Believe me, I don't mean to add to the Hype,... →
Someone’s predicting the new iPhone will double Apple’s fourth quarter earnings from last year this year. What the silly little child in me extrapolates from that is: An Apple a Day Keeps the Depression Away
Just ten years ago, most queer teens hid behind a self-imposed...– Steve Silberman in “We’re Teen, We’re Queer and We’ve Got E-Mail” as printed in “Reading Digital Culture” (David Trend, ed.)
This will be an interesting journey to follow
westwingquotes: Hello loyal followers! Inspired by recent discussion and blogs of a similar nature, I have decided to embark upon a food stamp “challenge.” Starting October 2nd, and going through the end of the year (twelve weeks), I will be eating on a food stamp budget and blogging about it. If you want to follow or find out more, my blog is located at Food Stamp Frugal. Now back to your...
Arguments over SlutWalk →
velocicrafter: peopleofcolor: From the moment the first call for a SlutWalk in the US went out, the AF3IRM membership – transnational women who are im/migrants or whose families are im/migrants from Latin America, Asia, and Africa – has been analyzing and discussing this… sleeping-in-is-giving-in: They don’t get it at all. This is a women in general thing, not an opportunity to get on...
Nothing more to say..
sapphrikah: jphollingsworth replied to your photo: No, that’s not sexist at all. Ragiest of all… It’s a men’s bathroom though. …… Point being?…
Please, someone, make this movie. Make my day. →
Why are left-wing activist groups so keen on registering the poor to vote?...– Matthew Vadum thinks registering the poor to vote is un-American. (via pantslessprogressive)
PUSSIES & ANKHS: A Response about Racism →
Thank you for the well thought out response. I really do appreciate it, and a a student on a campus where these issues come to the fore quite often, it’s nice to have someone respond and actually try to communicate and facilitate some kind of understanding, rather than simply throwing accusations. They’re difficult issues to grapple with, and I don’t have a whole picture of...
The best thing to ever happen to John Boehner... A... →
Following Tania: A Response about Racism →
I know I’m a white person, thanks. You’ve made that very clear. The original post was about white people and so I responded to it and to the issues raised. I’d appreciate the same, rather than a glib answer. velocicrafter: taniabunke: I have some feelings about the below quote tumbled by tabithaconstance. To some extent, yes, these are difficult topics to discuss and we...
A Response about Racism
I have some feelings about the below quote tumbled by tabithaconstance. To some extent, yes, these are difficult topics to discuss and we just need to work through the discomfort. However, the feeling I get, valid or not, from the people behind these kinds of statements, is that they are intentionally trying to make me feel uncomfortable about and ashamed of being white. The discomfort for me...
I only have one thing to add. Multiple news stories today are claiming that the...– Greg Sargent in today’s Plum Line.
In Case You Hadn't Realized Michele Bachmann is... →
But if you’re saying we should not educate children who were brought to our...– Rick Perry Thank god for a little bit of sanity
Take This Sabbath Day (1.14)
Bartlet: I’m the leader of a democracy, Tom. Seventy-one percent of the people support capital punishment. People have spoken. The courts have spoken.
Father Cavanaugh: Did you call the Pope?
Father Cavanaugh: And how do you do that?
Bartlet: Oh, for crying out loud, Tom! I open my mouth and say, “Somebody get me the Pope.”
Father Cavanaugh: No, I’m sorry, Mr. President, but I was thinking - you’re just this kid from my parish and now you’re calling the Pope.
Bartlet: Anyway, I looked for a way out, I really did.
Father Cavanaugh: Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord. You know what that means? God is the only one who gets to kill people.
Justice Scalia seems to be the justice that liberals love to hate. If this were...– Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, comparing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to fictional wizard boy Harry Potter. (via officialssay)
Cowboy Up, Obama!
Reposted from Colorado Pols: Time To Fight, President Obama by: Colorado Pols Sun Sep 18, 2011 at 08:47:08 AM MDT CBS News reports on their new poll released Friday: As concerns about the struggling U.S. economy grow, a new CBS News/New York poll finds that President Obama’s overall approval rating has dropped to 43 percent, the lowest so far of his presidency in CBS News polling. In...
And Gallup, I just saw this, Gallup’s got a poll result apparently out...– Rush Limbaugh
Readers who type “Central Basin Municipal Water District” into Google News get a...– LA Times, Water district taps Google for good coverage (via markcoatney)
Let Bartlet Be Bartlet (1.19)
Chairman Fitzwallace: We’re discussing gays in the military, huh?
Major Thompson: Yes sir.
