reconvene

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Senate to reconvene May 31 after mutliple attempts to pass Patriot Act extensions fail; provisions in Patriot Act set to expire June 1 - @ChadPergram

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Senate to reconvene May 31 after mutliple attempts to pass Patriot Act extensions fail; provisions in Patriot Act set to expire June 1 - @ChadPergram http://bit.ly/1Kb4p8T

3.4.14

where’s that drive? where’s that ‘go getter’ attitude i used to have? when did it disappear? i’m ready to get back on track. i’m ready to regroup. refocus. reconvene. i’m ready to be inspired. i’m ready to run with it.

Mother agrees to son’s circumcision in exchange for release from Florida jail

A Florida woman’s yearslong battle with her child’s father over the boy’s circumcision ended on Friday after she agreed to the procedure in exchange for her release from jail.

In a remarkable turnaround after a week behind bars for contempt and an initial hearing in which she was ordered to remain jailed, court reconvened and a sobbing Heather Hironimus signed paperwork giving approval for the four-year-old boy’s surgery, recoiling in tears and clasping her shackled hands after it was done. The shift, though under duress, threatened the hero status given to Hironimus by a bubbling movement of anti-circumcision advocates who have followed the case’s every turn.

She remained jailed Friday afternoon and was due back in court Tuesday on a separate criminal charge of interfering with child custody. It was not clear how soon she would be released.

The Rainbow Hub is proud to announce that we will be hosting a Carol Corps/Kamala Korps Meetup in Los Angeles this summer!

For those of you who are in the Los Angeles area and will be free on July 25, we’ll be meeting up at the California Science Center to view the Space Shuttle Endeavor display (in honor of everyone’s favorite flying hero). The Rainbow Hub will cover the $2 reservation fee for those attending. Plan to meet at 12:00 pm outside of the entrance to the Science Center. Our reservations will be scheduled for 1:00 pm. After the exhibit we’ll reconvene at a nearby restaurant (TBA) for an early dinner.

We are limited to 20 attendees, so reservations will be on a first come, first serve basis. After our reservation limit has been met, we will be placing everyone else on a waiting list. If anyone has to cancel their attendance, we will be selecting a person from the waiting list in a random draw to take their place.

Small raffle prizes will be given out at the meetup: Once you are confirmed to attend, your name will be placed in the pot and selected in a random drawing. (There is no charge to enter this drawing.) You must be in attendance on the day of the meetup to receive these items. 

The items we’re raffling off are as follows:

  • A Marvel promotional poster hyping the release of Kamala Khan’s Ms. Marvel
  • A Kelly Sue signed copy of Pretty Deadly #1

  • A Kelly Sue, Terry and Rachel Dodson signed copy of Captain Marvel (2012) #5

Dress code: Casual cosplay only. Shirts, jackets, buttons, jewelry, etc.

Rules:

  • BE POLITE. Treat your fellow attendees, Rainbow Hub hosts, and other members of the general public with respect. Be courteous to the staff at the Science Center, and the restaurant.
  • Follow the rules of the Science Center.
  • We have a no tolerance policy for any racist, sexist, queerphobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, and ableist behavior. If you violate the no tolerance policy, you will be asked to leave.
  • We have a no tolerance policy for harassment regarding fellow attendees. If you find yourself harassed, please come to a host immediately. Harassment includes unwanted touching, sexual touching/verbal calls, and verbal harassment.
  • If ANY attendee injures, attacks, or violates anyone during the meetups, proper authorities will be notified.
  • You will need to be able to provide your own method of transportation to and from the event. The Rainbow Hub will not be responsible for your transportation.

Anyone interested in attending can contact us at submissions@therainbowhub.com

Please title your message Rainbow Hub Carol Corps/Kamala Korps Meetup Los Angeles. Include your name, age, and your best method of contact.

At this time we request that anyone interested in attending be 18 or over.

