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Start ID: Twitter thread by Ashley @TiptoeBumblebee linked here.

1/ One afternoon my best friend went to cheerleading tryouts, so I went with her,  and ended up making the squad. I decided to do a fall sport to get in better shape for the surprising athleticism of cheerleading, and knowing I’d never make the volleyball team, I did Cross Country.

2/ (There might also have been a cute, redheaded boy on the CC team.) I’d never run outside gym class. I was not in shape. And suddenly I found myself on a country road and told the coach would be parked 2 miles down at our turnaround point. And immediately I realized that if…

3/ …I tried to think about 4 miles, or even 2, I couldn’t take a single step. I might as well turn around and go back in the school. I didn’t know if I could run 4 miles, but I spotted a big rock about 20 feet away on the side of the road, and I knew I could get to the rock.

4/ When I got to the rock I focused on a tree another 20 feet away, because I didn’t know if I could run 4 miles, but I knew I could run to that tree. Then the mailbox a bit further down. And the wonky barbed wire fence post a bit further past that. Now, I was so slow that…

5/ …on that first day, the coach actually drove to me a half mile or so before I got there and told me to turn around then. But we did long distance runs every single Monday, and he only sent me back early a couple of times. I was quickly able to space out my markers.

6/ And by the end of the season, I very much could run 4 whole miles. I’m really glad that happened when I was 14, so that I could have that lesson throughout my life. I’ve been in so many situations where the task required of me was too big and I couldn’t wrap my brain around it.

7/ I can picture myself back on that gravel road in the blazing Kansas sun. And I don’t know if I can run 4 miles, but I know I can run to that rock 20 feet away. I know you can get to that rock, too. Don’t think about the 4 miles. Just find your rock, and get there.

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9 hours ago

this thread is everything

So, I’ve been pulled over a few times in my life. Not many, but a few. And I’ve also been in a couple of cars that got pulled over. And let me tell you, if you were actually doing something wrong, the officer doesn’t make any small talk, just straight into “I clocked you doing 70 in a 55.” The only time I’ve ever gotten the “do you know why I pulled you over?” was the time when I wasn’t doing anything wrong, and I got let go even though he insisted to the end that I was doing 87 in a 70 (white privilege at work).

“Do you know why I pulled you over?” is a trap. It means there’s a good chance the officer doesn’t actually have a good reason to ticket you, and is trying to get you to waive your 5th Amendment rights and incriminate yourself. If you make a guess, that’s a confession of guilt.

But there’s another trap, that I’ve heard of but haven’t yet experienced. It’s “do you know how fast you were going?” With that one, they’re hoping you’ll say no, because then they can name whatever speed they want – you just said you didn’t know how fast you were going, if you deny the speed they name then you’re lying to them.

Oh, I’ve had that one. Go with “yes.” Don’t give them a number, just say “Yes.” Then they still have to offer a number and you can deny it without contradicting yourself. They could just ask you, at that point, but that’s suspiciously similar to saying they don’t know, and they tend to avoid doing that.

Reblog to save a life

if you scroll past this just because it doesn’t affect you personally, i see you.

Also, you can always go to court and contest a ticket, and a lot of times you’ll win. Or if the cop thinks you’ll win they won’t even show up and you’ll win by default.

They like to target out of state plates because anyone who would be majorly inconvenienced by a court date two months away is a lot more likely to just pay it.

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Happy National Coming Out Day I love you guys <3

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Great parenting example

I wrote a short vaguely historical vaguely spooky ghost story about Jews and burial rites and I have to justify it existing so here it is.

“Are you the leader of the Jews?”

There was no good that ever came from that question. Rabbi Jacob stood in the doorway, one hand on the knob and the other on the frame, ready to yank it closed at a moment’s notice.

“Well, not all of the Jews.”

The man at the door made a frustrated little grunt. He was clad almost completely in dark grey clothing that seemed to fade into the shadows of the darkened street behind him. The collar of his coat was pulled up so high that it was impossible to make out more than a pair of sharp grey eyes beneath the brim of his hat, and the cloak he wore over the top of it concealed most of his body. There could be any number of guns, knives, or angry mobs hidden under there.

“But the ones in this town, yes? You are their priest, you lead prayers and weddings and so on?” the man said impatiently.

“Rabbi. Yes. I’m the rabbi, that’s correct.” Jacob said, stiffening his posture and assuming the most neutral expression he could manage. Being completely ignorant didn’t exclude someone from being completely dangerous–if anything, that heightened the risk. “What can I do for you?”

“Rabbi,” the man repeated, as if to seal it into his memory properly. One gloved hand squeezed the pommel of his walking stick. “And you preside over the funerals of your people, and perform the rites to send them to the next world?”

“Yyyyyes?” Jacob shifted his weight to his back foot, poised to slam the door in his face. This sounded unpleasantly like an opening for a death threat.

“To any of them, regardless of the sins they carried in life?” An eagerness entered the man’s voice.

“Of course. Though sin as a Jewish concept differs from the Christian…mm. Yes, of course.” The scholars of old might have debated the nature of the evil in men’s souls until the crack of dawn but Jacob had no intention of doing so at half-past midnight with a complete stranger.

