Rick Perry "Retires" To Boost Public Pension... →
letterstomycountry: Rick Perry has done something his opponents have been hoping he’d do for years: retire. But it’s not what the governor’s detractors had in mind. Perry officially retired in January so he could start collecting his lucrative pension benefits early, but he still gets to collect his salary — and has in turn dramatically boosted his take-home pay. Perry makes a $150,000 annual...
Noah's Ark? Not likely, but good try. I say leave... →
[T]here is a self-serving logic to the Right’s aversion to a systemic approach...– Why Conservatives Can’t Fix Poverty The core of right-wing ideology is “cheap labor.” Mitigating poverty makes labor more expense. Hence, the Right’s refusal to do reduce or eliminate poverty. (via ryking)
Fighting Foreclosure - Make the Banks 'Produce the...
anticapitalist: occupyonline: Glitchthemachine did a nice job of researching and posting a number of resources related to fighting foreclosure. I am going to condense and supply the links and his text here. Video: Homeowner Demands Bank to Produce the Note This is a great video, it explains about MERS and how the mortgage industry privatized the record keeping process into an electronic...
Think Apple looked at tax rates before it decided to open their stores ?...– My Views on Corporations & Taxes — Mark Cuban (via apoplecticskeptic) Apple is keeping 2/3rds of its massive cash reserves off-shore because it doesn’t want to pay taxes on them here. That’s money that the company could invest here, but isn’t. So Cuban is spectacularly wrong. And as for...
Newt's Outregeous New Tax Plan
liberalsarecool: Robert Reich: Newt Gingrich has done it again. With his new tax plan he has raised the bar from irresponsibility to recklessness. Every dollar estimate I’m about to share with you comes from the independent, non-partisan Tax Policy Center – a group whose estimates are used by almost everyone in Washington regardless of political persuasion. ...
Fish May Have Started Walking Underwater →
deconversionmovement: A lungfish that uses its fins for walking could help to unravel the steps our distant relations took in order to move from water to land. The African lungfish (Protopterus annectens) has lobe-shaped fins similar to those seen in the ancestors of the first vertebrates to walk on land.
The Letter of the Law
Why is Obama's health insurance plan for people...
girlishfeministi: I thought Obama was a socialist!?!!?!?! Oh, wait. He isn’t. And we don’t have socialized medicine. fml I sigh in solidarity.
Confession: I Read Foreign Newspaper Articles...
nonplussedbyreligion: When the Tea Party votes one of these well respected people into office, foreign affairs are going to be splendid. The world, the friggin WORLD, knows more about our politics than so many Americans. Even if you don’t read the entire article, the heading and opening paragraph basically sums it up. When the world starts comparing GW to Einstein based on the actions of...
Texas town says goodbye to 'hello' | mndaily.com -... →
tellwiddit: Next on the agenda: Shells will be renamed, “sheavens”. Then they tackle the task of “heavenicopters.”
“I think that if he is a politician and saying these things because he’s a politician but he doesn’t believe them, or if he does believe them, I don’t know if I like either of those answers very much. I know that at the end of the day, he’s wrong. He’s definitely on the wrong side of history when it comes to these issues.”
It is Fox’s war on Christmas, it’s back baby…yes, yes lady wearing cross on...– Jon Stewart, taking on Fox News’ yearly “War on Christmas” segments Watch the entire clip here, it is worth it. (via reallyfoxnews) I highly recommend watching this clip. It’s hilarious. (via proudtobegodfree)
Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts,...– Shel Silverstein (via silas216)
Riot Gear’s Evolution
nonplussedbyreligion: From the 1995 Million Man March, in D.C to the 2011 Occupy Oakland Eviction. There are so many things wrong with this image. So very many things. ~ Kim
As all advocates of feminist politics know most people do not understand sexism...– bell hooks (via nyx2701)
Tearing Down The Man From The Inside: OWS San...
letterstomycountry: Fascinating development in San Francisco: Occupy protesters as financiers? It’s strange but true: Some Occupy San Francisco members announced plans to create the People’s Reserve Credit Union. Are the occupiers ready to be bankers? “The goal of this project is to encourage San Francisco residents, businesses, as well as non-profit and city agencies, to keep their money out...
New Jersey University Hires More Staff To Cover... →
nonplussedbyreligion: This is a follow up to my very angry rant last week. I still hope they all get fired and that the hospital can find something to present to the Board of Nursing for them to face disciplinary action. As I said before, the field of nursing is so vast. If they don’t think they can handle working with certain patient population, they can go find one that works for them....
People who think that the first amendment protects...
I'll bet you never thought about this;
religiousragings: bretrob: Atheists who celebrate christmas, are TOTAL fucking hypocrites. lolololololololol I bet you don’t know that atheists get asked about this all the time. And of course the Christians stole this holiday from a pagan holiday called Yule, which was around for a LONG time before Christmas ever began. I mean, what does bringing in a tree and putting ornaments on it...