Holy shit I cannot even believe they aired this. ldkjk;lsakd I’m just in shock right now. 

Ask yourself exactly what it means when you’re shocked as most people are that they aired this. Think about that for a minute. Do we really have freedom of speech?

Everyone needs to watch this. at the very least, support the protesters, even if it’s just signal boosting.

i cannot believe this actually aired.

I just want to reiterate, the fact that people are surprised that this was aired is a sad commentary on the state of our media. Sure, we still have free press under the law, but not under the companies that own these news outlets. I miss the days of REAL journalism.

Where has this guy’s voice been for the past ten years?  Seriously.  It’s his goddamn job as media to make sure this story doesn’t go away.


(Source: allenfalkner, via becauseiamawoman)

Congratulations to Alabama for upholding parts of a super-duper new immigration law that will allow police officers to hold you without bond if a "reasonable suspicion" exists that you're an illegal immigrant! This is otherwise known as the "Hey, Remember The Good Old Days In Alabama, When We Used To Do Shit Like This To People Who Weren't White? I Sure Miss Those Days" law.

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"You can look at it as American taxpayer money is ultimately going into the pockets of the Haqqani Network."

The Haqqani Network operates in eastern Afghanistan, where it carries out bombings and kidnappings. They were also blamed for the recent bombing at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. New York Times reporter Mark Mazzetti says the network finances its activities partially through extortion money it receives from U.S.-funded contractors in Afghanistan.

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Now it can be told: A prominent gay rights advocate who called himself J. D. Smith is in fact 1st Lt. Josh Seefried, a 25-year-old active-duty Air Force officer. At 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, he dropped the pseudonym, freed from keeping his sexual orientation secret like an estimated tens of thousands of others in the United States military.

“I always had the feeling that I was lying to them and that I couldn’t be part of the military family,” said Lieutenant Seefried, who helped found an undercover group of 4,000 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender active-duty service members. “I feel like I can get to know my people again. When I go to a Christmas party, I can actually bring the person I’m in a relationship with. And that’s a huge relief.”

The 18-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy officially ended at midnight and with it the discharges that removed more than 13,000 men and women from the military under the old ban on openly gay troops. To mark the historic change, gay rights groups are planning celebrations across the country while Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will usher in the new era at a Pentagon news conference.

The other side will be heard, too: Elaine Donnelly, a longtime opponent of allowing gay men and lesbians to serve openly in the armed forces, has already said that “as of Tuesday the commander in chief will own the San Francisco military he has created.” Two top Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee — the chairman, Representative Howard P. McKeon of California, and Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina — have asked the Pentagon to delay the new policy, saying commanders in the field are not ready. But the Pentagon has moved on.

No one knows how many gay members of the military will come out on Tuesday, although neither gay rights advocates nor Pentagon officials are expecting big numbers, at least not initially.


"We can’t afford these special lower rates for the wealthy — rates, by the way, that were meant to be temporary. We can’t afford them when we’re running these big deficits."

President BARACK OBAMA, introducing his $4.5 trillion debt reduction plan — which will partly depend on eliminating Bush-era tax cuts.

Note to the wealthy: don’t worry.  Even after you help save our country, you’ll still be filthy fucking rich.

(via the Washington Post)

(Source: inothernews)

NY TIMES: 46.2 million Americans live in poverty -- 22 million of them children. And rather than admit that tax breaks for the rich and corporations and the cost of two wars played a role in this, conservatives will merely focus on the fact that these data were published during the Obama administration. Because accountability be damned.

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