1. Day 82, Really Good Beans and Rice

    Day 82, Really Good Beans and Rice

    Well, clearly I am failing at this blog thing. Maybe eventually I will post more. Right now? *shrug* Mean time, here is a recipe:

    Really Good Beans and Rice, very pithy directions

    Sauté some chopped vegetables (I had a few carrots from the CSA, some onion, a bit of celery) in some olive oil with a bit of salt until they are tender and just starting to turn golden. Add 2 cans (any kind) of beans…

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  2. pugpicks:

    Behold, the grumble to end all grumbles.

    Reblogging for Ezra.

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  3. i’ll take my chance with aliens before i mess w/ whatever is at the bottom of the ocean

    Yep, pretty much.

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  4. Day 4, Caturday.

    Proper Cat is very proper.

    How has your day been?

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  5. Completed in 2013

    Happy New Year to one and all! Look at me, starting off 2014 with a blog post.

    2013 was a slow year…

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  6. "The one huge point that needs to be hammered home again and again and again is that that millions and millions of Americans would already be signed up for insurance or be covered by Medicaid if Republicans would have just accepted the law instead of trying to sabotage it at every turn. The fact that 1.2 million got coverage by the end of last month is miraculous when you consider the roadblocks that were laid in place. The sad fact is that if you currently live in a state that is mostly controlled by Democrats, it is quite easy to get covered. If you are in a state controlled by Republicans, it is much more difficult for you to get coverage for no other reason than the people governing your state, as well as the majority of citizens occupying it, just plain hate the President."
     
  7. fatbodypolitics:

    I need the full gif set of this scene..because reasons.

    !!!

    (Source: master-kief)

     
  8. thisisthinprivilege:

    This blog got blocked because it was self harming. These people actually believe that trying to not be discriminated against is self harming. I’m done.

    Mod note: Yep. They actually think that by us advocating against discrimination, we’re hurting fat people. They think fat hatred and bias is good for fat people, and because we consider it critically, we’re not allowing those bad fattie-fats to get the torture they “deserve” and hence (as they fallaciously believe) become permanently thin, morally better people as a result. But fat people aren’t discriminated against, right? -ATL 

    This makes me upset. Showing where and how discrimination exists is not “self harm”. Shame on you tumblr for giving in to trolls.

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  9. thepizzadog:

    Beyonce Delivers

    Haters gonna hate.

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  10. fatnutritionist:

    moniquill:

    No it doesn’t, and no it isn’t.

    Wut.

    Also, it’s not “infinitely healthier” if you’re in need of protein and fat, otherwise known as two of the three macronutrients humans require for survival. If you’ve already had a meal? Sure, this could be a snack. Just need a little fibre/potassium/vitamin C? Go for it. But this is not necessarily healthier than chicken nuggets, because that would be almost literally comparing apples to oranges. Chicken and cauliflower play different roles in the diet. Eat both (if you like them), move on with your day, and stop making weird text graphic thingies about attempting to trick yourself with barbecue sauce-covered cauliflower like your body is a dumb dog and vegetables are the fake ball throw.

    Cauliflower dipped in BBQ sauce? Go home healthism, you’re drunk.

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  11. think-progress:

    Income inequality has soared over the past thirty years.

    Credit: Dorsey Shaw, via Know More

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  12. "

    The federal government made enough money on student loans over the last year that, if it wanted, it could provide maximum-level Pell Grants of $5,645 to 7.3 million college students.

    The $41.3-billion profit for the 2013 fiscal year is down $3.6 billion from the previous year but still enough to pay for one year of tuition at the University of Michigan for 2,955,426 Michigan residents.

    It’s a higher profit level than all but two companies in the world: Exxon Mobil cleared $44.9 billion in 2012, and Apple cleared $41.7 billion.

    "
    — Detroit Free Press, Federal government books $41.3 billion in profits on student loans. (via futurejournalismproject)

    Must be nice to be a plutocrat.

