Senator McCain, deep breath, calm down. You are not the only senator who lost a...– Lawrence O’Donnell on John McCain deciding to take his ball and go home. video (via brooklynmutt)
Senator McCain’s promised obstruction comes to reality just a day later. “The...– Statement from Sen. Harry Reid’s Office, Think Progress » Protesting Health Reform, GOP Attempts To Bring Senate Hearings To A Standstill By Blocking All Proceedings (via robot-heart-politics)
Why Obama Used 22 Pens to Sign the Health Care... →
mikehudack:apsies:think4yourself:(via girloffscript) My favorite tidbits: When Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964, he reportedly used more than 75 pens (video footage can be found here, although camera cutaways make it hard to keep track) and gave one of the first ones to Martin Luther King Jr. Senators Hubert Humphrey and Everett McKinley Dirksen also received pens for their aid...
What did liberals do that was so offensive to the Republican Party? I’ll tell...– Matthew Santos (via spinlighted) My sentiments exactly. I love this quote and had heard it a while ago, but had to repost it in light of the healthcare bill. (via twothirty) (via needtherapy) (via think4yourself)
… his political advisers are hinting at a more aggressive strategy: portraying...– Slate a more aggressive strategy?… please be true, please! (via brooklynmutt)
Within the gay community so many leaders want acceptance from polite society. I...– Exclusive: Lt. Dan Choi on His Arrest Over DADT - Newsweek.com via andrewsullivan (via sexartandpolitics)
And when the opposition said this just wasn’t the right time. You didn’t wanna...– President Obama speaking to administration and cabinet officials and healthcare advocates, doctors and nurses at the Interior Dept. (via brooklynmutt)
Op-Ed Columnist - An Absence of Class in the... →
peterwknox: Perhaps the best rational and calm taking to task of the GOP I’ve seen yet. Strongly suggested (and short). (via)
South Pol: We shape our own destiny. That is what... →
Obama: It’s easy to succumb to the sense of cynicism about what’s possible in this country. But today we are affirming that essential truth, a truth every generation is called to rediscover for itself: that we are not a nation that scales back its aspirations, we are not a nation that falls…
soupsoup: Biden to Obama : “This is a big fucking deal!” Love you, Joe!
Maybe the Teabaggers were quoting from a song.
What Our Genes Tell Us About Race →
robot-heart-politics:jayparkinsonmd: Of course the genetic differences that do exist among humans are enough to generate much of the biological diversity we see around us - differences in skin, hair, and eye color, our voices, our physical stature, and our personalities. Obviously environment plays a big role in many traits, but as the differences between Samoans and Japanese illustrate, genetics...
…And so because of your vision and resolve, I came to believe that soon, very...– excerpt from Sen. Ted Kennedy’s farewell letter to President Obama, May 12, 2009. Full transcript (via thephlipside) (via hammerito) (via absurdlakefront) (via apsies)
All of the attorneys general in the 10 states mentioned by McCollum are...– 10 states line up to sue over health bill, Florida AG says I would like to know what AG McCollum, candidate for Governor of Florida, proposes to do about the fact that 4 million Floridians (out of 19mil) are uninsured, including 800,000 children. Alarmingly, 48% of women in Florida are uninsured or...
For someone who campaigned on ‘Country First’ and claims to take great pride in...– Spokesman for Nevada Senator Harry Reid, Jim Manley, released the [above] statement today regarding Senator McCain’s comment pledging no cooperation from Republicans for the rest of the year. (via sexartandpolitics)
The New York Times has a nice breakdown of the... →
A staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) told reporters that Rep. Emanuel...– Sam Stein, Tea Party Protests: ‘Ni**er,’ ‘Faggot’ Shouted At Members Of Congress (via lookatthisfuckingteabagger) (via soupsoup)
Why do we have an abortion rate 20% higher than France’s (and more than twice as...– Michael Moore (via azspot) (via apsies)
Access to health care was the great unfinished business of our society.– Ted Kennedy, in a letter to be read upon his death. To which Speaker Pelosi added “…that is, until today.” (via soupsoup)
But this morning, Democratic aides were confident. By noon, the whip’s office...– HOUSE PASSES HISTORIC HEALTH CARE BILL | TPMDC This is why the 34 Democrat “no” votes aren’t so bad. (via spintree, apsies) (via bringmethathorizon) (via think4yourself)
…On one side, the closing argument was an appeal to our better angels, urging...– PAUL KRUGMAN, from his op-ed “Fear Strikes Out,” in today’s New York Times. That’s almost what we said. (via inothernews)
So far it’s looking like the Tea Party is nothing more than a bunch of Limbaugh...– Jon Armstrong, blurbomat.com » True Colors (via apsies)
Benefits of Health Care Reform, District by... →
apsies: apatosaurus:moamy: From the Committee On Energy and Commerce (h/t to michellej)
See, that’s how America works: whatever state buys the most of something gets to...– JON STEWART, New Jersey native, ridiculing the Texas State Board of Education’s recent fuckuperryisming of school textbooks, on The Daily Show. (via inothernews)
Just this morning Rahm and I were talking about the importance of passing health...– President Obama in a taped message to the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner. (via notthatkindagay) (via apsies)
Google TV Is Coming! →
soupsoup: bunch: I’m still convinced they’re just going to buy Boxee.
Previously undisclosed records from Mitchell’s case reveal that Fortis had a...– Insurer targeted HIV patients to drop coverage (via azspot)
When I’m drafting right to life language, I don’t call up the nuns.– - Bart Stupak, regarding a letter from some nuns in defense of federal healthcare legislation that got sent to members of Congress. I have ben intentionally very quiet about Stupak’s dumb campaign for a variety of reasons (when he’s not talking about abortion he’s a good representative and is, in...
My four-year-old daughter has a pretend hair-and-nail salon, and I was doing her...– Tina Fey, Esquire (via somuchsass) (via lizlemon) (via scenes-from-my-hood) (via seriouslythough)