I am so proud to be a Minnesotan today! The irony is that this never would have happened this soon, except for the mean-spirited anti-gay marriage amendment that was placed on the ballot in November. Hateful bigotry that was soundly defeated by the citizens of this state in November, ended up being a vote for full equality in May!
Despite the fact that Roe v. Wade has been in place for over 40 years by now, women’s reproductive rights still aren’t safe. Anti-choice activists are chipping away at women’s access to reproductive health care from all angles — piling on dozens of state-level restrictions, driving up the cost of abortion services, and ultimately enacting […]
keep your goddamn rosaries off my fucking ovaries, assholes.
Pima County, Arizona, is the only county in the United States that tracks migrant deaths. Here’s every one since 2001.
Not to mention that other thing that happened under Cheney’s watch on September 11th 2001 …
California farm workers fired for leaving fields during wildfire
May 8, 2013
More than a dozen farm workers in Southern California were out of a job after walking out of the fields last week, forced indoors because of heavy smoke from a massive wildfire burning nearby.
“Oh, yeah, the smoke was very bad. That’s no doubt about that,” said Lauro Barrajas, of the United Farm Workers.
As the blaze, dubbed the Springs Fire, continued to grow in Camarillo May 2, farm workers 11 miles south in Oxnard said they started to feel the effects of the smoke in the strawberry fields.
The ashes were falling on top of us, one of them explained, adding “it was hard to breathe.”
Air quality in the region was at dangerously poor levels and 15 workers at Crisalida Farms decided they could not handle it any longer. They left, even though their foreman warned them they would not have a job when they returned.
When they went back to the fields May 3, the farm fired them.
Barrajas, who is a representative of the UFW, said the workers contacted him for help, even though they were not members of the union.
Union representatives met with the farm’s upper management and applied a union rule.
“No worker shall work under conditions where they feel his life or health is in danger,” Barrajas said.
In a statement to Telemundo, the farm representative said the workers left without permission while orders still needed to be filled. The company offered to pay them for the hours they’d worked.
Later, the company settled with the union and offered to rehire all 15 workers. But only one worker returned.
The others took jobs on other farms.
One worker said while it hurts to lose work, one’s health is more important.
“In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids,” he told the site. “Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely. Those companies that are in trouble are trying to target everybody: young, old, fat, skinny. But then you become totally vanilla. You don’t alienate anybody, but you don’t excite anybody, either,” he told Salon.
New. Worst. Person.
THAT TIME I ASKED FOR AN APPLICATION TO ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH IN HIGH SCHOOL AND THE MANAGER TOLD ME “WE ONLY HIRE PEOPLE WHO CAN FIT AND LOOK GOOD IN OUR CLOTHES”
That is horrible. -.- You can make exciting clothes for everyone.
I’d even be OK with if they didn’t make exciting clothes for everyone, but they at least weren’t complete poopstains about it. Their clothes are for jerks anyway. By the way, here’s the cool guy guru who thinks the rest of the world is too fat and dumpy for his $80, slave-made casual luxury sweater: