Red Light Politics: “The most qualified people to... →
redlightpolitics: Yesterday I attended a presentation at the University of Amsterdam about race, racism and memory politics. I don’t think I can write about this with any coherence because I was overpowered by rage. There was this body of professors, students and PhD candidates discussing “the Other”, mostly Black…
They came in armoured vehicles and there were some tanks. They shot five...– From an account of the Syrian government’s massacre in Houla, Homs province by an 11-year-old survivor, as told to The Guardian. Jesus fucking Christ. (via inothernews)
Things that don't legitimately exist in...
inothernews: Presidents who are not white that are born in the United States Poor people Poverty Uninsured or underinsured people Women’s reproductive rights Donald Trump’s nutbaggishness Racism Corporations that are not people Sensible gun control laws to help stop people from getting murdered over stupid shit Tax breaks for anyone but the uber-rich
tourist: could you give us directions to Olive Garden?
new yorker: no, but i could give you directions to an actual Italian restaurant lol
tourist: oh you think your clever???
new yorker: what
tourist: i'm going to meet my dying neice and she happens to love olive garden so her whole family is going to eat with her so she'll have a few moments of happiness
new yorker: oh... oh god i'm so sor
tourist: no shut the fuck up you piece of shit. i'll find it myself
the tourist drives off and the new yorker is left to think about his life choices and his decision to be a giant condescending asshole
this is obviously fictitious I mean as if a tourist would be driving around in New York
Exile On Main Street came out 40 years ago. Hard...
my son in 2010. no respect. good choice of t-shirt though.
19-Year-Old Lives In AOL Offices For 2 Months, No... →
soupsoup: For two months last fall, Eric Simons secretly took up residence inside the Internet giant’s Palo Alto, Calif., campus, eating free food, enjoying gym access, and building a startup in the process.
Peabody Coal buys coal from U.S. taxpayers for... →
So, to summarize: You, the U.S. taxpayer, just leased another huge chunk of your land to Peabody Coal at $1.11 per ton of coal. Peabody will strip-mine that land and take the coal to China, where it will sell it for over $100 per ton. Peabody pockets enormous profits*, the U.S. taxpayer gets devastated land, and China accelerates global warming.
the ceiling fan in my kitchen is unbalanced. wobbling and making odd helicopter sounds. unnerving but to lazy to do anything about it.
Robert Reich: Romney's Regressivism →
robertreich: Fine to nail Romney with Bain Capitalism. But let’s not forget Romney’s budget proposal, which mimics Paul Ryan’s. Take a moment to make yourself aware of both, because they’re eye-opening and scary. Both would restore the military budget, slash Medicare (turning it into vouchers that shift…
All men are created equal. No matter how hard they try, they can never erase...– Harvey Milk (via think-progress)
When you’re president, as opposed to the head of a private equity firm, then...– President Obama on why Mitt Romney’s record in the private sector matters (via barackobama) I love how our president can rationally articulate a thought. (via aaronmeier)