No more Texas governors for president

“Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention.” - Molly Ivins
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I’m beginning to realize that autoerotic asphyxiation isn’t really the right metaphor for the sequester. Because Congress did rig it up, and if they had pulled off the compromise, I guess it would’ve felt amazing for them. But as usual, they did it wrong, and yet somehow we’re the ones blacking out… while they’re still jerking off.

JON STEWART, The Daily Show (via inothernews)

That’s actually a very apt metaphor.

There is no one who doesn’t have health care in America. No one.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant gets it completely wrong. (via think-progress)

MS continuing to make Texas look, well, ok - in this case, it’s a draw.

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tpmmedia:

Misleading Romney Auto Ad Backfires With Media

Mitt Romney’s final attempt to swing Ohio polls in his direction is a bit too much for a number of political reporters, and is now facing an aggressive response from the Obama campaign.

In news articles, tweets, and other media, members of the national press, usually reluctant to criticize campaigns directly, have taken Romney to task for running a misleading TV ad creating the false impression that Jeep will ship jobs to China because of President Obama’s auto rescue.

quickhits:

Obama to Romney: “Every time you’ve offered an opinion, you’ve been wrong.” http://wapo.st/RYvQKE

POTUS schooling.

You go to the hospital, you get treated, you get care, and it’s paid for, either by charity, the government or by the hospital. We don’t have people that become ill, who die in their apartment because they don’t have insurance.

Mitt Romney, getting everything wrong on health care. (via think-progress)

OH FOR FUCK’S SAKE, MITTENS!!!!!! YOU FUCKING MORON!!!!

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think-progress:

His campaign admits he got the basic facts wrong on clean energy.

Romney v. Romney again.

theatlantic:

Tainted: Why Gay Men Still Can’t Donate Blood

Many countries including the United Kingdom and Brazil have a one-year deferral period, allowing MSMs to donate blood if they have not had intercourse with a new partner within that time. The United States lags behind other countries that have moved away from questions concerning sexual orientation or MSM contact during the donor screening process. Dr. Busch explains that South Africa and Italy base eligibility on the number of sexual partners in the period before donation. According to Dr. Custer, the Australian equivalent of the FDA is contemplating reducing the one-year deferral criterion for MSM individuals to six months due to technological advancements that have narrowed “the window” of detection.

The fact that the U.S. upholds a lifetime ban on MSM donation while Australian policy allows MSM individuals to donate a year or less after contact reveals a glaring discrepancy. Both ethics and science point to a flaw in FDA policy. That I could have had sex with 365 partners this year and be a perfectly fine candidate for donating blood, while the MSM next to me wouldn’t qualify, betrays a faulty line of logic.

Read more. [Image: Shayna Brennan/AP]

gnomeseason:

Just some basic conduct suggestions for Ms. Foyt. ;) 

(via thisiswhiteprivilege)

That’s the argument that [Dick] Armey made. That’s the argument that [Newt] Gingrich made. That’s the argument that [Tom] Delay made. That’s the argument that every one of their people made. Every one of them. To a person. Unanimously.

They were dead flat wrong.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer accusing the Republicans of making the same arguments they used in the 1990s to oppose former President Clinton’s tax hikes for the wealthy after President Obama announced his own proposal to allow the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy to expire. 

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theatlantic:

The Only Advanced Country Without a National Vacation Policy? It’s the U.S.

There’s no wrong way to celebrate American exceptionalism, but this might not be the best candidate for cheering this July 4th Week: The United States is practically the only developed country in the world that doesn’t require companies to give their workers time off. In Germany, workers are guaranteed a month. In the UK, they’re guaranteed more than five weeks of paid vacation. In the U.S., unique in its class, there is no such guarantee.

Read more. [Image: Rebecca Ray, John Schmitt/ETUI]

demnewswire:

Ohio Residents React to Mitt Romney’s Bus Tour

Mitt Romney’s bus tour is coming to Newark, Ohio. 

In this video, Ohio residents share why Romney’s plans and visions are wrong for the middle-class and why they support President Obama’s vision to move forward and create an economy built to last.

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think-progress:

The last time North Carolina amended their constitution on marriage, it was to ban interracial marriage. 

Mitt Romney: Extreme on Women’s Issues

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