Monday, May 13, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Must be a great day to live in Minnesota- unless you’re Michele Bachmann.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The Senate failed to pass a bill that over 90% of Americans support. Welcome to ‘Murica.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
An often used argument against any gun control proposal is that it won’t stop ALL criminals from securing or using firearms, and therefore it is not something worth doing. However, if the test for any law is whether it TOTALLY solves the problem being addressed, then no action would be ever taken addressing so many of society’s important issues. For example, why require the use of seat belts if wearing a seat belt does not ALWAYS save a life in an accident? Why prohibit people from carrying guns onto planes if it doesn’t eliminate ALL risk of hijacking? Why prohibit providing assistance to terrorists if it doesn’t stop ALL terrorist acts?
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
I’ve read like 10 news articles recently saying “Hillary Clinton, who is rumored to be considering a presidential run in 2016…”
Hillary Clinton has repeatedly said she’s not running… the only ‘rumors’ are the ones these new stations keep spreading. Stay classy, gossip-y news stations.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Obama meets Mexico’s New President, Enrique Pena Nieto.
If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.
Harvey Milk, human rights advocate and first openly gay person elected to public office in the U.S. Killed on this day in 1978. (via lgbt-rights)
Friday, November 16, 2012
“After Harvey Milk became one of the first out gay people elected in 1977, he put up a sign in his store window that just said, “Thank You.” Thirty-five years later, an out lesbian named Tammy Baldwin would be elected to the US Senate. Remembering Harvey Milk, killed on this day in 1978.”
Thursday, November 8, 2012
If by a “Liberal” they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people-their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties-someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a “Liberal”, then I’m proud to say I’m a “Liberal.
John F. Kennedy
Irony: Michele Bachmann may have won re-election in Minnesota, but Minnesota is likely going to legalize marriage equality within a year.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Hope this election marked the death of the Tea Party Movement and extremist conservatism in general in the U.S.
A president who supports marriage equality and a record number of women in the senate (including the first openly lesbian senator). Not perfect, but not bad USA.
Again, the real winner of this election was Nate Silver. The guy correctly predicted how all 50 states would vote in this election and was 49/50 in the 2008 election.
His secret? MATH. Meanwhile, his critics are all:
(Source: The New York Times)
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Hey guys, turns out Nate Silver is a wizard!
Actually it’s called math. He predicted 49/50 states right in the 2008 election also. This was never a close election.
Florida must collectively decide to mess with the rest of the country every election.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
““These charts present the estimated probabilities of an Obama victory and current Electoral College forecasts (where available) from the political scientists Jay DeSart and Tom Holbrook, Stanford’s Simon Jackman, Emory’s Drew Linzer, Silver, Princeton’s Sam Wang, the British sports book Betfair, and the Intrade futures market (here and here).”
The people who keep saying this election is going to be a ‘close one’ do so despite the math mostly indicating otherwise. Also, this chart is a couple days old- these numbers have increased in Obama’s favor pretty much across the board.