Poli Thoughts

I’ve never understood how young females can be republicans when all current republican candidates don’t support women’s rights. like…how can you support someone who doesn’t see all human beings (including you) as equal? i understand the religious appeal to conservatism, but not all liberals are atheists or lacking morals.  liberals are just for religious freedom, while conservatives think atheists are satan (exaggeration - my bad).

most of the people i’ve met in college who are republicans are ONLY republicans because that’s how they were raised, and have yet to venture out into the real world with no help from mommy and daddy at all.  they haven’t had to question things, to think about others not in their shoes.  

i’m not saying all republicans are heartless toolbags.  i have conservative friends.  it’s just something i have trouble wrapping my head around, i suppose.  being raised with no money definitely brings a different perspective.

i’m also not saying that just because you are a republican, you should always vote for a republican simply because you disagree with the opponent’s views.  The same thing goes for democrats.  Too many people think “man, obama really fucked things up” and may think that means they need to vote a republican in next term. but in my opinion, he is the best man for the job.  look at the republican candidates: a man named after a lizard, a billionaire white dude, an old racist, or a man who still thinks we live in 450 a.d.  I’d have to say the black dude who supports gay marriage beats all 4 of those dildos.

If someone claims to be “pro life” but at the same time wants to deny millions of people access to healthcare, you’re not really “pro life” at all.

idontknow-flycasual:

I’m looking at you, Mitt Romney. If life supposedly begins at conception, then why does it end at birth? 

I understand how difficult it can be for an African-American in today’s society. In fact, I can relate to black people very well indeed. My ancestors once owned slaves, and it is in my lineage to work closely with the black community. However, just because they were freed over a century ago doesn’t mean they can now be freeloaders. They need to be told to work hard, and the incentives just aren’t there for them anymore. When I’m president I plan to work closely with the black community to bring a sense of pride and work ethic back into view for them.

Mitt Romney, addressing a crowd in Alabama earlier this week.

I totally see this logic.  One time, my Grandma owned a Chrysler, so naturally, I know how to rebuild the carbureator in one now.  And my sister went to college in Florida; therefore, I know instinctively how to prepare for a hurricane.  And my downstairs neighbor has a lot of sex.  So I’m pregnant.

Because this is totally how the world works.

Oh, and by the way, assclown, I don’t exactly place owning, whipping, and beating fellow humans into forced labor under the umbrella of “working closely together with the black community.”

He obviously has a lot of practice with gussying up a resume.

(via rafi-dangelo)

shanexcore:

what’s wrong with ron paul?

  • He doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state.
  • He believes abortion should be illegal.
  • He doesn’t support the repeal of DoMA and didn’t support the repeal of DADT.
  • He doesn’t support putting more money into inner-city schools, but does support vouchers for religious schools.
  • He believes creationism should be taught alongside evolution in public schools.
  • He doesn’t believe HIV causes AIDS.
  • While he doesn’t support a federal ban on gay marriage, he also doesn’t support a federal law legalizing gay marriage. Some see this as a states’ rights issue, and this is how he frames it, but he does support other federal legalization movements (drugs, for example).
  • His newsletter spouted horrible racist content for twenty years. He denies writing any of it, but if he allowed this content to go out under his name, he either approved it or was so ignorant of both the type of people he associates with and the type of content going under his name that he shouldn’t be trusted to run anything.
  • He believes in reinstating the gold standard, which most economists believe was one of the major causes of several financial crises at the turn of the century, including the Great Depression.
  • He believes in free market capitalism.
  • He wants to get rid of Affirmative Action, which has been shown time and again to be ineffective and not good enough.

His stance on drugs and wars win him a lot of liberal fans, but only if they don’t look at literally anything else he stands for.

(Source: steviemcfly)

ugh, seriously. so many people are only pro-paul because he’s in favor of weed.  everyone forgets about the fact that he’s racist and couldn’t give two shits about women’s rights.  

salgentile:

