…conservatives have bastardized the concept of the American Dream, and...– Celebrities in Unequal Times (via azspot)
Corporations write our legislation. They control our systems of information....– Chris Hedges (via azspot) The Divided States of America
We stand helpless before the corporate onslaught. There is no way to vote...– Chris Hedges (via azspot)
asphyxion: i went to a high school where they played jeopardy music when you had about 30 seconds to get to class and i shit you not best part of the day was seeing kids sprinting to class with this music playing
Bob Burnett: Republicans Aren't Christians →
Nonetheless, American Calvinism has become so extreme that it no longer deserves to be called Christianity. Jesus’ first commandment was to love God. But his other teachings are about loving those around us. His second commandment was “love thy neighbor as thyself.” Jesus amplified this in his Sermon on the Mount: blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and...
The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no...– Carl Sagan (via sirmitchell)
As a pastor for over the past twenty years, what I’ve seen again and again is...– Rob Bell (via azspot) you are spot on Mr. Rob Bell. spirituality has been hijacked by externalities, membership rules and dues. burn the book, look within. — cbg
Corporate Win: Supreme Court Says Monsanto Has... →
krystalcunningham: the-lone-pamphleteer: by Jacob Chamberlain for commondreams.org The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of biotech giant Monsanto, ordering Indiana farmer Vernon Hugh Bowman, 75, to pay Monsanto more than $84,000 for patent infringement for using second generation Monsanto seeds purchased second hand—a ruling which will have broad implications...
Since the day he took office, the Obama administration has undertaken an assault...– The Day the Obama Administration Went All Nixon on Us (via azspot)
You can’t meet every Tuesday with a killer list and continually have drones drop...– Cornel West (via azspot)
America is in a hole. The last response of the blowhards and cowards who have...– Guantánamo Bay: Enough to make you gag (via azspot) we are disgusting. and spend a dollar to save a dime stupid— let a 100 out that have 10 years of reasons to do something bad, or keep them imprisoned without charge forever and spawn a 1000000 more? if you act reprehensibly you are fuel for the...
CIA agents broke the law during the Bush Administration. They perpetrated...– The Absurdity of Letting the CIA Vet the Torture Report (via azspot) hope and change or gtfo. — cbg
I know who made the environment and he’s coming back and going to burn it all...– Mark Driscoll (via azspot) jesus, I know we don’t speak often, and it’s usually when I need something, I know, but this is serious, jesus. please for the love of all that is holy, please save us from your fucktard preachermens. please. amen.
Poll Finds Strong Acceptance for Public... →
Americans overwhelmingly favor installing video surveillance cameras in public places, judging the infringement on their privacy as an acceptable trade-off for greater security from terrorist attacks, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll. This is fucking ridiculous. The only people who still have landlines are 100+ years old (the only people included in the study). People...
…even the most conservative of Christians alive today do not respond to our...– Rev. Michael Dowd (via azspot)
Secrecy is the linchpin of abuse of government power. If people are able to...– Glenn Greenwald (via azspot)
Part of the answer surely lies in the widespread desire to see economics as a...– The 1 Percent’s Solution (via azspot) the divided states of america.
George W. Bush failed to keep us safe, partly because he happened to be...– Conor Friedersdorf (via azspot)
George W. Bush presided over an international network of torture chambers and,...– Let George W. Bush Discuss His Legacy However He Likes… from the Hague (via azspot) he killed hundreds of thousands and it wasn’t by accident.
Liberals Are Cool: The Biggest Financial Scandal... →
Matt Taibbi: “Conspiracy theorists of the world, believers in the hidden hands of the Rothschilds and the Masons and the Illuminati, we skeptics owe you an apology. You were right. The players may be a little different, but your basic premise is correct: The world is a rigged game. We found… transparency is the only thing that can save us.
Male privilege is “I have a boyfriend” being the only thing that can actually...– The Sociological Cinema (via yourlittlewonders) it’s cause some guys are bitches. they don’t respect the boyfriend, they’re afraid of the mystery man out there that may beat his ass if he acts inappropriately. if you reject him and there is no physical threat, he acts like a...
Mohandas Gandhi: theamericanbear: globalwarmist:... →
theamericanbear: globalwarmist: “Just six days ago, my village was struck by a drone, in an attack that terrified thousands of simple, poor farmers. The drone strike and its impact tore my heart, much as the tragic bombings in Boston last week tore your hearts and also mine. “What… you don’t win by losing. period. must stop this nonsense.
Second-Guessing George W. Bush →
First, if my primary qualification to be president was that my dad had held the job, if I had failed at nearly every job I ever had because I was a throwing-up drunk through my 40th birthday, if I were thoroughly unprepared in my understanding of American constitutional principles and in my knowledge of world events, I would never have run for such a powerful office. To do so would be reckless...
He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from...– Thomas Paine (via azspot) this this this this this. this is a simple abstraction of “do unto others…” it’s clear that anyone who would admonish a “libb-raaahl” for protecting the “enemy” (see: minority of every stripe) even when it’s so easy to ride a tide of judgement to an oppressive outcome,...
We calmly accept newspaper reports of civilian slaughter in far off lands. We...– Robert F. Kennedy Remarks to the Cleveland City Club, April 5, 1968 (via androphilia)
mohandasgandhi: realfakescientist: beeishappy: John Oliver talks to gun lobbyist Philip ‘Gun Control Doesn’t Work’ Van Cleave. This was an incredible segment. His logic is shot to Hell. wow. “We don’t do background checks for the First Amendment.” whoop-ti-fuckin-doooo. and your mama too. it takes all of five minutes to find the reset button on 2nd amendment man here....
… the cycle is the same, something horrible happens, we all watch it happen in...– Chris Hayes (via azspot) perspective. it doesn’t just cost lives lost, it costs the potential of everyone left living. — cbg
“I am simply unable to comprehend how assault weapons and large capacity...– Adolphus Busch IV resigns NRA membership (via wilwheaton) hey, normal people-speak out of ex-nra member. yay normies! oh my god, I’ve become my parents. — cbg