I guess I’m not that concerned with the federal government interfering with my health care WHEN IT ALREADY FUCKING DOES.
Jesus Christ, sometimes the level of cognitive dissonance that republicans have is literally unbelievable. Do they not listen to the words they say?
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)
So……….did he skip Civics or……..?
Someone needs a dictionary.
This guy is laughably stupid. Like straight up stupid in the most literal definition of the term.
To become an elected official in the US, you should be required to get at least a 90% on an exam about your local, state, and national government. Get below a 90% and you cannot hold office. This should become law.
Lee Atwater, a head republican strategist, in an anonymous interview in 1981. He is admitting that republicans use coded-language to appeal to the racists in their base. Because, as he always said, “people vote their fears.”
Lee, who would eventually become the head of the Republican National Committee, helped Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush win their Presidential elections by teaching them to use overtly-racist tactics.
When the N-word became taboo, Republicans began referring to black people in less-direct ways, with terms like “welfare queens.” They learned how to say the N-word, without saying the N-word.
Sadly, this still continues today. As seen in Newt Gingrich’s claim that Obama is a “food stamp President” and Rick Santorum’s assertion that he doesn’t “want to make black people’s lives better by giving them someone else’s money.”
I mean Khmer Rouge is worse than Watergate. So if those kids singing is the Khmer Rouge, Fast And Furious has gotta be the Death Star taking out Alderaan just to maintain your outrage exchange rate!” —JON STEWART, on Fox “News” Channel’s faux outrage over Fast and Furious and, well, just about anything related to President Obama, on The Daily Show (via inothernews)
I get it.
Pussy is not your cup of tea. Fine.
But the minute you start yammering about how disgusting pussy is, I’m going to punch you in the mouth.
I got enough external forces telling me my pussy ain’t right.
For y’all to be doing that shit?
It’s easy: 50 states, 50 immigration policies. Every state gets its own bird, right? If Georgia can say ‘yes’ to the brown thrasher, why can’t South Carolina say ‘no’ to the brown Guatemalan? (Justice Antonin) Scalia is right — if Arizona is a sovereign state, it should have its own immigration standards, its own standing army, its own currency, its own Olympic team, its own space program, and its own debts to China!” —
STEPHEN COLBERT, reacting to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s opinion in United States v. Arizona, on The Colbert Report.
Of Arizona’s right to enforce its own racist immigration laws, Scalia wrote “In the first 100 years of the Republic, the United States enacted numerous laws restricting the immigration of certain classes of aliens,” which included convicts and freed slaves.
To which Colbert replied “Yes, the first hundred years of the Republic — the good old days.”
Louise L. Hay
I can’t read one more of these saccharine-sweet quotes without commenting. This type of shit really pisses me off because it comes from such a privileged and White place. Shit like, “Trust the universe. Everything is unfolding just as it is meant to” makes my blood boil. Mind you, I am saying this as someone who has transcended very difficult circumstances: I overcame poverty, abuse, insanity, drug-addiction and life-threatening disease. But not everyone can or is allowed to transcend their circumstances. Try telling this shit to people locked in crushing poverty in the slums of Mumbai or people being bombed by their own government in Syria or 15-year-old sex-slaves working in massage parlors in San Francisco. Some people will suffer in horrible circumstances their whole lives without any options. Yes, some people through perseverance, with luck and with help, can thrive and be happy despite being dealt a really shitty hand. For most people in marginalized groups, the deck is stacked against them from the moment they are born. I had an indomitable spirit and enough energy, drive and intelligence to pull myself out of the muck. And yet, I know for a fact that because I am White and male, my job was a helluva lot easier than if I was not. Thinking like this Louise L. Hay does is just fine for people of privilege, but it’s mean and oppressive to people without privilege. Imagine a 14-year-old girl sold into prostitution by her family in some impoverished country being told that she can overcome and transcend her circumstances if she just tries hard anough. She must think it’s all her fault and that she must be doing something wrong or else she would not be in such circumstances. Fuck that.
Mitt Romney thinks we can afford to lay off teachers, firefighters, and police officers. How about letting him know just how wrong he is?
YES JOE YES YES YES THANK YOU YES
Joe Biden wins everything right now.
Obama for America | By David Axelrod on June 14, 2012
“This is a make-or-break moment for middle-class Americans—and anyone who cares needs to watch the speech President Obama made in Cleveland today.
In this election, we face a choice between two fundamentally different visions of how to grow the economy. The path Mitt Romney and his Republican allies want to take us down is exactly the one that led us to the 2008 crisis. We have to reject those policies and embrace the President’s vision of growing the economy, not from the top down, but from the middle class out.
Hear from President Obama in his own words, and sign on to the principles he laid out.
