Sweet jumping Jesus, THIS
Nail on the head. Right here… (via sixkindsofbullshit)
That just about sums it up.
GOP presidential hopeful and sexual neologism RICK SANTORUM, as heard on WEZS radio (New Hampshire) and quoted on The Daily Show.
To which Jon Stewart responds “I guess you could then also make the argument that we wouldn’t be in this Social Security predicament in the first place if more Baby Boomers had just been aborted.”
Awe, come on. You know how Evangelical Christians feel about Israel. I’m sure they could do a better job. They are much more enthusiastic than we are. Mainly because they think that when the rapture comes, the Jews disappear and they get Israel all to themselves.
Noam Chomsky (via climbingmtlyell)
Keep in mind that this is exactly what the Republicans want.
“This is a great idea, because everybody’s knows that abortions are a classic impulse buy — one of those things you toss into the cart at checkout, like Us Weekly or Sugar Babies! …That’s why I am giving a well-deserved tip of my hat to South Dakota. Now let’s be clear, folks: this abortion law (requiring a three-day waiting period to get an abortion) is not limiting a woman’s rights. As South Dakota Dennis Daugaard said, ‘I hope that women who are considering abortion will use this three-day period to make good choices.’ See? He’s clearly pro-choice, in that he sometimes uses the word ‘choice.’ Now personally, I think any procedure a doctor performs should have a three-day waiting period — unless that procedure is to save the life of a handgun, because in South Dakota, there is no waiting period for guns of any kind! South Dakota backs a woman’s right to choose — as long as it’s between a .45 and a semi-automatic.”
STEPHEN COLBERT, on South Dakota’s Neanderthal laws restricting abortion, on The Colbert Report
“If you hang out much with thinking people, conversation eventually turns to the serious political and cultural questions of our times. Such as: How can the Americans remain so consistently brain-fucked? Much of the world, including plenty of Americans, asks that question as they watch U.S. culture go down like a thrashing mastodon giving itself up to some Pleistocene tar pit. One explanation might be the effect of 40 years of deep fried industrial chicken pulp, and 44 ounce Big Gulp soft drinks. Another might be pop culture, which is not culture at all of course, but marketing. Or we could blame it on digital autism: Ever watch commuter monkeys on the subway poking at digital devices, stroking the touch screen for hours on end? That wrinkled Neolithic brows above the squinting red eyes? But a more reasonable explanation is that, (A) we don’t even know we are doing it, and (B) we cling to institutions dedicated to making sure we never find out… Cultural ignorance of one sort or another is sustained and nurtured in all societies to some degree, because the majority gains material benefit from maintaining it. Americans, for example, reap huge on-the-ground benefits from cultural ignorance — especially the middle class Babbitry — from cultural ignorance generated by American hyper-capitalism in the form of junk affluence.”
— Joe Bageant’s last formal column, AMERICA: Y UR PEEPS B SO DUM? (Ignorance and courage in the age of Lady Gaga)
- before Thousands upon thousands of Egyptians rallied at Tahrir Square, engineering an overthrow of Hosni Mubarak by peaceful protest. It was a grandly inspirational moment, one that we all watched with exhilaration.
- now The military-led Egyptian government just approved a law imposing an enormous fine or prison time for inciting protests that interfere with “public or private work.” Well, it was certainly nice while it lasted. source