turn on September 15th. Point A is completely copied and pasted from your first anonymous question, which I answered.
Your taxes went down under the Obama administration. Unless you’re a multi-millionaire, in which case, I have no sympathy. I invite you to read this article.
There are no new “ridiculous entitlements.” This is not a revolution. This is a corporate shill movement financed by FreedomWorks and the Koch brothers.
Where were you people when the PATRIOT Act was passed? How about the largest expansion of government in history under George W. Bush? How about the financing of two major wars, one of which is based on faulty intelligence? Where were you when the Bush tax cuts contributed billions to the deficit?
None of that matters, because the Tea Party movement is a classic misdirection of working class anger in favor of the interests of the ruling class. Don’t think I’m going all Marx on you here - the working class is too self-interested and ignorant as a whole to organize.
You are angry, you know you’re getting fucked, plus, your people lost. That’s the way the political process works. So why not give the angry folk something to latch onto before they pick up the pitchforks?
So enjoy your pseudo-revolution. The rest of us call it voting.
Um, yeah. I’m pretty sure my cats can sleep on my keyboard with a word doc open, then I could print it, slap some pseudo-profound illustration on the cover, and sell it as the next book in the Twilight series. I guarantee at least one fan will buy it.
Plus, does Twilight cuddle you when it’s cold out? No, it just gives you paper cuts and a complex.
Seriously, I would think someone was punking me if I didn’t just lose a follower.
I’m tired, so I’ll let others explain. If you are unfollowing me because I really, truly despise Twilight:
How old are you? And how does that book make you believe in true love?
That said, if you sympathize with Bella, I hope it’s not because you have a similar boyfriend to hers. Bella IS an empty character who spends all her time moping, trying to get Edward to make her a vampire [SPOILER ALERT: That’s an abstinence metaphor!], sighing over how perfect Edward is, or whining because she can’t see Edward.
Yeah, but not really. The hostility I have towards these books is very simple: It’s full of glittery abuse and domestic violence, plus it’s written so poorly, I’m convinced it was published just to see if anyone would buy it. Stephanie Meyer needs to forget shift+F7 ever existed.
Those books aren’t love. They’re about sparkling, stalking vampires who play baseball and are afraid of sex. It’s over 2,000 pages of misogyny and abuse.
And I’m spent.
Totally not a creeper. The creepers are the ones who post about how much they hate me, and I think, “Dude, you don’t even KNOW me… I feel bad for the people you actually know.”
I always picture those people getting soup instead of salad in a diner somewhere and flipping shit.
Good on you for starting the SSA. We have one here, and they had “Stone an Atheist Day” by having people fling water balloons at the officers of the club. They’re growing some balls now.
It’s mostly the students here, too. I have run into many who think Obama is a Kenyan Muslim. We also have the Dick Cheney International Center. No joke. My fiance and I organized a protest of that. You can read about it here.
I’m glad there’s others out there who dig what I post. Thanks for the follow :)