AP nixes 'homophobia', and other '-phobia' words, 'ethnic cleansing' -
Short version: Phobia is a psychological disorder. Anti-gay, Anti-Mulsim, etc. will be used in its place.
“Ethnic cleansing” is a euphemism. Specifically state what happened. i.e. “The Holocaust is an example of ethnically-motivated genocide.”
(Side note: Per usual, don’t read the comments. Most of them didn’t actually read past the headline and the word “Orwellian” is used injudiciously.)
The Empire State Building is changing colours as electoral votes come in. Can’t wait until it’s all blue!
If Mitt Romney wins the election, the party’s at my house in Toronto.
If hard work were a guarantee of success, trust me, this nation would be run by a bunch of Mexican guys with leafblowers. So congratulations, Paul Ryan—blue eyed grandson of the U.S. attorney and heir to Ryan Incorporated. You made it against no odds. You somehow came out on top, even though the deck was stacked for you. — Bill Maher
If properly done, affirmative action can help us come together, go forward and grow together. It is in our moral, legal and practical interest to see that every person can make the most of his life. In the fight for the future, we need all hands on deck and some of those hands still need a helping hand. — from President Bill Clinton’s July 19, 1995, speech on affirmative action
At 11th Hour, Georgia Passes "Women As Livestock" Bill (April 2, 2012) -
This is the same bill I wrote a letter about and someone told me that the government was trying to distract me and that there was no way women’s rights would be taken away. Well I guess you were wrong, bitch. The bill passed and it wasn’t like you helped.
So fucking congratulations everyone. Thank you so much for helping us women out. Thank you so much for being close-minded idiots. Thank you so much for never taking biology or a real ethics class. Thank you so much for being the most ill-informed group I have ever seen. Thank you so much for not understanding the difficulties of pregnancies or the birthing of a child. Thank you so much for comparing women to cattle. Thank you so much for debasing women. Thank you so much for taking a step back in time.
If I could, I would send a jar to each person who voted for this filled with an aborted fetus. Because fuck it, I’m not really a person, so clearly I don’t have feelings.
CNN poll: 7% of Americans think PBS gets half the US budget; 30% think +5%; 40% say 1-5%. In reality: 0.014% http://nyti.ms/QYMTf9 #BigBird