Current Events out of Washington DC affecting the entire nation. Disclaimer:This blog is very Liberal/Left-Wing/Progressive leaning.
  • Ayn Rand (via quoteish)

    Hmmmmm….so people who deny reason — whatever the fuck that means — can’t be conquered — whatever the fuck that means — by the thing [reason?] they’re denying? WTF, Ayn?

    (via republicanidiots)

    (via republicanidiots)

  • "Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it."
  • invisiblelad:

    lovelyandbrown:

    thisiseverydayracism:

    The prison-industrial complex is just a myth…right?

    Jesus he didn’t even have us do the damn math. He just said it.

    …yeah. I suppose there’s no point in finding flowery rhetoric for it. “Putting people in jail is good for business” is pretty much the size of it. 

    (via republicanidiots)

  • How to win debates

    kickingyouraff:

    Bring a personal fan with you and wait for your opponent not to show up.

    (via senatorjoyce)

  • castielismycherrypie:

    camacaileon:

    peachjello:

    seaworld-secrets:

    passion4killerwhales:

    animalsnatureveganism:

    TIGERS ARE ON RED ALERT

    The Sumatran Tiger is said to be extinct by 2015, with fewer than 300-400 left in the wild due to large-scale habitat loss, poaching, hunting and human-tiger conflict. Other subspecies are said to follow. 

    Donate
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    Donate to Save Tigers 
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    Make a Donation - Save China’s Tigers
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    Name a Wild Tiger 
    WWF Tiger Appeal
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    Petitions
    Stop Tiger Poaching in India 
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    Save Malayan Tiger by Stopping Logging 


    Source: ttp://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/tigers/about_tigers/sumatran_tiger/  

    THIS IS NOT OK. :(

    IMPORTANT SIGNAL BOOST PLEASE

    WHAT THE FUCK

    WELL FUCK EVERYTHING!

    I WORKED FOR AN NGO THAT WAS TRYING TO SAVE TIGERS FOR ABOUT HALF A YEAR, PEOPLE ON THE STREETS SPIT AT ME AND THREATENED ME (WHICH IS NOT THE POINT) BUT YOU LISTEN UP:

    • THERE ARE ONLY 3.200 WILD TIGERS LEFT ON THE ENTIRE WORLD
    • 97% OF THEIR HABITAT HAS BEEN BURNED DOWN OR REMOVED OTHERWISE
    • 3 OUT OF 9 TIGER-SUBSPECIES HAVE ALREADY DIED OUT
    • THE SOUTH-CHINESE TIGER HASN’T BEEN SIGHTED IN OVER 30 YEARS
    • THEY ARE SKINNED ALIVE (AS ARE MOST ANIMALS) BC YOU CAN REMOVE THEIR FUR EASIER WHEN THEY ARE STILL BLEEDING
    • NO EXCEPTIONS FOR CUBS
    • SOME PEOPLE HUNT THEM BC THEY THING A TIGER PENIS MAKES THEM BETTER IN BED (I’M NOT KIDDING)
    • EXPERTS CLAIM THAT IF THE KILLING GOES ON, TIGERS WILL BE ENTIRELY EXTINCT IN 2022

    SAVE THE TIGERS.

    I WANT MY CHILDREN, MY CHILDREN’S CHILDREN, AND MY CHILDREN’S CHILDREN’S CHILDREN TO KNOW WHAT TIGERS LOOK LIKE WITHOUT EXPLAINING IT USEING TEXT BOOKS AND STUFFED ANIMALS.

    THIS DEEPLY UPSETS ME. PLEASE SAVE THE TIGERS.

    SAVE MY FAVOURITE BIG CAT.

    (via usernamenooneelsehas)

  • Scott Brown…

    democratsinthesouth:

    I don’t understand how Scott Brown can bounce back and forth between states running for office and convince people he is more interested in representing them than having political power.

  • blackourstory:

    DO YOU KNOW ABOUT BLACK TULSA? IF NOT… WHY NOT?

