“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Rates of Travel in The 1800's

And you get frustrated because it takes so long to get somewhere or hate standing in line at the airport.  Take a look at this map that uses New York as the starting point and continues as you go westward.  Using an excerpt from Mother Nature Network, "it took a whole day to barely get outside of the city; two weeks to reach Georgia or Ohio; and in five weeks, you could just about get to Illinois and Louisiana."

Can you imagine?  Most of you folks would die.  I was so frustrated when I left work yesterday and it took me an hour to get home.  And this is why I come in early and leave early.  While living back in the 1800's would be something I would like to experience for a day, a week, or two;  A lifetime would be excruciating.  Then again, I'd more than likely be shot, being that I'm Latino and all. LOL.


Michele Flaniken Poenisch via Facebook said...

when my students ask if I want to live in the 1800s, I tell them "no" I'm much too partial to indoor plumbing.

Blade aka Peter said...

haha, love it. Amen to that.

Ryan said...

"Remember the Alamo!!!" Bang! Bang! The last thing my Latino love who hear back then. Poor my love. Then again lord knows I'm probably a descendent of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and yet I look more like Davy Crockett. I'm safe!

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