I Was Born Free

"We're all one thing, Lieutenant. That's what I've come to realize. Like cells in a body. 'Cept we can't see the body. The way fish can't see the ocean. And so we envy each other. Hurt each other. Hate each other. How silly is that? A heart cell hating a lung cell." - Cassie from THE THREE
Posts tagged "Politics"


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Goddamn America.

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Code Pink protesting at the RNC

Antiwar activists Code Pink march in Tampa to protest what they claim as the Republican Party’s “War on Women.”

Photographs from the Code Pink account on Twitter.

Are you participating in protests in Tampa? Send tips and photographs to jayel@aheram.com.

I love Code Pink sfm

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Over the weekend, Christie was ABC News’ guest at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner and found himself the butt of several of comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s jokes.

“Gov. Christie, I think you might be misunderstanding New Jersey’s slogan. It’s not the Olive Garden state,” Kimmel said.

At the press conference following meeting with students, Christie noted that he had ABC’s “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara next to him during the dinner.

“Luckily, for me, I had Sofia Vergara next to me to console me,” Christie told reporters. “And when you have her next to you to console you, let me tell you don’t care what Jimmy Kimmel says…The fact of the matter is when you’re overweight there are those who are going to make awful comments about you and people who are going to make jokes about you. And you’ve got to live with it.”

“What Jimmy Kimmel said to me is moderate compared to what people call me on Twitter daily,” he said.

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie - ABC News (via brooklynmutt)

Going forward, could we please just focus on how Chris Christie is a bully and a horrible person? I do not want to be put in the position of feeling bad for Chris Christie again. Thanks.

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“Let’s see what things are like in 2014. I would love to do it.” - Alec Baldwin

This is going to be my least favorite thing.

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During an appearance on CNN Wednesday night, Democratic commentator Hilary Rosen questioned whether Ann Romney was qualified to be talking about women’s economic issues since she’s “never worked a day in her life.” The Romney campaign responded quickly with a series of tweets attacking the Obama campaign and Democrats for not respecting Ann Romney’s decision to be a stay-at-home mother. 

Again, WaPo’s Storify of the key tweets following these comments. 

And here’s Rosen’s response to the backlash this morning (spoiler: she’s not backtracking).

Our take: Rosen, who you might remember as the longtime mouthpiece of the RIAA (during the Napster era, no less!), is in the wrong here, and her comments just make Obama look bad. Which is why Obama’s aides were quick to back away from her comments.

I could not be less offended by this.

It [Chicago] is the greatest city in the greatest country. It is the most American of American cities. We have everything that New York has — except for one thing we got that they don’t: really nice people.

Rahm Emanuel (Chicago Sun-Times)

Fuck you Rahm I’m nice as shit.

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This commentary is honestly what matters most in all the hype around KONY 2012. If you’re going to seriously try to understand this, this is where you need to be looking.

That “road to hell is paved with good intentions” saying seems pretty true lately.


Inside the president’s home theater

Read: CNET

Astoundingly perfect sentence from this article:

Movies reportedly shown here have included “High Noon” (a favorite of Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton); “All the President’s Men” (Jimmy Carter having fun at his predecessor’s expense); and “Austin Powers” (George W. Bush).


Candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. We know, this is not exactly on our theme of publishing, etc. but we couldn’t resist. Quote:

“You built a factory out there? Good for you,” she says. “But I want to be clear: you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did.”

She continues: “Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea? God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.”



WALTER MOSLEY: Well, look, it matters if we don’t take action. It matters, if we don’t push to make—the electorate, push to make the changes in America that we feel are necessary for us, the positive changes that we feel are necessary for us. If we don’t do that, yes, it matters. Obama will be better than them. But if we’re willing to roll up our sleeves and do the work, whoever’s in there is going to have to do what we say. So it doesn’t matter, you know. So there’s a difference, you know, because people always say, “Well, you know, you have to worry about the Supreme Court, and you have to worry about” — you know, yeah, because you’re not doing anything. But if we’re doing stuff, none of that stuff matters, because we will be making the differences. We will be making the differences in the country. And we’re not doing that now. So we don’t live in a democracy. We live in an oligarchy. We’re ruled by corporations and the very rich. And so, you know, OK, you elect Obama, but, you know, he can’t get around those corporations and the very rich. You elect a Republican, well, you know, they like the corporations and the very rich. But it’s the same general direction. So, yes, it would make a difference, if we don’t do anything. And if we do stuff, hey, listen, it’s our country.

Read or listen to the rest of the interview here.

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Rebuttal of the Day: At a taping of her show set to air tomorrow, Ellen DeGeneres called out conservative group One Million Moms (actual membership: 40,000) for calling on JCPenney to dump her as their spokesperson or risk losing customers “with traditional values.”

“I usually don’t talk about stuff like this on my show, but I really want to thank everyone who is supporting me,” Ellen told her audience. “Here are the values I stand for. I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you’d want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. That’s what I stand for.”

She then concluded, in signature Ellen fashion: “I also believe in dance.”

Watch the video here.


YES! Victory is ours! Now Ellen is free to make unnecessary millions peddling sweatshop clothes!!


This is really awful. Politifact, which is supposed to police false claims in politics, has announced its Lie of the Year — and it’s a statement that happens to be true, the claim that Republicans have voted to end Medicare.

Steve Benen in the link above explains it, but let me just repeat the basics. Republicans voted to replace Medicare with a voucher system to buy private insurance — and not just that, a voucher system in which the value of the vouchers would systematically lag the cost of health care, so that there was no guarantee that seniors would even be able to afford private insurance.

The new scheme would still be called “Medicare”, but it would bear little resemblance to the current system, which guarantees essential care to all seniors.

Maybe nobody else lied this year?


A protester handed President Barack Obama a note while shaking hands along a rope line in New Hampshire today.  Photographer Charlie Dharapak smartly zoomed in so you can read the note for yourself. 

I truly hate reblogging shit that’s been reblogged a million times already, but this is just about the best thing I’ve ever seen.

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