The shadowed man took a half step forward and Jacob leaned back to maintain the distance between him. “What about a gentile?” the man pressed. “Would you tend to his corpse too?”

“Huh?”

“There is a man needing to be buried tonight who requires absolution. He is not a Jew, but a Jew’s prayers may be close enough for what is needed.”

“Um. It’s not usually a request I get.” Jacob tried to keep his voice calm and soothing. There was some kind of entrapment lingering in the conversation, he just knew it. That or a giant box of crazy that had managed to dress itself stylishly. Gentiles asking Jews intrusive but urgent questions never turned out well for their target–a day-long case of irritation was the best outcome the target could hope for.

The man’s hands pressed together as he completed the full step forward, making Jacob back up into the doorframe. Desperation was in his tone and Jacob was forced back over the threshold just to stay out of his grip “All I need is someone to accompany me to the cemetery to consecrate the body and pray for its soul. Barely an hour of your time. I cannot pay you with anything but my gratitude, but you will have it eternally.”

“And you came to me?”

The man sighed. Even the top hat seemed to slouch slightly as his body slumped. “I have asked every holy man in the city, Catholic and Protestant alike, and they have refused to come to the cemetery,“ he bemoaned. "The last one told me to visit you. Likely a ploy to make me leave faster, but you are all I have left.”

“What did this man do, that so many people refused him? Who was he?”

The man at the door hesitated. The sharp eyes vanished as his eyelids slid down, and then appeared a few moments later.

“Must you ask?” he said quietly. “Is it not enough that it is a corpse which can do no man harm any longer, and you will lose nothing but a half-night of sleep?”

The inside of Jacob’s head was ringing with warning bells like the frantic clanging of gongs announcing a fire. He swallowed and tried to ignore them.

“You say he wasn’t Jewish?”

“He was not…much of anything. He felt God had no interest in him, and returned a lack of interest in kind. Perhaps if he had been more attentive he wouldn’t lie in a pauper’s grave…or perhaps he would have not changed a whit.” The man’s voice was bitter and the sharp eyes briefly looked away from Jacob, to Jacob’s deep relief.

“Who was this man, to you?” he asked.

“Close. I would prefer to say no more. Please, rabbi. It must be done, and it must be tonight.”

Seminary did not prepare me for this, Jacob thought, and then thought again. There is absolutely something in the Talmud about this and I’ve just forgotten it, because I’m an idiot and I’m half asleep and there is a goy on my doorstep asking me to go out to the cemetery with him at midnight to bury a man whose name he won’t tell me.

“Look, I’ll need someone to help dig the grave.”

“Of course.”

“And a coffin. A plain pine box. And I’ll need to get my supplies from the–”

“But you’ll do it?” said the man excitedly, standing up even taller. “And do it tonight, before the cock crows?”

Jacob held up his hands to keep the man from getting even further into his personal space. “Fine. Yes. Give me half an hour and a lazy rooster.”

The cloak almost seem to inflate as the man gasped for joy. He grabbed Jacob’s hands and shook both with enthusiasm, sending Jacob stumbling. “Thank God for you, my good rabbit! Whatever God there is, thank God for you!”

The man ran off into the shadowed streets and was out of sight almost immediately.

Jacob’s hands slowly fell back to his side as he mumbled, “Rabbi,” to the darkness.

My wife is going to kill me if whatever’s at the cemetery doesn’t.

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18 hours ago

How to Bury a Gentile

the difference between tumblr and twitter is that pretty much everyone on tumblr needs some kind of compassionate intervention in their lives, but at a low background level. Twitter has 99% normies succumbing to internet brainrot and 1% just the most outlandish personalities you’ve ever seen. 

your average tumblr personality is a shaking dog in a Sarah McLachlan appeal, with enough time and care they can be rehabilitated and placed in a loving home. your average big-time twitter account should be sent to a prison colony on the moon

how quickly we forget our past on this site…

Friend I was here for the bone stealing witch. Even as the sun and moon hid their eyes and averted their gaze I saw the witch walk without fear of the laws of God nor man and steal those bones and sell them on etsy. The amputated toe. The breast milk jewelry. A man who against any law of heaven desires to own another human as a pet reblogged my star wars discourse posts. You want to talk about racefaking cannibal mermaids?? Bah! How many kickstarter scams for cartoons that sounded unbearably twee have come and gone? How many stars risen and fallen? I remember when this site had a sizable userbase of meth enthusiast who just posted aesthic shots of their stash and rigs. Where are those crank aficionados now? Gone like so many others. And yet I remain! 

And when I tell you that twitter is worse than any of that you should heed my words!! 

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You had me at Bear Cat (sound on)

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Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) dir. Joe Dante Bonus:

only the true king could remove the sword from the stone…. no one else could…… they didn’t have…. arthurization

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only the true king could remove the sword from the stone…. no one else could…… they didn’t have…. arthurization

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“it’s just really hard to get it right! these new pronouns are hard for me to deal with, too!”

