abortion has been set up in its own special category by conservative male legislators in this country. I am forced to support corporate welfare, Creationist schools and immoral wars with my tax dollars. But for some reason my conservative neighbor doesn’t have to support abortion rights with his tax dollars. And if Hobby Lobby gets their way, my conservative neighbor will be able to pay any potential employees differently based on whether they use birth control.
 
That’s not justice. If this country wants to move in that direction, then perhaps progressives nationally should reorganize into a “religion.” Sounds like a pretty cool perk: organize politically without the pesky IRS, and enshrine a bunch of political beliefs into a discriminatory legal code. But somehow I don’t think the Supreme Court would go for that. “Religious freedom” only goes in one direction: whatever misogynistic conservative men want.

Bizarre Learning Center - Crawlspace

Most happiest of name days to our drummer Patrick. Huzzah! 

wnycradiolab:

unicorn-meat-is-too-mainstream:

photographer Yume Cyan has been shooting some magical long exposure photographs of fireflies in a forested area around Nagoya City, Japan. By keeping the camera’s shutter open at a low aperture Cyan captures every bioluminescent flash of each insect resulting in dotted light trails that criss-cross the frame.

We never get tired of fireflies.

Looks like Fern Gully

However, the last eight months have been fraught with difficulty and tumult, and I am left questioning the ethics and values of the people that Frank and I brought on to the CBC Board of Directors. We were somewhat inexperienced and should have better selected a Board who was perhaps dedicated to the Comic Book Classroom mission and making sure that the focus and funds raised from the DCC convention indeed went to teaching kids.

That has not happened: Since the 2013 convention, it seems the teaching and literacy programs have been nonexistent; Frank Romero has resigned and I have been removed from control of the Board; there are allegedly up to $300,000 in revenues from the 2013 DCC alone, that remain unaccounted for, and some of which appear to be funneled towards high profile legal posturing.

Charlie La Greca, Co-founder, convention director, cartoonist
Comic Book Classroom/Denver Comic Con from his open letter recently posted on savedenvercomiccon.com
dbeatdylan:

Creedence Clearwater Revival eating at a Taco Bell in 1968 (in SLO, CA)

dbeatdylan:

Creedence Clearwater Revival eating at a Taco Bell in 1968 (in SLO, CA)

jtotheizzoe:

Is the science fair really that bad?
I’ve seen this pic shared a few times today, originally from someone named Susan Messina on Facebook. Susan and family clearly had a bad experience with the science fair and made a little joke out of it, but it got me thinking: Is it really that bad these days?
I know classroom schedules are more crowded than ever before, with less space for the free work and experiment time that it takes to really do a science fair project well, and most importantly, to enjoy it.
The experience of doing a science fair project can be an amazing early scientific experience, but it’s been a long time since I’ve been science-fair-aged, and I want to know:
Does your school or district still have a science fair? Is it required? Is it competition-focused? Is classroom time set aside to work on projects? Is it valuable? Is it fun? Should it be improved? How?

jtotheizzoe:

Is the science fair really that bad?

I’ve seen this pic shared a few times today, originally from someone named Susan Messina on Facebook. Susan and family clearly had a bad experience with the science fair and made a little joke out of it, but it got me thinking: Is it really that bad these days?

I know classroom schedules are more crowded than ever before, with less space for the free work and experiment time that it takes to really do a science fair project well, and most importantly, to enjoy it.

The experience of doing a science fair project can be an amazing early scientific experience, but it’s been a long time since I’ve been science-fair-aged, and I want to know:

Does your school or district still have a science fair? Is it required? Is it competition-focused? Is classroom time set aside to work on projects? Is it valuable? Is it fun? Should it be improved? How?

Happy 2014! Here’s another new/free album we made. Hope you enjoy and have a great new year. 


soulfulmum:

 Steve Buscemi as John Waters on his Christmas cards

soulfulmum:

 Steve Buscemi as John Waters on his Christmas cards

suicidewatch:

THIS IS A ROCK N ROLL CHRISTMAS  
Joey Ramone- Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Slade- Merry XMas Everybody
The Kinks- Father Christmas
T. Rex- Christmas Bop
Yoko Ono- Listen, The Snow is Falling
Big Star- Jesus Christ
The Jacobites- Teenage Christmas
Daniel Johnston- Rock Around The Christmas Tree 
Shonen Knife- Space Christmas
Sonic Youth- Santa Doesn’t Cop Out On Dope
Pixies- Winterlong
The Jesus and Mary Chain- Birthday
Crocodiles & Dum Dum Girls- Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don’t Die)
The Long Blondes- Christmas is Cancelled
The Celebate Rifles- Merry Xmas Blues
The Dickies- Silent Night
Pointed Sticks- Power Pop Santa
The Damned- There Ain’t No Sanity Clause
Fear- Fuck Christmas
The Yobs- Run Rudolph Run
Reigning Sound- If Christmas Can’t Bring You Home
Black Lips- Christmas In Baghdad
The Sonics- Don’t Believe In Christmas
The Youngsters- Christmas In Jail
The Frogs- Here Comes Santa’s Pussy
Yo La Tengo- It’s Christmas Time
Dolly Mixture- Winter Seems Fine
Cocteau Twins- Winter Wonderland
Orange Juice- Holiday Hymn
Aztec Camera- Walk Out To Winter
The Walkmen- Christmas Party
Yeah Yeah Yeahs- All I Want For Christmas
Sparks- Thank God It’s Not Christmas
Iggy Pop- White Christmas
Klaus Nomi- Silent Night
Merry Christmas, tumblrs 
http://www.divshare.com/download/21485056-025

suicidewatch:

THIS IS A ROCK N ROLL CHRISTMAS  

  1. Joey Ramone- Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
  2. Slade- Merry XMas Everybody
  3. The Kinks- Father Christmas
  4. T. Rex- Christmas Bop
  5. Yoko Ono- Listen, The Snow is Falling
  6. Big Star- Jesus Christ
  7. The Jacobites- Teenage Christmas
  8. Daniel Johnston- Rock Around The Christmas Tree 
  9. Shonen Knife- Space Christmas
  10. Sonic Youth- Santa Doesn’t Cop Out On Dope
  11. Pixies- Winterlong
  12. The Jesus and Mary Chain- Birthday
  13. Crocodiles & Dum Dum Girls- Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don’t Die)
  14. The Long Blondes- Christmas is Cancelled
  15. The Celebate Rifles- Merry Xmas Blues
  16. The Dickies- Silent Night
  17. Pointed Sticks- Power Pop Santa
  18. The Damned- There Ain’t No Sanity Clause
  19. Fear- Fuck Christmas
  20. The Yobs- Run Rudolph Run
  21. Reigning Sound- If Christmas Can’t Bring You Home
  22. Black Lips- Christmas In Baghdad
  23. The Sonics- Don’t Believe In Christmas
  24. The Youngsters- Christmas In Jail
  25. The Frogs- Here Comes Santa’s Pussy
  26. Yo La Tengo- It’s Christmas Time
  27. Dolly Mixture- Winter Seems Fine
  28. Cocteau Twins- Winter Wonderland
  29. Orange Juice- Holiday Hymn
  30. Aztec Camera- Walk Out To Winter
  31. The Walkmen- Christmas Party
  32. Yeah Yeah Yeahs- All I Want For Christmas
  33. Sparks- Thank God It’s Not Christmas
  34. Iggy Pop- White Christmas
  35. Klaus Nomi- Silent Night

Merry Christmas, tumblrs 

http://www.divshare.com/download/21485056-025