the rent is too damn high!

Words/phrases you should never say to a musical theater kid (unless you want to see them get lit af)

“Hello.”

“What’s your name?” 

(Bonus: easy way to find out whether they’re a Les Mis person or a Hamilton person)

“How many minutes are there in a year?”

“Life’s a bitch.”

“Downtown.”

“I’m changing my major.”

“Rent is too damn high.”

“Satisfied.”

“All I ask.”

“Popular.”

“Sugar, butter, flour.”

“For good.”

Of course McMillan lost the vote by a lot, but he knew he had something special. He ran for mayor in 2013, this time spending someone else’s life savings on his own surprisingly competent hip-hop music video. The video opens with J-Mills watching the news, flabbergasted that the rent is still too damn high, goddamn it! It’s as if all of his efforts were for naught! He gets so pissed, he takes it to the streets, and to a punching bag, all while wearing various combinations of suits and ties.

After trying for the governorship again (and starring in his fair share of D-level commercials), McMillan supposedly quit politics and offered the party, trademarked slogan and all, for sale. Maybe the fame was getting to him, or maybe it was because shortly after he went viral it came out that, um … he hadn’t been actually paying rent for years. That would be like if the President went golfing his first month in office, after complaining that the previous President was golfing too much! Haha! See, ‘cause it would be ironic!

Speaking of, McMillan endorsed Donald Trump for President, because a man who would never give a dime to a homeless veteran outside his own hotel was apparently “the only one” supporting veterans.

5 Insane Follow-Ups To Famous Viral Internet Stories

Every night for the past year or so, Adriana and Omar Chavez have slept in an RV parked in East Palo Alto, a downtrodden community in Silicon Valley.

On a recent morning before sunrise, they emerged on to the empty street. Omar showed his phone to his wife: 7.07am. “Shall I wake up the girls?” he said, his breath visible in the freezing air.

He headed inside to rouse their three daughters, huddled together in the low-ceilinged bed just above the driver’s cab, and ready them for school.

In most places, the Chavez family would be an exception. But in the school district that includes East Palo Alto, located amid the extraordinary wealth generated by the tech industry, their plight is not uncommon.

Remarkably, slightly more than one-third of students – or 1,147 children – are defined as homeless here, mostly sharing homes with other families because their parents cannot afford one of their own, and also living in RVs and shelters. The district is being squeezed from every side: teachers, administrative staff and even principals have housing woes of their own.

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Rally to #SaveNYC: Save #1MillionHomes – Working class New Yorkers are losing their homes to developers, landlords, and gentrification. The affordable housing crisis and gentrification have brought millions of New Yorkers to a breaking point. Hundreds of people, joined by several New York City Council members and Assembly members, marched on the Brooklyn Bridge to demand stronger rent laws and housing for all.

tangentmusings  asked:

I'm writing a NA romance, and I just realized I may be straining to meet the requirements of the Bechdel test. I have several female characters, including my protagonist, but so much of the plot revolves around her relationship with men. Do you have any tips? Should I maybe add an unrelated subplot?

You must remember that the Bechdel test is not the height of everything and on top of that you are writing a romance, where your main focus is going to be on said romance. In order to meet the requirements of the Bechdel test, you only have to have two female characters speak once about something that is not a dude. That’s it! If you have a quick conversation about how the rent is too damn high or a five minute exchange with her mom about Christmas, you have passed the test.

The Bechdel test is a more appropriate bar for a summer blockbuster that has female leads together and a attacking villain and yet somehow they only talk about a relationship with a dude, if they talk at all. You’re dealing with a very different form of fiction that is solely focused on relationships! Relax, and focus on making your characters the best they can be. You haven’t failed anything!

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Rally to #SaveNYC: Save #1MillionHomes – Working class New Yorkers are losing their homes to developers, landlords, and gentrification. The affordable housing crisis and gentrification have brought millions of New Yorkers to a breaking point. Hundreds of people gathered in Foley Square to demand stronger rent laws and housing for all.  

