Bi-Polar Smile :):

THIS!!!! This why you DONT MOCK PEOPLE. You have no fucking clue what they are going through, what their choice in appearance means to them or if they have a fucking choice, money, size, job restrictions… all of it can keep you from being able to express yourself as you wish and even if it is Exactly as the person chooses it is no one else’s place to mock.
I was wearing one of my huge old shirts because I hadn’t replaced most of my wardrobe yet and I wasn’t thinking about it much and was pretty depressed and my old size 5x shirt comforted me and two young girls made a comment as I walked past “god I hope she doesn’t think that gray tent makes her look smaller”
I stopped, turned around and said “no I think I lost more than you two weigh together and haven’t got many clothes but hey thanks for making a really horribly awful day worse” and walked to the bathroom and cried for a few minutes, when I walked out they had left.

assholeofday:

Judge Jan Jurden, Asshole of the Day for March 31, 2014
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
What would it take to keep a man out of prison after he raped his 3-year-old daughter?
The answer should of course be NOTHING. But apparently is “lots and lots of inherited money”. Or at least that’s  Judge Jan Jurden’s answer:

A Superior Court judge who sentenced an heir to the du Pont fortune to probation for raping his 3-year-old daughter wrote in her order that he “will not fare well” in prison and suggested that he needed treatment instead of time behind bars, according to Delaware Online.
Court records show that in Judge Jan Jurden’s sentencing order for Robert H. Richards IV she considered unique circumstances when deciding his punishment for fourth-degree rape. Her observation that prison life would adversely affect Richards confused several criminal justice authorities in Delaware, who said that her view that treatment was a better idea than prison is typically used when sentencing drug addicts, not child rapists.
Jurden gave Richards, who had no previous criminal record, an eight-year prison term, but suspended all the prison time for probation.
“Defendant will not fare well in Level 5 [prison] setting,” she wrote in her order.

Someone who molests his own 3-year-old has a problem. And ignoring what justice demands here, or how unevenly it is enforced between rich and poor, or even between rich and anyone else, there’s a safety issue. Someone with this problem needs to be locked up and not released until there’s some reason to believe he no longer poses a threat to children. Oh, sure, it’s nice to insist on treatment, but what’s to stop him from molesting more children while he’s under treatment if he’s free? Nothing.
And what is this sentence? Here’s more detail:
Jurden also ordered Richards to “participate in a sex offenders” treatment program after his lawyer provided her with an evaluation from a clinic in Massachusetts. Her order stipulated that he undergo inpatient treatment followed by outpatient treatment. The judge also ordered him to have no contact with children under 16 and prohibited him from possessing pornography.
But of course who’s going to check? Why let him go free while in treatment? Why not lock him up? What if he’s never cured? He is a danger to children, but therapy and a promise not to go near children is enough? No. Lock him up during treatment, and let him make promises after he completes it and is evaluated. Isn’t that how a non-rich offender would be treated? Look, I get that this guy probably suffers from “affluenza”, it’s just that I don’t think that’s an excuse to avoid prison.
It appears the only thing the judge is worried about is how this super rich guy will fare in prison. So, for caring more about him than for the victim, and for all future victims, Judge Jan Jurden is the Asshole of the Day.
It is Judge Jan Jurden’s firs time as Asshole of the Day, but not the first judge to be featured on the site. Previous judge winners were
Montana Judge Todd Baugh, who gutted a sentence for a statutory rapist saying the girl “looked much older” even though the rapist was her teacher who knew her age
Texas Judge Jean Boyd, who let the rich kid off after killing four people because his lawyer said he suffered from “affluenza”
Nevada Judge Brent Adams, who reduced a child molester’s sentence from life to one year after the fact
Full story: Raw Story

God I hope she loses come election… And rots in whatever hell that man puts children through

assholeofday:

Judge Jan Jurden, Asshole of the Day for March 31, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

What would it take to keep a man out of prison after he raped his 3-year-old daughter?

The answer should of course be NOTHING. But apparently is “lots and lots of inherited money”. Or at least that’s  Judge Jan Jurden’s answer:

A Superior Court judge who sentenced an heir to the du Pont fortune to probation for raping his 3-year-old daughter wrote in her order that he “will not fare well” in prison and suggested that he needed treatment instead of time behind bars, according to Delaware Online.

Court records show that in Judge Jan Jurden’s sentencing order for Robert H. Richards IV she considered unique circumstances when deciding his punishment for fourth-degree rape. Her observation that prison life would adversely affect Richards confused several criminal justice authorities in Delaware, who said that her view that treatment was a better idea than prison is typically used when sentencing drug addicts, not child rapists.

