Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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The threats may continue, but they are not working. And they will never work. Because this is a democracy. And in a democracy, hostage tactics are the last resort for those who can’t otherwise win their fights through elections, can’t win their fights in Congress, can’t win their fights for the presidency, and can’t win their fights in Courts. For this right-wing minority, hostage-taking is all they have left. A last gasp of those who cannot cope with the realities of our democracy.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., on the shutdown of the federal government and the desperation of the right-wing.

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You should hide behind that fan Karl Lagerfeld, shame on you, for calling Adele “a little bit fat.” Who are you? What is the point of saying that? What are you trying to prove? Why are you trying to cut a bitch down? Shame shame shame.

When you say we are fat, you murder our grace, and we’ve already lost so much to begin with. We’ve already lost everything, except weight. That we gain steadily, along with self-hatred, and all you are doing is adding to our burden, pressing down on the scale with the long toe of your fine, elegantly tasseled loafer…

You consider yourself to be the authority on style, as you are supposedly style personified but what good is style when you have no class? What good is style when you have no humanity? What good is style when you make us want to kill ourselves?

We are dying, Karl. Lots of us are already dead.

Margaret Cho to Karl Lagerfeld, regarding his comments about Adele. View the post here.

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From Crooks & Liars:

Just before the start of GOP presidential debate in Nevada, Erin Burnett and her panel had a little bit of trouble broadcasting from their outdoor studio as they were drowned out by the Occupy Wall Street protesters and chants of “Banks got bailed out! We got sold out!”

After TeaNN’s relentless promotion of the AstroTurf “tea party” and Burnett’s derisive treatment of the protesters during her opening show, I can’t think of a more fitting bunch to have to put up with this, other than anyone from Fox “News.”

This was beautiful. Good job, Occupy Las Vegas.

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Norway’s Prime Minister is a liberal atheist, they have one of the best economies in the world, they have universal health care, and subsidized education, it has had the highest Human Development Index 7 years in a row, and it’s never started a pointless war, given tax breaks to the richest, and created Jersey Shore — yet it’s America that knows best.
Matthew Trevithick, responding to this story, “Former Bush Official Places Blame For Oslo Attack On Norwegians For Not Being ‘Serious’ About Terrorism,” with a comment that wins the universe.

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