think-progress:

“I saw that they had practically cut me in half. So it was pretty mind-blowing.”
Model slams swimsuit company for photoshopping her to look skinnier.

think-progress:

“I saw that they had practically cut me in half. So it was pretty mind-blowing.”

Model slams swimsuit company for photoshopping her to look skinnier.

greenthepress:

So who are the Koch Brothers anyways? 
Here are the facts: 
They have an enormous political influence: Associated Press said they are “shaping politics” this year, and three GOP candidates credited them for their success.
They are Big Oil barons, who made their fortune on oil refining and continue to get the bulk of their wealth from the fossil fuel industry.
They spend far more than any “liberal equivalents,” and they spend in line with their financial interests.
They use shady operations and "dark money" to fund their interests.
They pretend to advocate economic liberty, but they attack renewables exclusively while defending fossil fuels.
They claim to have a good environmental track record but their company is responsible for hundreds of oil spills, paid hundreds of millions in fines, and even caused deaths.
They push an extreme agenda. 
Read more Myths and Facts about the Koch Brothers
Photo from Greenpeace

greenthepress:

So who are the Koch Brothers anyways? 

Here are the facts: 

  • They have an enormous political influence: Associated Press said they are “shaping politics” this year, and three GOP candidates credited them for their success.
  • They are Big Oil barons, who made their fortune on oil refining and continue to get the bulk of their wealth from the fossil fuel industry.
  • They spend far more than any “liberal equivalents,” and they spend in line with their financial interests.
  • They use shady operations and "dark money" to fund their interests.
  • They pretend to advocate economic liberty, but they attack renewables exclusively while defending fossil fuels.
  • They claim to have a good environmental track record but their company is responsible for hundreds of oil spills, paid hundreds of millions in fines, and even caused deaths.
  • They push an extreme agenda. 

Read more Myths and Facts about the Koch Brothers

Photo from Greenpeace

(via liberalsarecool)

Stigmatizing Poor Kids in Our Public Schools

beingliberal:

"When you hear people talk about free school lunches, they talk as if they have no notion of the fact that public schools themselves are just massive welfare programs.

I mean, really bask in the absurdity of the spectacle going on in all of this. We spend $12.5k per pupil each year to provide schooling for the 9 in 10 American children who attend public schools. Most of them get on the big yellow public bus in the morning, attend publicly-owned facilities, go to publicly-owned classrooms, and then receive instruction from public employees. In many cases, they also get from their schools a whole slew of extracurricular activities, from the public arts programs like band and theater to the public sports activities like football and basketball. The major part of almost every child’s life in this country consists of welfare mooching off of public services.

Yet, somehow, in the context of this potpourri of public provisioning, providing free food while they are at the school is a bridge too far. You can spend $12.5k each year providing free welfare services to almost every single kid, but if you up that an extra, say, $5/day to provide food to the kids while they are at the school, then human souls become crushed and welfare dependency becomes inevitable. The public football teams and math classes do not wreck kids’ hearts and minds, but the public milk does. You shouldn’t stigmatize attending free history class as welfare moochery (I assume), but you should stigmatize eating a free burger as such.”

beingliberal:

History 101.   There You Go Again  - We pay dearly for the bad choices from 1980…

beingliberal:

History 101.   There You Go Again  - We pay dearly for the bad choices from 1980…

http://liberalsarecool.com/post/96024063576/majiinboo-do-not-forget-michael-brown-do-not

majiinboo:

  • Do not forget Michael Brown
  • Do not forget how the media dehumanized him and tried to justify his murder
  • Do not forget how peaceful protests were painted as savage riots
  • Do not forget police armed with military grade weapons terrorized and arrested black civilians
  • Do not…

Yes, Obamacare Is Cutting The Deficit

"… all the ‘deficit hawks’ out there who are deeply concerned about too much borrowing and the terrible choices our grandchildren will confront might want to write a letter of thanks to one Barack Hussein Obama…. The reasons for the slowdown [in the deficit] in Medicare spending are…

"And there it is. A nearly all-white crowd chanting to a nearly all-black crowd, “Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!” Contemporary racism encapsulated by an attempt to package it as support for the police, exposed by calls to shoot black men.

There are no words."

Ferguson protesters chanted, “Hands up, don’t shoot!” Darren Wilson supporters replied, “Shoot!” (via brutereason)

(via liberalsarecool)

No, Kirsten Gillibrand Shouldn’t Have To Name Her Harassers

(Source: think-progress)

memegop:

#‎MemeGOP‬ ‪#‎UniteBlue‬
Thanks toMike Luckovich at ajc.com

memegop:

#‎MemeGOP‬ ‪#‎UniteBlue‬

Thanks toMike Luckovich at ajc.com