I’ve seen extraordinary change in my lifetime, some of it in the last decade. I...– Rebecca Solnit, What Comes After Hope | TomDispatch (via nickturse)
Massive Tornado Hits Oklahoma; Right Wing Mocks,...
publicshaming: Listen, I realize everyone has their own ways to deal with tragedy. I’m definitely not one to say “this is not time to politicize.” Everything is political and everything that happens within our government has an impact on how we live with our every day lives. For example, it is most definitely OK to make the relevant observation that the federal government will thankfully provide...
thehighwayman694: When we stop equating being American to owning guns, we will move forward as a nation.
No tree, it is said, can grow to Heaven unless its roots reach down to Hell.– Carl Jung (via smuttercup)
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...
kileyrae: So…. Republicans are editing emails to create false scandals, wasting paper and everyone’s time to vote to repeal Obamacare for the thirty-something-th time, blocking common sense gun reform, this bullshit, doing anything and everything they can to make sure absolutely nothing gets done, but President Obama’s the problem? Right. Okay. My husband works for a leading cancer research...
size10plz: Time to get off my dash because the office spoilers I’m not readyyyyyy
Thanks in large part to higher taxes on the wealthy, which Republicans said...– Steve Benen The right’s fiscal criticisms of the Obama White House are the exact opposite of reality. (via liberalsarecool)
New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto... →
stfuconservatives: A new app allows you to scan a product in the supermarket aisle and learn who exactly is behind that box of cereal. More impressively, you can join user-created campaigns to boycott groups of companies who may have lobbied against a cause you believe in. I couldn’t scream SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY fast enough at this. And it’s free! Due to all the traffic, the app is down...
Charges dropped against Florida teen over amateur... →
stfuconservatives: stfusexists: The 16-year-old high school student who was arrested after causing a small explosion on school grounds will not be charged with a crime. GOOD. Good job making the right decision, Florida Powers That Be. That’s 1. YESSSSS oh my god some actual good news this week A 200,000 person jury calling you innocent ain’t bad at all.
House Republicans will hold a 37th vote to repeal... →
They’re going to look really fucking stupid when the ACA becomes one of the best things to ever happen to the citizens of our country and their only legacy is that they voted 37 times to stop it from ever happening.
A key part of feeling lonely is feeling rejected, and that, it turns out, is the...– Judith Shulevitz / The New Republic Who knew TNR does science writing? This article is excellent, with a great deal of information about loneliness brought together in accessible language. (via wateringgoodseeds) Agreed. Fascinating read.
Afternoon time waster: Guess where you are in the...
iheartchaos: Its a fun game. I totally nailed one target, 4km away from the spot in Seoul! You get pictures from Google street view, and just from that one image, you have to guess where in the world you are. Link I got almost 10,000 on my first try. That’s good right?
Truth: Working Mother's Day →
robertreich: My mother went into paid work soon after my father’s clothing store was flooded out in a hurricane, almost wiping him out. She had no choice. We needed the money. This was some two decades before a tidal wave of wives and mothers went into paid work. For the few with…
[W]hen we launch in a territory the Bittorrent traffic drops as the Netflix...– Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix (via laliberty) Look, someone who gets it. (via knitmeapony)
Make sure you know what the actual facts are, because you stand to benefit if...– President Obama: “‘Don’t Be Bamboozled’ By ‘Misinformation’ About Obamacare” | TPM LiveWire At a White House event Friday aimed at promoting Obamacare, President Obama vowed that the health care law will be implemented in full and urged Americans not to be “bamboozed” by “misinformation” from its...
Far more subversive than media-grabbing demonstrations on the evening news has...– Andrew Sullivan (via azspot) Shorter version: It’s hard to justify your bigotry to someone you care about. (via bronx2216) This is why I say that social media usage is not slacktivism. It makes a difference to talk about it, to show your support.
muggleland: the ceo of abercrombie and fitch has a lot of nerve saying that ugly people shouldn’t wear his clothes when he looks like a caucasian orc from the lord of the rings