I took all of the screams and put those together, and cut out everything else....– Tom Owen, biometric voice analysis expert • Speaking to the Orlando Sentinel, on his assessment of a 911 audio recording featuring sounds of screaming during the Trayvon Martin incident. In an interview with Piers Morgan earlier this week (which generated some heat from MSNBC’s Touré), George...
Like every black parent in Britain, I’ve had to have “the talk” with my kids...– Ava Vidal on Trayvon Martin and why the criminalisation of black children must end (via guardian)
I have so much respect for what she did in the fact that she sacrificed her body...– Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), on his opponent Tammy Duckworth — an Iraq veteran who lost both legs and part of her arm in combat. (via think-progress) This from the jerk who was $100,000 behind in child-support payments. (via sarahlee310) I have less-than-zero respect for Teaparty Joe...
ihopericksantorum: I hope Rick Santorum gets told by Destiny’s Child that he is indeed not ready for that jelly.
The Republicans say that we can’t afford to pay for cutting the carbon emissions...– What Insurance Companies Already Know About Climate Change (via azspot) And it will take pressure from insurance companies to force the gop to admit it’s real and do something about it.
Missouri Legislator: Qualified To Legislate... →
Missouri Legislator: Qualified To Legislate Women’s Health Because “My Father Was a Veterinarian” stfuconservatives: rhrealitycheck: So, how do you really feel about the people whose rights you are legislating away? Sheesh. In case you want to contact Missouri House Majority Leader Tim Jones (R-Eureka): Facebook (though it appears you cannot comment in any capacity) ...
I’ve looked at that quote, in fact I looked at the video. In fact, I’m pretty...– Rick Santorum isn’t technically apologizing in this John King USA interview (January 4, 2012). He’s attempting to clarify what he said at a campaign stop in Iowa two days earlier: ”I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money; I want to give them the...
reagan-was-a-horrible-president: rosa—sparks: I really did cry last night. I didn’t weep or come undone or wail like a widow, but I cried. I posted a quick, from my guts post about my anger and sadness at hearing and seeing this. The response to my post is overwhelming. I can’t believe that many people have read ANYTHING I would write, in the middle of the night, in a moment of raw emotion. ...
Charles M. Blow: "Britain is winning the war on... →
thesoapboxschtick: “42% of American children live in low-income homes and about a fifth live in poverty. It gets worse. The number of children living in poverty has risen 33% since 2000… And, according to a 2007 Unicef report on child poverty, the U.S. ranked last among 24 wealthy countries. This is a national disgrace.” “In 1994, about 30% of British children were below the country’s poverty...
What the lobbyists want, what Wall Street wants, is they want Etch A Sketch...– Elizabeth Warren (via manicchill) #ElizabethWarren. I admire her on new levels every time she speaks.
If I’m the godfather of this thing, then it gives me the right to kill it.– Mitt #Romney, as quoted in NY Mag’s “Don’t Pick Mitt Romney As Your Child’s Godfather”. The quote is coupled with a picture of Don Corleone. I think that’s about right. Mitt, that’s no the kind of Godfather they meant. (via squashed)
We can go on and on about hoodies and [George Zimmerman] but it’s not really a...– Bill Maher on gun control and Florida’s “stand your ground” law I agree with Bill on this. I wish our country had a liberal party because, frankly, most of our dems are center-left, if that. Hell, a lot of them are center-right. I want more politicians in our government who are willing to stand up...
Elle Dark: The United States of Denial →
elledark: America has a bloody history of overthrowing democracies, propping up brutal dictatorships, supporting torturers, invading foreign countries, and exploiting their resources in its own national interest and yet why the people in these countries resent America and try to strike back seems a mystery.
Garbage Company’s Trashed Promise Sparks Rare... →
Thursday, 250 Teamsters in Seattle went on strike against Republic Services, the second-largest waste disposal company in the United States. Workers in Buffalo, New York, and Columbus, Ohio struck Republic for three days earlier this week. These workers aren’t responding to moves by local management. Instead, they went on strike in solidarity with 24 striking co-workers in Alabama. That kind...
White people: Race is a social construct, so you really shouldn't get offended so much, since you aren't actually black.
Dion: Totally. And laws are just social constructs, so when I punch the next white person who says this to me in the mouth, its not actually assault.
#Koch Brothers, Chamber of Commerce Face Possible... →
On Friday evening, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling that could begin the process of revealing the identities of secret donors to groups connected to Karl Rove and the Koch brothers. The court ruled in Van Hollen v. Federal Election Commission that the FEC rules that restricted campaign donor disclosure are not valid and must be changed to provide for...
#Wisconsin law preventing transgender prisoners... →
izythequeergirl: For those less judicially savvy, the Supreme Court deciding not to hear the case is a good thing. It mean the unconstitutional ruling from the appeals court stands and becomes legal precident against any future attempts to strip transgender prisoners of their rights. From the appeals court ruling, “Refusing to provide effective treatment for a serious medical condition serves...
Fox's Tamara Holder: "The Blacks" Are Making... →
#Santorum denies calling Obama the N-word on TV. →
cognitivedissonance: somuchdependsupon: stfuconservatives: sonofbaldwin: The idea that Rick Santorum was EVER going to answer this question honestly is BEYOND laughable and I can’t believe anyone ever expected that he would. The New Racism is to deny racism exists. dumbthingswhitepplsay: What an amazing world that we live in where the only explanation he feels he has to give is “that’s...
Ronald Reagan Was a Horrible President: TRIGGER... →
brandx: Crown Prosecution Service reviews decision not to charge officers heard boasting of strangling 21-year-old black man | Friday 30 March 2012 13.29 EDT Listen to the recording Scotland Yard is facing a racism scandal after a black man used his mobile phone to record …
Texas Prison system appears to have bought $50,000... →
somepolitics:sarahlee310: Texas priorities: A year ago, facing a possible shortage of key drugs needed to keep the nation’s busiest execution chamber in business, Texas prison officials appear to have purchased tens of thousands of dollars worth of the lethal drugs, new disclosures by state officials reveal. While no detail is provided, records obtained by the American-Statesman hint that...
White Supremacist running for Sheriff of Idaho... →
stfuconservatives: racetothestoneage: generalbriefing: “The white power activist is running as a Republican in the May 15 Bonner County primary to become the top law enforcement officer. Winkler said despite the white supremacist beliefs he holds as a KKK imperial wizard, his brand of justice would be color blind. “In the event I was elected sheriff, I would not act on racial profiling,”...
So why do you support Ron Paul?
Ron Paul supporter: Because freedom.
Everyone else: But what if I told you he was racist?
Ron Paul supporter: Freedom.
Everyone else: You understand that his idea of freedom is just giving more power to the states, right?
Ron Paul supporter: Aha, there, you said it! Freedom!
Everyone else: Ok, honestly, is there any other reason you support Ron Paul besides just 'freedom'?!
Ron Paul supporter: ...Liberty.
New Hampshire House Passes 20 Week Ban, 24 Hour... →
rhrealitycheck: by Robin Marty The New Hampshire state House has turned into an “all abortion, all the time” legislative session, as it voted this week to pass bills on “informed consent,” a 24 hour wait period prior to an abortion, and a 20 week ban based on the unproven claim of fetal pain.
Will Clarence and Virginia Thomas succeed in... →
corporationsarepeople: An older article, but especially relevant now: Partners: As the Justice has assumed an influential role on the Roberts Court, his wife has helped lead the public war against the Obama Administration. Ginni Thomas’s particular target was the health-care-reform law, which was, in her view, clearly unconstitutional. In Atlanta, in April: “I have been writing my...