This Dad is GREAT! →
molotovcoqteez: Dad wears a skirt so people won’t pick on his five-year-old son’s love of wearing dresses rather than trying to make the boy dress as others. That beats the hell out of the time when I was with my dad and a guy with long hair walked by on the other side of the street. My dad pointed to him and said “if you ever grow your hair like that, I’ll disown you.” I...
There’s nothing like a nap. Especially when it is full of dreams about getting caught in a tsunami, and then rescued by dolphins. Who look more like green slugs. Who try to eat me. (I saw part of Little Shop of Horrors earlier today - I blame that). Who, in me trying to fight off what I think is their playful biting that they don’t realize really hurts, are getting crushed by me as I...
Mitt Romney: Tea Party puppet →
The radical wing of the Republican Party is now providing every drop of money and muscle for Romney’s campaign. He owes them and they own him. And if Romney wins, he will govern according to the Tea Party’s whims. Need proof? Look at John Boehner’s transformation over the last four years in which he went from working with the president to forge bipartisan compromises (aka governing) to...
What does Paul Ryan do when confronted with facts that he lied about in his speech? He keeps on lying, and denies the evidence that sits right in front of him.
…when the world needs someone to do the really big stuff, you need an...– Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention Bowing to the birthers again, Mitt? The constant digs at how you’re American and Obama isn’t are really tasteless and have gotten really old.
Why was 34,969 Count von Count's magic number? -... →
We had no intention of asking the Count to speculate about what Bert and Ernie get up to in the privacy of the bedroom they share. No, we were happy to stick to the numbers questions. But when the time came to record our interview we were hit by a disorientating array of technological problems. Had the producer, Richard Knight, read the guidance document on interviewing Muppets carefully he...
Now, women. The party and women. You saw last night a parade of women who are...– Condoleezza Rice (via Condoleezza Rice RNC speech: Romney speaks to black voters - Katie Glueck - POLITICO.com) I want policies that actually respect my bodily autonomy, my right to privacy when it comes to healthcare, and my right to fair pay and equal treatment in the workplace. That’s what I...
I Didn't Build That
fishingboatproceeds: So I own or co-own a few businesses that have experienced varying degrees of success. I am in the educational video business, and the book-writing business, and the merchandise distribution business, and the conference running business, and the making YouTube videos with my brother business, among others. These businesses employ people and generate more jobs per dollar of...
Call out the lies right in your headlines - The... →
Greg Sargent: This doesn’t happen every day, but good for the Los Angeles Times for calling out the ubiquitous falsehood about Obama supposedly waiving welfare reform’s work requirement right in its headline: Rick Santorum repeats inaccurate welfare attack on Obama As Kevin Drum says: “it’s about time reporters and copy editors started putting this stuff front and center.” And, indeed, the LA...
ilovebho: lostintherythm: thenoodledude: washed-vandalism: 250,000 multicoloured balls bouncing down the streets of San Francisco i dont know what i was expecting this is possibly the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen I would have died from being so overwhelmed with happiness and joy if i was part of that as a kid. Probably the coolest thing i have ever seen. This is amazing. This...
I mean, what do you say to people? Do you just — you know — I know...– Clint Eastwood, in his puzzling GOP convention speech
jon-of-art: ink-film-nibbles-script: “England is just a small island. Its roads and houses are small. With few exceptions, it doesn’t make things that people in the rest of the world want to buy. And if it hadn’t been separated from the continent by water, it almost certainly would have been lost to Hitler’s ambitions.” — Mitt Romney The Americans: The British: Oh God please people...
What would Jesus do? Apparently, blame the victim. At least according to Rev. Benedict Groeschel.
I decided to see what I missed last night while I was in politics mode. I don’t know if I’d have ended up any less frustrated if I’d been watching football. Goodnight, tumblr!
One last fact check before I go to bed (yes, I think I’m going to bed early this morning). I had a brief exchange on twitter with Sally Kohn, who wrote the “Paul Ryan’s speech in 3 words” article that I quoted in my last post. I told her that I had picked up on the GM plant, but missed the Medicare distortion. She said that she missed Simpson-Bowles. Looking that up led me...
