questionableadvice:

~ The Housekeeper’s Year-Book, by Helen Campbell, 1883

questionableadvice:

~ The Housekeeper’s Year-Book, by Helen Campbell, 1883

tamorapierce:

sandandglass:

For a little background on Mitch McConnell’s strategy, here’s a New York Times article

This Congress is a disgrace.

notpulpcovers:

Dell 6149 Paperback Original (1975). Philip Jose Farmer Writing as Kilgore Trout http://flic.kr/p/kkdZnE

notpulpcovers:

Dell 6149 Paperback Original (1975). Philip Jose Farmer Writing as Kilgore Trout http://flic.kr/p/kkdZnE

exposingfakeclinics:

This sign seems harmless enough. But it’s part of a scheme by an anti-choice crisis pregnancy center (CPC) to trick women seeking abortion services. Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose.
Here’s what happening: this particular CPC sits right next to a legitimate abortion clinic (called EMW). That’s one way they cause confusion. Check out the “parking permit” gimmick. That’s how the CPC is luring women to the parking lot and getting them to come inside for a parking permit. Once a woman goes into a CPC, an anti-choice volunteer may try to get the woman to miss her appointment or use shame or scare tactics to pressure the woman not to access abortion.
So wrong.

exposingfakeclinics:

This sign seems harmless enough. But it’s part of a scheme by an anti-choice crisis pregnancy center (CPC) to trick women seeking abortion services. Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) pose as legitimate reproductive health centers. They have a track record of outright lying to women and work to dissuade people from exercising the right to choose.

Here’s what happening: this particular CPC sits right next to a legitimate abortion clinic (called EMW). That’s one way they cause confusion. Check out the “parking permit” gimmick. That’s how the CPC is luring women to the parking lot and getting them to come inside for a parking permit. Once a woman goes into a CPC, an anti-choice volunteer may try to get the woman to miss her appointment or use shame or scare tactics to pressure the woman not to access abortion.

So wrong.

azspot:


Ward Sutton
azspot:


How Creationism Imprisons the Mind
At some point over the past 40 years, the bedrock principle of journalistic objectivity became twisted into the craven idea of false equivalency, whereby blatant falsehoods get reported simply as one side of an argument and receive equal weight with the reported argument of the other side. There is no shortage of explanations for the press’s abdication: intimidation at the rise of Fox News and other propaganda operations; a deep confusion about the difference between hard-won objectivity and a lazy, counterfeit neutrality; and the poisonous effects of the postmodern axiom that truth, especially in politics, is a relative thing, depending on your perspective in a tweet. Whatever the explanation, today’s journalism has trashed the tradition of fearless, factual reporting pioneered by Walter Lippmann, Edward R. Murrow and Anthony Lewis.
CONTRARY BRIN (via azspot)
retrogasm:

Whoa… yellow ahoy!

retrogasm:

Whoa… yellow ahoy!

On both domestic and foreign policy fronts, George W. Bush was a national affliction, a disease, skipping from one dunderheaded misadventure to another—and all of them of severe and lasting consequences. I need not review those consequences here in any detail, for they’re all still with us. They’re in no way historical. Bush slashed government revenue in a discredited supply-sided effort to further comfort the already comfortable, and thus the principal cause of our immense deficits ever since. And of course he propelled, in a word, Iraq. Outside of his Medicare D and AIDS initiatives, Bush was a ruthless stumblebum of immeasurable fecklessness who, in one way or another, will always be with us throughout our lifetimes, if not the next generation’s as well.
Worst president? (via azspot)