We will be posting additional updates for this meetup between now and the meetup date. The Rainbow Hub looks forward to a great Carol Corps and Kamala Korps event!

The Rainbow Hub Meetup: Atlanta

The Rainbow Hub is proud to announce that we will be hosting a Sponsored Meetup in Atlanta this summer!

For those of you who are in the Atlanta area and will be free on June 20, we’ll be meeting up at the Center for Civil and Human Rights to view the various exhibits, including the Voice to the Voiceless: The Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection, which includes “personal papers and items” of Dr. King. Plan to meet at 1:00 pm outside of the entrance to the Center. Our reservations will be scheduled for 1:30 pm. After the tour we’ll reconvene at a nearby restaurant (TBA) for an early dinner.

We are limited to 15 attendees, so reservations will be on a first come, first serve basis. After our reservation limit has been met, we will be placing everyone else on a waiting list. If anyone has to cancel their attendance, we will be selecting a person from the waiting list in a random draw to take their place.

Dress code: Casual. Jeans, t-shirts, etc.

Rules:

  • BE POLITE. Treat your fellow attendees, Rainbow Hub hosts, and other members of the general public with respect. Be courteous to the staff at the Center, and the restaurant.
  • Follow the rules of the Center.
  • We have a no tolerance policy for any racist, sexist, queerphobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, and ableist behavior. If you violate the no tolerance policy, you will be asked to leave.
  • We have a no tolerance policy for harassment regarding fellow attendees. If you find yourself harassed, please come to a host immediately. Harassment includes unwanted touching, sexual touching/verbal calls, and verbal harassment.
  • If ANY attendee injures, attacks, or violates anyone during the meetups, proper authorities will be notified.
  • You will need to be able to provide your own method of transportation to and from the event. The Rainbow Hub will not be responsible for your transportation.

Anyone interested in attending can contact us at mariah@therainbowhub.com

Please title your message Rainbow Hub Civil Rights Meetup Atlanta. Include your name, age, and your best method of contact.

At this time we request that anyone interested in attending be 18 or over. Some of the images and galleries are graphic in nature and would be unsuitable for children.

We will be posting additional updates for this meetup between now and the meetup date. The Rainbow Hub looks forward to a great event!

lindseybuckingam asked:

Oh my goodness! I've been off for a while and came back to everyone hating on the band (Stevie in particular). What in god's name happened?

A new (as in it occurred more than a month ago…) interview. What else? 

http://fleetwoodmac-uk.com/wp/going-their-own-way-the-sunday-times/

“Chris’s return has been a huge help for some of the things that Stevie and Lindsey continue to go through,” says Fleetwood, with a hint of exasperation, “in terms of … well, it’s a form of button-pushing, about which Christine would say, ‘This should long since have been over.’”

Buckingham sounds wary when the album comes up. “We had planned on reconvening at the start of next year, but, again, there is the politics. Stevie has not involved herself in it, and has not committed to involving herself in it either, so that’s something we’re working on.”

Nicks, 67 on Tuesday, doesn’t even try to hide her fatigue. “Tomorrow will be show 79, and then we come to you, and then we go to Australia. Three solid years of Fleetwood Mac. When that’s done, I’m done. I’m done. I’m taking a long vacation. I’ve bought a little house on the other side of Malibu, I’ve owned it since March last year and I have three chairs in the living room, and that’s it. I’ve spent five days there in a year. People keep saying, ‘How’s the new house?’ I don’t know, I haven’t been there. I need a break.

“Maybe I shouldn’t be saying this in an interview, but I don’t really care. I have done my best, every single night, to go out there and be my best, and not be upset about the fact that we are doing 80 shows instead of 60, and then going straight to Europe and doing 27 shows instead of 17.”

Isn’t she keen, though, to have her own material represented on the new album? “I don’t know how I really feel about that. I’m not in a good place right now to make decisions. We are on the road, and in my opinion we should not be thinking past that. We’re a strange band of bandits and gypsies, travelling as part of this huge machine. This tour would never have happened if Chris hadn’t come back.”

