9th Jan 2014

every time i see this it takes my breath away again  (x)

14th May 2013

RNC Director Of Hispanic Outreach Quits Party And Registers As A Democrat

rubyvroom:

lagertha-lodbrok:

theuppitynegras:

justinspoliticalcorner:

When Republicans appointed Pablo Pantoja to State Director of Florida Hispanic Outreach for the Republican National Committee, they hoped he would be able to bridge the sizable gap that only expanded during the 2012 elections, when the state’s 4.7 million Hispanic voters supported Barack Obama over Mitt Romney by a 20 percent margin.

But after months of inaction by Congressional Republicans on comprehensive immigration reform and stiff resistance by Republican-leaning groups like the Heritage Foundation, Pantoja has had enough; on Monday, he announced via email that he was leaving the party and registering as a Democrat:

Friend,

Yes, I have changed my political affiliation to the Democratic Party.

It doesn’t take much to see the culture of intolerance surrounding the Republican Party today. I have wondered before about the seemingly harsh undertones about immigrants and others. Look no further; a well-known organization recently confirms the intolerance of that which seems different or strange to them.

Pantoja goes on to specifically cite last week’s revelation — that an author of Heritage’s false report on the cost of the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill wrote a dissertation in which he suggested that Hispanics are at a permanent disadvantage because they have lower IQs — as the final straw in his political evolution.

h/t: Adam Peck at Think Progress Justice

haha i was just reading this and cackling

beautiful

I’ve been seeing that Heritage propaganda reported as fact in US newspapers. Will they report this? Doubtful.

11th Nov 2012
stfuhypocrisy:

everydayigetalittlecloser:

miss-love:

ohsummerrain:

byeproductivity:

omg you can’t just ask people why they’re ignorant


^THAT. THAT IS THE COMMENT OF THE YEAR.

Because the right to have an abortion and being forced by your government to finance the irresponsibility of others are two completely separate issues.

And you just assume that people are being irresponsible and penciling in their abortions right after their manis and pedis. 
In Canada, we have this wonderful thing called Universal Healthcare. Perks include not having to avoid going to the doctor for life-saving, preventable care because you simply can’t afford it. It also means that if you have a heart attack, that you don’t have to worry about your insurance company screwing you with the bill and saying “sorry, since you had a paper cut when you were 7, you had a pre-existing condition and therefore we won’t cover you”.
Also, if you’re going to claim fiscal responsibility for your oppositional stance, then I suggest you check out how much it costs for prenatal health care and labour/delivery versus how much it costs for an abortion. Way more expensive to carry to term, but don’t let facts get in your way.
Now since we have this wonderful, magical thing known as Universal Healthcare we can also support people who do choose to carry to term. People who would otherwise not be able to afford prenatal care and labour/delivery, can now carry the pregnancy to term since they don’t have to worry about going into debt while simultaneously trying to provide for a new baby.
So stfu, you don’t know what you’re talking about.

stfuhypocrisy:

everydayigetalittlecloser:

miss-love:

ohsummerrain:

byeproductivity:

omg you can’t just ask people why they’re ignorant

^THAT. THAT IS THE COMMENT OF THE YEAR.

Because the right to have an abortion and being forced by your government to finance the irresponsibility of others are two completely separate issues.

And you just assume that people are being irresponsible and penciling in their abortions right after their manis and pedis. 

In Canada, we have this wonderful thing called Universal Healthcare. Perks include not having to avoid going to the doctor for life-saving, preventable care because you simply can’t afford it. It also means that if you have a heart attack, that you don’t have to worry about your insurance company screwing you with the bill and saying “sorry, since you had a paper cut when you were 7, you had a pre-existing condition and therefore we won’t cover you”.

Also, if you’re going to claim fiscal responsibility for your oppositional stance, then I suggest you check out how much it costs for prenatal health care and labour/delivery versus how much it costs for an abortion. Way more expensive to carry to term, but don’t let facts get in your way.

Now since we have this wonderful, magical thing known as Universal Healthcare we can also support people who do choose to carry to term. People who would otherwise not be able to afford prenatal care and labour/delivery, can now carry the pregnancy to term since they don’t have to worry about going into debt while simultaneously trying to provide for a new baby.

So stfu, you don’t know what you’re talking about.

(Source: stfueverything)

10th Nov 2012
"I would not say that the battle is over, but that some monster of American history, some wraith, some awful Power went into battle last night, and is presently limping away mortally wounded. The beast-handlers know this. I think it’s broadcast in Bill O’Reilly’s open racism, in Karl Rove’s flight into lunacy. It is slowly dawning on them: This isn’t 1968. The hippies are punching back."
8th Nov 2012

Video - How Mitt Romnye (sic) Lost the Election Despite Large Support From the Business Sector

They spend like six minutes beating each other off about how could R.Money have possibly lost when he’s spent his entire life fellating ~THE BUSINESS SECTOR~  while stock footage of GOP events/Klan rallies rolls, but let me just make the obvious argument they aren’t:

CORPORATIONS AREN’T PEOPLE, MY FRIEND

There. Five words. Done.

