A fair amount of darkness since then. Still good advice,…

Friday, July 31st, 2020

A fair amount of darkness since then. Still good advice, Théoden-king.

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bluepeets: https://twitter.com/coff33detective/status/1271463582…

Monday, June 15th, 2020

bluepeets:

https://twitter.com/coff33detective/status/1271463582312673281

“make yourselves impossible to ignore. 10,000 signatures on twitter is a lot but 10 unique personal emails is enough to derail an entire council session.”

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nithaunayos: Fucking. Vote. jabberwockypie: If you’re safely able to vote and do not vote for…

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

nithaunayos:

Fucking.

Vote.

jabberwockypie:

If you’re safely able to vote and do not vote for whoever the Democratic nominee is in November, you are every bit as culpable as any of those motherfuckers wearing the “Make America Great Again” hats, if Trump gets re-elected.

You’ll be every bit as guilty of the horrors that follow as every Baby Boomer who won’t stop listening to Fox News.

You will be every bit as responsible for the people who are going to die if Trump gets elected for another four years.

You’re not morally superior, or protesting or whatever the hell your rationale is.

If the “89″ in “hotmeat89″ is a birth year, and toastportent’s bio says he’s 22, then you were both old enough to vote in the LAST election, too.

How did that work out for you? Have you learned NOTHING?

We have been fucking telling you since the middle of 2016 that you need to vote for whoever the Democratic nominee is, because America has a two-party system – it sucks, but that’s the reality of the situation – and because throwing your vote away does NOTHING USEFUL.

It’s the height of privilege and selfishness to think you have the luxury of not voting, because you think YOU can survive another 4 years under Trump.

Plenty of people can’t.

You’re not even trying to take your toys and go home. If you don’t get your way, you’d rather smash the board.

People are dying. Children are dying.

Fucking vote.

fangirltothefullest:

It’s not a matter of “Oh boo boo this Democrat isn’t exactly what I want cause I don’t like some of what he says”

It’s literally about “you vote for trump and continue to make this country unsafe for every single person that isn’t trump and his immediate friend circle”

You vote for the Democrat because the Democrat isn’t trump.

You vote for the Democrat because the Democrat isn’t one of trumps friends and/or bought out by him and his friends.

You vote for the Democrat because they were not the party that condoned and supported a man thay actively put people and children in cages.

You vote for the Democrat because the Democrat isn’t going to do any more damage than Trump already did.

You vote for the Democrat because not voting means one more chance of a vote against trump being taken away.

You vote because your lack of vote doesn’t affect trump in any negative way and gives him a better chance of winning.

You vote for the Democrat because if you don’t then we get 4 more years of a dictator-type man who gives so little care and value to human life that isn’t his own thay he plays with dictators and spends most of his time playing golf on taxpayer money.

You vote for a the Democrat because the last one to get impeached did so because he had consensual sex, whereas our current president didn’t get impeached and he’s touched women sexually without their consent and got off because he has friends in high places and is using his wealth to get away with whatever he wants.

You vote for trhe Democrat because it’s not a matter of oh this Democrat doesn’t really vibe with my morals. You vote because it’s either you do or we risk 4 more years of a man with little restraint who will only get more and more bold and do worse and worse things than he’s already done and no one is safe from that kind of impulsive and selfish behaviour.

Do we let trump stay and only get worse or do we chance a Democrat that isn’t exactly an angel in your eyes?

I would think the choice is obvious. Vote.

anenglishgentleman:

This isn’t a normal situation. Vote.

toastpotent:

i don’t know how to explain to you that “[he] at the least may be against locking children in cages” is not how a normal human being judges morality

silverglamour:

If you do this you are fucking stupid. Biden is (marginally) better than trump. He will at least play along with progressives and at the least may be against locking children in cages.

hotmeat89:

IF BERNIE DOESNT WIN THE PRIMARY DO NOT VOTE

This has been well and succinctly covered by Alexandra Erin, who encourages you to think of it this way: You’re not choosing a champion. You’re choosing an opponent.

When you consider the relative prospects of trying to get someone like Joe Biden to take meaningful steps on things like universal healthcare and climate change, vs. trying to get someone like the Human Pustule I Will Not Name to do so, it should be really obvious that the two situations are not equivalent.

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“Often it seems everything wrong with Bernie’s campaign can be attributed to something he’s doing…”

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

“Often it seems everything wrong with Bernie’s campaign can be attributed to something he’s doing right, but for which he’s being punished by Democratic elites or the corporate media (“the persecuted suffer because of their goodness”). Bernie doesn’t win Black voters because they’re too conservative and loyal to the establishment; his supporters are accused of online abuse because they’re particularly enthusiastic and economically desperate; he has fewer endorsements because he’s an outsider and other elected officials are afraid to buck the bosses; he receives little earned media because the media hates him for refusing to flatter the pundit class and their expertise. These things may all be true, but they’re also explanations which preclude solutions; they absolve us, attest to our innocence, and prefigure an alibi for our inevitable downfall.”

“Beautiful Losers,” Sam Adler-Bell

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“I take no solace in the prospect of history listing me among the righteous few who denounced the…”

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

“I take no solace in the prospect of history listing me among the righteous few who denounced the captain of a ship that sank. We can and we must aspire to more than this. We must conspire to take the helm.”

Jonathan Smucker, Hegemony How-To: A Roadmap for Radicals (via lies)

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May we one day be worthy of a president like she would have been.

Friday, March 6th, 2020

May we one day be worthy of a president like she would have been.

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Ashley’s “Just Crack an Egg” commercial came on while I was watching Maddow’s interview with…

Friday, March 6th, 2020

Ashley’s “Just Crack an Egg” commercial came on while I was watching Maddow’s interview with Warren.

