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Literally "Happy chance," but it means "Nice to meet you" in Arabic. (I chose the name when I was living in Egypt.)

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Tagged election:

hellotailor:

sirmitchell:

The party of “values”. 

holy shit????????????????

A-yup. This has been true for decades.

Nov 08
hellotailor:

sirmitchell:

The party of “values”. 

holy shit????????????????

A-yup. This has been true for decades.

From a collection of front pages from newspapers around the world covering Obama’s win. This one, from Argentina, had me real concerned until I realized the top headline about “he killed his wife” was for a different story.

Nov 08
From a collection of front pages from newspapers around the world covering Obama’s win. This one, from Argentina, had me real concerned until I realized the top headline about “he killed his wife” was for a different story.

thegoddamazon:

archer-and-anders:

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG I’VE BEEN WAITING TO POST THIS IMAGE!

PRESIDENT OBAMA GETS ANOTHER 4 YEARS!!!!!!

Nov 07
thegoddamazon:

archer-and-anders:

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG I’VE BEEN WAITING TO POST THIS IMAGE!
PRESIDENT OBAMA GETS ANOTHER 4 YEARS!!!!!!

bookshop:

roundtop:

The first person I called when they called Ohio was my mom. Well, actually, my mom called me, crying with joy. She went hard for Obama in 2008 and she went hard for him this year, too. She’s 60 years old and she canvassed in our county in Pennsylvania today from 9 AM to 5:30 PM.

I came out to my parents a little over three years ago, and it didn’t go super well. My mom was crying when we had that conversation, too. Not tears of joy, to be clear.

Today she canvassed five turfs in our county. On the phone, after they called Ohio, she told me she wanted to quit after four, but she made herself do one more, even though her knees were killing her. “I was doing it for you,” she said. I could barely hear her down the line because so many people were screaming. “Your life is going to be so much better now. You’re going to be okay.”

My county went for Obama tonight, and so did my state. And so did my country. And I really love my mom.

i had a post i made earlier about how hard it is for me to get invested in politics every year, how i went from being politically active for queer rights in Indiana to just shutting down in a major way after the 2004 election. I came out to my mom and it …didn’t go well, if you count my mom apparently taking it okay but then never ever mentioning it again.  she declared her intent to vote Romney this year, and i’m pretty sure she never read any of my earnest, painstakingly fact-checked list of reasons i sent her as to why this was a terrible idea.  but i couldn’t bear to ask her if she had changed her mind or not, because knowing that your own mother would be willing to vote to erase your rights is the worst feeling on earth.  and i can’t deal with it, so i just. shut off in a big way, because if i don’t detach completely, then i overinvest and spend the night crying.  right now i’m celebrating, but on a cerebral level, not an emotional one. 

but thank you for telling me this story. maybe, in 2016, this will be the story of my mom and me.  i have hope.

Nov 07
Nov 07

daintyblackpegasus:

real quick

notice that romney talked about wives at home while their husbands are at war

and obama just said “military spouses”.

micro leads to macro, that inclusion, even in language, is important

Nov 07
Nov 07

Can we talk about how I fell asleep while the returns were coming in (time zones hi)

and was woken up for the victory speech

and the first goddamn thing I heard was one of my friends talking about how sasha and malia are hot

and that RUINED EVERYTHING BECAUSE FUCK YOU YOU RAPEY MOTHERFUCKER

I TRY REAL HARD TO LIVE WITH PEOPLE BUT SOMETIMES THEY ARE HORRIBLE

he brought it up again and I winged a beer can at his head.

it didn’t help.

THANKS FOR RUINING THE ELECTION AND TRIGGERING THE FUCK OUT OF ME, YOU RETROGRADE FUCKNECK

Nov 07
Nov 07

imwithkanye:

The Empire State Building Calls The Election.

Nov 07
imwithkanye:

The Empire State Building Calls The Election.

-hewastheirfriend:

thefilmfatale:

WILLARD

CAN WE TALK ABOUT AIRCRAFT CARRIERS BECAUSE

I THINK YOUR USE OF THE WORD “SMALLER” LEAVES SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED

Oct 24
From a collection of front pages from newspapers around the world covering Obama’s win. This one, from Argentina, had me real concerned until I realized the top headline about “he killed his wife” was for a different story.
From a collection of front pages from newspapers around the world covering Obama’s win. This one, from Argentina, had me real concerned until I realized the top headline about “he killed his wife” was for a different story.