Jurden gave Richards, who had no previous criminal record, an eight-year prison term, but suspended all the prison time for probation.

“Defendant will not fare well in Level 5 [prison] setting,” she wrote in her order.

Someone who molests his own 3-year-old has a problem. And ignoring what justice demands here, or how unevenly it is enforced between rich and poor, or even between rich and anyone else, there’s a safety issue. Someone with this problem needs to be locked up and not released until there’s some reason to believe he no longer poses a threat to children. Oh, sure, it’s nice to insist on treatment, but what’s to stop him from molesting more children while he’s under treatment if he’s free? Nothing.

And what is this sentence? Here’s more detail:

Jurden also ordered Richards to “participate in a sex offenders” treatment program after his lawyer provided her with an evaluation from a clinic in Massachusetts. Her order stipulated that he undergo inpatient treatment followed by outpatient treatment. The judge also ordered him to have no contact with children under 16 and prohibited him from possessing pornography.

But of course who’s going to check? Why let him go free while in treatment? Why not lock him up? What if he’s never cured? He is a danger to children, but therapy and a promise not to go near children is enough? No. Lock him up during treatment, and let him make promises after he completes it and is evaluated. Isn’t that how a non-rich offender would be treated? Look, I get that this guy probably suffers from “affluenza”, it’s just that I don’t think that’s an excuse to avoid prison.

It appears the only thing the judge is worried about is how this super rich guy will fare in prison. So, for caring more about him than for the victim, and for all future victims, Judge Jan Jurden is the Asshole of the Day.

It is Judge Jan Jurden’s firs time as Asshole of the Day, but not the first judge to be featured on the site. Previous judge winners were

Full story: Raw Story

God I hope she loses come election… And rots in whatever hell that man puts children through

X-Rays and long walks

Woot! After X-Rays and an exam the orthopedic surgeon says the knees are perfect and it is just a bone bruise and soft tissue strain and gave me exercises to help strengthen the muscles and told me to ice the bone bruise.  The surgery part is so good I don’t have to go back in July for the 1 year exam on the left knee.
So to celebrate (and cause I missed the bus and didn’t want to wait) I walked home 2 miles including Americana hill (about a 1/4 mile hill)…it is the longest single walk I have done in ….ummmmm decades. :-)
I was carrying a bouquet of daffodils I got at Trader Joe’s (2 batches of 10 for $1.29 each) and since my phone was near dead I just listened to the world around me.
Today is the international day of happiness and I celebrated by handing out flowers and giving the baristas at the coffee shop goodies and by enjoying life even when tired and in a desperate need of the bathroom…lol
So next week I see my general practitioner  for general checkup and to see if there is a reason I have been sick 4 times so far this year after not having a real cold in 3 years and also ask for a reference to a psyche with St. Luke’s so all my stuff is through them.
Then on April second I see an allergist to make sure gluten is my only issue.
And in 40 days or so I have my yearly blood work and check up with the bariatic surgeons office.

Between all of that and more exercise, eating healthier and trying to manage my stress better by unfucking my home, my garage, my art room and my personal and professional life I hope to be feeling better soon…it is just frustrating to have gone through the surgeries, the recoveries and end up feeling too crappy to take advantage of it all.
Now I am resting and cooking coconut curry chicken for the protein but also because curry is an antiinflammatory and well…yum!

Now to take a quick nap


NOTE: after my nap a friend texted and asked me to go out for Nachos and a drink and despite everything I did today I agreed. We walked 1/4 mile from the better parking spots to the techno club and I only ate a tiny plate of these amazing black bean and chicken nachos then had a couple small drinks (was offered more but said no)
Hubby was getting off work around 2 so she headed out early and I hung out with friends (I haven’t been enjoying that place much mostly because of my own attitude so I decided to unfuck my attitude and just relax)
I told Alex I would meet him where my friend had parked 1/4 mile away from the busy street the club was on (a very safe walk down the street to a different quieter club) with my friend Brandy who we gave a ride to.
So all together I walk over 2.5 miles when a year ago half a mile killed my legs.

mtvesuvilaundry:

Aaand it’s the yearly edition of “WHERE ARE ALL THESE MOTHERFUCKING ANTS COMING FROM.” once again.

I know they’re in the exterior walls of the apartment, and THIS time they’re coming from behind the bookshelf.

I honestly would give less fucks if they didn’t bring a bunch of queens with them [most of which I just finished vehemently smashing with the flyswatter, admittedly.]

