These guys had no hostile intent. In Montana, everyone has a gun. These guys could have been local people that had to protect themselves. I think we jumped the gun.
And that number is growing rapidly. Just yesterday afternoon, the number was 4,099.
In the digital age our idea of political activism is forwarding an e-mail. You copy four people and think, ‘I’ve fucking done my part for today.’
I’m glad to see Marc Maron getting some serious attention. It may be his addictive podcast that finally helped bring him to the mainstream consciousness, but he’s been a brilliant comedian in the comedy scene for a couple of decades. Since I first heard his stand up, I was attracted to his story-driven, anxiety-ridden, genuinely self-deprecating humor.
His new show on IFC, Maron, probably never would have happened if FX’s Louie hadn’t succeeded first - but make no mistake, Maron really isn’t much like Louie. Whereas Louis CK’s show is more of an observation of the absurdness of the world in which we live, Maron is more about the absurdness of our own personal stories. Marc’s show, it seems, is a form of therapy for him, as he explores those parts of himself that we tend to be dishonest about when concerning ourselves.
Today was my last day with the seniors, as they move on to spend the last few days of their high school careers practicing how to walk across a stage. I
Let me remind you: Cynicism is a self-fulfilling prophesy. You have no chance if you assume you have no chance.
“But it was different when you graduated,” you say. “The sixties were a time of social progress.”
You don’t know your history.
When I graduated in 1968, the Vietnam War was raging. Over half a million American troops were already there. I didn’t know if I’d be drafted. A member of my class who spoke at commencement said he was heading to Canada and urged us to join him.
Two months before, Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated. America’s cities were burning. Bobby Kennedy had just been gunned down. …
It all seemed pretty hopeless. I assumed America was going to hell.
And yet, reforms did occur. America changed. The changes didn’t come easily. Every positive step was met with determined resistance. But we became better and stronger because we were determined to change. …
The genius of America lies in its resilience and pragmatism. We believe in social progress because we were born into it. It is our national creed.
Which is to say, I understand your cynicism. It looks pretty hopeless.
But, believe me, it isn’t.
Not if you pitch in.
As “Sandy Hook Moms,” we often hear the phrase “I can’t imagine what you are going through.” Well, please imagine it. Imagine what it’s like to lose a son or daughter to gun violence and encourage your elected officials to do the same.
okay i’m not for gay marriage but i’m not against it either like i really don’t have a problem with people who are gay or people who get gay married
i know what i need to do and that is to pray for people who are homosexual
and thats that.
not everyone who doesn’t support gay marriage is a homophobe or has issues with gays.
i am living proof
thank you and goodbye
Nah. It’s pretty simple. Homophobic, by definition, means that one is “prejudiced against homosexual people.” If you don’t support gay marriage, you’re homophobic. Simply as that.
In which some person on Yahoo! who is apparently an expert on role models writes an open letter to the First Lady to tell her that Beyonce is not a role model because she wears rubber nipples… and because people are sold as sex slaves or something. Also, nipples.