i know i said i was done with reblogging pictures, but this just made me gasp and gave me goosebumps all at once

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Funny, I was just going to write a rant about this, but Steven Colbert already said everything I wanted to.

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If you will never read anything else that i post, please just read this

Let me begin by saying, if you have never heard stories from a war veteran, gone to a military base and learned about the military, or heard stories from someone who was saved by a military member (such as a holocaust survivor), you may not understand why I am so passionate on this subject. And don’t think that I blame you, either. It wasn’t until this past April, when I went to the marine base on Parris Island, SC to see my boyfriend graduate from basic training, that I actually encountered any of these things. Which is why I, like most people I know from my generation, never understood why it is important to respect our military, and further, our country.

This is something that has bothered me for a while, but I haven’t written about it until recently, when it made the local news that a girl from my old high school refused to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance because she doesn’t believe in God. Now religion is a whole different subject, and I really have no views on it, other than just let people believe what they want to. However, the Pledge of Allegiance isn’t a prayer, it is a sign of respect for our nation and those who protect it. If it wasn’t for our military defending our freedom, that girl wouldn’t even have a right to choose her religious beliefs. And this is what I’m talking about when I say that there’s a lack of respect for country in our generation. But really, can you blame us? The last time that the country was really gung-ho military was early 1960s, before the Vietnam War (side note- that war reminds me so much of the ‘War on Terror’ because of the response that the country gave to it- very few people agreed with that war, just as very few agree with the current one). Since then, America has not been in a war that the whole country agreed was good and right to fight in, such as World War 2. So unlike our ancestors, our generation (as well as our parents’ generation) was raised in a time when the majority of the country disagreed in the war that we were (are) fighting, and the distinction between the President’s decisions and the military’s actions was completely lost in translation, making it seem to us that our military members were doing nothing more than adding to our country’s problems.

So let me try to set the record straight. My hope is that at least one person around my age will read this and maybe their opinion on this subject will change, at least a little. The members of our military may join for different reasons, like benefits or education, but no matter what their reasons, they all know that they may face the reality of giving up their lives for their country, and here’s why we respect them—because they are willing to do it. The press only publishes the stories about the members of our military who don’t deserve the title of U.S. Soldier, such as the ones who disrespect citizens of other countries, but never does the press highlight the high respect, bravery, and hard work that the majority of our military members show every day. Soldiers today are taking their second, third, and fourth tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and many of them are coming back wounded or psychologically damaged due to traumatizing events, to defend our country and the people who live in it—YOU.

So next time you meet a veteran or active soldier, simply say “thank you for your service” and shake their hand. Or next time you hear the National Anthem, take your hat off as a sign of respect for the people who fight for your freedom. I’m not telling you to turn into a crazy patriot here, just know that many people have fought and died so that you can have the right to choose who you want to be, and saying thank you or showing respect for our country are small gestures that go a long way.

(Source: hotmessrants)

thedailywhat:

RIP Gad Beck, 88: Gad Beck, activist and last known gay Jewish Holocaust survivor, died Sunday. He was 88.
During World War II, Beck joined an underground resistance movement to fight the Nazi regime. In a daring act of heroism, he was able to rescue his boyfriend from a deportation center by impersonating a Hitler Youth.
After the war, Beck spent his life educating and advocating for Judaism and gay rights, and was the subject of a documentary in 2006. Friends lauded Beck for his signature wit and openness.
Reflecting on his life, Beck said, “God doesn’t punish for a life of love.”

thedailywhat:

RIP Gad Beck, 88: Gad Beck, activist and last known gay Jewish Holocaust survivor, died Sunday. He was 88.

During World War II, Beck joined an underground resistance movement to fight the Nazi regime. In a daring act of heroism, he was able to rescue his boyfriend from a deportation center by impersonating a Hitler Youth.

After the war, Beck spent his life educating and advocating for Judaism and gay rights, and was the subject of a documentary in 2006. Friends lauded Beck for his signature wit and openness.

Reflecting on his life, Beck said, “God doesn’t punish for a life of love.”

(via mightymightybee)

News of the day - 6/27/2012

—Stephanie Rice, an Olympic swimmer for Australia, is under heat after tweeting a picture of her in a bikini. Because GOD FORBID a swimmer is wearing a swim suit. Honestly, girlfriend looks damn good, if I were an Australian I would be rubbing that in every other countries’ faces. “Hey, she may not win, but she looks better in a bikini.” Problem solved. 


—German courts ruled that circumcision for religious reasons causes bodily harm to babies and shouldn’t be allowed. Really, Germans, you’re going after Jewish traditions again? Pick up a history book, that hasn’t done you too well in the past. Yeah, I went there.

