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Those Good Old Days When Poverty Was Healthy And Americans Were Free →

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Those Good Old Days When Poverty Was Healthy And Americans Were Free

The radical right — which is running the House of Representatives and half of the Senate — has embraced so many John Birch policies that I can hardly keep count. Let’s take a look at a few important examples of Birch ideas in today’s GOP.

Slashing food stamps, eliminating the social safety net, and gutting unemployment compensation are right in line with the views of Robert Welch, founder of the John Birch Society.

Welch, who wrote extensively about American history (his version of it), heralded the turn of the 20th century (1900s) as the golden days of the United States.

He was delighted that in those great years, the US had not been poisoned by the abominations of the New Deal. Businesses could do as they pleased without those pesky labor unions or minimum wage laws. No one had ever heard of pollution, women’s rights or civil rights. And, best of all, the government was tiny and no one paid those dreaded income taxes.

Listen to Welch’s description of the first decade of the 1900s. “The spirit of growth, of adventure, and of opportunity permeated the very atmosphere which everybody breathed.”
“There was still plenty of poverty in many areas, of course. But it was a HEALTHY KIND OF POVERTY, where every man took for granted that relief from dire want was entirely his own problem and responsibility…. And even the poverty was thus offset by the enormous blessing of freedom.” (John Birch Society Bulletin, July 1976).

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lovelyandbrown:

micdotcom:

Shonda Rhimes decimates NY Times critic who called her an “angry black woman” 

note to critics of the world: When you’re talking to African-American women, don’t use the tired “angry black woman” stereotype.
New York Times critic Alessandra Stanley, whose journalism career includes a laundry list of inaccuracies and errors, published a disgusting assessment of how Rhimes and her hit ABC series Scandal have changed the television landscape for black women. 
"When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography," Stanley begins, "it should be called How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman."
Rhimes didn’t let it go unanswered  | Follow micdotcom


FINISH THEM!

Yes Shonda! Get that ass!
sourcedumal:

lovelyandbrown:

micdotcom:

Shonda Rhimes decimates NY Times critic who called her an “angry black woman” 

note to critics of the world: When you’re talking to African-American women, don’t use the tired “angry black woman” stereotype.
New York Times critic Alessandra Stanley, whose journalism career includes a laundry list of inaccuracies and errors, published a disgusting assessment of how Rhimes and her hit ABC series Scandal have changed the television landscape for black women. 
"When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography," Stanley begins, "it should be called How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman."
Rhimes didn’t let it go unanswered  | Follow micdotcom


FINISH THEM!

Yes Shonda! Get that ass!

sourcedumal:

lovelyandbrown:

micdotcom:

Shonda Rhimes decimates NY Times critic who called her an “angry black woman” 

note to critics of the world: When you’re talking to African-American women, don’t use the tired “angry black woman” stereotype.

New York Times critic Alessandra Stanley, whose journalism career includes a laundry list of inaccuracies and errors, published a disgusting assessment of how Rhimes and her hit ABC series Scandal have changed the television landscape for black women. 

"When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography," Stanley begins, "it should be called How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman."

Rhimes didn’t let it go unanswered Follow micdotcom

FINISH THEM!

Yes Shonda! Get that ass!


kinkstertime:


maghrabiyya:

moonstonebeginning:

soulpunx20xx:

moonstonebeginning:

moonstonebeginning:

A great addition to your garden or back yard. - Bee watering station. 
Bees need water just like we do but often times drown in open water. To make a bee watering station you can either do what is shown in the photo above and fill the bowl of a dog/cat watering jug with stones or you can fill a small dish with marbles and add water to that. That way the bees have something to land on!

First post to get this many notes, and I’m so glad it’s this one. ^_^

No fuck bees kill them all

Kill all bees huh? Bees are responsible for pollinating around 80% of agriculture. Bees die, you die. Do research and get over your fears.

bees are so important save the bees

My mam has four hives, I told her about this and she LOVES the idea. Apparently you can buy special/”official” bee watering jobbies but they’re super expensive. She’s guna share this idea with her local bee keeping soc.
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kinkstertime:

maghrabiyya:

moonstonebeginning:

soulpunx20xx:

moonstonebeginning:

moonstonebeginning:

A great addition to your garden or back yard. - Bee watering station. 

Bees need water just like we do but often times drown in open water. To make a bee watering station you can either do what is shown in the photo above and fill the bowl of a dog/cat watering jug with stones or you can fill a small dish with marbles and add water to that. That way the bees have something to land on!

First post to get this many notes, and I’m so glad it’s this one. ^_^

No fuck bees kill them all

Kill all bees huh? Bees are responsible for pollinating around 80% of agriculture. Bees die, you die. Do research and get over your fears.

bees are so important save the bees

My mam has four hives, I told her about this and she LOVES the idea. Apparently you can buy special/”official” bee watering jobbies but they’re super expensive. She’s guna share this idea with her local bee keeping soc.


A woman in a military spouse group I’m in on FB posted a video of service members, I think they’re soldiers, watching and chanting along to a Christian video. She included the caption “this is so awesome[.]” I just want to scream because, no, it’s not. If the individuals in uniform were praising Allah this would be an entirely different post, probably flagged by the groups moderator and called out for being “terrorist.” 

No, this video freaks me out. As a woman, first, because Christianity doesn’t like women with ideas or opinions of their own, and second as a person who tries very hard not to judge or hate others (it’s a hard process because my childhood in Utah really didn’t give me the tools for such an adulthood) I know this video wouldn’t be called “awesome” if it was another religion or not room of mostly white men (as it appeared to be, I could only watch about 5 seconds before I stopped it). 

That video, to me, was scary because I’m reminded of that doofus from Duck Dynasty saying “kill them or convert them.”


Pro Choice doesn’t mean Pro Abortion.

proudly-pro-choice:

It does though. You can’t be pro-choice without supporting every single choice. Pro-parenthood, pro-adoption and pro-abortion. 

There is absolutely nothing wrong with being pro-abortion. It helps reduce the negative stigma surrounding the procedure. Statements like “pro-choice doesn’t mean pro-abortion,” however, only perpetuate that stigma further.

- Emily.

(Source: socialstatements)


oursselvesandimmortality:

Daily killjoy reminder that Monica Lewinski was a twenty-three-year-old intern seduced by the most powerful man in the world and as a result had her life destroyed to the point where she was essentially forced out of the country and now, twenty years later, she is still just a punch line rather than a human being with a master’s degree

(Source: twinkleofafadingstar)