realcleverscience:

badgermac:

shavingryansprivates:

flaming slow motion tennis

SCIENCE!

(via blamoscience)

  • AMY GOODMAN: I wanted to go to the Budget Chair Paul Ryan. Earlier this year, in the GOP response to President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union address, Budget Chair Paul Ryan defended cutbacks on social spending.
  • REP. PAUL RYAN: We’re in a moment where if government’s growth is left unchecked and unchallenged, America’s best century will be considered our past century. This is a future in which we will transform our social safety net into a hammock, which lulls able-bodied people into lives of complacency and dependency. Depending on bureaucracy to foster innovation, competitiveness and wise consumer choices has never worked, and it won’t work now. We need to chart a new course.
  • AMY GOODMAN: That was Paul Ryan, Reverend Jim Wallis.
  • REV. JIM WALLIS: To suggest the safety net has become a hammock shows me Paul Ryan has never been around poor people. I’d like to take him on a journey into the inner cities of his own state and around the world. Paul Ryan is acting like a bully. You know, bullies pick on people who have no clout. He’s not picking on the people who have the real money. He’s not asking his rich friends to sacrifice. He’s acting like a bully. And so, this has to be — this has to be said out loud. You know, if you don’t understand the struggles of ordinary people in this country, and you call their life a hammock, you’ve never been any place where there are poor people. You know, the faith community, all the time — my brother in Detroit runs an organization that takes care of vulnerable people. His budget is being cut every day by the governor there. He’s losing staff every day. In my hometown of Detroit, the river of pain is rising. He goes home at night to a house, his own house. It’s under water and where the police don’t even come 'til the next day if there's a burglar alarm. So, men with guns are stripping houses, drinking their Budweiser, while the alarm goes off, and people like my brother live in fear. Paul Ryan doesn’t even know that world. He lives with rich people. You know, bullies pick on poor people. If he’s a budget hawk, he should go to where the money is. But he won’t, because he doesn’t have any courage.

allcapsornocaps:

bilt2tumble:

See Shrub Jr. & his little brother started this fuckery. Once the GOP realized the could screw with the ballot box & get away with it? It was all-the-way ON!

jessica williams, i didn’t know what that feeling was i had for you. now i know: IT IS LOVE. (also, i am not fooled: i know that my “You’ve Got Mail” fandom and the fact that I’ve spoken to a police officer before will not save me from White Republican Wrath.)

awesome

I only run when champagne is involved.

I only run when champagne is involved.

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newyorker:

Cartoon of the night. For more: http://nyr.kr/RqCHeg

newyorker:

Cartoon of the night. For more: http://nyr.kr/RqCHeg

blamoscience:

Just how powerful is an MRI magnet?

Freaking powerful. Now I am scared to go near one.

Want…

Want…

(Source: richardlawson)

Strawberries are just the best.

Strawberries are just the best.

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