A compendium of words, imagery and wanderlust.

“So much wealth and power have accumulated at the top of America that our economy and our democracy are seriously threatened. Romney not only represents this problem. He is the living embodiment of it.”

Robert Reich (Top heavy objects stand well on their own.)




Conservatives Bash Sandra Fluke’s Convention Speech, Parroting Limbaugh’s Sexist Attacks

Despite the widespread outcry against Rush Limbaugh’s and Bill O’Reilly’s sexist smears against Sandra Fluke earlier this year — when they claimed she was a “slut” who wants the government to pay for her “social life” — other far-right commentators haven’t quite grasped why these types of attacks are offensive. After Fluke took to the stage of the Democratic National Convention last night to articulate the issues at stake in the ongoing War on Women, conservative media took to Twitter to bash her for “whining” about needing free birth control for the activities that go on in her “bedroom”.

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All I can say is, keep talking shitheads.

Look at how ANGRY these people are that a woman tried to talk in a place she was shut out from talking in. Jfc.

Look at all the women partaking in this hate. It’s disgusting and saddens me greatly. 

Welcome to the patriarchy, where women are encouraged to hate other women, and deny themselves rights to their own bodies. 

Supporting these people or agreeing with their POV makes you a bad person. There is no argument against it.

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“Making sure we stay at the forefront of space exploration is a big priority for my administration. The passing of Neil Armstrong this week is a reminder of the inspiration and wonder that our space program has provided in the past; the curiosity probe on mars is a reminder of what remains to be discovered. The key is to make sure that we invest in cutting edge research that can take us to the next level - so even as we continue work with the international space station, we are focused on a potential mission to an asteroid as a prelude to a manned Mars flight.”

—President Obama when asked, “Are you considering increasing funds to the space program?” (There’s my vote!)

(Source: reddit.com)

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“The Republicans simply don’t care. They don’t care that they lie. They don’t care that their lies are obvious.”

Charles P. Pierce (Saying it enough times makes it truth…right?)

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“The capture of one of our great parties by fanatics is nothing to celebrate. A democracy needs at least two sane political parties.”

Robert Reich (I would prefer more.)

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“[Paul Ryan’s] budget shrinks government mainly by cutting benefits and payments to the poor and lower-income Americans. Over 60 percent of his spending cuts target programs for Americans in the bottom third of the income ladder.”

Robert Reich (Because helping others is un-American!)

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“The real reason businesses aren’t creating more jobs is American consumers — whose purchases constitute 70 percent of U.S. economic activity — don’t have the money to buy more, and they can no longer borrow as before.”

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“Their patriotism is not about coming together for the common good. It is about excluding outsiders who they see as our common adversaries.”

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Please vote tomorrow. Vote for tolerance. Vote for creativity. Most importantly, vote for forward thinking. A country that stagnates with internal squabbling WILL fail.

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