#apply cold water to the burn.
Anyone who talks about ‘understanding [insert large diverse group of people here]’ or ‘not getting [ditto]’… I just want to shake them and say: Try understanding the person in front of you. Just one. Singular. They are more than an intersection of their gender, sex, race, and class.
I heard a peal of delight and turned around — that’s the picture at the top of this post. Hilary Matfess, a young policy analyst, was jumping up and down, yelling out details.
“The mandate is constitutional! It was upheld! Roberts went for the swing vote! Yes! Oh my God! The individual mandate survives as a tax!”
Did you work on passing the bill? I asked.
“No!” said Matfess. “I just have lupus!”
- David Weigel at Slate
But… but… it’s never lupus.
Seriously y’all, snaps for Judge Roberts. And the man with the plan of course.
For all the crap Evangelion gets, I forget how nice the animation is. This is so simple, but the lines are delicate and it conveys a really subtle emotional shift. Pretty lightwork too.