I hear this all the time, especially in this era of austerity in which governments are trying to limit their expenses. We get told over and over again that there’s no money, and so there’s nothing we can do about issues like homelessness.
There are a bunch of reasons why this…
A week after losing the presidential election to President Obama, Mitt Romney blamed his overwhelming electoral loss on what he said were big “gifts” that the president had bestowed on loyal Democratic constituencies — including young voters, African Americans and Hispanics.
In a conference call Wednesday afternoon with his national finance committee, Mr. Romney said that the president had followed the “old playbook” of wooing specific interest groups — “specially the African American community, the Hispanic community and young people,” Mr. Romney explained — with targeted gifts and initiatives.
Like I said on election night: one well-delivered concession speech does not undo the campaign Romney ran. This is who Romney really is: a rich asshole who truly believes the world owes him its eternal gratitude simply because he exists.
He would have won if it weren’t for those meddling kids and them minorities.
roach: “I believe Mr. Romney has some really valid points when it comes to government efficiency,” the President said over the phone. In the distance there was muffled snorting.
coldhope: later that night biden climbed on the table and started declaiming quotes from the 47% video
roach: With a lampshade on his head. He wasn’t even drunk.
Matt asked: When Republicans defend their party against accusations of racism by bringing up Lincoln, I always find it effective to share this map.
god tumblr is just
in misinformation tonight
guys a few things:
mary gonzalez is not a senator; she ran unopposed for a seat as a texas representative. which is freaking awesome! but not as awesome as a senator
maybe you guys should do some fact-checking about tammy baldwin, just a thought. her bit with the gender identity amendment of ENDA back in 2007 was actually a pretty complex issue awash in shades of grey, which didn’t even matter because ENDA died in the senate that year and would have been vetoed by bush if it’d passed in any form. i think she’s pretty aware (for a politician) of the issues she’s representing and even though she’s damn wishy-washy i wouldn’t call her transphobic (i haven’t found anything more recent than this so feel free to prove me wrong because i love being jaded)
the current version of ENDA does protect gender identity, and it isn’t any closer to passing
also i know everyone’s going on about 51st state puerto rico, but from some of the things i have read it actually seems pretty unlikely that congress will make that a thing. i know little to nothing about this issue but it’s definitely a thing to read up on
finally what the fuck is with that post about the fucking serviceman who killed bin laden dying that one is just straight up fabrication
tumblr’s ‘pasta be dry as fuck
always ask for sauce
- Maine and Maryland have voted for marriage equality
- Minnesota DID NOT vote for banning marriage equality
- Washington has it on the ballot as well, but it hasn’t come in yet
- The first openly gay senator was elected (Tammy Baldwin, in Wisconsin)
- The first disabled woman veteran was elected (Tammy Duckworth, in Illinois)
- Sens. Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin and Richard “Rape is a gift from God” Mourdock were ousted.
goddamn what a fucking good night, America! WHAT A GOOD NIGHT!!!
THIS is the country I still believe in you guys.
the presidental election is tonight and about three things im absolutely positive. one, it is going to be very close. two, each candidate has a fair chance. and three, edward was a vampire, there was a part of him, and i didnt know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood and i was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him
I voted! With mixed results. Turns out I was marked as a mail-in voter, which I really don’t remember doing and I don’t know why I would, as I’ve been moving around a lot all year, so I got a provisional ballot. Blurf. It doesn’t really matter since California’s going to Obama anyway, and I think I might have gotten my info mixed up and voted for the wrong Mayor. I probably should have just written in ‘Wayward Vagabond’.
Time to hunker down and fret.
If you can’t vote for whatever reason, whether it’s due to felony disenfranchisement, your job, school, kids, our immigration system, mental health issues, inaccessibility, etc? Not being able to do something is not the same as not caring, you are not what is wrong with that this country, you are still worthy of a voice. You still matter.
I hope your day is a good one.
Thank you for this.