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charlesneedsfeminism:

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"You’re fine. Don’t be such a little boy."

"Jesus, that was scary. I screamed like a little boy."

"Every girl needs a strong mother in her life. You don’t want them throwing like a boy by the time they reach high school."

"Honey, let Mommy teach the girls how to box….

Some people need both their hearts and their heads examined. 

(Thanks to Progressive America for the graphic)

motivationalbiden:

“After careful consideration, I have concluded that it is not right to ask for your support in 2014, knowing that my focus would be divided between doing my job as attorney general while at the same time running as a candidate for governor,” he added.

think-progress:

Want to install your own solar panel? In Oklahoma, you’ll be charged a fee to produce your own energy.

USA is an oligarchy. "Your opinion literally does not matter." 

This should be a battle cry for all Citizens. Wake up!

'The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.'

~ Plato 

“We are moving toward a situation where people such as the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson have so much money it would hardly matter to them to write a check for more than both Obama and Romney spent in the last presidential election,” Sanders said. “They could write out a check for $2 billion, and it would be insignificant – a fraction of their increase in wealth over a one-year period.”

The Koch brothers, who fund a variety of conservative political operations, saw their wealth increase from $68 billion to $80 billion in just one year, Sanders said.

He said the loosening of restrictions on campaign spending favored by conservatives had imperiled representative government.

“I do not believe democracy is about a handful of billionaires, such as the Koch brothers or Sheldon Adelson, being in a position in which they can spend as much money as they want on any political race in this country,” Sanders said. “It is very hard for me to imagine how anybody could defend that as being democracy. It is not. It is oligarchy.”

Martin Luther King famous quote: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” was written 51 years ago. We made a lot of progress since then, but the same kind of people who jailed MLK in Alabama are still around… committing injustice and outrageously claiming that MLK was “one of them, you know, a Republican.” We must debunk that myth.


thepoliticalfreakshow:

Like a lot of people, Ed Kilgore is distressed at the outpouring of support on the right forNevada rancher Cliven Bundy:

Call it “individualism” or “libertarianism” or whatever you want, but those who declare themselves a Republic of One and raise their own flags are in a very literal sense being unpatriotic.

That’s why I’m alarmed by the support in many conservative precincts for the Nevada scofflaws who have been exploiting public lands for private purposes and refuse to pay for the privilege because they choose not to “recognize” the authority of the United States. Totally aside from the double standards involved in expecting kid-glove treatment of one set of lawbreakers as opposed to poorer and perhaps darker criminal suspects, fans of the Bundys are encouraging those who claim a right to wage armed revolutionary war towards their obligations as Americans. It makes me really crazy when such people are described as “superpatriots.” Nothing could be more contrary to the truth.

The details of the Bundy case have gotten a lot of attention at conservative sites, but the details really don’t matter. Bundy has a baroque claim that the United States has no legal right to grazing land in Nevada; for over a decade, every court has summarily disagreed. It’s federal land whether Bundy likes it or not, and Bundy has refused for years to pay standard grazing fees—so a couple of weeks ago the feds finally decided to enforce the latest court order allowing them to confiscate Bundy’s cattle if he didn’t leave. The rest is just fluff, a bunch of paranoid conspiracy theorizing that led to last week’s armed standoff between federal agents and the vigilante army created by movement conservatives.

The fact that so many on the right are valorizing Bundy—or, at minimum, tiptoeing around his obvious nutbaggery—is a testament to the enduring power of Waco and Ruby Ridge among conservatives. The rest of us may barely remember them, but they’re totemic events on the right, fueling Glenn-Beckian fantasies of black helicopters and jackbooted federal thugs for more than two decades now. Mainstream conservatives have pandered to this stuff for years because it was convenient, and that’s brought them to where they are today: too scared to stand up to the vigilantes they created and speak the simple truth. They complain endlessly about President Obama’s “lawlessness,” but this is lawlessness. It’s appalling that so many of them aren’t merely afraid to plainly say so, but actively seem to be egging it on.

Source: Kevin Drum for Mother Jones

(via secularhumanist2)

coolchicksfromhistory:

c. 1920 
Suffrage Flyer
Missouri Historical Society Collections

And another one from 1912

Typical! Washington Post and the Guardian get Pulitzer Prize for NSA reporting, completely ignoring Fox News’ Benghazi reports.