The choice couldn’t be clearer on the issues most important to ordinary Americans:
Better Education: We need to invest in good teachers and help more students go to college and get job training—not pack kids into classrooms and slash scholarships.
More, Cleaner Energy: We need to invest in promising new sources of energy to create a market for innovation and good jobs of the future—not go back to relying on foreign oil.
Leading Through Innovation: We need to invest in our best scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs so they innovate here—not cede new ideas to countries like China and India.
Job-Creating Infrastructure: We need roads, bridges, ports, and broadband technology that attract businesses that will create jobs here—not more pet projects and bridges to nowhere.
Fair, Simple Tax Reform: We need to reward businesses that create jobs here instead of rewarding outsourcing, and must ask the wealthiest to pay their fair share again—not sacrifice investments critical to the middle class.
Negative experience = because of your fat
Positive experience = in spite of your fat
Also: this is a fab post, but don’t read the comments. I cried.
In French, you don’t really say “I miss you.” You say “tu me manques,” which is closer to “you are missing from me.”
I love that. “You are missing from me.” You are a part of me, you are essential to my being. You are like a limb, or an organ, or blood. I cannot function without you.
in america we don’t say i love you 4ever we say i love you 5ever (dat means more then 4evr).
my government is making it incredibly difficult to receive birth control yet expects me to not get an abortion when i accidentally become pregnant.
A lot of men will call me a slut if i DO happen to take birth control.
As a woman, i am expected to be a mother and raise children, but will not receive any paid time off from work to take care of them.
If i leave my children at a day care because i need to keep working to feed and take care of them, i am seen as a bad mother.
As a mother, i am less likely to be hired because of the fact that i have children.
The people who control all these factors are men, men who have no idea what it’s like to be a woman.
Man, this sucks.
- on tumblr: guys we need to have a serious discussion about the erasure of nonbinary trans* people
- in real life: ok, I guess I have to explain to my entire class how "feminist" is not an insult
The likelihood that the Supreme Court will weigh in on same-sex marriage in the coming year grew markedly on Tuesday when a federal appeals court rejected a request to review its own recent ruling throwing out a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in California.
The decision came less than a week after a federal appeals court in Boston also granted a victory to same-sex marriage supporters. That ruling asserted that a federal law declaring marriage to be a union solely between a man and a woman discriminated against married same-sex couples by denying them benefits afforded to heterosexual couples.
“These two decisions amount to a major step in the national conversation about marriage rights for same-sex couples and in the development of the law,” said Suzanne B. Goldberg, a professor at Columbia Law School. “It would be shocking if the Supreme Court sidestepped both of them.”
In the California case on Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, said an appeal of its February ruling by opponents of same-sex marriage had failed to muster a majority of the full circuit, so the ruling will not be re-examined by an expanded panel of judges. ProtectMarriage.com, the group that sought the reconsideration, said it would appeal to the Supreme Court “and look forward to a positive outcome on behalf of the millions of Californians who believe in traditional marriage.”
The case concerns a statewide referendum passed in 2008 placing a prohibition in the California Constitution against marriage between two people of the same sex. The 2-to-1 appeals court decision that struck down the referendum, known as Proposition 8, said, “Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gay men and lesbians in California.”
After Proposition 8 passed, a group backing same-sex marriage brought together two of the country’s best-known lawyers, who were on opposite sides of the Bush v. Gore recount case before the Supreme Court, to try the case. The lawyers, David Boies, a Democrat, and Theodore B. Olson, a Republican who was solicitor general under President George W. Bush, spoke Tuesday of their satisfaction with the proceedings at the Ninth Circuit.
“This is a great step forward toward the day when everyone will be able to marry the person they love,” Mr. Boies said in a conference call with reporters.” —The New York Times, “Court Action on Gay Unions Sends Issue Closer to Justices” (via inothernews)
One thing I am going to do differently as a parent is go easy on the “save sex for someone special” rhetoric with my kids – both with my daughter and my son. I noticed some unintended consequences happened among my friends and I when we were growing up with this. The “save yourself for when you really love someone” thing comes from a good place – being nice to yourself and only choosing people who are also nice to you – but it pairs up too easily with the general culture of slut-shaming that’s out there. The “precious vagina” can easily become the “shameful vagina”.
“Saving yourself” can obviously also lend itself to an exploitative situation where male sexual pleasure is centred in sexual activity. Here’s how that works. You’re a girl and you’re having sexual encounters with boys (is it different for girls only hooking up with other girls?), and they’re very nice and you’re very attracted to them but they are not “the special one” so for as long as possible you end up choosing sexual activities that don’t involve your precious, precious virginity. The safest activities for this are those aimed solely at his sexual pleasure. With some friends I think this established a pattern that took them years to overcome in their sex lives.” —Andrea O’Reilly, “Why I will go easy on the “save yourself” rhetoric with my daughter” (via morecoffee)