The deepest effect of Obama’s election upon the Republicans’ psyche has been to...– 2012 or Never (via nickbaumann)
You can be sincere and still be stupid.– Fyodor Dostoevsky, conjurer of seething whirlpools, gyrating sandstorms and waterspouts, 19th C. Russia (via sagequotes)
Media's Weird Ethics: Pretending to Be Someone... →
Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us....– Franklin D. Roosevelt (via abaldwin360)
Some facts about Fiji Water →
leftish: “A very wealthy California couple, L.A. couple, Lynda and Stewart Resnick bought the company in 2004. They own Teleflora. They own POM Wonderful. And they’re among the largest tree nut farmers in the country. So they’re not small. And they actually have turbocharged the marketing of Fiji Water. It was a glamorous brand when they bought it. It’s now a universal brand. It’s a...
I have to sell weed to get money for school because I can’t get federal aid...– Trenton Kyles, explaining to a Dallas police officer why his home contained nearly a pound of marijuana and a Glock 22 firearm. (via excitablehonky)
Electronics are our talismans that ward off the spiritual vacuum of modernity;...– Fever Dream of a Guilt-Ridden Gadget Reporter (via aisforayla)
Birth control is irrelevant to the Bible
Cross-posted at my longer-form blog. Note: This post does not address whether a business owner can enforce his religious ideas on his employees, that’s clearly an unconstitutional horrible awful bad idea. I’m simply trying, as a Christian myself, to understand a rule that other Christians follow and consider important. And I disagree with them. These verses have been debated for...
Just as nightfall doesn’t come at once, neither does oppression. In both...– Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas (via theamericanbear)
Pride and selfishness, combined with mental power, never want for a theory to...– Frederick Douglass (via azspot)
It is Alinsky’s populism that is most threatening to Gingrich and the right—even...– Saul Alinsky: The activist who terrifies the right - Salon.com (via ronmarks)
I covered Rick Santorum’s little prayer meeting earlier this week, at a chapel...– Pamela Kripke (via azspot)
brosephstalin: It’s a proven fact, that if you take any movie trailer, and play Sympathy for the Devil over it, it will appear to be an amazing movie 100% of the time
Social Media: Core vs. Manufactured Self →
newcommbiz: shoutsandmumbles: The manufactured self and core self are not mutually exclusive; one actually cannot live without the other, but one is visceral and innate and the other highly monitored and selective. It’s sort of like Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. One is in control; the outwardly respected and accepted doctor while the other is all raw emotions (negative ones mind you but still)....
Rent a White Guy →
All for ourselves and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the...– Adam Smith (via azspot)
If you must eat crow, it is best to do so while it is still warm.– Shallow Sage (via sagequotes)