ShortFormBlog: How is the corporate pay/corporate... →
shortformblog: 25 highly paid CEOs earn more than their company’s income taxes source » The high cost of big loopholes? The angst you may have had or heard the past few years about corporate tax loopholes and decadent executive pay comes home to roost nicely in this study by the Institute for Policy…
I said to him, “Do not look at what is possible — look at what is necessary. If...– AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, speaking about a recent meeting he had with President Obama We all need to refocus. (via liberalsarecool)
Tyler the Creator just won a VMA. That is...
pantslessprogressive: reallyfoxnews: Lyrical example: “rape a pregnant bitch and call it a threesome.”
10 Myths about Evolution →
thanatesque: 1 If Humans Came From Apes, Why Aren’t Apes Evolving Into Humans? Humans, apes, and monkeys are only distant evolutionary “cousins.” We come not from apes but from a common ancestor that was neither ape nor human that lived millions of years in the past. In fact, during the last seven million years many human-like species have evolved; some examples include Homo habilis, Homo...
STFU, Conservatives: Congressional Republicans... →
liberalsarecool: News flash: Congressional Republicans want to raise your taxes. Impossible, right? GOP lawmakers are so virulently anti-tax, surely they will fight to prevent a payroll tax increase on virtually every wage-earner starting Jan. 1, right? Apparently not. Many of the same…
"Pro-Life" Kansas Governor Cuts Funding for Dying... →
stfuconservatives: tellwiddit: Save the fetus, but let the babies die. The “Culture of Life” in Kansas. Just another day in the pro-life agenda! I hate this state so very, very much.
Let me tell you some things. I used to investigate child abuse and neglect. I...– STFU, Conservatives: When I say I’m pro-life… This is perfect. (via mis-anthrop-ologie) And I mean, I believe in stuff like this. (via freudianflips) Well, this made me tear up this morning. (via tastiejam) ““Pro-life” is simply a philosophy in which the only life worth saving is the one...
Pantsless Progressive: I’m tired. I’m tired of... →
pantslessprogressive: I’m tired. I’m tired of getting my ass grabbed on the dance floor and being told I “should expect it, sweetheart.” I’m tired of getting my ass grabbed, doing nothing about it and feeling ashamed for not reacting. I’m tired of saying “no thank you” when a man comes up behind me to start dancing and… Sing it, sister.
Six Stories You Must Read About Rick Perry →
Nearly 3 million workers went on strike in the United States in 1952. In 2008,...– Struck Out (via firthofforth)
What to do if you hate paying taxes... →
Sent to me by a friend. Although not totally accurate in every respect and grammatically and stylistically a bit off, it makes an important broad point.
For a number of years, Michele Bachmann’s personal website had a list of books...– On today’s Fresh Air, New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza talks about the books, writers and beliefs that have shaped Michele Bachmann. (via nprfreshair)
In case you missed it, Arne Duncan basically... →
While everyone is worrying about whether that...
…can we just point out how Michele Bachmann is sexist? Personally, as a woman, I find it more offensive that a woman would support policy that limits a woman’s rights over her own body and decreases her access to healthcare, than I find it offensive that a magazine would use a cover photograph that makes a crazy woman look crazy.
Liberals Are Cool: Arguments that I'm sick of... →
abaldwin360: Evolution is just a theory: Go read a dictionary. Learn the difference between a scientific theory and the word theory. I refuse to argue this point even christian ministries are starting to back away from this argument. Not knowing the proper definition of a word changes… Fuck yes.
No, what makes America look unreliable isn’t budget math, it’s politics. And...– Paul Krugman, NYT (via liberalsarecool)
The tea party just cost you $322 →
That’s the latest cost of their incoherent national tantrum — $100 billion in increased financing costs for which America gets nothing in return. That works out to $322 for every man, woman and child in the United States. So the Tea Party just cost you $322. They just cost my family $1,288. You don’t get anything in return for that $322, nor does my family get anything in return for that...
FOX were at pains to paint as irrelevant certain features of the terrorist – or...– Why let facts ruin the story? Norwegian comments on US coverage of the Norway terror | openDemocracy (via robot-heart-politics)
Sexuality education in the United States has evolved to teach everything besides...– Via The Nation. (via iamdrtiller)
Liberals Are Cool: Bachmann Wanted A Default Yet... →
liberalsarecool: “For the last two weeks, I led the fight against raising the debt limit,” Michele Bachmann said. Increasing the limit “pushed the rating agency over the edge.” It was a “$2.4 trillion blank check that caused the downgrade.” Authorizing the Treasury to pay our bills caused the downgrade? How…
Liberals Are Cool: Do the London riots surprise... →
whatfreshhellisthis: We in Britain live in a country where the richest 10% are now 100 times better off than the poorest. We live in a country where brutal cuts and enforced austerity measures are being put in place by our government- cuts and measures that hit the poorest, most… I feel like it’s only a matter of time before riots break out in the US.
We have changed our assumption on this because the majority of Republicans in...– From S&P’s actual report on why they lowered the U.S.’s credit rating. (via zeitgeistmovement) #2012RecallRepublicans (via liberalsarecool)
Too many so-called leaders of the Nation fail to see the forest because of the...– Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Oglethorpe University Commencement Address, 1932 (via pantslessprogressive)
Yes, government isn’t perfect. But some people want it better, not gone.– Jon Stewart (via michelle-my-belle) Best quote ever.
Dubai Company Billed U.S. $900 for $7.05 Iraq... →
govtoversight: $4,500 for a circuit breaker valued at $183.30 $3,000 for a $94.47 circuit breaker $80 for a small segment of drain pipe valued at $1.41 This company currently has $3.9 billion in contracts with the U.S. Via Bloomberg Where is the Tea Party outrage over this?
I’m willing to work as hard as I can to be an excellent teacher, but as a...– Extraordinary teachers can’t overcome poor classroom situations - latimes.com (via robot-heart-politics)
Health Insurance Plans Required to Offer FREE... →
stfuconservatives: A huge step in the right direction toward *actually* lowering the abortion rate. fyeah. Also a boon to those of us suffering from endometriosis, who have to pay higher birth control prices by the virtue of needing to take it continuously, rather than three weeks out of the month, and who suffer from the ignorant public belief that women get birth control simply to have...
You are beating up on President Obama just constantly, and it just is incredible...– Fox “News” contributor JUAN WILLIAMS, arguing with conservative nozzle of a douche Sean Hannity over the outcome of the debt negotiations — and President Obama’s overall job performance, on Hannity. (via Mediaite) Once the Fox News commentators are sick of Tea Party bullshit, you know shit just...
Well, it’s been obvious for centuries that capitalism is going to self-destruct:...– Noam Chomsky (via rethinksocialism Great man or greatest man? (via socialistexan)
I think a lot of what’s hitting liberals over the last couple of weeks is a...– Jonathan Bernstein nails it. (via pantslessprogressive) Not just liberals, but the whole country, perhaps?
Rep. Doug Lamborn likened compromising with Obama to “touching a tar baby” on...– Republican: Working with Obama Like ‘Touching a Tar Baby’ (via robot-heart-politics)