The term ‘420’ began its sub-rosa linguistic career in 1971 as a bit of slang casually used by a group of high school kids (known as “Waldos”) at San Rafael High School in California.
The term ‘420’ (always pronounced “four-twenty,” never “four hundred and twenty”) came to be an accepted part of the argot within that group of about a dozen pot smokers, beginning as a reminder of the time they planned to meet to light up, 4:20 p.m.
Trae Crowder, the Liberal Redneck, has something to say about how Drumpf is going out of his way to make life more difficult for transgender people
The states’ rights argument is particularly shitty in this case, because the crux of that argument is you can choose to live in a state that reflects your personal values, but if you’re a transgender teenager in Montgomery, you can’t just uproot and leave Alabama because the fat dip-shit two lockers down from you is afraid of the future.
That ain’t how it works!
As he suggests, right-wingers always have a new group to hate on, and they keep at it until it starts to hurt their own numbers. All the more reason to hammer home the fact that conservative Christianity is now synonymous with bigotry.
And Christians who are silent or supportive of them are complicit in the problem.
MISSION: UNDO AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE OF WHAT OBAMA DID
Last year, while Barack Obama was president, the Education and Justice Departments issued the guidelines, saying among other things that transgender students should be called by their preferred names and pronouns, and have access to the restrooms, locker rooms, and other single-sex facilities that correspond with their gender identity.
The guidelines are nonbinding, but the Obama administration had warned that schools not following them could be found in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination, and face a loss of federal funding.
The three primary purposes of taxes are to fund the government, redistribute wealth and mitigate the negative effects of many consumer products.
Without the taxation system, the government and most social services would not be able to function.
The primary function of taxes is to create a stream of revenue for the government.
Almost of every aspect of the United States government is paid for by taxes, from politicians’ salaries to the building of roads. Taxes allow the government to maintain an active military, fund public education, provide public services such as parks and libraries, finance scientific research and space exploration, enforce laws and build public landmarks.
Taxes also serve to redistribute wealth from the rich to the poor.
By charging higher taxes to those with higher income, the government ideally helps spread wealth to lower-income citizens.
(this is what tax evaders don’t like)
This type of redistribution can be seen in social services such as Medicare, which provides medical care to U.S. citizens age 65 and older, and the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, which helps low-income families pay for food.
Taxes are also intended to offset the harmful effects of many widely used consumer goods. Items such as gasoline and electronics exert a considerable negative impact on the environment, so these items are taxed in order to fund measures to combat their damaging effects.