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Kinda ironic coming from Tan “I’ve never met a trans person before” France tbh #sureTan

Really, it was Tan and Antoni who hadn’t had a whole lot of experience with transgender individuals. I really wish this one line would have made it into the show, because it’s something I say to every person I interact with who says “you’re the first trans person I’ve met.” I always come back with, “that you know of.” And then I always explain that I may be the first openly trans person they’ve met, but we’re everywhere…I wish that had made it in there, because I know Tan has gotten a lot of flack. I felt like that entire week, I spent it with my community, with my brothers. I feel like I’m a part of this really beautiful thing.

I think it’s just how editing made it come out. That conversation Tan and I had was about two hours on the couch. We talked about pronouns, we talked about the different transitions that trans men and trans women can go through, we talked about non-binary and genderqueer individuals, and people of color in my community who are trans and nonbinary and the additional difficulties they face. We also talked about Russia and Jamaica and how trans people that live in those countries have refugee programs directed to them, because they could get murdered and dragged in the streets. We got really, really deep.

There’s a distinct cut in that conversation with Tan and I where he’s very composed — he’s really composed all the time — and then after I laid some really deep knowledge on him, he was crying. He did come from a very sheltered upbringing and his getting into the queer community basically started with this show. So I don’t blame him for his lack of knowledge. Instead, I very much thank him for his willingness to seek out that knowledge through me, from someone who is willing to teach.

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It’s almost like… he made an effort.

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"it's just really hard to get it right! these new pronouns are hard for me to deal with, too!"

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I have one of these!

Democrats’ momentum puts Senate majority in play Republicans are still favorites to keep the chamber, but Democrats' possible path to flipping the Senate is clearer now. POLITICO

YOur senate vote matters just as much, if not more so than your presidential vote.  Even if you don’t like Biden, then vote in the Senate 

 Amy Mcgrath is running against Mitch McConnell in Kentucky

Jaime Harrison is running against Lindsey Graham in South Carolina

Sara Gideon is running against Susan Collins in Maine

Kimberly Graham and Theresa Greenfield are running against Joni Ernst in Iowa

John Hickenlooper is running against Cory Gardner in Colorado

Teresa Tomlinson, Jon Ossoff, and Sarah Riggs Amico are running against David Perdue in Georgia

Mark Kelly is running against Martha McSally in Arizona

Al Gross (Independent) is running against Dan Sullivan in Alaska

Cal Cunningham is running against Thom Tillis in North Carolina

Mj Hegar is running against John Cornyn in Texas

Steve Bullock and John Mues are running in Montana

Barbara Bollier, Usha Reddi, and Robert Tillman are running in Kansas 

We also need to protect Doug Jones’ seat in Alabama and Gary Peters’ seat in Michigan

Crooked Media also has a site that allocates donations to the senate campaigns that can make the biggest difference in actually flipping or protecting seats. 

Please reblog this, Americans. Keep reblogging until November.

Postcards to Voters helps remind people to vote–before Doug Jones’ election, they had sent a card to every registered Democratic household in Alabama.

Most of these elections won’t be won or lost by convincing anyone to change their mind - they’re won or lost based on who gets to the polls. And they’re rigged; Republicans have worked hard to disenfranchise and discourage anyone who might vote against them. 

Dan Sullivan won Alasaka’s senate seat by just over 6,000 votes. The Republican machine is arranged to win on very narrow margins - It doesn’t take much to tip the scales.

Keep the house; flip the Senate; take the White House - and let’s show them what real reform looks like when all three are blue.

It is ESPECIALLY important to get McConnell out. Any progressive legislation ain’t gonna happen while he’s still in charge of the Senate (and by the way, how fucking stupid is our system that these things aren’t AUTOMATICALLY up to vote, but rely upon the Majority Leader putting it on the floor?)

Getting McConnell out of office will literally do more to change this country than getting Trump out. I know that sounds bonkers, but SO MUCH of the damage Trump has wrought is not only because of GOP collaboration but because of Mitch McConnell specifically. McConnell is the reason that the last six years of Obama’s presidency was mired in 1.1-steps-forward-1-step back bullshit; he’s the reason that Congress has passed a record few number of bills this session while confirming a record high number of judges. McConnell is incredibly good at wrangling his caucus, almost as good as Pelosi. He also is an incredibly racist, bigoted, reactionary, evil piece of shit who has been comprehensively fucking over the country for longer than a lot of us have been alive. If we can vote him out — not just make his party a minority but get him the fuck out — we will be able to not only undo some of the harm he’s gleefully inflicted, but actually get liberal and progressive policies through. (And it’s beside the point, but McGrath will be a fantastic senator.)

McConnell desperately needs to go. He has a pile of bills on his desk with a plaque of some kind over it proudly marking it as a sick monument to legislation he won’t allow on the floor. He should not get to call himself a lawmaker any longer, if he’s so goddamn proud of holding back laws. VOTE.

We can get them ALL out, if we all show up. Please, PLEASE vote.

if you hate living in the hellscape that is America then you have to vote!!

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Democrats’ momentum puts Senate majority in play

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