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Jennjamin Franklin
Jul 23
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skeletorislove:

Skeletor Affirmations (by ghoulnextdoor)

I AM FREE TO MAP OUT MY OWN DESTINY.

skeletorislove:

Skeletor Affirmations (by ghoulnextdoor)

I AM FREE TO MAP OUT MY OWN DESTINY.

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Today In The Activist Mailing List

One of our committee members, someone who is suuuuuuuuper book smart (and most of you know what I am implying by that), just fed our mailing list trolls in a huge way:

"What we need is a priority queue, which we can create by voting on the things we’d like first. Let’s try this: [LINK TO GOOGLE POLL] Go there and vote for/against projects or suggest new ones."

Such a short career in politics. It was over before he even finished typing the sentence. How does he not instinctively know after 18 months that the committee and mailing list, sponsored by a very aggressive and well-funded non-profit, pretty much only works on the campaigns decided by the board from the parent organization?

It will be fun when we tell this handful of fussy people who are berating us for not addressing this-and-that-and-whatever (these are our 80/20 rule people, the 20% who create 80% of the irritated and irritating complaints) their suggestions for campaigns were outright ignored, like they will always be, sorry for the miscommunication about how our organization is setup, you can have a full refund of $0 if you like.

(Likewise, anyone is free to tell me anytime that my bitchy attitude has no place in the non-profit world ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )

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If this is true, then the Governor should resign

lessig:

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The NYTimes has an incredible story today about Governor Cuomo and his ethics commission.

According to the story, when the commission issued a subpoena to a firm that was related to Cuomo, Cuomo’s aid contacted a commission co-chair and told him, “This is wrong” and then “Pull it back.” The commission then did. 

Cuomo has already marked himself as the reform community’s biggest disappointment — grabbing  reform headlines with an ethics commission that he then hobbled, and then teasing reformers with the promise that he would get public funding of elections passed — only then to sabotage that as well. 

But this — if true — crosses a pretty important line. Many of us saw the tragedy of Eliot Spitzer as just that: a tragedy, because whatever demons led him to his wrongful and hypocritical act, they sapped America of an incredible force for change.  

The corruption here is different — and much much worse. If an aid to the chief corruption reformer in NY has corruptly interfered with a corruption investigation, then NY doesn’t need that “corruption reformer” anymore — because that’s not what he is.

If this charge is true, then this is a governor who believes himself above the law. THAT is the keystone of corruption. 

The Democrats had a chance this year to mark themselves as the party of reform (I hope not too much, or not too exclusively, because reform will only come if supported by Democrats, Republicans and Independents all, but movements need leaders, and it is good the Dems lead). But if this charge is true, then Cuomo destroys the party’s chances here. “Here’s a young, NY ‘reformer,’ in the tradition of not Teddy, but Tammany.” 

If the charge is true, then Cuomo should go: as quickly as Spitzer did, for the hypocrisy here is worse, and so the party can get on to electing its next governor — hopefully this time, one honestly focused on reform. 

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landrykilledaguy:

yes please sign me up

You should be automatically in I think. Check your email associated with the account, or the league page

the league page fyi (have to log in)

#jhrmn  
Jul 22
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meanplastic:

me about to do a powerpoint presentation

meanplastic:

me about to do a powerpoint presentation

(Source: bitchyblackbarbie, via thesheertruth)

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omgstopembarrassingyourself:

cubbyzissou:

Gonna reblog this every Tuesday.

I keep thinking “next Tuesday is going to be the Tuesday that I’ll finally be sick of seeing this on my dash” and every Tuesday I discover that it is not that Tuesday.

(Source: hurwitzs)

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Another Fine Mature-Person Chat Conversation With My Wife

Carolyn:
Nom nom nom nom nom
(lick chops)

me:
slurp slurp slurp
MOW

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It’s that time of year-fantasy football

landrykilledaguy:

Let me know if you want in, and those of you who do, reblog this post. Not many followers since the restart and I want it to get around

Anyone want to trade me a top-20 RB for spare parts again?

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ha! that’s the spread on all pasta dishes with no meat, man. you should know this.

At least tomato sauce costs something to make. So then maybe the dish costs $3-4, if the ingredients are good (especially for fresh pasta made in-house, which is the level we’re at here). 

On the flipside, this is totally the spread for every single time you’ve ordered french toast, pancakes, or waffles at a diner. 

::Dos Equis Man Voice::

I don’t often order pancakes, but when I do I

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Today in New York City Hates You

The brand new Bar Primi serves a dish called “Breakfast Spaghetti” whose main ingredients are billed as a poached egg, kale, and spaghetti.

Price: $16.

EDIT: So sorry but there’s also pancetta involved. Surely not a pound’s worth (maybe 1oz?) But that’s another $1-ish right there.