Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you, the 2012...
Michelle Bachmann: "Don’t misunderstand. I am not here bashing people who are homosexuals, who are lesbians, who are bisexual, who are transgender. We need to have profound compassion for people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life and sexual identity disorders.” (2004)
Ron Paul: "The rate of AIDS infection is on the increase again. From the gay point of view, the reasons seem quite sensible. First, these men don't really see a reason to live past their fifties. They are not married, they have no children, and their lives are centered on new sexual partners... because sex is the center of their lives, they want it to be as pleasurable as possible, which means unprotected sex. Third, they enjoy the attention & pity that comes with being sick." (1995 in a newsletter)
Rick Perry: "I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm a Christian, but you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can't openly celebrate Christmas or pray in school. " (2011 in a campaign ad)
Mitt Romney: "I should tell my story. I'm also unemployed." (2011 while speaking to unemployed people in Florida. Romney's net worth is over $200 million.)
Newt Gingrich: "She's not young enough or pretty enough to be the wife of the President. And besides, she has cancer." (1994, about his first wife)
Rick Santorum: "Is anyone saying same-sex couples can’t love each other? I love my children. I love my friends, my brother. Heck, I even love my mother-in-law. Should we call these relationships marriage, too?" (2008)
Michelle Bachmann: "Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn't even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas." (2009 during a debate)
Mitt Romney: "PETA is not happy that my dog likes fresh air." (2006, when questioned about driving 12 hours with his dog in a cage strapped to the top of his car)
I am soooooo sick right now. :( And I’m not even getting progressively better, which is the most depressing part. I have a sore throat, a hacking cough, an alternately stuffy and runny nose, and now also a goopy eye and *TMI alert* unpleasantly frequent runny/burny poops. I’m a freakin’ wreck. I mean, on the plus side, I have a voice again, so that’s an improvement? But...
bitterbuffalo: “[TW: rape jokes] “I think it’s odd that you can’t joke about rape, when people joke about murder all the time. A lot more people are dying than getting raped. I think it’s a comedian’s job to make everything funny. Nothing is off-limits.”” — - Donald Glover For the people wondering what Donald Glover had to say about jokes involving rape. (via feistyfeminist) Reblogging so...
*deep breaths* It’s gonna be ok, I think. I’ve been getting pretty stressed out about money lately. My savings are wiped, I make pretty crummy money at my job, and once I’m on maternity leave I’ll be getting just a little over half of my normal income for a year, before I either have to go back to work or find out a way to be a SAHM on just P’s income. (Which is...
Whoa whoa whoa.
Ok. So. I have less than 5 weeks until my due date now. And I’ll hit the full term mark in less than two weeks. What the actual fuck, this is ridiculous. I could pretty much have a baby any minute now. … And y’know what that means?