Through no fault of their own, [the immigrant children] are caught in political crossfire. And while we continue to put pressure on Washington and change its course of lawlessness, we must also help. It is not either, or. It is both. We have to be active in the political game, and we must open our hearts.

Glenn Beck

Immigration policy 100% aside, I’ve got to give Beck kudos for this. He’s organizing a significant effort to bring food, water, and toys to churches and other organizations caring for the undocumented immigrant children who have been such a regular feature of the news cycle lately.

I’ve not been a fan of Glenn Beck in the past, particularly during his time on Fox News. His style was hysterical; he was often misinformed; and he was hardly a voice for sensible and peaceful foreign policy.

In recent years, however, Beck seems to have swung toward a more libertarian position. He’s been honest about the fact that he’s still learning, which I appreciate.

And while many libertarians remain suspicious of him because of his past views, to the extent that Beck becomes more consistently pro-liberty, I applaud him. It’s not an easy thing to make such a dramatic philosophical shift with such a large audience watching. Nonetheless, I’m not big on talk radio, so I don’t really follow his work.

Now, back to this quote. I’m not fully informed on Glenn Beck’s immigration policy. It’s probably not the same as my own preferences. And I can’t know all his exact motives for this plan to help. But what he’s doing here is fantastic. Beck is using his enormous network to bring real help to people in need regardless of what the government does or what their legal situation is. I love it on a political and theological level both.

It’s voluntarism. It’s serving the “least of these.” It’s awesome.

If immigration is an issue of interest to you, I encourage you to check out what he’s doing and consider supporting it.

(via hipsterlibertarian)

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hipsterlibertarian:

This week’s column is inspired by Glenn Beck’s decision to help the undocumented children at the border (which you may recall I blogged about here a couple days ago). Sometimes I think we need a reminder that as much as protests, constructive criticism, and politics are important, there’s a lot we can do right now which doesn’t require government at all:

Read the whole thing here.

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you cannot listen to this song and be angry.

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I don’t even know what to do with this much awesome.

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I just can’t! It said series I knew about this for months But I thought it’d be 1 movie
Then I read this On Wikipedia  A FULL SERIES OF MAYBE MORE THAN 2 MOVIES!! *celebrate*

jasonsparkygrace:

I just can’t!
It said series
I knew about this for months
But I thought it’d be 1 movie

Then I read this
On Wikipedia
A FULL SERIES OF MAYBE MORE THAN 2 MOVIES!!
*celebrate*

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Disney Junior announces “The Lion Guard,” a new Lion King spin-off movie and series.

"The Lion Guard will premiere in Fall 2015 as a television movie, with a subsequent series to debut in early 2016 on Disney Junior and Disney Channel. The story begins in the heart of the African savannah, as Kion, the second-born cub of Simba and Nala, assembles a team of his close friends to preserve the Pride Lands. The show will also include special appearances by Mufasa, Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki, Zazu and Kion’s older sister, Kiara, the future Queen of the Pride Lands. The show will focus on conservation education, the importance of family and community, while also highlighting creative problem-solving skills and diversity.

Consultants from the Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida will serve as advisors on The Lion Guard stories, while author and Swahili expert, Sarah Mirza, will serve as language and cultural advisor.

With the incredible success of The Lion King spanning across both film and stage, we are very excited to see what kind of adventures these new stories and characters will take us on. Hakuna Matata!”

Also see WSJ article for more info.

I’m not sure how I feel about this.

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jammygummy:

"Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.”

-Douglas Adams

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THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN

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Does anyone else want to see this from another view so that we can see what reciprocated this look? 

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Royal Side Eye

This is everything

THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN

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Does anyone else want to see this from another view so that we can see what reciprocated this look? 

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Let’s talk about the astounding similarities between cats and autistic people, and how we should make them the official autism mascot instead of that godawful puzzle piece

Oh man, now you’ve got me going!

Firstly, cats stim. They purr, swish their tails and knead their paws…

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