Posts tagged "politics"

Jan 26

I’m listed in Tumblweeds under music, art, politics

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Aug 11
motherjones:

VIP State Health Care Exposed, or “GOP Tea Party Hypocrisy of the Day”

Last year, political neophyte Rick Scott spent $73  million of his own  money to bring the tea party’s anti-government, pro-privatization   agenda to the Florida governor’s office. Today, the former executive  pays just $30 a month for health care—and lets taxpayers cover the rest…
Scott and his dependents pay one-fifth what a janitor in the state   Capitol pays for health insurance… and less than 3 percent of what a   retired state trooper pays for life-saving coverage.

Here’s how he does it.

motherjones:

VIP State Health Care Exposed, or “GOP Tea Party Hypocrisy of the Day”

Last year, political neophyte Rick Scott spent $73 million of his own money to bring the tea party’s anti-government, pro-privatization agenda to the Florida governor’s office. Today, the former executive pays just $30 a month for health care—and lets taxpayers cover the rest…

Scott and his dependents pay one-fifth what a janitor in the state Capitol pays for health insurance… and less than 3 percent of what a retired state trooper pays for life-saving coverage.

Here’s how he does it.

(Source: Mother Jones)


48
Aug 12

ryking:

freesamuel:

Jon Stewart calls Megyn Kelly out on her hypocrisy regarding maternity leave and benefits.

Jon, I want to blow you.

Megyn Kelly: Typical right-wing hypocrite. — Ryking


107
Aug 13
Life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, but it’s never easy when there’s so much on the line.
GOP Presidential Candidate Herman Cain, who keeps quoting this line from the theme from Pokémon: The Movie 2000 on the campaign trail. He attributes it to “a poet”. (via nedhepburn)

(Source: ericmortensen)


17
Aug 14
Rick Perry and the Hucksterism of the Rich

11
Aug 16
"Republican U.S. presidential candidate Michele Bachmann offered a 'happy birthday' message to the late singer Elvis Presley on Monday, even though August 16 is the anniversary of his death in 1977."

198
Aug 17

fuckyeahdrugpolicy:

Obama is asked to defend his administration’s opposition to medical cannabis — He can’t

Regardless of one’s opinion of President Obama as a political figure, it is hard to deny his skill as an eloquent orator. So it is notable, even newsworthy, when the Commander-in-Chief is publicly at a loss for words.

Thanks for the tip, Joe!

the most crucial issue to stoners is also a huge laughing matter. how could this drug, in moderation, be bad?

(Source: blog.norml.org)


37
Aug 21
[A]s someone who was a leader in the White House that turned a record surplus into a deficit, that got us involved in a war that we never should have been in, and turned the floor of the New York stock exchange into a casino, I don’t think the American people are quite ready to hear a lecture from you on good governance.
Former White House spokesman Bill Burton, shredding Karl Rove on Faux News this morning. (via ryking)

34
Aug 27
The Tea Party, the debt ceiling, and white Southern extremism

25
Aug 27
let us develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness.
martin luther king, jr., “i’ve been on the mountaintop,” speech delivered on april 3rd, 1968 at the mason temple in memphis, tennessee a day before mlk was assassinated. (via nosex)

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Aug 30

81
Sep 01
…that of course like every other man of intelligence and education I do believe in organic evolution. It surprises me that at this late date such questions should be raised.

510
Sep 04
Why are left-wing activist groups so keen on registering the poor to vote?

Because they know the poor can be counted on to vote themselves more benefits by electing redistributionist politicians. Welfare recipients are particularly open to demagoguery and bribery.

Registering them to vote is like handing out burglary tools to criminals. It is profoundly antisocial and un-American to empower the nonproductive segments of the population to destroy the country - which is precisely why Barack Obama zealously supports registering welfare recipients to vote.

Conservative columnist Matthew Vadum, in his column “Registering the Poor to Vote is Un-American” for The American Thinker.

I literally do not know what to say this, other than the subtlety used in the past by folks like Vadum is dead. They do not want those in poverty to vote for fear their rich cronies will no longer be able to buy political clout. The richest 1% have 1% of the vote. 99% of the vote belongs to those outside of the top income brackets.

Never fear, Mr. Vadum. Citizens United v. FEC has your back. I’ll tell you what’s un-American: Decrying the empowerment of the impoverished via the last vestiges of the democratic process we have left in this country. To insist that a person is defined by what one owns versus who one is - that’s profoundly un-American.

You sir, are attempting to establish a new aristocracy in this country, a pseudo-royalty if you will. I believe the Founding Fathers might have a bigger problem with that than with the poor voting.

(via squeetothegee)

-_-‘

(via newwavefeminism)

Umm, American history? Anyone remember the first group to be given the right to vote after rich, land owning men? I’ll give you a hint. It starts with “NON LANDOWNING” and ends with “WHITE MEN”.

(via chauvinistsushi)

Proof that disenfranchisement is alive and well in the good ol’ US of A. This is sickening.

(via drinkthe-koolaid)

Disgusting

(Source: americanthinker.com)


11
Sep 12

Obama’s economic address last Thursday was seen as tough and firm because he finally called out Republicans in Congress. Progressives liked the new fortitude, and also the relatively large sums Obama would mobilize to jolt the economy back to vibrancy.

But there was nothing remotely radical (or even particularly liberal) about Obama’s ideas: tax cuts, many of them business-friendly, and new spending for such exotic projects as, well, schools and roads. As the president said, his proposals have all drawn Republican support in the past.

He was, however, talking about a Republican Party that existed before it was taken over by a new sensibility linking radical individualism with a loathing for government that would shock Hamilton, Clay, Lincoln and, for goodness’ sake, Robert Taft.

Thus the GOP sees the solution to the crisis in the measures its right wing has always favored: gutting regulation; keeping taxes on the affluent low; cutting government programs; and stopping Ben Bernanke and the Fed from doing anything to put the unemployed back to work that might risk the tiniest bit of inflation and thus dilute, even momentarily, the wealth of the already wealthy.


1457
Sep 19
I refuse to believe corporations are people until Texas executes one.

- Ara Rubya via @DanonNewsNet (via soupsoup)

hehe

(via mutualaddiction)