While admitting they “absolutely hate” the fact they have this knowledge, the nation’s 300 million citizens told reporters they can pinpoint down to the hour when the first candlelight vigil will be held, roughly how many people will attend, how many times the county sheriff will address the media in the coming weeks, and when the town-wide memorial service will be held.
“It’s easy to declare a pox on both houses and say that voting doesn’t matter and both parties are equally corrupt. It’s harder when the evidence to the contrary is so obvious.
As long as these people (Republicans) are willing to spend billions of dollars stealing elections and can get away with doing so under cover of total darkness, they don’t really care how many people march in the streets. The little people mean nothing to them. And even if worst comes to worst, it still won’t matter to them. After all, it’s not as if the villains will be anywhere in the remote vicinity of the revolution even if it were to ever come, which it won’t. They’ll already be safely in the arms of Dubai, Nassau, or any other welcoming city whose country has low taxes and little will to extradite. Armed revolutions usually accomplish little except the slaughter of the innocent.
The alternative, of course, is to vote and fight like hell within the confines of the democratic system. Even if the choices aren’t necessarily between good and evil, non-participation in the process is inexcusable when it’s so abundantly clear which side is the far greater evil.”
Really awful to hear about this and even more awful to hear Romney laugh and call it a “prank”. Pinning a kid down who you think is gay and cutting his hair off is not a PRANK it’s fucking BULLYING, HARASSMENT, and HOMOPHOBIA.
Fuck Romney. Fuck the whole GOP, really.
Yea, agreed, this shit is fucking ridiculous. The extent of homophobic shit that shows is terrifying seeing as this guy is running for president. As in is running for the leadership of the entire United States. Kiss the efforts to stop bigotry and suicide out the window, it’s all just pranks guys, pack it up and go home.
It happens when people look past their ultimately minor differences to see themselves in the hopes and struggles of their fellow human beings. That’s where change is happening.
And that’s not just the story of the gay rights movement. That’s the story of America—the slow, inexorable march towards a more perfect union.
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Today I saw 60 miles of tropical jungle sitting in the doorway of an old freight car, rode an elephant into a lake and got a drenched by his trunk, gave him a bath, met a Bollywood film producer from Bombay and made plans to meet up in Egypt in two years, hitchhiked without getting kidnapped, saw the whole city from the top of a mountain, watched the fog set over the hills below sky lightening and made it home by dinner. I never want to leave.
Whenever I introduce myself as American, people either respond with “Apologies” or “Obama! Greatest American president since JFK! I hope he wins again it isn’t his fault he got saddled with all of Bush’s mistakes.”
At least people in the rest of the world get it. I’m not sure that the Republican party understands the devastating effect that the election of one of the current candidates will have on America’s
already rapidly decreasingstanding in the eyes of the international system.