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fuckyeah-nerdery:

white-snake:

You can’t possibly tell me the government didn’t kill JFK like they did MLK.

They didn’t. Oh look, I just did.

Literally all this says is that a bunch of racist right-wingers didn’t like him (surprise!). This is hardly a classified government document. Considering that the guy who killed him was actually a communist, your argument makes no logical sense.

yellowperil:

ASK A SLAVE Ep 1: Meet Lizzie Mae (by Ask A Slave: The Web Series)

My friend, Azie, was hired to portray a slave at a popular historic site (you can totally guess which one).  Part of her job was to interact with visitors and answer their questions.  She would come back with all sorts of crazy stories that always left me breathless with laughter.  I couldn’t believe some of the stupid shit people would ask.

When Azie told me she was thinking of turning her experiences into a web series, I knew it was going to be absolutely brilliant.  Ask A Slave is finally ready for the world to see.  If you’re into smart comedy with a helping of social commentary, please give it a watch and share with all of your friends.

(via wandercrazy)

osheamobile:

elfgrove:

Remember last week, when I started the #Attack On Bloodcatchers tag in flailing half-angry, half-laughing mockery of a post about Anime Expo’s new bag check policy suggesting uterus-possessing-people should hide their tampons as to not embarrass and disturb everyone involved in the bag inspection process? I never thought this would become a tag I would be using in earnest or ever again.

Remember the Texas state senate and their current attempts to pass an absurd body-policing abortion bill? #SB1 #HB2

Yeah.

The Texas legislator is currently forcing anyone entering the gallery with tampons or pads in their purse to throw them out as they might pose a danger. No. I’m not sure how a wad of cotton is a danger to these people. I guess vaginas and women’s bodies in general are just that fucking terrifying.

I wish I were joking, y’all.

That’s right, the Texas state government is denying menstruating women entry to the Senate gallery unless they throw out their supplies.

Don’t worry though…

However, people with concealed handgun licenses are allowed to bypass long lines to enter the Gallery through the expedited CHL entrance, and per DPS, if a person has a CHL, they can take their gun into the gallery.

Guns yes, tampons no.

What the actual fuck is going on?

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(via coffeebuddha)

grrrl-riot:

mediamattersforamerica:

Yeah, so this was a real thing that Rush Limbaugh said after the SCOTUS ruled in favor of marriage equality.

Urgh he still exists?

One of these days he’s going to overdose on oxy or have a heart attack from too much vitriol and I will not shed a tear.

(via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

slephoto:

You all remember that post I made yesterday about Louie “Gomer” Gohmert, US Rep (R) Texas arguing in Congress that sex education is the same as communists putting children in state orphanages & locking up the parents for not being loyal?
Well, meanwhile back in Texas one of the state reps is arguing that rape victims don’t need to be allowed to have abortions because the rape kits they use to collect evidence scoop out all the bad sperm, so there can be no pregnancy!
It’s possible that her utterly moronic comment is a good argument for why we need sex ed, but it’s more likely that she KNOWS it’s false and they don’t want sex ed because they don’t want the VOTERS to realize it.

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

think-progress:

How one conspiracy group, the nativist John Birch Society, pushes anti-UN legislation around the country

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

anarcho-queer:

House Republican’s Propose To End 40 Hour Work Week Law

House Republicans have introduced a bill that would end the 40-hour work week, dismantling an important component of the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 and hurting middle-class families across the country.

Sponsored by Rep. Martha Roby (AL), the dubiously-titled “Working Families Flexibility Act” (H.R. 1406) would remove the requirement that employers pay a cash premium for overtime work and instead allow them to offer employees compensatory time off. The effect would be an FLSA that is undermined of its only incentive against excessive hours and a cheaper way for employers to demand mandatory overtime.

Eileen Appelbaum, a senior economist with the Center for Economic Policy and Research, says the bill’s major effect would be to hurt workers, “likely increasing overtime hours for those who don’t want them and cutting pay for those who do.

IAM International President Tom Buffenbarger wrote a letter to Congress encouraging them to vote against the bill.

Employers can already work within the existing laws to allow workers adjusting work schedules around family needs without changing the 40-hour workweek,” Buffenbarger wrote. “‘Comp time’ proposals let the employer decide whether workers can use any accrued compensatory time. Additionally, nothing would prevent the employer from forcing workers to take time off individually or limiting whether workers can use the compensatory time at all if it is too burdensome to the work-load.

