not sure if you guys are aware but Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak runs his own twitter and it’s the best thing ever. on snow days especially.
In Mpls this is how we’re alerted to snow emergency parking.
Nelson Mandela has passed away.
He lived one of the great lives of the twentieth century: he was an international icon who brought democratic rule and human rights to South Africa. But to thrive in the twenty-first century, the country needs not hope and activism but technocrats and engineers who can develop workable solutions to the messy realities of urban blight and rural poverty.
Read more: http://fam.ag/18lZNfE
Q: Larry, does the President have any reaction to the announcement—the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, that AIDS is now an epidemic and have over 600 cases?
MR. SPEAKES: What’s AIDS?
Q: Over a third of them have died. It’s known as “gay plague.” (Laughter.) No, it is. I mean it’s a pretty serious thing that one in every three people that get this have died. And I wondered if the President is aware of it?
MR. SPEAKES: I don’t have it. Do you? (Laughter.)
Q: No, I don’t.
MR. SPEAKES: You didn’t answer my question.
Q: Well, I just wondered, does the President—
MR. SPEAKES: How do you know? (Laughter.)
Q: In other words, the White House looks on this as a great joke?
MR. SPEAKES: No, I don’t know anything about it, Lester.
Q: Does the President, does anybody in the White House know about this epidemic, Larry?
MR. SPEAKES: I don’t think so. I don’t think there’s been any—
Q: Nobody knows?
MR. SPEAKES: There has been no personal experience here, Lester.
Q: No, I mean, I thought you were keeping—
MR. SPEAKES: I checked thoroughly with Dr. Ruge this morning and he’s had no—(laughter)—no patients suffering from AIDS or whatever it is.
Q: The President doesn’t have gay plague, is that what you’re saying or what?
MR. SPEAKES: No, I didn’t say that.
Q: Didn’t say that?
MR. SPEAKES: I thought I heard you on the State Department over there. Why didn’t you stay there? (Laughter.)
Q: Because I love you, Larry, that’s why. (Laughter.)
MR. SPEAKES: Oh, I see. Just don’t put it in those terms, Lester. (Laughter.)
Q: Oh, I retract that.
MR. SPEAKES: I hope so.
Q: It’s too late.
was voldemort a virgin
Imagine being the chick to do the frick frack with the Dark Lord Voldy.
TUMBLR DOT COM: WHERE WE CAN DISCUSS HAVING SEX WITH VOLDEMORT BUT WE CAN’T ACTUALLY SAY THE WORD SEX
doing the do with you know who
Chamber of Secrets Voldemort was a power bottom. Don’t pretend he wasn’t.
#CultureMatters, and so does appropriation out of respect. - Every Year Promotional Thanksgiving Eve Bashes they do this for example. Hard Rock Hotel (national corp. chain who should practice business without stereotyping, and racism), and include their Sponsors:
Thanksgiving Eve Bash, the drunk fest,”Dress up as your favorite Native American or Pilgrim!”
After all We Live Native, no need to dress the part ! I think we should talk about Cultural Appropriation during Thanksgiving. Many do practice Thanksgiving being that its a time of harvest, and we celebrate the Harvest with our families. Who doesn’t like an amazing dinner table spread of great foods we worked hard to grow, hunt and harvest? But in the context of Drunk Fest, and Costume its inappropriate to our culture, and tradition, its stereotyping.
Link here via website to purchase tickets: http://ournightlife.com/show.cfm?id=110203
Hard Rock Hotel, and Sponsors needs to keep us Natives out of the Context of Thanksgiving Eve Bash Drunk Fest. Its degrading, and racist. This is a prime example of what racist derogatory offensive campaigns looks like. We are not costumes, mockery or a hipster fashion statement, we are a people.
Great read here »——> IDLE NO MORE!
