The least-liked names for both girls and boys:
notentirely: Girls: Nevaeh (“Heaven” spelled backward and one of the most divisive names around, according to Wattenberg.) Destiny (People dislike names that confer a virtue onto a child, Wattenberg said — and many felt associated this name with exotic dancers.) Madison Mackenzie McKenna Addison (An example of a masculine named turned feminine, which many people dislike, Wattenberg...
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RHPolitics: BIRTHERISM: IT'S NOT GOING AWAY →
bluntlyblue:arewepayingattention: Leo Berman, a TX Republican in the state legislature, has made a crusade of the “birther” issue. Yep, he’s a redwhiteandblue American who just knows in his heart that our first black president cannot possibly be legitimate. Well, yesterday, in what…
robot-heart-politics: prettygirllsabombshell: OMFG really? so because he’s black that’s why we all think he’s illegal. WTF is wrong with you people seriously. GAHHHHHHHH people piss me the eff off. So why do you think he’s “illegal”? And what do you even mean by “illegal”? This post excluded (and LOL Cat-type images) I think I will institute a policy of ignoring people who respond or...
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It’s far more desperate than the president’s policies are taking us...– Rush Limbaugh Andrew Sullivan responds: But this standard must violate every subsequent amendment, every subsequent court ruling, every social change, and especially the New Deal, social security and a military being more powerful than all the others in the world put together. Is Limbaugh...
Does Donald Trump's "candidacy" represent our...
…Independents actually vote in predictable ways. Much more than partisans,...– John Sides The Monkey Cage: Independents Are Not a “Confused Horde”
In short, Republicans have mastered post-truth politics. They’ve realized...– David Roberts Policy in an age of post-truth politics | Grist
Minorities earn less than white people because they don’t work as hard and have...– Rep. Sally Kern, R-Oklahoma City ThinkProgress » Oklahoma GOP Lawmaker Sally Kern: ‘Blacks’ Don’t Work As Hard As White People
Now, there’s one thing you might have noticed I don’t complain about:...– George Carlin: Once a great comedian, always a speaker of the truth. (via winstonwolfe)
It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that demographic biases are driving policy at...– Matt Yglesias (via pantslessprogressive)
I’ve come to New Hampshire today because I’m very concerned, I want to see the...– Senator Rand Paul Rand Paul has “birther” demand for Donald Trump: Prove you’re a Republican | The Political Carnival
Afterbirthers Demand To See Obama's Placenta →
sweetupndown: I’m watching the 6th Harry Potter Film. Will someone please, please, please explain to me why the Burrow needed to be set on fire?! Freakin’ pointless. While I don’t disagree with the pointlessness of this scene, I’ve heard it’s because they didn’t want two movies back-to-back with major battles at the end…though I wonder if this was before they...
A 25-year-old Spanish man has been ordered by a judge to leave home and look for...– CNN I’m pretty sure that’s not the way he wanted his suit to end … though I’m not sure what he expected. (via squashed) Have to admit that takes giant balls to sue your parents because they took away allowance money and you’re 25 years old… Personal note, I kind of wish my parents...
Probable results from the release of Obama's...
squashed: (Aside from the obvious waste of time and attention.) The committed birthers look progressively nuttier Non-birther Republicans will suddenly look like serious people Past support for birtherism will alienate 80% of people (up from about 65%). Donald Trump gets more attention With the birthers temporarily deflated, we’ll be allowed to accomplish one serious thing before the next...
robot-heart-politics: note-a-bear: Follow-up Question: Why are people pretending like this is the first time his birth certificate has been made public? It’s been out and public since pretty much day one of the birther conspiracy. I just find it all quite humorous because after years of “WHERE’S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?!??!?!?!?!”—meaning, where is the long form birth certificate because...
Why Obama releasing his birth certificate is...
robot-heart-politics: wronglikeright: If people didn’t already already believe he was a US citizen, nothing is going to convince them. You could give them a time machine, let them go back to the exact moment of his birth, allow them to watch the original paperwork being filed and it still wouldn’t matter. For these folks, it’s never been an issue concerning proof and the more you heap on...
robot-heart-politics: shelbywhitsett: I am beyond irritated with people right now. Democrats (not all, so excuse me if you are one) need to stop with the labeling of Republicans. The White House ‘produced’ Obamas ‘birth certificate’ to prove he was born in Hawaii, but why did it take THREE YEARS for this to ever see light? Because its a fake! Its just something to make people shut up about...
You want 9/11 first responders to know that - before they get their chemo money...– Jon Stewart, on a provision in the Zadroga 9/11 Health And Compensation bill that requires first responders’ names to be checked on the FBI’s terrorism watch list before they can receive health care benefits. (via pantslessprogressive)
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tyleroakley: sweethesound: This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a...
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Racism in our politics is not so much a philosophy as it is a tactic. The goal?...– Jamil Smith - The Maddow Blog - Papers, please (via minorjive)
All I would say is, why did it take so long?– Gingrich, not moving on (via blogonthe)