April 20, 2012
stfuconservatives:

Where Your 2011 Tax Dollars Went

MILITARY.  More than everything right of the Social Security slice combined.  You know, like Food, Education, Infrastructure, Science…that stuff.

stfuconservatives:

Where Your 2011 Tax Dollars Went

MILITARY.  More than everything right of the Social Security slice combined.  You know, like Food, Education, Infrastructure, Science…that stuff.

(Source: stfuconservatives)

April 19, 2012

meanwhile in azerbaijan.

barrels of fun.  (via).

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April 13, 2012
This is one of the most ridiculous outfits I’ve ever seen.
fashion-that-travels:

Street fashion at FW 2012 Seoul Fashion Week

This is one of the most ridiculous outfits I’ve ever seen.

fashion-that-travels:

Street fashion at FW 2012 Seoul Fashion Week

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April 13, 2012
ilovecharts:

And You Thought It Was Just Pink Slime…

ewwww.

ilovecharts:

And You Thought It Was Just Pink Slime…

ewwww.

April 10, 2012

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April 10, 2012
stfuconservatives:

liberalsarecool:
“The Gunshine State”
Chart: Change in concealed gun permits from 1981-2011 in Central Florida counties.
“There are now more than 900,000 people with Florida concealed weapons permits.” - from the article, “How the NRA attained dominance in the ‘Gunshine State.’”

To paraphrase Colbert: gun violence keeps increasing, even though we keep buying more guns! Weird!

stfuconservatives:

liberalsarecool:

“The Gunshine State”

Chart: Change in concealed gun permits from 1981-2011 in Central Florida counties.

“There are now more than 900,000 people with Florida concealed weapons permits.” - from the article, “How the NRA attained dominance in the ‘Gunshine State.’”

To paraphrase Colbert: gun violence keeps increasing, even though we keep buying more guns! Weird!

(via stfuconservatives)

April 9, 2012
ravenspyre:

Land of the free, home of the incarcerated.

ravenspyre:

Land of the free, home of the incarcerated.

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March 28, 2012
Good god..

Good god..

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March 24, 2012
"I think the hoodie is as much responsible for Trayvon Martin’s death as George Zimmerman was."

Geraldo Rivera on Fox News. (via officialssay)

This is the most appropriate time I’ve ever used this picture.

March 23, 2012
Boehner: Nevermind our agreement, I changed my mind

C’mon, BOEHNERRRRR.  What are you, 5 years old???

shortformblog:

  • thenWhen Congress raised the debt limit last summer, part of the deal included cuts to defense spending that would automatically kick in if the deficit Super Committee failed. It did fail, and John Boehner confirmed last November that he felt bound to honor the cuts (which should have been assumed, but nevermind).
  • now“Just kidding!” Boehner is now saying that “we should have never had the sequester” (the formal term for the triggered cuts), and has announced his intent to reneg on the deal he signed. Sorry, John, but that’s not how this works; you may get the House to pass this, but something tells us Senate Democrats won’t be on board. source

» Question: If Boehner goes ahead with this, will anybody, Democrat or Republican, have any reason to believe he’s negotiating in good faith next time a deal needs to be reached? Obstructionism is one thing, but to make an agreement, pass that agreement in the form of legislation, and then attempt to get out of that agreement when things don’t go your way is another. Make no mistake; the debt ceiling will have to be raised again; we’re not sure how negotiations can even commence, let alone conclude, if this is how Boehner plans to go about things.

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March 16, 2012

punditspodium:

So, it was okay to sit on the Capitol Steps in 1915 when demonstrating for women’s suffrage and in 1969 when demonstrating against the Vietnam War, but not in 2012 when demonstrating for women’s reproductive rights. Perhaps it’s time to ask whether the current rules governing assembly on the Capitol grounds are, in fact, constitutionally defensible reasonable “time, place, manner rules.”

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March 14, 2012
"

Obama is the son of a white mother and a black father, a marriage that remains objectionable to many Republican voters in two of the last states forced by the Supreme Court to allow interracial marriage. A 1967 court ruling on the case of a Virginia couple struck down laws against interracial marriage still on the books in 16 states, including Mississippi and Alabama.

A few states, including Alabama, kept the laws even though they could no longer be enforced. Alabama finally repealed its law in 2000 through a public referendum, though 40% of the electorate voted in favor of keeping interracial marriage illegal.

The PPP poll released Monday showed some changes, with 67% of Alabama Republicans saying they believe interracial marriage should be legal, though 21% said it still should be against the law. In Mississippi, 54% said it should be allowed, while 29% said it should remain illegal.

"

Poll: Obama’s a Muslim to many GOP voters in Alabama, Mississippi

I’m sorry, 29% of GOP voters in Mississippi and 21% in Alabama believe interracial marriage should be illegal? What century is this?

