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socialistexan:

The 15 most disgusting Twitter responses to Troy Davis’ Murder. (via BuzzFeed)

Lots of News Corp. on there and a former congressman (last 5 presented with quote because Tumblr only allows 10 photos in a set apparently)

1. New York Post (Owned by Rupert Murdoch)

2 & 3. Ann Coulter (Gets paid by News Corp.)

4. “Pussy and Heroin” (They seem very proud to be on this list) Their Tumblr

5. Vlad Radunsky

6. Anthony Cumia from the Opie and Anthony show

7. Tammy Bruce (Gets paid by News Corp.)

8. Anthony Bialy

9. “JimmiebjrHis website

10. Frank Fleming

11. Tabin

“Women are killed for breaking religious laws that I am told to “coexist” with & people are going crazy abt a convicted cop-killer? #huh?

12. Neal Boortz

“Is Troy Davis dead yet? Can we speed this thing up? I have a drink ready to toast this cop killer gonig charlie tango”

13. Jake Bradford

“Will there ever be a trending RIP for a white cop-killer death row inmate? Maybe the 5th of never……..”

14. Tea Party Organizer Maggie Acerra

“The people so anxious to return this sociopathic cop-killer to the streets don’t live in his neighborhood”

15. White Supremacist David Duke

“Am I the only one who thinks even if Troy Davis wasn’t guilty of this crime he was probably guilty of another? So good riddance!”

The kinds of people who support the death penalty: Bigots, opportunists, ignoramuses.

Source : socialistexan
Source : andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com

The Apparent Zero-sum Game of Gender Equality in America w/r/t the National Debt

torreywang:

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Yesterday, speaking to the conservative group Women Impacting the Nation, Allen West (R-Fl) committed the worst non-sequitur ever:

We need you to come in and lock shields to strengthen up the men that will go into the fight for you. To let these other women know, on the other side, these Planned Parenthood women, the Code Pink women, and all of these women who have been neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness, to let them know that we are not going to have our men become subservient.

That’s what we need you to do. Because if we don’t, then the debt will continue to grow. [1]

Actually, it’s not really a non-sequitur, if you fill in the hidden premises yourself, which aren’t too difficult to discern from the rest of his stirring homily. Let me reconstruct the argument for you: Feminists, you’re growing the debt, yo. Your proper place is in the kitchen. Otherwise, the men, we only who do, and can do, all the debt-reducing work, will go to work on an empty stomach and with enervated minds, thereby impacting negatively our ability to reduce the growth of debt. Therefore, unless the debt is to be allowed to continue to grow, you women should stay at home and tend to us men.

But of course while the argument, thus filled in, is valid, one will see that all the premises are bullshit, and can be dismissed on that ground.

That’s West, representing the mainstream Tea Party, which represents the lost soul of the GOP, telling it like it is. That’s family values. Women who vote for clowns like West vote away their own freedoms. But perhaps that is as it should be, as the women in the background of that video from which the quote is lifted voicing in unison their approbation show. 

[1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Px4f4vTpXg0 (Beginning at 4:40)

good grief. I’m a man, I’m not ‘neutered’ and I use Planned Parenthood. My strength, by the way, as a man, is the ability to be independent. I’m not dependent on a woman to serve me and I wouldn’t date someone who was dependent upon me to serve them (except of course in a hot BDSM scene.)

Source : torreywei
timetruthhumor:

what’s wrong with ron paul?
 

He doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state.
He believes abortion should be illegal.
He doesn’t support the repeal of DoMA and didn’t support the repeal of DADT.
He doesn’t support putting more money into inner-city schools, but does support vouchers for religious schools.
He believes creationism should be taught alongside evolution in public schools.
While he doesn’t support a federal ban on gay marriage, he also doesn’t support a federal law legalizing gay marriage. Some see this as a states’ rights issue, and this is how he frames it, but he does support other federal legalization movements (drugs, for example).
His newsletter spouted horrible racist content for twenty years. He denies writing any of it, but if he allowed this content to go out under his name, he either approved it or was so ignorant of both the type of people he associates with and the type of content going under his name that he shouldn’t be trusted to run anything.
He believes in reinstating the gold standard, which most economists believe was one of the major causes of several financial crises during the early part of the 20th Century, including the Great Depression.
He believes in free market capitalism.
He wants to get rid of Affirmative Action.
He is a frequent guest on the Alex Jones radio show. Alex Jones is a government-hating conspiracy theorist nutter. If you don’t know who Alex Jones is, then Google him.
Any of these items should keep a sane liberal from voting for Ron Paul.
His stance on drugs and wars win him a lot of liberal fans, but only if they don’t look at literally anything else he stands for.
Source: steviemcfly 

timetruthhumor:

what’s wrong with ron paul?