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  13. "Men’s rights activists don’t organize marches; they don’t build shelters or raise funds for abused men; they don’t organize prostate cancer-awareness events or campaign against prison rape. What they actually do, when they’re not simply carping in comments online, is target and harass women—from feminist writers and professors to activists—in an attempt to silence them."
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    White Hot Rage (via sinshine)

    Always reblog

    (via thebicker)

    I want to add to this that MRAs really aren’t there to help men.

    I’m a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters and we run campaigns nationally every year that specifically target men to sign up to be Bigs. EVERY YEAR. Because the average wait for a girl to be matched to a female Big is 6 weeks after being enrolled. The average time for a boy to be matched with a male Big is 6 months to a year because so few men actually sign up to be mentors and many of them don’t actually complete the one year commitment to their Littles, either.

    And this is a deficit that is particularly prevalent at my agency.

    Mentoring a kid through a program like BBBS is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done in my life. It has also been the most challenging thing I have ever done in my life. As a Big, I have a direct impact on someone else’s life and little boys, in particular, who do not have a father figure at home benefit very strongly from having a male mentor in their life. They typically do better in school, have a better social life, and are more likely to accomplish long-term goals and take responsibility for their actions and mistakes and learn from them.

    If MRAs were ACTUALLY interested in helping men and boys, they would be mentors. But instead they sit on the internet in their Fedoras and bemoan the fact that women aren’t being forced by the government to sleep with them.

    (We can argue about whether having MRAs be mentors to impressionable young men is a good idea in a separate post because obviously there are better role models for young men and boys but the point still stands that there are very clear things that MRAs could do to tangibly and immediately help men and boys but instead they focus all of their time and energy denigrating rape victims, berating feminists, and whining about services that specifically serve women.)

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    And when they do apply they get rejected and blame feminism and not the fact that they come off as giant creepy misogynists who hate children.

    So, instead of just hand wringing about how males are targeted and denigrated within all aspects of life, I decided one way of trying to help would be to join the Big Brother Big Sister program. The first meeting I went to explained that there are twice as many boys looking for a match than there are girls. They said it was partly because more females than males volunteer. They didn’t mention how most boys have a mother in there life but no father because of the misandric divorce courts but I digress…

    Anyways, as part of the process, I had a one on one interview with a female member of the organisation to assess if I was suitable to be a Big, and if so, they wanted to know about me so they could match me with a little. I mentioned that I carry a firearm everywhere I legally can, I also wanted to know what protections were in place to protect me from unfounded accusations, and I expressed how I couldn’t be with a Little if his father had been forcibly removed from his life because of the vindictive actions of the mother. I think the final one sealed my fate however. I’m not particularly upset at being rejected because after looking into it more, the activities deemed appropriate to do with your Little seem somewhat feminine, but it just further hammers home that even when you try to help because there are boys out there screaming for some positive male role models in there lives, you’re only allowed to show them masculine things that females deem are appropriate. It just makes me sick.

    Yeah, because it has nothing to do with the fact that you said you would carry a gun around the kid, or suggested you might be accused of assaulting him and that the organization would need to stand up for you, or that you don’t want to help any children whose mother is divorced.  It’s just so amazing how they don’t understand how screwed up they sound to everybody else.  This is perfectly reasonable to the guy and the other forum members. -_-  Also, he doesn’t sound like he cares about helping boys at all.  It’s all about him, his hatred of divorced mothers, his need to carry a gun, his paranoia of “unfounded accusations”, and that the organization should stand up for his ‘rights’ over those of the child.  He doesn’t come off as somebody who really cares about the kid he’d be helping, just somebody who wanted to do something to make himself feel good.

    It is sad though that we don’t have more men volunteering and trying to help in these programs. :(  (Though, not the MRAs, they would be so toxic for the kids.) 

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    Alladis here.

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  14. This is the Best Goddamned Gluten/Dairy/Soy-Free Pie in the History of Pies

    I have been trying, for the last few Thanksgivings, to find a decent pumpkin pie recipe that will…

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  15. straight-from-the-earth:

    I was not expecting that last photo

    Hahaha, wait for it…

    (Source: thefrogman, via fatbodypolitics)