1. Opening the dusty political window for a minute

    accumulatedcuriosities: disclaimer:  I’d rather this wasn’t under a cut, because I would like for everyone to see it. In the hopes of avoiding offense, however, I’ve given you the option of NOT clicking if you don’t wish to risk being affronted by what I have to say. Please remember that if you do read on, it is by your own decision.  Read More Personal

    1 year ago
  2. Rand Paul: I Filibustered to Defend Millennials

    randpaulproblems:

    Last week, a Senate colleague of mine said that when I questioned whether or not the president could order a drone strike on American citizens on American soil, I was just catering to “libertarian kids in their dorm rooms.” Standing up for the Bill of Rights and the Fifth Amendment was not a political stunt designed to appeal to certain audiences. I took an oath to protect the Constitution and it is an oath I intend to keep.

    But we do need a Republican Party that addresses the concerns of young people. We need a different kind of GOP, a party that speaks to the rising generation, who may have unique interests and concerns.

    Most Americans, and especially young people, worry about our country’s $16 trillion debt. This deficit is a burden that is guaranteed to grow more as time passes, and as Washington continues with its reckless spending. The number one contributor to our debt — entitlements — is something most young people simply don’t expect to see. We need to have serious reform to save Social Security and Medicare so that those who’ve paid into these systems all their lives can receive their benefits. But for young Americans, they need a way to opt out or at least something very different.

    Most young people will tell you the same, if those in Washington would only listen.

    I believe a Republican Party that is more tolerant and dedicated to keeping the government out of people’s lives as much as possible would be more appealing to the rising generation. We have a nation of 300 million people who all harbor very different opinions on various policies. We have a Constitution that allows, even requires, many of these decisions to be made at the state and local level, which could accommodate the diversity of opinion in this country. Most young people I encounter simply have no desire to tell other people what to do or how to live.

    Another part of our debt woes is the trillions of dollars we spend fighting decade-long wars and sending foreign aid all over the world. America must always maintain a strong national defense, but young people can imagine a world in which the United States doesn’t have to be involved in every part of it. We can’t continue borrowing money from China or spending ourselves into debt to protect the entire globe. We simply cannot afford it. It is not what’s best for our country. It makes us less secure, not more.

    There are blue parts of the country where Republicans haven’t fared well, and yes, a more libertarian-Republican might be able to start winning in those areas. The youth vote could play an integral part in this.

    Young Americans — conservative, libertarian, independent — are as fed up with big government as their parents and grandparents. A Republican Party willing to address their unique concerns could build a new majority that might finally turn this country around.

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    1 year ago
  3. 10 things you need to know about Rand Paul’s FY 2014 budget

    randpaulproblems:

    1. Eliminates the Department of Commerce

     2. Requires that all regulations with an economic impact of more than $100 million be approved by an up-or-down Congressional vote in order to give Congress more authority over regulatory agencies.

    3. It would lead to a $17 billion surplus in fiscal year 2018

     4. Approves the Keystone XL pipeline

     5. Gives all seniors the same health care plan as members of Congress.

    6. Eliminates the Department of Education, but preserves Pell grants

     7.  Freezes foreign aid spending at $5 billion per year

     8. Privatizes the TSA.

    9.  Eliminates the Department of Energy

     10. Repeals Obamacare

    1 year ago
  4. "Look, the last two presidents could have conceivably been put in jail for their drug use and I really think - look what would’ve happened, it would’ve ruined their lives. They got lucky. But a lot of poor kids, particularly in the inner city, don’t get lucky and they don’t have good attorneys and they go to jail for some of these things and I think it’s a big mistake." Rand Paul (via prettayprettaygood)

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  7. calif0rnia-girl:

i guess:/
1 year ago
  8. … I can’t hide it 😓 1 year ago
  9. Lol it wouldn’t matter cause you wouldn’t believe me if I told you …💃    Haha ( I don’t care how old you really are as long as your ID say 21!)🙌 #doubleup #secret 1 year ago
  10. Never-ending Lights>>>: Examined Life: Flaws and Strengths

    neverending-city-lights:

    I’m random! Fun. Open to trying new things. I’m happy, and stubborn, and strong willed. I’m not afraid to speak my mind, and I’m honest. I love to listen, and I’ll always try my best to be there for people. I’m loyal, and cunning. Ambitious and ready to put my ambitions aside to help others. I’m…

    1 year ago
  11. …….. bt now theres no one around for that 1 year ago
  12. So after a long day of #work I come outside too see this #cute 😊 ass #note on my #car from @keyshaauniquee … Lmfao I #love you #hootchie thanks 😍😘. #iLOVEyouKeishawn 💛 #love #cutestuff #mademyday #Chiyan (at Carls Jr) 1 year ago
  13. The Poet Dreamer: whiskeyatdawn: John Steinbeck’s letter to his teenaged son about...

    whiskeyatdawn:

    John Steinbeck’s letter to his teenaged son about falling in love (1958)

    New York
    November 10, 1958

    Dear Thom:

    We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers.

    First — if you are in love — that’s a good…

    (Source: bloody-face)

    1 year ago
  14. simplical:

not-easybut-worth-it:

fitdaystocome:

run-swim-run:

thebetteroption:

-healthylife:

Holy shit

motherfucking god

are you fucking kidding me

holy moly

But how


Because he’s a strong black man that launched that skinny white bitch up! Thats How! 1 year ago
  15. will-n-layla:

shower
1 year ago