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Rally to #SaveNYC: Save #1MillionHomes – Working class New Yorkers are losing their homes to developers, landlords, and gentrification. The affordable housing crisis and gentrification have brought millions of New Yorkers to a breaking point. Hundreds of people marched from Manhattan to Brooklyn to demand stronger rent laws and housing for all.

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The ‘Rent Is Too Damn High’ Guy Says He’s Being Evicted Because He’s Black

Fans of spectacle and outlandish facial hair were crestfallen when Jimmy McMillan, founder of the Rent Is Too Damn High party, lost to Bill de Blasio in the 2013 New York City mayoral election. But with Monday’s unfortunate news that he’s undergoing an eviction from his Manhattan apartment, Jimmy is back in the press.

According to the New York Daily News, this particular rent-controlled unit wasn’t being used as a primary residence, which violates the terms of staying in a rent-controlled apartment. McMillan disputes the claim, and isn’t taking it lying down. He’s seemingly ready to turn this personal problem into yet another battle for the hearts and minds of New Yorkers.

When I asked him if the eviction was tied to the issue of rents being too damn high, he said his eviction “is about a nigger, living on a piece of property owned by a rich guy, who doesn’t want a nigger living on his property.”

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Rally to #SaveNYC: Save #1MillionHomes – Working class New Yorkers are losing their homes to developers, landlords, and gentrification. The affordable housing crisis and gentrification have brought millions of New Yorkers to a breaking point. Hundreds of people gathered in Foley Square to demand stronger rent laws and housing for all.  

Fanfiction rant

I recently let slipped that I write fanfiction to someone at work and they kinda laughed and went , “why?!?!” I was too flustered so I just shrugged and quickly changed the subject. But you know what? This is why : The last past year and half has been a really shitty one. My childhood house was sold, it was extremely painful to leave, especially since my son spent his first 5 years growing up there. We had to live in a motel for four months, while looking for a new place to leave, but the cost of rent was too high, forcing us to move from my hometown, which I love so much. And during that time, I was rear ended and my car was totaled. A complete lost. I only had the car for a year. The insurance only paid for the remaining cost of what I owed on it. So we moved to the high desert, my husband had to leave his job & put school on hold, because we found out his F.A was almost all used up. And now his school will cost us an extra 250.00 a month. Which is a damn shame, because he’s working on his last year for his B.A in C.S. I work a shitty retail job, while he is still looking for one. My mom’s car was repo , because she had to refinance to get money to pay for necessities. Which meant, no car, no going to work, no paycheck. Luckily her work was kind enough to let her collect unemployment, until she could go back to work. But that leaves me, to work my ass off, making sure we get the rent,bills and putting food on the damn table. Not leaving me anytime to get my education. My stress level is off the meter. I have fucking gray hair strands! So that’s why I write SPN fanfiction. It’s a fucking escape from my life. To emerge myself into a place that lets me forget about my worries. Knowing I made someone happy for a mere second, while they read my shitty writing, it makes me feel a little better. I should have told my co-worker all this. Haha Rant over

Originally posted by imthehuman

*Insert “rent is too damn high” meme here.* 

So unfortunately I am low on cash and working a part time job isnt helping as much with paying bills as I’d hope it would. So I turn to you lovely people! I am opening up for some quick Pokemon sketch commissions! Originally one of these would be $10 but I’m slicing the price! 

  • For $5 you can get a quick sketch of any pokemon of your choosing!
  • $2 more can get some color with a bit of simple shading and highlights added to it. 
  • want more than one pokemon in the mix? No worries! just pay another $5 and I can make that happen for you and the pokemon will be colored free of charge with that. 
  • so you can pay $5-$7 for one pokemon sketch, or you can pay more for a colored sketch with multiple pokemon (depending on how much is paid).


So come on down and shoot me a message! Ask for some art

Need to see more of my work? Go to my art tag on my blog.


If I get enough commissions at once, you can watch me draw them in a stream on twitch.tv/jarzard

Any help is appreciated!