do you ever just
make a friend and think
I am so glad this friend is mine
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Written in the Bones. New comic, written by Christopher M. Jones & illustrated by Carey Pietsch.
I’m hoping to have printed copies of this at MOCCA, ABPCC, and TCAF this spring, and SPX in the fall! More info to come.
Me and Carey worked really hard on this comic; if you got something from it I’d love for you to reblog it, and maybe even buy a copy from Carey when she’s in town or even if she’s not. Thanks so much for reading.
my blueberry muffin looks exactly like my dog I’m gonna cry
the thing to realize here is that conservatives find the idea of paying workers a livable wage so absurd that they make hyperbolic comparisons like this
because fifteen dollars and hour and a hundred thousand dollars an hour both mean the same thing to them; more than you deserve
^That commentary is very important.
You know why minimum wage is a big deal? Because in Ohio minimum wage went up 5 cents and some of my coworkers were crying because an extra 5 cents per hour adds up. And when you are barely scrapping by any amount extra helps.
Let me repeat, full grown adults were crying over extra pennies. If the minimum wage was $15 they might actually be able to afford the cost of living. One woman I work with has 2 jobs and her husband has a job but they still struggle to feed their kids. I had to sneak money into another coworkers purse because she wasn’t sure how she was going to get to work the rest of the week because she couldn’t afford gas. I work with some people that when they go on break it’s the only meal they get during the day because we get our food half off and they can’t afford anything else.
It’s easy to say minimum wage employees don’t deserve more when you talk about “them” as a group. But when you put faces on them and know what some of them are going through, you know how cruel statements like “Why not raise the minimum wage to a hundred thousand dollars?” really are.
And don’t you dare tell me to get a better job. I have never had another job. No other places would hire me because I didn’t have enough work experience. They didn’t care about my lack of work experience or that I was in college. They work around my schedule any time I need them to. No other place would hire me except for places that pay minimum wage. People get trapped in minimum wage jobs and then society looks down on them for asking for a little bit more.
If you don’t think I’m worth paying a living wage, just remember that the next time you go to a fast food restaurant. Remember that when a cashier takes your order, no matter how crazy you requests, and gives you your food. Remember that when you see other customers yell at them because “I asked for no pickles!” Remember that you don’t thing they are worth a living wage.
So Claremore High School just posted this status. My AUTISTIC little brother was on the team last year and he loved it. Honestly some days it was the only reason that he went to school. He has problems with social interactions and this was the one time that he could feel happy. Well this year Claremore High School told my mom that because they changed the robotics teacher the team was gone. Well apparently that was a lie. My mother has given me permission to share this and I want it to go viral. My brother is a sweet boy and he really just wants to be accepted, but school has become a war for him. PLEASE help this go viral.
ALL year they have locked my AUTISTIC brother out of the special education rooms. It was written into his IEP that he was ALWAYS supposed to have a room to go to when he started to have a panic attack. Well they locked him out once again. PLEASE PLEASE share this and do what you can to make this viral. Do anything you can to make the school have to do something to fix this. My little brother should be allowed to go to school and feel safe. Well his OWN special education teachers this year aren’t even helping this.
Going against an IEP is a criminal offense you could press charges/sue them for this honestly