our blacks are so much better than their blacks– Ann Coulter On Herman Cain: Our Blacks Are Better Than Their Blacks | Mediaite (via brooklynmutt)
Tell your representative not to set health and... →
mohandasgandhi: The House of Representatives will soon vote on a bill that would make it next to impossible to protect Americans’ health or the environment in the future. As unbelievable as that sounds, it’s no exaggeration. This is the most radical bill this Congress has yet considered — in fact, more radical than any bill considered by any Congress in decades — because it would...
Thank you for starting a movement. But you have a long way to go. This enemy of...– Grace Lee Boggs (via wecanbenew)
One doesn’t always have to be able to express coherently why or how one is...– David Atkins, “Justice.” (via pieceinthepuzzlehumanity)
A new whitehouse.gov petition for those... →
bluntlyblue: livealifethatscompletelyfree: mayra-quijotesca: “Although the ability to submit petitions directly to the White House is a noble and welcome new feature of the current administration, the first round of responses makes blatantly clear the White House intends to just support its current stances and explain them with responses everyone who has done any research already knows. ...
South Dakota Profits When Native Kids Get Thrown... →
drst: A year-long NPR News investigation has found that nearly 700 Native American children in South Dakota are being removed from their homes every year. In South Dakota, Native American children make up less than 15 percent of the child population, yet they make up more than half of the children in foster care. Nearly 90 percent of them are in non-native homes or group homes, according to...
Herman Cain now acknowledges details of payout →
cognitivedissonance: Earlier in the day, Herman Cain explicitly denied knowledge of any settlement or financial payout related to allegations of sexual harassment, telling Fox News: “At the Restaurant Association – outside of the Restaurant Association, absolutely not. If the Restaurant Association did a settlement I wasn’t even aware of it and I hope it wasn’t for much because nothing...
With unemployment at 9.1%, Congress takes up resolution to reaffirm “In God We...– The Washington Post (via brooklynmutt)
Replacing $1 bill with coin could save $5.6... →
stfuconservatives: A proposal to phase out the $1 bill and replace it with a $1 coin could be gaining currency as the “supercommittee” looks to find ways to save the government money. I think this is doable but it requires a few things to get over Americans’ crippling fear of change: Rip the band-aid off, stop printing singles, don’t do any amount of phasing out. If you do it marginally...
Denver’s police officers demonstrated great restraint and professionalism as...– Denver Police Lieutenant Matt Murray, via press release, regarding DPD’s clearing of Civic Center Park and removal of the #OccupyDenver tents. You’re right Officer Murray. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to show restraint while facing unarmed people; gun strapped to your waist, baton in...
'Jesus Ween' offers a Christian alternative to... →
cognitivedissonance: Happy Jesus Ween y’all: A Calgary pastor is promoting Jesus Ween, a faith-based alternative to the traditional holiday fare of candy and spooky garb. Instead of chocolate bars and gummy bears, he’s asking people to shun demonic costumes and instead dole out pocket-sized bibles or other “Christian gifts.” The idea has caught on in communities across North America,...
Some people have made the assertion that the only reason I’m doing so well is...– Herman Cain on race - The Washington Post (via brooklynmutt)
liberalsarecool: Paul Krugman: Republicans know government spending creates jobs; they say so every time there’s a chance military spending will be cut; they just don’t want you “to know what they know, because that would hurt their larger agenda — keeping regulation and taxes on the wealthy at bay.” A few years back Representative Barney Frank coined an apt phrase for many of his...
Police use bulldozers to break up #OccupyRichmond →
socialismartnature: More anti-democratic moves against the Occupy movement, characteristically carried out by a Democratic Party Mayor. === Virginia State Police brought in bulldozers at about 1 a.m. Monday morning to clear out an encampment of Occupy Richmond protesters. At least 15 protesters who choose not to leave Kanawha Plaza after a 45 minute warning were arrested, according to...
2 police turn in their badges yesterday after...
stfuconservatives: leonineantiheroine: occupyallstreets: #occupydenver confirmed report: one police officer with tears in eyes said “I can’t do this anymore” and walked away from line standoff. upside down day. wtf? love. Be interested to see some sources but amazing if true.
Your blog is awesome, I’ve particularly been appreciating your posts on the “Occupy” movement. I’m surrounded by the “just get a job” type of people and it’s good to be reminded I’m not alone (especially when I’m procrastinating my schoolwork). ___________________________________________________________________________ Thank you! I think the...
Urgent: Winter Donation Needs #occupywallstreet
spkent: Posted Oct. 29, 2011, 10:54 p.m. EST by OccupyWallSt It’s been dumping snow here in NYC all day, high winds and 3 inches of slush on the ground. With the NYPD and FDNY confiscating six generators on Friday and this unprecedented October snow, those occupying Liberty Plaza in downtown NYC are in need of emergency supplies crucial for cold weather survival (and occupation). We’ve made a...
Occupy Oakland: Scott Olsen gives 'thumbs-up' to... →
Scott Olsen, the Iraq war veteran injured during police attempts to clear Occupy Oakland on Tuesday, has given a sign of appreciation for the wave of goodwill shown by fellow protesters across the US. Olsen’s roommate, Keith Shannon, said the 24-year-old gave a “thumbs-up” after being told of the support he has received – which has included vigils across the US and marches against police...
Official refuses Tennessee governor’s orders to... →
cognitivedissonance: Just one week after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) saw his order to push an “Occupy” protest out of a public park at night rebuked by a local official, Tennessee’s governor is experiencing a similar problem. Gov. Bill Haslam (R) has twice given the order to crackdown on protesters at “Occupy Nashville,” only to see it denied by judicial commissioner Tom Nelson. In...
An increasing number of “serious people” are coming to realize far too late [that] the multinational corporations and the global financial elite really don’t follow any rules anymore, and don’t intend to. This is shocking to them. They never saw it coming even as they championed the asset-driven economic policies that empowered those same elites. Conservatives and...
Longshore workers are attempting to shut down the ports in the Bay Area. We will...– LONGSHORE WORKERS IN OAKLAND CALL FOR A GENERAL STRIKE (via akagoldfish)
Feds to allow California to cut millions of... →
The Obama administration will allow California to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from Medi-Cal, a move doctors and experts say will make it harder for the poor to get medical treatment. California plans to reduce rates by 10% to many providers, including physicians, dentists, clinics, pharmacies and most nursing homes, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Thursday. The...
U.S. Threatening to Withhold UNESCO Funds After... →
quoms: Palestine won a victory in its climb to full UN membership today when it was admitted as a full member to UNESCO, the organization’s cultural body, in “a highly divisive move” opposed by the United States, Germany, and other nations, the AP is reporting. ”Huge cheers went up in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization after delegates approved the membership in...
How is foreign intervention right wing?
angsturbatecate: jonathan-cunningham: logicallypositive: jonathan-cunningham: stateless-crusader: The wars of foreign aggression that the US have fought in have been leftist. The right has traditionally opposed the imperialism and intervention by the US, and no right wing individual a century ago would ever support wars to spread democracy and abolish tradition. The war in Iraq is...
HOLY LIVING FUCK, IT'S FOR REAL, THE LONGSHOREMEN... →
akagoldfish: AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL
How can an underfunded candidate who has barely shown up in the early primary...– The Daily Beast’s HOWARD KURTZ, on why the Republican Party loves loves loves that abortion hating, want-to-electrocute-immigrant-ing, doesn’t-really-understand-the-tax-code-ing dimwit of a candidate, Herman Cain. (via the New York Times)