—Syria is officially at war. No comments on it, just a heads up if you missed that.

—Some bitch from Real Housewives of New Jersey lost 30 pounds by using a lap band and people are saying she did it the lazy way. Number one, hop off her dick, girlfriend is looking good, why you gotta hate? Number two, think of how much better it would be if all obese people got a lap band. Now that we’re setting up universal healthcare, I’d rather that obese people cheat their way into being thin and save the taxpayers money than stay unhealthy because they “don’t want to cheat.” Fuck that, cheating is the good ole American way, and so I say hats off to you sister.


—A new survey has come out revealing the best cities in America to get a burger. My city, Philadelphia, came in at number two. That’s what I like to hear. Hey, it may be because we’re fat, and care more about our fast food than things like crime control or health. But hey, it shows that we’re winners here. The Phillies may be losing almost every game, and the Sixers may have lost far too long ago, and there may be no hope for the Eagles. But dammit, our burgers are winners, and that’s what really matters here in Amurrica.

(Source: hotmessdreams)

My rant on bullying

Karen Klein, you’ve all heard of her, the woman who was bullied mercilessly by a bunch of seventh-grade douchebags. You know what, my hats off to her, despite being a widow and mother of a son that committed suicide, that has to put up with those little shits calling her fat and stupid every day, and then going in public and saying that she doesn’t want to press charges because they’re only in seventh grade. Good for her, someone who doesn’t become a pshyco bitch because she gets some attention. But here’s what bothers me: people have been donating to send her on a vacation. They have donated more than $50,000. America, what the fuck. This lady has gone through a tough time, and responding with kind words and support is the right thing to do. But FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS?! Are you kidding me?! I would bet you for this one woman in this situation, there are ten-thousand more like her. In fact, I know a woman that is in her situation, almost exactly. But because someone happened to film this one incident, she gets $50,000?! You know, there are people that could use this money for good, like those that are enslaved, or cannot afford any type of education, or people (even right here in our country) who are starving. Did you know that $1 can make 8 meals at any food bank? That’s more than 400,000 meals that could be given to starving children right in our own back yards. But instead, we’ll give it to this one lady because she was bullied.

Bullying has become a hot topic lately, in fact too hot of a topic, because people go crazy over it, like this. Face it people, someone is gunna call your kid fat or stupid, because it’s just part of growing up and learning to get over what shithead bullies say. And instead of teaching kids how to knock a bully out, or tell them off, and deal with their own problems like they should, parents now prefer to get involved and stick up for their kids. What are they gunna do when they have to deal with something on their own? You’re teaching them to run to their parents for help, and when they have to do something themselves they’ll have no idea what to do.

Listen, I’m not saying that bullying is ok. And I’m not saying it’s a bad thing that this woman is getting support. What I am saying is that people are getting soft to first world problems like bullying, and are completely ignoring real problems, like starvation or lack of education or freedom in third world countries. People, open up your ignorant eyes and start putting your time and money into real problems.

And that is my rant on bullying.

(Source: hotmessdreams)

McDonalds hires fashion designer to make new outfits

McDonalds has hired a fashion designer to make chic new outfits for its employees. This would be a great move, if anyone who goes to McDonalds actually cared. Let’s face it, the only people going to McDonalds are as follows:

1-    Drunk. In fact, the only times I’ve been to McDonalds over the last five years, I didn’t even notice what I was wearing, much less the people giving me my burger.

2-    Poor. Where else can you get an oversized meal for $3? And honestly, if I were in their shoes, I’d be pissed that the company money is being spent on designer clothes that no one cares about rather than lowering the costs of food, or donating the money to the Ronald McDonald house.

3-    Addicted. Call me crazy, but honestly, why do you think obesity is growing? There are chemicals in foods (not only fast foods, but also snacks such as Doritos) that make the consumer crave more. So let me put it this way, if a crack addict needed a fix, how high on their priority list would their dealer’s clothing choices be? Not very.

So, McDonalds, lets stop caring so much about the way you look and start doing something that people care about, like putting new air fresheners in those bathrooms because dear God people, something must have died in every one of them.

(Source: hotmessdreams)

switching things up

to anyone that follows me and gives a shit what i do with this page,

thank you. honestly, i do this for you, you’re awesome

but i’m kind of tired of reblogging the same pictures that everyone else on tumblr is. and i am a rachety old bitch that can rant about ANYTHING. so i’m going to start blogging on here. and i’d like opinions! if you think it’s funny, or offensive, or weird, or annoying, please let me know, cause the whole point of blogging is giving your opinions and seeing what other people think of them. so here i go :)

(Source: hotmessdreams)

seeing my marine today!!

until then, chillin by the pool with my girls :) i love life