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skepticalavenger:

And the Republicans are talking about impeaching Obama over this.  What disappoints me is that he hasn’t been issuing Executive Orders MORE.

skepticalavenger:

And the same thing goes for comparing political parties to the Nazis.
Via Being Liberal.

skepticalavenger:

And the same thing goes for comparing political parties to the Nazis.

Via Being Liberal.

skepticalavenger:

The Great Recession did not just fall out of the sky.

So apparently the US senate may have come up with a way to forestall more squabbling until about mid January

… Yay?

umewomita:

But what’s even more horrifying is that THIS ABORTION BILL PASSED THE TEXAS SENATE.

All of Wendy Davis’ hard work, her filibuster, they didn’t even care. They got it passed anyway.

You disgust me, Texas government. 

This needs to change.

"If you are angry about what happened in Texas tonight — and what’s happening in other states all around the country — there is something you can do about it," spokeswoman Dawn Laguens said. “Register to vote, and vote for candidates who will protect women’s access to health care."

American politics are literally terrifying at the moment, and I don’t really know if I’m looking forward to the breaking point of all this polarized bickering or not.

maisiewilliams:

LET’S CLEAR A MISCONCEPTION THAT’S RUNNING RAMPANT AROUND TUMBLR RIGHT NOW.

The Supreme Court did NOT rule that the Voting Rights Act is irrelevant today, and any source that tells you otherwise is incorrect. They did rule that the act, while still necessary, was outdated - as it was created in 1965, and the zoning map that accompanied the law no longer corresponds adequately with the demographics of current America. The Supreme Court ruled to continue to uphold the act, but with a change in the map to better reflect the modern day conditions. 

However - and this is where the real problem comes in - it is unclear (and frankly, unlikely) whether or not our partisan Congress will be able to come to an agreement on which state’s need to be monitored for voter suppression. If they do not agree on a new map, this will effectively dismantle the Voting Rights Act, and make it impossible to enforce. This is something to worry about and fight against, yes - but you can’t run around saying that the Supreme Court ‘struck down’ a law when it didn’t, even if that’s the projected effect that it will take. 

(via lilyginnyblack)

fluent-in-lesbianism:

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This is Senator Leticia Van de Putte (D), and she needs to be known and recognized right alongside Senator Wendy Davis.

She couldn’t be at the start of the senate session because her father died in a car crash last week and the funeral was the day of Davis’ filibuster. She left the funeral to lend her voice to Davis’ cause and worked her ass off to make it count. She made so many parliamentary inquiries on behalf of the filibuster that it’s now become the new slogan of the Texas rebellion. When Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the acting Senate president, attempted to skip over and ignore her inquiries time and time again and seemed to purposely skip over her in favor of the men, she had this to say: “At what point must a female senator raise her hand, or her voice, to be heard over the male colleagues in the room?”. She put the needs of herself aside in favor of her people; for the women that needed her to speak up when they couldn’t.

Let’s add Leticia Van de Putte to the list of important names to know.

(via lilyginnyblack)

Dear Prime Minister, You have done a great favour to us today, of which you are not aware. I’ve seen a Galatasaray (football team) fan picking up a Fenerbahçe (another football team) fan off of the street who fell against the police, to whom you have ordered to kill. I’ve seen students sharing their water and bread with each other; Kurds and Turks walking hand in hand. I’ve seen women, whom you call whores, coming out of the brothel to give lemons and water to those who were injured. I’ve seen people, whom you call transvestites, opening their hotel rooms for refuge; I’ve seen lawyers and doctors sharing their phones, medical students responding in emergencies. I’ve seen elderly ladies giving out clothes soaked in vinegar. I’ve seen shopkeepers sharing their wireless network passwords, hotel owners taking injured in to their lobbies. I’ve seen a bus driver blocking the road to prevent the panzer from entering. I’ve seen pharmacists opening their shops at night. And rest assured, tonight our eyes were filled with tears not because of the teargas you ordered to be fired but because of pride.
… Presented without comment…
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abaldwin360:

The following link will take you to the Republican State Leadership Committee’s website, where the article describes how Democratic candidates for the U.S. House won 1.1 million more votes than Republican candidates, yet republicans still control the house.

Basically, this entire article is a boast about how gerrymandering has paid off for the GOP.

Yet, I’m willing to bet something important to me - like my first cup of coffee tomorrow morning, that republican voters will simply dismiss this by saying that “the other side does it too.”

No matter the fact that here we have the Republican State Leadership Committee gleefully boasting that they are subverting the will of the people.

Here’s the article. 

(via skepticalavenger)

skepticalavenger:

But, isn’t the system of saying whatever you think the people want to hear working out well for our country?

skepticalavenger:

But, isn’t the system of saying whatever you think the people want to hear working out well for our country?

And then there’s the Violence Against Women Act, which was supposed to be one of the year’s easy ones. It wasn’t. Back in April, the Senate approved VAWA reauthorization fairly easily, with a 68 to 31 vote. The bill was co-written by a liberal Democrat (Vermont’s Pat Leahy) and a conservative Republican (Idaho’s Mike Crapo), and seemed on track to be reauthorized without much of a fuss, just as it was in 2000 and 2005. But House Republicans insisted the bill is too supportive of immigrants, the LGBT community, and Native Americans — and they’d rather let the law expire than approve a slightly expanded proposal. Vice President Biden, who helped write the original law, tried to persuade House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) to keep the law alive, but the efforts didn’t go anywhere. And so, for the first time since 1994, the Violence Against Women Act is no more.

House GOP blocks Violence Against Women Act - The Maddow Blog (via dendroica)

It’s only the 2nd day of new year, I shouldn’t already want to quit.  Let’s not protect anyone because those we deem unworthy may benefit as well.  Fantastic job Washington, glad to see your agenda of serving yourselves and your egos hasn’t changed.   

(via thisoneandonlylife)

(via skepticalavenger)

asgardreid:

howtobeterrell:

I dont know who u are kind sir but bless u 

Reginald D. Hunter, he’s the shit.

(via lucymonster)

lemondifficult:

iridessence:

spookysavageprincess:

mothernaturenetwork:

Free birth control causes U.S. abortion rates to plummet
Free birth control could prevent 1,060,370 unplanned pregnancies and 873,250 abortions a year in the U.S., according to a study.

AND IN OTHER NEWS WATER IS WET

LOL

Funny how that works.

(via a-brilliant-loser)

barackobama:

“Pretty straightforward. Any confusion there?”

(via a-brilliant-loser)