July262014
July252014
“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)

June162014

tomboy-brownies said: "We can't afford food stamps, we can't afford unemployment insurance, we can't afford healthcare, we can't afford to refinance student loans or make college affordable, we can't afford immigrants to come to America, we can't afford a higher minimum wage, we can't afford to make medical marijuana legal, we can't afford the homeless."...Let's bomb Iraq.

eviltessmacher:

ragingprogressive:

That’s conservative America in a nutshell…

And give more tax cuts to the rich…

June132014
poliscrutiny101:

True Patriots Do Not Wish Their Country To Fail; Traitors do. #PeopleOverPolitics @SayNoToGOP

poliscrutiny101:

True Patriots Do Not Wish Their Country To Fail; Traitors do. #PeopleOverPolitics @SayNoToGOP

(via eviltessmacher)

June72014
poliscrutiny101:

GOP: Support Our Troops.. Except Bergdahl. Via Clay Bennett

poliscrutiny101:

GOP: Support Our Troops.. Except Bergdahl. Via Clay Bennett

June22014
April152014
liberalsarecool:

Not only were things not paid for under Bush, not only was the money borrowed with interest, but the deficits created by Bush, and passed on to future presidents and generations of US taxpayers, were erased from collective minds of all Republicans so they could achieve maximum dereliction of their commitments and reverse all their beliefs on the role of the president.

liberalsarecool:

Not only were things not paid for under Bush, not only was the money borrowed with interest, but the deficits created by Bush, and passed on to future presidents and generations of US taxpayers, were erased from collective minds of all Republicans so they could achieve maximum dereliction of their commitments and reverse all their beliefs on the role of the president.

(Source: facebook.com, via ragingprogressive)

April62014
liberalsarecool:

Five conservative judges are changing the laws set by Congress. They are changing the election system and the protections established over centuries in order to provide unlimited campaign funding for the mega-wealthy.
The right wing talks of tyranny and here it is.

liberalsarecool:

Five conservative judges are changing the laws set by Congress. They are changing the election system and the protections established over centuries in order to provide unlimited campaign funding for the mega-wealthy.

The right wing talks of tyranny and here it is.

(Source: satanic-capitalist)

April32014

The Republican members of the committee made it clear that not only do they lack the slightest interest in addressing climate change but they are about as ignorant about the nuances of science as a stone. Leading the charge was Texas congressman Randy Weber:
 
Several members, for example, appeared to be trying to mock rather than engage Holdren on climate change. “I may want to get your cellphone number, Dr. Holdren,” said Representative Randy Weber (R–TX), “because, if we go through another few cycles of global warming and cooling, I may need to ask you when I should buy my long coat on sale.”
 
Weber, a freshman from the Galveston area, began his interrogation by asking Holdren whether “when you guys do your research, you start with a scientific postulate or theory and work forward from that? Is that right?” Holdren gamely played along, explaining that “it depends on the type of science, but the notion of posing a hypothesis and then trying to determine whether it is right is one of the tried and true approaches in science, yes.”
 
But Weber’s question was really just a setup for his concluding statement. “I just don’t know how you all prove those theories going back 50 or 100,000 or even millions of years,” Weber said.

Perhaps Weber also wants to discount theories in astronomy, cosmology and paleontology? After all even those theories are based on evidence going back millions of years. I don’t know Weber’s views on evolution but I would be hardly surprised if he turns out to be in favor of “teaching the controversy”.

The House of Representatives Committee on Science is turning into a national embarrassment (via wilwheaton)

Is turning into a national embarassment? More like “is a national embarrassment”

(via cognitivedissonance)

(via cognitivedissonance)

April12014
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