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ragingprogressive:

Make up your mind republicans! Oh wait, they can’t do that. Hypocrisy is their claim to fame.

One of the most important things the leader must do, is to demand allegiance in the face of deliberate contradiction. Those who resist are not loyal, and must be drummed out.

Those who hold membership higher than logic, consistency, or even results, will remain true to the group in the face of atrocity.

so you’ve all probably seen this picture

wondering-if-we-still-belong:

4bbie:

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well, i don’t know the girl in the “don’t support fag marriages” picture, but i did come across this:

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and i feel really bad that she’s getting so much hate for a simple misunderstanding. i’m not tumblr famous or anything, so this probably won’t go too well, but i’m trying to get the word out because i feel bad for this girl. thanks

Signal boost the fuck out of this, someone who didn’t do anything wrong doesn’t deserve hate. 

Race matters. Race matters in part because of the long history of racial minorities’ being denied access to the political process.

Race matters to a young man’s view of society when he spends his teenage years watching others tense up as he passes, no matter what neighborhood he grew up. Race matters to a young woman’s sense of self when she states her hometown, and then is pressed, ‘No, where are you really from?’

The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination.
Sonia Sotomayor, on why pretending that America is a colorblind, post-racial society does not make it so (via odinsblog)

Georgia’s new gun laws

Georgia just further relaxed its gun laws, paving the way to carry firearms in all kinds of places that no reasonably same person would want them to be.

College campuses, churches, bars, even airports.

Fail your first hijacking attempt? Now it’s not illegal to keep on trying!

Thanks to Georgia’s new law, if you attempt to sneak a gun through security (or are such a blatantly irresponsible and dangerous gun owner that you “forgot” it was on you) in the WORLD’S BUSIEST AIRPORT, you can no longer be arrested for it.

At least that’s the law’s intent. I guess we’ll see how it plays out when federal TSA agents find their next gun. I don’t know why, but I have a feeling race and ethnicity might play into the response just a bit.

Combined with the state’s “stand your ground” law, it’s not an exaggeration to say we now have the Pro-Stalker Act of 2014.

College campuses are now no longer the moderately safe places for students with obsessive stalkers to go. At least before this, despite the high rates of assaults against college-age women, a potential attacker could at least be arrested for carrying a gun to her school.

Now? Now, if he’s nervous that she’ll harm him in her defense (and he’s white), he can legally shoot her. Thanks, NRA.

Have you ever been threatened with violence by a random drunk in a bar? Usually they can be restrained until their friends or bouncers calm them down. After all, they’re drunk.

But hey! In the fun new Georgia of today, he’ll probably just kill you. Oh well, can I finish your beer?

Good thing that churchgoers aren’t like that. Passions never flare over religion. And people never seek out a church member on Sunday morning over jealousy or revenge.

Except that they do. Often. It’s no wonder that churchgoers overwhelmingly opposed this bill.

It’s no wonder that most Georgians opposed it, too. What’s hard to fathom is why Georgia legislators thought it was even necessary, much less a good idea.

Texas lawmaker defends 19 inmate deaths: Texans ‘don’t want air-conditioned prisons’ | video

holygoddamnshitballs:

Lawmakers in Texas on Tuesday defended the lack of air-conditioning in state prisons after a report linked 19 inmate deaths to extreme heat.

study released by the University of Texas Law School’s Human Rights Clinic warned that the state was violating the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, and the human rights of inmates by refusing to put air-conditioning in prisons.

Data collected from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) showed the temperatures inside facilities like Hutchins State Jail could reach as high as 105 degrees in summer months.

heterophobicgoat:

stupidandreckless:

NOOOO NO NO NONO FUCK FUCK  FUCKIG CBS IS TELLING WOMEN NOT TO REPORT SEXUAL HARASSMENT BECAUSE IT WILL “DAMAGE THEIR CAREERS” and “HARASSMENT IS AN UNFORTUNATE PART OF CLIMBING THE LADDER” I AM SO ANGRY THEY ARE LITERALLY TURNING SEXUAL HARASSMENT INTO A NORM THIS IS NOT OKAY

This is an actual article and I’m still having a hard time believing it’s real.

You should anonymously hire someone to take the harasser out, instead. Or blackmail them, if you report it you can’t blackmail them.

Seriously, though, most women I know don’t report (or haven’t reported) for the article’s reasons. And that enables assholes.

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