Cleaning Up Obama’s “Dark Side” | Glen Ford →
theamericanbear: “The public is left with the impression (in the advertising sense of the word) of a president who deploys armadas of drones – but with a conscience – a man of ‘deep reserve’ who ‘approves lethal action without hand-wringing,’ yet is determined ‘to align the fight against Al Qaeda with American values.’ In case the god-fearing are not convinced that Barack Hussein Obama is a...
The big difference between Bill Maher and Donald Trump, though, is that the...– MSNBC’s Chuck Todd responding to a Romney Spokesperson arguing that Obama has not renounced stuff that Bill Maher has said. This is the biggest key of the whole Trump argument. I don’t expect you to stand behind or refute every single person who happens to be a supporter. But if you’re hosting a...
Study finds TV can decrease self esteem in... →
If you are a white girl, a black girl or a black boy, exposure to today’s electronic media in the long run tends to make you feel worse about yourself. If you’re a white boy, you’ll feel better, according to a new study led by an Indiana University professor. Nicole Martins, an assistant professor of telecommunications in the IU College of Arts and Sciences, and Kristen Harrison, professor of...
You have Martin Luther King’s statue in your office, but you are sending these...– Cornel West (via azspot)
While drones may represent the quintessence of soulless modernism, dehumanizing...– A Dark Grim Future and the Reaper Drone (via azspot)
In media reports on women’s issues—abortion, birth... →
rabbleprochoice: stfusexists: Shocker. Because if there is one thing that is severely lacking when it comes to abortion and reproductive rights, it’s a man’s opinion. Not like we just had an entire panel of (religious) men testify to congress about birth control use and how they oppose it…and no women…at all. Love, Rabble
queennubian: vizzz: widdershinsgirl: I had a feeling bad financial news was coming my way. It was. I had a hose break near my water pump and timing belt. This is a $800-1000 repair right when I can least afford it. I need this car - I can NOT afford to buy a new car this close to my surgery. PLEASE help. Additionally, please signal-boost this. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE. i will create a...
Openly gay Latina wins Texas congressional seat
nbclatino: (Courtesy Mary Gonzalez) Mary Gonzalez told them she was the best candidate to represent them and El Paso voters agreed, but along the way, the 28-year-old doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin broke her share of barriers. Read More
Oklahoma Doctor Refuses To Provide Rape Victim... →
cognitivedissonance: ThinkProgress reports: “An Oklahoma emergency room doctor refused to provide emergency contraception to a 24-year-old female rape victim because the medication violated the health provider’s personal beliefs… ‘I will not give you emergency contraceptives because it goes against my believes,’ the doctor allegedly told the rape victim and her mother, Rhonda. ‘She knew my...
Pro-Tip: Cis women are not the only people who can...
ladyatheist: nessfraserloves: lovewashername: ladyatheist: This so called “war on women” is not just a war on cis women. It’s a war on anyone who needs access to safe, affordable, and accessible healthcare. If we want to make any real progress, we need to stop ignoring and erasing the experiences of trans*, genderqueer, intersex, and other nonbinary people. i feel like there should be a...
Pakistani doctor was jailed for giving care to... →
theamericanbear: Interesting and confusing: The Pakistani doctor who assisted the CIA in its hunt for Osama bin Laden was given a 33-year jail sentence not for aiding the US intelligence service but for providing medical care to banned terror groups, according to leaked legal documents. According to a five-page verdict seen by Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper, the administrator from the country’s...
Even by Fox News standards, yesterday’s edition of “Fox & Friends” was...– Steve Benen, of MSNBC’s The Maddow Blog, on the anti-Obama ad that Fox aired during Fox & Friends. (via reallyfoxnews)
When someone works for less pay than she can live on - when, for example, she...– Barbara Ehrenreich, “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America” I recently read this book, and while several observations and statistics stuck out to me, this quote, on the last page, I believe really sums things up quite well. (via lostgrrrls) Forget the billionaire “job creators” — our...
Sign Language BAN imposed on 12 years old deaf...
deafmuslimpunx: I love how the school threatened to suspend the girl while refusing to address the audist bullies who bullied her and other girls for using American Sign Language. Go fuck yourself, Stonybrook School. Via ABC News: School officials have threatened a hearing-impaired girl with suspension if she uses sign language to talk to her friends on the school bus, the girl’s parents...
Quote of the year
zjemptv: “It’s weird how the definition of ‘ally’ has gone from ‘people outside our group who genuinely support us in our quest for equality’ to ‘people who will withdraw their support if they and their feelings aren’t centered in the discussion’.” -electricsouls
Plenty of oppressive bullshit goes down under the guise of nice. Every day,...– The Revolution Will Not Be Polite: The Issue of Nice versus Good (Social Justice League)
A federal appeals court Thursday declared that the Defense of Marriage Act...– The Huffington Post, “DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Appeals Court” (via inothernews)
So to sum up, one candidate is portrayed, accurately, as being extremely rich,...– Conor Friedersdorf, on the lost moral perspective of the 2012 election. (via pieceinthepuzzlehumanity)
Say it with me now:
abaldwin360: thisgingersnapsback: Dr. George Tiller’s killing was not justifiable homicide, it was murder. Blowing up abortion clinics is terrorism. Defacing and covering abortion clinics in graffiti is vandalism. Chanting “You’re next!” at doctors and clinic administrators is threatening them. Preventing patients from entering a clinic by shouting at them, distracting them, walking in...