“The views expressed were offensive. Rape is rape and the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we’re talking about doesn’t make sense to the American people and it certainly doesn’t make sense to me. What I think these comments do underscore is why we shouldn’t have a bunch of politicians, the majority of whom are men, making health care decisions on behalf of women.”—
President Obama today on Rep. Todd Akin (via barackobama)
This game made me so happy I could cry. He said I was the best and he just might pick me up one day. It may sound pathetic to non-Whovians at least but hearing him say that was the best thing I’ve ever heard.
He said I was amazing. I agree with the above statement, that it is the best thing I’ve ever heard.
I want to be a companion so bad
OH MY GOD. WHEN I WAS LITTLE I USED TO PLAY THIS ALL. THE. TIME. SERIOUSLY DT WAS MY CHILDHOOD CRUSH AND I USED TO PLAY IT AND MY PARENTS USED TO TEASE ME AND BE LIKE ‘Aww did David say you’re amazing again?’ then I’d blush and run away.
Crying. When he said he was going to take me home I actually shouted at the screen. This is everything that I want to be.
“Imagine if America was a dictatorship: You could let 1% of the people have all the nation’s wealth, you could help your rich friends get richer by cutting their taxes and bailing them out when they gamble and lose; you can ignore the needs of the poor for healthcare and education; your media would appear free but secretly be controlled by one person and his family; you could wiretap phones; you could torture foreign prisoners; you could have rigged elections; you could lie about why you go to war; you could fill your prisons with one particular racial group and no one would complain; you could use the media to scare the people into supporting policies which are against their interest. I know this is hard for you Americans to imagine, but please try.”—
General Aladeen - The Dictator - 1 Hr and 24 Minutes (via mr-sali)
“What is harder for the nonpoor to see is poverty as acute distress: The lunch that consists of Doritos or hot dog rolls, leading to faintness before the end of the shift. The “home” that is also a car or a van. The illness or injury that must be “worked through,” with gritted teeth, because there’s no sick pay or health insurance and the loss of one day’s pay will mean no groceries for the next. These experiences are not part of a sustainable lifestyle, even a lifestyle of chronic deprivation and relentless low-level punishment. They are, by almost any standard of subsistence, emergency situations. And that is how we should see the poverty of so many millions of low-wage Americans—as a state of emergency.”—