Do you remember in the 90’s and early 2000’s when there was a massive, bipartisan campaign every election cycle to encourage people to vote?
I voted in my state’s primary today. I went in at about 2 o’clock in the afternoon. The polls opened at 8. I was the 57th voter. 56 people had voted in 6 hours.
We need people to vote. An involved electorate is essential to the health of our democracy. Yet now we have law makers who are rolling back measures that had increased voter registration and turnout. We have law makers who are passing laws that make voting harder.
And those mainstream ads starring major political figures encouraging people to get out and vote despite their party loyalties have all but disappeared.
Please vote. If you’re not registered, get registered. Research what you need to do in your state (if you need an ID, etc.) I know it can seem at times that the system is unfair or broken, but the fact is that we have the power to change that because we can vote.
People have died for this right. Don’t waste it.
Below is the gold standard explanation to which he refers in the video:
Here’s why I think the gold standard is a bad idea: 1. By restricting money supply to the supply of gold, you risk shrinking the money supply just because of a shock leading to a disruption in supply from mining. This creates a lot of volatility in the money supply for no reason. 2. The gold standard limits a government’s ability to respond to changes in the market, which can (and has) led to unescapable deflationary spirals. 3. Far from inspiring investor confidence, its implementation would crush it:http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/gold-369936-standard-money.html
You wanna add another candidate? It’s like the Republican primary is like a season of American Idol in reverse, where every week, you just add another idiot. …First you guys wanted (Michele) Bachmann, then (Rick) Perry — now (Chris) Christie? You know what, Republican base? Meet me at camera three!
(To camera three.) Have you ever considered the possibility that maybe your candidates aren’t the problem — maybe it’s you? You’re hard to please or figure out! You’re unrealistic! I mean, you’re pro-life, yet — (rolls tape of GOP members applauding Texas’s death penalty) — what was that? You’re afraid of ‘death panels,’ yet for uninsured coma patients — (rolls tape of GOP members shouting ‘YEAH!!!’ when Ron Paul was asked if a patient without health insurance should be allowed to die) — that’s the crowd: ‘YEAH!!!’ You guys ‘support the troops’ — well except for Captain Creatine over here (rolls tape of gay U.S. Army soldier who asked GOP candidates if they’d repeal DADT — and was booed by GOP debate crowd).
It’s like the Republican base is at war with its own talking points: ‘I want someone who’s gonna cut taxes — and balance the budget! Someone who’s a skilled orator — that doesn’t talk all fancy! The child of poor immigrants — who will build a fence to keep them out of this country! Someone who’s strong enough for a man — but Ph-balanced for a woman!
…It’s like your ideal candidate is a rare, super-heavy element that can only exist in a particular particle accelerator. And even then, only for a fraction of a second. Before you all remember how much you hate science.
You guys need to take a long, hard look in the mirror, and not come away thinking ‘Hey, there’s something wrong with this mirror.’
I’m asking everyone to consider reblogging this, just to get the facts out there.
Initiative 26 is an outrageous Amendment that is being pushed in my home state of Mississippi that will redefine the meaning of “personhood.” This so-called “Personhood Amendment” will change the legal definiton of the word “person in Article 111 of the state constitution to include “every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof.”
Not only will this amendment criminalize abortion, but it could bring about radical and disastrous results, some of which may include the banning of certain birth control (including the morning-after pill), presenting problems for couples who wish to have in-vitro fertilization, as well eradicate abortion options for victims of rape and incest.
So please, I ask you to consider reblogging this in order to spread facts regarding Initiative 26 and opposition to it. Even if you aren’t a Mississippian, please help spread support.
This isn’t about pro-choice and pro-life—it’s about pro-women. So please, stand up next to your fellow sister, get the straight facts, and protect yourself by spreading the word and voting “no” on Initiative 26.
STEPHEN COLBERT, reacting to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R - KY) saying, of Obama’s jobs speech, that Republicans would “listen politely to what he has to say… but our view is that we have to go in an entirely different direction,” on The Colbert Report.
Let’s see how long they can keep the dickishness up.
“How can you deny the science of evolution? With my ‘science’ answer, you just saw me evolve into someone with no chance of winning the Republican nomination.”
— JON STEWART, on GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman’s “We can’t run from science” declaration, on The Daily Show