8th Nov 2012
"People will look back and say that the American social welfare state had three primary architects—Franklin Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Barack Obama."
7th Nov 2012
coolchicksfromhistory:

Mazie Hirono, the first Asian American woman elected to the Senate.
“I bring quadruple diversity to the Senate,” Hirono said at a rally earlier in the campaign. “I’m a woman. I’ll be the first Asian woman ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate. I am an immigrant. I am a Buddhist. When I said this at one of my gatherings, they said, ‘Yes, but are you gay?’ and I said, ‘Nobody’s perfect.’”
7th Nov 2012

how am i supposed to go to work tomorrow and act like everything’s normal and do boring work shit when we just re-elected joey and the prez with a majority of the “minority” and three more states voted for marriage equality and we will have a record number of women in the senate in the new term and it’s like i turned the clock back an hour and woke up in goddamn narnia

6th Nov 2012

I’M GETTING REALLY EXCITED NOW

MORE EXCITED THAN NERVOUS

MY SENATOR’S RE-ELECTION HAS BEEN CALLED

AND HE’S AWESOME

SO

THIS IS HIM LOOKING AT HIS TEA PARTY DICKHEAD CHALLENGER AT ONE OF THEIR DEBATES ALL ARE YOU SRS RN I WILL CRUSH YOU

6th Nov 2012
motherjones:

Founding father Carl Sagan approves.

motherjones:

Founding father Carl Sagan approves.

6th Nov 2012
meredithmo:

arcaneimages:

‎Susan B. Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in 1872. She was fined $100 for registering to vote.
Ernestine Mills, arrested outside Parliament on 18 November 1910

Never, ever, ever forget this.

meredithmo:

arcaneimages:

‎Susan B. Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in 1872. She was fined $100 for registering to vote.

Ernestine Mills, arrested outside Parliament on 18 November 1910

Never, ever, ever forget this.

5th Nov 2012
beautiful-rulebreakingmoth:

so you think romney’s son buying voting machines in ohio isn’t going to make any impact on the election, right? WRONG. according to at least one person in columbus, ohio on the daily beast’s voter irregularity widget, machines with votes cast for obama are reporting as votes cast for romney. this is, in joe biden’s words, “a big fucking deal.”
spread this shit like wildfire.

how bout if we spread truth like wildfire instead? real quick, the company connected to troglodyte tagg doesn’t have any machines in columbus so it doesn’t have anything to do with this report, and the machines that are connected to his company are optical scanners like scantrons for paper ballots, not machines you cast your vote on. check your facts, y’all.
But more importantly: Everybody knows what to do if you or a poll worker or your voting machine fucks up, right?
Print out a list of the requirements for your state before you go: what the state has the right to require of you, and what your rights are in certain situations. 866ourvote.org has a wealth of info—if they have a VOTER CHECKLIST for your state, that is probably your best bet! 
Print or write out a list of who/what you want to vote for so you don’t get confused in the polling place! You’re allowed to carry in pretty much anything you want, as long as you don’t interfere with the running of the place. 
MAKE SURE YOU READ EVERY LINE OF YOUR SUMMARY BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR VOTE. DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR VOTE IF SOMETHING DOESN’T MATCH UP WITH WHAT YOU WANTED TO PUT IN. A lot of errors are USER ERROR. Don’t be one of those embarrassed Palm Beach County retirees who couldn’t figure out which side of the butterfly ballot to punch! 
GET A POLL WORKER. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR BOOTH/MACHINE. MAKE THEM COME TO YOU. It’s their responsibility to help you if there is a problem with your ballot. Don’t let them tell you it isn’t.  
Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE if you have or witness any problems. Call your local media. Call the ACLU. Call the police (non-emergency numbers only). (Just good manners is being aware of people in line around you. The people who have the most trouble being allowed to vote are: elderly, people of color, people with foreign accents. If you see someone interfering with another citizen’s right to vote, CALL 1-866-OUR-VOTE)  
Get out your phone and take pictures of poll workers, the polling place, any partisan challengers or election monitors, the machine, your physical ballot or touch screen, anything you can to document what’s gone wrong with your vote.

beautiful-rulebreakingmoth:

so you think romney’s son buying voting machines in ohio isn’t going to make any impact on the election, right? WRONG. according to at least one person in columbus, ohio on the daily beast’s voter irregularity widget, machines with votes cast for obama are reporting as votes cast for romney. this is, in joe biden’s words, “a big fucking deal.”

spread this shit like wildfire.

how bout if we spread truth like wildfire instead? real quick, the company connected to troglodyte tagg doesn’t have any machines in columbus so it doesn’t have anything to do with this report, and the machines that are connected to his company are optical scanners like scantrons for paper ballots, not machines you cast your vote on. check your facts, y’all.

But more importantly: Everybody knows what to do if you or a poll worker or your voting machine fucks up, right?

