theonion:

Millions of citizens nationwide could be heard muttering “God, why are you so stupid?” to themselves after realizing they had looked to an elected official for some kind of solution.

That moment when The Onion becomes legitimate news.

theonion:

Millions of citizens nationwide could be heard muttering “God, why are you so stupid?” to themselves after realizing they had looked to an elected official for some kind of solution.

That moment when The Onion becomes legitimate news.

It’s official - we’ve found the missing link - A GAY REPUBLICAN! 
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 (via Former GOP spokesman comes out, pushes for marriage | Oklahoma City - OKC - KOCO.com)

He is gay. He’s a Republican. He wants to get married.

During his time as a spokesperson for the Republican Party and GOP candidates, James Richardson noted that “never once did I write that I am gay.”

That changed with the publication of a column by Richardson in Thursday’s Washington Post that openly proclaims his sexuality.

Despite being a member and former spokesman for a party that doesn’t support what he so badly desires — to marry his same sex partner — Richardson is committed to the GOP and committed to changing the party’s views on the issue.

While all six openly gay members of the U.S. House and one member of the Senate are Democrats, that could change in November as at least three gay Republicans are currently running.

"I’m advocating for change openly as a gay Republican," he said in an interview with CNN about why he decided to announce his sexuality. "It brings some personal heft when you are convincing people that what they are doing is going to hurt you."

He wants to work “from within” to change minds and the law about same sex marriage, he said.

"My partner and I are envious subscribers to the conventional, conservative family model. Yet together, as two men wishing to grow grey and ornery in matching rocking chairs, we are consigned to ‘cohabitation’ as a consequence of law. That’s unjust, and it’s uniquely painful," he wrote in the Post.

Richardson once worked for the more moderate Republican Jon Huntsman who has embraced same-sex marriage. But he also worked for candidates adamantly against same sex marriage, including former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s short-lived presidential exploratory campaign. Barbour has said he firmly believes that marriage is between a man and a woman.

"I strongly disagree" with Barbour, Richardson said, adding that he respects Barbour’s position. "It’s a matter of overlooking something for the broader picture."

Ken Mehlman, former adviser to President George W. Bush and former chair of the Republican National Committee, announced that he is gay in 2010 after he stepped out of the political spotlight and into the private sector.

It’s official - we’ve found the missing link - A GAY REPUBLICAN!
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(via Former GOP spokesman comes out, pushes for marriage | Oklahoma City - OKC - KOCO.com)

He is gay. He’s a Republican. He wants to get married.

During his time as a spokesperson for the Republican Party and GOP candidates, James Richardson noted that “never once did I write that I am gay.”

That changed with the publication of a column by Richardson in Thursday’s Washington Post that openly proclaims his sexuality.

Despite being a member and former spokesman for a party that doesn’t support what he so badly desires — to marry his same sex partner — Richardson is committed to the GOP and committed to changing the party’s views on the issue.

While all six openly gay members of the U.S. House and one member of the Senate are Democrats, that could change in November as at least three gay Republicans are currently running.

"I’m advocating for change openly as a gay Republican," he said in an interview with CNN about why he decided to announce his sexuality. "It brings some personal heft when you are convincing people that what they are doing is going to hurt you."

He wants to work “from within” to change minds and the law about same sex marriage, he said.

"My partner and I are envious subscribers to the conventional, conservative family model. Yet together, as two men wishing to grow grey and ornery in matching rocking chairs, we are consigned to ‘cohabitation’ as a consequence of law. That’s unjust, and it’s uniquely painful," he wrote in the Post.

Richardson once worked for the more moderate Republican Jon Huntsman who has embraced same-sex marriage. But he also worked for candidates adamantly against same sex marriage, including former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s short-lived presidential exploratory campaign. Barbour has said he firmly believes that marriage is between a man and a woman.

"I strongly disagree" with Barbour, Richardson said, adding that he respects Barbour’s position. "It’s a matter of overlooking something for the broader picture."

Ken Mehlman, former adviser to President George W. Bush and former chair of the Republican National Committee, announced that he is gay in 2010 after he stepped out of the political spotlight and into the private sector.

Elected Politicians, we are told, represent us. But this is nonsense, as any sane person can see. Where is the politician that represents you? Where is the politician that consults you and acts as you wish him to? Where is the politician that you can fire, or refuse to pay, if he does not render satisfactory service? Representation in the present system is a sham; it is nothing more than a front for political power.

Sy Leon, None of the Above: Why Non-Voters Are America’s Political Majority (via anarchei)

"It's still voting."

  • KOKH Fox 25: Like the person in office? Vote for them! Don't like them? Vote for someone else. Either way, vote tomorrow!
  • Me: Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil.
  • KOKH Fox 25: It's also still voting. A right that Americans have :)
  • Me: Not voting is also a right. You can't turn a blind eye to the evil of politics in favor of participation. "Just vote" is ridiculous.

Perspective

I suppose it seemed obvious, when I look back and remember that I voted for Ralph Nader in 2008 and 2012, that I was eventually become an anarchist.  

I mean, I had already given up, for the most part, on government by that point, apparently.

I saw a woman on TV the other day talking about ‘our economy is in a recession, we owe China $11,000,000,000,000’. And I’m like ‘we?’.
I don’t owe China anything.
YOU owe China $11,000,000,000,000.

WE owe Sprint $90. You must’ve roaming or something.

Michael Che

A great visual of how most people feel when arguing over politics.
However, when us Anarchists see people doing this, we’re more like:

… cuz we know better, therefore we do better.

A great visual of how most people feel when arguing over politics.

However, when us Anarchists see people doing this, we’re more like:

… cuz we know better, therefore we do better.

exenecervenka:

Average politician. 

Any politician, yet people vote for them anyway.  ”Well, someone’s going to get in anyway.”  Yes well, voting for the lesser of to evils is still voting for evil.  And every single time they end up disappointed, disgruntled, and feigns “hope” for the next election.  Why people purposely subject themselves to a ruler, while simultaneously yelling for freedom is the visual aid for insanity.

exenecervenka:

Average politician. 

Any politician, yet people vote for them anyway.  ”Well, someone’s going to get in anyway.”  Yes well, voting for the lesser of to evils is still voting for evil.  And every single time they end up disappointed, disgruntled, and feigns “hope” for the next election.  Why people purposely subject themselves to a ruler, while simultaneously yelling for freedom is the visual aid for insanity.

Government is force, and politics is the process of deciding who gets to use it on whom. This is not the best way to solve problems.

Richard Grant (via thinksquad)

Feds to parents: No lunches from home without doctor’s note, school lunch only | REALfarmacy.com | Healthy News and Information

More behind the link…

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A Richmond, Virginia mother received the following note, telling her not to pack a lunch for her pre-school age child.

Dear Parents,

I have received word from Federal Programs Preschool pertaining to lunches from home. Parents are to be informed that students can only bring lunches from home if there is a medical condition requiring a specific diet, along with a physicians note to that regard.

I am sorry for any inconvenience. If you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact Stephanie [redacted] the Health Coordinator for Federal Programs Preschool at [redacted].

Thanks,
Ms. [redacted]

Really?