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Pangaea: The 300 million year old supercontinent visualized with current political borders.


Ten Years Later: The Seven Nation Army of George W. Bush

Ten years ago, we were facing another election. It was being aggressively prosecuted by another cohort of utterly loathsome Conservative criminals and lunatics who were hotly, wildly cheered by the same army of fact-impervious Pig People who will flood the polls again this November to try and complete the act of slow-motion sedition-by-sabotage they began the day Barack Obama first took the oath of office, and that they have been fanatically pursuing every day since,

If you're a Liberal, you remember waking up that awful day in November to find that, yes, 60 million of your fellow citizens really were fucking stupid enough to give the Bush Regime four more year to finish the job of wrecking this country on behalf of their corporate benefactors.

And if you're a Liberal, you are girding yourself for the possibility of once again waking up to find that, yes, about half this country has continued to exist in a persistent political vegetative state utterly unmoved or unaware of any of the events of the past 10 years because IRS! Benghazi !DeathPanels! Ebola! Deficits! and so forth.

They are angry, paranoid and often racist houseplants, and continuing to pretend they are somehow competent citizens with whom we can have a civil debate over anything is a habit of mind which outlived its usefulness long ago.


The rest (xlnt - archival work) is here:

Black Teen Pepper-Sprayed By Cops After Entering His White Foster Parents’ Home



Eighteen-year-old DeShawn Currie was walking into his foster parents’ unlocked side door after school Monday afternoon, when a neighbor called 911 to report what they perceived to be a burglary on the residential block in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. When cops arrived, they walked inside the house and ordered Currie to put his hands up, as Currie, confused, questioned what he had done wrong. Cops responded by pointing to a picture on the wall that showed several white children together, implying that Currie, black, did not belong.

By the time Currie’s foster mother Stacy Tyler came home, EMTs were treating Currie in the driveway for having been pepper sprayed in the face by the officers, WTVD reports. Police said in a statement they pepper-sprayed Currie because he would not follow orders.

Stacy and Ricky Tyler had been fostering Currie for about a year, and have done all they can to show Currie that he is just as much a member of their family as the other three children.

“Everything that we’ve worked so hard for in the past years was stripped away yesterday in just a matter of moments,” Ricky Tyler told WTVD. Currie said he wasn’t sure if he would be able to move past the incident.


"The GOP Closet" By Clay Bennett


Ghetto Poet

What is freedom now in America.
Blacks cant escape while Africans work at 7/11,
Mexicans can enter but can mow our lawns,
and yet white people still here committing most crimes,
but doing less time.
How do upset the status quo?
By saying no more no more no mo!
Fuck your flow who has the normal joe working overtime;
not saving a dime.

When all is said and done the people who read
who struggle will beget none.
They will do unto others and follow the golden path
not yet avoiding man's wrath,
upset maybe at the what they have been dealt
sporting bruises and welts
from times past and turbulent.
Nothing seems permanent;
I want to believe that all can be said an done
in the universe that is all and One,
But Fragmentation
has me thinkin
that life is futile and vacant
and lo and behold
I am told that nothing if foretold
but that doesnt stop me from
contemplating hypocrisy
and in this time
i delivered a shitty rhyme.


"Hi Mr. Officers."....."Blam Blam Blam Blam & Blam"


"I don't need a semi-automatic rifle to shoot a duck. Maybe you do"

Rep. Nolan, Mills spar over guns, taxes, health care
It’s the only scheduled debate in 8th District race, Minnesota’s hottest.


On guns, Mills touted his “A” rating by the National Rifle Association and said Nolan’s positions on restricting semi-automatic weapons and limiting magazine capacities were not in line with the district’s values.

“We need to enforce the laws we currently have rather than making up new ones,” Mills said.

Said Nolan to Mills: “I don’t need a semi-automatic rifle to shoot a duck. Maybe you do. Maybe you should spend more time on your shooting range.”


Flashback Quote of the Day

Flashback Quote of the Day

"I cannot predict precisely what the rate would be at the end of one year. I can tell you that over a period of four years, by a virtue of the polices that we put in place, we get the unemployment rate down to 6 percent, perhaps a little lower."

-- Mitt Romney, quoted by MSNBC in May 2012, noting the unemployment rate is already down to 5.9% without Romney's policies.


Man practicing open carry law robbed of gun - he was openly carrying

Man practicing open carry law robbed of gun
Gresham man robbed of gun he was openly carrying

GRESHAM, Ore. (KOIN 6) — A man practicing his open carry right was robbed of the gun he was openly carrying.

William Coleman III was robbed of his Walter- brand P22 just after 2:00 a.m. October 4 in Gresham by a young man who asked him for it — and flashed his own weapon as persuasion.

Coleman, 21, was talking to his cousin in the 17200 block of NE Glisan St., after purchasing the handgun earlier that day, when a young man asked him for a cigarette, police said.

The man then asked about the gun, pulled a gun from his own waistband and said “”I like your gun. Give it to me.”



GOP Hopefuls: "We don't have to agree with decision-As long as we're not against it we should be ok"

Simon Maloy @SimonMaloy
well here's your quote for the day http://time.com/3475808/supreme-court-gay-marriage-2016-republican/
6:18 AM - 7 Oct 2014

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