inothernews: Do conservatives and “ree-PUBBB-lick-ahns” realize how stupid they sound when they sound off against science and “SIGH-uhn-tists” and “DAY-tuh”? Probably not. Here’s Aasif Mandvi’s story from last night’s The Daily Show. jesus, please save me from your people.
The most dangerous group of political extremists today… is the major sector of...– Democratic Strategist, “Wake up, commentators…” (via ryking)
It’s the tenth anniversary of the Patriot Act. But what do you get for the...– STEPHEN COLBERT, The Colbert Report (via inothernews)
HOLY BAILOUT - Federal Reserve Now Backstopping... →
cognitivedissonance: This is quite frightening (emphasis from the source): This story from Bloomberg just hit the wires this morning. Bank of America is shifting derivatives in its Merrill investment banking unit to its depository arm, which has access to the Fed discount window and is protected by the FDIC. This means that the investment bank’s European derivatives exposure is now...
Mohandas Gandhi: Money in Politics is The Biggest... →
diegueno: When I read or hear about the problems that government has that come from it being unresponsive to voters, I remember a line from one of my favorite movies, a line that is the most instructive to anyone to understand how politics have worked through out my life in the USA: … cannot emphasize this enough, money in politics is the single biggest corruptor of our...
cantmakeyoucarebutaware: Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Pollution is Not the Secret to Job Creation →
mohandasgandhi: Paul Krugman’s column in the New York Times this morning laments one of the many ironies of our time: politicians in Washington are finally talking about job creation but Republicans (and some Democrats I’m sure) pin their hopes for employment on environmental deregulation. As Krugman points out, “Serious economic analysis actually says that we need more protection, not...
Koch-funded scientists confirm global warming →
mohandasgandhi: Remember when physicist Richard Muller was called to testify in the House by denialist Republicans who thought he’d debunk global warming, and he ended up supporting it instead? That was fun! And it just happened again on a grander scale. Muller’s group at Berkeley, which was funded in part by the Charles G. Koch foundation, has reexamined (with a skeptical eye, of course) a...
The very idea that the minority would filibuster the debate itself, then...– Steve Benen on GOP obstructionism and the jobs bill. (via mayaslinklings) imagine the coverage of this bullshit was as good as that of a world series game. put some fucking cameras on that shit, run some play by play, a commentator and a color man. you wanna sabotage a jobs bill, you wanna play...
People that said that guys like me were only supporting Obama because he was...– Civil rights leader and Politics Nation host REV. AL SHARPTON, on The Daily Show (via inothernews) this guy has always struck me as kinda sleazy and disingenuous, but I think this quote will live on as testimony to the difference between color and common sense—herman cain is not good for the...
CTJ's Analysis of Cain's 9-9-9 Tax Plan →
If presidential candidate Herman Cain’s proposed “9-9-9 tax plan” was in effect today, then the richest one percent of taxpayers would each pay $210,000 less in annual taxes on average, while the poorest 60 percent of taxpayers would each pay about $2,000 more in annual taxes on average, than they do now. Moreover, under the 9-9-9 plan, the United States government would collect about $340...
Evidence Builds That Scientists Underplay Climate... →
The warnings were dire: 188 predictions showing that climate-induced changes to the environment would put 7 percent of all plant and animal species on the globe – one out of every 14 critters – at risk of extinction. Predictions like these have earned climate scientists the obloquy from critics for being “alarmist” – dismissed for using inflated descriptions of doom and destruction to...
Pentagon says it will cost another $1 billion to... →
$1 BILLION = 10,000 auditors @ $100,000/year. DO IT. that’s a not-so-small army of well paid cpa’s. keep in mind there are only between 80-100,000 employees of the irs(and they’re designed to keep tabs on 300million people). if using 1/10 of the nation’s tax team couldn’t do it in a year, the situation is well more fucked than they let on…and worth every...
It was all predicted, but the unanimous decision by Senate Republicans on...– No Jobs Bill, and No Ideas - NYTimes.com (via jiffysquid)
The way to understand [the Right’s reaction to Occupy Wall Street] is to realize...– Paul Krugman, “Panic of the Plutocrats.” (via ryking) paul says it best - debam
Perry attacks Romney for saying he wouldn't kill... →
THIS. jesus christ, these people are so fucking ass-backwards it took me a second to realize this video was intended as a dis against romney. this title isn’t hyperbole or a logical conclusion of some other issue, it is exactly what it says it is— perry attacks romney for saying he wouldn’t kill people. mind-blowing.
Rollingstone: Climate Change and the End of... →
thesustainablelife: Want to know what global warming has in store for us? Just go to Australia, where rivers are drying up, reefs are dying, and fires and floods are ravaging the continent “here we go again, those democrats will sacrifice a whole continent with hurricanes and droughts that they probably made in a factory in new zealand to trick people into buying their damn solar...
Bill O'Reilly Still Believes That Jesus Guided... →
no he doesn’t. the christian base is the largest, easiest block of votes in the country. say you believe in jesus and all of the magic of the bible and voila, you now have access to the 76% of americans that identify themselves as christian. he’s not stupid, he’ll play the game, he is paid, afterall to be the spokesman for the republican agenda. manufacture outrage against...
Petition to reinstate the Glass-Steagall act →
jonathan-cunningham: Remember those billions of dollars spent rescuing banks that were “too big to fail”? Well, the reason we don’t want to those banks to fail is because everyone keeps their money there. After the great depression, lawmakers saw a need to separate the investment money (the money that was spent on speculation and that had a chance to be lost) with individual savings and checking...