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Black teen shot and killed in mostly white gated community he lived in while going to a convenience store to get snacks by a Neighborhood Watch official who said he looked suspicious

Via Global Grind: “17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a Neighborhood Watch captain inside his own gated Orlando, Florida community where he was living with his father, stepmother and little brother, according to the family’s lawyer. Martin was shot after returning home from a local convenience store, where he bought snacks including Skittles candy requested by his 13-year-old brother, Chad.

According to the family’s lawyer Ben Crump, the family is calling for the Watch captain’s arrest, saying Martin was “on his way home and a Neighborhood Watch loose cannon shot and killed him”…”.* Was the teen singled out and shot because he was black in a white neighborhood? Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss if race was involved on The Young Turks.

HE HAS A NAME: Trayvon Martin, Shot & Killed By His Own Neighborhood Watch (DETAILS)

I know Tumblr doesn’t like hearing about this but when people talk about “white privilege,” part of what is meant is stuff like the ability to exist beyond the confines of your home without the fear of being killed due to your race or ethnicity.


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Instead of 'Kony(e) 2012', we should start 'George Zimmerman 2012' →



Here’s another sensational cause for Tumblr to support.

Although, this time, we can hopefully attempt to enact this in a much simpler and “closer to home” manner.

From the petition:

Prosecute the murderer of 17 year old Trayvon Martin


I just signed the following petition addressed to: Florida’s 18th District State Attorney Norman Wolfinger.

Prosecute the murderer of Trayvon Martin

Trayvon Martin was only 17 years old when he was gunned down by the Neighborhood Watch captain George Zimmerman. All Trayvon did was go to the store to get his brother some Skittles. Zimmerman saw an unfamiliar young black teen in his gated community and took it on himself to confront him and ultimately kill him. Zimmerman was not arrested and remains free. Not only is the State’s Attorney Norman Wolfinger not prosecuting, he is withholding evidence the family of Trayvon is demanding. Let him know that child killers need to be prosecuted. If he will not do his job he should resign or be fired!


[Your name]

“hat tip” or h/t mohandasgandhi and Kevin Cunningham

Sign here



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"So Miss Fluke, and the rest of you Feminazis, here’s the deal. If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex. We want something for it. We want you post the videos online so we can all watch."

Rush Limbaugh (via U.S. News - Limbaugh: Contraception advocate should post online sex videos)

I just feel sick. I don’t even know what else to say to this shit.

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My dad just came in and told me about this fuckery and I went momentarily blind with rage.  I actually may just need new glasses, but the blurriness of my vision grew exponentially upon hearing this and Jesus, forgive me, but I wish this man would just drown in a sea of piss. 

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this is gross even for Rush.

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Some people take this asshole seriously and find nothing problematic about that statement. Just let that sink in for a minute.

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No no no and NO! Stop this stupid ass question! →





so Crudbump just dropped a new album a couple of weeks ago, totally without my knowledge

his music remains incredibly relevant. buy this album. it is so fresh.

reblogging this song again

I wish I could just play it to every single person who’s ever solicited me for free art for their “project” with the promise of me “getting exposure”


no joke this one time I had these two guys who basically TOLD me to be the artist for their comic

when I said “okay here’s how much I’m gonna charge” they went “oh well we figure that when it gets famous we’ll give you a cut




I’d like to just point out that I now regularly make money making art… and I started out doing things for free for about two years.

Sometimes I make a good amount. A “crap ton” if you will. Other times I do 30 paintings in 2 weeks for only $1000. (True story. It was 80 hours of work and I will never do that again BUT I really wanted this particular company to have my art & give it to their clients. So, it was necessary.)

I didn’t look at “working for no money” as working for free. I looked at it as practice with purpose.

-RIGHT NOW- I probably wouldn’t work for free. I’ve been working “professionally” for several years. I deserve at least some money to cover expenses and give myself a nice “tip” when I -do- really want to be involved in a project. These are usually projects that I’d do for free just because they’ll earn me money, later OR they’re really fucking interesting.

Now back to practice with purpose: If you’ve only ever done work for people you know and/or school.

You suck.

I know. Controversial. Insulting.  You’re now pissed at me for saying it.


Suck a bag of dicks.

