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Poe’s Law: That moment when a Fox Business commentator sounds just like a Disney villain.

(via ellietheasexylibrarian)

The neocons, on some emotional level, prefer Putin to Obama.

Michael Tomasky of the Daily Beast noting the vicarious manly obsession of the right-wing. 

And in neocon world, it always comes down to who’s the manlier man (although this makes Osama bin Laden a manlier man than Bush or Cheney, and Obama a manlier man than all of them, but never mind)

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

ladiesloveloki:

You in the wrong mothafuckin’ neighborhood, bitch

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sandandglass:

For a little background on Mitch McConnell’s strategy, here’s a New York Times article

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[T]he former publisher of The American Conservative magazine has submitted a ballot initiative to the California secretary of state that would raise the state minimum wage to $12 an hour in 2016 from the current $8.

His reasons? Strictly conservative, he points out. He sees it as an economic growth measure. It would put $15 billion a year into the pockets of workers who would spend it as “one of the largest economic stimulus packages in California history,” he told KQED radio. And it would be funded entirely by the private sector, he pointed out.

Why The Right Should Support Boosting Minimum Wage, Too (via smdxn)

Private-sector stimulus. This is what conservatives would prefer to public spending, but do absolutely nothing to make it happen. - LAC

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applejackismyhomegirl:

THAT LAST BIT THO

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buzzfeed:

The GOP tweeted that Rosa Parks had ended racism. That, of course, led to the creation of the hasthag #racismendedwhen and the rest is history. 

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Gregg Abbott is going to be the next governor of Texas, and he’s got pretty much the same philosophical view about taxes and regulations and the legal system that I do. Why change a winning formula if it’s working?

Texas Governor Rick Perry

I’d laugh if it didn’t hurt so much.

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liberalsarecool:

Health care access frightens conservatives. ‘Getting it’ and ‘not getting it’. Talk about made-up rage.Via Politics with Jarred and Dave

liberalsarecool:

Health care access frightens conservatives. ‘Getting it’ and ‘not getting it’. Talk about made-up rage.

Via Politics with Jarred and Dave

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invisiblelad:

paxamericana:

Ah look, we really love our democratic process. So much so that we’ll happily find ways to ensure you don’t get to vote if we don’t like the potential outcome. Every single time America decries the sham democratic  elections in other countries while gleefully doing things like this, it makes me ill.

It’s so funny when Republicans accuse Democrats of establishing a totalitarian regime when they are literally suppressing the votes of their dissenters.

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There is no serious argument for Republican governance right now, even if you prefer conservative policies over liberal ones. These people are just too dangerously incompetent to be trusted with power.

A party that is this bad at tactics can’t be expected to be any good at policy-making.

Josh Barro, House Republicans Show Themselves To Be Dangerously Incompetent, Again (via liberalsarecool)

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This shutdown is not the result of the two parties acting equally irresponsibly. It is the product of an increasingly radicalized Republican Party, controlled by a deeply disaffected base that demands legislative hostage-taking in an effort to get what it has not been able to attain through the electoral process or the judiciary.

Republicans in the House are making demands that are both preposterous and largely unrelated to budgetary matters. In return for keeping government running (and, even more ominously, for paying its bills), they want President Obama to undermine the health care law that he ran on in 2008 and 2012, and now considers his signature domestic accomplishment.

No president of either party could accept that kind of badgering. No president should, as it would set a terrible precedent.
USA Today's editorial board, on the “shutdown party” and where Americans should place the blame for the federal government shutdown. When the fence sitters at USA Today take a side AND sound reasonable, y’all know you did something wrong. (via bapgeek)

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wilwheaton:

The 2016 GOP Clown Car.

(via Digby)

our first Walrus-American president

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Here’s a modest proposal. Anyone who earns a million dollars or more should be exempt from all income taxes. Yes, it’s too little. And the real issue is not financial, but moral. So to augment the tax-exemption, in an annual public ceremony, the year’s top earner should be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Imagine the effect on our culture, particularly on the young, if the kind of fame and adulation bathing Lady Gaga attached to the more notable achievements of say, Warren Buffett. Or if the moral praise showered on Mother Teresa went to someone like Lloyd Blankfein, who, in guiding Goldman Sachs toward billions in profits, has done infinitely more for mankind.

Give Back? Yes, It’s Time For The 99% To Give Back To The 1%

Hey, you want to see how much ego and how little humanity a rich asshole can have? This is why people through out history have wanted to burn the rich.

Fuck this asshole.

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I thought this was satire - I mean, “a modest proposal” was satire - BUT NO IT’S FROM FORBES THIS GUY IS ACTUALLY SERIOUS WTF.

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