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No Soliciting




http://www.neatorama.com/neatopicto/2015/02/22/This-No-Soliciting-Sign-is-No-Match-for-Girl-Scout-Cookies/

Political Illiterates


http://jobsanger.blogspot.com/2015/09/political-illiterates.html

"I support Donald Trump. Ted Cruz is my second choice. Never Jeb!"


Trump fights. Trump wins. I want an Alpha Male who is going to take it to the enemy. I am tired of supporting losers. I used to vote for President based on their positions. Now I am going to vote for President based on emotion. I want a strong man to be president, an Alpha male, somebody who is going to rip the other side a new one. I am tired of losing the fight before we even have a fight. That is why I support Donald Trump. Ted Cruz is my second choice. Never Jeb!



more scary stuff here:
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/08/donald-trump-voters/401408/#Trump%20Knows%20It's%20All%20a%20Joke
http://www.balloon-juice.com/2015/09/24/hes-got-big-balls-and-shes-got-big-balls/#comments

Don't Worry Yogi...

Teachable moment gone viral

WED SEP 23, 2015 AT 04:01 PM PDT
Teachable moment gone viral
by rserven


Liv Hnilicka is a Minneapolis waitress. She shared a story on Facebook on Sunday that has gone viral.

This afternoon I was at my waitressing job on a beautiful early fall afternoon. Two parents and their young daughter came in; the tall burly dad adorably scratching his back on the door as they walked in. As I was filling the water station, he came up to me and said, "My daughter just asked if you were a boy or a girl. I didn't want to speak for you so would you like to talk to her?" I nervously said yes and walked to their table. "Hi, I like your hair ribbon," I said. "I heard you asked if I was a boy or girl. I think the important thing to remember is that everyone can be anything they want to be in this world. And it's also important to try to be the best selves we can be for our family and friends. And even to strangers. So to answer your question, I was told that I was a boy when I was little and now I live my adult life as a girl. It sounds complicated but it's actually pretty simple. Do you have any questions for me?" She looked at me smiling and simply said, "Nope!"

I walked away from the table feeling really good about parents intentionally engaging their children about possibly difficult topics. And showing that giving people the power to voice their truths in this complicated world is beautiful and healing.

Way to go, mom and dads out there making space for transfolks/gnc people like me. ❤

(Also I made this post public in case you want to share it with parents you may know.)

--Liv Hnilicka

https://www.facebook.com/stevehnilicka?fref=nf

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/09/23/1424048/-Teachable-moment-gone-viral
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trans-waitress-child_560180d6e4b08820d91a3ecf?utm_hp_ref=transgender

Republicans don't believe in the arts.

A Thomas Hart Benton Mural, Repurposed as a Writing Desk
By ANNE MARIE HANKINS SEPTEMBER 22, 2015 12:27 PM



https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1054829304527970&set=a.101702653173978.3616.100000027327027&type=1


Valinda Freed, left, vice chairwoman of the Missouri Republican Party, writes on a business card atop a Thomas Hart Benton painting in the Missouri Statehouse.


COLUMBIA, Mo. — A community newspaper photographer’s picture of a Republican official using a Thomas Hart Benton mural as a writing backdrop went viral on Monday.

Dave Marner, the editor of the Gasconade County (Missouri) Republican, took the picture of the Missouri Republican Party’s vice chairwoman, Valinda Freed, and an unidentified man, scribbling on business cards pressed against the mural. Mr. Marner was covering a veto session at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City last Wednesday when he snapped the photo.

“I was befuddled,” he said. “Who exchanges numbers on a Thomas Hart Benton mural?”

Mr. Marner shared the photo on his Facebook page Friday afternoon, and art bloggers and news organizations began to pick it up. “People from at least eight foreign countries have shared the photo,” said Mr. Marner, who has been a photojournalist for more than 30 years. “I’ve never had a photo just go ballistic like this."

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/09/22/a-thomas-hart-benton-mural-repurposed-as-a-writing-desk/?_r=1

Exactly Kim

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Fox News hits back at Trump

Fox News hits back at Trump:

He declared boycott after we canceled his O'Reilly appearance


http://hill.cm/VCbLQQd
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/254655-trump-puts-moratorium-on-fox-interviews

Pope Francis: I am not a liberal

Pope Francis: I am not a liberal
https://twitter.com/thehill/status/646738316784742400

Shortly before Pope Francis touched down on U.S. soil for the first time on Tuesday, he assured journalists that he is not a liberal, according to reports.

“Some people might say some things sounded slightly more left-ish, but that would be a mistake of interpretation,” Francis said aboard his flight from Cuba to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

“It is I who follows the church ... my doctrine on all this ... on economic imperialism, is that of the social doctrine of the church," Francis added, according to Time.

Francis arrived to cheers and chants welcoming him to the U.S. when he landed outside Washington, D.C., where he will address a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday, with speculation running rampant about what he might discuss.

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Scalia is sad & that makes me happy.

In his speech, Scalia distinguished "originalism," which calls for adherence to the original text and meaning of the Constitution when interpreting it, from the theory of a "living" Constitution, which views the document as one that evolves and changes over time without being amended.

"They're not adhering to the text, they're operating as policy makers," Scalia, an "originalist," said of believers in a "living" Constitution. "They're not interpreting the constitution. They're writing one, they're revising one."

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On Tuesday, he called the same-sex marriage ruling "the furthest imaginable extension of the Supreme Court doing whatever it wants."

Scalia also noted that only one sitting Supreme Court Justice, Clarence Thomas, is from the South: The others are from California, New York and New Jersey. He said believers of a "living" Constitution should be upset by that.

"You should be upset because these people are making a new Constitution and they are terribly unrepresentative of the country," he said.





The Pope would probably give me penance for smiling (I would just tell him I am from California):
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/68440dae589743749a1e50ad071d9c89/scalia-addresses-constitution-same-sex-marriage-speech
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