Someone firebombed a Planned Parenthood clinic in McKinney, Texas, late Tuesday...– Planned Parenthood firebombed, right wing silent - (via becauseiamawoman)
Syrian army kills 140 in crackdown: activists. →
promotingpeace: AFP - Syrian forces have killed nearly 140 people including at least 100 when the army stormed the flashpoint protest city of Hama to crush dissent on the eve of Ramadan, activists have said. Activists said it was one of deadliest days in Syria since demonstrators first took to the streets on March 15 demanding democratic reforms before turning their wrath on the regime and...
Make no mistake about it, what we’re witnessing here is a catastrophe on...– Paul Krugman: The President Surrenders (via kateoplis)
A sugar-coated Satan sandwich.– Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), quoted by Roll Call, describing the debt ceiling deal negotiated between the White House and Republicans. And why would it be described as such? Roll Call has the details: The deal framework appeared to give Republicans most of what they were seeking — with about $3...
Basically the Republicans said we’ll blow up the world economy unless you give...– Paul Krugman: GOP Said We’ll Blow Up Economy Unless You Do What We Want And Obama Said OK - Electzu via ABC’s ‘This Week’ (via brooklynmutt)
It is my fundamental philosophy that patients are emotionally, mentally,...– (via iamdrtiller)
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stfuconservatives: nerdling: some-disgraced-cosmonaut: gasptambourines: sageoflogic: tobiasgh: Does a Cross Belong at the 9/11 Memorial Site? - FoxNews.com http://t.co/TtG3Hgs via @fxnopinion TUMBLR BOMB!!!! you know what to doooo Right now we’re winning by the tiniest of margins! Help widen the gap! Fly, my pretties. Fly! Never a bad time to wreck a foxnews poll.
This is an important victory for the First Amendment, and for the freedom of the...– James Risen (via azspot) And this is why journalist rarely do actual dangerous investigative journalism anymore, and when they do they end up dead. (via mydaywithd)
The disaster in the Gulf of Mexico shouldn’t really surprise us because this is...– Derrick Jensen (via zeitgeistmovement)
I suppose people can go through an entire lifetime without questioning God and a...– “Why I Don’t Believe”, Maryam Namazie (Iran), human rights activist (via kateoplis)
Cancer-stricken Ground Zero worker Edgar Galvis has finally received a...– The New York Post, “Cancer-Stricken Ground Zero Workers Gets Settlement Check — for $0.” Jesus H. Christ. I wonder how some lawyers live with themselves. And his lawyers couldn’t even be bothered to comment for the article at deadline. (via inothernews)
This deal trades peoples’ livelihoods for the votes of a few unappeasable...– Rep. Raul Grijalva heads the 74-member Congressional Progressive Caucus. - Liberal Democratic leader says won’t back debt deal - Reuters (via brooklynmutt)
Consider the following: faith is based upon a belief in that which cannot be...– The Debt Ceiling Holy War, Tea Party GOP Free Market Fundamentalism, and the Power of Lies I have been saying this for years and years, mainly to my lurker who has in the past insisted that Real Republicans are completely divorced from Christian conservatives. They talk a good line, but the fact is...
Why This Crisis Isn't Going Anywhere--And What To... →
Because the truly poisonous effect of industrial age institutions, by undercounting real costs, and overcounting real benefits, isn’t merely that they limit us to creating fake, thin artificial value and ponzi-like hollow “profit” today—but, more perniciously, that they shatter the incentives for great achievement tomorrow. They crumple the human spirit, smash the human psyche, dull the human...
Tuning Out the Democrats →
blissandzen: A professional polling CEO, married to a Democratic Congresswoman, on why people prefer Democratic ideas but vote for Republicans. Worth the read.
Debunking the Myth of a Link Between Marijuana and... →
Prohibitionists have a long history of exploiting tragedy to further their own drug war agenda. Case in point: Members of Congress in the 1980’s seized upon the overdose of basketball star Len Bias to enact sweeping legislative changes establishing mandatory minimum sentencing in drug crimes, random workplace drug testing for public employees, and the creation of the Drug Czar’s...
Fact: The US spent over $15 billion on the drug...
lilmaj132: pot-culture: That’s $500 a second. Harvard economist, Jeffery A. Miron, estimates that legalizing drugs would add $76.8 billion a year to the US economy. Think about it. For reference, that’s 4 times NASA’s budget (fy 2011).
