"You pass a farm bill in the House that gives billions of dollars, much of it to large corporations that own farms. It’s almost like welfare for the wealthy. But you don’t include a dollar for hungry people, for food stamps. What kind of message is that?"

— Bob Schieffer to Representative Mike Kelly (R-Dipshit) on 7/14

It’s the right message, Bob.

I admit it. I want them to keep going. I’m perverse, I guess.

Never in the history of the human race has the very poor agreed to stay that way forever. Never. They have always risen up at some point and TOOK what they wanted. It happened in France. It happened Russia. It happened in China. It happened in Venezuela. It is, in fits and starts, happening in the Middle East, one of the richest places on the planet.

Never perfectly does it happen, and often with disastrous consequences for everybody—for poor and, obviously, rich alike.

Still, I can’t fucking wait. Bring it, you corporate shills. You won’t even see it coming because you’re all too busy bent over buns up and kneelin’ with your cheeks spread wide and a giant rolled-up dollar bill thrust into your holey-of-holeys.

Oh, baby, don’t it feel good?

As Plato said: “There should exist among the citizens neither extreme poverty nor, again, excessive wealth, for both are productive of great evil.”

Great evil it is, I guess.

But, anyway, tell me again how the U.S. is a Christian nation. I could use a laugh.

Barack Obama’s family crestdrones (still)GMO labelling (yeah right)Guantanamo (force feed those bitches!)endless war (we must support the military-industrial complex)"transparent government" (try not to laugh too hard)Obamacare (delayed)But he supports gay marriage! Yay!

Barack Obama’s family crest

drones (still)
GMO labelling (yeah right)
Guantanamo (force feed those bitches!)
endless war (we must support the military-industrial complex)
"transparent government" (try not to laugh too hard)
Obamacare (delayed)

But he supports gay marriage! Yay!

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Republican insists nationwide same-sex marriage ban still possibleRepresentative Tim Huelskamp (R-DIPSHIT) believes same-sex marriage can still be banned nationwide despite the Supreme Court’s recent rulings.He also insisted that it was still possible to turn back the flood of Irish Catholic immigrants who “diluted the beauty of the American WASP” and to relegate African Americans to their justly deserved 40 acres and a mule. “Divorce,” he went on, “is an abomination before God,” and should also be banned.This, despite the fact that his wife was filing for one at the very moment he was speaking. You go, girl."As a closeted homosexual," Huelskamp finally cried, "I am outraged!" Then, nudging the interviewer with his elbow and winking, he said "You think they bought it?"source

Republican insists nationwide same-sex marriage ban still possible

Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-DIPSHIT) believes same-sex marriage can still be banned nationwide despite the Supreme Court’s recent rulings.

He also insisted that it was still possible to turn back the flood of Irish Catholic immigrants who “diluted the beauty of the American WASP” and to relegate African Americans to their justly deserved 40 acres and a mule. “Divorce,” he went on, “is an abomination before God,” and should also be banned.

This, despite the fact that his wife was filing for one at the very moment he was speaking. You go, girl.

"As a closeted homosexual," Huelskamp finally cried, "I am outraged!" Then, nudging the interviewer with his elbow and winking, he said "You think they bought it?"

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Supreme Court strikes down part of Voting Rights ActAs part of the ruling Tuesday, the court published a chart comparing white and black voter registration in 1965 and in 2004 in the six states originally covered. In Alabama, for example, the white registration rate was 69 percent and the black rate 19 percent in 1965. By 2004, that gap had all but disappeared — 74 percent for whites and 73 percent for blacks.“There is no doubt that these improvements are in large part because of the Voting Rights Act,” Chief Justice Roberts wrote. “The Act has proved immensely successful at redressing racial discrimination and integrating the voting process.”He cited two towns deeply scarred by the civil rights movement: Philadelphia, Miss., where three men trying to register black voters were murdered in 1964, and Selma, Ala., where police beat hundreds of people marching in 1965. Both towns now have black mayors.“Problems remain in these States and others,” Roberts wrote, “but there is no denying that, due to the Voting Rights Act, our Nation has made great strides. Therefore, it should be struck down.”read about it

Supreme Court strikes down part of Voting Rights Act

As part of the ruling Tuesday, the court published a chart comparing white and black voter registration in 1965 and in 2004 in the six states originally covered. In Alabama, for example, the white registration rate was 69 percent and the black rate 19 percent in 1965. By 2004, that gap had all but disappeared — 74 percent for whites and 73 percent for blacks.

“There is no doubt that these improvements are in large part because of the Voting Rights Act,” Chief Justice Roberts wrote. “The Act has proved immensely successful at redressing racial discrimination and integrating the voting process.”

He cited two towns deeply scarred by the civil rights movement: Philadelphia, Miss., where three men trying to register black voters were murdered in 1964, and Selma, Ala., where police beat hundreds of people marching in 1965. Both towns now have black mayors.

“Problems remain in these States and others,” Roberts wrote, “but there is no denying that, due to the Voting Rights Act, our Nation has made great strides. Therefore, it should be struck down.”

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Lemme get this straight—they’re charging Edward Snowden with spying, not the NSA?

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America is fucked. It’s fucked because it’s full of stupid people who don’t even care its fucked or that they are the ones fucking it.

It’s fucked because it is one of the least free developed countries in the world and yet thousands of its men and women willingly die for the freedom that doesn’t exist.

It’s fucked because more people are behind bars in the U.S. than all other countries in the world, including China, an “unfree” nation with five times the population.

