Texas GOP’s 2012 Platform Accidentally Opposes... →
tinfoilandtea: We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority. And here lies the problem with...
Dear conservatives having a collective rage quit...
cognitivedissonance: Declaring that you’re moving to Canada to avoid Obamacare is like saying, “I’m moving to Brooklyn to avoid hipsters!”
Fertilized eggs don’t have much in common with flooded homes, but Sen. Rand Paul...– Today in small-government conservatism. Why it’s still broken.
Moon landing was real. Evolution exists. Tax cuts lose revenue. The research has...– Austan Goolsbee, on the idea that tax cuts will pay for themselves by improving the economy.
Age 11: Worrying about internet people finding me in real life
Now: Worrying about people in real life finding me on the internet
fragile-eggshell-mind: Led Zeppelin | We’re...
The Longest Week: I posted this last Father’s Day,... →
joshsternberg: I posted this last Father’s Day, but since I cannot reblog myself without spending an hour trying to get the post through my dashboard (which invariably crashes in Chrome…but that’s another story), I’ll reprint it: Some things I learned from Jerry (aka Dad) Always do the right thing…. Well put.
…we need a level playing field and we need to go back to the realization that...– Senator John McCain (R-AZ)
Michigan women lawmakers to perform ‘Vagina... →
cognitivedissonance: Now you’ve gone and done it, Michigan, because THIS: Women legislators in Michigan will be joined by author Eve Ensler in a performance of Ensler’s 1996 play, “The Vagina Monologues,” on Monday, June 18, according to the Detroit Free Press. The event is intended as a public response to Republican legislators, who, on Wednesday, indefinitely banned two Democratic women...
We just had to use whatever heads we had lying around.– David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, creators of HBO’s Game of Thrones, on why they used a likeness of George W. Bush in a scene that featured severed heads mounted on sticks (photo here). They said they weren’t making a political statement, but HBO and the duo apologized this week. (via officialssay) ...
Female Fox Anchor Walks off Fox & Friends after... →
motherjones: newsweek: inothernews: cheatsheet: reallyfoxnews: Thursday morning, Steve Doocy interviewed members of the U.S. Navy Band about the band’s recent inclusion of women. Reacting to the segment, Brian Kilmeade remarked, “Women are everywhere. We’re letting them play golf and tennis now. It’s out of control.” Visibly upset, Gretchen Carlson, the only female host, walked off of...
Here’s a question: if Barack Obama had to go through a brutal process of...– Andrew Sullivan, at The Dish. more. (via thesmithian) That’s a very good question… (via abaldwin360)
GOP front group suing states to force voter purges →
cognitivedissonance: So who’s shocked? The DOJ is suing Florida now over their purge, and more purges are expected. The aim is nothing more than preventing non-white voters from voting. Period.
No, Mitt, corporations are not people. People love, laugh, they have children,...– Elizabeth Warren, discussing financial reform in a speech to Netroots attendees. (via cognitivedissonance) I really like Elizabeth Warren.
SOOOOO EXCITED to be planning my trip to see... →
I am convinced that most people do not grow up…We marry and dare to have...– Maya Angelou (via photographic-energy) I relate to this well today.
So I went to the park for some relief. You guys are feeding the wildlife too...– Bruce Springsteen (via coltoncerny)