1. 11:19 24th Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from stepchildofthesun

    Lord knows the Democratic Party is far from perfect. But House Democrats, when they were in the majority, at least understood that the government had to function, even if its policies were not those they preferred. When Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was speaker, for example, she made certain that bills funding the occupation of Iraq made it through the House, even though a majority of Democrats bitterly opposed the war.

    Today’s Republican Party opposes the Affordable Care Act, so it refuses to work with the Obama administration in legislating technical fixes that would make the law work more smoothly. Is this in any sense patriotic? Having lost battles over the law in Congress and the Supreme Court, don’t Republicans have an obligation to make it serve their constituents as well as possible?

    Both parties used to understand the need to invest in infrastructure for reasons of competitiveness and safety. Both parties used to understand that there could be no serious threat to send the Treasury into default. Both parties used to cheer the kind of good economic news we heard Thursday — 288,000 new jobs in June, unemployment down to 6.1 percent.

    But now, one party — the GOP — cares more about ideology, reelection and opposing Obama’s every initiative than about the well-being of the nation. It is scant comfort, on Independence Day, to remember that the republic has survived worse.

    Robinson: This July 4, governing in the spirit of revenge (via kileyrae)

    You know, it just occurred to me, back when I did office work, if I’d refused to do my job for so much as a day, I’d have been fired.


    (via tamorapierce)

  2. 20:13 23rd Jul 2014

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    Reblogged from summersteve

    Sebastian Stan on Captain America 3

    (Source: bashxstan)

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    Reblogged from sherlock-and-loki-in-the-tardis



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    This is why I never walked with my group at orientation hahaha