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Several people shot outside Empire State Building

ipsadixit:

NEW YORK (AP) — Fire officials say several people have been shot outside the Empire State Building.

fire department spokesman says it received a call about the shooting just after at 9 a.m. Friday and that emergency units were on the scene within minutes.

The spokesman had no information about how many people were wounded or their conditions.

The shooting occurred at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.

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Photo July 24, 2012 • 1,068 notes
thedaddycomplex:

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy has spoken openly about his opposition to gay marriage. He’s even donated a shit-load of money to anti-equality organizations.
Jim Henson Company, who supplied kid’s meal toys to the chain, recently voiced its disagreement with Chick-fil-A, saying they support equal rights for all.
Chick-fil-A outlets all over suddenly put up a sign saying the toys are being recalled over safety concerns, which is utter bullshit.
I made this sign you can download, print and use to replace any toy recall signs you see at any Chick-fil-A.
Reblog the shit out of this, please. (Likes are great, but reblogs get it out there.) Thanks.

thedaddycomplex:

Reblog the shit out of this, please. (Likes are great, but reblogs get it out there.) Thanks.

Quote May 30, 2012 • 95 notes

"Telling moms ‘You need to put yourself first’? It’s impossible to put yourself first when you’re a Mom…Parenting is not for sissies. You have to sacrifice and grow up."

Fitness guru Jillian Michaels admitting she was wrong and proving the point that, unless you have kids, you should shut the hell up about how to parent. (via thedaddycomplex)

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Photo April 12, 2012 • 15 notes
vh1:

Jill Scott, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz And Grace Potter To Appear On Latest Season Of VH1 Storytellers [Tuner]

Text April 10, 2012 • 665 notes

Matt Groening finally reveals the location of Springfield

gigimon:

fuckyeahspringfield:

For nearly a quarter of a century, we’ve been been plagued by one nagging question: Where, oh where, is Springfield (“Meanest Town in America”)?

The town’s location has been a recurring joke, with viewers teased repeatedly by the writers of The Simpsons. But now, at long last, the mystery has been solved, by none other than creator Matt Groening. In an interview withSmithsonian magazine, the cartoonist finally reveals Springfield (pop. 30,720) is in his home state of Oregon.

“Springfield was named after Springfield, Oregon,” he says. “The only reason is that when I was a kid, the TV showFather Knows Best took place in the town of Springfield, and I was thrilled because I imagined that it was the town next to Portland, my hometown. When I grew up, I realized it was just a fictitious name. I also figured out that Springfield was one of the most common names for a city in the U.S. In anticipation of the success of the show, I thought, ‘This will be cool; everyone will think it’s their Springfield.’ And they do.”

Asked whether he’d ever divulged that tidbit before, Groening says, “I don’t want to ruin it for people, you know? Whenever people say it’s Springfield, Ohio, or Springfield, Massachusetts, or Springfield, wherever, I always go, ‘Yup, that’s right.’”

Source: Comic Book Resources

i kind of wish i didn’t know the answer now :\

life lived

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Photo December 18, 2011 • 99 notes
edatrix:

2011 was a big year, but there are battles still to be won.

edatrix:

2011 was a big year, but there are battles still to be won.

Photo August 19, 2011 • 2,513 notes
timetruthhumor:

what’s wrong with ron paul?
 

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 denies writing any of it, but if he allowed this content to go out under his name, he either approved it or was so ignorant of both the type of people he associates with and the type of content going under his name that he shouldn’t be trusted to run anything.
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.
He is a frequent guest on the Alex Jones radio show. Alex Jones is a government-hating conspiracy theorist nutter. If you don’t know who Alex Jones is, then Google him.
Any of these items should keep a sane liberal from voting for Ron Paul.
His stance on drugs and wars win him a lot of liberal fans, but only if they don’t look at literally anything else he stands for.
Source: steviemcfly 

timetruthhumor:

what’s wrong with ron paul?

  • 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 denies writing any of it, but if he allowed this content to go out under his name, he either approved it or was so ignorant of both the type of people he associates with and the type of content going under his name that he shouldn’t be trusted to run anything.
  • 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.
  • He is a frequent guest on the Alex Jones radio show. Alex Jones is a government-hating conspiracy theorist nutter. If you don’t know who Alex Jones is, then Google him.
  • Any of these items should keep a sane liberal from voting for Ron Paul.

