November 27, 2013
"We dug a little bit more and noticed that some of the attorneys that had been involved had done legal work for the Kochs. There was this individual, Sean Noble, involved, who had a track record of being involved in the Kochs. We didn’t know back then, for certain, that it was the Kochs, but it had all the hallmarks of a Koch operation—a highly sophisticated Virginia law firm whose expertise was creating shell organizations and hiding the money. Their basic trademark, or operating mode, was going to great lengths to conceal who they are—not just Charles and David Koch—but who these 300 or so billionaires who they invite to their conferences twice a year are. I think they know that if people were aware of their identities, they’d be much more skeptical of their messaging."

How One Guy Stood Up to the Koch Brothers and Won! | Alternet (via progressivefriends)

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

November 22, 2013
sugarplumsandgunshots:

ourtimeorg:

Look closely at the picture…Is something’s wrong here?

lookit america!

sugarplumsandgunshots:

ourtimeorg:

Look closely at the picture…Is something’s wrong here?

look

it america!

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

October 2, 2013
cartoonpolitics:

"The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it." ~ P J O’Rourke

cartoonpolitics:

"The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it." ~ P J O’Rourke

(Source: gocomics.com, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

May 25, 2013
What you say: I'm economically conservative and socially liberal
What I hear: Poor people can starve for all I care so long as I have weed.
March 14, 2013
"

‎”Like many of the ideals that circulate in capitalist society, “traditional” family values are constantly undermined by the circulation of value. Under capitalism, family life is expensive. The more children a common medieval family had, the more farm hands or apprentices there were to help out. A wage worker can’t bring his children to work with him to cut down on the amount of work he has to do. To the modern worker, children and housewives are extra mouths to feed. The guys working three jobs and always looking for overtime are inevitably the ones with big families. Supporting a full-time housewife is a bit of a luxury, and the further down the income scale, the less possible it becomes. Low wages and long work hours can easily cause family life to disintegrate. And the poorest, homeless parents can sometimes have their children taken away by government social services on economic grounds alone. “Traditional” family values perpetuate inequality, but they are popular exactly because they are constantly under attack by capital.

The authority of the head of the household is no longer essential to the system. Now it’s workers at work who need to be controlled. The rich woman and the poor women both may suffer from isolation and exclusion, but there is no sisterhood. Working class women have always had to work—often at low wage jobs and often dealing with the housework after work. For the rich, housework can be dumped on the hired help. What improves the situation of working women and the situation of businesswomen are not the same things. Only the most narrow-minded feminist could imagine that increasing the number of female CEOs and politicians is somehow a gain for working women. Having limited options to participate in exploitation is a completely different exclusion from being exploited for low pay. Margaret Thatcher was not a step forward for the working women of England.”

"

The Housing Monster: A Woman’s Place

 

(via jayaprada)

March 5, 2013
Bill Press: The Republicans want the Post Office to fail so they can privatize it

letfreedomlulz:

current:

With the Post Office ceasing Saturday delivery in August, Bill Press says they can’t be blamed for wanting to cut costs. Bill does blame the Republicans. He says they want the Post Office to fail so they can privatize it: “The Post Office doesn’t even get any tax payer dollars. It will never be cost effective until Congress gets off its back.”

Yup, same reason Republicans want everything else (schools, Social Security, Medicare, etc.) to fail.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

July 28, 2012
"France’s far-right Front National (FN) is to sue Madonna for using a picture of its leader with a swastika on her forehead.
A spokesman for Marine Le Pen, the FN president who came third in the May presidential elections, said a lawsuit for “public insult” would be lodged with the Paris courts in the next few days.
At a concert in the French capital on Saturday evening, the American singer showed a video in which Le Pen’s face appears with other well-known figures including Pope Benedict, Chinese leader Hu Jintao and US Republican Sarah Palin. In the clip, shown on a giant screen to accompany the song Nobody Knows Me, Le Pen, 43, appears with the Nazi symbol overlaid on her face, just before an image resembling Adolf Hitler."

July 9, 2012
In Indonesia, jailed for non-believing

The news coming out of one of my favorite countries (at the most populous muslim one) continues to alarm me

May 31, 2012
Conservative lobby One Million Moms launches campaign against DC Comics and Marvel's inclusion of homosexual characters

April 16, 2012
AZ legislator wants a mandate that people seeking abortions be forced to watch one first

SERIOUSLY?!?!?!  Can we vote them out of the country so we can impose sanctions?  Yours truly, the City of New York.


stfuconservatives
:

maritsa-met:

sequined-k:

xtremecaffeine:

cage-veil-cunt:

uptheslutz:

Ugh gross. But, for the record it wouldn’t change my mind because in all seriousness if I do not want a child —— I do not want a motherfucking child.

The amazing moment when the people who want this law HAVE NEVER SEEN AN ABORTION THEMSELVES.

So what, people who want an abortion have to watch a person take two pills and sit on the toilet? 

Why not do that with every medical procedure? No one would get surgery ever. Also, show a video of a 12-hour birth to all those thinking of having children. Complete with tearing and pooping. 

They tried to make us watch an abortion video in religion class in 10th grade and I walked out. Your propaganda has fuck all to do with my uterus.

I believe an Alaskan representative suggested this as well. Of course, they could always show these images of what an early abortion looks like — but since there’s not a mutilated fetus in there (surprise!) it probably wouldn’t serve their purposes.

-Jess

(Source: jessicavalenti, via stfuconservatives)

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