Well, you’re a fucking idiot.– JON STEWART, on The Daily Show, responding to Senator Chuck Schumer (D - NY) saying that Democrats “feel good” despite having had two versions of the “public option” shot down in committee - thanks in part to the Democrats. Yep. (via inothernews)
81% of Democratic voters support the public... →
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To me, there is no greater act of courage than being the one who kisses first.– Janeane Garofalo
Enough! It’s time to get a jack hammer and to simply chip that part of New York...– Mike Huckabee’s opinion on the United Nations. To which Rachel Maddow says: “Before that speech, who could have known that the UN was actually an imperfect but disproportionally attacked advocate of poor people trying to earn a living wage and registering to vote? ACORN, really?” (via indieandyy) ...
At issue [for the G20 protestors in Pittsburgh] was the dehumanizing, predatory...– JON STEWART, calling out the inanity of some of the G20 protests, on The Daily Show. Heh. (via inothernews)
On notice? Really we’re giving a crazy guy with nukes the same warning Colbert...– Jon Stewart (via think4yourself)
"Why has America become a nation that can't make... →
robot-heart-politics: - Bill Maher (via bringtheruckuss)
The President must be greater than anyone else, but not better than anyone else....– John Steinbeck (via nudawn) (via soupsoup)
More Americans die of lack of health insurance than terrorism, homicide, drunk...– Medicare for All: Yes We Can (via azspot) (via evangotlib) (via apsies)
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened...– Ernest Hemingway in Esquire, December 1934 via via jessicalindsey (via mikhailovna) (via sabine)
I feel like I’m diggin’ through 99 percent horse manure, and maybe there’s a...– JON STEWART, to disgraced Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, who was trying to explain away his bullshit and bullshit and more bullshit blah blah blah, on The Daily Show. (via inothernews)
"A guy loses his house after 41 years in it, but... →
soupsoup:charitini: I’m actually pretty disgusted by this. Moore’s movie definitely has a lot of flaws, but this is just disgusting - if he saw this movie, he saw that none of the poor people foreclosed out of their homes were living it up with flatscreens and fancy cars. And this is the guy who decries bloggers for playing fast and loose with the facts?
I didn’t know Philip Seymour Hoffman, but I sent him an email saying, ‘Dear...– Ricky Gervais [Telegraph UK] (via peterwknox)
AP: Hanged Census worker found naked, bound, with... →
inothernews: A part-time census worker found hanging in a rural Kentucky cemetery was naked, gagged and had his hands and feet bound with duct tape, said an Ohio man who discovered the body two weeks ago. Authorities have also said the word ”fed” was scrawled with a felt-tip pen across 51-year-old Bill Sparkman’s chest, but they have released very few details about the case and said...
Director Anne Fontaine on Coco Before Chanel →
makingofmovies: Director Anne Fontaine on what drew her to the subject of the character Gabriel ‘Coco’ Chanel and why she beleives she “couldn’t direct without being [part of the] writing process.”
The 10 Craziest Things Ever Said During a U.N.... →
think4yourself:savingpaper: And yes, Qaddafi-Rant ‘09 makes the cut.
impact of bush v gore on public opinions of the...
abbyjean: Nine years after the U.S. Supreme Court stopped the counting of ballots in Florida, its decision in Bush v. Gore appears to have had some lasting impact on how the public views the justices. A new poll from C-SPAN asked voters whether the ruling affected their view of the Court. A substantial minority, 29 percent, said that the ruling did. And not surprisingly, those who said so saw...
FCC chairman Julius Genachowski is expected to announce a plan on Monday to...– FCC to Take a Stand on Net Neutrality (via datn)
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent...– Bertrand Russell (via sonowyouknow, thedailywhat, syntheticpubes) (via tinyblip)
NYC’s best photo booths! →
soupsoup:neighborhoodr:rhodyram: “Our top ten places (with lots of drink specials!) to cheese it up old-school-style.” -Time Out NY
peterwknox: Hulu - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Mon, Sep 14, 2009 - Watch the full episode now. Not sure if you caught Monday’s 2nd Act of TDS, but this is exactly what’s wrong with these protests, these people, and this country. AND why I’m glad this isn’t happening every weekend in Central Park.
When you start to know someone, all their physical characteristics start to...– Lisa Unger, Beautiful Lies (via breathinglove) (via inwaves) (via lazybones)
Harvard Medical Study Links Lack of Insurance to... →
brooklynmutt: …Researchers from Harvard Medical School say the lack of coverage can be tied to about 45,000 deaths a year in the United States — a toll that is greater than the number of people who die each year from kidney disease. “If you extend coverage, you can save lives,” said Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, a professor of medicine at Harvard who is one of the study’s authors. The Harvard study...
58 groups urge end to Bush era 'Faith-Based'... →
retropolitics: Hugh Kramer | LA Atheism Examiner A coalition of humanist, religious, civil rights and labor groups have signed a letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to revoke a 2007 Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) memo asserting that faith-based organizations receiving tax-payer money have the right to practice employment discrimination on religious grounds. The joint letter asks...
We did cover the event, what we didn’t do is promote the event. Just like we did...– Rick Sanchez of CNN (via soupsoup) (via chuckmore) (via apsies)
With ACORN out of the way, conservatives can get back to the hard work of...– Matt Duss via jazzfromhell (via brooklynmutt)
It’s interesting that what we are proposing is fundamentally so conservative...– Hillary Rodham Clinton, September 18, 2009 (via awomansplace) (via apsies)
It’s also a waste of taxpayer money when a physician opts out. “We are all...– Doctors want to call it quits because of the costs - Sep. 14, 2009 (via robot-heart-politics) Medicare, you know, that socialist government medical program. (via soupsoup)
Every year, life-threatening illnesses deprive the economy of hundreds of...– Patrick Swayze: I’m Battling Cancer. How About Some Help, Congress? - washingtonpost.com (via peterwknox)
Democrats Lost Leverage From Start in Health Care... →
retropolitics: Single-Payer Off the Table Pulled Health Care Battle Right via The Washington Independent This is true.
Why you need to vote
mikehudack:ohhleary: When I went to my polling place this morning, the polls had already been open for two hours. In those two hours, I was the fourth person to vote in my district. My district is the largest one at my polling place. It has two thick books of voter rolls. And in those two books, I was only the fourth person to sign my name in two hours. At that same polling place last November,...
President Barack Obama intends to get the White... →
[N]obody reasonable is making the argument that the entire Republican party is...– Catbus (via notthatkindagay)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is launching a campaign to encourage schools,...– NPR: Morning Edition In all the frustration over lack of progress on some of the big, controversial issues, it’s very easy to miss small but very significant changes coming out of the Obama administration. The potential savings in fossil fuel consumption from decreasing the distance we transport...
After Al Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 Americans, eight years ago on Friday, we went...– Op-Ed Columnist - The Body Count at Home - NYTimes.com (via robot-heart-politics)