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Please, read up on who Joe McCarthy was.

Now, anytime you hear someone even whisper or imply that anyone else is Un/Anti-American or in any way less patriotic than anyone else, remember that slimy shitfucker’s face. Remember one of the darkest periods in modern American history and how many people were persecuted and blacklisted because of this douchebag’s witchhunt.

This country cannot return to McCarthyism, and it would help if everyone knew what McCarthyism is.

-Joe (the blogger, not… yeah)

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Andrew Breitbart getting hopeful for the day he can shoot a liberal and get away with it.

-Joe

Look, any of you conservatives (or people who just disagree with us) who follow this blog I want you to know that as angry as I might get, as heated as an argument may get, I would never wish violence upon you. These are ideological differences that we can work out either through compromising, educating, or campaigning. I do wish you happiness and prosperity regardless of anything. I really hope you wish the same of me and would decry this blatant fantasy of violence against people like me.

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(shamelessly stolen from the HuffPo liveblog)

Good time to remind everyone of this gem and how right former Congressional Representative Alan Grayson was.

“Don’t get sick, if you do get sick DIE QUICKLY.” -Republican Healthcare

-Joe

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Finally some mainstream coverage (and not some hidden blog posts NPR) of the police brutality at the Occupy Wall Street protests.

-Joe

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Animal Crossing was probably the first time I really understood the concept of not just debt, but being crushed by debt.

For the uninitiated, this is how Animal Crossing works: you, as a human, live in this little town that’s populated by anthropomorphic animals. It’s mostly randomly generated so each person’s town is slightly unique. When you first move in to your town, you’re given a house by the local merchant Tom Nook (the raccoon on the right). It isn’t until you’ve already moved in that he reveals to you that you’re indebted to him for 100,000 bells (the game’s currency) and he forces you to work in his store as an indentured servant. After a few days (literal. days.) worth of doing delivery work, you’re freed from your servitude but not from your debt. Thank goodness Tom Nook didn’t charge interest or your in-game circumstances would be that much more dire.

You do a bunch of random gathering to gain up money to pay back your loan and just when you think you’re finally free from the crushing weight of Tom Nook’s thumb… he adds a second story onto your house! And the cycle of debt begins again.

For most of your play-time with the game you’re not making money to do cool stuff like decorate your house or buy NES emulations; you’re just making money to pay off Tom “Fat Cat” Nook. Frankly it’s shocking how closely this goofy game populated by cartoon ducks and cats reflects the stark realities of modern living.

-Joe

When a family is struck with tragedy – like the family of Joplin … let’s say if they had $10,000 set aside to do something else with, to buy a new car … and then they were struck with a sick member of the family or something, and needed to take that money to apply it to that, that’s what they would do, because families don’t have unlimited money. And, really, neither does the federal government.
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Eric Cantor explaining why Republicans won’t help natural disaster/Joplin victims without more budget cuts.

Also strangely, he’s describing a situation that argues for Health Care Reform since people don’t have unlimited funds they deserve to die when the money runs out.

-Joe

The Cycle of Hateful People on Tumblr
  1. Post something hateful (racist/sexist/cissexist/classist/etc-ist)
  2. Get called out on it by STFUC or Other Big-Name Political Blog
  3. Get spammed with messages from readers calling you the hateful person you are
  4. Get a couple messages from other hateful people who hate STFUC/OB-NPB telling you how you are right in your hatred
  5. Post those couple messages, claim how they really get you and show how much support you have
  6. Continue to get messages from STFUC readers
  7. Delete post
  8. Complain that tumblr people don’t respect “opinions”
  9. Lay low for a few weeks
  10. Return to step 1

Happens every single time

-Joe