rampagey:

amydentata:

robot-heart-politics:

GOP Politician Tweets That Transgender People Should Go To Concentration Camps

Todd Kincannon later conceded that, if concentration camps aren’t going to work, “mental institutions will do just fine”


Trust me, there’s more than just trans people he wants to see in camps, but this is what will give him the least backlash.

PASS THIS ON LIKE A JOINT AT A COLLEGE PARTY, FOLLOWERS. I WANT TO SEE THIS FUCKER FACE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR THIS DISGUSTING THING.

rampagey:

amydentata:

robot-heart-politics:

GOP Politician Tweets That Transgender People Should Go To Concentration Camps

Todd Kincannon later conceded that, if concentration camps aren’t going to work, “mental institutions will do just fine”

Trust me, there’s more than just trans people he wants to see in camps, but this is what will give him the least backlash.

PASS THIS ON LIKE A JOINT AT A COLLEGE PARTY, FOLLOWERS. I WANT TO SEE THIS FUCKER FACE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES FOR THIS DISGUSTING THING.

(via m1m3ju1c3)

alexandraerin:

theuppitynegras:

justinspoliticalcorner:

When Republicans appointed Pablo Pantoja to State Director of Florida Hispanic Outreach for the Republican National Committee, they hoped he would be able to bridge the sizable gap that only expanded during the 2012 elections, when the state’s 4.7 million Hispanic voters supported Barack Obama over Mitt Romney by a 20 percent margin.

But after months of inaction by Congressional Republicans on comprehensive immigration reform and stiff resistance by Republican-leaning groups like the Heritage Foundation, Pantoja has had enough; on Monday, he announced via email that he was leaving the party and registering as a Democrat:

Friend,

Yes, I have changed my political affiliation to the Democratic Party.

It doesn’t take much to see the culture of intolerance surrounding the Republican Party today. I have wondered before about the seemingly harsh undertones about immigrants and others. Look no further; a well-known organization recently confirms the intolerance of that which seems different or strange to them.

Pantoja goes on to specifically cite last week’s revelation — that an author of Heritage’s false report on the cost of the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill wrote a dissertation in which he suggested that Hispanics are at a permanent disadvantage because they have lower IQs — as the final straw in his political evolution.

h/t: Adam Peck at Think Progress Justice

As a purely strategic move, this appointment worked out about as well for the Republicans as any of their outreach efforts to date.

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I’ve decided this is my new go-to graphic to encapsulate what the Republican Party in America has become.
pictures is REP. Paul Broun, (R)GA. Full transcript of these lines is:

All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell. … I don’t believe that the Earth’s but about 9,000 years old.  I believe that it was created in six days as we know them.  That’s what the Bible says.

He sits on the House Committee on Science and Technology.

I’ve decided this is my new go-to graphic to encapsulate what the Republican Party in America has become.

pictures is REP. Paul Broun, (R)GA. Full transcript of these lines is:

All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell. … I don’t believe that the Earth’s but about 9,000 years old.  I believe that it was created in six days as we know them.  That’s what the Bible says.

He sits on the House Committee on Science and Technology.

crackerhell:

mattreadsthings:

crackerhell:

man chris christie has been looking unnaturally good lately

I’m thinking he wants to run in 2016 and is appealing to moderates early.

this is what i heard
it almost undoubtedly won’t help him
but it’s what i heard

I dunno it’s like he made a commitment to being a normal Republican, and after ten years of what has passed for the Republican party, by comparison, he seems like a bastion of good sense and reason.
I mean, relatively, you know?

crackerhell:

mattreadsthings:

crackerhell:

man chris christie has been looking unnaturally good lately

I’m thinking he wants to run in 2016 and is appealing to moderates early.

this is what i heard

it almost undoubtedly won’t help him

but it’s what i heard

I dunno it’s like he made a commitment to being a normal Republican, and after ten years of what has passed for the Republican party, by comparison, he seems like a bastion of good sense and reason.

I mean, relatively, you know?

(via wrcsolace)

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Who would drive up to a dumpster on the registration deadline day to throw away completed voter registration forms and why?

The car that drove up was a black Toyota Camry with Pennsylvania license plates. Who would be in the Valley from Pennsylvania and have a bunch of completed voter registration forms that they wanted to destroy?

Once this story hit Facebook, a number of people pointed out to the person who witnessed this crime that the state GOP “Victory Office” was just a couple blocks away. Yesterday afternoon, guess what car was parked in front of the office?

Yep, a black Toyota Camry from Pennsylvania.

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Virginia GOP Caught Destroying Voter Registration Forms

(via stfuconservatives)

(via blue-author)

( Les Dunseith, Los Angeles Times  / August 3, 2012 )
Each bubble in this chart represents an American chain restaurant (or in one case, a store). The relative bubble sizes are based on the percentage of American adults surveyed by Scarborough Research who reported patronizing a particular outlet in the previous 30 days (except the Whole Foods bubble, which is based on reporting of the previous seven days’ consumption). About 42% of respondents, for example, reported going to McDonald’s, while just 2% reported going to Hooters. About 11% said they’d eaten at Chick-fil-A. The bubbles were placed on the chart according to what those surveyed reported to be their political leanings and their likelihood of voting. Thus, a chain with a clientele that is heavily Republican and likely to vote would be placed in the upper right, whereas a chain whose clientele skewed Democratic and unlikely to vote would end up on the lower left. So what can we glean? Chick-fil-A’s customers are among the most Republican in the country, but they’re less likely to vote than Cracker Barrel diners. Well-to-do urban Democrats are buying takeout and groceries at Whole Foods, and they vote. Socioeconomic status, urbanism and regional geography shape the partisanship and voting behavior of restaurant customers. High-turnout voters of both parties are more likely to be found at sit-down chains, where they can afford the higher tabs.

( Les Dunseith, Los Angeles Times / August 3, 2012 )

Each bubble in this chart represents an American chain restaurant (or in one case, a store). The relative bubble sizes are based on the percentage of American adults surveyed by Scarborough Research who reported patronizing a particular outlet in the previous 30 days (except the Whole Foods bubble, which is based on reporting of the previous seven days’ consumption). About 42% of respondents, for example, reported going to McDonald’s, while just 2% reported going to Hooters. About 11% said they’d eaten at Chick-fil-A. The bubbles were placed on the chart according to what those surveyed reported to be their political leanings and their likelihood of voting. Thus, a chain with a clientele that is heavily Republican and likely to vote would be placed in the upper right, whereas a chain whose clientele skewed Democratic and unlikely to vote would end up on the lower left. So what can we glean? Chick-fil-A’s customers are among the most Republican in the country, but they’re less likely to vote than Cracker Barrel diners. Well-to-do urban Democrats are buying takeout and groceries at Whole Foods, and they vote. Socioeconomic status, urbanism and regional geography shape the partisanship and voting behavior of restaurant customers. High-turnout voters of both parties are more likely to be found at sit-down chains, where they can afford the higher tabs.