Let Go or Get Dragged

Why hold onto all that? And I said,
Where can I put it down?
ohaityler:

ohaityler:

EXCUSE ME. 
SINCE WHEN THE HELL
HAS MARK WARNER 
BEEN PLAYING BANJO
I AM JUST CRYING
BECAUSE I LOVE HIM SO MUCHASDLKJIWEAUTHTHISD JFC
(taken from mark’s instagram: “Remembering another great race for governor and 2005 election of my friend Tim Kaine. #TBT #throwbackthursday”)

here’s a reminder that this is a thing that happened.

MY SENATORS ARE BETTER THAN YOURS <3

ohaityler:

ohaityler:

EXCUSE ME. 

SINCE WHEN THE HELL

HAS MARK WARNER 

BEEN PLAYING BANJO

I AM JUST CRYING

BECAUSE I LOVE HIM SO MUCHASDLKJIWEAUTHTHISD JFC

(taken from mark’s instagram: “Remembering another great race for governor and 2005 election of my friend Tim Kaine. #TBT #throwbackthursday”)

here’s a reminder that this is a thing that happened.

MY SENATORS ARE BETTER THAN YOURS <3

Be relentless without being obnoxious. Be ambitious, and own your ambition—that goes especially for women. It’s okay to say, ‘I want greatness.’

A conversation with the wonderful Roxane Gay on The Great Discontent. The above calls to mind Debbie Millman’s memorable advice to “imagine immensities.”

 

(via explore-blog)

There is no moral reason to preserve endangered species. We do it because it makes us feel good inside.

turtlenecksoup:

ajax-daughter-of-telamon:

highvelocitybitterness:

lolmythesis:

Philosophy, Lynchburg College

Sometimes academic philosophy department ethicists show themselves to be useless fucks.

Yeah, I think the ecology department might have a few words to say about…

Hello! I’m Liz and this was my thesis! Obviously the point of LOLmythesis is to distill months worth of research into a laughably short conclusion. I reviewed all of the common defenses for ETHICAL obligations to preserve endangered species, and none of them held up. I examined ecological reasons to preserve biodiversity - and there are tons! My thesis posits that there are specific instances in which we DO have an obligation to preserve certain species - e.g. if the loss of that species would lead to a collapse in an ecosystem. But the reality is that there are a lot of species we could lose and have no impact on an ecosystem (see: Tennessee snail darter). My conclusion is we have no obligation to preserve endangered species, qua endangered species. I am open for debate, and would love to be proved wrong! That’s what we philosophers and scientists have in common.