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littlexena:

"I’m worried about Schmidt. He’s a Jew in the desert. I don’t want him to wander."this made me laugh by my nose, more than it should

littlexena:

"I’m worried about Schmidt. He’s a Jew in the desert. I don’t want him to wander."
this made me laugh by my nose, more than it should

(Source: likeitsgoingoutofstyle)

jewsinmedievalart:

Full-page miniature from a fourteenth-century Spanish Haggadah, showing a synagogue interior. Note the raised loft-style bimah, the ner tamid overhead, and the way the hanging lamps.are suspended from the beams overhead. 

jewsinmedievalart:

Full-page miniature from a fourteenth-century Spanish Haggadah, showing a synagogue interior. Note the raised loft-style bimah, the ner tamid overhead, and the way the hanging lamps.are suspended from the beams overhead. 

(Source: commons.wikimedia.org)

jenniferrpovey:

readmore-worryless:

"Too many books?" I believe the phrase you’re looking for is "not enough bookshelves".

Definitely *glances at jury-rigged bookshelves that are overflowing with wonderful stuff*

We’ve gone from not enough bookshelves to not enough space for more bookshelves. Have I mentioned how much our cats love our bookshelves everywhere interior decorating, though?

Reblog If You’d Read A Book Even If It Has A Gay Couple In It

jenniferrpovey:

My Friend Is Writing A Book. She REALLY Wants To Put That In It. But She’s Afraid You All, And Society Will Be Judgmental And Cruel To Her For It. PLEASE Reblog If You’d Still Read The Book!

It’s not very meaningful for me to be reblogging this as I’ve written stuff with gay couples in it (sadly, the one with the gay romance B-plot is trunked pending having the time to totally rewrite it - it was only my second attempt and it is NOT very good).

I’ve actually read many books with gay couples in them. I see no reason to stop now.

(Source: doctorsheretohelp)

sinidentidades:

A View From The Border: Signs From A Surprising Rally In Texas

MCALLEN, TX — At least 60 advocates braved sauna-like conditions near the Texas border last Saturday to rally across the street from the McAllen Border Patrol Station, showing their support for the influx of unaccompanied Latin American children being apprehended there.

About 57,000 children, mostly from Central America, have been detained this fiscal year by Border Patrol agents, many in Texas’s Rio Grand Valley towns, like McAllen. Studies show that — at least since 2009 — children have been leaving the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala in droves because of increasing violence and grinding poverty, taking dangerous journeys to the U.S. to seek refuge.

The rally, which was also an interfaith prayer vigil, was meant to counter hundreds of planned “anti-amnesty” protests across the country over the Obama administration’s handling of the surge. Only three people showed up nearby as part of the national anti-immigrant protests. They said they expected others to arrive, but also speculated they may have “gotten the wrong address.”

Attendees at the rally in support of the children brought messages of love, compassion, and sympathy for children for whom they feared a return to Latin America could mean certain death.

Some alluded to the tragic maltreatment of minors crossing the border, such as incidents where protestors have berated children as they are bused to processing centers.

The vigil included representatives from several religious traditions, including Catholics, Unitarians, Presbyterians, and Muslims. Faith groups have been at the forefront of efforts to offer relief to the unaccompanied minors, and Pope Francis recently called for the international community to work together to address the crisis. A regional atheist group was also present at the rally to express support for the kids.

The Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act, recently introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), seeks to expedite the process of trying unaccompanied minors by making the federal government deport Central American children just as quickly as they already do with Mexican children. However, the act would deny many of these children the fair trial they deserve, and would probably only hurt those it claims to protect.

Some 2,000 people have died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border over the past 10 years. That number could increase as more and more Central Americans flee horrific violence and poverty in their home countries.

princeowl:

check-your-privilege-feminists:

atheistj:

Movie Producers be like: “Female led movies just aren’t as successful as male led movies.”

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Are you seriously under the impression that movie producers have never thought female led movies will make them money?

these movies span from the beginning of cinema to today, i could find twice as many major movies with men in them from the last three years

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They should really raid the music festivals for the sake of raiding the music festivals. I want all the hipsters rounded up and forced to do hard labor for pennies an hour.

They should really raid the music festivals for the sake of raiding the music festivals. I want all the hipsters rounded up and forced to do hard labor for pennies an hour.

(Source: katara)

That’s about as much serious posting as I can withstand right now. Time to go back to muppets and pretending everything’s not completely messed up.