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I present to you this fact without comment, except to also say that
"Drivers of the Wienermobiles are known as Hotdoggers and often hand out toy whistles shaped as replicas of the Wienermobile, known as Wienerwhistles.” [via Wikipedia].
That is all.

I present to you this fact without comment, except to also say that

"Drivers of the Wienermobiles are known as Hotdoggers and often hand out toy whistles shaped as replicas of the Wienermobile, known as Wienerwhistles.” [via Wikipedia].

That is all.

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In fact, almost everyone following the situation now realizes that Germany’s austerity obsession has brought Europe to the edge of catastrophe — almost everyone, that is, except the Germans themselves and, it turns out, the Romney economic team.

Needless to say, this bodes ill if Mr. Romney wins in November. For all indications are that his idea of smart policy is to double down on the very spending cuts that have hobbled recovery here and sent Europe into an economic and political tailspin.

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— Paul Krugman, We Don’t Need No Education (via lorim)

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brooklynmutt:

“Mitt Romney won the Texas republican primary Tuesday night. Crossing the crucial 1,144 delegate threshold. Yes, what a story! He came from never being behind to clinch the republican nomination. They said it could be done. And against no odds he achieved the possible.” - Stephen Colbert

brooklynmutt:

“Mitt Romney won the Texas republican primary Tuesday night. Crossing the crucial 1,144 delegate threshold. Yes, what a story! He came from never being behind to clinch the republican nomination. They said it could be done. And against no odds he achieved the possible.” - Stephen Colbert

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barackobama:

jessicavalenti:

Rachel Maddow owns Republican pundit who says women don’t actually make less money than men. 

This was pretty beautiful. (If you’re wondering what the president’s done for equal pay, Lilly Ledbetter can tell you.)

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I feel reasonably certain the GOP will get their shit together by November, but in the meantime, I’m really enjoying this clusterf*ck of craziness

I feel reasonably certain the GOP will get their shit together by November, but in the meantime, I’m really enjoying this clusterf*ck of craziness

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Look who they are giving us now. What do they think, we’re stupid?” Scott Kanas, who works at a Chrysler truck plant in Michigan, said, talking about Mitt Romney.

“Now he’s Michigan’s son, before he told us to kiss his ass. He has no loyalty. His loyalty is to the almighty buck.

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WARREN, Mich. | If you want a sense of the challenges Mitt Romney and the GOP have in Michigan, you could learn a lot from standing on the corner of Mound and East 9 Mile roads in suburban Detroit, Dante Chinni reports. (via newshour)

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  • Woman: Can I have birth control?
  • Republicans: No.
  • Woman: I got pregnant because I didn't have birth control and I don't want the fetus. Can I have an abortion?
  • Republicans: No.
  • Woman: I gave birth to my child but since I wasn't expecting it, I can't afford daycare. Can I have help paying for it?
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"I will go so far as to say that the modern conservative faith is the direct opposite of what the Judeo-Christian Bible teaches: modern conservatives argue that everyone should take what they want and devil take the hindmost, that we are all on our own, and that if you are rich it means that a Darwinian selection process allowed you to succeed, and that you owe nothing to anyone else. Modern conservatives are far more faithful to Ayn Rand, who openly rejected Christianity because of its values of helping the poor and caring for others. Give her credit for one thing: at least she was honest. Conservatives like Romney, Santorum, and Gingrich celebrate we’re all on our own selfishness, and are happy to let the poor starve and the ill die from lack of health care, yet they proclaim their Christian holiness and denounce Obama’s theology. As Jesus would have put it: you have to take the log out of your own eye before you can take the speck out of your brother’s, you hypocrite. Mr. Santorum, if you don’t know the Bible any better than you do, you should be careful calling other people anti-Biblical."

What Bible is Santorum Reading? (via azspot)

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bastardfromabasket:

Someone should make a fake Rick Santorum account and have him find a time machine and make tweets about the different periods he visits.
“12/06/1865: An amendment was passed today abolishing slavery. Half of the country just had their property stripped from them. As president I will work to protect a citizen’s right to pursuit of property.”
“8/18/1920: Today, half of the population had their rights stripped away to be shared with WOMEN. As president I will work to protect the rights of men.”
“7/4/1776: Declaration of Independence signed today! Snuck a picture when no one was looking.
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bastardfromabasket:

Someone should make a fake Rick Santorum account and have him find a time machine and make tweets about the different periods he visits.

“12/06/1865: An amendment was passed today abolishing slavery. Half of the country just had their property stripped from them. As president I will work to protect a citizen’s right to pursuit of property.”

“8/18/1920: Today, half of the population had their rights stripped away to be shared with WOMEN. As president I will work to protect the rights of men.”

“7/4/1776: Declaration of Independence signed today! Snuck a picture when no one was looking.

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Sorry I’m not sorry I’ve been laughing about this for the last 10 minutes
thepoliticalpartygirl:

And right next door, the GOP is building a Death Penalty Theme Park. Criminals can meet their maker and Shocky The Electric Chair. Fun for the whole family!
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Sorry I’m not sorry I’ve been laughing about this for the last 10 minutes

thepoliticalpartygirl:

And right next door, the GOP is building a Death Penalty Theme Park. Criminals can meet their maker and Shocky The Electric Chair. Fun for the whole family!

