I remember being an idealistic kid/teenager and putting faith in the shit I picked up in civics and social studies classes. Money ruins everything.
I also concur with this. Fuck these Stone Age motherfuckers; organize and vote!
In an 1822 letter to Kentucky Lt. Governor W.T. Barry, James Madison wrote that “a popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or perhaps both.” Madison’s letter, originally espousing a robust public education system for Kentucky, has since been used as an appeal for open government. “A people who mean to be their own governors,” Madison wrote, “must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” Today, the people appear utterly unarmed against the National Security Agency, which holds a incredible amount of knowledge about citizens while withholding essential facts about how it spies on them. That secret knowledge is secret power, which is anathema to democracy when in the hands of an unaccountable elite.
what is it that is the leading cause of poverty in our country? It’s having kids without marriage.
Rand Paul, as interviewed by Glenn Beck 6/26/13
Uh, no, asshole. It’s an economic system predicated on selling out the future of all but the 1%. So fuck you.
Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said the court’s decision on Tuesday reflected the positive impact of the civil rights legislation and that the legislation was no longer needed.
“What it tells me is after 45 years, the Voting Rights Act worked,” Mr. Grassley said, “and that’s the best I can say. It just proves that it worked.”
Fuck you, you asshole; your atavistic bullshit can’t die off soon enough.
There’s no way these people can be this stupid. They know exactly how much the press will report, and that they won’t get called on this mendacious bullshit. Fuck ’em. It would take about half a second to point out that, you know, racism is in fact alive and well.
Not to mention…well, Chuck, if we don’t need the law anymore, then why ar eyou working so hard to get rid of it? It’s not like we’d decriminalize murder if the murder rate dropped to zero, right? That shit would still be wrong, and it would still be a crime.
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You’re voting which you’re hoping
Will stop their guns from smoking
Is someone fucking joking?
They’re bankers in sheep’s clothing
If the choice is between Marx and FDR, I’ll take FDR every time, but if it’s Marx and Rand…well, that’s a different story.
(Via Balloon Juice)
Incomes for the bottom 90 percent of Americans only grew by $59 on average between 1966 and 2011 (when you adjust those incomes for inflation), according to an analysis by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston for Tax Analysts. During the same period, the average income for the top 10 percent of Americans rose by $116,071, Johnston found.
To put that into perspective: if you say the $59 boost is equivalent to one inch, then the incomes of the top 10 percent of Americans rose by 168 feet, Johnston explained to Alternet last week.
Welp, this economic system seems to be working perfectly. I look forward to more privileged white people explaining why this is a desirable outcome for everyone.
Fucking swine. Sharpen your pitchforks.
Man, I support this wholeheartedly. There’s no way it would happen but by by-goddamn-well ought to. Fuck these swine.
Go sign it! Make your friends and family sign it!