  1. Print out a list of the requirements for your state before you go: what the state has the right to require of you, and what your rights are in certain situations. 866ourvote.org has a wealth of info—if they have a VOTER CHECKLIST for your state, that is probably your best bet!
     
  2. Print or write out a list of who/what you want to vote for so you don’t get confused in the polling place! You’re allowed to carry in pretty much anything you want, as long as you don’t interfere with the running of the place.
     
  3. MAKE SURE YOU READ EVERY LINE OF YOUR SUMMARY BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR VOTE. DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR VOTE IF SOMETHING DOESN’T MATCH UP WITH WHAT YOU WANTED TO PUT IN. A lot of errors are USER ERROR. Don’t be one of those embarrassed Palm Beach County retirees who couldn’t figure out which side of the butterfly ballot to punch!
     
  4. GET A POLL WORKER. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR BOOTH/MACHINE. MAKE THEM COME TO YOU. It’s their responsibility to help you if there is a problem with your ballot. Don’t let them tell you it isn’t. 
     
  5. Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE if you have or witness any problems. Call your local media. Call the ACLU. Call the police (non-emergency numbers only). (Just good manners is being aware of people in line around you. The people who have the most trouble being allowed to vote are: elderly, people of color, people with foreign accents. If you see someone interfering with another citizen’s right to vote, CALL 1-866-OUR-VOTE
     
  6. Get out your phone and take pictures of poll workers, the polling place, any partisan challengers or election monitors, the machine, your physical ballot or touch screen, anything you can to document what’s gone wrong with your vote.

(Source: senatorkhaleesi)

5th Nov 2012

Hey, remember that town-hall Obama-Romney debate where undecided voters asked all the questions? We caught up to 5 of the undecided questioners. And guess what?

motherjones:

Four out of the five are voting for Obama.

5th Nov 2012
barackobama:

Ohio state of mind.

I can never express to anyone how much I regretted having a job that kept me from going to the rally in Columbus today.

barackobama:

Ohio state of mind.

I can never express to anyone how much I regretted having a job that kept me from going to the rally in Columbus today.

5th Nov 2012

Help! My Absentee Ballot Never Came And I Don’t Know What To Do.

rubyvroom:

katespencer:

I sent my application for a NY absentee ballot in weeks ago. I never received my ballot in the mail. The Brooklyn Board of Elections has not returned my emails or voicemails. Hotline numbers are still down due to Hurricane Sandy, and I am sure their office backlogged and fielding a ton of calls because of the hurricane as well. I don’t know what else there is I can do to ensure I get to vote tomorrow, but if any of you fine people on Tumblr know what I can do, please, PLEASE let me know. (I am located in California, registered in NY)

And please don’t tell me it doesn’t matter if I vote because Obama’s going to win New York anyway, etc etc. It matters to me.

I’ve seen this happen to a couple people on my dash. Anybody know what they ought to do?

Info specific to New York from WNYC

There has been a backlog of absentee ballot requests, particularly in Manhattan.  The state BOEextended the deadline to submit an application by mail or fax extended until November 2, and will overnight mail ballots to voters. Ballots must be postmarked by November 5.  The State Board extended the deadline for those ballots to be received back to the office from 5 days after the election to 13 days after election.

Borough offices will be open until 9 p.m. Below are the local offices where New York City voters can vote absentee:

Manhattan
• 450 West 33rd Street - To Pick Up Ballots and Vote In Person
• 200 Varick Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10014 - To Mail Absentee Ballots
Hours: Friday 9:00am-8:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-8:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-8:00pm, Monday 9:00am-8:00pm
Phone: 212-465-0503
Fax: 212-465-2135

Queens
126-06 Queens Boulevard
Hours: Friday 9:00am-9:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-9:00pm, Monday 9:00am-9:00pm
Phone: 718-730-6730
Fax: 718-459-3384                   

Brooklyn
345 Adams Street, 4th Floor
Hours: Friday 9:00am-9:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-9:00pm, Monday 9:00am-9:00pm
Phone: 718-797-8800
Fax: 718-246-5958                            

The Bronx
1780 Grand Concourse
Hours: Friday 9:00am-9:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-9:00pm, Monday 9:00am-9:00pm
Phone: 718-299-9017
Fax: 718-299-2140                                              

Staten Island
1 Edgewater Plaza, 4th Floor,   Staten Island
Hours: Friday 9:00am-9:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 9:00am-9:00pm, Monday 9:00am-9:00pm
Phone: 718-876-0079
Fax: 718-439-6018

The city’s 866-VOTE-NYC is still not functional, but the NYC BOE is working to make that system operational.  The 311 call center also has the updates poll site list and can respond to NYC voting questions.

If anyone has a problem with absentee or provisional ballots or voting in person or ID challenges or intimidation or if you witness anyone else being given a hard time or being turned away WRITE THIS NUMBER ON YOUR HAND/ARM/PURSE/BACKPACK/PHONE/IPAD/LAPTOP/BINDER:

1-866-OUR-VOTE