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i’m a stickler for grammar/spelling. ~.m. by maria b.

…so this made my day.




UPDATED: American democracy is fucked. and so are we. ~.m. by maria b.

i couldn't find a picture with all the crooked conservative justices in it, so i picked the one who is the most intellectually and morally corrupt.

so, the conservatives and “moderates” on the SCOTUS can lick a sweaty, hairy scrotum. they’ve just fucked the election process for the country, and, indirectly, all of us. in rare bipartisan fashion, both republican and democratic leaders are denouncing the decision. i need to move to Norway. i’m no constitutional scholar, but i fail to understand how a corporation’s First Amendment rights were being impinged upon by making them separate corporate profits from political monies. but, then again, i don’t consider a corporation to be a person, either. the majority opinion is a bunch of horseshit that goes against several precedents (aren’t conservatives the ones who are always railing against judicial activism??), and the effects of their decision will play out in the midterm elections this fall.

i’m too furious about the whole things to talk straight about this mess, but i’ve read and seen a couple things that explain why this decision is wrong-headed and bad for the country and its political process. this is the best one, but my new second-favorite senator (to Russ Feingold (D-WI)) Alan Grayson (D-FL) started working to counteract this decision before the Supreme Court had made its official ruling on the case. but an AP article published last week talks about a letter from 40 CEOs that are sick of being harrassed for campaign donations by Congressmen/women for money–and this was BEFORE this last SCOTUS decision on corporate political donations. ugh, i’m absolutely irate. and don’t even get me started on health insurance reform.

alito.

also: i’m really disappointed in Obama.

UPDATE: the folks over at Jezebel are just as worried about this SCOTUS decision as anyone, especially considering the implications it has on how the court might rule in a Roe related case. Justice Kennedy, what say you?




i’m getting really sick of this mainstreamed misogyny shit. ~.m. by maria b.

a.k.a. the GOP

so, i understand that misogyny is a part of American culture, as much as i detest it (and sometimes, admittedly, find funny.) but i didn’t understand that it was a part of our fucking government. jesus christ, are these guys for real??

rep. pete sessions (r-tx) said in a Rules Committee meeting this past Friday that healthcare coverage for women (“female-related conditions”) was like healthcare coverage for smokers. from Politico: Continue reading



fyi: health care is fucked. ~.m. by maria b.

Rolling Stone‘s Matt Taibbi has a piece published last week that breaks down the timeline of the U.S. government’s half-assed attempt at revamping the healthcare system. it’s depressing in its realism and infuriating in its breakdown of all the turncoat politicians and various other political machinery working against anything of substance actually being accomplished. if you care about health care reform and the U.S. eventually getting a single-payer system, you should read this. (it won’t make your day, but knowing who’s doing what for healthcare is certainly important.)



“if god loved the poor people, he wouldn’t let them get sick.” ~.m. by maria b.

this clip is another one of those funny/scary ones where the conservatives are frighteningly unaware of the positions they advocate and the things that come out of their mouths. also, another example of how they have absolutely no sense of satire. hilarity ensues.