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"The US budget is like a 1st grader playing Oregon Trail. Spend all the money on ammunition so you can shoot at stuff, then wonder why your wagon is falling apart and everyone is dying of dysentery."
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thedisgruntledgradstudent:

timekiller-s:

everqueer:

Dear 53%ers:

Congratulations on all your success. I mean that. But all this “the gov’t never helped me” stuff? Yeah, about that:

- That no-frills State U. education you paid yourself through was so cheap because it was subsidized with tax dollars. The scholarship you earned, same deal.

- The road you drive on to work didn’t magically appear there. It was a gov’t project.

- You’ve likely never been hospitalized for food poisoning. Federal food inspectors do good work.

- Your business has been able to flourish in part thanks to protection from police and fire departments … UNION WORKERS and gov’t employees all.

- The Internet is a wonderful thing that makes wide dissemination of your ideas quick and easy, isn’t it? Yep, another innovation of the bloated, incompetent federal government. 

- At this very moment you are paying my salary to defend your right to your poorly-formed opinion and to be callous toward your fellow man. You’re welcome, jerks.

Sincerely,

An American soldier in Afghanistan

This is beautiful.

I do not understand why these concepts are so hard to grasp for some people.

Two words: “Willful blindness.”

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What the fuck?! Tea partiers, what the fee-fie-foe-fuck?! You control less than half of one chamber of congress and yet have somehow convinced everyone they’ve got to slash trillions in spending because of the “deficit crisis”. Many Republicans supported extending the largest contributing policy piece to our deficit, the Bush tax cuts - take the win. What are you still angry about? Yes, government still exists. We still have “traffic lights.” We’re sorry. Not everybody defines freedom as the ability to not pay taxes. Government isn’t perfect, but some people wish it was better, not gone. This whole process has been like, you’re in a bank it’s a negotiation where you’ve got some hostages and after getting everything you wanted you’re still going, “Oh, and one last demand, I still get to kill the hostages, right?” This is the part where they all come after you, and go “You won the debate, what are you going to do now?” and you go, “We’re going to Disneyl- Colonial Williamsburg.”

What the fuck?! Tea partiers, what the fee-fie-foe-fuck?! You control less than half of one chamber of congress and yet have somehow convinced everyone they’ve got to slash trillions in spending because of the “deficit crisis”. Many Republicans supported extending the largest contributing policy piece to our deficit, the Bush tax cuts - take the win. What are you still angry about? Yes, government still exists. We still have “traffic lights.” We’re sorry. Not everybody defines freedom as the ability to not pay taxes. Government isn’t perfect, but some people wish it was better, not gone. This whole process has been like, you’re in a bank it’s a negotiation where you’ve got some hostages and after getting everything you wanted you’re still going, “Oh, and one last demand, I still get to kill the hostages, right?” This is the part where they all come after you, and go “You won the debate, what are you going to do now?” and you go, “We’re going to Disneyl- Colonial Williamsburg.”

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Georgia Representative Wants To Investigate All Miscarriages

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willowphoto:

“Many women after miscarriage already blame themselves, wondering if they had done something wrong that accidentally caused them to lose a very wanted child. This bill would treat every woman as a potential criminal at a time when they are already at their most emotionally vulnerable.”

What is it with the Right and hating women?

Apparently if you lose a wanted pregnancy you’re a potential criminal. Awesome.

 Holy Fuck.

The GOP’s “small government”: small enough to fit in every uterus. 

Doesn’t the government have better things to do?

(Source: winifredjay)

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"I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death."
George Carlin. (via thingsfallingapart)
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"Sometimes I feel like America is just in a holding pattern. We’re basically waiting for all the people who are still bitter about modernity to pass away in large enough numbers that those of us willing to move into the future can actually capture the electorate. I never felt that so keenly as listening to Obama speak last night. It’s like living in a house where a cantankerous patriarch won’t let you fix anything up or clean anything, and you’re sitting around watching the house fall apart while waiting for him to die."

That general winding down feeling you’re getting is not an illusion (via dfdeshom)

Except that the guy urging you to “Win the Future” just sold the car you’re supposed to drive to get there.

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The founding fathers owned slaves? Bullshit!

uprightcitizens:

NASHVILLE — Members of Tennessee tea parties presented state legislators with five priorities for action Wednesday, including “rejecting” the federal health reform act, establishing an elected “chief litigator” for the state and “educating students the truth about America.”

About two dozen tea party activists held a news conference, then met with lawmakers individually to present their list of priorities and “demands” for the 2011 legislative session that opened Tuesday.

Regarding education, the material they distributed said, “Neglect and outright ill will have distorted the teaching of the history and character of the United States. We seek to compel the teaching of students in Tennessee the truth regarding the history of our nation and the nature of its government.”

That would include, the documents say, that “the Constitution created a Republic, not a Democracy.”

The material calls for lawmakers to amend state laws governing school curricula, and for textbook selection criteria to say that “No portrayal of minority experience in the history which actually occurred shall obscure the experience or contributions of the Founding Fathers, or the majority of citizens, including those who reached positions of leadership.”

Fayette County attorney Hal Rounds, the group’s lead spokesman during the news conference, said the group wants to address “an awful lot of made-up criticism about, for instance, the founders intruding on the Indians or having slaves or being hypocrites in one way or another.

OH MY GOD WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE YOU CANNOT WHITEWASH HISTORY LIKE THAT. JUST BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T LIKE IT DOESN’T MEAN IT DIDN’T HAPPEN! “INTRUDING” ON THE INDIANS? ARE YOU ALSO GOING TO GO THROUGH THE REST OF THE BOOKS AND TAKE OUT THE TRAIL OF TEARS AND THE INDIAN REMOVAL ACT AND ALL THAT ANDREW JACKSON BULLSHIT, ‘CAUSE WELP, HE WAS THE PRESIDENT!!? OH MY GOD I ACTUALLY CANNOT FORM WORDS.

^^^^^ THIS. ALL OF THIS. And I’m reusing that gif too.

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Where Happy Meals Are Illegal

A county law in California breaks the bond between toys and fast food.

Some might argue that the kids aren’t the problem here, since they can’t buy their own food and drive themselves to McDonald’s. But the problem is that kids ask for this food because of the toys and their parents can’t say NO. Good for you, California government!

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