So, in the middle of everything today, we ran across a hellaciously distressed momma mallard and a bunch of her baby ducks that had fallen down a sewer grate. Another guy was already trying to fish them out, so my friend and I called animal control before we tried to fish the rest of them out. When Animal Control got there, we had all of them out and the mother duck quacking very happily. I was surprised - none of us got snapped at or hurt. I was even holding onto a bag at one point that had all of them in it and she just watched me.
I love how pleased the momma duck looks in the pic where she’s standing on the dude. Like, “He’s savin’ my babies!”
Pacific Rim - “Drift Space” Featurette
Take my money!
For most of Monday, the following hashtag was trending in the United States:
@JDun1989, the guy who started the hashtag, probably should’ve paid more attention in class as the grammatically correct way of putting it is “When I See AN Obama bumper sticker.”
Anyway, the point of the trending topic was to yuck it up with tweets like “I know they are a dirty liberal! lolololol.” Now there is plenty you can criticize Obama for, whether you are on the left or the right, but it became quite clear where this hashtag was going once these tweets started rolling in…
Hmmm. These tweets are incredibly specific in terms of it’s descriptions pertaining to certain racial stereotypes.
“Oh, come on Mr. Public Shaming Tumblr blog. You’re trying to see racism and it’s just not there. I think you’re overreaching!”
I’m not but don’t worry! There were a few *brave* souls who wanted to make it very clear…
Yup. These #WhenISeeAObamaBumperSticker tweets? Totally not racist. Totally.
nc represent u go bro
Top five for cursing, top five for courteousness. Louisiana, mother fuckers :P
…the top five ‘least likely to curse’ kind of surprises me, because I feel like I swear a lot…
I’m not surprised that OH ranks 1st in cursing, because if you lived in Ohio, you’d be fucking cursing, too
haha NJ is “very courteous” and “most likely to curse”
Ah haha, home state are some courteous mother fuckers.
I feel like I more than make up for Texas in terms of swearing.
so my state is 2nd least likely to curse but 2nd least courteous
proof that using polite language doesn’t mean you’re not still rude as fuck
Southern Charm and Southern Mouths go hand in hand lmfaoooo
yea motherfuckers in MA rude as all get out. especially to Black folks. so no wonder they on position 2 and i wouldn’t wanna go wherever is worse because it is BAD. at least i’m not delusional and that shit is noticed lol
Wow, so I actually live in one of the rudest, foulest mouthed states in the country (Vermont)?! Well all I can say to that is.. fuck balls and who the fuck asked you! :)
** CAUTION **
Please tell every dog or cat owner you know. Even if you don’t have a pet, please pass this to those who do.
Over the weekend, the doting owner of two young lab mixes purchased Cocoa Mulch from Target to use in their garden. The dogs loved the way it smelled and it was advertised to keep cats away from their garden. Their dog (Calypso) decided the mulch smelled good enough to eat and devoured a large helping. She vomited a few times which was typical when she eats something new but wasn’t acting lethargic in any way. The next day, Mom woke up and took Calypso out for her morning walk. Halfway through the walk, she had a seizure and died instantly.
Although the mulch had NO warnings printed on the label, upon further investigation on the company’s web site,
This product is HIGHLY toxic to dogs and cats.
Cocoa Mulch is manufactured by Hershey’s, and they claim that “It is true that studies have shown that 50% of the dogs that eat Cocoa Mulch can suffer physical harm to a variety of degrees (depending on each individual dog). However, 98% of all dogs won’t eat it.”
*Snopes site gives the following information:http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/cocoamulch.asp
Cocoa Mulch, which is sold by Home Depot, Foreman’s Garden Supply and other garden supply stores contains a lethal ingredient called ‘Theobromine’. It is lethal to dogs and cats. It smells like chocolate and it really attracts dogs. They will ingest this stuff and die. Several deaths already occurred in the last 2-3 weeks.