Christine McVie admits to some bemusement about the continuing discord between the band’s Californian contingent. She describes the appeal of returning to the band as one of “chemistry, simple chemistry. I’m drawn to these four people. How can you not love Mick? He’s bold, eccentric, arrogant, pompous, vulnerable, warm and sweet. Lindsey is another type of character altogether. He has the darkest, most caustic sense of humour ever. He really makes me laugh, but he can also be so twitchy and edgy; you know, ‘Keep away.’ He’s always crossing his arms, his legs. And you just think, ‘Relax.’ He and Stevie don’t get on. On stage, they act. Privately, no.”

Deadpool Comic Appearance Details #232

Hulk vol. 2 #16
2009-12
Written by: Jeph Loeb, Art by Ian Churchhill and Mark Farmer.

Red She Hulk shows up and fights Wolverine. As they fight, Deadpool reappears, interrupting the standoff.

QUEER:
[Deadpool]: One side! One side! Hot stuff coming through!
[He sees Red Hulk]
[Deadpool]: Love the outfit. It’s so hard to find things in plus sizes that looks good on you big gals.
[She stabs him with a sai]
[Deadpool]: What? You’re probably just big boned!
[He falls down]
[Deadpool]: Well, there’s ONE good thing to come out of us meeting… At least the rump roast is out.

As more of the various fighters reconvene, Red She Hulks orders Red Hulk to pull back.

Red Hulk and Red She Hulk escape together. The rest of the gathered Red Cross fighters are approached my a shadowy figure who explains that Hulk has no intention of paying them, but he will if they follow him.

The Red Hulks talk and bond in the sewers, but Red Hulk starts to get suspicious. Too late, he realizes that Red She Hulk has led him into a trap with his own Red Cross team led by Leonard Samson!

Red She Hulk knocks Red Hulk down, while Thundra, Punisher, and Deadpool stand ready. Deadpool has a laser sight of his gun pointed at Red Hulk’s head.

END THE PATRIOT ACT


With so-called “PATRIOT Act” provisions set to expire on May 31st, surveillance state apologists are fuming. When the Senate reconvenes on the 31st they will have only eight hours to pass a bill extending the “PATRIOT Act” or the NSA’s illegal spying programs will expire.

I’m not backing down from this upcoming fight. Are you with me?

Add your name to join me in my fight against illegal NSA spying!

Goodbye Section 215: Patriot Act key surveillance provisions expire

Controversial provisions of the Patriot Act authorizing government surveillance programs have expired after the Senate failed to vote for an extension. The Senate will reconvene to consider the USA Freedom Act on Monday afternoon.
Read Full Article at RT.com

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June 01, 2015 at 03:45AM via \hack\ RT
modeoheim replied to your post:genesis rhapsodos has had to read 50 shades of…

Pffffft. I bet he’d be SUPER PASSIONATE about the consent issues and absolutely shut down anyone who thinks it isn’t problematic

he hates it so much. so much. and he rants about it more than he would if he actually liked the book

the book club reconvenes and he’s the one that’s paid the most attention to it because of all the specific rant material

Montreal - A Tale of High Heels vs. Cobblestones vs. Mum body

In my mind, I’ve been mulling over the events that transpired this weekend past.  I’m home from work today, with a banged up knee and a throat infection, lingering reminders of my shame.

I drove for an eternity (twelve hours) to get to Montreal.  It snowed sideways at one point.  Upon arrival, my friends went for a drink and I indulged in a wee catnap.  We reconvened, went for a bite at a posh Italian joint, and popped back to the hotel for a drink and to get dolled up.  