    This horrific incident has been well documented, everywhere: from YouTube videos of survivor interviews to PBS Lesson Plans for school teachers. Please do your Google diligence:

    • From May 30 to June 1, 1921, white citizens of Tulsa bombed burned and shot up the “Little Africa” section of Tulsa FOR 18 HOURS STRAIGHT
    • Why would they do that? That same old lame excuse, a Black man supposedly did something to a white woman. But the real reason was ECONOMIC JEALOUSY. Whites may have called it Little Africa derisively, but there is a reason that Black Tulsa is known as Black Wall Street
    • In addition to the 300 Blacks killed, and over 1,000 residential homes burned to the ground, also destroyed were:
    • The Mt. Zion Baptist Church and five other churches; the Gurley Hotel, Red Wing Hotel, and Midway Hotel; the Tulsa Star and Oklahoma Sun newspaper offices; Dunbar Elementary School; Osborne Monroe’s Roller-Skating Rink; the East End Feed Store; the Y.M.C.A. Cleaners; the Dreamland Theater; a drug store, barbershop, banquet hall, several grocery stores, dentists, lawyers, doctors, and realtors offices; a U.S. Post Office Substation, as well the all-black Frissell Memorial Hospital. All told, marauding gangs of savage whites destroyed 40-square-blocks of Black economic and entrepreneurial prosperity!

    64 years after the first bombing of an American city was committed against the Black residents of Tulsa… the second bombing of an American city took place in Philadelphia when the city bombed the black members of the MOVE organization. (see the blackourstory archive for details). 

    Isn’t it a shame that 76 after the bombing of Tulsa, when Timothy McVeigh blew up the Murrah Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City, most historically illiterate Americans - including American “journalists” - responded as if it were the first time such a horror had been visited on Oklahoma. If only we knew.

    While there are many lessons to be drawn from this, a few questions that stick out to me are these:

    • If the answer to Black second-class treatment from whites in America is supposedly to become the ultimate American capitalists…the ‘model minorities’… how do you explain Tulsa 1921?
    • For those Black folk who think that the sole answer to Black people’s problems is simply more Blacks becoming business owners and more Blacks spending money with other Blacks… how did that work out for our people in Tulsa in ‘21?
    • Considering not only Tulsa, but Rosewood, Florida, and many other thriving all-Black towns that you may know of that all met the same fate at the hands of murderous, envious, lazy crackers… WHEN ARE WE GOING TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND TAKE SERIOUSLY THE IDEA THAT BLACK WEALTH (ESPECIALLY ALL-BLACK WEALTH) WILL NEED TO BE PROTECTED WITH PHYSICAL FORCE?

    There is a reason that Marcus Garvey AND Elijah Muhammad had armies of trained Black men as a huge part of their organizations. Many of us Black folk took those great men as jokes, yet NO BLACK LEADERS SINCE THOSE TWO have reached the same heights of economic and ideological success and unity of Black people. 

    Not only do we need to LEARN THIS HISTORY, we need to start taking these events men and movements MORE SERIOUSLY, and doing some CRITICAL HISTORICAL ANALYSIS if we are ever to stop being on the bottom rung of every metric in American life. Not just some casual or accidental reading of history; some CRITICAL. HISTORICAL. ANALYSIS.

    TULSA 1921 was real. PHILLY 1985 was real. Will it happen again?

    (via justice4mikebrown)

  • soulrevision:

    This is the night I thought we were going to die …

    The screams from our protesters being beaten & the images of police beating them with batons … The sounds of the police banging their batons on the ground to intimidate us, the images of media personnel running away and the smell of the chemical spray …

    These things continue to play in my head over and over again.

    A couple of activists in St. Louis that have been on the front lines since day 1 looked at me while we were running away and said, “tell the world what you experienced here”.

    I promised to do just that!

    #Ferguson #FergusonOctober #Shaw

    (via justice4mikebrown)

  • youwish-youcould:

    bootyscientist:

    "it’s not about race"

    !!!!!!!!!!!!

    (Source: moderndaykathleencleaver, via justice4mikebrown)