John Barrowman you so SASSY
Republicans trying to steal an election? Must be a day ending with a Y.
Well if you can change the rules in the middle of a presidential election recount, surely you can do the same for a state AG.
So, Imagine that the company you work for held a poll, and asked everyone if they thought it would be a good idea to put a soda machine in the break room. The poll came back, and the majority of your colleagues said “Yes”, indicating that they would like a soda machine. Some said no, but the majority said yes. So, a week later, there’s a soda machine.
Now imagine that Bill in accounting voted against the soda machine. He has a strong hatred for caffeinated soft drinks, thinks they are bad you you, whatever. He campaigns throughout the office to get the machine removed. Well, management decides “OK, we’ll ask again” and again, the majority of people say “Yes, lets keep the soda machine.”
Bill continues to campaign, and management continues to ask the employees, and every time, the answer is in favor of the soda machine. This happens, lets say… 35 times. Eventually, Bill says “OK, I’M NOT PROCESSING PAYROLL ANYMORE UNTIL THE SODA MACHINE IS REMOVED”, so nobody will get paid unless management removes the machine.
What should we do???
Answer: Fire Bill and get someone who will do the fucking job.
Bonus: Bill tells everyone that he was willing to “Negotiate”, to come to a solution where everyone got their payroll checks, but only so long as that negotiation capitulated to his demand to remove the soda machine.
Bill is a fucking jackass.
People keep talking about how this has to be a great negotiation, but there isn’t any negotiating a law. We negotiate on all these other topics, but this was put into law, and (Obama) was reelected on it. It was reaffirmed, it was passed through the Supreme Court — it’s a law. You don’t like it? Win an election.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes says, “This ad’s basically a masterpiece.”
It’s not every day a political TV ad goes viral.
But it’s happening with Carl Sciortino…
Carl is the definition of a true progressive leader — he supports prosecuting Wall Street bankers, increasing Social Security benefits, passing Senator Warren’s student loan bill, and reversing Citizens United.
His special election is right around the corner on October 15, voters are just starting to pay attention, and he needs our support.
(From the Progressive Change Campaign Committee)
So-called “right to work” laws don’t give you more rights. But they do affect our lives in other ways.
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As WhyTuesday.org has pointed out, the law mandating federal elections on Tuesdays was crafted in 1845 to accommodate Market Day. “Election Day” should suit contemporary American life: a 24-hour period from noon Saturday to noon Sunday, with early voting the week before. This would eliminate “rush-hour” backlogs early in the morning and at the end of the day, as well as Sabbath problems. If Wal-Mart can stay open 24/7, our democracy can stay open 24 hours once every two years.
the west wing meme: ∞ eight speeches [8/8]
“Twenty five years ago, half of all 18- to 24-year-olds voted. Today it’s 25%. 18- to 24-year-olds represent 33% of the population but only account for 7% of the voters. Think government isn’t about you? How many of you have student loans to pay? How many have credit card debt? How many want clean air and clean water and civil liberties? How many want jobs? How many want kids? How many want their kids to go to good schools and walk on safe streets? Decisions are made by those who show up. You gotta rock the vote.”
A draft letter by Republican members to Speaker Boehner is circulating congress looking for cosigners. I thought I’d offer my edits to the author before they submitted their final version… Still not signing it.
A Congressman has a Tumblr? SO COOL
You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot.
“West Wing”, a wonderful show that ran for a number of years.
The entire show is a quickie Civics lesson.
I beleive this is from the first season as President Jed Bartlet addresses a radio host.
This clip is on religious intolerance.
It’s an oldie but goodie.
Why post it on this site?
To be able to truely enjoy life we need to let go of the things that hold us back from enjoying the people, events and things that we encounter.
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