Let me tell you about the shoe situation.
The ones I brought from home to wear out were laughed at for their “trashiness”.  I’m not even kidding.  For some reason I let that irk me, and with my tail between my legs, I put them back in my bag.  My friend offered to let me wear a pair of hers.  Huzzah!  We gleefully tittered at our shared shoe size.
The ones I borrowed from her went really nicely with my knee-length black dress.  They were tan coloured, strappy leather heels, with adorable ankle straps, a little platform in the front and a five inch wedge in the back.  Between the near titty-spillage from the top and the legs those sexy shoes gave me, when we left the hotel, I was *so* ready to shake my stuff all over a dance floor.     

We stepped out the front door.  
Stairs.  Ooh, G, can I hold your arm?
I cling to his arm and gently walk down the steps.  Success.  
We take it slow on the sidewalk because some of us have stopped to smoke.  As I’m standing, I shuffle around on my feet, in a rudimentary series of practice wiggles.  Everything’s jiggling as it should, but, I’m nervous about the shoes.  I don’t feel so steady.   I say as much to the posse and I’m quickly, loudly told that *we’re already outside - let’s just go!* - Although I can still see the hotel - they finish their smokes and we hail a cab.  (This is one of the moments I wish I could get back to)  

I think a lot of people do this, but, as a person with no “thigh gap”, I sometimes utilize either stockings or bicycle shorts to combat the dreaded chub rub.  This night in particular, I didn’t have time to get stockings at  the store, so, I went with bicycle shorts (that effectively doubled as panties - ugh).

SO - night has fallen - we get out of the taxi.  We are near the water, and across the boardwalks it looks as though a palace is lit up colourfully.  The music is pumping.  The air reeks of excitement and possibility.  I’m jazzed to be meeting up with my friend from afar at that place.

Rapidly, I noticed that the cobblestones would be an issue.  I wobbled forward cautiously for a moment and then begged for an arm from one of my three friends.  I nearly fell and laughed so hard that I tinkled a tiny bit in my shorts.  I’m faced with a decision that would’t have been a big deal if I was thinking clearly… I should have gone back to the hotel to change shorts and shoes… To my ever lasting shame, I CHUCKED MY SHORTS INTO THE GARBAGE and freshened up before heading back into the night.  On the walk to the palace, I teetered a few times, but stopped short of falling.  

The line-up at the palace was ridiculous, we decided to leave and go to a different dance party, and sadly I missed seeing my friend from afar.  We went to three or four bars and pubs.  I couldn’t tell you where we were in the scheme of things when it finally happened, but, i went down like a tonne of bricks.  I’m not a tiny woman.  I clock in at maybe 190.  My legs folded and I tried to keep my knees together for non-flashing purposes and in the process my dress rode all the way up to my waist as I fell.  I laid there for a split second, doing a bizarre reverse plank sort of pose, before adjusting myself and accepting a hand up.  From that point on, I clutched for dear life on to whoever would have me.  They shuffled me from friend to friend.  I kept falling down.  Sometimes I fell twice in three or four strides.  It got worse when we started really laughing about it.  By then, a few pints had been had.  I can’t even say it - if you’ve had a baby at any point, you may know what I’m getting at here. My knee and the road rash on the tops of my feet and ankles was getting progressively worse.


The absolute precipice of my shame was when we were walking up a bit of an incline - I fell, laughing, crying, dying of humiliation, legs splayed, not able to stop myself from falling or from peeing, bleeding, tits falling out, with people walking by on both sides.  I only allowed myself to look at their feet.  My friends were hollering from above, and they pulled me up straight away.  MAMA, DID YOU NOTICE THE POLICE SPOTLIGHT?  I hadn’t.  Apparently, the squad car pulled up beside us and shone it right at my pink parts, and drove off when my friend made gestures of difficulty walking and pointed to the shoes.  The shoes that I had mangled via vis road rash, pee, and more road rash.  The shoes of my shame.  I wouldn’t be shocked if you told me that I’d fallen forty to fifty times in total.  
Finally, I did make it back to the hotel intact aside from my lower extremities, and my dignity.


