“You’d think the US government had bigger priorities than treating honors students like criminals, yet here we are”
“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubt, while the stupid people are full of confidence.”
— Charles Bukowski
Bertrand Russell said it first, and better. (“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wise people so full of doubts.”)
Also… fuck John McCain.
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This is Todd Kincannon, ex-executive director of the South Carolina GOP and founder of the conservative Twitter mob, TGDN. I’m just leaving thishere for you in case you want to do anything with it like share it everywhere possible and make sure to mention his ties to the GOP.
Todd, you’re going straight to whiteboy hell.
Many years ago I said something to someone without even relaizing that it may have been hurtful. Last year, I was in a similar situation (as that person had been) and someone said basically the same thing back to me. And it got me thinking that life is indeed like a circle. The things you do often have a way of coming right around and it’s great when you can learn a lesson out of those situations.
Being very positively influenced by Native American traditions, I thought I’d share this little quote as well:
Everything the power of the world does is done in a circle.
The sky is round and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball
and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls.
Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.
The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle. The moon
does the same and both are round. Even the seasons form a great
circle in their changing and always come back again to where they were.
aw shit get it wednesday
show em’ how it’s done.
craaay! this is frickin awesooome!!
So here it goes: President Obama needs to go into the next debate with a simple theme - one which happens to have the benefit of being true. There is the Mitt Romney you see in public, and then there’s the Mitt Romney behind closed doors.
Public Mitt Romney loves all of humanity like it’s a baby cuddled close to his breast for protection. Private Mitt Romney thinks 47 per cent of us are moochers who are not worthy of his attention because we don’t support his candidacy, as we’re somehow not bedazzled by his heartlessness towards children of undocumented workers, attacks on women’s rights and serial abuse of hair product.
Public Mitt just hates offshoring. Behind-closed-doors Mitt used to attend secretive meetings while at Bain where he invested in a company that pioneered new methods for taking American jobs to China. Public Mitt just loves, (loves I tell you!), Medicare. The more private Mitt is meeting with his vice-presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, to figure out how to voucherise it.
Finally, you have public Mitt chastising President Obama for not being more “transparent”. Yet, Private Mitt thinks he should have the right to only share one year of his tax returns with those who would make the most powerful person in the land -breaking a tradition his father started and all modern presidential candidates have adhered to (although, in his defence, it may be because he got tax amnesty for 2009 and earlier, for using UBS accounts to avoid paying taxes for years - and that could make him look like a rich brat who lacks respect for the laws of the US, or something).