That felt appropriate.

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lauraannegilman:Dem 1: Man, I like Bernie’s progressive platform, but people are going to get…

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

lauraannegilman:

Dem 1: Man, I like Bernie’s progressive platform, but people are going to get driven away by the “socialist” label.

E Warren: *waves enthusiastically*

Dem 2: Yeah, it’s hard to imagine white suburban soccer moms voting for Bernie, especially in the Midwest…

E Warren: Hi! I’m literally a former white suburban soccer mom! I’ve still got the minivan!

Dem 2: And Buttigieg is so smart– like ridiculously smart… but too centrist for me.

E Warren: *stares in Harvard Law professor*

Dem 1: I worry about voting for Bloomberg. He does great ads, but he’s got all those serious issues around race I don’t think I can get past.

E Warren: *holds up first place ranking on the 2020 Racial Justice Presidential Candidate Scorecard*

Dem 2: And have you heard some of the shit he’s said about women? Why can’t we have a candidate that respects women?

E Warren: *stares in woman*

Dem 1: Ah, I just don’t know who to vote for. Biden? It kind of feels like he’s too moderate, but I like that he has experience in the Senate.

E Warren: *polishes “Senator” name tag

Dem 2: I dunno. Amy Klobuchar is definitely a tough woman, and it would be nice to see a woman in the White House, but I think she’s too moderate for me.

E. Warren: *high fives Klobuchar, because GO GIRL, proceeds to check if she is, in fact, invisible.

Dem 1: I just don’t know. If feels like we don’t have a clear best choice.

E. Warren: *looks down at dog Bailey* You can see me, right?

Bailey: Woof!

E. Warren: Good boy. *smiles for five millionth selfie.*

#Warren2020 #DreamBigFight

—attributed to Emily Holmes

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cazort: spacedewey: goawfma: it was also supposed to be…

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

cazort:

spacedewey:

goawfma:

it was also supposed to be temporary 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggests correcting mercenary post 9/11 power grab

this is something conservatives could get behind. removing a federal agency. decreasing the size and power of the federal government. cutting spending.

people who call themselves “conservatives” today often aren’t really conservative.

people who call themselves “conservatives” today are fascists.

not hyperbole. just where we are.

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Supreme Accolade. Period.

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

lolliblog:

This quote, from a New York Times article on Elizabeth Warren, by one of her supporters: “She reminds me of every best teacher I ever had.” 

I don’t know about you, but rescuing our country from the middle school bully and putting it in the hands of every best teacher we ever had sounds like common-sense salvation.

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Video

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

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dendroica: “Police arrested 36 protesters Sunday who blocked entrances to the Immigration and…

Monday, July 1st, 2019

dendroica:

“Police arrested 36 protesters Sunday who blocked entrances to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Elizabeth, authorities said. “Thirty-six out of approximately 100 protesters were detained yesterday and transported to police headquarters,” said Kelly Martins, a spokeswoman for the city, said in an email Monday. “The protesters did not have a permit to protest, but the police gave them a courtesy since they were not violent and peacefully protesting,” Martins said, adding arrests were made when protesters blocked entrances to the facility. The protesters were charged with obstruction of a public passage, issued city ordinance summonses and released, Martins said. “While at (police headquarters), the protesters invoked their Miranda Rights and refused to acknowledge any specific group they were affiliated with,” Martins said. “They are from various areas from throughout New Jersey and New York.” Video from the scene showed Elizabeth police leading protesters away with hands zip-tied behind their backs as hundreds chanted “Hey hey, ho ho, racist ICE has got to go” and held signs reading “Never again means close the camps.” The group “Never Again: Jews Against ICE Week Of Action” organized the protest – the first of several planned nationwide – comparing current conditions at detention centers to the Holocaust. “We effectively shut down people’s ability to go into or out of the ICE facility for an hour and a half,” said Brandon Mond, spokesman for the group. “This is the first of many (protests) planned.””

36 protesters arrested outside ICE detention center in N.J. – nj.com

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Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

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odinsblog: U.S. Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib watching…

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

odinsblog:

U.S. Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib watching Republicans trying to defend Donald Trump at the Cohen hearings.

🤔😒🤔

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saywhat-politics: Poster outside in Texas

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

saywhat-politics:

Poster outside in Texas

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Twitter (which for me is mostly US politics twitter, because I intentionally segregated my social…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Twitter (which for me is mostly US politics twitter, because I intentionally segregated my social media into (politics) | (uplift|landscapes|droll webseries|birds|pretty dresses) in November 2016, is making me super sad lately.

Why you have to be that way, @jbc99 twitter?

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i-find-the-beauty-in-chaos: osointricate: How about we vote in a law that puts a cap on how long a…

Friday, January 25th, 2019

i-find-the-beauty-in-chaos:

osointricate:

How about we vote in a law that puts a cap on how long a government shut down can happen… say 20 days… before the president has to agree to a budget solution or else the 21st day congress begins the process of impreachment because civilian jobs and salaries and livelihoods are not a bargaining tool for the president to abuse is order to get their way

If you aren’t serving the people then you aren’t doing the job of the presidency and you need to be replaced

AMEN

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Sign the petition: Stand up for a Green New Deal

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Sign the petition: Stand up for a Green New Deal

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politicalprof: “Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor…

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

politicalprof:

“Neither let us be slandered from our duty by false accusations against us, nor frightened from it by menaces of destruction to the Government nor of dungeons to ourselves. Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.”

— Abraham Lincoln, “Cooper Union” speech, 1860

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Photo

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

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