Erykah Badu: Vegan food is soul food in its truest form. Soul food means to feed the soul. And to me, your soul is your intent. If your intent is pure, you are pure.
Maaaan, excuse my language, but “fuck. that.” I’m going to keep eating my cheeseburgers and be happy as hell doing it. My soul will be just alright. I mean, what’s more pure than getting a big juicy bacon cheeseburger with that toasted bread, and just killing it with a Pepsi on the side? Idk bro.
You all can keep listening to Erykah Badu, gonna have y’all in robes and gowns dancing around a chicken during a campfire. Doesn’t she have like three baby daddies? But y’all calling Kim Kardashian a ho? WOMP.
I don’t understand how you go from talking about eating meat to bringing up her baby daddies and calling her a ho. What is up your butt today?
I just felt like I could write whatever I wanted in one post instead of making a separate post about it, so I did. Exercising my right to say what I was thinking.
that can honestly explain to me the nationwide fascination with Jordan’s and why people are so gung ho on getting them on release day, i will personally buy you your next pair.
But it can’t be the statement: “Because they’re new” or “Because i like em” i would like a legit reason as to why niggas will forgo their rent money for some sneakers.
People get them on release day because otherwise you won’t be able to get them. They sell out in minutes in most sizes.
I like Jordans because as a youth my mom couldn’t afford to buy them for me. So now that I’m an adult, when they re-release, its nostalgic and I go buy them.
Anybody who spends their rent money on sneakers should jump off the highest building in their city expeditiously.
as a youth i couldn’t afford to buy them either, but that doesn’t make me want them, that doesn’t make sense. That falls under “because i like them” category, not the answer i was looking for, in fact, you didn’t answer the question at all. its not about release day, its about the general sneaker thirst that people have over them. although i DO agree with the end of your post Mr. Clark, they need to jump.
Why is “Because I like them” not a legit reason? Why do you read comics? Why do people worry about how other people spend their money? All great questions.
If someone likes something that should be reason enough and they shouldn’t have any explaining to do to any people who think that buying shoes is stupid. What I want isn’t going to be what you want, that’s why there are personal preferences.
Michael Jordan was an iconic player and his sneakers literally changed the game. I liked him as a player, I liked the sneakers and I buy what I like. Plain & simple. And the number of people who spend their rent money on sneakers is lower than you think, I know a lot of people who save money to buy certain shoes, or don’t buy this kind to get that kind later on. Frankly, I just don’t worry about anyone else’s money but mine.
What was supposed to be a private conversation with campaign donors in Chicago last night became public when an audio feed was accidentally left open.
Obama on Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc: “When Paul Ryan says his priority is to make sure, he’s just being America’s accountant … This is the same guy that voted for two wars that were unpaid for, voted for the Bush tax cuts that were unpaid for, voted for the prescription drug bill that cost as much as my health care bill — but wasn’t paid for. So it’s not on the level.”
Obama on Speaker Boehner’s Attempt to Repeal the Health Care Law: “I said, ‘You want to repeal health care? Go at it. We’ll have that debate. You’re not going to be able to do that by nickel-and-diming me in the budget. You think we’re stupid?’”
Obama on GOP Efforts to De-Fund Planned Parenthood: “Put it in a separate bill. We’ll call it up. And if you think you can overturn my veto, try it. But don’t try to sneak this through.”
Christians are fucking assholes, they put you down and make you feel bad about your life..then tell you that it’s not too late to change it.
Uhhh, this post actually upsets me.
It should, because it’s a stupid ass generalization, which is basically doing the same thing that he is saying Christians do. Putting them down, making them feel bad about what they believe in, probably in hopes that they’ll no longer be Christians and can join him in his assumptions.
Why some people on here get mad when photographers even kindly ask for them to credit their photos even when they’re blatantly stolen. Too many times I’ve seen a photographer in someone’s ask saying all they want is it linked back to them and the person who stole it will get offended like they took the shot. It’s not like they’re asking for money.
But then again, some will do ANYTHING for likes and reblogs. Damn, internet brownie points are that serious?
I sincerely feel like people don’t understand why we care so much about credit because they’ve never made something people have wanted to take. To them it’s just whatever, like a stepping stone to 10 more followers.
Everyday I’m bombarded with anti-religious sentiments. As if the ills of society are a result of people following religion. Wrong.
What’s wrong with society is human nature.
First of all, for thousands of years, civilizations have relied on dieties for a number of reasons. Religion is much older than science and no civilization has ever thrived without some form of religion.
Second, let’s say we got rid of all forms of religion, we no longer had any type of dieties. We’d still have 28374748753245 other things to stifle rationality and free thinking. We’ll still have 873487348573287623523 reasons to separate ourselves from one another.
