I think we need to redo the air-traffic-control system — we’ve probably have had...– Rudy Giuliani (via meatymcbutchercorner)
NY Sun: How about sending Palin to the Fed? →
logicallypositive: meatymcbutchercorner: Over the weekend, the New York Sun took a shot at Ben Bernanke and a whole host of economists that ridiculed Sarah Palin for her immediate criticism of the Fed’s second round of quantitative easing as inflationary and damaging to the US dollar. At the time, even the Wall Street Journal’s pages could barely contain their derision for Palin’s warning of...
libertarians: I respect your right to be an asshole and a homophobe and a racist and a sexist and a drunk and an addict and everything else I hate. As long as you respect my right to be none of these things. This is what it means to be a libertarian. “But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.” -...
Chinese Central Bank announces it will spend 2/3... →
logicallypositive: and thus the final stages of the declining American empire begin. This is the trigger even I’ve been waiting for - and it’s materialized before my very eyes! Welp, looks like when I’m in the Navy I’ll be paying China a visit. Sadly, it won’t be on vacation, but rather to convince them to hold US Dollars with Tomahawk missiles. This is why having a central bank monopolizing...
Don’t be afraid to be a fool. Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young...– Stephen Colbert, via Dave (via heather-rivers)
There is no male-female wage gap →
letterstomycountry: Feminist hand-wringing about the wage gap relies on the assumption that the differences in average earnings stem from discrimination. Thus the mantra that women make only 77% of what men earn for equal work. But even a cursory review of the data proves this assumption false. The Department of Labor’s Time Use survey shows that full-time working women spend an average of...
christiankeyes: “Worst of all, this is a vision that says even though America can’t afford to invest in education or clean energy; even though we can’t afford to care for seniors and poor children, we can somehow afford more than $1 trillion in new tax breaks for the wealthy. Think about it. In the last decade, the average income of the bottom 90% of all working Americans actually declined. The...
I Never Really Noticed Just How Awesome This Blog...
http://aslongasitsconsensual.tumblr.com/ http://aslongasitsconsensual.tumblr.com/ But then I saw one post by her and realized she’s a political blog, saw some of her posts, and can’t recommend her enough. http://aslongasitsconsensual.tumblr.com/
niggeraguan: when people get excited about their tax refund you’re excited that the government is giving you your own money back… congratulations
I’m from where they cut your hands off if you make a fist, And niggaz grow coca...– Immortal Technique
Government Shutdown Avoided
To be honest, I’m shocked. I’m sure they all remembered back to 1995 and I’m sure Boehner doesn’t want that on his record. Still shocked though. But it’s not all voted on. It’s pretty much a done deal but let’s see what happens. Because after this, they vote on the debt ceiling.
Addendum to my Planned Parenthood post
logicallypositive: In all fairness I must admit I was mistaken and misread the article. It actually ends up it gets $363m in Federal funding, that is just Title X funding. So 33%. That’s a bit more than I thought, but ehh, there’s still no reason that can’t be made up through privatization. You’re right. It’s a shame though. We really need the cutbacks on these welfare investments...
Government Shutdown: What I See to Happen
In 1995, President Bill Clinton and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich sparred over a budget for the fiscal year. The Constitution states that if a budget is not agreed upon, the federal government shuts down. Everything stops. Well, not anymore. Social Security and a few other institutions are upheld (such as the post office). But in 1995, the two parties were not too divided. They did not feud...
I feel like I wanted one, so I created one, ignored it, and will now use it to simply reblog cool little things that aren’t politics. Now I don’t have to resist the urge to reblog anything funny. nicknapolitan.tumblr.com if you want it.
The news media.
missdaisyvo: The fourth branch of government. I think you might like The 4th Branch by Immortal Technique. Although I can’t tell if he’s a statist or libertarian; it seems he’s always blaming government and business. I get the feeling he’s a libertarian socialist, like Molyneux. Anyway, the song pretty much talks about the lies of public and private media.