Posts tagged Politics

Game of Thrones compared to the 2012 Presidential Election
The only one I’m disappointed about is Daenerys Targaryen being compared to Sarah Palin.

Game of Thrones compared to the 2012 Presidential Election

The only one I’m disappointed about is Daenerys Targaryen being compared to Sarah Palin.

I’ve censored the following, in protest of a bill that gives any corporation and the US government the power to censor the internet—a bill that could pass THIS WEEK. To see the uncensored text, and to stop internet censorship, visit: http://americancensorship.org/posts/9816/uncensor

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Uncensor This

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.
- Isaac Asimov

American Censorship Day: Nov 16, 2011

Today, Congress holds hearings on the first American Internet censorship system. This bill can pass. If it does the Internet and free speech will never be the same. Join all of us to stop this bill.

I Want to Vote With My Smartphone

Smartphones could save democracy, but first we have to use them — to vote.

This morning, I made the mad dash to vote before heading into work. I’d almost forgotten it was Election Day and hadn’t left enough time to get to my local school, vote and then catch my regular train. If I didn’t vote in the morning, it’s unlikely I would have voted at all since I’ll be out late tonight and not near my polling place before polls close at 9 p.m. This is not new, but it’s also not particularly convenient.

I have a better idea. It’s so obvious I can’t believe the masses haven’t already risen up to demand it: Voting by smartphone. Think about it: We are never without our phones. Most of us own cellphones that can handle data as well as voice. Voting is not a complex process and surely someone could develop an app (or two) that could guide you through the voting process.

pantslessprogressive:

Mark Meckler (Tea Party Patriots co-founder): They’re not law-abiding citizens. They’re camping in a park where camping isn’t allowed. They’re breaking the laws on the Brooklyn Bridge. That’s not Tea Party behavior. 

Jon Stewart: Everything you described there I believe is a misdemeanor. The actual Tea Party was a fucking felony. Do you know who the Tea Party actually was? Do you know how much trouble you’d get in if you broke into a ship, stole the cargo from the ship’s owners and just threw it overboard? Not to mention the EPA fines and the damage it would do to your Indian costume? The Tea Party namesake - you’re named after the most celebrated act of theft and vandalism of private property in our nation’s history! And you can’t stomach a little park camping?

Top 10 Myths About the Libya War

The Libyan Revolution has largely succeeded, and this is a moment of celebration, not only for Libyans but for a youth generation in the Arab world that has pursued a political opening across the region.

The secret of the uprising’s final days of success lay in a popular revolt in the working-class districts of the capital, which did most of the hard work of throwing off the rule of secret police and military cliques. It succeeded so well that when revolutionary brigades entered the city from the west, many encountered little or no resistance, and they walked right into the center of the capital.

Moammar Gadhafi was in hiding as I went to press, and three of his sons were in custody. Saif al-Islam Gadhafi had apparently been the de facto ruler of the country in recent years, so his capture signaled a checkmate. (Checkmate is a corruption of the Persian “shah maat,” the “king is confounded,” since chess came west from India via Iran). [Editor’s Note: This is no longer the case as of Tuesday, August 23. It turns out Saif Gadhafi had not been captured by the rebels.]

The end game, wherein the people of Tripoli overthrew the Gadhafis and joined the opposition Transitional National Council, is the best case scenario that I had suggested was the most likely denouement for the revolution. I have been making this argument for some time, and it evoked a certain amount of incredulity when I said it in a lecture in the Netherlands in mid-June, but it has all along been my best guess that things would end the way they have. I got it right where others did not because my premises turned out to be sounder, i.e., that Gadhafi had lost popular support across the board and was in power only through main force.

Michele Bachmann eating a corn dog.
Okay. I think Michele Bachmann is about as crazy as it gets, but this is the most blatant sexism I’ve ever seen in an article. The woman is psycho enough that we can stick to making fun of her beliefs.
I must say, though, I find it a little difficult not to laugh. I’ll chalk that one up to how much I despise her out-dated, parochial, and intolerant policies.
Click through to see the full Telegraph article.

Michele Bachmann eating a corn dog.

Okay. I think Michele Bachmann is about as crazy as it gets, but this is the most blatant sexism I’ve ever seen in an article. The woman is psycho enough that we can stick to making fun of her beliefs.

I must say, though, I find it a little difficult not to laugh. I’ll chalk that one up to how much I despise her out-dated, parochial, and intolerant policies.

Click through to see the full Telegraph article.