Wendy Davis’ campaign kicks off today
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The goal is to reach $500,000 by the end of the day. Can you help? Chip in $5 or more to help reach the $500,000 goal!
More than halfway there already!
TEXAS COULD BECOME A BLUE STATE. A WOMAN WHO STOOD FOR HOURS TO BLOCK AN ANTI-ABORTION VOTE COULD REPLACE RICK PERRY AS THE GOVERNOR OF TEXAS. THIS IS A REALLY BIG DEAL. TEXAS. GOING BLUE. THIS WOULD BE THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO POLITICS IN YEARS.
Remember when tumblr went apeshit when she did the awesome day-long filibuster? I can’t donate, so I’l hoping someone else will in my place, ITS SO DAMN CLOSE
She’s so close!!!! Help her out!
Haven’t looked this preppy since 2010. Time to go to the Ipswich Rotary Club Oktoberfest so… This town is like Stars Hollow met Rosewood sometimes.
where is your golden globe? seriously how has no one noticed this performance I am amazed. and these are just the comedic moments my god and your chicago accent is so great too.
“I am the sole author of the dictionary that defines me.”
Life lessons from Eloise. #nyc #kindredspirit 👑
It’s always struck me as hilarious that friends who tout their taste in undiscovered music and underground supper clubs were so loyal to the most popular city in America. New York is the prom king. He knows he’s great, and he’s gonna make it really, really hard on you if you decide you want to love him. New York is increasingly a city for people who are already on top, not for those looking to establish themselves. I’ve always been partial to the friendly guy who doesn’t know how hot he really is (Chicago) or the surprisingly intelligent, sexy stoner (Los Angeles) as opposed to the dude who thinks he’s top of the list, king of the hill, A-number-one.
Coffee - Andrew Kim
Andrew Kim works as a visual designer for xbox.
I miss you, my dear roommate’s pourover that I used all summer.
I’m at the airportttt for a short trip to london since when did my life become this weirdly awesome. thanks uchicago thanks career advancement.
How could something so basic be in such short supply? Diapers are expensive—up to $100 a month—particularly for women who don’t have transportation and must rely on bodegas and local convenience stores. Some women reported spending 6 percent of their total income on paper nappies. And before you say, “Let them use cloth,” Marie Antoinette, bear in mind that diaper services are expensive, few poor women have their own washing machines, most laundromats don’t permit customers to launder dirty diapers and most daycare programs don’t allow cloth diapers. Like fresh fruit and vegetables, humanely raised meat and dairy products, and organic baby food, cloth diapers are the province of the well-off.
Despite this clear need, however, diapers are not covered by the food stamp program (SNAP) or by the Women, Infants, and Children feeding program. The government apparently finds them unnecessary, like other hygiene products (toilet paper, menstrual supplies, toothpaste, even soap), which are also, unlike food, subject to sales tax. Never mind that babies can’t choose not to pee and poo and did not select their parents. Never mind, too, that those grandmothers who are the hardest hit caregivers are performing a crucial social task—and saving the taxpayer millions—by keeping those kids out of foster care.
Food, it’s true, is even more basic than diapers. But some people believe low-income children don’t really need that either. If House Republicans have their way, 4 to 6 million SNAP recipients may soon find themselves bounced from the rolls. This, at a time when the Department of Agriculture tells us that 17.6 million households regularly go hungry, up from 12 million ten years ago. Proving yet again that there really is a difference between the parties, Republicans want to cut the food stamp budget by $40 billion over the next ten years.
Poverty in 2013: When Even Diapers Are A Luxury
The article mentions the National Diaper Bank Network. Check it out to find out how to make a donation and/or volunteer at a local diaper bank.
sigh, I miss K’s Chemex back in our apartment. back in Chicago home. nbd, Paris has good coffee.
"I’m on a mission. Miss America has always been the girl next door, but Miss America is evolving. And she is not going to look the same anymore. I am Nina Davuluri, and I celebrate diversity through cultural competency."
BAM. she is a queen and she will reign with grace and cultural competency. you wish you were as fierce.
ariana grande always looking like she about to go to a quinceañera
eh, she makes it work