Cognitive Dissonance

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Rep. Barney Frank is a total BAMF

His latest interview with The New York Times is fantastic. An excerpt:

Interviewer: You’ve long argued for the decriminalization of marijuana. Do you smoke weed?

Barney Frank: No.

Interviewer: Why not?

Barney Frank: Why do you ask a question, then act surprised when I give an answer? Do you think I lie to people?

Interviewer: I thought you might explain why you support decriminalizing it but don’t smoke it. 

Barney Frank: Do you think I’ve ever had an abortion?

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

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My friend Will Welch received this in the mail from UniWyo Federal Credit Union. It’s a laminated newspaper clipping of him, my husband Andrew, and other equality activists marching with GetEqual WY for equal rights for GLBTQ people on the day Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was repealed. 
The enclosed note reads:

"Will,
Thanks for all you do in our community. Keep up the good work!
Your Friends at UniWyo FCU”

Will wrote that UniWyo did the same thing on Valentines day. He said, “They sent me a laminated copy of the picture in the paper with a note saying, ‘We thought you might like to have this as a keepsake.’ It’s stuck in the frame of a painting in my livingroom with the note. It’s a picture of me and Alex dressed up holding our flowers asking for marriage licenses at the courthouse.”
And this, my friends, is yet another reason to move your money to an institution that gives a damn about the community. For more information on how do that, since Move Your Money day is tomorrow, visit the Move Your Money Project.

My friend Will Welch received this in the mail from UniWyo Federal Credit Union. It’s a laminated newspaper clipping of him, my husband Andrew, and other equality activists marching with GetEqual WY for equal rights for GLBTQ people on the day Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell was repealed. 

The enclosed note reads:

"Will,

Thanks for all you do in our community. Keep up the good work!

Your Friends at UniWyo FCU”

Will wrote that UniWyo did the same thing on Valentines day. He said, “They sent me a laminated copy of the picture in the paper with a note saying, ‘We thought you might like to have this as a keepsake.’ It’s stuck in the frame of a painting in my livingroom with the note. It’s a picture of me and Alex dressed up holding our flowers asking for marriage licenses at the courthouse.”

And this, my friends, is yet another reason to move your money to an institution that gives a damn about the community. For more information on how do that, since Move Your Money day is tomorrow, visit the Move Your Money Project.

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Taken just a few moments ago at 8:10 PM (MST). That would be 68% of the vote in favor of “Yes. These folks are right about corporate greed and what’s happening to the little guy.” 
I know this poll was on Tumblr and progressive twitter feeds last night, but folks, this can’t be all us on Fox News… can it? Regardless, keep voting!

Taken just a few moments ago at 8:10 PM (MST). That would be 68% of the vote in favor of “Yes. These folks are right about corporate greed and what’s happening to the little guy.” 

I know this poll was on Tumblr and progressive twitter feeds last night, but folks, this can’t be all us on Fox News… can it? Regardless, keep voting!

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We’re Not in Lake Wobegon Anymore

Fifties Republicans were giants compared to today’s. Richard Nixon was the last Republican leader to feel a Christian obligation toward the poor.

In the years between Nixon and Newt Gingrich, the party migrated southward down the Twisting Trail of Rhetoric and sneered at the idea of public service and became the Scourge of Liberalism, the Great Crusade Against the Sixties, the Death Star of Government, a gang of pirates that diverted and fascinated the media by their sheer chutzpah, such as the misty-eyed flag-waving of Ronald Reagan who, while George McGovern flew bombers in World War II, took a pass and made training films in Long Beach. The Nixon moderate vanished like the passenger pigeon, purged by a legion of angry white men who rose to power on pure punk politics. “Bipartisanship is another term of date rape,” says Grover Norquist, the Sid Vicious of the GOP. “I don’t want to abolish government. I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.” The boy has Oedipal problems and government is his daddy.

The party of Lincoln and Liberty was transmogrified into the party of hairy-backed swamp developers and corporate shills, faith-based economists, fundamentalist bullies with Bibles, Christians of convenience, freelance racists, misanthropic frat boys, shrieking midgets of AM radio, tax cheats, nihilists in golf pants, brownshirts in pinstripes, sweatshop tycoons, hacks, fakirs, aggressive dorks, Lamborghini libertarians, people who believe Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk was filmed in Roswell, New Mexico, little honkers out to diminish the rest of us, Newt’s evil spawn and their Etch-A-Sketch president, a dull and rigid man suspicious of the free flow of information and of secular institutions, whose philosophy is a jumble of badly sutured body parts trying to walk. Republicans: The No.1 reason the rest of the world thinks we’re deaf, dumb and dangerous.

Did I just make a Garrison Keillor meme for this flashback from 2004? Yes. This wondrous castigation encompasses what the party of Lincoln has become since.

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