“Louisiana is the world’s prison capital. The state imprisons more of its...– Charles M. Blow on The Times-Picayune of New Orleans series on Louisiana’s prisons. It gets worse. First, some facts from the series: • One in 86 Louisiana adults is in the prison system, which is nearly double the national average. • More than 50 percent of Louisiana’s inmates are in local...
Holland, 1945 is one of the greatest songs of all time. If you disagree, you’re probably pure evil. #truefact
amouthygirl replied to your post: I think I’m just going to start screaming the… Video plz Can I title it “When birds go wild?”
I think I’m just going to start screaming the names of French philosophers during my graduate seminars. Since Foucault is basically the only one people know, I think I can get away with it.
I think the show Frasier has unduly influenced my life.
political-linguaphile replied to your post: At least once a week, I have a chance to use the… WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN Drinking.
At least once a week, I have a chance to use the phrase “crucify on a cross of gold.” It takes all of my self-control not to. This is what life is like as a history graduate student.
on tumblr: guys we need to have a serious discussion about the erasure of nonbinary trans* people
in real life: ok, I guess I have to explain to my entire class how "feminist" is not an insult
maozedongisnotcool: machistado: If you search for any person on YouTube, there’s probably a 90% chance you’ll be bombarded with videos titled “PERSON X ENDORSES RON PAUL!” There’s a 95% chance after that that said person either doesn’t mention Ron Paul at all or simply mentions his name in the video. Libertarians think everyone they want to be libertarian is libertarian and whatever they...
What persecution would that be? Persecution of blacks in America. What are we...– Rush Limbaugh, still a racist asshole.
abaldwin360: Fox & Friends Drops The Veil, Produces Four-Minute Anti-Obama Attack Ad While Fox & Friends has long been a home for some of the most vicious, misleading, petty, and dishonest attacks on President Obama, they crossed a new ethical line today by producing and airing what is essentially a four-minute anti-Obama attack ad. The video - opening with the text “Fox &...
A couple of months ago, I spoke at Purdue University in Indiana about civil...– Glenn Greenwald in reaction to this: That record, and Mr. Awlaki’s calls for more attacks, presented Mr. Obama with an urgent question: Could he order the targeted killing of an American citizen, in a country with which the United States was not at war, in secret and without the benefit of a...
House Amendment Demands Report On ‘Consequences Of... →
Many of Washington’s more hawkish voices have sought to downplay or drown out discussions about a possible military attack on Iran’s nuclear program. Even as the Obama administration has kept all options on the table regarding iran’s nuclear program, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign attacked the administration for trying to have an honest discussion of the possible consequences of...
You don’t wait until they acquire the capability and they build it and they...– Israeli Defense Minster Ehud Barak That sound you hear is my head hitting my desk.
murdermetonymy: becoming-wave: Please… no more “Don’t Go to Grad School” Articles There is no genre more beloved by the old, lazy, and tenured than the “don’t go to grad school,” advice column that seem to spring up every other couple of months or two on the Chronicle or Inside Higher Ed. Writing with nothing but the best paternal intentions, some tenured prof or another explains, with his...
letterstomycountry: Over Memorial Day weekend, we were treated to a familiar round of what might be termed “Hero Talk” (which is not to be confused with R. Kelly’s “Real Talk:” arguably his most exquisite piece of performance art since Trapped in the Closet Pt. 1). Unlike Real Talk, however, “Hero Talk” most often centers around men and women in the armed forces. These men and women are...
Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban →
An amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on American audiences is being inserted into the latest defense authorization bill, BuzzFeed has learned. The amendment would “strike the current ban on domestic dissemination” of propaganda material produced by the State Department and the independent Broadcasting Board of Governors, according to the summary of the law at the House Rules...
New Orleans Women’s Clinic Becomes Latest Target... →
A New Orleans women’s health organization was destroyed last week by an unknown arsonist, becoming the latest target of attacks on women’s health clinics in the south. The organization, Women With A Vision, was likely singled out because it offers AIDS prevention help, HIV testing, and substance abuse assistance to sex workers, transgender women, poor women, and women of color. The clinic also...
A fateful call: A man who helped find bin Laden is... →
PAKISTAN and the United States are meant to be allies, but their differences are starkly drawn in the case of Shakil Afridi. He is regarded as a hero by American officials and a traitor by Pakistan. The CIA secretly recruited the Pakistani doctor during the hunt for Osama bin Laden. He set up a fake vaccination programme, going from door to door in the northern town of Abbottabad, seeking a...