If you want a free, peaceful world, kill all the people in it.
Atheists accuse believers of relying on “God” for how they think and act, but in the absence of God people would use money, having a penis, or having white skin as a basis on how they think or act.
The conversation would change from “…because God told me” to “…because I have the money” “…because I’m the majority”.
So all that “the world would be a better place if there wasn’t religion” is a logical fallacy considering the fact that religion is used to reign in free human will. Religion is just another tool abused by humanity. Just like money.
I don’t know about you, but I had a hard time stomaching the sight of Jim Calhoun holding the championship trophy after Monday’s final game of the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament.
Not because it was a lousy game (though it was), but because Calhoun, the pugnacious coach of the University of Connecticut “program” — as the big-money Division I teams are called — shouldn’t have been allowed anywhere near the gym. Just weeks earlier, the N.C.A.A. had sanctioned him for “failing to create an atmosphere of compliance” with its recruiting rules. To put it more bluntly: UConn cheated. Among the punishments meted out was a three-game suspension for Calhoun.
But this is the N.C.A.A. we’re talking about, an organization that bends over backward to accommodate big-time basketball schools like Connecticut that drive TV ratings, and marquee coaches like Calhoun, who, with his $2.3 million salary, is the highest-paid state employee in Connecticut. March Madness was right around the corner, so Calhoun’s suspension was (of course!) deferred until next season, allowing him to coach the team during the tournament. One of his own players described the school’s penalties as “a slap on the wrist.”
Shortly after Calhoun was handed his punishment, another member of an N.C.A.A. Division I program was also suspended — in his case, for six games. But he wasn’t a multimillionaire coach. Rather, he was 19-year-old Perry Jones III, a talented, 6-foot-11, African-American freshman at Baylor University, who, coincidentally, was the subject of a terrific profile by Michael Sokolove in The New York Times Magazine a month ago.
Was Jones allowed to delay his suspension? Surely you jest. The N.C.A.A. suspended him literally hours before the team’s conference tournament. Without Jones, Baylor lost big.
That Baylor’s season ended on such a sour note is hardly the tragedy here, of course. What is infuriating are the different ways Jones and Calhoun were treated, especially when you look at what they did. In trying to land a prized recruit, Calhoun and UConn broke the rules egregiously and repeatedly. Jones’s main crime was that he is poor.Jones was in 10th grade when he supposedly broke the N.C.A.A.’s rules. (That’s right. You can break N.C.A.A. rules years before you become part of the N.C.A.A.) His mother, a cafeteria worker, has a heart condition so serious that she will likely need a transplant. Sometimes she’s confined to a wheelchair, causing her to miss work. During one such period, she got behind on her rent.
Three times, she (Jones’ mother) asked Jones’ A.A.U. coach, whom she’d known for years, to lend her $1,200 to pay the rent. Each time, she repaid the loan as soon as she got her paycheck. That, believe it or not, is Jones’s transgression. Jones says he had no idea his mother was borrowing money to pay the rent, which is completely believable. If you needed a short-term loan to keep from getting evicted, would you tell your teenage son? Yet the N.C.A.A. says that because she got the money from the coach, Jones was getting a benefit not available to nonathletes.
(Jones’s second transgression was going to a preseason Dallas Cowboys game with that same coach. The N.C.A.A. declared this a $500 benefit and has demanded that he donate $500 to charity to make amends. It does not say where he is supposed to find the money.) I asked Stacey Osburn, an N.C.A.A. spokeswoman, how a player could be held responsible for something done without his knowledge. I asked her why Jones had to sit while Cam Newton, the star quarterback at highly ranked Auburn, was allowed to continue playing after it was discovered that his father had tried to auction off his son’s talents to the highest bidder. I asked her why five players from Ohio State were allowed to play in the lucrative Sugar Bowl this year after they had been caught selling O.S.U. paraphernalia and pocketing the money — and why their coach got only a two-game suspension, even though he knew what they had done and said nothing.She wouldn’t give me a straight answer. “Every situation is different” is the best she could do.
Jones is what is called a “one and done” freshman, a player who comes to college with the expectation that he’ll jump to the N.B.A. after one season. As portrayed by The Times Magazine, though, he is such a gentle soul that he needs toughening up before he’s ready for the pros. Another year of college ball would clearly help him. He seems to understand this.
Rumor has it that he enjoys Baylor and would like to stay another year. But he’s still poor, and his mother’s still ill — and thanks to the N.C.A.A., he has been needlessly humiliated. If you’re Perry Jones, college can’t seem very appealing these days.
As for Calhoun, The Times reported earlier this week that he will pocket an $87,500 bonus for winning the N.C.A.A. Championship. The rich white guy wins again.*Emphasis is my own.via NYTimes.com