Once I get behind the bookshelf, is there anything pet-safe I can use to keep the annoying little fucks GONE?

This stuff works and you can tuck it where pets can’t get it, bit more pricey but in the long run so worth it!!
http://www.terro.com

X-Rays and Walks and good news

Woot! After X-Rays and an exam the orthopedic surgeon says the knees are perfect and it is just a bone bruise and soft tissue strain and gave me exercises to help strengthen the muscles and told me to ice the bone bruise.  The surgery part is so good I don’t have to go back in July for the 1 year exam on the left knee.
So to celebrate (and cause I missed the bus and didn’t want to wait) I walked home 2 miles including Americana hill (about a 1/4 mile hill)…it is the longest single walk I have done in ….ummmmm decades. :-)
I was carrying a bouquet of daffodils I got at Trader Joe’s (2 batches of 10 for $1.29 each) and since my phone was near dead I just listened to the world around me.
Today is the international day of happiness and I celebrated by handing out flowers and giving the baristas at the coffee shop goodies and by enjoying life even when tired and in a desperate need of the bathroom…lol
So next week I see my general practitioner  for general checkup and to see if there is a reason I have been sick 4 times so far this year after not having a real cold in 3 years and also ask for a reference to a psyche with St. Luke’s so all my stuff is through them.
Then on April second I see an allergist to make sure gluten is my only issue.
And in 40 days or so I have my yearly blood work and check up with the bariatic surgeons office.

Between all of that and more exercise, eating healthier and trying to manage my stress better by unfucking my home, garage, health and life I hope to be feeling better soon…it is just frustrating to have gone through the surgeries, the recoveries and end up feeling too crappy to take advantage of it all.
Now I am resting and cooking coconut curry chicken for the protein but also because curry is an antiinflammatory and well…yum!

Now to bake some spicy chicken and take a nap!

justablueumbrella:

I will always, always, reblog this.  My favorite poem of all time.  
Seriously, anyone who’s struggling needs to read this.  
After having recovered myself, I can’t tell you how real and relevant this is.  There is so much more ahead than you can imagine.  Everything changes.  You will get better, and the life you will have when you finally do is so, so worth it.  
I am always here to talk, and I am always rooting for you.  
Have an awesome day, dear followers.   <3

justablueumbrella:

I will always, always, reblog this.  My favorite poem of all time.  

Seriously, anyone who’s struggling needs to read this.  

After having recovered myself, I can’t tell you how real and relevant this is.  There is so much more ahead than you can imagine.  Everything changes.  You will get better, and the life you will have when you finally do is so, so worth it.  

I am always here to talk, and I am always rooting for you.  

Have an awesome day, dear followers.   <3

International day of happiness

When people were in serious trouble they went to a witch.*

* Sometimes, of course, to say, “please stop doing it.
Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum (via gottaquoteit)
fashioninfographics:

A Guide to Skirts
More Visual Glossaries (for Her): Backpacks / Bags / Hats / Belt knots / Coats / Collars / Darts / Dress Silhouettes / Eyeglass frames / Hangers / Harem Pants / Heels / Nail shapes / Necklaces / Necklines /  Puffy Sleeves / Shoes / Shorts / Silhouettes / Skirts / Tartans / Vintage Hats / Waistlines / Wool
steampunktendencies:

Steampunk Nekobus

steampunktendencies:

Steampunk Nekobus

ted:

What can we learn from galaxies far, far away?

Galaxy clusters like this are astoundingly big, beautiful, mysterious—and also very useful. For scientists, they’re giant laboratories. They help us understand the mysteries of astrophysics, including dark matter, dark energy, and the balance of heating and cooling in the universe’s most massive objects.

Thanks for the cool pictures, NASA ;).

Watch the full talk here »

ted:

Each of these plants is over 2,000 years old. 

Rachel Sussman is on a quest to celebrate the resilience of life by identifying and photographing the world’s oldest continuous-living organisms. The plants you see above, from top to bottom:

1. Jomon Sugi, Japanese Cedar (2,180 to 7,000 years old, Yaku Shima, Japan)

2. Clonal Mojave Yucca (12,000+ years old, Mojave Desert, California)

3. La Llareta (3,000 years old, Atacama Desert, Chile) 

4. Pando, Clonal Quaking Aspen (80,000 years old, Fish Lake, Utah)

5. Welwitschia Mirabilis (2,000 years old, Namib Naukluft Desert, Namibia)

6. Sagole Baobab (2,000 years  old, Limpopo Province, South Africa)

7. Spruce Gran Picea (9,550 years old, Fulufjället, Sweden)

Watch her talk here »

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