The bill was referred to committee and could come to a vote in the House as early as next week.

have i mentioned that certain republicans are kind of heartless craven douchewaffles

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

nereides:

i’m gonna cry.

just gonna slow clap at the level of ignorance here

oh my god

When you go to the zoo, there’s a sign that says please don’t feed the animals. There’s a reason, because they keep coming back.

Republican politician compares federally subsidized healthcare to feeding animals at the zoo

I love the sass in the article:

His presumption about why there are signs in a zoo prohibiting people from feeding animals isn’t even correct. Animals in zoos have specialized diets, and if zoo spectators were allowed to feed them, it could cause them serious harm and even death if they were given the wrong kinds of food.

Furthermore, since the animals are in a zoo, held captive in a space in plain view of humans that is roughly 1/1000th the size of their natural habitats, we’re not quite sure how they could “keep coming back”.

(via stfuconservatives)

(via queerkhmer)

beahbeah:

lilithsmaniacallaughter:

argodraws:

donnamosses:

tattooed-yogi:

According to Stephen Colbert tonight, this is the link for a new GOP survey aimed at ‘younger voters.’ Oh sweet lord, the questions on this thing are hilarious and painful and EVERYONE ON TUMBLR NEEDS TO FILL THIS OUT RIGHT NOW

DO THIS

“Would you vote for a Republican candidate if they were African America?”

how much do you wanna bet they’ll discount answers from people like me thinking, “heathens!” (or, “democrats!”) and then nothing will come from this?

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something tells me they’re probably going to chuck out my answers

Oh my God, I am CRYING.

yes yes I write letters ALL THE TIME it is in fact my primary form of communication

of course I don’t care about someone’s politics! their winning personality is enough for me because I am an uninformed ignoramus of a voter

but bigotry and ignorance are LOADS of fun!

because AGE is what matters when I vote, not their political beliefs or actions!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

…um, guys, i don’t think they know what “in the closet” actually means. don’t tell anyone.

This is fucking COMEDY GOLD, OK? COMEDY. GOLD.

(via jcatgrl)

anarcho-queer:

High School Teacher Under Investigation For Saying “Vagina” During Anatomy Lesson

High school science teacher Tim McDaniel is being investigated by Idaho’s professional standards commission because he allegedly used the word “vagina” while teaching a 10th grade biology lesson on reproduction and anatomy.

According to a report from the Times-News, four parents complained to school officials after learning that McDaniel explained the biology of an orgasm and used the word “vagina” during a lesson on human reproduction in his sophomore science class.

A disciplinary letter from the Idaho State Department of Education also accused McDaniels of showing a video clip in class depicting an infection of genital herpes and teaching about different forms of birth control. The letter also alleges that McDaniels told inappropriate jokes in class.

McDaniel also found himself in hot water for asking his students to write a critical response paper on climate change after showing them “An Inconvenient Truth.

But his students are defending him, arguing in a petition that parents from their conservative community in Dietrich are trying to push a political agenda by getting their biology teacher fired:

[T]here are a couple people in the community that are trying to get Mr. McDaniel fired for teaching the reproductive system, climate change, and several other science subjects. All these subjects were taught from the book and in good taste. He cares for each of his students and goes the extra mile to help them all. Now is the time for us to help by supporting him!

For his part, McDaniel is perplexed by the accusations, telling the Times-News: “I teach straight out of the textbook, I don’t include anything that the textbook doesn’t mention. But I give every student the option not attend this class when I teach on the reproductive system if they don’t feel comfortable with the material.

This sort of thing makes you worry about what you teach,” he added. “That’s not right.

(via iamacollectionofmiscellanyandtea)

kohenari:

Senator Coburn (R-OK) submitted an amendment (SA 65, as modified) to the Mikulski-Shelby Amendment (SA 26) to H.R. 933 (Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013). The amendment places unprecedented restriction on the national research agenda by declaring the political science study of democracy and public policy out of bounds. The amendment allows only political science research that promotes “national security or the economic interests of the United States.”

Adoption of this amendment is a gross intrusion into the widely-respected, independent scholarly agenda setting process at NSF that has supported our world-class national science enterprise for over sixty years.

Some tough words from the American Political Science Association. Unfortunately, they come after Senator Tom Coburn was finally successful yesterday in his idiotic, multi-year crusade against federal funding for political science research.

…the fuck? He does realize that education isn’t about supporting America ra ra, right?

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

We found the weapons of mass destruction.

think-progress:

Another day, another example of Louisiana’s voucher school system gone wrong:

This textbook teaches children hippies are dirty rock musicians who practice “Satan worship.”

So these kids’ grandparents are Satan worshippers now? Good to know.