  • He doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state.
  • He believes abortion should be illegal.
  • He doesn’t support the repeal of DoMA and didn’t support the repeal of DADT.
  • He doesn’t support putting more money into inner-city schools, but does support vouchers for religious schools.
  • He believes creationism should be taught alongside evolution in public schools.
  • While he doesn’t support a federal ban on gay marriage, he also doesn’t support a federal law legalizing gay marriage. Some see this as a states’ rights issue, and this is how he frames it, but he does support other federal legalization movements (drugs, for example).
  • His newsletter spouted horrible racist content for twenty years. He denies writing any of it, but if he allowed this content to go out under his name, he either approved it or was so ignorant of both the type of people he associates with and the type of content going under his name that he shouldn’t be trusted to run anything.
  • He believes in reinstating the gold standard, which most economists believe was one of the major causes of several financial crises during the early part of the 20th Century, including the Great Depression.
  • He believes in free market capitalism.
  • He wants to get rid of Affirmative Action.
  • He is a frequent guest on the Alex Jones radio show. Alex Jones is a government-hating conspiracy theorist nutter. If you don’t know who Alex Jones is, then Google him.
  • Any of these items should keep a sane liberal from voting for Ron Paul.

His stance on drugs and wars win him a lot of liberal fans, but only if they don’t look at literally anything else he stands for.

Source: steviemcfly 

Source : truth-has-a-liberal-bias
drinkthe-koolaid:

shortformblog:

Surprise: People find Newsweek’s Bachmann photo unflattering
No kidding: Newsweek’s cover on Rep. Michele Bachmann, the 2012 presidential candidate, has caused quite a stir on the interwebs over the past couple of days. It’s even inspired a couple of memes, though it’s mostly inspired anger over the magazine’s approach. Example: Terry O’Brien, the president of the National Organization for Women, said the “‘Queen of Rage’ is something you apply to wrestlers or somebody who is crazy.” Was this photo the best choice for the magazine’s cover? Take a look at the magazine’s own outtakes and judge for yourself. source
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In other words, she looks wacky because SHE IS WACKY.

I challenge America to find a photo of Bachmann that is flattering.

drinkthe-koolaid:

shortformblog:

No kidding: Newsweek’s cover on Rep. Michele Bachmann, the 2012 presidential candidate, has caused quite a stir on the interwebs over the past couple of days. It’s even inspired a couple of memes, though it’s mostly inspired anger over the magazine’s approach. Example: Terry O’Brien, the president of the National Organization for Women, said the “‘Queen of Rage’ is something you apply to wrestlers or somebody who is crazy.” Was this photo the best choice for the magazine’s cover? Take a look at the magazine’s own outtakes and judge for yourself. source

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In other words, she looks wacky because SHE IS WACKY.

I challenge America to find a photo of Bachmann that is flattering.

(via savagemike)

Source : shortformblog

"Well, I’m extremely proud of my husband and I have tremendous respect and admiration for him and we’ll celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary this coming September," Bachmann began. "But I am running for the presidency of the United States."

"My husband is not running for the presidency. Neither are my children, neither is our business, neither is our foster children," she said. "I am more than happy to stand for questions on running for the presidency of the United States."

And yet

Back in October 2006, recounting her life journey to an audience at the Living Word Christian Center, Bachmann talked about “receiving Jesus” at 16, studying hard, meeting her future husband at college, and earning a law degree. “My husband said ‘Now you need to go and get a post-doctorate degree in tax law.’ Tax law! I hate taxes—why should I go and do something like that?” she told the audience. “But the Lord says be submissive. Wives, you are to be submissive to your husbands.”

Bachmann said she never had taken a tax course, “never had a desire for it,” but “I was going to be faithful to what I felt God was calling me to do through my husband.” Later, when the opportunity to run for Congress arose, “my husband said, ‘You need to do this,’ and I wasn’t so sure.” She became sure two days later, after praying and fasting with her husband.

So, on the one hand Rep. Bachmann’s husband is not running for president, but since she submits to him, because apparently God talks to Michelle through Marky Marcus there, he would essentially run her presidency. Right?


"Once the public school system embraced secularism, Moses and his crew with the Ten Commandments were banished. It used to be that Judeo-Christian ethics were taught. It used to be ethics classes. No longer!"

— Bill O’Reilly asserting that no Christian student ever cheated in a class and that 85% (a number he stabbed at in the dark) of students are cheaters (an undefined term) because their arms are no longer twisted into begging a moldy, cave dwelling god for forgiveness.

THEN, as if papa bear’s stupidity weren’t enough, Monica Crowley says that kids today are influenced by having seen OJ Simpson get off. Does she realize that trial was 16 years ago and that most kids in school today have hardly any idea what she’s fucking talking about?

Ah, the moral panic over at conservative corner. So ripe for ridicule.

Daily Kos: Translating wingnut terms: "The Call" →

Rick Perry says that he “feels” that running for being President is what he “has been called to do.” Michelle Bachmann also said that God called her to run for president. George W. Bush similarly heard “the call.”

This is code. While its meaning is obvious as pie to people surrounded by Baptists, it might not be a clear term for others, so this is simply an attempt at explaining the concept and the consequences.

"candidates who sign the pledge are supposed to try to stop women in the military from ever serving in combat"
(via Close Read: Michele Bachmann’s Vows : The New Yorker)
Michelle Bachmann: Too stupid, even for America

"candidates who sign the pledge are supposed to try to stop women in the military from ever serving in combat"

(via Close Read: Michele Bachmann’s Vows : The New Yorker)

Michelle Bachmann: Too stupid, even for America

Source : newyorker.com

June 27 (Bloomberg) — Susan Saladoff, director of HBO documentary film Hot Coffee, talks with Bloomberg Law’s Lee Pacchia about the state of the US civil justice system, tort reform and campaign contributions in judicial elections.

Whoa. Whoa, you should all watch this immediately.