“Campaigns have finally arrived in the 21st century. They can produce bulls**t at the same rate as actual bulls.” - Lewis Black http://on.cc.com/RWmnWu
Vices are simply the errors which a man makes in his search after his own happiness. Unlike crimes, they imply no malice toward others, and no interference with their persons or property. — Lysander Spooner (via hipsterlibertarian)
For the sad fact remains: there is far more poetry in the world than justice. — Paul Auster, Invisible (via towishonspacehardware)
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Do we learn from our mistakes on a collective level? Does the phrase “never again” really mean anything? I’m not sure we can make collective change if we don’t see individual acts as reflections of the greater whole. So when a person with an automatic weapon kills, or a group of men destroy a woman’s life through rape and torture, we must know that these horrific acts do not happen in a vacuum. They are stories within a story. Our story. — Peter Buffet, “Year - New. Happy?” (via utnereader)
Goodbye 112th Congress! -
A few of the worst moments from the least productive, most partisan Congress:
- Almost shut down the government and hit the debt ceiling.
- Let the Violence Against Women Act expire.
- Voted 33 times to repeal Obamacare.
- Created, then went over, the Fiscal Cliff.
- Voted 317 times against the environment.
- Shut down half the internet by proposing SOPA.
- Ignored gun control after their colleague was shot.
- Held a hearing on birth control where women couldn’t testify.
- Gave the NRA veto power over judges.
And that’s not even the end of it.