Seriously, it was cool when it first started getting “discovered” in the U.S. when I was a freshman in a drug-fueled haze in college.. for about a year. Now I can enjoy it but I really don’t understand the people who live and breathe it 24/7. I also hate all that new shitty music on the radio that’s trying to incorporate it. Off the top of my head I can name three newer songs that everyone likes that I can’t even bear to listen to.
Reform Immigration, sack the Misandrist Matriarchy, Vote Ron Paul 2012.
The story of how a woman from Mexico abused the Immigration loopholes and VAWA, to be able to gain long-term US Residency and a life paid for by the US Taxpayer. He plan was simple: Attach herself to a US Citizen,…
The nation’s harshest crackdown on illegal immigration, Arizona’s 2010 SB1070, is scheduled to be reviewed by the Supreme Court next year. Recent decisions suggest that the odds are in the bill’s favor, especially since Elena Kagan has recused herself because of her involvement in the issue as President Obama’s solicitor general last year. The weight of the decision extends far outside of Arizona—its effects would reverberate across the country, affecting not only policy, but the way our country looks and acts.
The change is already happening, though the most incendiary parts of SB1070 have been indefinitely suspended by a federal judge (you can refresh your memory on the ins and outs of the bill here). Since Gov. Jan Brewer signed the measure, it’s sparked national protests, a handful of copycat bills, a mass Latino exodus from Arizona, and a tidal wave of racially charged rhetoric in the political sphere. Judging by the last year and a half, those dynamics are only going to escalate. Here are some things we can expect if the Supreme Court gives SB1070 a thumbs-up.
States will pass copycat bills. Since June 2010, Utah, Indiana, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina have passed laws that mirror the provisions in SB1070. Alabama’s law goes even further than Arizona’s. In many cases, conservatives use these laws to score political points rather than to respond to an illegal immigration problem; undocumented immigrants only make up about 1.5 to 3 percent of Indiana’s population, for instance, and even less of the workforce. But that’s not to say these laws won’t affect people’s lives.
Immigrants will leave states with harsh laws—and the state’s economy will go with them…
that awkward moment when my dad opens up to me about how he regrets marrying my mom and should have married one of his 'less attractive' friends for their personality instead of marrying my mom...
i never really thought about it before but my mom was a trophy wife. although she is an intelligent woman and did get a degree from CUA she has never used it and has always relied financially upon my dad, who is twenty years older than her. turns out my dad was (is?) actually pretty shallow and passed up a bunch of female friends with great personalities because they weren’t amazingly attractive and instead dated beautiful women who were lusted after by every guy in the area, eventually settling on my mom. i mean she literally won a foot tall trophy for her beauty (2nd place for Miss Polonia USA in the 80s); how much more literal of a definition for ‘trophy wife’ can you get?
it’s weird to realize that my dad despite his incredible intelligence and work ethic might have actually been a shallow arsehole when it came to women. i mean he was around fifty when he married my mom so it’s not like i can chalk it up to being a manifestation of foolish youth.
the other weird thing about it is that although i’ve always said i never want to mirror my parents’ relationship, at the same time i used to always think about how i wanted to be a trophy wife hahah. some kind of validation or something, plus i thought it would be cool to not have to work. i didn’t realize that doing that would just be following in my mom’s footsteps. anyway, good news is my current relationship will eventually require that i actually be the primary moneymaker so i’m kind of forced to be independent, plus i’m really passionate about something and want to pursue that as a career.
anyway, i hate when my parents use me as a therapist to talk about their marriage. -_- they’ve been together 20+ years but they’re certainly not happy and loving, merely civil. kinda puts me in an awkward position.