Rain doesn't cause bad drivers; it causes bad drivers to be worse #arant
So like, people who are usually bad at merging when their lane ends on an onramp, suddenly forget they have to merge. Or people who normally speed around people trying to merge, suddenly skid on their brakes because holy shit someones lane is ending and they have to merge and the water-slick road makes their car swerve.
Or people who get lost in a parking structure who would normally pull in to a parking space are suddenly worried that the underground parking is going to flood so they decide that anywhere is a good place to stop, even if its in the middle of an intersection. They just pull over, confused by where to go because they feel they should leave the parking structure because it might flood (which is ridiculous in San Diego) but their level of stupidity falls a few pegs lower because it’s raining so they just stop in an intersection where me and 3 other cars happen to be waiting to run in various directions.
Or people who are used to driving really close to the car in front of them suddenly run over a tree branch that was in the road because they were too close to the person in front of them to see it, so when the person in front of them (me) swerved out of the way, their reaction time was too slow and they blew a tire.
My boyfriend was in the Army; he fell off a tank while taking a piss in basic training and shattered his shoulder, so he never got to combat.
But while at basic, there was a training officer who was a wounded veteran with PTSD. His PTSD was so bad that he had to take a pill the size of my thumb every single hour. His PTSD was so bad that he was only allowed to be with the recruits for a half hour at a time; a general would come over and take him away from the training and basically sit him in a corner for an hour before he could return to training. His PTSD was so bad he almost stabbed out the eye of a recruit with a pen from his pocket. He was seriously fucked up from 9/11. And this is why.
So he and his entire charge went in to a village in Iraq; they were told that there were so many people in the village who were suspected of being in al-Qaeda that they should treat every person they saw as a hostile. They were overwhelmed because as it turns out, the entire village started shooting at them. So they back out and call a chopper to pick them up, but the landing site is a mile from where they are. They back themselves in to a shelter but can’t get any farther out of the village because of a sniper on a roof. So this officer goes, “Okay, you guys cover me, I’m going to go in to the building and take out the sniper.”
He executes the mission, and as soon as the guy on the roof stops firing, they all run to the landing site. And this officer is the last one to make it on to the helicopter, he literally had to jump three feet to grab on to his buddies hand to get on the helicopter as it lifted off the ground or it would have abandoned him there. Every single man was out of bullets by the time they got out of that town.
So after something like that, once a town is found to be non-hostile, they send in a team to analyze what had happened. So they go in to this building right, and find out that this officer had run out of bullets before he got to the building. There were 30 bodies in the 3-story building, and each one had their heads beat in with a baton. They found a 9 year old girl who it was later told turned around a corner and started firing an AK-47 at the officer in this story, and he threw a grenade at her chest. So this guy went through the building, completely out of bullets, and bashed in the faces of 30+ people single-handedly.
PLUS all the other shit he undoubtedly had to do in his 3 tours. Shits fucked up. And they couldn’t discharge him from the military because he couldn’t be around civilians; but his PTSD was so bad, he coudln’t be around recruits for more than 30 minutes at a time.
AND NOW WE’RE GOING BACK IN TO ANOTHER WAR AFTER WE’VE PROVEN WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK WE’RE DOING.
I’ll be honest, I’m very torn. With Barack Obama v. John McCain, it was easy. Did I want a young, fresh faced senator who had had a career before politics, who connected with the people and knew what it was like to go to work, come home, go grocery shopping, go to the water park on the weekends, etc. or did I want a career politician who had a military career, then went in to politics for 40 years and had stayed there ever since? The choice was easy.
But now, it’s like do I want somebody who is a career politician whose husband was in the white house, who then went in to politics and has stayed there ever since? But if I choose not to vote, I deny her a vote that could let her win against somebody who will undoubtedly believe that all people of color are either gangers thugs who have been in prison or are illegal and hold no benefit to this country and who thinks that birth control is the work of the devil and that going to war without pondering the repercussions is the only line of action.
Ugh. Like I’m ready for a female president whose intelligent and knows what the fuck she’s doing, but I really don’t want to vote for a career politician. And that’s what Hillary is.
I’m against pretty much all war. But look at the U.S. Unemployment has fallen sure, but underemployment is above 50%. We still can’t help our injured veterans. Our prisons are full past bursting. Our roads and overpasses are falling apart. And it’s becoming illegal to be homeless. And we are kicking people out of this country at an alarming rate despite working and living here for decades in some instances. I could go on and on.
But you want to go to war.
You want to spend how many billions on war. When some children go hungry because their school lunch programs are cut, and their parents can’t feed them at home.
Fuck no, I do not support this war against ISIS. Or ISIL. Whatever you choose to call them. Fuck this.
So apparently feminism is a hate movement. I’m sorry I don’t remember any feminists going on any shooting sprees because they were rejected by men or sending death and rape threats to blogger who pointed out sexism in video games.
When we share photos like this, sometimes we hear people say that we’re “stirring things up” or “not letting things go.” OK. We aren’t going to let it go. This could happen again and we need the reminder. History that isn’t shared repeats itself. …
If you think homosexuals shouldn’t be given equal rights because /they already have them/ and the security that comes with that, watch The L Word season 1 episode 10. I can even point out the time stamp it’s 45:30-End of episode because even tho the episode takes place in 2004 this kind of crap is STILL overwhelmingly present even a decade later. And then tell me that the GLBTQQUIAA community doesn’t need protection goddamnit
ACTUALLY you can do that! If you’re applying for any social media assistant/director, events coordinator (even in a campus organization), or advertising position (even if its putting up posters in your high school), you can legit put that on your resume because I have, and it got me my Social Media Tech job :D
really bro I thought you were better than that with Joan Rivers stuff
What can I say, it’s how I truly feel about her. Everyone’s lamenting how sad it is that she’s passed away; it’s sad when anybody dies. But we shouldn’t forget the true personality of somebody just because they’ve passed away. She supported the mass genocide of Palestinians, and she was extremely transphobic and if there’s two things I stand for on this blog, it’s for not murdering the masses and giving trans people (and the rest of the glbtqquiaa community) all the rights enjoyed by cisgender people.