If you have NEVER had someone unaffiliated with you in any way give you parameters & a deadline: You DO NOT know how to -work- as a creative person. You know how to create. Fantastic. You know how to “work” for a grade. Phenomenal.

The real world is very “pass/fail.” You did what the client wanted… or you fucking didn’t. There’s no “This is a D because you slapped it together last night, bastard.” There’s only “What the fuck is this shit? This isn’t want I asked for and I can see glue every-fucking-where. I will now tell everyone in MY immediate circle (which can be FUCKING HUGE if they’re a business, btw) to never Never NEVER EVER WORK WITH YOU.”

Working “for experience” is so frowned upon in the US. By 20-somethings with parents that pay part or all of their bills. There are a million of us. Twenty-somethings-with-talent. “Talent” is the thing our generation oozes because we think it’ll make us “internet famous.”

For every big of talent YOU have, there’s another kid with equal amounts that practices 5 times as much as you.  For -that- kid, there’s an equivalent kid that every business owner in their city can vouch for.  For -that- kid, there’s an equivalent that expanded their network of -actual- (free and/or pay) clients across the country using the internet.

You need to keep your hand in the work whether you’re turning something in for a grade, or not. You need references. You need a network.

Now, don’t jump on every little thing that comes your way. No. CURATE YOUR OPTIONS. But DO go out there to businesses and say “I do _______. I will do ______ for you for FREE, just this once. When I’m done, I want a letter stating that I’ve done _______ for you and permission to use you as a reference.”

It also helps to give THEM a sheet with your contact info, an image of _______ and maybe even a small photo of yourself when you’re done so when people call they have something to refresh their memory. PLUS, that’ll be their detailed “business card” to remind them that the next time they need ____ or something like _____, they can call you. 9 times out of 10 they WILL call you. Trust me on that one.

There is no “hiring” of most creative types, these days.

You make work or you don’t work.

Sometimes that work is made for 0 funds. and, really… look at it this way: If you’re already making no money & using your free time to DICK AROUND ON TUMBLR… what are you losing by “working for free?”



Swedish-fucking-people are fantastic.

My fellow Americans.  Think about this:

Swedish people work, think all kinds of shit we don’t even know is “common knowledge,” cook most of their meals, spend time with friends & or family -daily-, have fantastic sex with each other, dick around on the internet, head down to the market for food, share wine & music with a loved one, work on that painting/book/whatever they started, and paint their toe-nails, condition their hair, what the fuck ever.

All in one day.  (Maybe not in that order.)


Because there’s no such thing as “Swedish Exceptionalism” ((See: American Exceptionalism.))

There’s no “I did ____.  I’m fantastic.  I’m done.”

I said “Swedish” but I could have easily used Japanese, German, French, etc.
In most foreign countries there’s the concept of “Things happen because I DO them and if I DON’T do them they don’t get done and that’s NOT okay.”

Many Americans truly cannot fathom how I fit my life into the constraints of time.  TIME IS NOT CONSTRAINING.  We have tons of it.  TONS.

I have friends that do similar (surround yourself with the people you want to be) and people react to us as if we each of two heads, tails, and metallic purple skin.  “What the fuck ARE YOU!?” is a question we frequently get asked.  Cyborgs, we are not.

We’ve just been influenced HEAVILY by other cultures.  Cultures where tasks are measured by time and arranged to fit into a 24 hour period, minus however many you want to use to sleep.  They don’t say “This day is work day.  This day is play day.  This day is lazy day.”  Each day has enough time to do a little of everything.

If you come home EXHAUSTED after an 8 hr shift on your retail job… you’re probably out of shape.  Your body can’t handle being busy for 16 hours.  You’ve trained it to wake up, go to class, dick around, go to work, do a little homework, and go to sleep.  Start training it to actually work FOR YOU and not against you.

Look at my Monday:

6am: wake, shower, eat, make-up, tumblr, straighten up bed
7am: email, homework, fill out checks for bills, write to-do list
8am: drive to campus, steal donut from classmate
9am: Astronomy class
10am: coffee with a friend, walk to other classroom, talk to classmates
11am: Music class
12am: home, eat lunch I made on Sunday
1pm: check snail-mail, do some laundry
2pm: read for Astronomy lab, put dinner in bag, head back to campus
3pm: Karate
4pm: hang out in commons, meet people, check bulletin boards for opportunities
5pm: drawing/sketching/watercoloring
6pm: eat dinner with friend, go to Astronomy lab
7pm: Astronomy lab
8pm: Astronomy lab
9pm: Astronomy lab
10pm: Astronomy lab, Home
11pm: Hang out with mom, wash dishes, wipe down kitchen & bathroom, GO TO BED

Monday is kind of blah because there’s so much school stuff, but even on Tuesdays where I only have one class & work nights, I still manage to go for a run, cook dinner for my mom, and finish homework.  I make art, go to karaoke and go to at least one party/club a week.  I finish books and video games.  I travel periodically.

