January 22, 2013
Rachel Maddow: "I do not believe in the romance of the struggle. I believe in the joy of winning."

gracebello:

Peace and love is a famous generation/I’m a lover but I’m in it to win.

(Link)

January 17, 2013

thesmithian:

“You can’t judge a book by its cover” —Big Boi

Big Boi talks about being a black Libertarian in the age of Obama.

Ugh.

January 9, 2013
"I wouldn’t know Media Matters from a hole in the wall,” the 72-year-old told TheDC. “That was a major, big screw up on my part. I thought they were somebody else [the conservative Media Research Center]."

Dick Armey on why he gave that interview to Media Matters | The Daily Caller (via brooklynmutt)

HAHAHAHAH

(via brooklynmutt)

January 8, 2013
motherjones:

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.): “Snitches get stitches.”
(context here)

motherjones:

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.): “Snitches get stitches.”

(context here)

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January 3, 2013
politicalprof:

kohenari:


And we’re off!


Politicalprof: Exxxxcelllent!

politicalprof:

kohenari:

And we’re off!

Politicalprof: Exxxxcelllent!

January 2, 2013
"Go f—- yourself."

— House Speaker John Boehner to Senator Harry Reid, as fiscal cliff negotiations came to a close. (via officialssay)

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December 19, 2012
"Robert Bork, who died Wednesday, was an unrepentant reactionary who was on the wrong side of every major legal controversy of the twentieth century. The fifty-eight senators who voted against Bork for confirmation to the Supreme Court in 1987 honored themselves, and the Constitution. In the subsequent quarter-century, Bork devoted himself to proving that his critics were right about him all along."

Jeffrey Toobin, Postscript: Robert Bork, 1927-2012 : The New Yorker (via brooklynmutt)

mic, dropped.

(via brooklynmutt)

December 19, 2012
"Liberalism has always been an inchoate, diverse ideology. You have some who are more or less operative social democrats; they are pro-union and trying to get back to that golden age of the welfare state. In other words, “class-struggle liberals.” Then you have technocratic liberals, your Ezra Kleins, who also have a very long intellectual tradition. You see it in the history of the press, where we went from a partisan, even ideological press to people like Walter Lippman who made liberalism part of a wider “clean cities, clean government” movement. In the 1960s these technocratic liberals were some of the people cleaning up white racist urban machines. Now they are attacking teachers’ unions and what they see as new city machines, which are predominantly made up of people of color—the people who have mainly benefited from public employment. History has cruel ironies like that."

Jacobin founder Bhaskar Sunkara in his BR interview with Jake Blumgart (via bostonreview)

This quote alone is enough for me to subscribe to Jacobin.

December 14, 2012
shortformblog:


breakingnews:


Obama: Pot users should not be ‘top priority’ of federal law enforcement
President Barack Obama says recreational users of marijuana in states that have legalized the substance should not be a “top priority” of federal law enforcement officials prosecuting the war on drugs.
“We’ve got bigger fish to fry,” Obama said of pot users in Colorado and Washington during an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Barbara Walters.


“It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have determined that it’s legal,” he said, invoking the same approach taken toward users of medicinal marijuana in 18 states where it’s legal.




The problem with this quote: Not that he said it, but that the last time he made a similar claim, it wasn’t followed by the federal agencies that actually enact the policy — something which led Dilbert creator Scott Adams to claim he wouldn’t vote for the president. Check back in two years to see how he’s doing on this issue.


“There’s never been a paper bag for drugs…until now.”

shortformblog:

breakingnews:

Obama: Pot users should not be ‘top priority’ of federal law enforcement

President Barack Obama says recreational users of marijuana in states that have legalized the substance should not be a “top priority” of federal law enforcement officials prosecuting the war on drugs.

“We’ve got bigger fish to fry,” Obama said of pot users in Colorado and Washington during an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Barbara Walters.

“It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have determined that it’s legal,” he said, invoking the same approach taken toward users of medicinal marijuana in 18 states where it’s legal.

The problem with this quote: Not that he said it, but that the last time he made a similar claim, it wasn’t followed by the federal agencies that actually enact the policy — something which led Dilbert creator Scott Adams to claim he wouldn’t vote for the president. Check back in two years to see how he’s doing on this issue.

There’s never been a paper bag for drugs…until now.”

December 13, 2012
nbcnightlynews:

BREAKING: Susan Rice says she is withdrawing her name from consideration for Secretary of State

nbcnightlynews:

BREAKING: Susan Rice says she is withdrawing her name from consideration for Secretary of State