His stance on drugs and wars win him a lot of liberal fans, but only if they don’t look at literally anything else he stands for.

Source: steviemcfly 

(Source: truth-has-a-liberal-bias, via notesonascandal)

Photo August 19, 2011 • 123 notes
thehuskybro:

blackgirlphresh:

mothernaturenetwork:

50 Cent wants to feed a billion childrenThe rapper teams up with Pure Growth Partners on new energy drink that will provide a meal to a child in need with every purchase.

i generally dont support fif due to the amount of negativity he puts out and stirs up amoungst men. but this project is something i can support. and i can acknowledge that he is growing in many ways. 50 says about the project:  “with the rampant starvation in Africa and hunger afflicting children worldwide, we need socially responsible businesses that affect real change now more than ever. And Street King can set the bar for future generations to come.”  the page is in development and the drink is due in september.

…or we could go find a legit organization that would do it with a straight up donation and not as some buy in for another shitty energy drank.

why not just hop on over to Africa real quick and deliver the food himself.  Wow a billion starving kids….that a big number but *round of applause* for his over zealous spirit. 

thehuskybro:

blackgirlphresh:

mothernaturenetwork:

50 Cent wants to feed a billion children
The rapper teams up with Pure Growth Partners on new energy drink that will provide a meal to a child in need with every purchase.

i generally dont support fif due to the amount of negativity he puts out and stirs up amoungst men. but this project is something i can support. and i can acknowledge that he is growing in many ways. 50 says about the project:  with the rampant starvation in Africa and hunger afflicting children worldwide, we need socially responsible businesses that affect real change now more than ever. And Street King can set the bar for future generations to come.”  the page is in development and the drink is due in september.

…or we could go find a legit organization that would do it with a straight up donation and not as some buy in for another shitty energy drank.

why not just hop on over to Africa real quick and deliver the food himself.  Wow a billion starving kids….that a big number but *round of applause* for his over zealous spirit. 

Donald Glover Stand-Up Special to Air in November

(Source: communitythings)

Google to buy phone maker Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion -- a premium of 63% over Friday's closing stock price and the largest acquisition by Google to date | NY Times

it was only a matter of time.

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Photo August 12, 2011 • 84 notes
str8nochaser:

nationalpost:

Infographic: The Perseid meteor showers peak Saturday. Here’s what to look for

I’m going to try and see this this weekend

i’ll be out!

Photo August 12, 2011 • 215 notes
thelefthandedwifeisundercover:

devils-and-daffodils:

sonic-hip-attack:

sageoflogic:

paxamericana:

silas216:

producermatthew:

BREAKING: Texas Governor Rick Perry is running for president, a spokesperson has told the Associated Press. [AP]

A brief reminder for all the voters out there:  back when Dubya and Perry were governor and lieutenant governor here in Texas, Dubya was widely known as “the smart one”.
Chew on that one for a while.

Remember how everyone made fun of Bush for being a C student at Yale? Well Perry was a D student at Texas A&M.



I am so fucking sorry, everyone.
I guess God’s response to The Response was to tell him he should run after all?  I still think he might be pulling a Palin and keeping it as ambiguous as possible for as long as possible just to make money.
/Texas Shame

EW

The part of the Texas population that actually lives in reality would like to collectively apologize right now. I am so, so sorry for inflicting this man on the world.

thelefthandedwifeisundercover:

devils-and-daffodils:

sonic-hip-attack:

sageoflogic:

paxamericana:

silas216:

producermatthew:

BREAKING: Texas Governor Rick Perry is running for president, a spokesperson has told the Associated Press. [AP]

A brief reminder for all the voters out there:  back when Dubya and Perry were governor and lieutenant governor here in Texas, Dubya was widely known as “the smart one”.

Chew on that one for a while.

Remember how everyone made fun of Bush for being a C student at Yale? Well Perry was a D student at Texas A&M.

I am so fucking sorry, everyone.

I guess God’s response to The Response was to tell him he should run after all?  I still think he might be pulling a Palin and keeping it as ambiguous as possible for as long as possible just to make money.

