Click that link. This is a picture that needs to be seen just as badly as the endless failures of global capitalism, which encourages and necessitates the conditions that made this happen, need to be seriously addressed.
So I was talking to my friend Sarah on Skype (A brit) and the subject of Doctor Who came up.
“Oh, you’re a fan of Who? I never thought Americans watched our shows.”
I bet her a dime for every American reblogger, and I happen to be poor as fuck, soooooooo….
Who’s up for it?
AMERICAN WHOVIAN AND PROUD
American Whovian from Arkansas!
Count me and 4 of my non-tumblring friends in!
To clarify, the Great Libertarian Hope Rand Paul’s position is that undocumented workers should be able to get some sort of work visa that allows them to live as second-class members of societies while they “get in the current line that exists.”
The problem? There is no general purpose line.
There is, however, a line for “family reunification.” If, for example, your brother is a U.S. citizen and you want to join him, you can wait in that line. If you’re coming from the Phillippines the line is about twenty-four years long.
Rand Paul’s plan to fix immigration doesn’t actually fix immigration.
he lowers his wand because he knows that scene. A woman jumps in front of Harry willing to protect him with her own life. He didn’t see this with his own eyes but the resemblance literally disarms him for a moment before he can keep on playing his role.
Go sit in the corner and think about what you’ve done.
Yeah, and at a rate of 3 stories per 2 years, that means we’ll have Sherlock for about 33 more years.
Boehner misreads poll to claim support for GOP cuts.
John Boehner is promoting a new Marist-McClatchy poll which supposedly shows that Americans love cutting government spending. Boehner claims the poll shows that “Americans want spending cuts,” and quotes a Marist official asserting it demonstrates that Americans “are not in a mood to increase taxes.”
Which is funny, because the poll actually shows that majorities of voters would rather increase taxes than cut spending on education, Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, and infrastructure. In other words, it demonstrates a central fact about public opinion that may help determine how the sequester “blame game” will play: Americans say they love cutting government but suddenly balk in a big way when you start talking about cutting specific programs.
The poll’s toplines do at first glance appear favorable to Republicans. It finds that voters prefer cutting spending to increasing taxes in general by 53-37. It finds that a plurality of Americans think spending cuts won’t impact them — and that as many think the cuts will help the economy or have no impact on it as think the cuts will hurt it.
But here’s the thing, that’s the result you always get — at least, when you aren’t specific about the cuts. People love spending cuts in the abstract, because they seem too think that half or money is overseas as foreign aid and the other half is wasted on dubious scientific studies about democracy in goldfish. But when it’s not just vague “wasteful spending,” government spending suddenly becomes very popular — which the Marist-McClatchy poll found. According to Sargent, “the poll took the welcome step — which I haven’t seen before — of asking whether Americans prefer tax hikes rather than cuts in specific programs.”
- by 65-31 they prefer to raise taxes than cut spending on education
- by 60-33 they prefer to raise taxes than cut Social Security
- by 57-36 they prefer to raise taxes than cut Medicare
- by 53-40 they prefer to raise taxes than cut spending for transportation including roads and bridges
- by 50-42 they prefer to raise taxes than cut Medicaid
By using this poll to champion the GOP’s super-awesome stand on the sequester (i.e., let the cuts happen), Boehner is once again signing his caucus’s name to some unpopular cuts. And, of course, he’s making the mistake of pointing out exactly the sort of cuts Republicans are demanding. Worse, since he’s misusing poll numbers to misrepresent public support, he’s basically lying to you about what you believe. I’ll never understand why politicians believe that would work.
In any case, this is the GOP’s schizoid messaging on sequester cuts : if you don’t like them, they were Obama’s idea. But if you do like them, the Republican Party is responsible. As always, cognitive dissonance is no impediment to the resourceful Republican spin doctor.
I just logged on for the first time in a couple of days because I’ve been busy getting my cousin obsessed with Supernatural…
WHAT HAPPENED IN MY ABSENCE?
this all happened today hahaha
Today, are you serious? OMFG.
Goddamnit you guys, pull yourselves together!
Is this the kind of burden you’re comfortable putting on retirees, families, and future generations? We must control healthcare costs NOW.
Who knew? Fun and revolutionary!
It would be even more realistic if only one player could actually buy property. And everybody else had to just roll and pay.
This is the Doctor Who Tumblr Tee Tuesday Giveaway.
It has come to our attention that despite the hundreds of posts on today’s Tee Tuesday tag, people need more Doctor Who t-shirts in their wardrobes.
So we’re doing a giveaway.
Two Doctor Who t-shirts — one for you and one for a friend of yours on Tumblr.
Reblog this post with the Tumblr url of the person you would share this with (they MUST have a Tumblr.) For example, if we were going to share this with the BBC America blog we’d put ‘bbcamerica.tumblr.com’ in our reblog. (But we can’t because we’re both blogs and blogs don’t wear t-shirts. Blogs wear Tumblr themes. And avatars.)
We’ll pick one winner at random and notify you via your Tumblr ask.
A few rules:
Only one reblog per blog (any additional entries will be sent into the Void.)
We’re sorry. We’re so sorry but this Tumblr giveaway is only open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States including the District of Columbia. Read all of the official terms and conditions here.
If you win and you are under 18, you will need a parent or guardian to sign for you.
Contest ends tomorrow, Wednesday (Feb 27th) evening at midnight (Wednesday into Thursday.)
And HUGE thank you to the fine folks at BBCAmericaShop for donating two shirts to this worthy, worthy cause.
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