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sangfroidwoolf:

This will always be the best headline ever.

literally never forget

This idiot’s name is Don Dwyer Jr, and he is a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates. More recently, Dwyer was charged with driving under the influence while doing 70 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Dwyer was charged with infractions that included driving while impaired by alcohol, reckless driving and displaying expired tags, according to online court records.
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socialjusticejonah:

sangfroidwoolf:

This will always be the best headline ever.

literally never forget

This idiot’s name is Don Dwyer Jr, and he is a Republican member of the Maryland House of Delegates. More recently, Dwyer was charged with driving under the influence while doing 70 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Dwyer was charged with infractions that included driving while impaired by alcohol, reckless driving and displaying expired tags, according to online court records.

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abaldwin360:

Elections should be publicly funded.

Each candidate should receive an equal amount of public money to run their campaign, and that’s it. No donations, no contributions from lobbies or special interest groups. No rich single donors or super-pacs.

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satanic-capitalist:

American Fascism: Ralph Nader Decries How Big Business Has Taken Control of the U.S. Government 1/2 (by democracynow)

Published on Jun 4, 2013

http://www.democracynow.org - Describing the United States as an “advanced Third World country,” longtime consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader calls for a new mass movement to challenge the power corporations have in Washington. “It is not too extreme to call our system of government now ‘American Fascism.’ It’s the control of government by big business, which Franklin Delano Roosevelt defined in 1938 as fascism,” Nader says.

Watch Part 2 of this interview: http://youtu.be/oIZtPsAG33U

Nader continues: “We have the lowest minimum wage in the Western world. We have the greatest amount of consumer debt. We have the highest child poverty, the highest adult poverty, huge underemployment, a crumbling public works — but huge multi-billionaires and hugely profitable corporations. I say to the American people: what’s your breaking point? When are you going to stop making excuses for yourself? When are you going to stop exaggerating these powers when you know you have the power in this country if you organize it?” Nader has just published a new book, “Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns.”

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When your government betrays you, it’s time for a new government.

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abaldwin360:

Members of the Tea Party will try and tell you that they aren’t a bunch of bigots filled with hate, the problem is, their words and actions say otherwise.

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CURRENT GLOBAL POLITICAL MAYHEM STATUS

  • Brazil: Massive Nation-Wide protests and riots caused by, among other factors, monetary focus on the World Cup and Olympics instead of the well-being of the populace
  • Venezuela: Massive protests and riots caused by unjust elections and violation of democratic rights
  • United States: Texas state law was declared invalid after being voted on after a deadline and being protested by both the people and a state Senator. Protests at the senate growing, and law enforcement called in. - The Voting Rights Act of 1965 has been declared inert in the US i.e people of color can be barred from voting.
  • Australia: Leadership ballot being called in 2 hours for the third time during the Prime Minister's leadership as to whether or not she will continue as leader of the ALP, her party.
  • United Kingdom: Government will ban Church of England and Church of Wales from offering same-sex marriage.
  • Greece: Trans*people and sex workers are being rounded up in concentration camps
  • Russia: Government creating anti-homosexuality policies threatening the safety of all LGBT*Q Russians.
  • China: Dozens (at least 27) have been killed in protests in the Xinjiang province of north-west China.
  • Turkey: Police fire water cannons and gas-grenades at anti-government rioters.
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mamaatheist:

An atheist state lawmaker tasked with delivering the opening prayer for this afternoon’s session of the House of Representatives asked that people not bow their heads.

Democratic Representative Juan Mendez, of Tempe, instead spoke about his “secular humanist tradition” and even quoted author Carl Sagan.

“Most prayers in this room begin with a request to bow your heads,” Mendez said. “I would like to ask that you not bow your heads. I would like to ask that you take a moment to look around the room at all of the men and women here, in this moment, sharing together this extraordinary experience of being alive and of dedicating ourselves to working toward improving the lives of the people in our state.”

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fuckyeahfeminists:

I can’t with this world.

Oh my god, look at some of these questions.

- “What would you think of Elizabeth Colbert Busch if I told you she had had an abortion?

- “What would you think of Elizabeth Colbert Busch if I told you a judge held her in contempt of court at her divorce proceedings?

- “What would you think of Elizabeth Colbert Busch if I told you she was caught running up a charge account bill?

Because all women do is get abortions, lie in divorce proceedings, all while USING THEIR CREDIT CARDS. lolzsillywomen.

America the Depraved.

