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beingliberal:

Reblog if you agree it’s wrong for the government to make a profit on the backs of poor college students and not taxing billionaires. 
(graphic via ProgressiveAmerica)

beingliberal:

Reblog if you agree it’s wrong for the government to make a profit on the backs of poor college students and not taxing billionaires. 

(graphic via ProgressiveAmerica)

— 3 months ago with 5532 notes
#student loans  #government  #politics  #liberal  #jon stewart  #daily show  #college 
"I thought I was a conservative, but we’ve got some in Congress now who are so far right they’re about to fall out of the Capitol."

Former Sen. Bob Dole (R-KS), quoted by the Washington Post.

Right Wing extremism scares Republican leaders of yore. The new school of conservatism, since they are a minority in presidential elections, is to break, disrupt, and obstruct the once non-partisan national agenda.

Our schools, roads, bridges, veterans, children, environment, unemployed, and undocumented all pay the consequences of these new, extreme, scorched-Earth Republicans.

(via liberalsarecool)

— 3 months ago with 171 notes
#politics  #bob dole 
liberalsarecool:


The typical opponent of Obamacare does not understand what they oppose.

liberalsarecool:

The typical opponent of Obamacare does not understand what they oppose.

— 9 months ago with 178 notes
#obamacare  #politics  #affordable care 
thepeoplesrecord:

breakthroughtv:

A breakdown of what the $47 billion that the U.S. government has proposed for the militarization of the already-secure border with Mexico will buy them.
But what about the human cost?
7 million residents in border areas would be forced to experience life in a war-zone.. complete with drones, video surveillance, radar, and tens of thousands of border patrol agents.. not to mention the potential human rights abuses and racial profiling in border communities that come along with increased militarization.
#Overkill

The thought of having drones fly over my hometown, along with other border towns, & having even more fucking border patrol agents harassing people who are just crossing makes me furious. This isn’t immigration reform, progress or humane. 

thepeoplesrecord:

breakthroughtv:

A breakdown of what the $47 billion that the U.S. government has proposed for the militarization of the already-secure border with Mexico will buy them.

But what about the human cost?

7 million residents in border areas would be forced to experience life in a war-zone.. complete with drones, video surveillance, radar, and tens of thousands of border patrol agents.. not to mention the potential human rights abuses and racial profiling in border communities that come along with increased militarization.

#Overkill

The thought of having drones fly over my hometown, along with other border towns, & having even more fucking border patrol agents harassing people who are just crossing makes me furious. This isn’t immigration reform, progress or humane. 

(via undocupickuplines)

— 1 year ago with 2279 notes
#border  #politics  #united states-mexico 
cartoonpolitics:

“In politics stupidity is not a handicap” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

cartoonpolitics:

“In politics stupidity is not a handicap” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

(via stfuconservatives)

— 1 year ago with 9654 notes
#politics  #cartoon  #political cartoon  #pbs  #big bird  #mitt romney  #defense budget 
Politics of Gabe: More problems for Mitt →

politicsofgabe:

First and foremost, I’m not a policy expert and will not claim to be one. The good news is that you don’t have to be one to see how bad the Romney campaign is going. I’m only going to voice my opinion on Romney’s statement that 47% of Americans don’t pay income taxes. First of all, saying that…

46 percent of Americans don’t pay income taxes.  However, it is not because they are “government-dependent victims…who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, you name it.”  According to the Tax Policy Center, 8 out of the 10 people who don’t pay income taxes are working poor, the elderly, or in school.  If you make less than $20,000, there is a tax exemption.  And, if someone works full-time at minimum wage, they are only making $15,000 a year.  Oh, and its funny, because the majority of the states where these “good-for-nothing” people live are red states.  The bigger joke is the video he posted in response to his comments he makes.  

Mitt, I didn’t pay my state taxes in 2011 because I made less than $10,000, and I am voting for the President “no matter what.”  Not because I want these government handouts he’s supposedly giving out.  I’m voting for President Obama because you are an ignorant, racist, homophobic, sexist asshole who would be completely incapable of running this country.

