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Bad time for a Rick Roll

Some are chosen…

Catnip - Not Even Once

American narcissism…

American narcissism is telling immigrants that they should be grateful to live here, when it’s, more likely than not, some form of American interference that destabilized their home nation.


10 Quotes From 2012

“I think same sex couples should be able to get married.” — Barack Obama

“If we had 51% women in Congress, do you think we’d be debating access to contraception?” — Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY)

“Maybe 23 cents doesn’t sound like a lot to someone with a Swiss bank account.” — Lilly Ledbetter on equal pay for equal work

“Their number one priority was not to put America back to work, but to put the President out of work.” — Bill Clinton

“My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.” — Mitt Romney on the 47%.

“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” — Barack Obama

“I want to say a little something that’s long overdue/ The disrespect to women has got to be through” — MCA, The Beastie Boys, rip May 4, 2012

“With all due respect, that’s a bunch of malarkey” — VP Joe Biden

“Is this the math you do as a Republican to make yourself feel better? — Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Karl Rove’s election night meltdown

“You hit a reset button for the fall campaign; everything changes. It’s almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again.” — Romney senior adviser.


"You know how long it takes a workin’ man to save five thousand dollars?"

As soon as GHWB dies, the WORST thing will be all of the nice eulogies about him

Now yes, I do give him his props for being part of the "Greatest Generation", where his got his ass shot down into the Pacific Ocean. That shit takes brass knockers and every single fighting man and fighting woman who did their part in Old Double-yuh Double-yuh Two has earned my respect for what they did.

That includes Pappy.

HOWEVER… The man did spend a significant portion of his life serving the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex AND the Secret Intelligence Police State, BOTH OF WHICH have caused more bloodshed on this planet than any sane person can conceive of.

He was part of the lie that was the Reagan Revolution, which set the stage for America's long term decline over the past thirty years. He hired Lee Atwater to poison this country's political process with racism in order to get elected to his one term. He bungled a minor border conflict between Iraq and Kuwait into a major war, by bastardizing the diplomatic process and setting stage for further American involvement.

I should state, for the record, that his wholly unnecessary and tragically violent invasion of Panama was the single most important incident which radicalized me against the Republicans. He should burn in hell for doing that alone.

But he wasn't done… He also sired a new generation of assholes, one of which matriculated into the White House with outright theft and deceit, fucking us up even further.

So, I'm stating for the record that I will brook NO BULLSHIT about how nice a statesman he was, how he should have had a second term and all that other crap, simply because he's going to be worm food. He was one of the worst people ever to be part of modern American politics.

He should be held up as a lesson about WHAT NOT TO DO, instead of being lionized. But they'll do it anyway, both Democrats and Republicans… AND they should know better.

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12 Facts From 2012

12 Facts From 2012
Last time North Carolina amended their constitution on marriage it was to ban interracial marriage.

Women perform 66% of the world’s work, produce 50% of the food, earn 10% of the income and own 1% of the property.

It’s easier for Americans to access guns than mental health services.

In Germany, police fired 85 bullets in all of 2011. In the US, police fired 90 shots at 1 unarmed man in Los Angeles.

TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” got higher ratings the same night as the GOP convention on every cable and broadcast network.

These five people saved health care for 32 million Americans

Weeks of PAID maternity leave: Chile (18), Germany (14), Ireland (22), Norway (44), Japan (14), Kenya (8), U.S. (ZERO).

Hostess pays $1.75 million in executive bonuses after blaming unions for bankruptcy.

Obamacare is a major tax cut for middle class families.

A family of 3 would have to remain on welfare for 328 years to receive as much government assistance as Mitt Romney.

Voting lines are so long in Ohio because the Republican Secretary of State drastically reduced hours.

Texas GOP says schools shouldn’t teach “critical thinking skills” because they challenge “student’s fixed beliefs.”


Georgia’s Hunger Games

Fewer than 4,000 adults in the southern state receive welfare, even as poverty is soaring. How Georgia declared war on its poorest citizens—leaving them to fight for themselves.

When the economy crashed in 2008, millions of Americans lost their jobs. Applications for food stamps soared. So did attendance at emergency food providers—soup kitchens and food pantries—that help the estimated 50 million people, working and non-working, who can’t afford enough groceries to get through the month.

Unlike in past economic downturns, though, the welfare rolls barely budged. Where 15 years ago 68 percent of poor Americans received cash via Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (as welfare was officially renamed in 1996), today only 27 percent of Americans with incomes low enough to qualify for cash benefits receive them. As the New York Times’ Jason DeParle discussed in a front-page article earlier this year, the resulting welfare gap has left at least 4 million families with neither jobs nor cash aid.

The size of the welfare gap, however, varies widely from state to state. In states like California and Maine, which have focused on getting their poor citizens into jobs programs, about two-thirds of those eligible still receive welfare. On the opposite end of the spectrum is Georgia, which over the past decade has set itself up as the poster child for the ongoing war on welfare. Even as unemployment has soared to 9 percent and 300,000 Georgia families now live below the poverty line—50 percent higher than in 2000, for a poverty rate that now ranks sixth in the nation—the number receiving cash benefits has all but evaporated: Only a little over 19,000 families receiving TANF remain, all but 3,400 of which were cases involving children only. That’s less than 7 percent, making Georgia one of the toughest places in the nation to get welfare assistance.

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