firemen:

The Republican platform - the official Republican platform - has anti-choice and anti-LGBT planks, among a disaster of other political views. If you call yourself a Republican and vote for people who endorse those views, regardless of if you say you are pro-choice or anti-homophobia or anti-racism, you are supporting the intentional harming of people. There is no exception.

3 weeks ago  +  379 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #thank  #politics  #i have tried to explain this to my fiscally conservative older brother  #it did not take

jellyfishery:

Step 1: Take the Political Compass Test
Step 2: Reblog with
which political box your result falls in
what you consider your political beliefs to be
Step 3:???
Step 4: Profit!

jellyfishery:

Step 1: Take the Political Compass Test

Step 2: Reblog with

  • which political box your result falls in
  • what you consider your political beliefs to be

Step 3:???

Step 4: Profit!

1 month ago  +  33,402 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #straddling anarcho-communism/socialism/collectivism  #SHOCKING SAYS NO ONE  #personality quizzes  #(sorta)  #politics

Democratic Senators Propose Lifetime Ban on Lobbying 

thebicker:

liberalsarecool:

Sens. Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Jon Tester (D-MT) “introduced legislation to prevent members of Congress from becoming lobbyists after they retire,” The Hill reports.

"Current law allows senators to become lobbyists two years after leaving office, while House members only have to wait for a year. But Bennet and Tester’s bill would institute a lifetime ban on lobbying for lawmakers."

Excellent idea.

That is an amazing idea. Unlikely to pass, but amazing. There are plenty of people who run for Congressional seats just so they can get in on that sweet lobbying money once their term is over.

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tagged as:  #politics

soradiesinkh3:

shewhoisnotnamed:

khaleesea:

sktagg23:

Dr. Seuss was not even in the general area of fucking around.

#everyone thinks of dr seuss as some sweet old guy who wrote kids books and made up cute words#little do they know he was the most hardcore political motherfucker to ever draw cartoons for newspapers of all time basically#he was of german and jewish descent and got bullied a lot as a kid#then he grew up and drew cartoons for the school paper#and when he got fired for being to fucking real for the paper to handle he made up a new name and KEPT SUBMITTING THEM ANYWAY#BECAUSE HE NEVER FUCKED AROUND FOR A SECOND#DID YOU KNOW DR SEUSS DID A FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY AFTER WWII ABOUT HOW WWII WASN’T ACTUALLY OVER AND THE NAZIS WERE STILL ALL AROUND#IT WAS CREEPY AS ALL FUCK AND MORE HARDCORE THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW#IT WON A FUCKING OSCAR OR SOME SHIT#HE DID KIDS BOOKS ON A WHIM HIS REAL TALENT WAS DISMANTLING FASCIST REGIMES WITH ADORABLE BLACK AND WHITE SKETCHES OF TURTLES#OH YEAH AND YURTLE THE TURTLE WAS ABOUT HITLER#AND THE SNEECHES WERE ABOUT SEGREGATION#SO FUCK Y’ALL AND YOUR CANDY-ASS VISION OF DR SEUSS

I think almost all of his stories have a deeper meaning and Horton Hears a who was written as an apology to the Japanese after WWII

wow holy shit fuck WOW

1 month ago  +  214,258 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #wow holy shit  #dr seuss  #theodore geisel  #politics  #lynching cw  #history

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tagged as:  #tds  #sexism  #politics

america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 
The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.
For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.
It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.
That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.
This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…
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america-wakiewakie:

Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It’s Not a Democracy | PolicyMic 

The news: A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn’t a democracy any more. And they’ve found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.

An oligarchy is a system where power is effectively wielded by a small number of individuals defined by their status called oligarchs. Members of the oligarchy are the rich, the well connected and the politically powerful, as well as particularly well placed individuals in institutions like banking and finance or the military.

For their study, Gilens and Page compiled data from roughly 1,800 different policy initiatives in the years between 1981 and 2002. They then compared those policy changes with the expressed opinion of the United State public. Comparing the preferences of the average American at the 50th percentile of income to what those Americans at the 90th percentile preferred, as well as the opinions of major lobbying or business groups, the researchers found out that the government followed the directives set forth by the latter two much more often.

It’s beyond alarming. As Gilens and Page write, “the preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” In other words, their statistics say your opinion literally does not matter.

That might explain why mandatory background checks on gun sales supported by 83% to 91% of Americans aren’t in place, or why Congress has taken no action on greenhouse gas emissions even when such legislation is supported by the vast majority of citizens.

This problem has been steadily escalating for four decades. While there are some limitations to their data set, economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez constructed income statistics based on IRS data that go back to 1913. They found that the gap between the ultra-wealthy and the rest of us is much bigger than you would think…

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3 months ago  +  21,788 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #whale sounds  #politics

sandandglass:

Joe Biden sitting behind President Obama during his State of the Union Address. 

5 months ago  +  14,431 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #joey b  #politics

slightlybemused:

It’s really not that complicated.

7 months ago  +  39,200 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #important  #politics  #racism  #long post

stfusexists:

thenewrepublic:

NEW COVER: “Hillary’s Nightmare” with Elizabeth Warren rendered ‘Being Jon Malkovich’-style. 
Story live Sunday 11/10 at 7p.m.
Read about how the cover was made here. 

Okay, you know what, I have had it with this “LADY POLITICIANS ARE CATTY” bullshit.
Really? Do we really think that Hillary Clinton, a woman who has been dragged through the court of public opinion, has had her accomplishments ignored, downplayed, and sneered at for the last forty years, and has still managed to do incredible things for progressive politics lays awake at night DREADING the fact that there are multiple progressive women in politics who share her goals, opinions, and someday might share her upward mobility in the world of politics?
I mean, don’t get me wrong, Hillary Clinton is no saint. Her foreign policy record is pretty damning, and I am incredibly wary of putting someone even more hawkish in charge of our 21st century drone wars. Her interventionist zeal something that is going to have to change soon and drastically if she’s going to run for president.
But hey! Let’s not put THAT on our cover! Let’s trump up a hypothetical political GIRLFIGHT! Because GIRLFIGHT EVERYONE!

#fuck off forever #why print is dying #can we fucking bury it already

stfusexists:

thenewrepublic:

NEW COVER: “Hillary’s Nightmare” with Elizabeth Warren rendered ‘Being Jon Malkovich’-style. 

Story live Sunday 11/10 at 7p.m.

Read about how the cover was made here

Okay, you know what, I have had it with this “LADY POLITICIANS ARE CATTY” bullshit.

Really? Do we really think that Hillary Clinton, a woman who has been dragged through the court of public opinion, has had her accomplishments ignored, downplayed, and sneered at for the last forty years, and has still managed to do incredible things for progressive politics lays awake at night DREADING the fact that there are multiple progressive women in politics who share her goals, opinions, and someday might share her upward mobility in the world of politics?

I mean, don’t get me wrong, Hillary Clinton is no saint. Her foreign policy record is pretty damning, and I am incredibly wary of putting someone even more hawkish in charge of our 21st century drone wars. Her interventionist zeal something that is going to have to change soon and drastically if she’s going to run for president.

But hey! Let’s not put THAT on our cover! Let’s trump up a hypothetical political GIRLFIGHT! Because GIRLFIGHT EVERYONE!

  

8 months ago  +  766 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #good  #sexism  #politics

cravenaddict:

8 months ago  +  31,740 notes  ( source, via )
tagged as:  #parks and rec  #politics