Her Blondness

I will rock you like a hurricane.

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10 Poverty Myths, Busted | Mother Jones

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1. Single moms are the problem. Only 9 percent of low-income, urban moms have been single throughout their child’s first five years. Thirty-five percent were married to, or in a relationship with, the child’s father for that entire time.

2. Absent dads are the problem. Sixty percent of low-income dads see at least one of their children daily. Another 16 percent see their children weekly.

3. Black dads are the problem. Among men who don’t live with their children, black fathers are more likely than white or Hispanic dads to have a daily presence in their kids’ lives.

4. Poor people are lazy. In 2004, there was at least one adult with a job in 60 percent of families on food stamps that had both kids and a nondisabled, working-age adult.

5. If you’re not officially poor, you’re doing okay. The federal poverty line for a family of two parents and two children in 2012 was $23,283. Basic needs cost at least twice that in 615 of America’s cities and regions.

6. Go to college, get out of poverty. In 2012, about 1.1 million people who made less than $25,000 a year, worked full time, and were heads of household had a bachelor’s degree.

7. We’re winning the war on poverty. The number of households with children living on less than $2 a day per person has grown 160 percent since 1996, to 1.65 million families in 2011.

8. The days of old ladies eating cat food are over. The share of elderly single women living in extreme poverty jumped 31 percent from 2011 to 2012.

9. The homeless are drunk street people. One in 45 kids in the United States experiences homelessness each year. In New York City alone, 22,000 children are homeless.

10. Handouts are bankrupting us. In 2012, total welfare funding was 0.47 percent of the federal budget.

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gingerblivet:

Things I will not judge you for:
•Sexuality
•Religion
•Race
•Clothing choices

Things I will judge you for:
•Not signalling while driving
•How you treat wait staff
•Which way you think the toilet roll goes

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Sam Monday.
Sam: Let me hear you say that outfit is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. That outfit is bananas.
Maddie: Are you singing your insults now? I look spectacular.
Sam: You ain’t no hollaback girl, that’s for sure. Are you going to the prom?
Maddie: I believe you don’t dress for where you are going, you dress for where you want to be. I want to be Queen of the World, I’m dressing like it.
Sam: We are at STEW LEONARDS, not the New York Opera House. Haven’t you ever heard the saying “Look in the mirror and remove one accessory?”
Maddie: Yes, I vociferously disagree with that. Nana and I subscribe to the motto “Look in the mirror and add six more accessories and something that sparkles.”
Sam: It’s always going to be like this, isn’t it?
Maddie: Yup, so get used to it. Sparkle on, little brother, sparkle on.
Sam: Oy. Lend me your sunglasses. Those sequins are blinding me.

Sam Monday.

Sam: Let me hear you say that outfit is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S. That outfit is bananas.

Maddie: Are you singing your insults now? I look spectacular.

Sam: You ain’t no hollaback girl, that’s for sure. Are you going to the prom?

Maddie: I believe you don’t dress for where you are going, you dress for where you want to be. I want to be Queen of the World, I’m dressing like it.

Sam: We are at STEW LEONARDS, not the New York Opera House. Haven’t you ever heard the saying “Look in the mirror and remove one accessory?”

Maddie: Yes, I vociferously disagree with that. Nana and I subscribe to the motto “Look in the mirror and add six more accessories and something that sparkles.”

Sam: It’s always going to be like this, isn’t it?

Maddie: Yup, so get used to it. Sparkle on, little brother, sparkle on.

Sam: Oy. Lend me your sunglasses. Those sequins are blinding me.

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