The Truth About Thanksgiving: Brainwashing of the American History Textbook —— From the Author (by Mast Qalander): “I did not write this article with intentions to offend or say we shouldn’t celebrate “Thanksgiving.” None of us are responsible for the atrocious deaths of Natives and Europeans. None of us caused the plague or the massacres. But as human beings, I do feel that it’s important for us to approach history with honesty and sensitivity. Perhaps some of you don’t believe this history is relevant to you, but I would strongly argue that a history that is not inclusive is a dangerously racist and prejudice one. Yes, we should spend time with our families and Loved ones, and yes, we should be grateful and thankful for all that we have, but not at the expense of ignoring an entire race of people, their culture, and their history. The fact that history textbooks and schools try to glorify the Pilgrims while omitting significant facts about the Natives represents that there is a lot to improve in the United States. Let us not become blinded by super-patriotism or blowout sales of “Black Friday.” Let us give some thought to the Native people, learn from their struggles, and embolden ourselves to stand up against racism and genocide in all forms.”
"They deserve your attention."
The ugly truth is that many Pilgrims were thankful and grateful that the Native population was decreasing. Even worse, there was the Pequot Massacre in 1637, which started after the colonists found a murdered white man in his boat. Ninety armed settlers burned a Native village, along with their crops, and then demanded the Natives to turn in the murderers. When the Natives refused, a massacre followed.
Captain John Mason and his colonist army surrounded a fortified Pequot village and reportedly shouted: “We must burn them! Such a dreadful terror let the Almighty fall upon their spirits that they would flee from us and run into the very flames. Thus did the Lord Judge the heathen, filling the place with dead bodies.” The surviving Pequot were hunted and slain.
The Governor of Plymouth, William Bradford, further elaborates:
Those that escaped the fire were slain with the sword; some hewed to pieces, others run through with their rapiers, so that they were quickly dispatched and very few escaped. It was conceived they thus destroyed about 400 at this time. It was a fearful sight to see them thus frying in the fire…horrible was the stink and scent thereof, but the victory seemed a sweet sacrifice, and they gave the prayers thereof to God, who had wrought so wonderfully for them.
Perhaps most disturbingly, it is strongly argued by many historians that the Pequot Massacre led to the “Thanksgiving” festivities. The day after the massacre, the aforementioned Governor Massachusetts Bay Colony declared: “A day of Thanksgiving, thanking God that they had eliminated over 700 men, women and children.” It was signed into law that, “This day forth shall be a day of celebration and thanksgiving for subduing the Pequots.”
Now, one may ask: What about Squanto, the Wampanoag man who learned to speak English and helped the hungry, ill, and poor Pilgrims? As cited by Professor Loewen, an American high school textbook called “Land of Promise” reads:
Squanto had learned their language, the author explained, from English fishermen who ventured into the New England waters each summer. Squanto taught the Pilgrims how to plant corn, squash, and pumpkins. Would the small band of settlers have survived without Squanto’s help? We cannot say. But by the fall of 1621, colonists and Indians could sit down to several days of feast and thanksgiving to God (later celebrated as the first Thanksgiving).
Note that this text states the first Thanksgiving was on 1621. Indeed, there was a feast on that year, but it was not called a “Thanksgiving feast” nor was it repeated until years later after the Pequot Massacre in 1637.
#IDLENOMORE! #Culture Matters
Every fucking year.
like, it’s cool that the Doctor is “not alone” now that Gallifrey was saved, but you guys, the Time Lords were a flock of tumbling, tumbling dickweeds with rococo fashion sense and The Stick of Rassilon up their asses
Plus, by the end of the Time War the culture of the Time Lords had an awful combination of militarism and nihilism. So that’s going to be fun for the rest of the universe if/when that time lock is unlocked.
How the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers distract opposing kickers
I NEED TO MOVE ASAP
It’s a fantastic 2br in the heart of Minneapolis. It’s on the bus line, the light rail, and in the center of a wonderful conscious-based community. I have loved living here, but I have to move back to Duluth for a job. I’m trying to sublease this place by Dec. 1 or shortly thereafter. It’s $870/mo + electric, which is excellent for this area. The larger of the rooms is perfect for a couple, if need be. There’s off-street parking, on-site laundry, and it’s completely open to any and all pets (meaning pit bull pups welcome)!!!
Please signal boost, I need to find someone ASAP
Heads up for ppl in Mpls.