(Source: gabeofthrones)

— 1 year ago with 3 notes
#Mitt Romney  #47 percent  #election  #President Obama  #Politics 

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dreamhampton1:

Fearless Political Poster Art by Favianna Rodriguez

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— 2 years ago with 8022 notes
#feminism  #politics  #voting  #FUCK YESSSS 
MissRepresentation.

Something about the rain makes me want to lay in bed all day or night and read or watch movies.  One of my professors gave me a copy of MissRepresentation to watch and that is what I chose to do as I ate my California burrito.  This movie leads to feelings of anger, shame, confusion and empowerment.

Anger: The media makes billions of dollars every year by marketing sexualized images of women in advertisements, films, television shows, etc.  A lot of women, especially young women, see their worth in their body and how sexual they can be for men.  These images lead to depression, eating disorders, body dissatisfaction, low self esteem for ALL women.  You can be the most fit, confident, beautiful woman in the world and you can still find something wrong with yourself.  

Also, women are horribly represented with the political system.  For one, women make up ONLY 17% of Congress, yet we are the majority in the United States.  We rank 90th, yes 90th, for women in the political system.  That is shameful.  And when women do want to get involved in politics, they are not seen for their intelligence and qualifications, they are seen by their appearance and how they handle their emotions.  Hillary Clinton was called a bitch and haggard.  Nancy Pelosi was never once featured on a weekly magazine as Speaker of the House.  Yet, John Boehner was on the cover of FOUR weekly magazines in just his first week as Speaker of the House.  And, everyone that knows me, knows I hate Sarah Palin for her unfactual statements and ignorance, however, I came to that conclusion by listening to her speak.  But, I will say, the media misrepresented her as well, because she was a woman.  How many times did men say she was “masturbating material” or spoke about her family.  There was little focus on her political qualifications, rather it was about her clothes and how pretty she was.

It brings anger because the way men are socialized leads to problems as well.  They see these sexualized images and expect women to fall into those standards.  They see women as victims of violence on repeat and it becomes normalized.  Displays of masculinity often include aggression or control.  And, if they do not uphold the masculine ideal, they are mocked and seen as less of a man.

Shame: Because I fall into these traps as well.  I am constantly scrutinizing myself in front of the mirror, picking out every flaw I have.  I spend thousands of dollars a year on things to make myself feel good about myself: clothes, makeup, expensive hair products, nail polish, etc.  And, I pick other people’s flaws out as well.  I can’t count how many times I say, “What is she wearing?!?”,  ”Do you see her hair?”, etc.  I hold ideals of how I want to be and who I want other people to be as well.  Although I do have a few less than typical role models when it comes to appearance (like Alison Mosshart, Tina Fey, Adele to name a few), they are still regarded as beautiful by the media.  And, I have extreme body envy for women like Rihanna, Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel.  I am guilty of being a slave to the media.

Confusion: I hold confusion because I feel I am a powerful, sexual woman.  But, is that wrong to want to be sexual?  Is that falling into the trap that media wants me to be?  I’m not sure.  All I know is that I am sexual within my own terms and would never do something that I, MYSELF, would not want to do.  I just do not think there is anything wrong with a woman openly saying that she wants to have sex just to have sex.   And, I’m confused because in a way I don’t think there is anything wrong with taking pride in my appearance and enjoying wearing a new outfit or wearing makeup everyday.  I may be materialistic in some terms, but buying clothes or shoes for me is what collecting baseball cards, comic books, or snowglobes is for other people.

Empowerment:  I feel like this movie is calling me to make a difference.  I’ve always wanted to run for some sort of political office, in the interest of women, and the movie magnified that feeling.  If I ever change my mind and have a son or have nephews, I want to change the way he sees masculinity and his female peers.  Or if I have a daughter or nieces, I want them to know they do not need to rely on their appearance to gain acceptance.  And, I feel empowerment and confidence in the way I look.  I should just be happy with the way I am and work to become healthier me, not stick thin.  I hold empowerment because I know I am an educated, intelligent woman who can achieve things because of that, not because of the way I look.  Someday, I WILL make a difference, whether it is in public office, in the classroom, or as a family member or friend.

— 2 years ago with 5 notes
#Feminist rant  #MissRepresentation  #Media  #Politics  #Women