A person’s a person, except when they’re not
There’s a pretty big difference; it matters a lot!
An embryo, blastocyst, zygote or fetus
Don’t give politicians the right to mistreat us
They can’t hear, they can’t feel, they can’t think, they can’t see
But they’re somehow, some way, more important than me!
A zygote is floating inside of a womb
While a person will need just a little more room
But it’s not about size, as they like to say
They don’t speak for the voiceless, try as they may
They speak for themselves and they speak for the church
And they don’t seem to mind leaving us in the Lurch
You see people have goals and have dreams to pursue
They have families and friends and enemies, too!
Being pregnant for months is a pretty big deal
And giving birth to a baby is quite the ordeal
My body, my choice! I must say I resent
That someone may use it without my consent
What goes on in one’s body’s their business alone
And let those without sin cast the first stone
A person’s a person, no matter how small
Except when they are not a person at all
(If anyone wanted to reblog with couplets of their own that would be AWESOME)
OH GAWD FINALLY.
So the way I figure it, if I use 3 carrots and make 6 jumbo muffins, I’m getting half a carrot with each muffin. Yay veggies!
Carrot-Raisin Muffins (from Quick & Easy Vegan Comfort Food by Alicia C. Simpson)
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F, grab a big bowl, and toss in:
1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/3 cup sugar.
Whisk that stuff together. I add a dash of ground cloves because I think it accents the carrot nicely. Now mix in:
1 cup plain soymilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract,
2 cups finely grated carrot (I used 2 large and 1 medium, because that’s what I had)
3/4 cup raisins (golden or whatever… I had golden on hand)
and 1/2 cup chopped nuts, if you like that sort of thing.
You have options here. I make 6 jumbo muffins because it just seems easier, and a big ol’ carrot muffin makes for a filling breakfast. You can also make 12 regular-size muffins or 24 mini-muffins. Use muffin liners if you like. Bake jumbo muffins for 20-25 minutes, regular muffins for 15-20 minutes, or minis for 10-15 minutes. Cool in the pan for a few minutes, then let cool completely on wire racks.
What’s awesome is that even if the batter seems a bit too wet, the raisins will soak it up. Then you have nice plump juicy raisins to enjoy!
If it’s real, awesome. If it’s not, no harm done. Here’s to fundraisers!
Dr. George Tiller was murdered two years ago today by Scott Roeder, a pro-life activist who had made threats towards and was very outspoken about violence towards clinics and abortion providers. Roeder worked closely with groups like Operation Rescue and many believe that his connections within that organization helped him plan the murder of Dr. Tiller.
Operation Rescue had basically been stalking Tiller and his staff and had attempted to slander the people at the clinic by putting posters up in their neighborhoods. This organization tracked Tiller’s movements, memorized his schedule, and frequently harassed him at his home. I, personally, believe that Operation Rescue provided Scott Roeder with Dr. Tiller’s schedule which allowed him to follow him and gun him down at his church.
Tiller was no stranger to the violence that befalls abortion clinics and the staff that work there. His clinic was bombed and the was site for many protests and sit ins. He was shot in 1993 by a woman who had committed many crimes directed at abortion providers/clinics including attempted bombings, acid attacks, and murders. Tiller survived the attack and even went back to work the next day.
When it became clear that Tiller wouldn’t back down when faced with violence towards his clinic or his own life, pro-life groups (including Operation Rescue) decided on a different tactic. They attempted to get Tiller tied up in court and have his license removed. That didn’t work, either, and Tiller went back to work until he was murdered two years ago.
The pro-choice community lost a huge asset and resource two years ago. Please remember Dr. Tiller and what he died for: the rights of people to have agency over their own bodies and make their own medical decisions.
“The girls who were detained were not like your daughter or mine,” the general said. “These were girls who had camped out in tents with male protesters in Tahrir Square, and we found in the tents Molotov cocktails and (drugs).”
The general said the virginity checks were done so that the women wouldn’t later claim they had been raped by Egyptian authorities.
“We didn’t want them to say we had sexually assaulted or raped them, so we wanted to prove that they weren’t virgins in the first place,” the general said. “None of them were (virgins).”
Um. Yeah. Like they’d be able to tell. Like anyone has ever been able to tell, really.
I can’t even…
Good job assbag, I don’t see how you can perform a “virginity check” on someone without it being rape or sexual assault. Fucking hell.
This made me SO ANGRY. Because only virgins can be raped? If you’ve already consented once, you’ve consented forever? This shit is disgusting. Fuck you, General.
Ask yourself “Is it my body?”
If the answer was no, then surprise! You don’t have the right.
That. Is by far the BEST thing I have ever heard/seen anyone say about the right to get an abortion.
This made my day.
Eric Cantor explaining why Republicans won’t help natural disaster/Joplin victims without more budget cuts.
Also strangely, he’s describing a situation that argues for Health Care Reform since people don’t have unlimited funds they deserve to die when they run out.
Be careful, Mr. Cantor. That almost sounded like empathy — almost. Any closer, and you’ll get kicked out of the Republican party.
I’m exactly the same way. I had finally set aside money to buy a new computer as my old one stumbled toward its death, but even though I knew I had the money, it took me months to actually replace it- even though the old computer was barely usable at that point. Because Something might happen! You never know!
Gotta love the ever-present spectre of Something, right? You know Something is going to happen the moment you have a decent amount of money saved up — and that Something will cost more than what you’ve saved!
Always! “Oh no, something bad has happened! Never fear, I have been good and saved up $X!…. Hey, what do you mean it’s going to cost $2X?! Well, crap.”
STORY OF MY LIFE. It makes you almost NOT want to save up any money, because a) it feels as if it’s not worth the trouble, and b) why tempt fate?
I don’t know where I came across this, but it’s witty as fuck (via octagon-surgeon)
“Cracker von Patriarch” is my new name for everyone who is a douche.
It was on Tiger Beatdown, by snobographer.
LOL @ “Cracker von Patriarch.” Seriously, I’m using that.
Thinking about starting a new relationship makes me feel tired and depressed inside. Almost like when you’ve eaten a ton of mini donuts, but there’s one left and you’d feel like a dick if you just left it.
Sometimes it feels like wandering in a desert, delighted to ecstasy when I spy water in the distance. I come upon it after an arduous journey only to discover it was a simple mirage and I should have recognized it as such long ago. After a while, you start to wonder if it’s worth chasing down the next imaginary oasis or if it’s better to sunbathe and live with the thirst.
Wow. Way to tap into my brain today. Damn.