me: hi santa, all i want for christmas is someone who cares about me.
santa: fxck that shit thats never gonna happen
removing doors. Like mad.
Stuff build in like late 19th century, and then til 40-50s - the idea? was classic so there were lot of doors - like a kind of punctuation people wanted.
Like - so that when the front door was open, you don’t get to see kitchen and living directly - also - there were doors like at the beginning and at the end of aisle inside.
But somehow, I don’t know why, all these ‘punctuation doors’ have been removed, and removed and removed. Getting ripped out all over the place and I’ve been seeing all the traces of them - door notch holes, remnants of hinges -
painted under coats and coats of layers - but they are there - telling that there used to be ‘door’ here and there -
I’ve asked about this to many contractor people I ever came across. But by so far none of them had slightest idea about why these ‘classic’ ‘older’ punctuation doors have been removed -
(It’s not making sense in terms of insulation or AC or winter’s heat conservation either. Not at all.)
Anyway, so there is a missing door here between kitchen and living (Two door missing basically, kitchen door and living’s entrance door)
and now I’m improvising it with cotton yard and magnets and metal pieces and power drills. (Putting up curtains.)
And boy, 100 years old wood trims are hard to punch hole in. There are actually impossible spots to punch in even with power drill :/
:( And there are cases parents are also forced to do so. (Like a larger community or society in which they belong to.)
i’m watching toddlers and tiaras and this WOMAN is making her daughter pray with her before she puts any of the pageant clothes on to make sure they’re godly
everything is terrible
Why America has such strong persistence and resurgence of Christianity - is one subject needs real serious look.
People make fun of America.
But hey, there might be good reasons, why some of these (American) people, clutch onto God - Christianity and Jesus - so hard.
Almost like blindly. There must be something.
#America and Christianity #American Christianity
Obama’s trip this Spring to Middle East.
Not sure that Israel’s political parties’d be sorted (calmed down) and ready to hear or care anything like Obama’s visit. (Don’t you know anything about those ppl…)
Shouldn’t he wait bit more. Like until June or July. You’ve got 3-4 years timeframe. And you can’t visit every 3 months.
Then I say should wait until really really effective moment.
Calling all 50 states the day before the election as Nate Silver did is one thing — predicting President Obama’s winning majority 10 years in advance is hard to top.
But that’s what Ruy Teixeira did. Since 2002, when Democrats were at a low point and sinking lower, Teixeira has consistently argued that long-term demographic trends pointed to brighter days ahead for the party. He and John Judis published a book that year, “The Emerging Democratic Majority,” that envisioned a governing majority in the next decade consisting of three rapidly growing voting blocs — women, minorities, and professionals.
Along with young voters, these three groups are credited with powering Obama’s 2008 and 2012 victories. Latinos were critical in contests across the country on Tuesday, especially in Western states like New Mexico (no longer even a swing state), Nevada, and Colorado. African American turnout helped put Obama over the top in states like Ohio. Huge advantages with women helped secure states like Iowa (28% gender gap). And a growing professional class in Virginia and North Carolina — solid red states when Teixeira published his book — put the former in Obama’s camp for a second straight election and kept the latter competitive until the end.
It’s easy to forget now, but after President Bush won re-election in 2004, there was a popular school of thought that America was entering an extended period in which Republicans would hold an unshakable majority. Karl Rove claimed the results as a “realignment” in which evangelical and suburban turnout would destroy the Democrats’ viability as a national party. Other observers like Michael Barone backed him up. Perhaps not coincidentally, both of them predicted a Romney landslide last week.
Teixeira stuck by his theory, however, and now one of the big post-election questions is whether Obama’s majority is the new political reality in America or a passing phase. TPM talked to Teixeira, now a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, a liberal DC think tank, on Thursday about what his research tells him about the future of the party…
Sounds like Tumblr’s investment in having its support unit based in Virginia - wise decision helping the trend?
It is true that tech companies can sure have influence - in so called red states.