July252014

Anonymous said: I don't know who Ayn Rand is. Should I change that or just let it lie?

odinsblog:

raptorific:

Imagine the baby that would result from a night of passion between Ebenezer Scrooge (before the spirits changed his ways) and Mr. Krabs from Spongebob. Now imagine that baby grew up and married the baby that would result from a night of passion between Yzma from the Emperor’s New Groove and Mr. Burns from the Simpsons. Now imagine the newlyweds had a baby of their own, and that baby was raised aboard a Ferengi Starship, where she was tutored in empathy and compassion by Lord Voldemort. Now imagine that baby grew up and someone told her that any opinions she might have or conclusions she might reach are based on objective logic and reason, and that anyone who disagrees with her is simply being irrational. Now multiply that person’s greed and heartlessness by 100 and you’ll begin to see something that comes close to resembling Ayn Rand.

Accurate!!!

9AM
“Simply put, there is almost an entire half of our political system that believes that a great number of Americans simply do not matter enough to make it economically feasible to help them stay healthy. They do not count. It does not matter how many of them die preventable deaths. It is better for the country, this half of the political system believes, that they grow sick and bankrupt themselves. In his famous outburst on the House floor, Alan Grayson was low-balling it. This half of the system includes prospective presidents, members of Congress, think-tank geniuses, pundits, and a lot of other people who generally have one thing in common — most of them have wonderful health care coverage either because they have really good jobs, or they’re wealthy enough to afford it, or both. These are the health care chickenhawks. And we held them to a split decision today, and maybe that’s enough for the moment.” Charles P. Pierce (via azspot)

(via silas216)

July232014
July212014
youngprogressivevoices:

Welllll….a catalyst. It’s hardly that simple.

youngprogressivevoices:

Welllll….a catalyst. It’s hardly that simple.

July152014
odinsblog:

politi-gal:

People definitely need to see this!

If they’re a Republican, they won’t believe it. Because it’s…what’s the word? Oh yeah, because it’s FACTUAL

odinsblog:

politi-gal:

People definitely need to see this!

If they’re a Republican, they won’t believe it. Because it’s…what’s the word? Oh yeah, because it’s FACTUAL

(Source: spillboy, via recall-all-republicans)

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June232014
“The zombie-like ability to maintain influence and status in the face of overwhelming evidence tells you that F. Scott Fitzgerald was wrong: There are in fact an infinite number of “second chances” in American life and little or no accountability in the U.S. political system. The neocons’ staying power also reminds us that the United States can get away with irresponsible public discourse because it is very, very secure. Iraq was a disaster, and it helped pave the way to defeat in Afghanistan, but at the end of the day the United States will come home and probably be just fine. True, thousands of our fellow citizens would be alive and well today had we never listened to the neoconservatives’ fantasies, and Americans would be more popular abroad and more prosperous at home if their prescriptions from 1993 forward had been ritually ignored. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis would be alive too, and the Middle East would probably be in somewhat better condition (it could hardly be worse). What, if anything, might reduce the neoconservative influence to its proper dimension (that is to say, almost nil)? I wish I knew, for if the past ten years haven’t discredited them, it’s not obvious what would.” Being a Neocon Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry (via dendroica)

(via dendroica)

June212014
republicanidiots:

ragingprogressive:

memegop:

#‎MemeGOP‬ ‪#‎UniteBlue‬ ‪#‎PeopleOverPolitics‬ http://ow.ly/yhcO2

Classy

Remember when President George W. Bush would do something stupid and people would make jokes about him and the Republicans would get outraged and say even if we didn’t like Bush we needed to respect the President of the United States?  That.

republicanidiots:

ragingprogressive:

memegop:

#‎MemeGOP‬ ‪#‎UniteBlue‬ ‪#‎PeopleOverPolitics‬ http://ow.ly/yhcO2

Classy

Remember when President George W. Bush would do something stupid and people would make jokes about him and the Republicans would get outraged and say even if we didn’t like Bush we needed to respect the President of the United States?  That.

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