When the media took George Plimpton’s April Fools’ Day joke seriously.
Sidd Finch. I remember reading this the week it came out. Great story.
‘Home Depot™ presents The Police!®’ I said, flashing my badge and my gun and a small picture of Ron Paul. ‘Nobody move unless you want to!’ They didn’t. — Humor from the Libertarian Police Department: http://nyr.kr/1hslkaH (via newyorker)
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Contemporary American conservatism is anti-intellectual, authoritarian, racist, white supremacist, cult-like, and hostile to empirical reality. Its media elites and political figures have carefully cultivated such values and beliefs for their own immediate and long-term political gains. As has been suggested elsewhere, the Republican Party and its white herrenvolk Tea Party base are useful idiots, a rich people’s poor people’s movement that advances the interests of the former over the latter. Because conservatism and racism are the same thing in post civil rights America, the Republican Party is a de facto white identity organization, one that is dedicated to maintaining White Power and White Privilege. — White Privilege, Republicans, and the ‘Just World’ Fallacy (via kateoplis)
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Foggy March morning.
I don’t even think you want America to win wars, you just want America to have wars, never ending wars and the war profiteering it generates. You love that kind of spending, you love spending on faith based initiatives and abstinence based sex education (George Carlin would have loved that one), you love spending on subsidies for profitable oil corporations, you spend like drunken sailors when you are in the White House, but if it is a Democrat then suddenly you cheer when America doesn’t get the Olympics because it might make the black President look bad. But oooh you love your country, you say, and you want it back. Well listen here skippy, it isn’t your country, you don’t own it, it is our country, and America is NOT the religiously extremist Foxbots who hate science, elitist professors and having a vibrant and meaningful sex life with someone we love if Rick Santorum doesn’t approve of it. Rick Santorum isn’t running for America’s fucking high school dance chaperone, he should probably just shut the hell up about sex, but he can’t because he has nothing else to run on. — An open letter to the people who hate Obama more than they love America (via azspot)
It bothers you a lot? A LOT? Like, say, car alarms or Sherlock spoilers or income disparity? Sixteen-thousand of you are bothered a lot by this topic, and sirs (and let’s face it, they’re all sirs) I am bothered by your bother. A lot.
Show her you love her by taking five seconds out of your life.