Do Ask, I'll Tell: Gay Parents and Back to School... →
"Girls were not allowed to converse except from 6... →
snowce: Women isolated from secular society, scarred for life, and beaten for crossing the religious authorities. And conservatives keep the system running.
To see God everywhere you have to have special eyes, otherwise you cannot bear...– Neem Karoli Baba (via nirvikalpa)
When the earthquake hits, or the tsunami inundates, or the Twin Towers ignite,...– Christopher Hitchens, god Is Not Great (via thomaslevinson)
Some U.S. firms paid more to CEOs than taxes:... →
sarahlee310: Twenty-five of the 100 highest paid U.S. CEOs earned more last year than their companies paid in federal income tax, a pay study said on Wednesday. It also found many of the companies spent more on lobbying than they did on taxes. But we are supposed to be angry about “greedy unions” and how much teachers are paid.
Army Ranger's widow removed from Donald Rumsfeld... →
Christopher Hitchens - Rick Perry's God →
brooklynmutt: hitchensism: Does the Texas governor believe his idiotic religious rhetoric, or is he just pandering for votes?
Nation's Top Climate Scientist, 140 Others... →
gravewisdom: “NASA’s Dr. James Hansen, perhaps our nation’s preeminent climate scientist, was arrested with over 140 others at the White House today. Scientists, environmentalists, farmers, students, and other concerned citizens were gathered in the nation’s capitolto protest the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline that threatens to ruin many pristine habitats and spell certain disaster for...
the [blog] remains the same: Christian wants... →
atheismfuckyeah: Florida pastor, Michael Stahl has suggested that an organization and website be created that would keep track of known atheists. The website would list by city and state all atheists with their photos and some personal information such as place of business. It would not…
Bachmann: Hurricane Irene Was Message From God. →
zainyk: motherjones: …Aaaaaaaaaand scene. You know what else is a sign from God, Michelle? Your husbands homosexuality.
Republicans ditch open town hall meetings, host... →
Republicans Against Science →
Not to start the day on a depressing note, but it really is amazing to me just...– John Cole, reacting to the news that Corexit 9500 and Corexit 9527, the chemical BP dumped into the Gulf in order to disperse the oil, contain 57 ingredients linked to cancer, skin rashes and burns, kidney failure, respiratory illness, and toxicity to fish and other aquatic organisms. (via ryking)
Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill To Lift The Payroll... →
tricksterathome: The Social Security system is currently fully funded until 2037. Lifting the payroll tax cap would virtually eliminate funding shortfalls the program would experience over the next 75 years.
"Maybe it’s a good idea to be having this...
leftish: You know, in the abstract, people say, ‘Big Government is a bad thing, we need to shrink the Government.’ Now we see what Big Government is. Big Government is the satellites that give you these images and this data so we know where the storm is going, and Big Government is FEMA and all the others who step in to help these people when they’re hurt by this.” ~ Dana Milbank on Republican...
Let me tell you some things. I used to investigate child abuse and neglect. I...– STFU, Conservatives: When I say I’m pro-life… (via stfuconservatives) wow. amen to this. (via thegeorgemott)
Georgia Professors Offer Courses To Undocumented... →
Rick Perry Signs Controversial Anti-Gay Pledge →
98% of Florida Welfare Applicants Pass Drug Test,... →
jron: by Jorge Rivas Thursday, August 25 2011, 1:55 PM EST Florida’s new drug-tests-for-welfare-applicants program just yielded its first batch of results: 98 percent passed. It’ll only cost the state $178 million. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who rode his own fortune and the tea party’s adoration to office last year, has stated publicly several times that people...
Rep. Jean Schmidt Found Guilty of Accepting... →
Representative Jean Schmidt, Republican of Ohio, has been ordered by the House Ethics Committee to repay a Turkish-American group $500,000. Via @DrLeary
Global Land Grab →
ryking: China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, “and other oil-rich Gulf states” have teamed with private investors to buy millions of acres of farmland in Africa, South America, and South Asia to stave-off food shortages and food riots — but at the cost of taking food away from local populations.
For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for...– Charles Bukowski (via thenightdances)
"The Koch Brothers have employed more lobbyists...
leftish: ~ Thom Hartmann BOYCOTT KOCH BROTHERS PRODUCTS! Here’s a Flyer, showing all of their holdings.
Why Iceland Should Be in the News, But Is Not →
ninefoldgoddess: An Italian radio program’s story about Iceland’s on-going revolution is a stunning example of how little our media tells us about the rest of the world. Americans may remember that at the start of the 2008 financial crisis, Iceland literally went bankrupt. The reasons were mentioned only in passing, and since then, this little-known member of the European Union fell back into...
So in the DSK rape case, we’re supposed to believe that an African immigrant...– Sherry Wolf (via jessrosney)
On Drew Westen and the Strategic Failure of the... →
winningprogressive: Purist progressives like Drew Westen are, unfortunately, making a huge strategic blunder in focusing their ire on President Obama, rather than on the real political enemies in the conservative movement….
GOP Sponsor of New Hampshire Minimum Wage... →
namelessgenxer: New Hampshire State Rep. Carol McGuire (R-Fascist), the sponsor of the law, still believes the federal minimum wage is too high. In a statement to reporters, she said she would like to repeal all minimum wage laws and have corporations pay workers whatever rate they desire. She also said the $7.25 minimum is overly generous to young people. McGuire said: “It’s very...