It’s fucked because it’s dumbass citizens think guns are freedom. It’s fucked because it’s dumbass citizens think the government watching their every move is a good idea.

It’s fucked because no one even cares that it’s fucked and a true freedom fighter like Edward Snowden is called a traitor.

It’s fucked because it thinks it has a two-party system when it really has a one-party system with two names that pretends to fight over distracting and meaningless social issues so that the average American, who is a dumbass who doesn’t give a shit, thinks he has a choice.

It’s fucked because so many of its young people mentally masturbate in fandoms while what’s left of their freedom is taken away and their food and planet is poisoned in the name of profit.

It’s fucked and it’s its own damn fault.

Precisely.

Precisely.

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Benghazi—now in easy to swallow pill form! The Universal Cure for Right Wing Ailments! (Must be washed down with a tall glass of bullshit).

My state (South Dakota) has done much to limit abortion.

It’s a very anti-choice state.

It’s worked, too. Abortions have been going down and down here. They are half what they were 20 years ago. Women have to jump through a lot of artificial hoops made up to make getting an abortion difficult—mandatory counseling, waiting period, forced to look at sonograms, etc. We try to fuck with their fragile heads as much as possible around here. So far, though, we’ve drawn the line at shoving medicial instruments into their vaginas. So far.

Today in the local paper, they are lamenting the rise in unwed pregnancies in the state. Lulz.

It seems that unwed, single mother pregnancies have gone up and up, kinda like how abortions have been going down and down, only backwards.

It’s a real head-scratcher, I’m tellin’ ya.

The people lamenting this, of course, say a bunch of tired crap about how important mom-and-dad traditional families are, but mostly they’re worried about what all these little babies are going to cost. You see, a great many, if not the majority, of these single unwed mothers are poor and are seeking and getting help from the state.

And that’s expensive.

Anne Hajek, one of our state legislators, wants to know, and I quote, “Who pays the bill?”

Gee, I wonder, Anne. Another real head-scratcher.

Linda Schauer, state director for the anti-choice group Concerned Women for America, said, “It appears that perhaps a woman in South Dakota in an unplanned pregnancy is more likely to give birth and raise her own child.”

She also noted that the sky was blue, mountains tall, and rocks hard.

But isn’t this the whole point of passing laws designed to be mean and intrusive, to limit abortions? Since the Supreme Court won’t let a state ban abortion outright, states have to make getting an abortion so difficult and uncomfortable they’re practically banned anyway.

So now we have all these little babies who need state assistance. Schauer says we need to make sure the parents take care of them.

With or without the help of the community, Schauer? Help from the wider community in which a person lives is usually derided by conservatives as “welfare” or “entitlements”. According to conservatives, not only MUST you carry that baby full term, you have to fend for yourself with it after it’s born, amiright?

Whether or not you are pro- or anti-choice, we should all be pro fucking baby once the damn thing is born.

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Whatever happened to the Secession Movement?

I miss those wacky bastards!

Now we’re back to politics as usual, with conservatives arguing tiredly against the same old shit as they continue to fade further and further into ultimate irrelevance.

I miss the anger and utter shock, the crazy pronouncements of doom for America. At least those guys were interesting. There was that brief moment of soul-searching which resulted in absolutely nothing learned, then back to the grind.

How the hell am I supposed to write about politics in this environment?

Jesus.

Unless idiot control includes background checks. I mean, why would we want to find out if some people are idiots?

Unless idiot control includes background checks. I mean, why would we want to find out if some people are idiots?

proudgayconservative:

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The woman who got shot in the face is a bully. Ok.

Why is it suddenly forbidden to criticize someone (who did use emotional, unreasonable bullying tactics) just because they were shot? 
That doesn’t make her any more or less deserving of criticism hon. Her actions are what we criticize and I have no interest in blocking her from censure because of the shooting in Tucson. 

It’s not forbidden to criticize her, sweet’ums. Calling her a bully is a comical stretch, something only people who believe their own bullshit would buy. That’s all I was commenting on. It’s simply more hysterical whining from the right, who are now positioning themselves as faux victims more and more.I wasn’t commenting on the gun debate. I don’t give a shit about the gun debate. This is America and we have fetishized guns and violence, so what’s to debate? We love that shit here and those kids in Newtown are simply sacrificial lambs to our love of death, violence, war, and especially guns.God bless America!

proudgayconservative:

early-onset-of-night:

The woman who got shot in the face is a bully. Ok.

Why is it suddenly forbidden to criticize someone (who did use emotional, unreasonable bullying tactics) just because they were shot? 

That doesn’t make her any more or less deserving of criticism hon. Her actions are what we criticize and I have no interest in blocking her from censure because of the shooting in Tucson. 

It’s not forbidden to criticize her, sweet’ums. Calling her a bully is a comical stretch, something only people who believe their own bullshit would buy. That’s all I was commenting on. It’s simply more hysterical whining from the right, who are now positioning themselves as faux victims more and more.

I wasn’t commenting on the gun debate. I don’t give a shit about the gun debate. This is America and we have fetishized guns and violence, so what’s to debate? We love that shit here and those kids in Newtown are simply sacrificial lambs to our love of death, violence, war, and especially guns.

God bless America!

The woman who got shot in the face is a bully. Ok.

The woman who got shot in the face is a bully. Ok.

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"Sarah Palin is now the guy who hangs out in the high school parking lot showing off his car—five years after he graduated."

— Rachel Maddow