Theobromine is in all chocolate, especially dark or baker’s chocolate which is toxic to dogs. Cocoa bean shells contain potentially toxic quantities of theobromine, a xanthine compound similar in effects to caffeine and theophylline. A dog that ingested a lethal quantity of garden mulch made from cacao bean shells developed severe convulsions and died 17 hours later. Analysis of the stomach contents and the ingested cacao bean shells revealed the presence of lethal amounts of theobromine.
**PLEASE PASS THIS ON**
Note to self, don’t buy that stuff! Ranger would eat anything.
Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn on spending:
Oklahoma tornado relief
I could probably just keep staring at this
Ughhhh someone fill the kitten void
Ebony pic gallery
This is a parody of what occurred on “Kitchen Nightmares” at a place called Amy’s Baking Company
Don’t know the story? See the episode here
Pug gets massage from a kitten.
Prison Labor Exposed: From Starbucks to Microsoft - A sampling of what US prisoners make & for whom
May 21, 2013
Tens of thousands of US inmates are paid from pennies to minimum wage—minus fines and victim compensation—for everything from grunt work to firefighting to specialized labor.
The breaded chicken patty your child bites into at school may have been made by a worker earning twenty cents an hour, not in a faraway country, but by a member of an invisible American workforce: prisoners. At the UnionCorrectional Facility, a maximum security prison in Florida, inmates from a nearby lower-security prison manufacture tons of processed beef, chicken and pork for Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises (PRIDE), a privately held non-profit corporation that operates the state’s forty-one work programs. In addition to processed food, PRIDE’s website reveals an array of products for sale through contracts with private companies, from eyeglasses to office furniture, to be shipped from a distribution center in Florida to businesses across the US. PRIDE boasts that its work programs are “designed to provide vocational training, to improve prison security, to reduce the cost of state government, and to promote the rehabilitation of the state inmates.”
And Each month, California inmates process more than 680,000 pounds of beef, 400,000 pounds of chicken products, 450,000 gallons of milk, 280,000 loaves of bread, and 2.9 million eggs (from 160,000 inmate-raised hens).Starbucks subcontractor Signature Packaging Solutions has hired Washington prisoners to package holiday coffees (as well as Nintendo Game Boys). Confronted by a reporter in 2001, a Starbucks rep called the setup “entirely consistent with our mission statement.”
Texas inmates produce brooms and brushes, bedding and mattresses, toilets, sinks, showers, and bullwhips.
In Texas, prisoners make officers’ duty belts, handcuff cases, and prison-cell accessories. California convicts make gun containers, creepers (to peek under vehicles), and human-silhouette targets.
A stitch in time: California inmates sew their own garb. In the 1990s, subcontractor Third Generation hired 35 female South Carolina inmates to sew lingerie and leisure wear for Victoria’s Secret and JCPenney. In 1997, a California prison put two men in solitary for telling journalists they were ordered to replace “Made in Honduras” labels on garments with “Made in the usa.”
Open wide: At California’s prison dental laboratory, inmates produce a complete prosthesis selection, including custom trays, try-ins, bite blocks, and dentures.
Constructive criticism: Prisoners in for burglary, battery, drug and gun charges, and escape helped build a Wal-Mart distribution center in Wisconsin in 2005, until community uproar halted the program. (Company policy says, “Forced or prison labor will not be tolerated by Wal-Mart.”)
On call: Its inmate call centers are the “best kept secret in outsourcing,” Unicor boasts. In 1994, a contractor for gop congressional hopeful Jack Metcalf hired Washington state prisoners to call and remind voters he was pro-death penalty. Metcalf, who prevailed, said he never knew.
Federal Prison Industries, a.k.a. Unicor, says that in addition to soldiers’ uniforms, bedding, shoes, helmets, and flak vests, inmates have “produced missile cables (including those used on the Patriot missiles during the Gulf War)” and “wiring harnesses for jets and tanks.” In 1997, according to Prison Legal News, Boeing subcontractor MicroJet had prisoners cutting airplane components, paying $7 an hour for work that paid union wages of $30 on the outside.
THE WAR ON DRUGS
CAN FUCKING BURN FOREVER
FOR FUCKING EVER
I’m gonna reblog this until everyone in existence knows about this
still the best