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August 30, 2012


I don't know who made this or put it on a russian video server. But it appears to be a mashup of pink floyd's pigs (3 different ones) with the first night of GOP convention.


August 29, 2012

Pigs (3 diff.ones) & Face of Mod. gop

I'm not video expert by any means. Not even an amateur. But I was inspired this morning by the photos in the thread "Face of the Modern Republican Party" to mix and mash some videos on youtube. So if you've got 10 minutes to spare for a classic pink floyd song, then I give you pigs, 3 different ones.

I left in the three little pigs cartoon because it was awesome to me
August 3, 2012

facebook album Re: "let's all eat at Chik-fil-a"

I saw this on facebook.

The words from the "Let's all eat at chick-fil-a this week" spam e-mail juxtaposed with civil-rights era segregation protester photos - the idea here is to show that hate is hate, even if it hides behind "freedom of speech," religion, jingoism, etc.

Wanted to share-


August 2, 2012

There is right and there is wrong

It boggles my mind that people don't see what side of history they are on, but I honestly don't think some of them do. In this picture - I think these people 50 years ago thought they were standing up for good old fashioned family values. I don't think it is as simple as people are just stupid, I think it is cognitive dissonance or something.

But people make me sad sometimes.

July 28, 2012

Frankie and June

I'm not sure they share our common Anglo-Saxon heritage....

July 27, 2012

Clay Bennett Cartoon



Click the link if you want to read flipping out comments section.
July 11, 2012


OK, I got rebuffed, I asked, I learned, I thought, I tried, I got rebuffed the other way.


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the "p-word" is not used on DU - it compares those who are considered weak to female genitalia and is therefore always a patriarchal attack on all women.


A randomly-selected Jury of DU members completed their review of this alert at Wed Jul 11, 2012, 08:12 AM, and voted 0-6 to LEAVE IT ALONE.

Juror #1 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: The alerter is humorless and should be ashamed of this frivolous alert. Stop making DU suck. No one is talking about ****your***** pussy unless it says meow, so enough with the word police shit. People are tired of it and tired of your stupid complaints. We are adults here. This is a JOKE, and if you can't take it, trash the thread or find another website to post at that censors everything so your stupid sensibilities are not """offended!!!""" Leave it--your alerting privileges should be suspended.
Juror #2 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: Seriously? I hear it all the time on tv shows I watch like Breaking Bad. The "p-word" is used on DU. Did you not see it in the post you alerted on? Jeez.
Juror #3 voted to LEAVE IT ALONE and said: The post is not the poster's statement but a farce illustrating the TeaPubliKlan world view.
Eurepeans are no more "pussies" than "bombs go here" is a description of the middle east but I suspect you know that.
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Thank you.

May 22, 2012

Public Money Finds Back Door to Private Schools

Source: NY Times

When the Georgia legislature passed a private school scholarship program in 2008, lawmakers promoted it as a way to give poor children the same education choices as the wealthy.

The program would be supported by donations to nonprofit scholarship groups, and Georgians who contributed would receive dollar-for-dollar tax credits, up to $2,500 a couple. The intent was that money otherwise due to the Georgia treasury — about $50 million a year — would be used instead to help needy students escape struggling public schools.

That was the idea, at least. But parents meeting at Gwinnett Christian Academy got a completely different story last year.

“A very small percentage of that money will be set aside for a needs-based scholarship fund,” Wyatt Bozeman, an administrator at the school near Atlanta, said during an informational session. “The rest of the money will be channeled to the family that raised it.”

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/education/scholarship-funds-meant-for-needy-benefit-private-schools.html?ref=todayspaper

This is an in-depth article examining the shell-game that is moving public money out of public schools and funding private schools - and religious-based - education.
May 3, 2012


Yesterday I posted the title of an old Vaudeville song that was a widely used march during the first and second world war, and has been repeated in motion pictures, animated cartoons, and television shows. I meant it as a quip towards the topic of the thread I posted it in, but clearly it was not a well enough known meme that it was recognized by the readers of the thread, and it was my mistake for not properly gauging that. I understand that the line is sexist, and so it was a poor judgment for me to post it without sufficient context or background information. Clearly the line could be - and was - interpreted only on the surface level of the content of the words and not the context of relating a meme of our culture to the topic at hand - e.g., the irony of considering the issue in our culture that has traditionally held very different views. My fault, and I sincerely apologize. When one is skirting the lines of an issue as important as sexism there is no room for one to be less than clear.

I leave you with a link to a scene from the television show "Mash" as an example, but will preface it with the warning "not to click" if you have concerns that you might find it offensive.

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