workingamerica:

Editorial cartoon by Boston Globe’s Dan Wasserman

republicanidiots:

Reading? Hard.

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Grammar? Hard.

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Thinking? Hard.

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truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

breakingnews:

DOT: Washington bridge could be out for months

Skagit Valley HeraldIt may be months before a replacement bridge can be built across the Skagit River in Washington, the state Department of Transportation spokeswoman said today.

The bridge collapsed Thursday, sending two vehicles into the river. All three occupants suffered minor injuries.

A truck marked as an oversized load struck several trusses on the I-5 bridge near Mount Vernon, Wash., before it collapsed Thursday, a Washington State Patrol trooper said. 

So far, the State Patrol does not know if the man was speeding. His name is not being released because he has not been charged with a crime. The incident remains under investigation, Francis said.

“He gave a voluntary blood draw, and it appears he will be released after he is done with his statements and interviews,” Francis said at about 1 a.m. Friday.

The bridge was rated in 2000 and 2010 as functionally obsolete, or  outdated, state Department of Transportation spokeswoman Kris Olsen said.

Photo: The Skagit River Bridge on Interstate 5 between Burlington and Mount Vernon, Wash., collapsed Thursday just after 7 p.m. PT. (Colette Weeks / Skagit Valley Herald)

“Functionally obsolete”.  Kinda like the Republicans in Congress…except without the functional part.

(Source: firstbook)

liberalsarecool:

We are a consumer society, not a outsourced, tax haven society.

liberalsarecool:

We are a consumer society, not a outsourced, tax haven society.

"The idea that Barack Obama — whom Republicans regularly accuse of being a foreign-born anti-American socialist communist marxist who is slowly carrying out a plan to destroy America — is the one “demonizing” his opponents is pretty laughable."
"I think the big mistake in schools is trying to teach children anything, and by using fear as the basic motivation. Fear of getting failing grades, fear of not staying with your class, etc. Interest can produce learning on a scale compared to fear as a nuclear explosion to a firecracker."
— Stanley Kubrick (via nezua)

(Source: quotes-shape-us)

liberalsarecool:

Money talks, bullshitters like Perry walk.

nitanahkohe:

around this time last year people finally started taking notice of the food-related issues in the upper northern reaches of Canada; consider this your reminder that even since then, juice is still $26 in Pangnirtung, Nunavut, and that the predominately indigenous communities in Canada’s North are forced to pay extraordinarily exorbitant prices for basic groceries due to structural inequity and the contemporary effects of ongoing settler occupation.

think-progress:

FACT: Rapists cause rape. via Being Liberal

think-progress:

FACT: Rapists cause rape. via Being Liberal

recall-all-republicans:

Republicans are world-class liars.

(Source: livealifethatscompletelyfree)

"The idea that Barack Obama — whom Republicans regularly accuse of being a foreign-born anti-American socialist communist marxist who is slowly carrying out a plan to destroy America — is the one “demonizing” his opponents is pretty laughable."