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by the way, since we’re talking about r/tumblrinaction, i just thought you should all know that they literally encourage their users to go through these tags to pick on people, so i’d be wary about tagging stuff so it appears in these tags.

as was stated before, a lot of redditors use an entry youre featured on to send you anon hate, reblog your post to unsafe people, etc. so they might find you through these tags. a good way to avoid this is to put letters/numbers/symbols after the trigger, so you could put say #ableism 890283948 or #fatphobia djflksjdfj or #racism /// (like i do!). make sure if you do this theres a space between the trigger and the letters/numbers/symbols.

if you’d like you can signal boost this so your followers know to watch out


Mary Fallin, Asshole of the Day for April 15, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Raising the minimum wage has gotten a lot of traction lately. It hasn’t been raised in years, and in a slow economy, many of the people making minimum wage are people who are supporting themselves or family.

Many in the GOP have been opposing an increase to the minimum wage, for various reasons. Though the main one, even if unstated, is that it doesn’t help them and only helps people at the bottom, who they could give two shits about. Often you’ll see some pundit or politician say it doesn’t need to be raised, and will tell how they made minimum wage 40 years ago and did OK, but they refuse to acknowledge that the minimum wage they made was higher, sometimes much higher, when you factor in inflation. Proposals to get the minimum wage to $10.10 or $11.00 are basically raising the minimum wage to catch up with inflation. But that’s math, and as Bill Clinton pointed out in his 2012 convention speech, math isn’t the GOP’s thing these days. They prefer ideology to math.

But Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin isn’t content to just oppose an increase at the state or national level. Instead she forbid municipalities to raise it within their borders, as well as outlawing other things:

At a time when many states and cities are working passing minimum wage increases, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) has gone in the opposite direction and signed a law banning cities from passing higher wages. The bill also bans them from enacting paid sick days or vacation requirements.

Republicans make a lot of hay about states’ rights and local control. They hate big government. But of course here Gov. Fallin is restricting local choices.

And for what? To keep the working poor poor. Remember, this isn’t about giving benefits to people who don’t work— it’s about allowing local municipalities making laws to make work pay. And she won’t let them.

She also blocked the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, which would have helped many of the working poor receive health insurance that their employers don’t offer. The Medicaid expansion is almost entirely paid for by the federal government, costing her state almost nothing. But she won’t take it to help her own citizens, even though that money will pass through the poor and fund hospitals and clinics.

So, for being so cruel to the working poor that she won’t let other people help them even when it costs her nothing, Mary Fallin is the Asshole of the Day.

It is Mary Fallin's first time as Asshole of the Day, but one of many to be featured on this site for deriding those who make minimum wage.

Full story: Think Progress


Anonymous asked:

Remember when PAX was about video games?



I guess it’s about wrestling now. Seems like a fair trade.


Was it really ever just about Video Games.  There’s a big tabletop gaming track as well (complete with the big central thing of the Acquisitions Incorporated game). There are big name literary SF and Fantasy writers like Patrick Rothfuss and John Scalzi who show up as well. It’s just that video games are the most visible side of things because there’s a bigger number of people who go into covering the video game industry as a career, as opposed to covering tabletop gaming or literary SF and Fantasy.







In my eleven years as a professional stagehand and twenty years as a participant in fandom, I have never been treated with this much respect and dignity by a performing member of the entertainment industry. Kim Rhodes (Jody Mills on Supernatural) made me cry today, in the best of ways.

This is how you ally. Thank you, Kim, you made me feel like a human being. I can’t imagine a better mother for your daughter; she’s in great hands.


And my esteem of Kim Rhodes has gone up by a million. I thought she was pretty cool before, but this makes her amazing. I have immense respect for someone who is willing to listen to someone’s opinion and actually let it change their own.

This is fantastic and might have made my whole day.


A++++++++ slight tears actually for reasies right now.

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