The bill contained plenty of money for textbooks, Mark, and anyone who says...– Ainsley Hayes (The West Wing)
Yes, Joe. The girls in the Political Affairs Office saw you before and asked me...– Margaret Hooper, The West Wing (Season 4, Episode 21 - Life On Mars)
Marco.org: This is what high-end smartphones... →
This is what high-end smartphones looked like in 2007: Smartphones were an established consumer-electronics market with devices that people thought were pretty cool, but often frustrating and with serious shortcomings and design flaws. Then this happened: Other manufacturers had…
If there is a tyrant in our government, you won’t find it in the federal...– “kellyanon”, who wrote this article at Pam’s House Blend: Constitutional Tyranny
Actual Pollution vs. "Noise Pollution" →
I agree. Sun Chips should make sure that their bags are only “eco-friendly” if they don’t make more noise than before. Because we should all care about the crinkle an fucking bag makes over the long-term health of our planet. Who cares if my kids live in a pollution-ridden wasteland? My chip bag is to damn loud!
For Want of a Nail: Success of Proposition 8... →
Probably the most asinine thing I’ve read in a while with respect to same-sex marriage. “Just don’t call it marriage,” he says. If the conservative/religious right really only had a problem with the word marriage I wouldn’t live in a state that, in the State Constitution, says: a) Marriage shall be constituted by one man and one woman only. All other marriages are...
So, ladies, let’s lead. In the words of that great American woman, Abigail Adams, “We have too many high sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.” Let’s get things done. - Sarah Palin I’m sorry, but something about this amuses me to no end. Abigail Adams? Wife of Federalist John Adams? And by “let’s lead”, does she mean “lead until something...
I don’t know, I got a pretty good response to the ad I put in Roll Call:...– Donna Moss, The West Wing (Season 4, Episode 19: Angel Maintenance)
Brief Thoughts on Multicultural Studies
To this day I’m glad I took—and grateful one of my high schools, Evanston Township, Evanston, IL) offered—an elective on Middle Eastern Studies and one on Asian Studies. We owe it to our society to have even a cursory understanding of other cultures so that we do not miss out on the chance to gain a new friend from a different background. Sounds like Sarah Palin could use those classes, too.
Gay people should not have to defend themselves against a book where snakes...– (via somehomo) (via tgrade5) (via travs)
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from...– The New Colossus, Emma Lazarus, 1883
JetBlue Flight Attendant Pops Open Plane Chute at... →
This is just fabulous. Slater demanded an apology from the passenger, the official said, but the passenger refused. The two argued before the passenger told Slater to “fuck off”, the official said. The official said that Slater then got on the plane’s PA system and directed that same obscenity at all the passengers and added that he especially meant it for the man who refused to apologize. ...
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the...– Thomas Jefferson
You’re going to hear a lot from the other side. And most of what you’re going to...– David Boies, responding to the antigay backlash to the Perry v. Schwarzengger ruling
Victory is mine, victory is mine. Great day in the morning, people, victory is...– Josh Lyman, The West Wing - “Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc”
I am certainly not an advocate for frequent and untried changes in laws and...– Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Kercheval; July 12, 1810