Category Archives: WTF

UC Police Pepper Spraying Stuff

Oh this park is lovely on a Sunday. And my curiously pixelated parasol is exactly what I need to keep the sun out of my faceAAAUAUAAHAGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH. Happy Thanksgiving. peppersprayingcop.tumblr.com is quite good for a meme.

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The Marketing Success of Oligarchs, Bigger Even Than Bud Light Lime

As the talk show host Tavis Smiley and I have said in our national tour against poverty, the recent budget deal is only the latest phase of a 30-year, top-down, one-sided war against the poor and working people in the … Continue reading

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I Guess A Grand Bargain Is Not Possible

But I only realized it when Thomas Friedman tried to show just how possible it was in his fantasy writings on the op ed board of the world’s most respected daily newspaper. My favorite part: Everything will be on the … Continue reading

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The Bottom 90% Have Little Stake Wall Street

As shown below, the Bottom 90% of the country (can you even believe we have to use the term the Bottom 90%) doesn’t own a large percentage of financial products, so gains on Wall Street do not directly benefit a … Continue reading

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US Women Are Dying Younger Than Women in Panama and Vietnam

We seem intent on destroying ourselves. In 737 U.S. counties out of more than 3,000, life expectancies for women declined between 1997 and 2007. For life expectancy to decline in a developed nation is rare. Setbacks on this scale have … Continue reading

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FEMA Redefines the Phrase “Live In”

Really FEMA? Jefferson County resident Jonathan Stewart said he laughed in shock after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) claimed the house his family lost in the deadly April 27 twister was ‘not unsafe to live in’. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2002793/Alabama-tornado-hit-family-denied-FEMA-grant-repair-home.html#ixzz1PG7HMJNRContinue reading

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Governor Rick Perry Intentionally Prolonging Texas Drought

If Rick Perry thinks massive prayer events are going to help end the worst Texas drought in 44 years, he should do it today instead of waiting to host a prayer event one week before the Iowa Republican presidential 2012 … Continue reading

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The Proof is in the Placenta!

Unless Obama’s mummified umbilical cord can be found wrapped around a 1961 USDA certified Hawaiian pineapple and an American flag, I don’t see any proof that can’t be forged. Obama’s birth certificate was signed in pen! In different places! Coincidence?

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Republicans Vote to Continue Building the Two Bridges to Nowhere in Alaska

Seriously, the money’s in there to fund the bridges to nowhere. National Journal Yet the US definitely doesn’t have enough money to fund the programs Republicans don’t like! $183 million for a couple bridges is not a lot but $317 … Continue reading

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Kathryn Lopez on Why Planned Parenthood Should Be Defunded (Hint: It’s Gross, and Religious!)

Oh it’s because contraceptives get women pregnant and is inhumane, and here Lopez goes and totally skips the abortion reason, because there’s a deeper, more penetrating issue, that only the pure mind of Kathryn Lopez has grasped. Perhaps nothing better … Continue reading

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