So, here’s where we are on the debt limit discussions: Democrats have agreed to...– Paul Krugman
Vets Call on New Hampshire Republican Chair to... →
timetruthhumor: Washington, DC - The largest progressive group of veterans in America, VoteVets.org, today called on the Chair of the New Hampshire Republican Party to apologize to troops and military families for saying re-electing President Obama will mean those who died in war will have died “completely in vain.” Caught on video, Chairman Jack Kimball said this week, “Ladies and gentlemen,...
Obama Officials Call for Passage of DREAM Act →
timetruthhumor: Lydia Mulvany of The Miami Herald: “Passing the DREAM Act could be one answer to America’s need to fill high-skill jobs and keep the U.S. military at full strength, Obama administration officials said Tuesday. The DREAM Act would give children of illegal immigrants a chance at U.S. citizenship if they complete two years of college or military service, clear background checks...
If you’re one of these women, don’t worry: the (Supreme) Court says it’s still...– STEPHEN COLBERT, remarking on the Supreme Court’s ruling that women may not sue Wal-Mart for sexual discrimination as part of a class action, on The Colbert Report. Luckily SCOTUS stands up for those corporations, eh? (via inothernews) Yeah. It’s like that.
STFU, Conservatives: Ms. Magazine: Ten ways to be... →
fistwavingfeminism: 1. Stop making rape jokes. These jokes are becoming really popular right now and they are not funny. The other day, I heard a really famous musician say, “This is my rape face!” while narrowing his eyes and wrinkling up his nose. Another man sitting nearby replied,…
See the game? (According to Chris Wallace at Fox News,) I make fun of...– JON STEWART, calling out Fox “News,” on The Daily Show (via inothernews)
stfuconservatives: (Editor’s note: this is a long submission, so I’m putting it behind a cut. But it’s worth reading, especially if you live in Indiana.) rennajenna submitted: “I am currently an intern at in the state government of Indiana. For those who do not know, Indiana is extremely conservative, a fact...
CNN: 95- Year Old Woman Forced to Remove Adult... →
No words. Well maybe a few. You know, they don’t do this in the Israeli airports and those are reportedly the safest in the world. They don’t do this in the European airports- again, safe. So why must we keep doing this in our airports? Why?!
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley... →
pantslessprogressive: Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley issued a statement late Saturday saying that fellow Justice David Prosser choked her and disputing claims that she attacked him first. “The facts are that I was demanding that he get out of my office and he put his hands around my neck in anger in a chokehold,” she said. “Those are the facts and you can try to spin those...
Marchers silently protest new Alabama immigration... →
timetruthhumor: BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — A candlelight march protesting Alabama’s tough new immigration law drew enough people of different colors and faiths to fill nearly 11 city blocks Saturday evening at Linn Park in downtown Birmingham. “You look like Alabama to me,” Scott Douglas, head of the interfaith antipoverty group Greater Birmingham Ministries, and one of the rally organizers, told...
Nurses Rally for a Tax on Financial Speculation →
pantslessprogressive: Sandy Falwell, who has worked in a neonatal intensive care unit for some 20 years, could tell plenty of stories about the impact of the Great Recession on the lives of her patients. One of the most painful: After a woman gave birth to a 2-pound baby, she told Falwell that she blamed herself for her baby’s premature birth. During her pregnancy she had been unable to afford...
TPM: Wis. Justice Prosser, Accused of Assaulting... →
Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser is now reportedly accused of grabbing fellow female Justice, Ann Walsh Bradley, by the neck during an argument that took place in Justice Bradley’s chambers over the recent upholding of Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union legislation. The argument was reportedly witnessed by several other justices. This is not the first time Justice Prosser...
I’m not anticipating complete mayhem for the next four or five years, but I...– President Obama discussing his daughter, Malia, turning 13 on “Good Morning America”. Uhh…most dads threaten their daughter’s potential beaus with guns and bodily harm when they begin dating… but did he just threaten all potential dates with the Secret Service?!...
CNN: Police Arrest Long Island Man for Long Island... →
Police believe the shooter was robbing the pharmacy for a cash of prescription drugs and narcotics.
NC Hold Public Hearing Over 5-Decade Old Forced... →
(CNN) — Deborah Chesson spoke through tears Wednesday as she addressed a North Carolina task force on behalf of her mother. “I’m writing you with hopes that you will understand the pain, hurt and emptiness I still feel inside,” she read. “A social worker convinced my mom to sign for me to undergo an operation that would prevent me from getting pregnant, not knowing...
Another Cautionary Tale: Police Say "Jackass" Star... →
Politico: Vargas Story Was Turned Down By Former... →
Full text: President Obama's statement on war in... →
producermatthew: President Obama: Good evening. Nearly 10 years ago, America suffered the worst attack on our shores since Pearl Harbor. This mass murder was planned by Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida network in Afghanistan, and signaled a new threat to our security — one in which the targets were no longer soldiers on a battlefield, but innocent men, women and children going about their...