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March 12, 2012
thedailywhat:
Afghan War News of the Day: A US soldier reportedly carried out a brutal slaying of at least 16 Afghan civilians early this morning in two small villages near his base in the country’s southern Kandahar Province.
“It appears he walked off post and later returned and turned himself in,” military spokesman Lt. Cmdr. James Williams said of the unidentified staff sergeant who is currently in custody.
According to eyewitnesses, the soldier walked into at least three homes in the villages of Balandi and Alkozai and fired at their occupants. Nine children and three women were among the dead, per the latest report.
The deputy commander of Afghanistan’s international troop coalition, Lt. Gen. Adrian J. Bradshaw, stressed that this was “in no way part of authorized military activity.” US officials further denied earlier reports that the shooting was perpetrated by more than one assailant.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai released a statement demanding an explanation for the attack, which he referred to as “an intentional killing of innocent civilians [that] cannot be forgiven.”
The Taliban issued a similar statement, admonishing “the so called American peace keepers” for “once again quench[ing] their thirst with the blood of innocent Afghan civilians.”
This latest setback for US efforts in the region comes just as fury over last month’s Koran burning at Bagram Air Base and January’s corpse urination footage had begun to abate.
The US Embassy in Kabul attempted to diffuse the tension by releasing a statement expressing “deepest condolences to the families of the victims,” but experts say today’s incident may be the “fatal hammer blow on the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan.”
President Obama’s drawdown plan has US soldiers transferring full security control to their Afghan counterparts by the end of 2014.
[photo: afp/getty via msnbc.]

thedailywhat:

Afghan War News of the Day: A US soldier reportedly carried out a brutal slaying of at least 16 Afghan civilians early this morning in two small villages near his base in the country’s southern Kandahar Province.

“It appears he walked off post and later returned and turned himself in,” military spokesman Lt. Cmdr. James Williams said of the unidentified staff sergeant who is currently in custody.

According to eyewitnesses, the soldier walked into at least three homes in the villages of Balandi and Alkozai and fired at their occupants. Nine children and three women were among the dead, per the latest report.

The deputy commander of Afghanistan’s international troop coalition, Lt. Gen. Adrian J. Bradshaw, stressed that this was “in no way part of authorized military activity.” US officials further denied earlier reports that the shooting was perpetrated by more than one assailant.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai released a statement demanding an explanation for the attack, which he referred to as “an intentional killing of innocent civilians [that] cannot be forgiven.”

The Taliban issued a similar statement, admonishing “the so called American peace keepers” for “once again quench[ing] their thirst with the blood of innocent Afghan civilians.”

This latest setback for US efforts in the region comes just as fury over last month’s Koran burning at Bagram Air Base and January’s corpse urination footage had begun to abate.

The US Embassy in Kabul attempted to diffuse the tension by releasing a statement expressing “deepest condolences to the families of the victims,” but experts say today’s incident may be the “fatal hammer blow on the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan.”

President Obama’s drawdown plan has US soldiers transferring full security control to their Afghan counterparts by the end of 2014.

[photo: afp/getty via msnbc.]

(Source: thedailywhat, via katiacambia)

March 6, 2012
reagan-was-a-horrible-president:

solitaryforager:
Private Prison Corporation Offers Cash In Exchange For State Prisons
As state governments wrestle with massive budget shortfalls, a Wall Street giant is offering a solution: cash in exchange for state property. Prisons, to be exact.
Corrections Corporation of America, the nation’s largest operator of for-profit prisons, has sent letters recently to 48 states offering to buy up their prisons as a remedy for “challenging corrections budgets.” In exchange, the company is asking for a 20-year management contract, plus an assurance that the prison would remain at least 90 percent full, according to a copy of the letter obtained by The Huffington Post.
The move reflects a significant shift in strategy for the private prison industry, which until now has expanded by building prisons of its own or managing state-controlled prisons. It also represents an unprecedented bid for more control of state prison systems.
Corrections Corporation has been a swiftly growing business, with revenues expanding more than fivefold since the mid-1990s. The company capitalized on the expansion of state prison systems in the ’80s and ’90s at the height of the so-called ‘war on drugs,’ contracting with state governments to build or manage new prisons to house an influx of drug offenders. During the past 10 years, it has found new opportunity in the business of locking up undocumented immigrants, as the federal government has contracted with private companies in an aggressive immigrant-detention campaign.

Did y’all catch that?
“plus an assurance that the prison would remain at least 90 percent full”

reagan-was-a-horrible-president:

solitaryforager:

Private Prison Corporation Offers Cash In Exchange For State Prisons

As state governments wrestle with massive budget shortfalls, a Wall Street giant is offering a solution: cash in exchange for state property. Prisons, to be exact.

Corrections Corporation of America, the nation’s largest operator of for-profit prisons, has sent letters recently to 48 states offering to buy up their prisons as a remedy for “challenging corrections budgets.” In exchange, the company is asking for a 20-year management contract, plus an assurance that the prison would remain at least 90 percent full, according to a copy of the letter obtained by The Huffington Post.

The move reflects a significant shift in strategy for the private prison industry, which until now has expanded by building prisons of its own or managing state-controlled prisons. It also represents an unprecedented bid for more control of state prison systems.

Corrections Corporation has been a swiftly growing business, with revenues expanding more than fivefold since the mid-1990s. The company capitalized on the expansion of state prison systems in the ’80s and ’90s at the height of the so-called ‘war on drugs,’ contracting with state governments to build or manage new prisons to house an influx of drug offenders. During the past 10 years, it has found new opportunity in the business of locking up undocumented immigrants, as the federal government has contracted with private companies in an aggressive immigrant-detention campaign.

Did y’all catch that?

“plus an assurance that the prison would remain at least 90 percent full”


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January 19, 2012
Hahaha…what is this from??

Hahaha…what is this from??

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