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Date someone who gives you the same feeling of when you see your food coming at a restaurant
THE REALEST THING I HAVE EVER READ (via lilwombatprincess)

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magnacarterholygrail:

vinegod:

Didn’t see that one coming by Thomas Sanders

#blackexcellence

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cartoonpolitics:

“If they do it, it’s terrorism. If we do it, it’s ‘counter-terrorism’ ” ..(Noam Chomsky)

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There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.

Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist (via magiquotes)

Is this what you call a book burning?

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Posted 4 hours ago

UNCONSCIONABLE: Tennessee’s Refusal To Expand Medicaid Forced This Couple To Get A Divorce

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Larry and Linda Drain

Larry and Linda Drain

CREDIT: FACEBOOK

Larry and Linda Drain were happily married for more than 33 years. The only reason they’re now living apart is because they have no other way to ensure that Linda can get the medical care she needs for her epilepsy — thanks to their lawmakers’ decision to resist implementing Obamacare.

As the Tennessean reports, the couple decided to separate this fall because their household income puts them above the threshold for Tennessee’s public insurance program, called TennCare. Since Tennessee has refused to accept Obamacare’s optional Medicaid expansion, the Drains fall into what’s known as the coverage gap: They make too much money to qualify for TennCare, but they make too little to receive federal subsidies to buy a plan on Obamacare’s new private marketplace.

Linda Drain’s epilepsy causes her to suffer painful seizures and keeps her from holding down a steady job. Without insurance, she can’t afford the medications she needs to help prevent those seizures. But, thanks to 62-year-old Larry’s Social Security benefits, the couple began earning more than $1,102 each month in non-wage income — which is too much money to maintain Linda’s access to health benefits through the state.

So Linda has gone to desperate lengths to remain eligible for TennCare. She split from her husband to avoid hitting the monthly household income limit and sometimes stays in a homeless shelter in Knoxville. Meanwhile, Larry continues to live in the apartment that they once shared together. The couple doesn’t see each other every day anymore, and they miss each other’s company. “A thousand little things have been ripped away from us. Little things that people do,” Larry told the Tennessean.

A little over a month ago, Larry started writing a letter to Gov. Bill Haslam (R) every single day, imploring him to consider his wife’s situation and agree to expand Medicaid. He posts all the letters on his blog. He’s up to 44 letters by now, but he hasn’t yet received a response from the governor’s office. Now that the Tennessean has covered his story, Larry is hoping that Haslam may agree to meet.

“I want to sit down in a room with you. I want to be worth 15 or 20 minutes. That is it,” Larryexplained in the letter he wrote on July 5th. “I want to know that you consider an ordinary voice important. It doesn’t seem like such a big deal.”

Tennessee isn’t alone. Twenty four states are still blocking Medicaid expansion, a major provision in the health law that the Supreme Court ruled to be optional. That’s denying coverage from some of the most vulnerable residents in the country. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly five million low-income Americans across the country fall into the coverage gap; other estimates put that figure closer to six million.

In order to pressure GOP lawmakers to expand Medicaid, supporters of the program have been highlighting the tragic stories of individuals like Larry and Linda Drain who are locked out of Obamacare altogether. A recent study conducted by Harvard researchers estimated that as many as 17,000 people will die directly as a result of their states refusing to expand Medicaid, which has led some protesters to bring coffins to their state capitols and accuse their lawmakers of supporting “death panels.” Faith leaders across the country have framed the policy as a moral issue.

The decision to reject Medicaid expansion has an impact beyond the people in the coverage gap, too. State lawmakers’ resistance to this particular Obamacare provision is also preventing rural hospitals that serve low-income and uninsured patients from getting the funding they need. Without the extra income from newly insured Medicaid patients, rural hospitals in impoverished areas are being forced to close. This summer, a hospital in Brownville, Tennessee is meeting that fate.

Although Medicaid opponents typically say that expanding the program is too expensive, there are actually significant financial benefits for states that reduce their population of uninsured residents. Thanks to the generous federal funding designated for states that expand Medicaid, implementing this policy could actually help Tennessee receive over $9.4 billion in revenue between 2014 and 2019 and create over 21,800 jobs in the health care sector.

Source: Tara Culp-Ressler for ThinkProgress

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last nights haul

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http://lgbtlaughs.tumblr.com/post/91158401595/shakethecobwebs-sandryfatoren

shakethecobwebs:

sandryfatoren:

shakethecobwebs:

Today, a man at First Friday refused to hula hoop with us because he’s “not a fucking homo.” Dudes, I’m here to tell you that if your masculinity is so fragile that a hula hoop could crush it, you have some things in your life that…

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liberalisnotadirtyword:

So I’ve been hearing a lot about the concept of “respectability politics:” this bullshit notion that if black people just “dressed right,” “talked right,” and “carried themselves better,” that they would finally “earn” the respect and equality they seek.

But then I…

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I’ll tell you the most believable thing about [Orange Is The New Black] is the idea that Piper only got 15 months for running dope money…I’m a white blonde girl who went out and willfully fucked up and committed armed robbery, and I got five years. There were tons of black girls in my prison who were holding onto a bag of dope for a couple of days, and they always seemed to get, like, 10 years. If you ever find yourself in prison and wonder why there’s tension between white and black, shit like that is probably one of the reasons.
Posted 19 hours ago
As far as we can tell, Hobby Lobby is “Christian” because it’s closed on Sundays…and now they don’t have to pay for birth control. And that’s it. It’s not their purchasing practices. It’s not their corporate structure. Hobby Lobby does not define itself as “Christian” because of some broad international humanitarian work that everyone knows about. Like a certain fast-food chain, we are witness to a national corporation representing our faith in the thinnest of terms.
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im-atlanta-blue:

georgeslays:

Will and Kate are honestly the cutest

you know, i really don’t care too much about most celeb couples, but i really adore them. they really are amazing together.

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bearfluff:

i can’t wait until october when there’s no sun outside and everything is cute colors and it’s cold and there are terrible horror movies on tv, my power is at its peak then

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