Mother Jones magazine on Tumblr: The best... →
motherjones: You should, like, strongly consider applying to work for this guy: We want to add some talent to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune investigative team. Every serious candidate should have a proven track record of conceiving, reporting and writing stellar investigative pieces that provoke change….
Of all the billions of people who have ever lived, will only a select number...– Love Wins: A Book Excerpt (via azspot) I’ve only been saying this for years. Good for you, Rob.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is...– Aldous Huxley (via davidkendall)
God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to...– unknown (via whisperinglion)
Stories are like the hidden shape of the world.– Patrick Rothfuss, booksigning in St. Louis.
I just want to stop time.
whisperinglion: americanwhovian: And read. Read everything I can get my hands on. I wish I could just go to the University with Kvothe and roam the Archives for hours. Visit Puppet and learn his secrets. Work in the Fishery with Master Kilvin. Cross the road to Imre and sit at the Eolian, listening to my heart’s content and perhaps sampling the metheglin. And punch that bastard Ambrose right...
Music isn’t just a pleasure, a transient satisfaction. It’s a need, a deep...– Orson Scott Card (via whataboutzach) Amen. This is how I feel.
You probably won’t know your characters until weeks or months after you’ve...– Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird, p. 53 (via whisperinglion)
Islamophobia Draped in the American Flag →
HUAC 2.0, anybody? “Representative Peter King, Chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, will hold hearings this Thursday on “Radicalization of Muslim Americans.” While hearings on the threat of domestic terrorist attacks are important, regrettably King’s long standing anti-Muslim track record and the choice of the hearings title, “Radicalization of Muslim...
SoloOp: Student Aid, North Africa/Southwest Asia:... →
cliffordcorrupt: uhdawruhhasapeen: I don’t believe God hates Homosexuals. I believe anybody can go to heaven, if they have a good heart. My best friend is Muslim. I think she looks gorgeous in her hijab. I believe the Muslims I know are more dedicated to God than any Christian I’ve… Amen to this, though I still wouldn’t exactly call my self Christian.
I have seen it written and heard it said that love is the most painful experience in this world, a tearing, thorny thing that leaves no man touched by it unscathed. Perhaps this is true. Perhaps it is a biting thing that burns those who come too near it. But it is not the most painful thing. The worst thing that any man may experience in this world is love that cannot be. Not merely unrequited,...
Fred Phelps vs. Forgiveness
I recently posted a quote from Fred Phelps, the head of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church, and realize that posting it as a stand-alone might give the wrong impression. Here’s the quote: “You can’t preach the Bible without preaching the hatred of God.” Now, I don’t agree with this. I think it’s about as wrong as humanly possible. But I still think this...
Supreme Court rules in favor of Westboro Baptist
From CNN.com: “A Kansas church that attracted nationwide attention for its angry, anti-gay protests at the funerals of U.S. military members has won its appeal at the Supreme Court, an issue testing the competing constitutional rights of free speech and privacy. The justices, by an 8-1 vote, said Wednesday that members of Westboro Baptist Church had a right to promote what they call a...
The documents published by WikiLeaks detailed for the world the widespread use...– Chris Hedges (via azspot)
You’re just playing clips. You’re not even news anchors anymore — you’re just...– JON STEWART, ripping CNN a new one for running segments like “Reporter Roulette,” “Random Moment of the Day,” “Today’s Talker” and “Trending” — “where they just show you what’s popular on Twitter and, of course, two segments where they just run YouTube videos” — on The Daily Show. CNN, you were...
The eBook User’s Bill of Rights →
Every eBook user should have the following rights: the right to use eBooks under guidelines that favor access over proprietary limitations the right to access eBooks on any technological platform, including the hardware and software the user chooses the right to annotate, quote passages, print, and share eBook content within the spirit of fair use and copyright the right of the...