public education vs. the orange administration

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lizclimo:“ man, that lizard is nice. ” happy friends day! & also #tbt

(completely unrelated)

SO I’m listening to the Senate Dems’ livestream right now & we only need one more(!) Republican Senator to dissent and Betsy DeVos’ nomination will be blocked. Why do we want to block her appointment as Secretary of Education? She’s made it pretty clear that she is no friend to sexual assault survivors, the LGBT community and public schools in general.

If you feel strongly that she ought not be in charge of public education, you can contact your Senator and let them know!!

x. Carey

 

vote!

politics

…because it’s your civic duty

…because those taxes you complain about pay for public schools

…because yeah, you do actually directly elect the majority of candidates

…because you have a voice

…because you have a chance to empower yourself

…because the news makes you feel things you want to avoid

…or because you want to look your fear in the eyes

…because democracy is rule by the people, like, you there

…because you get a sticker

…because you don’t want to be exploited

…because you don’t want to get fucked over

…because you want to be a part of history

…because you can

…because we all deserve basic rights

…because human dignity exists, even if it’s not always apparent

…because you enjoy your freedoms

…or because you want the freedoms promised to you

…because riots suck but protesting is kind of cool

…because you don’t want to die indebted

…because you want to know you are drinking clean water

…because you want to know you have adequate health care

…because you don’t want your neighbor to go hungry

…because your grandmother asked you to

…because you kind of like winning

…because the faster you vote the quicker the pundits will be quiet

…because there are only so many  SNL skits that you can tolerate before you turn off the television

…because you want to go back to a time when “the Orange One” denoted a ginger wizard and not a corrupt raccoon

…because you couldn’t get a student visa to Canada fast enough

 

to fort frederick

i went to a museum

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Hello! Good evening!

Today mea familia went to

Fort Frederick,IMG_0200

in Washington County, Maryland.

The fort had a remarkably outdated video,

from the year 2000,

lonely-looking “British soldiers”

doing cool demonstrations,

and amazing grounds.

Fort Frederick played a part in

most every historical event

from the 1750’s

IMG_0206to the 1930’s.

The Colonial Powers’ Buffoonery War initiated the building of the fort

{Washington stayed here once},

Revolutionaries used this stone behemoth as a stronghold

{the British stood outside it},

the Civil War came in handy in reviving its necessity

{Union soldiers borrowed the ruins},

and yes,IMG_0209

the Civilian Conservation Corps completely rebuilt it,

(and now we’re allowed to run around inside it, like rabid hedgehogs)

It’s an interactive museum,

so we could’ve put on tri-corner hats and peasant blouses,

but we chose to climb to the lookout instead.

Interestingly, we were actually climb the stairs and go inside the (albeit recreated) rooms.

 Super cool way to spend the Fourth of July,

I’d say.

Hugs,

Carey