There are believed to be 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United...– My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant: Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas comes out as an illegal immigrant in NYT Magazine. (via: infinite hope)
Circumcision ban argument cuts both ways →
producermatthew: Members of the religious and medical community are upset over a proposed circumcision ban in San Francisco — now, they’re taking their argument to court. From KGO: Opponents say a state law forbids local governments from getting involved in deciding issues that involve medical procedures, so a variety of groups are going to take their issue to the courtroom. “Clearly it...
NPR: Trial Nears in Post-Katrina Bridge Shootings →
It is the morning of September 5, 2005. The city of New Orleans has been underwater for six days and is in chaos. A group of police respond to a call that civilians are shooting and there is an officer down, but what takes place on the Danziger Bridge is anything but a restoration of law and order. The police claim the civilians were shooting at them, but witnesses paint a far different tale of...
Following President's Resignation, Six GLADD Board... →
Despite Surviving A No Confidence Vote, Tens of... →
This article, found at Reuters Africa, also offers an interesting view of the ongoing protests in Greece.
Sen. John McCain told me this morning that he’s “not sure what all this...– John McCain Baffled by Controversy Over Illegal Immigrant Comments - George Stephanopoulos’ Bottom Line (via radicallyhottoff) IS THIS FOR REAL (via piddlebucket) WHAT? WHAT? (via the-madame-hatter) Oh, John McCain. We’re just so darned happy you aren’t president. Is he trying to say he didn’t...
It says, ‘Raise an army.’ It says absolutely nothing about race, color, creed,...– Marine Corps. Sergeant Major Michael Barrett • Speaking to a group of Marines about the reversal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Barrett argues that, even to somebody who may harbor personal prejudice against homosexuals, is likely to strike a chord. Namely, the argument for a military free of...
RT @jnthnnthnl: who knew? RT @RuPaul: The term “Drag” is an acronym dating back to Shakespearean theatre describing a boy “DRessed As Girl”
Republican Committee Fakes Democratic Tweets →
timetruthhumor: By Alicia M. Cohn for “The Hill”———— The National Republican Senatorial Committee used prominent Democrats on Twitter to promote their new website DemsPlanForAmerica.com on Monday. The NRSC ( National Republican Senatorial Committee) Twitter account sent out several fake retweets (RTs) for tweets that did not exist on the Twitter accounts of multiple Democrats, making it seem as...
Supreme Court blocks job bias suit against... →
timetruthhumor: The Supreme Court put the brakes on a massive job discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart, saying class-action status that could potentially involve hundreds of thousands of female workers was too large. FULL STORY
9/11 Hate Crime Victim Seeks to Save His Attacker →
Rais Bhuiya just after the shooting which occurred ten days after 9/11 in Texas. The shooter, Mark Stroman, had been on a rampage, shooting anyone he found who looked “Muslim” or of “Middle-eastern descent ” following the September 11th attacks. Bhuiya had been working in a convenience store and believed at first he was being robbed. He offered Stroman all the money...
John McCain blamed illegal immigrants for having... →
pantslessprogressive: PP: Does John McCain know the ethnic background of the two people who are being questioned by authorities over the unattended campfire that may have started the blaze? If they aren’t illegal immigrants, is McCain going to schedule another presser to let the country know that, say, a middle-aged white couple started the fire? I don’t think so.
Almost Glittered Again: Latest Target Michele... →
Israel Seeks Mercy Leave for Pollard →
In 1985, Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst, was convicted of spying on behalf of the Israeli government against the United States. He was sentenced to life two years later. In the last month, the Israeli government had continued to petition for a compassionate leave from prison for Pollard to visit his dying father in Israel. The U.S. government adamantly refused up...
President Obama: Father's Day Address →
Say what you will about his policies or his economic plan (we all have), our President is an awesome family man. With so many negative images of Black men out there I find his dedication to his wife and daughters absolutely inspiring. This is one reason I am proud to call President Obama my president.
The public library is the only institution in American society whose purpose is...– ALA | American Libraries - 12 Ways Libraries Are Good for the Country (via walkyouhome)
Why I am a Male Feminist →
angstiosis: trinichaos: “he posed a question to all of the men in the room: “Men, what things do you do to protect yourself from being raped or sexually assaulted?” Not one man, including myself, could quickly answer the question. Finally, one man raised his hand and said, “Nothing.” Then Katz asked the women, “What things do you do to protect yourself from being raped or sexually...
VIDEO: At Republican Leadership Conference, Obama... →
timekiller-s: cognitivedissonance: The nation’s GOP elite gathered in New Orleans this weekend for the Republican Leadership Conference. In attendance were presidential candidates Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and potential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Prior to a speech by RNC Chair Reince Preibus, an Obama impersonator took the stage and told a series of racist jokes. A...
It is instructive to compare President Obama’s actions with those of his...– Jack Balkin, “George W. Obama and the OLC” If I may be excused to detour into politics briefly, let me say this: I’m a realist progressive who has rarely, if ever, been palpably disappointed by Obama administration actions. I have a clear understanding of the ins and outs of political expediency,...
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics...– John Adams
Having seen the people of all other nations bowed down to the earth under the...– Thomas Jefferson