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A Plea to My American Followers

butmyopinionisright:

If you are eligible to vote please, please do.
And please, vote for Obama.

Some of you may think this election has nothing to do with me. You would be wrong. What the USA does affects the entire world. Legislature passed in the US directly influences laws and attitudes in the rest of the western world.

And besides, I care about the people in the USA whose lives would be negatively affected if Mitt Romney were to be elected. For those who have somehow managed to miss the last few months of news this means:

Women
All members of the LGBTQ community
Anyone who cannot afford healthcare
Anyone who cannot afford a college education
African Americans and Latino Americans
Immigrants
Anyone who believes in the rights of these people
Basically anyone who is not a rich white male.

If you value the civil and human rights of your friends, your mothers and fathers, your sisters and brothers and yourself. If you believe society must move forward not back.
Please vote. And please vote for Obama.

I don’t want to find out what Mitt Romney’s America would look like.  

, #Politics

My party, unfortunately, is the bastion of those people, not all of them, but most of them, who are still basing their decision on race. Let me just be candid: My party is full of racists. And the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants President Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander-in-chief and president, and everything to do with the color of his skin. And that’s despicable.

- Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former chief of staff, just saying out loud what a whole lot of people on the Left are thinking.

(Source: tv.msnbc.com)

, #politics #racism #GOP #republican

Well, you’d have to ask Paul Ryan what that means to him. Ayn Rand is one of those things that a lot of us, when we were 17 or 18 and feeling misunderstood, we’d pick up. Then, as we get older, we realize that a world in which we’re only thinking about ourselves and not thinking about anybody else, in which we’re considering the entire project of developing ourselves as more important than our relationships to other people and making sure that everybody else has opportunity – that that’s a pretty narrow vision. It’s not one that, I think, describes what’s best in America. Unfortunately, it does seem as if sometimes that vision of a “you’re on your own” society has consumed a big chunk of the Republican Party.

- President Barack Obama, when asked about Paul Ryan’s obsession with Ayn Rand
, #politics #Barack Obama #Paul Ryan #Ayn Rand #Atlas Shrugged #democrat #republican #Rolling Stone #quotes
Today marks the 45th anniversary since Ernesto “Che” Guevara was captured in Bolivia. (“Do not shoot! I am Che Guevara and I am worth more to you alive than dead.”)
He would be executed the following day.
Guevara pretty much personified the line by Harvey Dent in the movie The Dark Knight, "You either die the hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain." He rose to prominence as a revolutionary against a brutal, vicious regime, and ended up being nearly as brutal as the same regime he rebelled against.
A real life Two Face indeed.

Today marks the 45th anniversary since Ernesto “Che” Guevara was captured in Bolivia. (“Do not shoot! I am Che Guevara and I am worth more to you alive than dead.”)

He would be executed the following day.

Guevara pretty much personified the line by Harvey Dent in the movie The Dark Knight, "You either die the hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain." He rose to prominence as a revolutionary against a brutal, vicious regime, and ended up being nearly as brutal as the same regime he rebelled against.

A real life Two Face indeed.

, #Che Guevara #history #Cuba #politics

Watch a Pro-Obama Video Made by a Simpsons and Family Guy Animator

The quality of animation on YouTube is hit or miss, which is why it’s always nice to see the work of an accomplished professional.

Lucas Gray, an animator for The Simpsons and Family Guy, made this economy-focused piece using Obama’s speech from the 2012 Associated Press Luncheon. “Why Obama Now” seeks to debunk the concept of trickle-down economics, as explained through charts — and yes, animated conservative pundits.

Gray’s video also has its own site.

(Source: Gawker)

, #politics #Barack Obama #Democrats #animation #Election

"I guess I shouldn’t make such a big deal about turning thirty.

After all, when Mitt Romney was thirty the Mormon faith didn’t allow black people to become priests or enter the sacred temple because negro skin was the mark of Cain and all black people were cursed by god, and he was still young and silly enough to think that kind of blatant nonsensical racist bullshit was totally okay.

It’s probably only in your forties that you start to use your brain and stuff. I still have time.”

, #politics #Mitt Romney #Mormon #racism
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