The Rhetorical Questions of Ina Garten: An Incomplete List -
How bad could that be?
How fun is that?
How’s that for easy?
How good does that look?
How good does this look?
Who could turn that down?
Isn’t that great?
Who wouldn’t want that for their birthday?
Who wouldn’t want that for his birthday?
We need a nice cocktail for breakfast, don’t we?
Who wouldn’t like that for breakfast?
How’s that for a fast sauce?
Who wouldn’t want that for dessert?
Isn’t that fantastic?
Why make regular raspberry sauce when you can make triple raspberry sauce?”
Now, who wouldn’t want that for their birthday?
Now, who wouldn’t want to marry you if you made them this?
Who wouldn’t want to eat that?
How fast is that?
Does that look good?
… until Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2!
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The Satanic Temple has responded to an Orange County, Florida decision to disseminate religious materials in public school by creating complementary materials that espouse the philosophy and practice of Satanism. Last month, a Florida judge ruled that if the Orange County school district allowed Christian groups to disseminate Bibles and Christian-oriented religious materials in its schools, it would also have to allow atheist groups to do the same. David Williamson of the Central Florida Free Thought Community — who recently fought against Brevard County’s attempt to ban atheists from offering invocations at public meetings — sued the district over its initial unwillingness to allow atheist literature with titles like “Jesus Is Dead” and “Why I Am Not a Muslim” in the schools. A judge dismissed that case after the school board decided to allow the materials. The Satanic Temple took advantage of this decision, deciding to flood Orange County schools with a pamphlet entitled The Satanic Children’s Big Book of Activities that contains kid-friendly Satanic lessons. “These bullies are mad and afraid of things they don’t understand,” the instructions on the word-jumble reads. “Help Damian use inclusive language to defuse the situation. The spokesman for the Satanic Temple, Lucien Greaves, explained that his organization “would never seek to establish a precedent of disseminating our religious materials in public schools because we believe our constitutional values are better served by respecting a strong separation of Church and State.” “However,” he continued, “if a public school board is going to allow religious pamphlets and full Bibles to be distributed to students — as is the case in Orange County, Florida — we think the responsible thing to do is to ensure that these students are given access to a variety of differing religious opinions, as opposed to standing idly by while one religious voice dominates the discourse and delivers propaganda to youth.” The Satanic Temple made headlines earlier this year when it successfully petitioned the state of Oklahoma to allow it to erect a goat-headed Baphomet statue adjacent to a display of the Ten Commandments. Greaves made it clear that, in both cases, his organization is only responding to provocations by the Christian community. ““Even as we prefer public policies respecting secularism, we feel that opportunities — such as this — to establish an equal voice for contrasting religious opinions in the public square, tend to favor marginalized, lesser-known, and alternative religions,” he said. “I am quite certain that all of the children in these Florida schools are already aware of the Christian religion and it’s Bible, and this might be the first exposure these children have to the actual practice of Satanism. We think many students will be very curious to see what we offer.” —
Bible-pushing Christians open the door for Satanic activity books in Florida schools (via yukbon)
Current sexuality, as the kids might say.
You can stick your free album where the sun don’t shine!
Dance music needs riot grrrls. Dance music needs Patti Smith. It needs DJ Sprinkles. Dance music needs some discomfort with its euphoria. Dance music needs salt in its wounds. Dance music needs women over the age of 40. Dance needs breastfeeding DJs trying to get their kids to sleep before they have to play. Dance needs cranky queers and teenagers who are really tired of this shit. Dance music needs writers and critics and academics and historians. Dance music needs poor people and people who don’t have the right shoes to get into the club. Dance music needs shirts without collars. Dance music needs people who struggled all week. Dance music needs people that had to come before midnight because they couldn’t afford full admission. Dance music does not need more of the status quo. —
The Black Madonna (via britticisms)
Oh hai! Dance music has actually been doing that for decades! Just not in America. Get global, yo.
DONALD TRUMP: I ‘may’ save Atlantic City after all.
Sure, he completely fucked up that business model once, why shouldn’t people trust him this time?
However, a win for gays, on the whole, shouldn’t twist the fact that even within our own diverse enclave, some gays are still losing. For someone who’s bisexual or older or overweight or transgender, exclusion isn’t unusual. The takeaway point: It hasn’t gotten better for a lot of GLBT folks. —
Why gay people of color are still losing
The next chapter of the gay rights movement is to hold itself to its own standard of inclusion
I feel like this is where the concept of intersectionality is very useful. Obviously a few major wins for white male gays is not going to immediately benefit queers of color, lesbians, or the trans community. Because those fights are larger than this. Making life better for people of color, women and trans people is a much bigger, bolder adventure. And certainly more comprehensive in that it is so much larger than sexuality.
We should all recognize this, fight where we can to help those less fortunate than we might be, and continue to celebrate victory where we can find it.
Pre-gaming at Urbo before seeing Guardians of the Galaxy in Times Square. I’m coming, Rocket Raccoon!
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