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Man Who Treats Women With Respect Asked What His Secret Is | The Onion - America's Finest News Source →

MINNEAPOLIS—Commenting upon his seemingly effortless ability to interact with all kinds of women, friends of local financial analyst Matt Brownlow, a man who regularly treats members of the opposite sex with respect, reportedly asked the 28-year-old Monday what his secret is. “You just seem to have such a way with women—what’s your trick?” friend Alex Stegman inquired of the considerate man who sustains healthy, meaningful relationships with women by consistently listening to them and not treating them as utilitarian instruments for male gratification. “I don’t know how you do it. It seems like talking to women is so easy for you, and you’re always able to get them smiling and engaged in conversation with you. Man, I wish I could do that.” At press time, sources confirmed Brownlow could be overheard working his magic on a female coworker by thoughtfully asking about her weekend.

GOP Lawmaker Posts 'Battered Women' Joke: 'I Still Eat Mine Plain' →

What a hilarious way to victimize people and shove your chauvinistic privilege in everyone’s face. Delightful, you fucking pig.

Hobby Lobby contraception case: Briefs reveal what the religious right really thinks of birth control. →

It’s hurting women, ‘spiritually’. Let the eye rolling commence

fishingboatproceeds:

earthisalie:

carlboygenius:

Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil

thank you for this.

And then from his initial investment of >$1,000,000, the Fisher Pen Co. was able to make a lot of money and grow the overall size of the U.S. economy and create lots of jobs.
So essentially a story that is supposed to be about government inefficiency turns out to be a story about how the U.S. government worked with a private company to make space travel safer while also stimulating economic growth.
The moral of the story is not that the Soviet Union was more efficient. The moral of the story is that by failing to allow private investment in innovation, the Soviet Union was doomed.
Incidentally, Paul Fisher, who invented the Fisher space pen, was a fascinating guy. He had this plan to eliminate income and property taxes with a progressive asset tax and even ran for President. And the Fisher Space Pen Co. is still a going concern, still employing people, and still generating a return on Fisher’s million-dollar investment.


Libertarian idiots love this myth because they think it’s some great example of government inefficiency.

fishingboatproceeds:

earthisalie:

carlboygenius:

Correcting Internet DisInformation: The American Space Pen / The Russian Pencil

thank you for this.

And then from his initial investment of >$1,000,000, the Fisher Pen Co. was able to make a lot of money and grow the overall size of the U.S. economy and create lots of jobs.

So essentially a story that is supposed to be about government inefficiency turns out to be a story about how the U.S. government worked with a private company to make space travel safer while also stimulating economic growth.

The moral of the story is not that the Soviet Union was more efficient. The moral of the story is that by failing to allow private investment in innovation, the Soviet Union was doomed.

Incidentally, Paul Fisher, who invented the Fisher space pen, was a fascinating guy. He had this plan to eliminate income and property taxes with a progressive asset tax and even ran for President. And the Fisher Space Pen Co. is still a going concern, still employing people, and still generating a return on Fisher’s million-dollar investment.

Libertarian idiots love this myth because they think it’s some great example of government inefficiency.

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

Source : carlboygenius

lessermores:

Don’t you hate when you get excited about an interesting new follower only to scroll down and discover they are a holocaust denier or a libertarian?

lol

(via corporationsarepeople)

Source : lessermores

http://poomfs.tumblr.com/post/79274914438/i-am-really-disappointed-in-my-own-mother-i-come →

poomfs:

goodreasonnews:

poomfs:

I am really disappointed in my own mother.

I come from a super conservative christian family (aka my mom) and today we were getting help from “missionaries” in order to move out the old furniture and build the new couches (finally, that old couch was broken to hell and back).

And my mom was…

She comes from a background that dictates antiquated, chauvinistic social mores with an iron fist, and one that’s especially strict toward women and their bodies. She sees the church as her authority in life, so in the home, where she is your authority she imitates the church’s style by standing on your throat the way it stands on hers.

She embraced that oppression. You don’t have to.

You summed up what I think of it pretty well. The way I am showing that I will not tolerate her shamming is by not putting on pants, refusing to help her, and coming out of my room whenever I can in my shorts. it may not be much, but to me, it’s me showing how I can be a normal person without her beliefs being shoved down my throat.

Good for you. Don’t be afraid to challenge and question authority. Especially ones as suspiciously defensive as the church.

Source : poomfs

Right-Wing Pastor Worried That Satan Is Using 'Frozen' To Turn Kids Gay (AUDIO) →

The devil took over the Walt Disney company in 1984 to teach kids (30 years later) to take issues of homosexuality ‘lightheartedly.’

…you heard me.

http://poomfs.tumblr.com/post/79274914438/i-am-really-disappointed-in-my-own-mother-i-come →

poomfs:

I am really disappointed in my own mother.

I come from a super conservative christian family (aka my mom) and today we were getting help from “missionaries” in order to move out the old furniture and build the new couches (finally, that old couch was broken to hell and back).

And my mom was…

She comes from a background that dictates antiquated, chauvinistic social mores with an iron fist, and one that’s especially strict toward women and their bodies. She sees the church as her authority in life, so in the home, where she is your authority she imitates the church’s style by standing on your throat the way it stands on hers.

She embraced that oppression. You don’t have to.

Source : poomfs

Wal-Mart workers vs. bigots: The right’s new workplace hypocrisy - Salon.com →

How the Republicans are keeping the dream of homophobic oppression afloat