- Sam Seaborn, The West Wing (via theaccidentaloptimist)
So she became Secretary of State instead
bitches get it done
Here’s a hilarious Helen Keller joke!
Do you know what no one saw or heard coming?
Helen Keller’s radical socialist activism for the rights of the poor, women, the disabled. And so people ignored and belittled her politics. They argued a deaf, blind person could not know what she was talking about. And so they reduced her to the safe story of a young girl who overcame disability, and nothing else.
Wait I mean haha she was blind! How funny.
So, fun fact. Helen Keller went deaf and blind from scarlet fever (though wiki says “or meningitis” so who knows, I guess) which is something I had. As a kid who got strep throat basically every six months, I guess it wasn’t surprising. Anyways, I always got kinda defensive about her because I thought that if it weren’t for modern medicine I could have ended up like her from something that can now be treated with simple antibiotics. Nice to know that I like her as a human being in general, too, and not just someone who ~overcame a disability~.
oh god when did this get undone all my fantasies of Jimmy Stewart’s ghost going to Capitol Hill and Mr Smith Goes To Washington-ing are shattered.
[STRONG TRIGGER WARNING FOR VIOLENCE: includes assassination, gun violence, and gang violence; first link has photos of Gorrostieta’s gunshot wounds]
- Maria Santos Gorrostieta had been stabbed, beaten and burned
- She defied Mexico’s powerful drug gangs, who twice tried to gun her down previously
- She was kidnapped in broad daylight in front of her terrified daughter
- The former mayor leaves behind three children
This is an absolutely heart-wrenching and tragic story. If anybody ever dismisses wanting to end the nonsensical US drug war and the cause of drug legalization as something frivolous and self-serving to potheads, make sure you link them this article. 50000 Mexican people have died in cartel violence since 2006.
How in the world do people anywhere in the world find this acceptable?
The violence of the drug war is an everyday reality for Mexico. Yet, these stories are rarely found in American media.
Just this weekend, 20 bodies were found in a mass grave, asphyxiated, beaten or shot in southeast Juarez, which borders El Paso, Texas.
Drug war violence has claimed more than 50,000 lives in Mexico since 2006.
Read this yesterday with my heart in my throat.
Not my graphic but felt necessary:
Also, that sad moment when you realize you probably won’t see an openly non-theistic US President in your lifetime. *sigh*
The program of a March 3rd suffrage rally in Washington D.C, for the event of President Wilson’s inauguration, and a photograph of Inez Milholland on horseback at the actual event.
Obama mentions his wife in his victory speech: “…The woman who agreed to marry me 20 years ago”
Romney mentions his wife in his concession speech: “… The woman I chose to marry”
It’s amazing how someone’s views on equality can come out in one simple sentence