This is an easy one,” Mr. Daley recalled him saying, though the president warned...– President Obama on executing Anwar al-Awlaki The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel prepared a lengthy memo justifying that extraordinary step, asserting that while the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee of due process applied, it could be satisfied by internal deliberations in the executive...
Then, in August 2009, the C.I.A. director, Leon E. Panetta, told Mr. Brennan...– President Obama and the Secret Kill List Look at that Nobel Peace Prize winner. Executing people without trials and not even caring about collateral damage (or, as we might call them, murdered innocent civilians.)
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That is the imperial mind at work. Its premises are often embraced implicitly...– Glenn Greenwald: The Imperial Mind Glad to see someone point out the hypocricy of the outrage over Dr. Afridi’s sentencing. If you start a fake vaccination camp, thereby exposing hundreds of children to Hep B while they’re under the impression they’re protected (all while essentially committing...
ossa-coxae asked: Oops or I could ask with the ASK button, so other than tumblr, favorite thing to do drunk?
Drunk. Ask me things. Here.
Dewey & LeBoeuf Files for Bankruptcy →
Dewey & LeBoeuf, the law firm crippled by financial miscues and partner defections, filed for bankruptcy on Monday night, punctuating the largest law firm collapse in United States history. The filing, made in Federal Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan, marks the final chapter in a turbulent period for the New York-based Dewey, which unraveled after disappointing profits and prodigious debt...
Professors who assign several 70 dollar books are the worst in the world.
Pentagon Contractor Admits To Perpetrating Online... →
The former head of a group that contracts with the Pentagon to produce propaganda material used oversees has admitted to launching a similar disinformation campaign against two U.S.-based reporters. In April, two USA Today journalists claimed they were the victims of a deliberate “reputation attack” after they wrote a series of stories about the Pentagon’s contracts with groups that specialize...
EXCLUSIVE: Florida Telling Hundreds Of Eligible... →
Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) has ordered the state to purge all “non-citizens” from the voting rolls prior to November’s election. But that list compiled by the Scott administration is so riddled with errors that, in Miami-Dade County alone, hundreds of U.S. citizens are being told they are ineligible to vote, ThinkProgress has learned exlusively. According to data from the Miami-Dade County...
If you read or watch any accounts of life in the Roman empire, what you will...– Glenn Greenwald
Why IDF soldiers stand idly by when settlers... →
Last Saturday, a B’Tselem video camera captured an incident of settler violence that began with rocks being thrown at Palestinians near the village of Asira al-Qibliya in the outskirts of Nablus, and ended with live shots fired by the settlers and a wounded Palestinian youth. Anyone who saw the video could easily make out the IDF soldiers standing next to the settlers, doing nothing to stop...
Oh, for God’s sake, Toby!– President Bartlett One of my favorite quotes from the show.
I just watched that Interior Semiotics video and I like how there were like 5 people in the audience thinking “Oh, this is too fucking hilarious” while the rest of the audience was trying way too hard to take it seriously.
amouthygirl: I wish it were legal to just run around flashing people and then stabbing them. That’s Texas in a nutshell.
3josh-deactivated20121018 asked: I like asking, so what is your favorite color?
eddardsharpe asked: 8, 9, 24, 50?
Hey I just met you, and this is crazy- but here's...
1: What are you wearing?
2: Ever been in love?
3: Ever had a terrible breakup?
4: How tall are you?
5: How much do you weigh?
6: Any tattoos do you want?
7: Any piercings that you want?
9: Favorite Show?
10: Favorite bands?
11: Something you miss?
12: Favorite song?
13: How old are you?
14: Zodiac sign?
15: Hair Color?
16: Favorite Quote?
17: Favorite singer?
18: Favorite color?
19: Loud music or soft?
20: Where do you go when you're sad?
21: How long does it take you to shower?
22: How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
23: Ever been in a physical fight?
24: Turn on?
25: Turn off?
26: The reason I joined Tumblr?
28: Last thing that made you cry?
29: Last time you cried?
30: Meaning behind your url
31: Last book you read?
32: Last song you listened to?
33: Last show you watched?
34: Last person you talked to?
35: The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
36: Favorite food?
37: Place you want to visit?
38: Last place you were?
39: Do you have a crush?
40: Last time you kissed someone?
41: Last time you were insulted and what was it?
42: What color underwear are you wearing?
43: What colo shirt are you wearing?
44: What color bottoms are you wearing?
45: Wearing any bracelets?
46: Last sport you played?
47: Last song you sang?
48: Last prank call you remember doing?
49: Last time you hung out with anyone?
50: Favorite movie?
Dave Attell has not aged well.
I like to think that Rob Lowe’s character on Parks and Recreation is Sam Seaborn from the West Wing and his career went horribly awry.