Monsters Lurk Under Our Beds

There are monsters lurking under our beds. they wear the face of religious extremists and the current Republican/Libertarian parties. they attempt to legislate what we can do with our bodies,whom we can love and what god we must worhsip. be afraid. be very afraid.

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Activate the Mechanism!: Tea Party Conference Call Features Threat To Assassinate U.S. Senator Because She Supports Immigration Reform

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(Think Progress) - In a Tea Party-sponsored conference call held on Wednesday night, a participant called for the assassination of Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) over her support for immigration reform. Prominent conservative policymakers Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)’s communications director Stephen…

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My class today

Me:
So when you see the 4 year old boy pull the little girl's hair...
Students:
He likes her!
Me:
Now they are around 11 or 12 and he grabs her arm and wrestles her to the ground even though she calls him a jerk and yells at him to leave her alone.
Students:
That is just how boys are.
Me:
Now they are 18 and he grabs her arm and--
Students:
Oh, that's not okay.
Me:
Really? How would he know? How would she know? How would you know? You just told me that for the first 17 years of these children's lives that you thought it was cute, sweet, and natural for a boy to grab a girl and be rough with her.
Students:
Oh.
Me:
Oh, is right.

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confrontingbabble-on:

What if the Generation Y/Millennial Generation took over both main political parties, so that they would work together…took over both Houses…captured the Presidency…appointed themselves to the Supreme Court…refused back-handers and could not be bought by corporations…fixed the flawed tax code and outlawed tax havens…rescinded tax exemption for religions…made the 1% pay their fair share…brought jobs back home…recreated an affluent middle class…stopped the endless warring…

…Jeez, I just nodded off for a moment…had this great dream…now, where was I…

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13 Companies Drop Facebook Advertising Over Domestic Violence Content

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Last week, activists launched a campaign that urged companies to boycott Facebook advertising because the social media network allows users to post images of domestic violence against women, while banning advertisements about women’s health. More than a dozen companies have pulled their advertising as a result, including online bank Nationwide UK, Nissan UK, and J Street.

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Facebook’s rules, however, appear to be enforced unevenly. A Facebook spokesperson told ThinkProgress that content featuring battered women, rape, and violence falls under “poor taste” or “crude attempts at humor” and does not violate its policies. And while Facebook screens anti-Semitic, Islamaphobic, and homophobic hate speech, the same standards do not apply to images of violence against women. At the same time, Facebook rejected an ad about breast cancer because it showed a woman’s breast.

This is a huge problem with our culture: violence (against women especially, but also in general) is completely tolerated, while sexuality and anything affecting women’s health (sexual or otherwise) is taboo and offensive.

Good on these 13 companies for dropping their ads, and a big hearty fuck you to Zappos, Dove (who is in the middle of a major campaign aimed at women!), Proctor & Gamble, and Zipcar.

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Compared to Watergate, on the basis of everything we know about what are the current “scandals” amount to a piffle. Watergate was a Constitutional crisis. It was about a pattern of behavior on the part of the president of the United States abusing power to carry out his personal vendettas. It was about whether the president was accountable to the other branches of the government; it was about whether the Congress could summon the courage to hold accountable a president who held himself above the law. It was about a president and his aides who were out of control in their efforts to punish the president’s “enemies.” It was also about, though this has still gone largely unrecognized, an attempt by a sitting president to determine the nomination of the opposition party’s presidential candidate. Potentially strong challengers were spied upon, their offices broken into and files disappeared, their campaign events disrupted by what were diminished by their categorization as laughable “dirty tricks.” It was about black bag jobs and paying criminals to carry out ideas that sprang from the fevered brain of a president who saw opponents, political and otherwise, as enemies, and then trying to hush the whole thing up. The attempt, not unsuccessful though not exclusively their doing, to try to get the opposition party to nominate its weakest candidate was a step along the road to fascism. It was a putsch by a head of state.
Why Obama Is Not Nixon (via azspot)

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fvhumandignitycoalition:

Go Minnesota!



I am so proud to be a Minnesotan today!  The irony is that this never would have happened this soon, except for the mean-spirited anti-gay marriage amendment that was placed on the ballot in November.  Hateful bigotry that was soundly defeated by the citizens of this state in November, ended up being a vote for full equality in May!

fvhumandignitycoalition:

Go Minnesota!

I am so proud to be a Minnesotan today! The irony is that this never would have happened this soon, except for the mean-spirited anti-gay marriage amendment that was placed on the ballot in November. Hateful bigotry that was soundly defeated by the citizens of this state in November, ended up being a vote for full equality in May!