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Colbert’s brilliant “Word” segment “Inc. God We Trust” explains why corporations, which are people, should be allowed to deny health coverage, among other things, based on religion.

Palin: This isn't racist, but national debt is just like slavery →

Thank goodness she qualified her racially insensitive exploitation of American slavery to illustrate her political fear-mongering by saying that it wasn’t racist. Because I was about to say that it was racist to use the suffering of millions as a hyperbolic analogy to call attention to a political opinion, but I must be wrong, because she explicitly said it’s not racist. The fact that the history of slavery haunts us through generations of segregation and inequality, to name just a few after-effects, is obviously fodder for political football and ought to be compared to opportunistic financial panic so long as it is noted that racism is not the intent of the speaker. Palin, you have truly covered all your bases.

In the same vein, I hope you’ll know I mean no disrespect at all when I say, fuck you, you fucking, bottom-feeding, inbred loser. Crawl back into the cave you slithered out of and stay there. Not disrespectful at all, because I said it wasn’t. You shit-for-brains.

We're About to Lose Net Neutrality  And the Internet as We Know It | Wired Opinion | Wired.com →

Once upon a time, companies like AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, and others declared a war on the internet’s foundational principle: that its networks should be “neutral” and users don’t need anyone’s permission to invent, create, communicate, broadcast, or share online. The neutral and level playing field provided by permissionless innovation has empowered all of us with the freedom to express ourselves and innovate online without having to seek the permission of a remote telecom executive.

But today, that freedom won’t survive much longer if a federal court — the second most powerful court in the nation behind the Supreme Court, the DC Circuit — is set to strike down the nation’s net neutrality law, a rule adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2010. Some will claim the new solution “splits the baby” in a way that somehow doesn’t kill net neutrality and so we should be grateful. But make no mistake: Despite eight years of public and political activism by multitudes fighting for freedom on the internet, a court decision may soon take it away.

Nice knowing you, Internet. I guess I’ll still be able to visit some weird, unfamiliar version of you on an app somewhere.

'In God we trust' display may be required in Pa. schools — NewsWorks →

Thanks, Pennsyltucky theocratic fascists

Sanford, Fla. Cops: Please, no guns for neighborhood watch →

Suck on that, NRA fucks.

Book: Romney Mocked Christie's Weight →

Report: Mitt Romney is a stupid dickhead


An Atheist, a Jew, and a Catholic Battle on Fox Over ‘Concerns About Religious Freedom’

An atheist, a Jew, and a Catholic once again walked into a barFox to battle over issues surrounding religious freedom. Seems like Gretchen Carlson‘s The Real Story staff might be onto something because these segments tend to be among daytime cable’s most interesting.

Last week, the religion panel squabbled over whether it’s okay for Senate Chaplain Barry Black to be mixing politics and prayer. On Thursday, a new trio went head-to-head-to-head over “new concerns about religious freedom in the U.S. and abroad.”

Fox news reassures viewers Christianity’s boot will forever press on the throat of dissent.

And here’s what really bugs me is Carlson puts this in the context of people being killed in Egypt and then turns to the atheist and asks if Christians deserve this kind of persecution. She’s loaded the issue by conflating criticism and persecution and he comes out looking like a dick for saying they are not immune from criticism. The implication Carlson delivered to her audience is clear: Atheists want to see Christians hunted down in the streets and shot by an oppressive government and that’s exactly what Obama is doing.

Meanwhile, in reality, Obama invests more in faith-based programs (and specifically Christian programs) than ANY PRESIDENT EVER.

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It Is Time for Us Now to Decide Who We Are: What I Truly Do Not Understand →

the-barricades-shall-rise:

If you look at most of the areas of poverty and failed economies at state and even local level, they have been and/or are run by a Democrat majority.

State Level:

California
New York

Local Levels:

Chicago
New York City
San Francisco
Los Angeles
St. Louis
Detroit

Even here in Laramie, Wyoming,…

Stop. Shut the fuck up. Are these numbers the result of a study you did, of your ass? Here’s facts:

Most impoverished Americans cities (per capita income, population):

  1. Zion, Oklahoma $840 (41)
  2. Phillipsville, California $1,443 (140)
  3. Porcupine, South Dakota $1,714 (1,062)
  4. Los Fresnos, Texas $1,762 (5,542)
  5. Cedar Creek, Arizona $2,339 (318)
  6. Knoxville, Georgia $2,401 (69)
  7. North Omak, Washington $2,454 (688)
  8. The Ranch, Minnesota $2,564 (9)
  9. Gila Crossing, Arizona $2,581 (621)
  10. Loma Grande, Texas $2,666 (107)

Large cities with the highest percentage of low-income residents:

  1. Detroit, Michigan 36.2
  2. Buffalo, New York 32.9
  3. Cleveland, Ohio 29.6
  4. Miami, Florida 27.7
  5. Cincinnati, Ohio 27.4

States by lowest median household income:

1. Mississippi ($36,919)
2. West Virginia ($38,482)
3. Arkansas ($38,758)
4. Kentucky ($41,141)
5. Alabama ($41,415)

Also, New York ranks above the national average for Income-to-poverty ratio (you’ll notice California is about average, slightly lower.

ALSO, New York State’s leadership is majority Republican.

Not to even mention New York City has elected Republican mayors for last 25 years!

Yes, a lot of these links are from Wikipedia, but the numbers are originally derived from the 2010 US Census and you are free to dig through the PDF to confirm it. Furthermore, even if your idiotic premise was accurate (that leaders from the Democratic party correlate to poor economic conditions, you’re still miles and miles (light years really) away from making any causal connection. It’s just a leap in logic.

There’s a lot of evidence here pointing to the obvious conclusion that you’re a stupid asshole, but the easiest one to point out is that you think New York City is a ‘failed economy.’

Holy fuck, are you a stupid asshole.

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Those of you who continue to blame both Republicans and Democrats for this impasse should take note. Democrats can be faulted for many things. But this direct assault on our democracy is entirely the Republicans’ handiwork. Never before has one party insisted that a law of the land be altered or repealed or it shuts the government and refuses to honor the nation’s full faith and credit. The assault is being led by an extremist faction of Republicans that hates the United States government. It is being fueled by Fox News and right-wing yell radio, exploiting the anger and economic insecurities of many Americans. And bankrolling it are a handful of billionaires, led by Charles and David Koch, who have made most of their fortune in hydrocarbons, and who will do whatever it takes to reduce the power of the federal government to tax and regulate.
Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor.
mediamattersforamerica:

“Straight talk” from Bill O’Reilly using a very bizarre metaphor: Obamacare is like a vicious motorcycle gang that will show up at your daughter’s school dance and harm your daughter.
Or maybe Obamacare is the dance where the biker gang shows up.
 Either way, Bill O’Reilly wants you to know that Obamacare is going to hurt your daughter. 

Why would O’Reilly need a metaphor to explain how minds change? I guess his is so small it’s just a new concept to him.

mediamattersforamerica:

Straight talk from Bill O’Reilly using a very bizarre metaphor: Obamacare is like a vicious motorcycle gang that will show up at your daughter’s school dance and harm your daughter.

Or maybe Obamacare is the dance where the biker gang shows up.

Either way, Bill O’Reilly wants you to know that Obamacare is going to hurt your daughter. 

Why would O’Reilly need a metaphor to explain how minds change? I guess his is so small it’s just a new concept to him.

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

Source : mediamattersforamerica