hunnichild (via brienne—of—tarth)
inb4 someone changes this all to “uterus-bearers”
Saturday Night Live
So, as a history major, and generally a good human being, nothing quite horrifies me like the spread of mis-information. In history it occurs because of “winner’s history,” or the fact that winners usually are the ones recording history and are obviously biased. But TODAY, like right now in this moment people have access to the greatest number of sources in the world and yet they still feel the need to spread false information? How about no. If people have opinions different from me I can respect that, but ground them in fact.
Fuck you UGA Republicans
GOP Congressman STEVE KING (Iowa), railing against a new requirement that private insurance plans now cover, among other things, women’s contraceptives, on The Colbert Report.
To which Stephen responded “Exactly! Americans only have children by accident! It’s clearly hard to imagine anyone having Steve King on purpose.”
I find it very disturbing that this guy is implying that people don’t have babies on purpose. Family planning is a term for a reason…that reason being people like to plan when to start their families, using helpful tools like, you know, birth control.
I’ve decided to make a primer for those who might not be able to follow politics to their fullest ability. Believe me, I know it is hard. I didn’t have a good handle on things until I started following political blogs on tumblr. But! I’m going to provide some awesome links for you to peruse at your leisure.
Basically, raising the debt ceiling has never gotten congress’ panties in a twist before now. For a variety of reasons, the majority of which can fall solidly onto Republicans and tea partiers shoulders, the country is now facing a debt crisis.
woop-de-fucking-doo. For the past few weeks America and the world’s economic future has been in the hands of a bunch of politicians who, to put it lightly, have been acting like the worst kind of children. And guess what? We didn’t raise taxes on the rich. THE RICH. In this economically shitty time guess who has been hurt the least? The rich. Guess who can afford a tax increase? The rich. Guess who can generate some revenue for the country to you know, GENERATE SOME REVENUE—the rich.
So for all the republicans going up to bat over taxes, why? Congress could easily raise taxes on at least the rich and still have them be lower than most tax-years in 61 years. SIXTY ONE YEARS! The reason, poor middle-and-working class comrades, is because that richest one-percent keeps republicans funded, and thus in office, and so they are willing to sacrifice the majority of America to keep 1% happy.
Guess what guys. It didn’t work under Reagan and it’s not working now. The Bush tax-cuts have royally fucked us over. Guess what, you give tax breaks to the rich, it doesn’t create more jobs. Yes, in theory, it sounds plausible. But ladies and gents, never underestimate corporate greed. They literally do not give ONE FUCK about creating jobs—they are a business and their goal is to make money.
Realistically, a great way to alter government spending and get our finances in order would be to cut defense spending and raise taxes. And if there is one thing republicans hate it is those two things, basically. But wait! A wild chart appears. Cutting social programs would help, but guess what else helps even more for the long term? Raising taxes. Just do it already.
Well this seriously pissed me off.
I’m pretty disgusted with both parties right now, guys. Treason is defined as “ the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance.” Do our politicians owe allegiance to the USA? YES. Republicans have taken a pretty good stab at committing treason by holding our economic future (in the time of a recession!) hostage so they can politically maneuver and grand-stand on an issue that has never caused trouble before. And sadly, the democrats and Obama have bowed on several important issues and allowed an unsatisfactory debt law to pass both the house and the senate.
If there ever was a time for revolution, I’d say it’s about now.