A while ago, after Newt Gingrich called President Obama “the greatest food stamp president” in history, I wrote about the economic impact of food stamps (officially, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). In short, food stamps are incredibly effective stimulus during an economic downturn — much more effective than, say, tax cuts for high earners, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
That’s the economic benefit. Now here’s the moral benefit: SNAP benefits cut the number of children living in extreme poverty by half. That’s right, half. The chart above, from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, illustrates the difference. (Their blog, offthechartsblog.org, is a great resource if you are, like me, a fan of charts about public policy.)
Between 1996 and 2011, the number of extremely poor families (those living on $2 per person per day) more than doubled, to 1.46 million. The number of children living in extreme poverty also doubled, to 2.8 million.
But if you include SNAP benefits as income, the number of extremely poor families drops from 1.46 million to 800,000. And the number of extremely poor children drops from 2.8 million to 1.4 million. It drops by half.
The most striking illustration of the effectiveness of food stamps is in the section of the chart covering the recession/downturn, from 2008 to 2011. Look at the line for the number of families that would be living in extreme poverty without food stamps (in blue). Then look at the line for families living in extreme poverty with food stamps (in red). The blue line shoots up dramatically during the economic crisis. The red line remains essentially static. What that means is that increases in SNAP benefits as part of the Recovery Act saved more than half a million families from sinking into extreme poverty after the financial crisis.
As I said before, attacking Obama as “the greatest food stamp president” in history may be offensive, but in a way, it’s not even an insult. It’s like slamming FDR for being “the greatest public works president” in history.

salgentile:

A while ago, after Newt Gingrich called President Obama “the greatest food stamp president” in history, I wrote about the economic impact of food stamps (officially, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). In short, food stamps are incredibly effective stimulus during an economic downturn — much more effective than, say, tax cuts for high earners, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

That’s the economic benefit. Now here’s the moral benefit: SNAP benefits cut the number of children living in extreme poverty by half. That’s right, half. The chart above, from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, illustrates the difference. (Their blog, offthechartsblog.org, is a great resource if you are, like me, a fan of charts about public policy.)

Between 1996 and 2011, the number of extremely poor families (those living on $2 per person per day) more than doubled, to 1.46 million. The number of children living in extreme poverty also doubled, to 2.8 million.

But if you include SNAP benefits as income, the number of extremely poor families drops from 1.46 million to 800,000. And the number of extremely poor children drops from 2.8 million to 1.4 million. It drops by half.

The most striking illustration of the effectiveness of food stamps is in the section of the chart covering the recession/downturn, from 2008 to 2011. Look at the line for the number of families that would be living in extreme poverty without food stamps (in blue). Then look at the line for families living in extreme poverty with food stamps (in red). The blue line shoots up dramatically during the economic crisis. The red line remains essentially static. What that means is that increases in SNAP benefits as part of the Recovery Act saved more than half a million families from sinking into extreme poverty after the financial crisis.

As I said before, attacking Obama as “the greatest food stamp president” in history may be offensive, but in a way, it’s not even an insult. It’s like slamming FDR for being “the greatest public works president” in history.

totallynotablogger:

There you have it folks

totallynotablogger:

There you have it folks

daniellecon:

But if I just work hard enough…

daniellecon:

But if I just work hard enough…

This isnt the first story like this I know of. And as far as controlling what people eat and drink, that is exactly what link cards, food stamps, and foot shelters are. You don't get to choose what you want, they tell you exactly what you can get and from where. Im not sure what other comments you were asking about, since the message got deleted.

link cards/food stamps/food shelters do NOT control what you eat.  You DO get to pick the groceries you buy, and almost all walmarts take food stamps.  I would know, I have an EBT (same thing as Link I assume — not familiar with your state) card.  You can’t buy booze or cigs (which is obviously a great restriction) but you CAN buy pizza and chips.  It’s hilarious to think that YOU can eat junk food because you can pay your bills, but I shouldn’t be able to because I need a little help financially while in school.  and the MAJORITY of people on welfare have jobs.  so you shouldn’t base your opinions on the few people who fuck over the government…

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perfectportionsforfoxes:

40 Days for LifeEveryday for Choice
Day #11“1975: I had an abortion, 2012: I’ve raised my six children”
My mom had an abortion when she was 22 because she didn’t have the resources, she was too young and her own words, ‘too irresponsible’.  She discovered she was pregnant after just ending an abusive relationship.She has no regrets.  I am proud to be her daughter.

perfectportionsforfoxes:

40 Days for Life
Everyday for Choice

Day #11
“1975: I had an abortion, 2012: I’ve raised my six children”

My mom had an abortion when she was 22 because she didn’t have the resources, she was too young and her own words, ‘too irresponsible’.  She discovered she was pregnant after just ending an abusive relationship.

She has no regrets.  I am proud to be her daughter.