Florida GOP: No Talk of Wombs on Statehouse Floor... →
At one point [Rep. Scott Randolph, D-Orlando] suggested that his wife “incorporate her uterus” to stop Republicans from pushing measures that would restrict abortions. Republicans, after all, wouldn’t want to further regulate a Florida business. Apparently the GOP leadership of the House didn’t like the one-liner. They told Democrats that Randolph is not to discuss body...
The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never...– Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address (via ruttyrutty)
I can guarantee you, or most of you, I guarantee that I have more debt than all...– Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) fretting about making ends meet on his $174,000 a year salary (TPM) Seriously, fuck you. (via brosephstalin) But teachers with their $35,000 yearly salary are rich right? (via janedoe225)
Q: Do you believe in competition in education? A: This is where I part from...– Ex-D.C. schools chief champions reform Soo….Michelle Rhee was in Indy… (via girlwithalessonplan)
angleofattack: The List Of Job Creating, Small Government Proposals By The GOP To Save America 1. Ban/Restrict abortion - 351 anti-abortion bills this year so far 2. Redefine rape - link 3. End Net Neutrality - link 4. Defend DOMA - link 5. Investigate Muslims - link 6. Voter ID - link 7. Secession - link 8. Make Obama show his birth certificate…again…everyday…forever - link 9. Repeal...
Looking to start a real blog...any title...
Interactive Quiz: Think You Know Our Nation’s... →
I have to tell you, I feel as though I’m watching one of those controlled,...– Peter Robinson The Fringe On Top, Ctd - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
I have two grandchildren — Maggie is 11, Robert is 9,” Gingrich said at...– Newt Gingrich How Loony Is The Right? Ctd - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
I think I'm switching my major.
sweetupndown: which it’s good that I’m doing it now instead of ya know… 3 years into college. The community college I go to has very poor selections of classes and majors I can take, and I don’t really understand the core requirements for my Business Major… They are completely useless. The only way this school would actually offer me anything in the way of an education is if I were taking some...
KV Pharmaceutical of St. Louis makes a drug,... →
While activists on the left can sometimes be a bit smarmy and finger-wagging,...– David Brin (via azspot)
The Biggest Threat Facing the Country Today Is... →
The Right, which hated and feared commies and their (largely imaginary) infiltration into government, not only don’t seem to care about creeping ignorance in government, but have come to embrace this new breed of government infiltrators. The explanation for this embrace is simple as the minds of the infiltrators: science, and for that matter any other factual analysis, tends to flatly...
For billionaires to see themselves as the True Victims, to complain that the...– Glenn Greenwald (via azspot)
Everyone has the power for greatness, not for fame but greatness, because...– Martin Luther King, Jr. (via emilyposts)
Why doesn't General Electric pay taxes? →
theweekmagazine: The largest corporation in America paid precisely zero dollars in taxes to the government last year. Despite making $14.2 billion in profits, General Electric managed to exploit legal loopholes and tax breaks to avoid paying any corporate tax in the U.S., reports David Kocieniewski at The New York Times. In fact, GE was able to claim a tax benefit of $3.2 billion in 2010.
Random Dead Presidents Fact of the Day: 3.28.11
deadpresidents: It was exactly 42 years today that Dwight David Eisenhower died at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Eisenhower was 77 years old and had lived the final months of his life in a suite at the famed veteran’s hospital, under constant observation by doctors who were treating the 34th President for congestive heart failure. With his family at his side, the great...
I’m on record saying Social Security is the last place in the federal government...– Ezra Klein The pro-Social Security case for Social Security reform - The Washington Post
TRENDING: Pawlenty: Obama administration ‘naive’... →
Says the former governor of a landlocked U.S. state whose biggest problem in a given year is how to deal with snow removal… not that Iowa’s much better but our guys aren’t currently running for president.
There will be times, though, when our safety is not directly threatened, but our...– President Barack Obama, speaking on Libya. More at ABCNews.com. (via abcworldnews)
Krugman: William Cronon and the American Thought... →
So we don’t need to worry about Mr. Cronon — but we should worry a lot about the wider effect of attacks like the one he’s facing. Legally, Republicans may be within their rights: Wisconsin’s open records law provides public access to e-mails of government employees, although the law was clearly intended to apply to state officials, not university professors. But there’s a clear chilling effect...
When Republicans profited from the miserable economy to sweep up huge wins in...– What’s really driving the GOP’s abortion war | Amanda Marcotte, Salon (via pantslessprogressive)
I’d love to let you spend some time with even more of my students. I have had...– In the words of a Teacher (via azspot)
So what do conservatives really mean when they accuse NPR of being...– What the right means when it calls NPR “liberal” - War Room - Salon.com
Michele Bachmann for President. Because She’s... →
I think it’s great that Michele Bachmann’s running for president. I really do. She’s so good for the GOP, so much a voice of the conservatism of today. Without her in the race, well, it just wouldn’t make sense. Okay, she’s not officially running yet, she’s just planning on setting up one of those exploratory committees. But come on, you know she wants it, and she’s got God behind her, so it...