Recently, Paula Deen has admitted that she’s had Type II Diabetes for years. Accordingly, she’s putting out a cookbook of healthy food. Here are some excerpts!
1 lb. bag of Skittles
3 cups ranch dressing
Mix well. Serve room temperature.
Asia! What an amazing trip I had there. For those of you who don’t know, I just got back from my first promo trip in Asia. I went to Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia. Each place was different and loaded with culture! It was amazing to see how different and also how similar the countries are to America.The food was amazing too! Lots of spicy sauces, I was afraid to try a lot of them. Too spicy for me! I think the best thing about going, was to meet and see all the fans! I loved seeing how dedicated, loyal, and polite they all were. It was crazy, because the album had only come out a couple weeks before I came and they knew all the words to every song! It was crazy. Another cool thing was that I got to play all acoustic sets; just me and the piano. That was really great because it kept the show intimate. I was sad to leave Asia but I hope to come back very soon. To all the fans there, I love you all and I will see you soon!!!
If you fine ladies and gentlemen are so inclined, I have a ‘twitter’ account that can be observed here: @benjamindewey
Back when we launched two of Tumblr’s most unique features, reblogging and the Tumblr Bookmarklet, we devised automatic “via” links in post captions as a simple solution for attribution. Three years later, this solution has gotten us pretty far. But it’s easy to spot some real shortcomings:
• It’s hard.
OUR ABORTION WAS DIFFERENT: WHEN THE ANTI-CHOICE CHOOSE
Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator and likely presidential candidate, wants all abortions outlawed. He has even said that abortion providers should be “criminally charged.” Clearly, his compassion for zygotes, fetuses, and other squishy, jelly-like substances not fully alive is without question. When it comes to actual human beings, however, there is some doubt. He voted to cut every social and welfare program that came before him as senator, and not just those helping women and girls, but those helping the poor, immigrants, children in general, and, of course, education.
Mr. Santorum doesn’t hate all people, however. As a Republican, he loves rich people, white people, business people, and Christians. The real Americans, he calls them. There’s one other person he loves, too: his wife, Karen Santorum.
He loves her so much, in fact, that in 1997 when she became seriously ill during the 2nd trimester of her pregnancy, he didn’t want her to die.
In the 19th week of her pregnancy, Karen discovered during a routine exam that the fetus she was carrying had a fatal defect and was going to die inside of her. A long-shot surgery was performed that required cutting directly into the womb. It carried a high risk of infection and was performed not to save the fetus, but to reduce Karen’s complications while she attempted to go full term.
Two days later, she became severely feverish. She was rushed to the hospital and placed on intravenous antibiotics, which reduced her fever and bought her some time, but could not eliminate the source of infection: the fetus.
Karen was going to die if her pregnancy was not ended, if the fetus was not removed from her body. So, at 20 weeks, one month before what doctors consider ‘viability’, labor began as a result of the antibiotics and the infected fetus was delivered. It died shortly thereafter. Once the Santorums had agreed to the use of antibiotics, they believed they were committing to delivery of the fetus, which they knew would not survive outside the womb.
They named it Gabriel Michael Santorum.
The event is obviously tragic, especially for Karen, who, like her husband, opposes any and all forms of abortion, even when it saves a woman’s life. As her fever subsided, she realized what was happening and asked for drugs to stop the labor, saying, “We’re not inducing labor. That’s abortion. No way.” But it was too late.
Today, hindsight being 20/20, Karen says she would have authorized the procedure after all, justifying the saving of her own life by explaining that her other children would have lost a mother.
The procedure, whereby labor is induced to remove the fetus before it has any chance of surviving on its own, is considered by Mr. Santorum to be a ‘partial-birth abortion’, and he is correct. He also personally authorized one to save his wife, whom he loves.
Mr. Santorum is opposed to any and all forms of abortion. Incest? Too bad. Rape? Too bad. Twelve years old? Too bad. Wife, mother, daughter, lover, friend dying? Too bad.
This hypocrite needs to be kept out of all elective offices for the rest of his life.
“Abortion in any form is wrong,” said Santorum in 2000, three years after the tragedy. “Except for my wife. If your wife’s life was at stake and the only thing that could save her was an abortion, well, too bad. Your wife will have to die. It was different with my wife. You see, I love her. I don’t even know your wife’s name.”
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sources: Raw Story, New Yorker, NOW, Our Silver Blog
EDIT: wording changed in paragraph six to better reflect the Santorums’ understanding of intravenous antibiotic use in removing the source of infection (the fetus), per Steve Goldstein, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 4, 1997.
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the code behind the second incarnation of jailbreakme.com
Case Closed. Fixed in iOS 4.0.2 update:
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Self-portrait by Erwin Wurm
ed: Organized carefully.
liebestrunken wrote in:
The picture you posted is a “one minute sculpture” by Erwin Wurm, but it’s not a self portrait.