It’s an environmental issue that affects everyone. I mean, who doesn’t love...– Sen. Scott Brown • Making a passionate plea for the plight of the seal to the Cape Cod Times. Problem for Scott, though, is that he made this in the wake of a faltering economic recovery and high unemployment — things he used as an excuse to get out of taking part in this “It Gets Better” video...
World Reacts To Debt Ceiling Debacle:... →
zeitgeistmovement: Conservative German Die Welt: “[T]here are few signs of self-doubt or self-awareness in the U.S. … [The Tea Party movement] sees the other side as their enemy. Negotiations with the Democrats, whether it’s about appointing a judge or the insolvency of the United States, are only successful if the enemy is defeated. Compromise, they feel, is a sign of weakness and cowardice.” ...
squee-gee: cognitivedissonance: The U.S. Is Not Drowning In Debt Yes, the federal debt has grown by nearly $3 trillion dollars in the past three years. And yes, the dollar amount of that debt is quite large (in excess of $14 trillion and headed toward $15 trillion should the ceiling be raised). But large numbers are not the problem. The U.S. has a large economy (slightly larger than that...
"This pissing contest, that has been going on
leftish: …it seems like forever now, has reached that awkward moment that a pissing contest reaches, where everyone is out of piss, and now they’re just standing there with their dick in their hands. It’s a little embarrassing.” ~ Bill Maher
It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem....– Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (via disorderanddisarray)
More violent right wing comments from Fox News... →
vruz: thefactoryworker: vruz: vruz: because as everybody knows in the decalogue god gave to moses it read: “Thou shalt not kill, unless it’s atheists we’re talking about”. These people aren’t Christians. Clearly. They miss one of the most important messages of Christianity… love. vruz: honestly, I don’t give a damn what they are. I just want them to keep their duckies in a line and not...
"I tell ya, the essence of the problem is...
leftish: One party has no brains and the other party has no balls. Is it really too much to ask for there to be one party with both?” ~ Bill Maher
"But it’s not over — the whole Congress has to...
leftish: The Tea Party Republicans are especially pissed off at this — a lot of them had to cancel their Civil War Reenactments.” ~ Bill Maher
There is a fight going on in Washington over whether we should have a democracy...– Stop Calling This A “Debt Crisis” — It Isn’t (via azspot)
Don’t be deceived when they tell you things are better now. Even if there’s no...– Jean-Paul Marat (via troy098)
"Who here is SICK about hearing about the Debt...
leftish: (Audience Cheers) “Wow. If there’s one thing more exciting than partisan bickering, it’s accounting.” ~ Bill Maher
The parties still represent the two tribes that were created out of slavery and...– digby/Hullabaloo
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BREAKING: Debt deal calls for up to $2.8 trillion... →
cognitivedissonance: The framework of a tentative deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling calls for up to $2.8 trillion in total deficit reduction over the next decade, two sources familiar with the negotiations told CNN late Saturday night. The agreement, still being negotiated by the White House and bipartisan congressional leaders, would allow the debt ceiling to be raised by enough to last...
It happened all the time that the compromise between two perfectly rational...– Neal Stephenson (via mar-see-ah)
"Sometimes, when things get really tense
leftish: Congressional leaders actually have to bring a bill to a vote, and see it defeated, in order to prove to their own party that what they want is impossible.” ~ Lawrence O’Donnell
For the anti-choice, I believe the heart of the abortion controversy is not...– Joyce Arthur, summing up the anti-choice movement well. (via cognitivedissonance)
FED UP: Just Do The 14th Amendment Thing Already,... →
vruz: TPM “I’m talking about that there’s precedents for presidents to do things where the Constitution doesn’t give the president explicit authority but it doesn’t prohibit the president from doing it, and I believe there’s a basis in the 14th amendment as decided in Perry v. United States,” Sen Tom Harkin (D-IA) said on the Senate floor. “I think the president - barring action from the...
Atheists death threats on Fox News Facebook page
solo1y: abaldwin360: [SOURCE] American Atheists argue that inclusion of the 9/11 cross and the exclusion of representations suitable to non-Christians constitutes a violation of the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States. Apparently for many self identified Christians, the request by atheists for fair and equal treatment under the law was too much to ...