Posts tagged politics

sandandglass:

Obama’s one-liners during his speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner. 

I love our president.

Democracy has been hacked. It has been captured and distorted and no longer operates as it was intended by our founders.
Al Gore in Rolling Stone Magazine

Senate Condems ZERO DARK THIRTY

Can we agree that if the Senate, the group that can’t seem to get a single thing accomplished EVER, has a problem with ZERO DARK THIRTY, then it’s probably a movie worth seeing.

The Breakfast Meeting: Senators Criticize ‘Zero Dark Thirty…’

By NOAM COHEN

Three prominent United States senators on Wednesday joined critics of the film “Zero Dark Thirty” over its depiction of C.I.A. interrogations in the ultimately successful hunt for Osama bin Laden, Scott Shane writes. In a letter to Michael Lynton, chairman and chief executive of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which is releasing the film, the senators called the film “grossly inaccurate and misleading in its suggestion that torture resulted in information that led to the location” of Bin Laden. The three — Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California; Carl Levin, Democrat of Michigan; and John McCain, Republican of Arizona — called on Sony to “consider correcting the impression that the C.I.A.’s use of coercive interrogation techniques led to the operation” against Bin Laden, but they do not explain exactly how that could be done.

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/the-breakfast-meeting-hollywood-adapts-to-gun-violence-and-senators-criticize-zero-dark-thirty/

Can we put this sign outside of the GOP National convention?

Can we put this sign outside of the GOP National convention?

Everytime I read Bobby Jindal’s name as a possible VP candidate, I make a nasty phlegm noise and flash to this awful SOTU rebuttal speech he gave in 2009.

This “Dewey beats Truman” update is awesome. I wish I was this quick/clever
think-progress:

newsweek:

This is genius.

Love this. But CNN wasn’t the only one to get it wrong: Fox, Huffington Post, TIME too.

This “Dewey beats Truman” update is awesome. I wish I was this quick/clever

think-progress:

newsweek:

This is genius.

Love this. But CNN wasn’t the only one to get it wrong: Fox, Huffington Post, TIME too.

Ricky Perry is a Dumb Ass

(from Huff Po) The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Thursday that it will cut off all Medicaid funding for family planning to the state of Texas, following Gov. Rick Perry’s (R) decision to implement a new law that excludes Planned Parenthood from the state’s Medicaid Women’s Health Program.
Cindy Mann, director of the Center for Medicaid and State Operations (CMSO), wrote Texas health officials a letter on Thursday explaining that the state broke federal Medicaid rules by discriminating against qualified family planning providers and thus would be losing the entire program, which provides cancer screenings, contraceptives and basic health care to 130,000 low-income women each year.
"We very much regret the state’s decision to implement this rule, which will prevent women enrolled in the program from receiving services from the trusted health care providers they have chosen and relied upon for their care," she wrote. "In light of Texas’ actions, CMS is not in a position to extend or renew the current [Medicaid contract]."
The federal government pays for nearly 90 percent of Texas’ $40 million Women’s Health Program, and nearly half of the program’s providers in Texas are Planned Parenthood clinics. But the new law that went into effect earlier this month disqualified Planned Parenthood from participating in the program because some of its clinics provide abortions, even though no state or federal money can be used to pay for those abortions….

Full story at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/03/15/texas-loses-entire-womens_n_1349431.html

This is the most enraging, racist, awful, hateful bumper sticker ever. 

This is the most enraging, racist, awful, hateful bumper sticker ever. 

Ever notice that  people who say “I’m not here as anybody’s judge” usually say something judgmental immediately after that? 

I always knew the science fair had some larger purpose. (via topherchris)

I always knew the science fair had some larger purpose. (via topherchris)

The irony of a woman holding public office saying women having the right to vote is a symptom of what is wrong with society is too delicious to ignore.

The irony of a woman holding public office saying women having the right to vote is a symptom of what is wrong with society is too delicious to ignore.

Edith Piaf & Miles Davis Stamps: Anyone want to take a bet on how long before the GOP primary candidates starts crowing, “we shouldn’t be glorifying drug addicts”
They’ll then defend the Elvis, but saying it was the “young, drug-free Elvis.”
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/u-s-and-france-to-honor-miles-davis-and-edith-piaf-with-stamps/

Edith Piaf & Miles Davis Stamps: Anyone want to take a bet on how long before the GOP primary candidates starts crowing, “we shouldn’t be glorifying drug addicts”

They’ll then defend the Elvis, but saying it was the “young, drug-free Elvis.”

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/u-s-and-france-to-honor-miles-davis-and-edith-piaf-with-stamps/

What I want to tell Newt Gingrich every time he comes on my TV. 

What I want to tell Newt Gingrich every time he comes on my TV.