ourtimeorg:

93% of the time, the candidate who raises the most money wins. This Tuesday, October 8th, the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC. Please join OurTime.org at 9:30am tomorrow in a rally to STOP #McCutcheon. More info here: https://tinyurl.com/moneyVSpeople
 


Unregulated money is organized crime. 
-me, right now.

ourtimeorg:

93% of the time, the candidate who raises the most money wins. This Tuesday, October 8th, the Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC. Please join OurTime.org at 9:30am tomorrow in a rally to STOP #McCutcheon. More info here: https://tinyurl.com/moneyVSpeople
 

Unregulated money is organized crime. 

-me, right now.

(via campaignmoney)

Following the coverage of the George Zimmerman case, I have to wonder why they bother having a trial at all.

  • Judge: Tell us in your own words what happened.
  • George Zimmerman: Well, I was driving around in my SUV with my loaded firearm, looking for anything suspicious.
  • George Zimmerman: And then I saw the guy.
  • George Zimmerman: And then I started following the guy.
  • George Zimmerman: And then the 911 dispatcher told me not to approach the guy.
  • George Zimmerman: But then I chased the guy.
  • George Zimmerman: And then I got out of my car and started punching the guy.
  • George Zimmerman: And then the guy started punching me back.
  • George Zimmerman: So I shot the guy.
  • Judge: And what is your plea again?
  • George Zimmerman: Not guilty by reason of self-defense.
  • Everyone else: *laughs his ass out of the room*

I understand the reflexive establishment posture, which suggests partisan observations are necessarily wrong, but consider recent events: the fiscal talks have broken down because Republicans won’t compromise and accept meaningful concessions; the farm bill and the Violence Against Women Act are stuck because Republicans won’t vote on them; efforts to reduce gun violence face extremely long odds because Republicans are beholden to the NRA; a U.N. treaty on disabilities was killed because Republicans believed extremist conspiracy theories; the process of filling President Obama’s second term cabinet is stalled because of Republican smear campaigns; and another debt-ceiling crisis is underway because Republicans are threatening to hurt Americans on purpose unless Democrats pay a steep ransom.

It’s not “both their fault.” One side is being reasonable; the other side is being nihilistic. One need not be partisan or biased to see what is plainly true.

It’s not ‘both their fault’ (via wilwheaton)

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better-humans:

Presented without comment.

God dammit Republicans. 

better-humans:

Presented without comment.

God dammit Republicans. 

(via annakie)

I’m considering voting for Mitt Romney. Yes, everything he says is wrong-headed, misinformed, or a bald-faced lie. That is true of every politician I’ve ever heard about or examined the record of. So, that’s a big “so-what”. Here’s the thing: I’ve figured out how to exploit that fact.
Find the politician who plans to do all the wrong things, and promises the opposite of smart ideas. For example, anyone who supports the Paul Ryan budget. Anyone who says that deregulation and increased reliance on the finance industry are going to save us. Anyone who wants more religion in schools, and less schools in our schools. Find the chucklehead who is running on a platform of obvious mistakes and retarded reasoning. Now, elect him. When he does the opposite of what he promised, VOILA! your problems are over!

I’m considering voting for Mitt Romney. Yes, everything he says is wrong-headed, misinformed, or a bald-faced lie. That is true of every politician I’ve ever heard about or examined the record of. So, that’s a big “so-what”. Here’s the thing: I’ve figured out how to exploit that fact.

Find the politician who plans to do all the wrong things, and promises the opposite of smart ideas. For example, anyone who supports the Paul Ryan budget. Anyone who says that deregulation and increased reliance on the finance industry are going to save us. Anyone who wants more religion in schools, and less schools in our schools. Find the chucklehead who is running on a platform of obvious mistakes and retarded reasoning. Now, elect him. When he does the opposite of what he promised, VOILA! your problems are over!

(via thenonprophet)

whytuesday:

Happy Election Day Tuesday to those of you in Arkansas and Kentucky! Watch this brand new episode of Civics in a Minute, hosted by our executive director Jacob Soboroff, to learn more about why voting on Tuesday is sooo 1845. Help move Election Day to the weekend here.

We missed the press release from Trump, Palin, and Hoekstra demanding Romney come clean with his long-form birth certificate. Maybe they sent it to the wrong address? I’d just hate to think that this four-year-long muckraking quest for more documentation of the President’s place of birth was all just a cynical race-baiting ploy or something. — Mitt Romney released his birth certificate yesterday, in advance of his summit with Donald Trump. We sort of felt like that warranted a rant. (via motherjones)

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truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

Gibbs: Romney’s Message Is ‘You Didn’t Clean Up Our Mess Fast Enough’
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Top Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs said on Meet the Press Sunday that the “biggest idea” of Obama’s reelection campaign would be a message of continuing “moving in the right direction of fixing this economy.” 
“We know this about Mitt Romney,” Gibbs said, “he’s not a job creator. When he was governor of Massachusetts, they were 47th out of 50 in job creation. His experiences in downsizing and outsourcing jobs and bankrupting companies and walking away with a lot of money for himself. His economic ideas are the failed economic ideas that we tried for eight years.”
Gibbs responded to another question about women voters and the economy, saying, “David, their message is: You didn’t clean up our mess fast enough.”

truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

Gibbs: Romney’s Message Is ‘You Didn’t Clean Up Our Mess Fast Enough’

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Top Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs said on Meet the Press Sunday that the “biggest idea” of Obama’s reelection campaign would be a message of continuing “moving in the right direction of fixing this economy.” 

“We know this about Mitt Romney,” Gibbs said, “he’s not a job creator. When he was governor of Massachusetts, they were 47th out of 50 in job creation. His experiences in downsizing and outsourcing jobs and bankrupting companies and walking away with a lot of money for himself. His economic ideas are the failed economic ideas that we tried for eight years.”

Gibbs responded to another question about women voters and the economy, saying, “David, their message is: You didn’t clean up our mess fast enough.”


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

The authors test the hypothesis that low-effort thought promotes political conservatism. In Study 1, alcohol intoxication was measured among bar patrons; as blood alcohol level increased, so did political conservatism (controlling for sex, education, and political identification). In Study 2, participants under cognitive load reported more conservative attitudes than their no-load counterparts. In Study 3, time pressure increased participants’ endorsement of conservative terms. In Study 4, participants considering political terms in a cursory manner endorsed conservative terms more than those asked to cogitate; an indicator of effortful thought (recognition memory) partially mediated the relationship between processing effort and conservatism. Together these data suggest that political conservatism may be a process consequence of low-effort thought; when effortful, deliberate thought is disengaged, endorsement of conservative ideology increases. Abstract from “Low-Effort Thought Promotes Political Conservatism,” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.  (via hambonetoblerone)

(via stfuconservatives)