/Texas Shame

EW

The part of the Texas population that actually lives in reality would like to collectively apologize right now. I am so, so sorry for inflicting this man on the world.

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Quote August 9, 2011 • 242 notes

"For someone whose ideology is really defined by a strong dislike for government, if you look at the way she’s supported herself over the years, it’s mostly through the government. After law school, she works at the IRS, she’s there for four years, then in 1992 she starts taking in foster children and does that from 1992-1998 and is paid by the state to do that. She then works briefly for a local charter school and then she starts running for office and becomes first an employee of the state of Minnesota and then a congresswoman, an employee of the federal government. … Her husband is a psychologist [who] has two counseling clinics that like any other medical professional [clinic] takes lots of money from Medicare and Medicaid — and then on top of that, has received generous farm subsidies for a farm he owns in Wisconsin."

On today’s Fresh Air, New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza on Michele Bachmann. (via nprfreshair)

I love NPR…this is so valid

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Photo August 8, 2011 • 35 notes
tvhangover:

Project Runway All Stars cast, host, judges, and mentor were announced today.  Designers Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman will serve as judges on the new series, which will be hosted by supermodel Angela Lindvall and feature fashion tastemaker and Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles as mentor for the “Runway” veterans. “Project Runway All Stars” will premiere later this year on Lifetime with a12 episode order.
The “Project Runway All Stars” designers include:
Austin Scarlett: (New York, NY) Season 1, Fourth Place
Kara Janx: (New York, NY) Season 2, Fourth Place
Elisa Jimenez: (New York, NY) Season 4, Tenth Place
Rami Kashou: (Los Angeles, CA) Season 4, Runner-up
Sweet P/Kathleen Vaughn: (Pasadena, CA) Season 4, Fifth Place
Jerell Scott: (New York, NY) Season 5, Fourth Place
Kenley Collins: (Brooklyn, NY) Season 5, Second Runner-up
Gordana Gehlhausen: (San Diego, CA) Season 6, Fourth Place
Anthony Williams: Season 7, Fifth Place
Mila Hermanovski: (Los Angeles, CA) Season 7, Second Runner-up
April Johnston: (Savannah, GA) Season 8, Fifth Place
Michael Costello: (Palm Springs, CA) Season 8, Fourth Place
Mondo Guerra: (Denver, CO) Season 8, Runner-up
Some of these All Stars are questionable in my opinion.  Seriously, Where’s Andrae? Santino? or even Wendy Pepper?

I’m still excited though

tvhangover:

Project Runway All Stars cast, host, judges, and mentor were announced today.  Designers Isaac Mizrahi and Georgina Chapman will serve as judges on the new series, which will be hosted by supermodel Angela Lindvall and feature fashion tastemaker and Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles as mentor for the “Runway” veterans. “Project Runway All Stars” will premiere later this year on Lifetime with a12 episode order.

The “Project Runway All Stars” designers include:

  • Austin Scarlett: (New York, NY) Season 1, Fourth Place

  • Kara Janx: (New York, NY) Season 2, Fourth Place

  • Elisa Jimenez: (New York, NY) Season 4, Tenth Place

  • Rami Kashou: (Los Angeles, CA) Season 4, Runner-up

  • Sweet P/Kathleen Vaughn: (Pasadena, CA) Season 4, Fifth Place

  • Jerell Scott: (New York, NY) Season 5, Fourth Place

  • Kenley Collins: (Brooklyn, NY) Season 5, Second Runner-up

  • Gordana Gehlhausen: (San Diego, CA) Season 6, Fourth Place

  • Anthony Williams: Season 7, Fifth Place

  • Mila Hermanovski: (Los Angeles, CA) Season 7, Second Runner-up

  • April Johnston: (Savannah, GA) Season 8, Fifth Place

  • Michael Costello: (Palm Springs, CA) Season 8, Fourth Place

  • Mondo Guerra: (Denver, CO) Season 8, Runner-up
  • Some of these All Stars are questionable in my opinion.  Seriously, Where’s Andrae? Santino? or even Wendy Pepper?

    I’m still excited though

    Cops mistook mentally challenged teenager's speech impediment for disrespect, so they Tasered, pepper-sprayed and beat him and called for backup after he rode his bike home to ask his mother to help him communicate with cops

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