The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed Nitza Quiñones Alejandro to a spot on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, making her the first openly gay Latina to hold a federal judgeship.
“A Puerto Rico native, Quiñones breaks a glass ceiling as the first openly LGBT Hispanic to serve on the federal bench,” the Blade reports. “Additionally, she’s the seventh openly LGBT person ever to receive confirmation as a federal judge.”
President Obama first nominated Quiñones to the federal judgeship in November and renominated her in January. At this afternoon’s White House LGBT Pride Month Reception, he congratulated her, “even though she couldn’t be here today, because she’s getting ready to finally take her seat on the bench and get to work,” he said.
Huge deal. Congratulations to her!
Can I just say, that Nitza is a close friend of my family? I have known her my whole life and she is my sister’s godmother. Nitza is an amazing person and I am so happy she is getting this recognition. She was also the first Latina woman elected as judge in Philadelphia. This is huge. Congrats Nitza!
Well, it has came and gone for most people. Yes, all of you have gone through tough times.. I know, I haven’t posted on here in awhile so most of you following me forgot about me.. But, I am coming to my tumblr family asking for help… I am in a tough situation with not having health insurance, and…
Please reblog and share! Shane is an amazing person and it sucks he is in this position.
Hey saw your post about the photos that appeared in your bag. I collect oddities and curiosities, and a few of the photos look like post-mortem photographs. A lot of people find the idea dark, but when you look into the history behind them and the meaning behind them, it becomes beautiful.
That’s fascinating, definitely doesn’t mitigate the creep factor though. Which of the photos appear like they could be post-mortem? I know a bit about the Victorian memento mori tradition, but these appear-at least to me- to be a bit later than Victorian.
1) “In Too Deep” - Sum 41 2) “Misery Business” - Paramore 3) “Helena” - My Chemical Romance 4) “American Idiot” - Green Day 5) “Feeling This” - Blink 182 6) “Basketcase” - Green Day 7) “Stay Together for the Kids” - Blink 182 8) “Gives You Hell” - All-American Rejects 9) “The Rock Show” - Blink 182 10) “The Middle” - Jimmy Eat World 11) “I Caught Fire” - the Used 12) “Sugar, We’re Going Down” - Fall Out Boy 13) “That’s What You Get” - Paramore 14) “Five Mintues to Midnight” - Boys Like Girls 15) “Move Along” - All-American Rejects 16) “Stacy’s Mom” - Fountains of Wayne 17) “Dear Maria, Count Me In” - All Time Low 18) “Crushcrushcrush” - Paramore 19) “Here (In Your Arms)” - Hellogoodbye 20) “Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been” - Relient K 21) “Soul Meets Body” - Death Cab For Cutie 22) “The Future Freaks Me Out” - Motion City Soundtrack 23) “My Friends Over You” - New Found Glory 24) “Fat Lip” - Sum 41 25) “Teenagers” - My Chemical Romance 26) “Perfect” - Simple Plan
This is literally perfection, omg
This is the most amazing thing I have ever heard
this is the best thing. omg.
i run to this. i have for about 18 months now. haha. still not sick of it.
The only thing about this 90s-2000 mash up is missing some pivotal pop punk bands that helped pave the way for bands in the 2000s. The Get Up Kids and Piebald should be on this list. And I would hardly consider jimmy eat world pop punk. I love jimmy eat world and clarity was a life changing album for me, but not pop punk! This list is many commercial punk and not pop punk.
why is it that were always told not to get tattoos at a young age because we “will regret it later on” when we are basically told to choose a career path by age 18? i’d rather be 40 years old with a tattoo that meant something to me when i was young than be 40 years old not wanting to get out of bed to go to a job that i hate because i was forced to decide on a career in my teens
Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it’s to rise to the top of some imaginary ladder of success. Someone who takes an undemanding job because it affords him the time to pursue other interests and activities is considered a flake. A person who abandons a career in order to stay home and raise children is considered not to be living up to his potential — as if a job title and salary are the sole measure of human worth.
You’ll be told in a hundred ways, some subtle and some not, to keep climbing, and never be satisfied with where you are, who you are, and what you’re doing. There are a million ways to sell yourself out, and I guarantee you’ll hear about them.
To invent your own life’s meaning is not easy, but it’s still allowed, and I think you’ll be happier for the trouble.
”—Bill Watterson, in a speech to a graduating class (via myownholybook)