also I was looking at that Rolo gif and was like “why don’t they make commercials of cute little animated foodstuffs anymore” and then I remembered last time I was at my parents’ (because I don’t have a TV) (well I do but it’s not connected to anything) I saw this commercial for some cereal or something where the pieces were ravenously devouring each other??? what’s up with that
thank you, thank you, no really, i am so fucking serious, as someone with a largely guatemalan family who has connections to people who have gotten wrecked by the drug cartels, fucking thank you for making this post
reblogging because it’s important to point out that drug violence isn’t isolated to Mexico and the U.S. border. Central America has suffered horribly, not only because power in the drug trade is dependent on control of the overland smuggling routes that run through it, but also because of the exploitation of Central American immigrants by cartels, who force them to smuggle drugs and/or weapons, or traffic them directly for profit. Many of the cartel-dug mass graves are full of people who came from countries other than Mexico. American dollars go very far indeed.
on a lighter note, outlawroad wants you to know that if you get a boner while fondling someone’s naked body, it isn’t like, a sex thing, necessarily
it is so exhausting to live in the Cool Liberal Refuge of Texas sometimes though, because it inevitably means a very large portion of your social circle is made up by people who are regular pot users. Here’s the thing; I don’t oppose its use because I think it’s dangerous or will cause hippie orgies in the streets. I don’t think it should be illegal, and I think American drug policy is deadly, discriminatory and unjustified. I oppose it because I’m Chicana and I’m from the fucking border and all this money these fools are paying for this shit trickles back down into the hands of the cartels, the cartels who recruit school kids in my home town, who have established ties with numerous local politicians and businessmen, who may very well be behind trying to open the coal mine there because who the fuck fights this hard for shitty fucking coal that doesn’t even burn unless it’s mixed with higher grade coal? Northern Mexico is fucking full of coal, why so eager to put it in an American border town with a long history as a high-volume smuggling point? (But no one dares say that out loud; I don’t blame them.)
And I’m angry because of the teenager who the Border Patrol shot dead at the end of the road I grew up on; his truck was full of kilos of weed. I’m pissed because of the bodies of people who remain unidentified, found lying in canals I used to walk by, dead from gunshot wounds. I’m angry because every weekend, huge lines of people from the city across the border must come across to do their fucking grocery shopping because the Zetas have turned the parking lot of the big fancy grocery store in their city into a shooting range one too many times. I’m angry because of my friends who have to stay locked in their homes while firefights rage outside. I’m mad because my friend’s cousin was fucking run over by a Hummer driven by Zetas, who leapt out of their vehicles and threatened the lives of everyone who came to help. I’m angry because of all the whispers of so-and-so gone missing, or so-and-so’s son found in the brush horribly mutilated and half dead, whisked away to an undisclosed location.
All so you can giggle and stuff your face and play video games! Is it worth it, good liberals? I know you mean no harm! The federal government’s drug policy is just awful, isn’t it, you’re just another victim. I’m sure you’ve got a good reason for doing what you do, you’re definitely not a heartless racist piece of shit who thinks all this violence might as well be happening on the moon. You’re a good person! You take stands! I know I will tell you all of this, and you will find a Good Reason for absolving yourself of sin.
Just don’t fucking tell me about it, because my ability to feign amusement at your wacky stoner antics is wearing very thin indeed.
non-toxic crayola markers over chapstick, however, is a thing my friend does when she really wants to macgyver a color, and it has worked out well for her? jsykI’m sure it does, but my sister and cousin had no reaction to the same chalk, and I am an allergy machine, so I’m gonna stick with what I know.
I’m thinking that would have a horrible texture, but idk? also there are no doubt some pigments in crayons that you may not necessarily want to apply to sensitive areas, as non-toxic for eating doesn’t necessarily equal great to apply to your skin. One time as a kid, me and my sister and cousin were drawing with sidewalk chalk when I realized we could also draw on our faces with it. Long story short, my face ended up swelling horribly, and I learned a valuable lesson re: the difference between FDA-regulated cosmetics and colored stuff you CAN put on yourself but maybe shouldn’t.