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Say goodbye to Rob Ford, Pinterest

26 Nov

For anyone outside Toronto, please continue scrolling. To my fellow Torontonians: congratulations! The gravy train is finally leaving the station.

The Rush Limbaugh of Canada has been ousted.

I haven’t been this happy since November 6th.

This morning, Toronto mayor Rob Ford was removed from office by a judge.

Something about hopping on the gravy train he promised to destroy by wrongly taking money from lobbyists during his campaign, and failing to pay it back.

In his two short years as the mayor of Canada’s largest city, Ford has removed bike lanes, cut public transit, closed libraries, all while failing to push Toronto closer to financial solvency. The only positive comments I have about him are that he cracked down on graffiti, with some hits and misses, and didn’t block plans for a (diesel, ugh) transit link to the airport.

Maybe, just maybe, now that he’s gone, Toronto can begin to build infrastructure that will allow the city to grow sustainably. I can dream, can’t I? My fantasies include: biking to work without a) getting a wheel caught in a streetcar track b) getting doored or c) being run over by someone reading or talking on his cell phone while driving.

Do you have any Canadian Pinterest buddies? If so, send them some champagne and smelling salts! With all the excitement of the Grey Cup yesterday, and this colossal news this morning, they’re probably feeling pretty overwhelmed.

That first board title, pictured above, says it all.

Pinterest explodes for Obama win

6 Nov

Romney repinners, read this and weep.

After a tense Pinterest battle fought election board by election board, snarky comment by snarky comment, the pinners of the United States of America have come to the end of a bitter race.
Pin of Obama smiling

That’s right.

Romney looking chagrined, with mean girls quote superimposed: boo, you whore.

Voting against the apparent general opinion of pinners, Americans have chosen Barack MUSLIM FOR SURE DESPITE ALL EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY Obama.

Four more years for 44 means four more years of economic recovery, war ending, and maybe, just maybe, fewer pins like these. I can dream.

Screen cap of pro obama pins on Pinterest.

Yes we did. Republican house, Democratic senate and Barack Obama as Commander in Chief.

Christmas came early for Democrats on Pinterest. Colorado even legalized weed.

If I had a mic, I’d drop it.

I’ll try to contain my excitement enough to look back at how the election played out on Pinterest over the past few months.

Sorry, Monika N. Joe Whyte of the “Romney!!!!” comment above, but your multiple exclamation marks just weren’t enough. Democrats on Pinterest fought hard for this win, pin by pin.

After garnering less repins and likes than GOP-related content, Obama is all over the popular page right now.

Republican pinners did, however, dominate on Pinterest–they put up a good fight. I look forward to their continued bickering about the Democratic senate filibustering everything, as they completely forget what Republicans did to the Democratics over the past four years.

As you can see, ballsy pinners like Chris fought right back, venturing onto conservative boards to question Romney’s policies at every opportunity.

Now we can all sit back and watch Pinterest’s popular page explode in celebration and fits of conservative rage. I’m celebrating with a Pinterest-recipe mug cake. You?

To all those who voted and repinned election pins, nice work participating in the democratic process that is both a privilege and a right. To all those who could but didn’t, you just lost your right to complain about anything political for the next four years. Zip it.

Don’t worry, Republicans. Since this is a legitimate election, I’m sure you’ll find a way to shut this whole thing down.

Stress eating microwave mug cakes, help

6 Nov

It’s too close to call! Pinterest is collectively having conniptions over the election, and so am I.

Comments, repins and likes are flying on Obama and Romney pins. Check back here soon for a big Pinterest election post when the results are announced.

We just CANNOT HAS this again (as if you didn’t know which way I would vote).

I cannot stress-eat one more mug cake over right-wing ignorance or be put in a binder.

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Mandatory gun class for all children: a good idea?

27 Jul

Can you name two things that every American should know how to use?

If you guessed a defibrillator and a bicycle, you were wrong. The real things children need to learn in school is the Bible, and guns. Preferably, together.

Kids will just love learning how to shoot to kill!

An animated gif of stewie from family guy, a baby, shaking and holding himself on the ground, apparently traumatized.

Today, kids, we’re going to focus on aiming. Go for the jugular! This is the safety. This is how to load another round. Let me try to jog my memory: guns and schools… What could go wrong?

An animated image of Stewie the baby from Family Guy, loading a gun while saying I guess this is the night bitches die.
Here’s the pin:

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