One thing that’s helped me: When I find myself sitting around with free time, I call my bestie to spend quality time with her OR I pull out a syllabus and get AHEAD in a class.  No, I’m not Hermione Granger, I just know I get sick a lot.  If I’m -ahead- when that occurs, I don’t have a bestie that feels neglected or a class that falls behind.

Pro-tip: TAKE CARE OF YOUR BESTIE.  They are the best cures for pretty much everything.  If they ditch you, EVER… it’s both your faults.  Not just theirs.
Be awesome to the people that care about you.

The best way to START training your body to last throughout the day is to write a list and put tasks into every hour, like above.  Don’t over extend yourself.  Make sure you have frequent breaks and that you never spend three hours in a row JUST sitting or JUST standing unless it’s for class or work.







Disney I am very displeased with you and your associated right now.

Y’all ain’t serious right now, are you? Disney? Fa’real?
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I’m about to write an post, as well as a guest post to a well-known external blog about this, and if need be, I will submit it to my local news organization for…

I highly suggest that you don’t take these people lightly Tumblr. I highly suggest everyone reblog this and tag it was the word racism.

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Santorum: I Didn't Say 'Black People,' I Said 'Blah People' →



A few days ago, GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum put his foot in his mouth by saying “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money.

Santorum allegedly made the controversial comments when discussing welfare in an interview Wednesday night with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, but he maintained that people misheard the word “black” when he stumbled on a word.

“I looked at that, and I didn’t say that. If you look at it, what I started to say is a word and then sort of changed and it sort of - blah - came out. And people said I said ‘black.’ I didn’t,” Santorum said while smiling away.

“And I can tell you, I don’t use - I don’t - first off, I don’t use the term ‘black’ very often. I use the term ‘African-American’ more than I use ‘black’ … I think sometimes you want to give someone the benefit of the doubt if it’s a little bit of a blurred word.”

I’m not certain even O’Reilly believed him by the time that he was finished babbling.

That actually made me laugh out loud.

I rarely if ever reblog anything remotely political but I think this is my favourite news story ever

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“I would like to see a Disney princess who is cripplingly tall and feels desperately awkward about it, yet somehow manages to turn it into an advantage in the storyline”

 I would like to see grown ass people stop looking to Disney princess cartoons for their life values and self validation. How about you learn to cope with things on your own in the real world and teach people to be empathetic, understanding and caring through real actions.

^^^^Thank you. I’m sure a huge portion of my followers don’t agree with this, judging by how many “REBLOG IF THE NEXT DISNEY PRINCESS SHOULD BE _______” I see on my dash a day, but I agree so hard with this. Maybe because I never really watched many Disney cartoons growing up *le shock* but I just never really felt that little girl need to pick a Disney princess to wish I was.
I understand that some people like to see some sort of representation of themselves/their dream selves in entertainment, and this is a perfectly reasonable want, but in over 70 years Disney has come up with 10 princesses. Disney doesn’t give a fuck and if you’re waiting around for Disney to make you feel better about who you are. you’re probably going to drop dead before that happens.
It took Disney over half a century to come up with a princess that wasn’t blond, and in the mean time hundreds of thousands of movies, cartoons, and books have been made available featuring hundreds of thousands of different characters. If you’re complaining because you can’t find a positive representation of yourself in entertainment, you’re just not trying.
Even if we’re just talking about entertainment aimed at kids, teach them to love books, or to learn to relate to people even when they don’t have the same hair color or skin tone as themselves, or that Disney isn’t the end-all be-all of entertainment.Then again, growing up my idols were Wendsday Addams, Lady Amalthea, Red Sonja, Tobias from the Animorphs, and Charlie from All Dogs Go To Heaven, so once again, I never really got the whole Disney princess thing.