I fucking love Alan Grayson
Tea party protest signs translated (via)
The Tea Party was always about personal attacks on Obama. Blame one guy for everything going wrong and every fear you have.
These are same people who have the “don’t blame the banks, blame yourself” mentality when faced with the cold truth of what is really the root of the crushed economy. They never think of the real problem or how to solve them, just come up with an obtuse, willfully ignorant Obama character assassination bordering heavily on racism to distract you from any deep thought or understanding of a subject you have no clue. - douglas/liberalsarecool
Nobel Peace Prize winners. From left to right: President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia (AP Photo); Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee (AP); Yemeni Tawakul Karman who head the organisation Women Journalists Without Chains (AP).
They were awarded the prize for “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.” Johnson-Sirleaf is Liberia’s first elected female president and has acted as a reformer in her time in office. Gbowee organized a group of Christian and Muslim women to stand up to Liberian warlords. Karman is a Yemeni journalist who is both a women’s rights activist and a leading protest organiser in Yemen’s Arab Spring uprisings.
I just want to reiterate, the fact that people are surprised that this was aired is a sad commentary on the state of our media. Sure, we still have free press under the law, but not under the companies that own these news outlets. I miss the days of REAL journalism.
ALL THE MOTHER FUCKING AWARDS TO THIS REPORTER.
Holy shit I cannot even believe they aired this. ldkjk;lsakd I’m just in shock right now.
Ask yourself exactly what it means when you’re shocked as most people are that they aired this. Think about that for a minute. Do we really have freedom of speech?
Everyone needs to watch this. at the very least, support the protesters, even if it’s just signal boosting.
i cannot believe this actually aired.
Where has this guy’s voice been for the past ten years? Seriously. It’s his goddamn job as media to make sure this story doesn’t go away.
EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE THIS.
MoJo interviews the two activists behind Occupy Wall Street’s poignant Tumblr sensation.
(Source: Mother Jones)
STEPHEN COLBERT, on GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain appropriating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech for a passage in his ridiculous book, on The Colbert Report. (via inothernews)
Jon Stewart nails it … again!
“Now I know why the political ruling class are so mad at the #OccupyWallStreet protesters for being so muddle-headed and confused … that’s their job.”
As MoJo’s Nick Baumann puts it: “Brown’s comment might seem hilarious to your average bro, but elections aren’t won by bros alone.” And thank goodness for that.
#OccupyWallStreetMovies is a tag mostly mocking the Occupy Wall Street movement. It’s trending, yet #OccupyWallStreet is generating quite a bit more traffic. So, who’s shocked Twitter is censoring the #OccupyWallStreet hashtag from trending?
If you are legitimately shocked, you haven’t been paying attention.
JP Morgan Chase has invested over $400 million in Twitter this year, and $4.6 million in the NYPD just a few months ago. Interesting coincidence, no?