From a collection of front pages from newspapers around the world covering Obama’s win. This one, from Argentina, had me real concerned until I realized the top headline about “he killed his wife” was for a different story.

thegoddamazon:

archer-and-anders:

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG I’VE BEEN WAITING TO POST THIS IMAGE!
PRESIDENT OBAMA GETS ANOTHER 4 YEARS!!!!!!
thegoddamazon:

archer-and-anders:

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG I’VE BEEN WAITING TO POST THIS IMAGE!
PRESIDENT OBAMA GETS ANOTHER 4 YEARS!!!!!!

thegoddamazon:

archer-and-anders:

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG I’VE BEEN WAITING TO POST THIS IMAGE!

PRESIDENT OBAMA GETS ANOTHER 4 YEARS!!!!!!

Posted on Wednesday November 7th 2012 at 05:14am. Its tags are listed below.

bookshop:

roundtop:

The first person I called when they called Ohio was my mom. Well, actually, my mom called me, crying with joy. She went hard for Obama in 2008 and she went hard for him this year, too. She’s 60 years old and she canvassed in our county in Pennsylvania today from 9 AM to 5:30 PM.

I came out to my parents a little over three years ago, and it didn’t go super well. My mom was crying when we had that conversation, too. Not tears of joy, to be clear.

Today she canvassed five turfs in our county. On the phone, after they called Ohio, she told me she wanted to quit after four, but she made herself do one more, even though her knees were killing her. “I was doing it for you,” she said. I could barely hear her down the line because so many people were screaming. “Your life is going to be so much better now. You’re going to be okay.”

My county went for Obama tonight, and so did my state. And so did my country. And I really love my mom.

i had a post i made earlier about how hard it is for me to get invested in politics every year, how i went from being politically active for queer rights in Indiana to just shutting down in a major way after the 2004 election. I came out to my mom and it …didn’t go well, if you count my mom apparently taking it okay but then never ever mentioning it again.  she declared her intent to vote Romney this year, and i’m pretty sure she never read any of my earnest, painstakingly fact-checked list of reasons i sent her as to why this was a terrible idea.  but i couldn’t bear to ask her if she had changed her mind or not, because knowing that your own mother would be willing to vote to erase your rights is the worst feeling on earth.  and i can’t deal with it, so i just. shut off in a big way, because if i don’t detach completely, then i overinvest and spend the night crying.  right now i’m celebrating, but on a cerebral level, not an emotional one. 

but thank you for telling me this story. maybe, in 2016, this will be the story of my mom and me.  i have hope.

guys, Mary Gonzalez of Texas just got elected Senator. she is openly pansexual.

Posted on Wednesday November 7th 2012 at 04:43am. Its tags are listed below.

daintyblackpegasus:

real quick

notice that romney talked about wives at home while their husbands are at war

and obama just said “military spouses”.

micro leads to macro, that inclusion, even in language, is important

Can we talk about how I fell asleep while the returns were coming in (time zones hi)

and was woken up for the victory speech

and the first goddamn thing I heard was one of my friends talking about how sasha and malia are hot

and that RUINED EVERYTHING BECAUSE FUCK YOU YOU RAPEY MOTHERFUCKER

I TRY REAL HARD TO LIVE WITH PEOPLE BUT SOMETIMES THEY ARE HORRIBLE

he brought it up again and I winged a beer can at his head.

it didn’t help.

THANKS FOR RUINING THE ELECTION AND TRIGGERING THE FUCK OUT OF ME, YOU RETROGRADE FUCKNECK

imwithkanye:

The Empire State Building Calls The Election.
imwithkanye:

The Empire State Building Calls The Election.

imwithkanye:

The Empire State Building Calls The Election.

-hewastheirfriend:

thefilmfatale:

WILLARD

CAN WE TALK ABOUT AIRCRAFT CARRIERS BECAUSE

I THINK YOUR USE OF THE WORD “SMALLER” LEAVES SOMETHING TO BE DESIRED