Aren’t they also the nation’s leader in minimum wage jobs?
Washington gets explicit: its 'war on terror' is permanent -
The “war on terror” cannot and will not end on its own for two reasons: (1) it is designed by its very terms to be permanent, incapable of ending, since the war itself ironically ensures that there will never come a time when people stop wanting to bring violence back to the US (the operational definition of “terrorism”), and (2) the nation’s most powerful political and economic factions reap a bonanza of benefits from its continuation.
This is self-evident, and it’s designed to make a lot of money for a lot of people. It’s one of the many benefits of lesser-of-two-evilism, because both major parties are led by warmongering profiteers.
It should also be noted that the War on Terror has expanded and grown even more horrific under Barack Obama. We’re now bombing Afghan kids who are out collecting firewood. We’re bombing first responders who try to rescue folks have we’ve let off a bomb the first time. Guantanamo has gotten bigger, and been expanded. We exempt people who kill prisoners during torture sessions from prosecutions. We now know that the secret prisons were real.
The more you learn about the War on Terror, the more you’ll understand why the world hates us.
This is the only Kansas City sports franchise that’s won a national championship in recent memory, and today at Spring Roll 2013, they’re beating the tar out of Dutchland 200-28 with twenty-three minutes to go.
It’s nice that we have one team that actually wins.
What if it wasn’t a white character being changed to black? What if Cyborg were played by a white man? What about Black Panther? Falcon? Luke Cage?
Are you folks seriously going to argue that you wouldn’t hop on your tumblrs and cry racism if a studio had the audacity to do that?
Hader's Stefon delivers moving farewell on NBC's 'SNL' -
I laughed and then I cried ;(
If you missed this, it’s definitely worth a watch. Stefon’s curtain call was so freaking hilarious!
That is, when someone on my facebook feed whines about Obama’s economic record, but doesn’t actually make a note of why they dislike it, I ask for reasons.
And, most folks don’t seem to be aware that there are legitimate reasons to dislike Obama’s economic policy (such as the continuing irrelevance of the middle class to corporate profits) yet these people have no idea what they are.
They just repeat slogans, and it makes me sad.
CBS reported it tonight.
That’s on top of blocking additional embassy security funding requests by Secretary Clinton, cutting funding for embassy security that was already in place, and ignoring all of the lies and crimes committed by the Bush Administration with regards to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Including but not limited to exposing CIA agents, torture, renditions, and lying about the existence of WMD’s.)
And, to make things even worse in my eyes, these idiotic Congressional Republicans held yet another pointless symbolic vote to repeal HCR today. (That makes, what, fifty? How many wasted hours does that make?)