Woke up to blood on the sheets and a pissed off friend.  She wouldn’t accept money for the shoes.  She wouldn’t tell me where she got them so that I could replace them.  I tried to surmise how much to give her, but she refused my money.  As my punishment, they made me hobble along behind them as we walked all over the place downtown.  It hurt so much.  I was on the brink of tears a few times.  Eventually, I sulked a little about how it seemed like they didn’t give a shit about my physical pain (there was then and as I type this there is an oozing open wound on my swollen knee), and I insisted that we take the subway.

Trip Positives:  We had some really great meals, I loved the city, I hung with some beloved old friends, got to know a new friend on the drive, and met interesting characters (picked up two hitchhikers from France and brought them 800km across country).  

Trip Negatives:  Had to pull over to nap twice on the return trip.  Sleep deprived.  Also, my friends refused to let me go to the nudie bar, which was one of my main objectives for the trip.  There was zero debauchery unless you count the numerous times that I flashed my box and peed myself in front of three hundred people.  I must have shared a drink or something because I’ve managed to pick up a throat infection.

So yeah, I’ll be back, obviously.

RS’ GD Cover Story Covers Little Ground

Sometimes you can judge content by its cover. Such is the case with Rolling Stone magazine’s feature on what it calls “The Grateful Dead’s Long Goodbye.”

The cover is weak - garish and hideous. The story is just as weak - overhyped and underreported.

The short - four pages - cover story by David Browne is titled “The Dead After Jerry,” and reveals virtually nothing to anyone who has followed, even sporadically, the post-Garcia activities of the surviving Dead people.

Browne relies mostly on archival interviews and taps anonymous sources for innocuous information that should have been easy to get for attribution.

The story unfolds thusly:

• Jerry Garcia was Grateful Dead’s reluctant leader.

• Garcia died.

• The Dead broke up.

• The band reconvened for a tour.

• The band dissolved in acrimony.

• The band re-reconvened for a tour.

• The band re-dissolved in acrimony.

• Etc.

• Etc.

• & etc.

If you were planning to pick this up at your local newsstand, save your cash. There’s nothing to see here: only one of the three photos accompanying the story is previously unpublished.

And let’s be honest, the Dead’s upcoming goodbye is anything but long. The surviving members - the “Core Four” of Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir - will hook up with Trey Anastasio, Jeff Chimenti and Bruce Hornsby for five Fare Thee Well concerts in two cities in June and July before laying the band to rest.

And the long, strange trip - miraculously extended by two decades already - will be just a memory.

“One of the highlights of the festival was the opulent, melancholic pop of recently reconvened local band Chungking, with Jessie Banks’ vocals part Lana del Rey and part Jessie Ware.”.
—  The Telegraph 

This little venture has, unfortunately, fallen by the wayside over this past year.  However, I have recently become re-inspired to keep plugging away at some of the initial forays and we’ll see what comes of a possible 2016 schedule.

Expeditions are being planned from an ethos of savoring the moment – the place in which you find yourself and the people you find yourself with – rather than the standard “been there/done that” sort of travel experience where locations are simply checked off a list.  Trips will be planned to truly be a journey where we venture out into the wilds during the day and reconvene at night in a good space and over quality food and drink to tell stories and share in the experience.

If this sounds like your kind of bag, then stay tuned…

polaroidelephants replied to your post : polaroidelephants replied to…

He has to sit Wash down one morning like “okay, listen…no” but he forgets that he never said anything to the others and man was that a mistake. He wakes up nearly choking and “SOUTH THE STRING STOP-” no longer is his room their headquarters

South’s liberal usage of string caused mild burns and rumors Maine never thought he’d have circulating about himself lol

They reconvene in the common room. Wednesdays and Fridays at 9pm. Carolina walks in one day like DO YOU STILL NOT KNOW HOW THAT WORKS-