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Top Five Reasons to Vote Early

Top Five Reasons to Vote Early #txvotes

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I voted this morning. And even though Election Day isn’t until Nov. 4, if you live in Texas you can vote early too, starting today and every day until Halloween.

If you’re one of those people who “can’t be bothered” to vote because “all candidates are the same” or whatever other complacent excuse you want to come up with, your right to complain about government and Texas culture is immediately…

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A doctor/missionary in Uganda writes about surviving an ebola outbreak and the classism inherent in America’s current outbreak.

Tapping on her keyboard, De Haas brings up the new site, Macholand.fr. On the screen are several “actions” targeted at sexist politicians or advertisers who have crossed the line.

Take, for example, Gerard Collomb, the mayor of France’s second-largest city, Lyon. Collomb recently said the country’s education minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, got her job simply because President Francois Hollande loves beautiful women.

"It’s just incredible that in the 21st century, politics people could say that without any reaction in the political class," says De Haas. "Nobody say nothing!"

Tags: feminism

"The bishop asked Americans to forgive any Liberians who had given them cause to worry about the disease. He then made a strong appeal, which he said was on behalf of his country and president, for Americans to resist stigmatizing Liberians as carriers of the disease."

At Service for Dallas Ebola Victim, Relatives Recall a Gentle, Generous Man - NYTimes.com

Pretty much my dream car. #Impala #burnout #fins #boat (at The Burnout Houston)

Pretty much my dream car. #Impala #burnout #fins #boat (at The Burnout Houston)

Hood ornaments at Burnout. #classic cars (at The Burnout Houston)

Hood ornaments at Burnout. #classic cars (at The Burnout Houston)

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#GiveToWendy: Donate to Wendy Davis, Then Go Vote for Wendy Davis

give to wendyThe Texas gubernatorial election (and other statewide elections) are a mere two weeks (and some change) away, and Texas has a real chance of advancing into the 21st century depending on who we chose to lead us. Despite every effort from the right (including Greg Abbott) to disenfranchise voters, a record number of Texans are registered to votein this election. If we want to turn this big ol’…

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This is pretty good.

The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State

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nprfreshair:


Edie Falco on her Sopranos audition: 

"I went in, and I just did exactly what this character should be in my mind, from my estimation — also knowing that there was no way I’d get cast because I was not the stereotypical Italian-American-looking actress, and I knew who was. There’s something very powerful about going in to just do it for the heck of it.
You know, there’s a huge lesson in there. The pain in life is contingent upon one’s expectations for the most part. … So I was calm and relaxed. … I think I got a call that day or the next day. … It was a monstrous sum of money for me at the time, and all I thought was, “I cannot believe I can pay off my student loans with one check.” … I broke out in a sweat at the size of that relief.”

nprfreshair:

Edie Falco on her Sopranos audition: 

"I went in, and I just did exactly what this character should be in my mind, from my estimation — also knowing that there was no way I’d get cast because I was not the stereotypical Italian-American-looking actress, and I knew who was. There’s something very powerful about going in to just do it for the heck of it.

You know, there’s a huge lesson in there. The pain in life is contingent upon one’s expectations for the most part. … So I was calm and relaxed. … I think I got a call that day or the next day. … It was a monstrous sum of money for me at the time, and all I thought was, “I cannot believe I can pay off my student loans with one check.” … I broke out in a sweat at the size of that relief.”