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I live in a constant state of early 90s.
When college rock was good, and black people were still on TV.



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     Michele Bachmann might run for President; says gays want to “freely prey on little children sexually.”

I want Michele Bachmann to do three things:

  1. Stop planning to run for President.
  2. Stop filling her empty-headed followers with the idea gay people are all sex-crazed deviants.
  3. Learn to blink.

That’s it.  That is all I want from her.  She doesn’t have to apologize for her views or for inflicting her husband’s dainty wrists on us.  Just go silently into that good night, far away from politics, and spend her days antiquing with her husband and learning how not to stare crazily into every camera put near her face.

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6:13 pm  •  28 July 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Michelle Obama says “You deserve a Congress that will work for you and your family.”

Really though, you can’t say it any plainer than that.  The Presidential elections are important, but what good is the President you wanted if he’s stuck with a Congress full of people who refuse to work with him to get anything done?  That’s what 1MillionVotesFor2014.com is about and I need y’all to get hungry for this upcoming election because I’m tired of those crybabies in Washington refusing to compromise because they need a diaper change and a nap.

Last year, 60% of Americans said they wish we could fire the entire Congress and start over (x).  Mid-term elections are the only way to come close to achieving that goal.

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5:29 pm  •  28 July 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Virginia ruling opens the door for gay marriage in the Deep South.

Call your meemaws and your pawpaws.  The queers are gettin hitched down in Dixie.  The US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.  The 4th Circuit also includes West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, all of which have bans against same-sex marriage as well, so this ruling sets a powerful precedent for upcoming court appearances.

Still awaiting comment from Honey Boo Boo and Uncle Poodle and how they feel about Georgia possibly being next.

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3:22 pm  •  28 July 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

| virginia| the south| gay marriage| gay news| marriage equality| news| politics|

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     Look at this photo.

2:17 pm  •  28 July 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Zoe Saldana shouldn’t be playing Nina Simone, but not because she’s not “Black” enough.

Two disclosures upfront.

One: I like watching Zoe Saldana on screen.  I think she’s talented and she has presence and I have sat through many awful productions just because she’s entertaining to watch (Rosemary’s Baby much?).

Two:  I don’t see a problem having a Dominican woman playing an African-American woman, just like I didn’t have a problem with Zendaya playing Aaliyah even though Zendaya is biracial.

My only problem with Zoe is she doesn’t consider herself Black and she is playing a woman to whom Blackness was a central focus of her life and her art.  And that’s disrespectful.

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1:06 pm  •  28 July 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Everything is hot and gross and summer is stupid.

It’s midnight.  It’s still 80 degrees outside and it feels like soup.  It’s midnight and I want to sleep.  It’s still 80 degrees at midnight y’all.  If I turn on the AC, I’ll get cold at 5am and A) wake up shivering to turn it off or B) sleep through it and wake up with a sore throat and a runny nose.

Ain’t nobody in this apartment got $350,000 salaries coming in anytime soon so we can move to a brand new complex with central air.

I just want someone to say, “Yes, I understand, and I feel your pain,” because people be lookin at me like I’m crazy when I say NYC in the summer ain’t shit and I stay cranky because I never sleep well.  The most pleasant Rafi in NYC is the one from October - December, because even though the furnaces are constantly set to Surface Of The Sun, I can open the windows and let crisp autumn air in and sleep for 8 hours and wake up feeling refreshed.

I’ma wake up clammy and cranky and cuss out everybody in the office tomorrow.

12:02 am  •  28 July 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Look at this photo. recoveringfrommyconvictions:

iguessilltryitout:

liberscarian:

darkhairedgirlfromgallifrey:

uncommonone:

rtrixie:

fake-tumlbr:

nah, they portray her as white because she was white. 

Next they’ll demand history books to be re-written in order to not be racist.
Wait, I think they’re already doing that.

Cleopatra was part of the Ptolemaic dynasty, who were Macedonian Greeks who served Alexander the Great before his death. Because they followed the Egyptian custom of marrying siblings they had little to no actual Egyptian blood in them. Thus having an actual Egyptian woman portray Cleopatra would be historically incorrect.

exactly^

I laugh at people who don’t know Cleopatra technically wasn’t even Egyptian.

People believe what coincides with their opinions.

I knew she was white but I didn’t know she wasn’t actually Egyptian. Hmmph. The more ya know

I never participate in these kinds of tumblr-speculation-circle-jerks because the formatting looks weird and unpleasant to me.  But I just wanna drop in and say we don’t know what Cleopatra’s heritage was.  We don’t know her father’s mother’s background  (though she was most probably a concubine of Nubian or Egyptian heritage) and we don’t know the background of her mother’s mother, who could also have been a concubine (as was very common even given the claims of the ruling Macedonians being very insular and only marrying relatives).  The point is, the evidence for and against Cleopatra being White, North African, Sub-Saharan, or (most likely) a mixture of the three is about equal and largely speculative, but the depictions of her are almost ALWAYS WHITE because white is still the default.  She might be white should not always be interpreted as “Cleopatra is white” in every popular representation on screen.

recoveringfrommyconvictions:

iguessilltryitout:

liberscarian:

darkhairedgirlfromgallifrey:

uncommonone:

rtrixie:

fake-tumlbr:

nah, they portray her as white because she was white. 

Next they’ll demand history books to be re-written in order to not be racist.

Wait, I think they’re already doing that.

Cleopatra was part of the Ptolemaic dynasty, who were Macedonian Greeks who served Alexander the Great before his death. Because they followed the Egyptian custom of marrying siblings they had little to no actual Egyptian blood in them. Thus having an actual Egyptian woman portray Cleopatra would be historically incorrect.

exactly^

I laugh at people who don’t know Cleopatra technically wasn’t even Egyptian.

People believe what coincides with their opinions.

I knew she was white but I didn’t know she wasn’t actually Egyptian. Hmmph. The more ya know

I never participate in these kinds of tumblr-speculation-circle-jerks because the formatting looks weird and unpleasant to me.  But I just wanna drop in and say we don’t know what Cleopatra’s heritage was.  We don’t know her father’s mother’s background  (though she was most probably a concubine of Nubian or Egyptian heritage) and we don’t know the background of her mother’s mother, who could also have been a concubine (as was very common even given the claims of the ruling Macedonians being very insular and only marrying relatives).  The point is, the evidence for and against Cleopatra being White, North African, Sub-Saharan, or (most likely) a mixture of the three is about equal and largely speculative, but the depictions of her are almost ALWAYS WHITE because white is still the default.  She might be white should not always be interpreted as “Cleopatra is white” in every popular representation on screen.

(Source: adeesparks, via allonsy-mywayward-sociopath)

8:10 pm  •  25 July 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

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     Watch this video.

Flashback Friday: Musiq “Just Friends (Sunny)”

I just added this song to my Sunday Afternoon R&B Playlist after it came up in conversation at brunch last weekend with Shana & Miss Judi.  Whenever I see this video, I’m reminded of how Philly really had such a distinctive style back when Musiq and Jill Scott were first coming out.  Philly was to neo-soul what Atlanta was to mid-90s R&B.

Fourteen years later and Musiq has 11 Grammy nominations without a single win, but I’m glad he’s stuck it out and still putting out smooth jams to bop your head to.

3:41 pm  •  25 July 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

| musiq| musiq soulchild| 90s| r and b| music| music videos| flashback friday|

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