42 years ago this month the Stonewall riots began in earnest when an old-school...– Rev. Emily C. Heath [over @ the Bilerico Project] This article is a great read. Rev. Heath looks the queer movement square in the eyes and calls it out for becoming a part the oppressive hierarchal system it set out to resist. She fearlessly calls the homosexual community out on its own...
Literally argued with a good friend of mine about...
paxamericana: He was in favor of them. I never thought this would actually happen. It was disgusting, and I see him in a new light now. Jesus Fucking Christ, the things that people will admit to believing once you get a few beers in them. I actually feel sick to my stomach knowing that someone I’ve known my whole life supports the indiscriminate murder and/or sterilization of those deemed...
You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn’t...– Roy McDonald (R) on why he voted for marriage equality in NY
Actual Headline vs Fox News Headline →
I know many people are concerned about the destruction of the sanctity of...– NY Senator Diane Savino (via lady88)
That sound you hear?
pantslessprogressive: zainyk: That is the sound of traditional marriage not collapsing. @DaveHolmes: “As we celebrate tonight, let’s spare a warm thought for our opponents, who lost absolutely nothing.”
I don’t even care about “gay rights”. I want gay marriage legal because IT...– Patton Oswalt (via paxamericana)
So a Sports Star Ruined Drugs in America →
Goldman Sachs lost 98% of Gaddafi's $1.3bn... →
jakke: According to an investigation by the Wall Street Journal, Goldman offered to make Gaddafi one of its biggest investors as compensation for losing 98% of the money the Wall Street firm invested on behalf of the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA). This left the $53bn Gaddifi-controlled sovereign wealth fund, which elsewhere has stakes in companies such as Financial Times-owner Pearson and...
5 Things Nobody Ever Told You About Being Poor →
downlo: You’re always in survival mode. Your next expensive disaster is always just around the corner. No credit can be as damaging as bad credit. There is an entire industry devoted to keeping you poor. You get charged for using your own money. This one line from the article (which is quite good) that jumped out at me: “Everything in a poor person’s life is a cash vampire.” Cheap cars...
Prison State →
The Nation had an article a while back about how confinement in SuperMax is being used as a punishment against terrorism suspects for virtually no reason.
Right-Wing Bigotry →
This is hilarious to anyone who knows the first thing about Weiner and Israel. It is, however, a saddening example of the growing Islamophobia on the right and in general.
Limbaugh the Bigot (pt 2) →
And here’s the sexism to couple with his racism.
Limbaugh the Bigot (pt 1) →
Here Limbaugh describes why the “Government” has ruined black families. My favorite part is that he said it’s not him who is saying it, but nameless black leaders who call in all of the time.
MM: Fox's Eric Bolling: Obama Is Hosting... →
It’s important to note these are segments, not just random off the cuffs. That means an editor, staff, and other people all had to approve this racist shit. paxamericana: This is the same guy who claimed Obama was “chugging 40s” in Ireland. Also the “hoodlum” he’s referring to is the President of Gabon, Ali Bongo.
Playing the Fiddle while Rome Burns →
I hate the triteness of my title, but it’s true. We’re watching the world literally catch on fire around us and nobody seems to care. How fucked are we as a species where everyone admits that global warming is real and dangerous, yet nobody is doing anything to fix it?
Russ Feingold has spent his entire idiosyncratic political career espousing...– Some old-school Glenn Greenwald for your Wednesday nighttime reading: Why the Beltway class can’t comprehend the Russ Feingolds of the world - November 2006 (via pantslessprogressive)
Three Page Maximum on all Bills in Cain's World →
Leaving aside the fact that he could not have signed the Civil Rights Act, how the hell do you try to tackle any complex social problems in just three pages? Can you imagine trying to regulate health care, the environment, or even fund a fucking war in just three pages?
"It turns out that Wall Street power does know... →
This summarizes much of what is wrong with our political culture.
Herman Cain: Promoting Islamophobia →
This is why I get so pissed off when people hold up Herman Cain as such a great possible Republican presidential nominee. He’s promoting policies that are offensive and ignorant, and nobody in the media calls him out on his shit. Meanwhile, though, we can spend days covering whether or not Weiner’s penis should cause him to resign.
"A Wikileaks post published on The Nation shows... →
Fuck everything about this. thenoobyorker: hungryghoast: Ah yes, right, the “invisible” hand of the market backhanding another poor and indebted nation…. And why? Because 61 cents an hour for Haitian laborers was just too much for Hanes and Levis to stomach and Obama was of course willing to accommodate. So next time you wonder why Haiti’s so poor and full of human and environmental...
Barack Obama, John Boehner To Play Golf Together →
Fuck these lame attempts at bipartisanship. paxamericana: socialismartnature: what an asshole … both of them … —- Golfers are the worst people on earth.
Our Racist Justice System: How Troy Davis Has... →
zeitgeistmovement: Davis’s case has become an emblem for much of what is problematic about a capital punishment system that is riddled with racism, economic disparity and error.
Three lies about taxes →
azspot: Poor people don’t pay taxes. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ Chuck Marr and Brian Highsmith provide the definitive takedown of this myth. The U.S. suffers from high taxes. As measured in terms of total tax revenue as a share of overall GDP the average tax burden for countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2008 was 44.8...
Latin American History, Fuck Yeah!: The Frieze of... →
fuckyeahlatinamericanhistory: The Frieze of American History, located in the rotunda of the US Capitol building, contains nineteen painted panels of various historical events, six of which relate directly to Latin American history, specifically to the early part of the colonial period and the nineteenth century. The frieze was…
HISTORICITY (was already taken): Common historical... →
historicity-was-already-taken: I totally get why this one is so popular; it is a sexy narrative, and Anne Boleyn was a fierce bitch in a way that historians still have trouble assessing. However, I highly doubt that she is the reason Henry VIII broke with Rome. In fact, I am wary of assigning any one, all-encompassing reason…