Fitzwallace: What do you think? I said, what do you think?
Thompson: Sir, we’re here to help the White House form a possible -
Fitzwallace: I know. I’m asking you what you think.
Major Tate: Sir, we’re not prejudiced toward homosexuals.
Fitzwallace: You just don’t want to see them serving in the Armed Forces?
Tate: No, sir, I don’t.
Fitzwallace: Cause they pose a threat to unit discipline and cohesion.
Tate: Yes sir.
Fitzwallace: That’s what I think too. I also think the military wasn’t designed to be an instrument of social change.
Tate: Yes sir.
Fitzwallace: The problem with that is that's what they were saying to me fifty years ago. Blacks shouldn’t serve with whites, it would disrupt the unit. You know what? It did disrupt the unit. The unit got over it. The unit changed. I’m an admiral in the U.S. Navy and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Beat that with a stick.
When President Barack Obama in his elegant address accepting the Nobel Peace...– After September 11: Our State of Exception by Mark Danner | The New York Review of Books (via firthofforth)
The Democratic griping is well under way, and it undercuts the White House’s...– MSNBC’s First Read
Gay Marriage Bills would be a lot more fun if they...
Al-Qaeda killed many times more Muslims in Iraq alone than Americans who died on...– Lawrence Wright (via pantslessprogressive)
It’s amazing that the government can be so far-sighted and judicious about their...– Why Good Mozzarella Is So Hard to Find in America (via meghanwithanh)
Thank you for your email. Your concerns and questions are important to me, and...– Just got this one in my email… I think I might have emailed his office during the Healthcare vote? Possibly TarBabyGate, but I don’t think so.
"At least that's how people see us. They see us... →
“OK, so Colorado Springs is technically the healthiest city.” Damn straight.
Don't Click: 10 Types of Republicans →
As you, my loyal readers, may have noticed, I’m a pretty staunch liberal. (In the American sense of the word.) However, videos like the one linked in on MoveOn.org today (linked above) make me hate everything about the left side of the isle. Name calling, mocking and simplification of real political opinions and real people is lower than any of the things described in that video. It makes me...
Everyone is gay-ish … at least temporarily.– Julie Abraham (via slcteacherisms)
Guilt by Google →
A brief but good discussion of the dangers of Google’s algorithms in terms of slander.
Let's do the Time Warp Again →
The Quiet Debt Limit →
NYT: Europe's Articles of Confederation →
This is a very good article itself and well worth reading. However, it also brings up a point related to the Republican platform that would be interesting to investigate. The Articles of Confederation were a very loose set of guidelines to facilitate a confederation of states (similar to the League of Nations, UN or EU) that were put into effect more or less directly after the American...
This is how we break the back of crony capitalism because it feeds off corporate...– Sarah Palin tries to justify the elimination of “bailouts” and the corporate income tax. Additionally:
STEPHEN COLBERT: "Why did you drop out after Ames?"
PAWLENTY: "I was out of money, and I came in third place to Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul. I think that's enough for any one person to endure."
COLBERT: "But the fact that you're out of money makes you relatable to so many Americans. 'He's like me,' they say."
PAWLENTY: [later] "This is taking on, these races, more and more of a reality TV show component to it. You got to have not just money, but an entertainment component to it. And so, I brought a record of serious policy approaches to the campaign, and at least in that moment, the electorate was looking for something else."
COLBERT: "Did you think about learning to juggle?"
PAWLENTY: "I thought about shooting sparks out my butt."
LATER, COLBERT: "Let's make some news. Is there someone you'd like to endorse in the 2012 race?"
COLBERT: "I'm not running. I'm not running. I'm more like Sarah Palin. I'm a television personality."
The Congressional directory now reads like a casebook of lunacy.– Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult | Truthout (via firthofforth)
We’re going to see if congressional Republicans will put country before party.– Obama, on Labor Day
Independence Referendum Would be Bad for Scotland... →
SNP MPs accused CBI Scotland of mounting “politicised attacks” against the Nationalist case, and of failing to represent the views of Scottish businesses accurately. It’s not a “politicized attack” if you say “we’re worried about this, please do it in such a way that won’t be detrimental to Scotland (which you profess to adore) as a whole.”...
Voter Fraud in Maine →
If they’re living in Maine, they *are* paying taxes in Maine, you idiot. Income tax is only a tiny portion of all the taxes we pay day to day. But perhaps you’ve forgotten, up on your high horse, that whenever you pay for anything with your own money (not with a tax exemption form) you pay tax on it.
I'm on Team Condi →