April92014
10AM
liberalsarecool:

GOP catharsis.

liberalsarecool:

GOP catharsis.

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)

April42014
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)

April22014
liberalsarecool:


The first chart is a simple one, and it concerns the United States alone. It tracks the share of over-all income taken by the top ten per cent of households from 1910 to 2010. Broadly speaking, it’s centered on a U shape. Inequality climbed steeply in the Roaring Twenties, and then fell sharply in the decade and a half following the Great Crash of October, 1929. From the mid-forties to the mid-seventies, it stayed pretty stable, and then it took off, eventually topping the 1928 level in 2007. (The chart shows the share of the top decile falling back a bit after the financial crisis of 2007 to 2008. New figures for 2012 from Saez, which came out too late to be included in Piketty’s book, show the line hitting another new high, of more than fifty per cent.)

Reagan was elected in 1980. Look how things suddenly changed under Republican rule for the middle class. That is real, undeniable class warfare.

liberalsarecool:

The first chart is a simple one, and it concerns the United States alone. It tracks the share of over-all income taken by the top ten per cent of households from 1910 to 2010. Broadly speaking, it’s centered on a U shape. Inequality climbed steeply in the Roaring Twenties, and then fell sharply in the decade and a half following the Great Crash of October, 1929. From the mid-forties to the mid-seventies, it stayed pretty stable, and then it took off, eventually topping the 1928 level in 2007. (The chart shows the share of the top decile falling back a bit after the financial crisis of 2007 to 2008. New figures for 2012 from Saez, which came out too late to be included in Piketty’s book, show the line hitting another new high, of more than fifty per cent.)

Reagan was elected in 1980. Look how things suddenly changed under Republican rule for the middle class. That is real, undeniable class warfare.

(via butchrosser)

April12014
spillboy:

It’s not that all Republicans are racist…

spillboy:

It’s not that all Republicans are racist…

(via republicanidiots)

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