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'Ricin' letter sent to Barack Obama

'Ricin' letter sent to Barack Obama http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22190031

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jtotheizzoe:

What happens when a conservative website “discovers” a study that studies the explosive corkscrew nature of duck genitalia and how it relates to sexual evolution? Their commenters completely lose their minds at the idea that the government would fund such basic science research (srsly, read the comments … or actually maybe don’t).

Except that basic science research like this is the cornerstone of innovation and discovery. Carl Zimmer stands up for this kind of science in this must-read article, and I stand behind him. Besides, xkcd’s money chart reminds us that this isn’t why the budget is in trouble, maybe?

Science is a journey of unknowns, a slow and careful march into uncharted territories of human knowledge. We can not predict how research will benefit humanity, because those benefits might be years, or even decades down the road. Or they might not materialize at all.

You can’t fund the invention of an MRI machine, instead you fund basic research in the physics of magnetic resonance on living tissues. Likewise, studies of sexual conflict in ducks can unlock the secrets of our own evolution, and might even help us understand mysterious conditions like preeclampsia (which killed Sybil on Downton Abbey, an event I have not fully recovered from).

This is why it is so important to share science with your friends, and to make sure that scientists and science folks everywhere are connecting with the public. Because if you don’t communicate your science, then someone else will do it for you, and nefariously. 

By this point, you probably want to see the slo-mo videos of those explosive corkscrew genitalia, right? Here ya go

Perhaps most tragically, the critics seem to be missing the easy opportunity to make “stimulus package” jokes … which is funny, I don’t care who ya are.

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Palestinian groom Emad al-Malalha, 21, walks with Manal Abu Shanar, 17, his Egyptian bride inside a smuggling tunnel beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip on March 21, 2013. Al-Malalha , who said that his bride was not given a permit from Egyptian authorities to enter the Gaza Strip, brought her from neighbouring Egypt through a smuggling tunnel to celebrate his wedding in his native Gaza Strip.
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fotojournalismus:

Palestinian groom Emad al-Malalha, 21, walks with Manal Abu Shanar, 17, his Egyptian bride inside a smuggling tunnel beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip on March 21, 2013. Al-Malalha , who said that his bride was not given a permit from Egyptian authorities to enter the Gaza Strip, brought her from neighbouring Egypt through a smuggling tunnel to celebrate his wedding in his native Gaza Strip.

[Credit : Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters]

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abaldwin360:

How can conservatives act like this kind of shit only comes from the ‘fringes’ of their party when this kind of shit happens at CPAC?

CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) is THE conservative political conference. This is the mainstream GOP.

Every Republican presidential candidate makes an appearance.

Every big name in the GOP and the Tea Party.

Stop pretending that it’s just the fringe that acts like this.

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randomactsofchaos:

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randomactsofchaos:

Matt Wuerker/Politico (03/08/2013)

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"No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free."

— Assata Shakur (via arianathepoet)

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whitecleopatra:

i see the humor in this and everything but if this reaches the desired amount of signatures, the number will only go up because this is not an actual petition to make an actual positive change and yeah havent you all learned anything from death star

man theres a time and a place and when one of the most powerful nations on the planet is refusing to acknowledge peoples rights and spending billions of dollars on wars and torturing prisoners and being taken over by corporations it is not the time or place to be doing bullshit like this

i fucking hate these fake petitions. why can’t anyone put effort into positive, real changes? amazing how people always have time to sign these stupid fucking joke petitions but never take time to sign any real petitions that could actually save lives or stop violence.

My thoughts exactly. I love the humor, but we have an opportunity to make those politician dickweeds pay attention, and we’re wasting it on a fucking R. Kelly song? America is so fucking stupid.

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liberalsarecool:

The pillars of the Right Wing are “forgotten” when trying to attack Obama.

One of the few non-horrible things that Ronald Reagan ever did.

It’s become Conservative practice to twist history to suit their needs, much in the same way that they twist their own Bible to suit their needs. It’s like when today’s Republicans try to co-opt Lincoln’s accomplishments for their own, completely disregarding his progressivism.

reagan-was-a-horrible-president:

liberalsarecool:

The pillars of the Right Wing are “forgotten” when trying to attack Obama.

One of the few non-horrible things that Ronald Reagan ever did.

It’s become Conservative practice to twist history to suit their needs, much in the same way that they twist their own Bible to suit their needs. It’s like when today’s Republicans try to co-opt Lincoln’s accomplishments for their own, completely disregarding his progressivism.

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