Among the examples cited were a $40m prison for Iraq that the country did not...– BBC News - US ‘wasted $30bn on Afghanistan and Iraq’ over decade (via progressivefriends) The reasons why we have a huge deficit: 1. Bush Tax Cuts for the Wealthy 2. Iraq & Afghanistan Wars $40 MILLION on a prison that wasn’t wanted and never completed. Not $40 million helping the...
The New York Times has the story of Exxon winning... →
inothernews: Maybe they should just drill for irony.
The Election March of the Trolls | Chris Hedges →
We have begun the election march of the trolls. They have crawled out of the sewers of public relations firms, polling organizations, the commercial media, the two corporate political parties and elected office to fill the airwaves with inanities and absurdities until the final inanity—the 2012 presidential election. Journalists, whose role has been reduced to purveyors of court gossip, whether...
Quite honestly, I couldn’t put it down,” Satan wrote. “It was almost like a book...– Cheney’s Book Features Foreword by Satan « Borowitz Report (via brooklynmutt)
Paul Krugman, "Republicans Against Science" →
Since his first race for office more than a quarter century ago, Gov. Rick Perry...– Perry became a millionaire while serving in office (via ryking)
and another thing ...: Court Rules Republicans Who... →
ryking: abaldwin360: By Jason Easley politicususa.com According to a recent Federal Appeals court ruling, Republican members of Congress who confiscate citizens’ cell phones or cameras and do not allow filming at town halls are violating their constituents First Amendment…
Consumerism relies upon people feeling disconnected from the world.– Alex Hiller, from The UK riots: the psychology of looting (via bornofanatombomb)
"According to Twitter’s Global PR team, Beyonce’s... →
ryking: Filed under “Why the world is doomed.”
and another thing ...: Perry Calls Social Security... →
liberalsarecool: “It is a Ponzi scheme for these young people. The idea that they’re working and paying into Social Security today, that the current program is going to be there for them, is a lie. It is a monstrous lie on this generation, and we can’t do that to them.” - Rick Perry….
Faustian economics: Hell hath no limits—By Wendell... →
thebaffled: This is a great read…
Fox News Op-ed: Do We Really Need a National... →
pantslessprogressive: Better question: do we really need Fox News?
Rick Perry Wanted to Make Money Off of Dead... →
cognitivedissonance: Is it wrong to benefit from someone’s death? What if you knew that at your job, the higher-ups took out a life insurance policy on you, and when you died they would be paid an uncertain amount of money? As your job counts the cash, your family would then be left to pay for all the medical bills, funeral arrangements and more. It sounds devilish, who would ever want to be...
…that of course like every other man of intelligence and education I do believe...– Woodrow Wilson (1912) … and yet, here we are …
Because they don’t teach the truth about the world, schools have to rely on...– Noam Chomsky (via r-i-o-t) Truth.
That isn’t even a real cheese.
Teaparty Congressman Collects Disability From His... →
thepoliticalfreakshow: Why am I not surprised? Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) said that he would be more than glad to help pay for post-quake relief in Virginia, his home state and the state where he represents constituents…with a catch. What’s the catch? Well, it’s the same catch that prevented he and other House members from giving federal aid for the tornado victims and survivors of the Joplin, MO...
There is nothing unusual about Governor Rick Perry. Uneducated fools can be...– Richard Dawkins (via kateoplis) Another frighteningly accurate observation…
Rick Perry’s Camp Confirms that His Book is Not... →
Just One Week Into His Campaign, Rick Perry... →
cognitivedissonance: Last November, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) published Fed Up, a 240-page ode to tentherism, which argues that everything from child labor laws to the Clean Air Act to Medicare violates the Constitution. As it turns out, however, claiming that America’s entire social safety net is unconstitutional isn’t a very popular position — so Perry’s now trying to take it all back just...
Rick Perry Compares Civil Rights Movement To GOP... →
cognitivedissonance: Yes. Really. I guess if corporations are people, that means they need civil rights. So if two corporations merge, is that now marriage? So what if two corporations of the same gender want to enter into a loving, same-sex merger marriage? Do they even have genders? So is the merger of many corporations polygamy? I’M SO CONFUSED! </sarcasm>
Random Acts of Chaos: Rick Perry Continues His... →
manicchill: It’s official. There is no doubt in my mind that Rick Perry will be this election’s top culture war candidate. I first started to believe it when he announced “The Response”, a prayer rally, which turned out to be step one in a voter mobilization drive . That feeling was…