FASCISM, AMERICAN STYLE
arewepayingattention: My point is NOT that Sarah Palin is fascist. Though the “Christian Warrior” church she belonged to in Alaska is certainly fascist… and anyone who would literally wrap herself in the flag is surely shameless. Nazism was not the only kind of possible fascism. Each country going fascist would adapt it to itself. What I saw with the Republican regime of George W. Bush and...
Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) spoke candidly with CBS News Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes about her biggest regrets in Congress, what her departure means for moderate Republicans and how her party’s leadership reacted to the announcement of her retirement.
At the same time that the price of gasoline is rising, the US oil industry is...– Christian Science Monitor And another one! Yeah, we’re exporting record amounts of American-made gasoline to other countries instead of lowering prices here. Obama’s fault… how exactly? -Jess (via stfuconservatives)
Rick Santorum's 'Google Bomb' problem has gone... →
brooklynmutt: I hope someone does something to rectify this.
One of the reasons I think Santorum is talking about religion is also to shine a...– Is Rick Santorum Missing JFK’s Point On Religion? (via kileyrae)
For those who think blacks in America are...
feedmerevolution: Fact: Black youths arrested for drug possession are 48 times more likely to wind up in prison than white youths arrested for the same crime under the same circumstances. Source: “Young White Offenders get lighter treatment,” 2000. The Tennessean. April 26: 8A. Fact: Black and Latino men are three times more likely than white men to be stopped by the police and have their cars...
benaddict-cumberbitch: cheekbonesandupturnedcollar: hailtherandom: curseofthe-consultingdetective: ibeggedformercytwice: slappityslapslap: I swear we are the only fandom who does this sort of crap. XD Officially dead now. I love the internet. so qt i can’t perf
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beckiejean: effyeahnerdfighters: fishingboatproceeds: I just found out that The Fault in Our Stars will be #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for the SEVENTH consecutive week. This is ridiculously wonderful news, and I could never have imagined my book would have this kind of life (particularly given that none of my previous books has been anywhere on the bestseller list for even half...
joshsternberg: When I was a kid, we didn’t have these fancy personal recording devices. The closest thing I had was a beige Fisher Price tape recorder (this image on this link is EXACTLY what I had). We did have a VCR (which looked like this), but it only had Play, Stop and Rewind buttons. Being the industrious kid I was (I was around four or five years old) — and a pretty strange one, to boot...
U.S. House Votes to Make Protests Illegal →
joshsternberg: Ladies and gentlemen, the people we elected to Congress are idiots. Maybe we should protest this? really?
I’ll get us that oil from Canada that we deserve.– Mitt Romney, during his victory speech Tuesday night. WTF? (via politicalcanuck) Welp, we’re apparently getting invaded. (via jakke)
The Complete Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection to... →
specialbunny: For my boyfriend who occasionally reads my tumblr. (hi hun!) god…there goes another chunk of change…
How Republicans Move the Center →
sarahlee310: liberalsarecool: Rick Pearlstein: Republicans “plant their flag in an uncompromising position, and wait for the world to come around - which, quite often, it eventually does. This is because in a media environment based on the ideology of ‘balance,’ in which anything one of the parties insists upon must be given equal weight to whatever the other party says back, the party that...
In 2011, Wisconsin’s Republican-led Legislature enacted a new law that requires...– Voter ID laws keep citizens from voting Ashley Lopez (via manicchill)
a southerner shares his thoughts on race...
citizenkerry: Last week I asked if you’d help me understand America. I was thrilled to hear from people, and hope to feature everyone who expressed interest. Today’s the first in the series. Cullen is a 38-year old married father of three who lives in Memphis. He was born in rural Louisiana, and has lived everywhere from Arizona to Idaho to Mississippi (with a stint in Okinawa and a seven-month...
13 Year Old Jada Williams Persecuted by the... →
13 Year Old Jada Williams Persecuted by the Rochester City School District Over her essay on Frederick Douglass. ai-yo: jumpstart-therevolution: theafrosistuh: beautifulbrwn: “On Saturday, February 18, 2012, the Frederick Douglass Foundation of New York presented the first Spirit of Freedom award to Jada Williams, a 13-year old city of Rochester student. Miss Williams wrote an essay...
How Santorum misunderstands Kennedy’s speech on... →
This is quite different from the implausible scenario that Santorum conjures up of liberals barring the devout from holding office or from so much as mentioning their beliefs. Yet since the political mobilization of the religious right in the late 1970s, it has become increasingly common to hear charges that religion is somehow under threat—that Kennedy and his liberal heirs would create a...
leakyholes asked: If gold cannot be money, or used...
politicalprof: This is a total misread. Any substance might be used as money. Lots of cultures have lacked gold and managed to create mechanisms of exchange other than barter. Gold is one such, and a popular one. But the notion that it IS money is simply silly.
Sorry Goldstandardians: Gold Is Not Money
politicalprof: Gold is a naturally occurring substance that human beings choose to dig out of the ground or pick up on the surface, usually in or near riverbeds in which running water has exposed previously subsurface gold. It has historically been valued for its perceived beauty, its malleability, and its comparative scarceness. It is because of this last condition, its scarceness, that some...
What I have had to consider is how productive an additional term would be....– On the bright side, Olympia Snowe dunked on her own party by quitting without giving Republicans a chance to prep for her successor in this year’s election. That was pretty cool. (via fatmanatee) Wow, I know I didn’t pay much attention to the news today, but Senator Snowe quitting was unexpected. ...