I no longer need you to fuck me as hard
as I hate myself.
Make love to me
like you know I am better than the worst thing I ever did.
I’m new to this
but I have seen nearly every city from a rooftop without jumping.
I have realized
that the moon did not have to be full for us to love it.
We are not tragedies
stranded here beneath it.
We Were Emergencies- Buddy Wakefield (via ymehcuotrac)
"We were never tragedies.
We were emergencies.
You call 911 —
Tell ‘em I’m having a fantastic time.”
the live recording of this poem is so so worth it.
in 2014 can we just act like the doge thing never existed please
Anonymous asked: Where are you from?
East of the sun, west of the moon, second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning.
Anonymous asked: I'm the anon in NC. I didn't mean to defend WWAD culture, but to have those laws on the books at all makes me feel less than. Not oppressed, but not "a real American." While I think those rules still reflect a bias against nonbelievers today, just the idea that there could be economical reasons for it still be on the books helps. I'm a woman atheist, and am often afraid of people knowing and writing off some of my more feminist beliefs as being immoral because I don't believe in God. Thank you!
You are very welcome, NC Anon!
I agree with you that these laws are bad and where possible should be taken off the books because of the chilling effect on public participation from people who may not be aware that they are unenforceable or are worried about the cost of fighting them in the event that some overzealous government official decides to fight a losing battle to try and retain them.
Where such laws are statutory, there is no excuse for states not to remove them. The expense of constitutional conventions and referenda, however, makes it a more complicated proposition for states to remove such outmoded language from their state constitutions. In an ideal world, cost would be no object and both your state constitution and mine would be revised to reflect that both atheists and ministers are free to fully participate in government in accordance with Supreme Court decisions. But I understand why states don’t go to that enormous expense and just don’t enforce those provisions instead.
I wish you luck with fighting the good fight in NC!
Anonymous asked: Atheism is discriminated against in the US, just so you know. I live in NC, and I cannot run for office here without the extra burden of lawsuits, etc. North Carolina, Article 6, Section8 - The following persons shall be disqualified for office: Any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God.
Fair point. WWADs are still terrible, though, and I do not care if they are made fun of.
Anon, the chances of any election commission trying to enforce that law, thus forcing you to file a lawsuit, are effectively nil, since everyone knows those laws are unconstitutional. Tennessee has a similar constitutional restriction, but pointed at ministers rather than atheists. No one tries to enforce it; they just don’t remove it because constitutional conventions are freakin’ expensive.
Run for office if you want to!
Just don’t think that unenforceable, unconstitutional laws that no one even tries to enforce is the same thing as actual oppression.
This. Tired as fuck of seing people on my FB list try and actually make this bs point.
To be clear, I’m not denying that these laws are bad! They are bad. They are unconstitutional and should be struck.
But when they are in state constitutions, I understand why states don’t spend the money to remove them via constitutional convention/referendum and just decline enforcement instead. It’s not the best compromise in the world, but I understand it. I don’t think it’s aimed at keeping atheists who aren’t up on their con law out of office.
So I am going tonight to stay overnight so I don’t have to get up as early. And I am going to eat ALL THE CARBS before I go to my crash spot. Mashed potatoes AND sweet potatoes AND macaroni alfredo AND maybe even some meat if I decide that’s not enough foods.