The Trunk: The Democratic Party Health Insurance... →
jeffmiller: I’ve asked this before, but no one has ever answered it. It’s a question for the millions of progressives in this country who support the ACA. Right now, progressives could all form a giant collective. You could call it the Democratic Party Health Insurance Coop. Everyone would join by contract…. Because we live in a Democracy, and that’s not how things work in a...
Politicalprof: Feeding Frenzy →
politicalprof: Let me offer a brief moment of fellow feeling for two people who are not high on people’s “friend” lists right now, and for another group that is enjoying a great deal of sympathy but is also facing a great deal of pressure right now. The people/groups in question are Trayvon Martin’s family,…
This is my high school →
You know, where a yearbook advisor (who was my 20th Century History teacher, actually, and has a texan flag and an american flag on opposite sides of her classroom facing each other,) forbids the students in her class from including one picture of two girls holding hands in the yearbook. Let me tell you, there were many, many things more racy than that in my yearbook (which she also sponsored.)
What’s the difference between a fertilized egg, a corporation, and a woman? One...– Kristen Schaal on The Daily Show (via kateoplis)
Now, one of Clinton’s laws of politics is this. If one candidate is trying to...– Bill Clinton (via politicalprof)
Letters To My Country: You Should Fear The... →
letterstomycountry: thomasdraco responds to my recent post on Obama and the 2012 election cycle: You know, I was with you until you said that illegal immigrants were having their “civil rights” being taken away. I’m going to be blunt as possible: Illegal immigrants DO NOT have civil rights. Civil rights…
I did not kiss President Obama.– New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, declining to offer details on a lunch with Barack Obama. He was making reference to his New Year’s Eve kiss with Lady Gaga. (via officialssay)
It’s good to be in the hometown of Rush Limbaugh, which some people see as a...– Santorum No. Just no.
I don’t use coarse language very often. I have a larger vocabulary than that.– John McCain faulting the new movie ‘Game Change’ for portraying him as “foul-mouthed.” (via officialssay)
You know, liberals, ladies and gentlemen, are still in a state of shock and...– Rush Limbaugh, yesterday Even republican women do these things!
Politicalprof: A Modest Proposal on Gay Marriage →
politicalprof: Since at least one stream of the anti-gay marriage argument(s) is that gay people shouldn’t be allowed to get married because marriage is about having and raising children, and gay people can’t do that (forget for now whether this is true, since it isn’t), a modest proposal: No one incapable of…
musings of a mere model: This little man lives in... →
rake-at-the-gates-of-hell: barefootmouse: He will continue to live here until midnight he is held captive by evil sorcerors he will go mad eventually like the bird-king Sweeney and fly from library tree to library tree if you bring him tea or sandwiches he will write you a short…
Please torture me in the old way … Here they destroy people mentally and...– Letters From Guantanamo. Shaker Aamer has been detained in Guantanamo for the past ten years without committing a single offence. “Fears are growing for the welfare of Mr Aamer, from south London, who is now 45 and has a wife and four children. He has never met his youngest son. His lawyers are...
Politicalprof: Rick Santorum is really, really not... →
Compensating for something? politicalprof: From Charles Blow: various Rick Santorum quotes about sex and its role in destroying “good” America— ———— “It comes down to sex. That’s what it’s all about. It comes down to freedom, and it comes down to sex. If you have anything to do with any of the sexual issues, and if you are on the…
On a somewhat serious note today because of a conversation the other day: I...– You Didn’t Thank Me For Punching You in the Face « Views from the Couch (via obliteratedheart) One of the best things I have ever read. (via coffeelikewater)
Politicalprof: In Which David Brooks Gets... →
politicalprof: NY Times columnist David Brooks has been on a fairly annoying kick recently of offering pieces filled with what he thinks are big ideas about the shape of contemporary society and then addressing their “meaning” … all within the word limit constraints of the NY Times editorial page. It hasn’t…
Inauguration: Over There (4.15)
CJ: The guy across the street is beating up a pregnant woman. You don't go over and try and stop it?
Toby: Guy across the street is beating up anybody, I like to think I go over and try to stop it. But we're not talking about the President going to Asia or the President going to Rwanda or the President going to Qumar. We're talking about the President sending other people's kids to do that.
CJ: That's always what we're talking about, and in addition to being somebody's kids, they're soldiers and sailors. And if we're about freedom from tyranny, then we're about freedom from tyranny, and if we're not, we should shut up.
Toby: Back at the office, you were telling Will -
CJ: He said that to Will cause that's what we say.
Toby: You were't even there.
CJ: It's what we always say.
Toby: On Sunday, he's taking an oath to ensure domestic tranquilty.
CJ: And to establish justice and promote the general welfare. Stand by while atrocities are taking place, and you're an accomplice.
Toby: I'm not indifferent to that, but knuckleheaded self-destruction is never going to burn itself out? You really want to send your kids across the street into the fire?
CJ: Want to? No. Should I? Yes.
Toby: Why? And don't give me a lefty answer.
CJ: A lefty answer is all I've got.
Toby: Why are you sending your kids across the street?
CJ: Cause those are somebody's kids, too.
Men Have Sex Too →
It’s been another busy week for the male guardians of women’s bodies. We had the multimarried Rush Limbaugh attacking Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, who had testified to House Democrats on behalf of women in need of contraceptive coverage. While she did not speak at the actual congressional hearing about the health-insurance debate, Limbaugh still […]
Politicalprof: Mitt didn't have to do it ... →
politicalprof: So as Mitt Romney continues to fail to entice conservatives to his campaign cause, a thought: He didn’t have to do it. He didn’t have to try to appeal to the Republican Party’s conservative base to win the nomination. Indeed, “Massachusetts Mitt” might have been better situated to win the…
Anything that doesn’t take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly...– Cormac McCarthy. (via supersonicelectronic)
CNN Contributor Dana Loesch Defends Virginia... →
dceiver: Lordy, Dana Loesch might be one of the dumbest people ever put in front of a teevee camera to have the noises they make recorded for posterity. The short version of her succession of bleats and grunts today amounts to this: “Once a woman welcomes ONE foreign object in her body, she is clearly signalling consent for all other that might want to follow.” Again, I can’t stress this enough:...