Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who was involved in a tense standoff with federal rangers in a dispute over grazing rights, didn’t hide his racism in an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday.
Are people really that surprised that a man who doesn’t believe that the US Government exists also thinks black people would live better lives as slaves? Really?! Are you honestly that shocked that these are his beliefs?
Also, he doesn’t think people living off welfare, money given to them by the state, is a good thing but he fed his cows for free on someone else’s property. That makes toooootal sense.
I had to get a mucocele removed from my lip (it’s a burst salivatory gland) by an oral surgeon. All in all, I had to pay $333 as my copay! They charge for cutting open my lip ($298), and charge a separate amount to actually remove the mucocele which is stupid because I could have cut it myself and saved myself the money. Plus I had to pay for the copay of seeing the doctor, and a few other things. Granted, insurance covered roughly $500 of the total cost, but today I got a phone call.
Apparently my insurance didn’t cover the x-ray they did, so I have to pay $67 for a stupid x-ray.
All be told, I paid around $400 for my surgery, and insurance paid $500. I paid like 40% for my surgery; imagine if it had been a $2000 surgery instead of an $800!!! The only reason I can afford to pay is because I got my tax return; but I’ve now blown 1/3 of it on this surgery when my dental insurance should have covered me more.
Are you insane enough to like Obama Care? Or to think that a weapons ban would REALLY keep mass shootings at bay? Because Columbine happened during the AWB and we all know how that turned out.
Yes I believe everybody should have health care. I don’t think we should ban weapons but I think restrictions on the ability to acquire guns legally would definitely stem the tide of mass shootings. If a gunman can’t get his hands on a 100-round magazine, it will definitely slow down a mass shooter since the majority of the time when gunmen are stopped, it’s when they’re reloading.
Somebody called Obama a "moron" while praising Reagan for his intellect. Please help.
Remind them that Reagan traded military grade weapons and amunition for hostages and then didn’t get the hostages (Iran/Contra). Remind them that Reagan tripled the national debt, and Obama has lowered it significantly. Remind them that Reagan stopped funding health clinics for those who need them which is why there are so many “crazy homeless” (schizophrenics) people around. Just remind them of all of that. I would put it in more complicated terms, but if they think Obama is a moron, then they probably can’t handle “the facts”
“The library’s one of the few civic spaces we have left. People are feeling like there’s no other ways for these online platforms and services to be run, it’s our destiny to have them be privately run, and yet we invoke the analogy of the library or archive all the time. To me it says that we find it realistic that Google will be our archive when it’s an advertising company. We’ve seen them get rid of services that are not profitable (Google Reader), and we’ve seen them demote things like Google Scholar. That’s realism, where it’s unrealistic to think we’d build on the success of the library with a national repository for knowledge, arts, and culture? Libraries exist and they’re open. Libraries exist with all these values we invoke in the digital sphere, but there are very few people thinking about how we might build upon them.”—Astra Taylor (via azspot)
Can we just talk about how shitty flat tax rates are? They are NOT fair or equal. 10% of 25k is 2.5k; 10% of 250k is 25k. I can live quite comfortably on 225k, not 22.5k. You're literally taking food out of working class mouths with flat tax.
I know right?! Thank you, I’m so glad i’m not the only one who thinks that. It is extremely difficult to live comfortably on 22.5k a year versus 225k; everything you said is exactly how I feel about flat tax rates.
I've come to the conclusion that my boyfriend and I can't talk about politics
We have a fundamental differing of viewpoints about the system. He says the system (government, universities, banks, basically everything that makes up America) isn’t working at all and were all fucked.
But I quite like the system that paved the interstate highway system, I like the system that allowed me to go to college, I like the system that got me my first paid internship.
Maybe the system has never worked for him and that’s why he thinks it’s all wonky.
During a discussion I had with a friend, they said something that I took with me and thought a lot about once I had gotten home. They said radicalism, ignorance and judgement is often bred from insecurity and fear. That often the most anti-gay people you meet are those who never associate with homosexuals. That’s why so many staunch anti-gay advocates are exposed as closeted homosexuals later in life. Their own insecurity about their sexual desires fed into their negative thoughts and feelings toward themselves and others.
I do sympathize with your friend a little because Colbert is going to drop the whole conservative pundit act when he moves over. It'll be sad to not have that sweet satirical political comedy anymore.
It’ll definitely be sad, but the way she was getting all worked up over him, even though he (though not the character he portrays) will still be on tv but she didn’t get that worked up over any of the mass shootings we have had or innocent people killed in drone bombings really bothered me.
So Stephen Colbert is going to replace David Letterman on the “Late Show.” And my coworker, I kid you not, just broke down in tears over how sad she is that she will no longer be able to watch the Colbert Report. I told her, “You know, you can still watch Stephen Colbert on the Late Show and it’ll be an hour long, not a half hour” and she goes, “I know, but I’m losing my favorite tv show!”
Wow America, wow. What a world when somebody can break down over losing their favorite tv show even though they can still watch the host of said tv show on a different network, but when we have mass shootings, the same people just talk about how sad it is but don’t shed a tear. What a time to be alive.
“Like so many of today’s prospective great leaders, Brown is keeping his options open, not ruling anything out, taking nothing off the table. HE will never say never. And that is the central credo of a modern political breed known as the Superhypothetical-those professional no candidates whose franchises depend largely on people speculating about what they might run for and their own willingness to engage in public indecision about it all while assuring us, of course, that they are flattered and humbled b our interest). Sarah Palin and Donald Trump are the prototype-evergreens of guesswork despite the implausibility that either will ever be elected to anything.”—The New York Times Magazine, “What Would Scott Brown Do?” by Mark Leibovich