ronstormer:

This gentleman breaks down the “Rape exception” clause that Mitt Romney is pushing as part of the GOP platform. It is very important that you take the time to listen to what he is saying, and how it would work.

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dearcoquette:

Why so against Proposition 37? Is it really such stupid hippie shit to want to know what’s in your food? Monsanto, Pepsico and other huge agribusiness interests have spent millions trying to convince voters that it is. It surprised me that someone as seemingly intelligent, liberal and politically well-informed as yourself would agree with them, implicitly disagreeing with the law professor (Stanford, UC Berkeley) who wrote the bill. There’s not really any reasonable argument against letting people know what it is they’re eating.

Also, other states can go ahead and make fun of California all they damn well please, if it makes them feel just a little bit better about the fact that they’re not California. This progressive hippie shit is what makes our state great. (Then again, I guess you do live in LA, and you’re probably a transplant. Fuck the Dodgers, by the way.)


Yeah, yeah. Fuck Monsanto and fuck the Dodgers, but also fuck you and your passive-aggressive use of the word “seemingly.” I call bullshit when I see it, and Prop 37 is stupid hippie bullshit.

Show me some good science that says a particular strain of genetically modified food has more allergenic or carcinogenic properties than its unmodified counterpart, and I’ll tell you to slap a label on products that use that particular strain. Is that what Prop 37 hopes to achieve? Fuck no. It’s not really about food safety. It’s about a political agenda.

Lumping all genetically modified foods into the same pile and slapping a warning sticker on them like they’re fucking cigarettes is just a ham-fisting scare tactic. It doesn’t provide hard data to help you think. It provides a soft label to help you feel. It’s a left-wing version of how the assholes at Fox News use the word “socialist,” and it’s total bullshit.

All that being said, I don’t care whether Prop 37 passes. It’s stupid, but who gives a fuck? The only proposition that really matters is Prop 34, so whatever else you do tomorrow, vote yes to end the death penalty.

Yet again, Coke Talk hits the nail on the head. There’s no legitimate reason for labeling GMO foods any differently just like there’s no legitimate reason for labeling foreign cars any differently. They all pass the same safety tests. If you don’t think the safety tests are rigid enough or complete then your issue isn’t with the GMO foods, it’s with all foods and you better start clearing out your front lawn to grow your own supply.

edit: Yes I know that’s kind of a weak analogy but I’m tired and I’ve got a headache. Probably from all the tasty GMO foods I’ve been eating unknowingly.

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introversionofateenagepoet:

libels:

koolthing:

i’m speechless.

I have to reblog this.

How are these people allowed to be in politics? I am all for free speech, but it should be free speech unless you are cunt.

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wordishness:

RIP, Alex Karras.

Mongo was only pawn in game of life.

wordishness:

RIP, Alex Karras.

Mongo was only pawn in game of life.

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A study published last year by scholars from Harvard Business School and Duke University asked Americans which country they would rather live in — one with America’s wealth distribution or one with Sweden’s. But they weren’t labeled Sweden and America. It turned out that more than 90 percent of Americans preferred to live in a country with the Swedish distribution. Perhaps nothing gets done because, in polls, Americans hugely underestimate the level of inequality here. Not only do we aspire to live in Sweden, but we think we already do.

Why Let the Rich Hoard All the Toys? (via azspot)

This this this this this this this!!!

(via ayse)

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ronstormer:

Apparently JK Rowling’s new book knocked 50 Shades of Grey off of the bestseller list - 

Am I the only person that thinks that the art in literature is absolutely fucking dead? 

It’s either “The person who wrote Harry Potter” or “This was actually Twilight fan fiction”. 

Since when is the art in literature found on the bestseller list?

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wordishness:

LePetomaine 2016!

It’s good to be the king.

wordishness:

LePetomaine 2016!

It’s good to be the king.

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fistfulofbeard:

In The Casket from Fistful of Beard’s new album “Until We Know Better” available October 5th, 2012.

Check it out!

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steadyblogging:

Via “Where Are the 47% of Americans Who Pay No Income Taxes? - David A. Graham - The Atlantic”:

Mitt Romney says citizens who don’t pay income tax will never vote for him. But nine of the top 10 states with the highest number of nonpayers are red states.

steadyblogging:

Via “Where Are the 47% of Americans Who Pay No Income Taxes? - David A. Graham - The Atlantic”:

Mitt Romney says citizens who don’t pay income tax will never vote for him. But nine of the top 10 states with the highest number of nonpayers are red states.

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