A quick Paul Ryan fact check, courtesy of Fox News
I pointed out the GM plant in a post last night, but here’s some more on the Paul Ryan distortions. From http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/08/30/paul-ryans-speech-in-three-words/ Fact: While Ryan tried to pin the downgrade of the United States’ credit rating on spending under President Obama, the credit rating was actually downgraded because Republicans threatened not to raise the debt...
Republicans call for crackdown on pornography →
If Republicans win, you’ll have the right to bear arms but not to bare all.
innsmouthharborseafoodcompany-d asked: Have you read anything by Jasper Fforde? His 'Thursday Next' books are actually pretty damn brilliant. Kind of like Monty Python/Doctor Who mashup but taking place around and inside classic literature.
theblacknessdyer: Consider it Trashed: Jasper Fforde is a genius. A total genius. considerittrashed: “It’s mostly an unlicensed-usage problem. At the last count David Copperfield alone had had had had sixty-three times, all but ten unapproved. Pilgrim’s Progress may also be a problem due to its had had/that that ratio.” “So what’s the problem in Progress?” “That that had that that ten times...
rayshippouuchiha: karatam: justbent: don’t forget to register to vote because if not mitt romney this sounds like the tagline for a horror movie it is
Republicans to teachers:
No, you can't have money for your schools.
No, you can't have scholarships to train new teachers.
No, you can't have pay raises to attract talented people to the profession.
No, you can't teach cutting edge science and history because its got a "liberal bias."
No, you can't have decent retirement or health benefits.
No, you can't have unions that fight for your rights.
No, you can't open a new school to lower class sizes.
No, you can't have busing to allow for diverse school populations and increased opportunity for everyone.
What? What do you mean your kids aren't passing? You must be a shit teacher.
facepalmx2combo: This works quite well!
heffervizen replied to your quote: There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans… I just had to turn the TV off. The whole thing gives me fucking heartburn. I almost did the same. Even PBS must have been fed up. They cut away from Condoleeza Rice’s speech twice…once for some sort of commercial (which would be odd in any public television broadcast, much less during a...
Tonight, Paul Ryan blasted bailouts and said that, when Obama campaigned at a factory in Wisconsin in 2008, he said that the factory would stay open if he had any say in it. Paul Ryan then went on to say that the factory closed less than a year later. What he failed to mention was that the factory closed in 2008 - when George W. Bush was still president. That didn’t stop him from calling...
[Ann Romney] continued that her husband “was not handed success… He built it.– Ann Romney at the RNC - Right Turn - The Washington Post Anyone who buys for a second that Mitt Romney is the culmination of nothing but bootstraps—that any Joe Schmo from a middle class family could have done what Mitt Romney did career-wise so quickly and so easily, without his family money and...
There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because...– Since the entire Republican convention is centered around “we built this” and mocking Obama’s supposed claim that “you didn’t build that,” here’s the full quote. You know, the version that includes the part where he’s talking about the roads and...
RNC Attendee Allegedly Threw Nuts At Black CNN... →
I’m just going to leave this link here. Also, don’t miss this bit of chaos on the floor. (video link) Some are painting it as a jingoistic assault on the Puerto Rican speaker at the podium from people who don’t realize it’s part of the United States, but I actually buy the GOP’s explanation that it was spillover from the Ron Paul debacle (even if I did read it on...
When you hear about Mitt Romney winning the Republican nomination, you may or may not hear about the Republicans who were at the convention to vote against him. That’s because Republican National Committee changed the delegates. The state of Maine had 20 of its 24 delegates there to support Ron Paul. Ten of them were replaced so that Maine couldn’t even submit Ron Paul’s name...
David Brooks being funny as fuck? →
christinaincorporated: Oh man, this is funny.
We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers– — Romney pollster Neil Newhouse (via think-progress) (Please be a real quote Please be a real quote Please be a real quote…) Yup! It’s a real quote. Here’s who he said it to. And here’s the fact-checking that he was talking about.