So I finally started on the soul eater piece that I’ve wanted to do for awhile. In case you can’t tell its actually carved into the wood and then painted for some nice texture effects to go with the old weather worn wood I used. When I get a bit more money I plan to give it some cool lighting and maybe even add a pop-out foreground.
So I decided I would start doing some article writing about business in order to better develop my thoughts, get feedback, learn, and just show what I can do. So in order to do that better I am making a separate business article blog. I think I shall separate my political stuff as well.
A couple of important things have happened that are worth mentioning. First I have a job working with a friend once he gets back into town and while its nothing big, a few extra dollars would sure help. Also, as long as I am talking about money I should mention I’m getting some back for doing my taxes which means I can pay down some debt, fix my cars headlight, and finally afford to start my art projects which is excellent as I just found someone more experienced (and with a work space) to help. As for my career search, I have been slowly but surely fixing up my linkedin account and posting to more job boards so hopefully that pays off.
ok, yeah, this got me teary.
I love that Obama you know… acts like a human being.
The Bible’s the greatest game of ‘Telephone’ in history. Jesus said ‘Love your enemies,’ Rick Santorum heard ‘Nuke Iran.’
that is pretty amazing
What’s not to like about Ron Paul?
- His racism.
- His horrible economic plan.
- His awful views on civil liberties.
Let me add to that:
• He doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state.
• He believes abortion should be illegal.
• He doesn’t support the repeal of DOMA and didn’t support the repeal of DADT.
• He doesn’t support putting more money into inner-city schools, but does support vouchers for religious schools.
• He believes creationism should be taught alongside evolution in public schools.
• He doesn’t believe HIV causes AIDS.
• While he doesn’t support a federal ban on gay marriage, he also doesn’t support a federal law legalizing gay marriage. Some see this as a states’ rights issue, and this is how he frames it, but he does support other federal legalization movements (drugs, for example).
• His newsletter spouted horrible racist content for twenty years.
• He believes in reinstating the gold standard, which most economists believe was one of the major causes of several financial crises during the early part of the 20th Century, including the Great Depression.
• He believes in free market Capitalism.
• He wants to get rid of Affirmative Action.
This picture of him makes me laugh.
I have a few reasons I’d like to contribute…
- He voted to ban same-sex couples from adopting children (in DC)
- He wants to eliminate the department of education
- He is against raising taxes on the 1%
- He wants to get rid of income tax all together
- He wants to deregulate Wall St.
- He thinks climate change is a hoax
- He is against the EPA- even after the Gulf Oil spill of 2010 he was advocating deregulating big business and oil companies
- He wants to repeal The Affordable Healthcare Act
- He would do away with medicaid, medicare, food stamps, welfare, and social security.
- He was against the Civil Rights Act & the Americans with Disabilities Act
- He has been in government for about 14 years and has only gotten ONE of his bills passed (out of 464)
- He is against increasing airport security, proposing that instead we just give pilots guns (no joke).
- Against the Auto-Industry restructuring which saved 2 million jobs and put our car industry back on top
- He supports a state’s right to imprison people for having consensual anal sex in the privacy of their bedrooms
Also it’s worth noting that the person that coined that phrase didn’t really win all that much.
yeah I’m not really sure what people see in him… On a side note I would like to point out that the gold standard was a partial cause in England for the great depression and not America (though its still not good for us_.
I’ve always had him written off since he thought an appropriate argument was to tell my wife to kill herself. -Joe
I don’t particularly care to rehash all of the garbage he spewed on Twitter yesterday, but I wanted to briefly showcase some of the most disturbing messages that Tumblr politics tag editor Alexander Ryking posted on a public forum last night. I just have one question: is this mature, professional behavior? Is this the type of person you want curating your tag content, Tumblr? Reblog if your answer is a resounding NO.
In order, here’s just what we’ve got in the screencap—he says similar things on his personal Tumblr all the time, but I thought it was important to point out that his troubled behavior is now spilling over to other media:
- calling women morons, feminazis and cunts
- equating the denial of “misandry” (a concept that is overwhelmingly rejected by everyone who understands gender politics) to denying scientific consensus
- stating that women who dislike him must have “daddy issues”
- again with the “daddy issues” thing, which IMO is the most grossly sexist part of this entire tirade
- equating women to dogs
- telling feminists to go die
This isn’t about removing him from the position of editor because of political disagreements; after all, Ryking isn’t a conservative! This is about baseless personal attacks against women specifically (although non-women who disagree with him about “feminazis” have incurred his wrath as well) and for no reason other than they identify as feminists. I cannot stress enough that these attacks take place in an internet culture where being an outspoken, visible woman online will routinely earn you death threats, sexual harassment, and acts of intimidation. Here we have someone completely oblivious to the way his words contribute to that atmosphere, and yet we’re supposed to trust him to edit the official politics tag? How can we believe that this man’s raging misogyny doesn’t spill over into that? It’s absolutely unacceptable.
holy damn thats pretty bad…
But, as slave labor has shown us, it’s NOT actually in the employer’s interest to treat workers well.
Oh THAT! Psh, don’t let history and facts get in the way of Republicans and Libertarians shitting all over employee rights.
I wish just arguing with my girlfriend’s sister over this issue as she supports Ron Paul. Listen, we have tried the whole unregulated thing before and you end up with robber barons, slavery, child labor, feudalism etc… We know this stuff doesn’t work if you just look at history so why not try something new eh?
pretty cool stuff!
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