Dad’s Reaction to His Son’s New Little Mermaid Doll

This picture makes me so happy– look at that cute little face with unbridled happiness in his eyes! This is the expression someone makes when they are loved and accepted for who they are!

Father, Mikki Willis, could have reacted in many ways when his son, Azai, opted for a Little Mermaid Doll, but this story has a happy ending. While our society teaches us that subscribing to stereotypical gender-norms will help you “succeed” in life, Willis shows us that true success comes from knowing you’re loved and accepted as you are from an early age. Having a rock-solid foundation helps raise kids into productive, successful humans.

“Now how do you think a dad feels when his son wants to get this?” asked Willis… take a look and see his beautiful reaction!

Breaking: The Only One Reading Ted Cruz Book is Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz was just busted in a pathetic attempt to get his useless book on the New York Times Bestseller List by implementing a shady-sleezy scheme known as “pay-to-seem-important.” Instead of actually seeing how the ‘free-market’ responds to his book, he decided to partner with like-minded-shadesters over at ResultSource. The company purchased thousands of copies of A Time For Truth on behalf of Cruz in a coordinated effort to spike sales and give the impression that the book was popular with thousands of people.

John Prager reported for Addicting Info that Cruz isn’t the first right-winger to implement the “pay-to-seem-important” scheme. Conservative pastor Mark Driscoll with regard to his book, Real Marriage, Right-wing commentator Mark Levin’s 2009 book, Liberty and Tyranny, and Mitt Romney’s  No Apologies: The Case for American Greatness are all on the list of losers who pay for popularity. Hey, if it didn’t work for them, maybe it will work for Cruz?

Wrong! Of course the New York Times has a sophisticated way of determining true best-sellers – who did Cruz think he was playing? Bad move buddy! NY Times spokesperson Eileen Murphy said: “We have uniform standards that we apply to our best seller list, which includes an analysis of book sales that goes beyond simply the number of books sold. This book didn’t meet that standard this week.” Eileen Murphy further explained that “In the case of this book, the overwhelming preponderance of evidence was that sales were limited to strategic bulk purchases.”

Now lets just hope that Cruz takes ownership of his mistake and says he’s sorry! You’re definitely not presidential material if you have to buy your own book just to seem important!

Watch the Media’s Progression from Hating to Loving Bernie Sanders

YouTuber MagnumDB edited together the media’s progression from not taking Bernie Sanders as a serious presidential candidate to enthusiastically supporting him. It’s very cool to see Bernie’s support grow exponentially since the beginning of 2015 – back in February he only had 5% support – but now more than 34% of Americans support him! #FeelTheBern

Independence Day For Some, Not For All

Theft of Native Americans’ Land

This map looks at the conquest of North America from the Native American perspective – the people forced off of their land.  Retrieved from Vox: 70 Maps That Explain America  by Max Fisher and Dylan Matthews on July 1, 2015

 

Today’s Roundup of Breaking News Headlines

Luxury brand Barneys just released a stunning set of photos of diverse couples on their Window blog. These photos take an intimate look into what modern marriage looks like. SPOILER: it includes interracial + same-sex partners. #LoveWins #LoveIsLove

 

Millions of Americans Have Nothing to Celebrate on the Fourth of July because the fact is “millions of indigenous people have died as a consequence of American imperialism.” Simon Moya-Smith, a culture editor at Indian Country Today told Mic. Retrieved from Mic // By Jon Levine July 03, 2015

 

Former Democratic VA Senator Jim Webb Announces Presidential Bid // Retrieved from Vox by  on July 2, 2015

 

Bernie Sanders Draws a HUGE Crowd in WisconsinNo One Expected Bernie Sanders to Raise as Much Money as He Just Raised // Retrieved from The Guardian + Mic By Zeeshan Aleem July 02, 2015

sanders rally wisc

 

Today’s Roundup of Breaking News Headlines

A Tennessee store put up a “no gays allowed” sign — and it’s totally legal  Retrieved from Vox // by  German Lopez on July 1, 2015

GOP 2016 Candidate Courting Black Voters Meets With Guy Who Says Blacks Were Better Off as Slaves – Paul Rand’s visit with Cliven Bundy  Retrieved from Mother Jones // By Russ Choma  on June 30, 2015

Six arrested during protest against detention of LGBT immigrants Retrieved from Washington Blade // by Michael K. Lavers – June 30, 2015

ANOTHER Church Burns In The South Retrieved from NYTimes // by By ALAN BLINDER and KATIE ROGERS on JULY 1, 2015

“Heritage not hate” really means “I identify with a racist agenda”

Who’s happy that the confederate flag has been officially removed as South Carolina’s state flag? I am! While most civilized people are quite happy about this progress toward true equality, there are of course those who are extremely upset over the decision. Those in opposition to the flag’s removal claim that the confederate flag is a symbol of their ancestors + heritage.

One such man in opposition, decided to waste everyones time + placed an order for a confederate flag cake at a Louisiana Walmart. Walmart denied his request since Walmart is among numerous companies that have banned the sale of confederate flags in their stores after the tragic church massacre in Charleston South Carolina earlier this month.

Obviously this caliber of person wouldn’t let Walmart get away with denying him his precious hate-cake… and so he went back to Walmart the next day +  ordered an ISIS battle flag cake. What does an ISIS cake even look like?

Well, here is is:

Have any clue what that says? I surly don’t + neither did cake-making staff at Walmart… hence why it was even made in the first place. It was a mistake that this loser knew Walmart would fall for! Walmart was forced to apologize for making an ISIS cake even though this man obviously was just fucking with Walmart to make a point that has no factual, historical proof. Vox journalist  reported: “The Confederacy itself was founded to preserve slavery and promote white supremacy (see, for example, Mississippi’s declaration of secession: “Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery — the greatest material interest of the world,” or the speech from the Confederacy’s vice president that declared the Confederacy’s cornerstone “rests upon the great truth that the Negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery — subordination to the superior race — is his natural and normal condition”).

The loser that ordered the cake, +  all the other losers that claim the confederate flag represents “Heritage Not Hate” are seriously diluted if they think they’re not racist ass holes.

Yeah, I know its harsh to say, but its the truth. People in support of the hate-flag claim that it has multiple meanings, one of them being heritage or a representation of their ancestors. Which may be true for some people. But the bottom-line-hard-fact-of-the-matter is that the confederate flag most definitely also represents slavery, oppression, and segregation. There is just no way around that one… #sorrynotsorry

When government uses + allows such hateful symbols like the confederate flag, they legitimize + even encourage discrimination + hate. People that support the confederate flag simply identify with a racist agenda + support racist policies, plain and simple.

For more info on this topic – peep these links:

 

Confederate Loser Buys Delicious ISIS Cake but Doesn’t Eat It  – Wonkette, 

How People Convince Themselves that the Confederate Flag Represents Freedom, Not Slavery – Washington Post, by Carlos Lozada

Why Do People Believe Myths About the Confederacy  – Washington Post, by James W. Loewen