(via Literally Unbelievable)

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daveholmes:

I mean SERIOUSLY. Given a choice between: 1) supporting an entirely uncontroversial speech that decried the state-sponsored KILLING AND IMPRISONMENT OF INNOCENT PEOPLE FOR THEIR REAL OR PERCEIVED SEXUAL ORIENTATION (which of course no GOP presidential hopeful would dare, because it was Hillary Clinton doing the speechifying and all of these people are children), or  2) saying nothing, Rick Perry went to his tool shed and BUILT door number three, which is OPENLY SYMPATHIZING WITH THE PEOPLE WHO KILL AND IMPRISON INNOCENT PEOPLE FOR THEIR REAL OR PERCEIVED SEXUAL ORIENTATION, and then opened the fuck out of it in about 9 seconds.
Rick Perry said: “There is ground to be gained in this race for THE PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA by presenting myself as someone who OPENLY SYMPATHIZES WITH THE PEOPLE WHO KILL AND IMPRISON INNOCENT PEOPLE FOR THEIR REAL OR PERCEIVED SEXUAL ORIENTATION, so I’d better hurry up and grab that spot.” And maybe not figuratively!
Man oh man. I am not prone to statements such as these, but: Rick Perry, you are a baboon. And any conservative who thinks gay people should be ALLOWED TO REMAIN ALIVE- to say nothing of actual gay conservative groups like Log Cabin and GOProud, whose silence is the loudest thing I’ve ever heard and I have seen My Bloody Valentine live- y’all better start speaking up RIGHT NOW.
RIGHT FUCKING NOW.

daveholmes:

I mean SERIOUSLY. Given a choice between:
1) supporting an entirely uncontroversial speech that decried the state-sponsored KILLING AND IMPRISONMENT OF INNOCENT PEOPLE FOR THEIR REAL OR PERCEIVED SEXUAL ORIENTATION (which of course no GOP presidential hopeful would dare, because it was Hillary Clinton doing the speechifying and all of these people are children), or
2) saying nothing,
Rick Perry went to his tool shed and BUILT door number three, which is OPENLY SYMPATHIZING WITH THE PEOPLE WHO KILL AND IMPRISON INNOCENT PEOPLE FOR THEIR REAL OR PERCEIVED SEXUAL ORIENTATION, and then opened the fuck out of it in about 9 seconds.

Rick Perry said: “There is ground to be gained in this race for THE PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA by presenting myself as someone who OPENLY SYMPATHIZES WITH THE PEOPLE WHO KILL AND IMPRISON INNOCENT PEOPLE FOR THEIR REAL OR PERCEIVED SEXUAL ORIENTATION, so I’d better hurry up and grab that spot.” And maybe not figuratively!

Man oh man. I am not prone to statements such as these, but: Rick Perry, you are a baboon. And any conservative who thinks gay people should be ALLOWED TO REMAIN ALIVE- to say nothing of actual gay conservative groups like Log Cabin and GOProud, whose silence is the loudest thing I’ve ever heard and I have seen My Bloody Valentine live- y’all better start speaking up RIGHT NOW.

RIGHT FUCKING NOW.

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motherjones:

We read Michele Bachmann’s book so you don’t have to.

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love this bad-ass mofo.  Fun Fact for Friends: her niece was my lab partner in one my classes at my alma mater!

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joshsternberg:

Via Gawker:

Herman Cain Produces Best/Worst Campaign Ad Ever

Here’s a brand new Herman Cain campaign ad, sure to be pulled from YouTube any minute now, starring his chief of staff, Mark Block, who is, we’re guessing, drunk. (As is, apparently, the guy who filmed this on what we’re assuming is an iPhone.) But, really, the horrible panning and cheap tilt-shift filter are nothing compared to what happens at the 40-second mark. Just trust us on this one, okay? We told you the guy was stupid! [via @pourmecoffee]

Truth truly is stranger than fiction.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I SWEAR TO FUCKING GOD, I LOL’D.

Also, to quote Peggy Olson?  “I am so high.”

I haven’t laughed so hard in ages,

what.

Oh my God the cigarette.

I saw this earlier and totally didn’t even realize it was supposed to be a real ad. God Bless Amurrica!

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"If you want to have a business in China today, if you want to build a building, you just build it, you don’t go through all the permitting process that we do here."

GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, getting the facts wrong in her attempt to compare U.S. regulations to those in other countries. According to a 2008 World Bank report, China is one of the most difficult countries in which to obtain construction permits, notes the Los Angeles Times. (via officialssay)

If you want to say something in the Republican party today, you just say it. You don’t have to go through all the research process we do over here.

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I think this is what terrifies me most of all about what has been happening in the political system.  There has always been “spin” and that will always be the case and I can be at peace with that.  But, and maybe this is because I have only been starting to more actively engage with the political system in the last couple years, I feel like the dissemination of statements that have NO basis in truth whatsoever is becoming increasingly rampant and somehow become major talking points.  There are facts, and then there are these wildly fantastic statements candidates use to support their own ideals.  They should not be treated with equal clout, and should not be able to continue being repeated as if they were true.

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