“Obama continues to blame anyone and everyone for the drought but himself.”—Press release from the office of John Boehner, 8/13/2012. And you silly people thought the President was not given godlike powers.
Great Britain:LET'S HAVE GILDEROY LOCKHART START THIS MOTHER FUCKER THEN SET FIRE TO THE FUCKING RAIN AND THEN WE'LL PARACHUTE THE QUEEN OUT WITH JAMES BOND. HEY! WHY NOT HAVE JK ROWLING READ THE WHOLE WORLD A STORY THEN MAKE A HUGE ASS VOLDEMORT APPEAR??? FUCK HOW ABOUT DURING THE CLOSING CEREMONY LET'S MAKE RUSSEL BRAND DRESS UP AS WILLY WONKA THEN SHOW BORIS DANCING AND WHY NOT MAKE THE FACE OF LENNON USING PAPER OR SOMETHING AND FREDDIE MERCURY CAN SING THE CROWD TO TEARS THEN WHY NOT BRING OUT THE SPICE GIRLS BECAUSE REASONS. HEY WHY DON'T WE ALSO ADD SOME INDIANS THROWING POWDER AT ERIC IDLE?
“Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace is transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender.”—Eckhart Tolle (via nezua)
“The more you document your own life, the more you check in, you tweet, the more you post photos of what you did last night, the more you do all of this stuff, or even in my case, the more you listen for little lines of dialogue that can make their way into stories, the more you photograph moments, in a way, the more you start to step out of those moments, and if you do that too much, you become a spectator to your own life.”—Jonathan Harris
“Some people would always rather be somewhere else. There “here” is never good enough. Through self-observation, find out if that is the case in your life. Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally. If you want to take responsibility for your life, you must choose one of those three options, and you must choose now.”—Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now (via sevenlittleindians)
“The first prerequisite for protecting the environment is a functioning democracy. In any other system, those with the most money to spend or, in other circumstances, the most thugs to deploy, win the political battles. The further from democracy a nation strays, the greater the opportunities to destroy the world’s living systems, however unpopular that destruction may be. The foremost threat to democratic values in countries like the US and the UK is the freedom with which billionaires and corporations can pay people and parties to represent their views. Protecting the environment, like protecting the welfare of a nation’s poorest and weakest people, requires a sweeping reform of political funding, on both sides of the Atlantic.”—
“RE: Chik-Fil-A controversy
I have never felt so alien in my own country as I did today while covering the restaurant’s supporters. The level of hatred, unfounded fear and misinformed people was astoundingly sad. I can’t even print some of the things people said.”—Journalist Mark Krzos on covering the Chick-Fil-A beat RE: Chik-Fil-A… (via journalofajournalist)