1. 08:44 1st Nov 2011

    Notes: 857

    Reblogged from motherjones

    Tags: Ann coulterracepolitics

    motherjones:

File under “actual stuff she actually said just yesterday.”
     
  2. 
A lone African-American student waits for class to start at a newly  integrated high school. Photograph by Robert W. Kelley. Clinton,  Tennessee, 1956.
(via legrandcirque)

Two thoughts: 1. What courage. 2. I wish we still dressed like that. SMH @ my head.

    A lone African-American student waits for class to start at a newly integrated high school. Photograph by Robert W. Kelley. Clinton, Tennessee, 1956.

    (via legrandcirque)

    Two thoughts: 1. What courage. 2. I wish we still dressed like that. SMH @ my head.

     
  3. speaksbeliefs:

contradiction

I need some of those stamps pronto. As well as one for my singles that says “this was in a stripper’s g-string” and one for my hundreds that says “a gay man bought trinkets with this. handle that, beeeotch.”

    speaksbeliefs:

    contradiction

    I need some of those stamps pronto. As well as one for my singles that says “this was in a stripper’s g-string” and one for my hundreds that says “a gay man bought trinkets with this. handle that, beeeotch.”

     
  4. theatlantic:

Trump’s Birther Antics Are Driving Away His Liberal Audience

He may have gotten President Obama’s attention, but Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy is presumed by most people to be a stunt designed to goose ratings for his television show, “Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC. But while Trump has gotten plenty of airtime by suggesting, wrongly, that the president was not born in the United States, Nielsen rating for “Celebrity Apprentice” are lower than they were a year ago — and dropping fast. One reason Trump’s audience is abandoning him may be that, according to demographic research of primetime television viewers provided exclusively to The Atlantic by National Media Inc., a firm that places political ads on television, the audience for “Celebrity Apprentice” is among the most liberal in primetime television (see graphic above). Rather than add viewers, Trump foolishly appears to be driving them away.

Read more at The Atlantic

Interesting, because this contradicts data I saw a couple of days ago  that show his show’s rating increasing (by this years’ numbers alone). Wikipedia has the show gaining rating share & viewership between episodes 7  and 8 this season. He’s only started political stunting in the past two weeks, so not sure how relevant last year’s numbers are. This one’s feeling a little disinformation-y to me.

    theatlantic:

    Trump’s Birther Antics Are Driving Away His Liberal Audience

    He may have gotten President Obama’s attention, but Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy is presumed by most people to be a stunt designed to goose ratings for his television show, “Celebrity Apprentice” on NBC. But while Trump has gotten plenty of airtime by suggesting, wrongly, that the president was not born in the United States, Nielsen rating for “Celebrity Apprentice” are lower than they were a year ago — and dropping fast. One reason Trump’s audience is abandoning him may be that, according to demographic research of primetime television viewers provided exclusively to The Atlantic by National Media Inc., a firm that places political ads on television, the audience for “Celebrity Apprentice” is among the most liberal in primetime television (see graphic above). Rather than add viewers, Trump foolishly appears to be driving them away.

    Read more at The Atlantic

    Interesting, because this contradicts data I saw a couple of days ago that show his show’s rating increasing (by this years’ numbers alone). Wikipedia has the show gaining rating share & viewership between episodes 7 and 8 this season. He’s only started political stunting in the past two weeks, so not sure how relevant last year’s numbers are. This one’s feeling a little disinformation-y to me.

     
  5. thepoliticalnotebook:

Côte d’Ivoire map, courtesy of the BBC.  Heavy fighting in Abidjan is into its third day as Ouattara and Gbagbo’s forces struggle for the presidential palace.  Hundreds are estimated to have died in Duekoue this past week (330 according to the UN, but in the vicinity of 800-1000 according to aid agencies).  Many reported to have died at the hands of Ouattara’s forces. Keep up with developments live at the BBC.

    thepoliticalnotebook:

    Côte d’Ivoire map, courtesy of the BBC.  Heavy fighting in Abidjan is into its third day as Ouattara and Gbagbo’s forces struggle for the presidential palace.  Hundreds are estimated to have died in Duekoue this past week (330 according to the UN, but in the vicinity of 800-1000 according to aid agencies).  Many reported to have died at the hands of Ouattara’s forces. Keep up with developments live at the BBC.

     
  6.  
  7. …For we are not a nation that says, ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ We are a nation that says, ‘Out of many, we are one.’
    — President Obama on DADT repeal
     
  8. jonubian:

FIERCE FEMINISM  terrae:

Angela Davis and Toni Morrison….epic.

    jonubian:

    FIERCE FEMINISM  terrae:

    Angela Davis and Toni Morrison….epic.

     
  9. queerpocalypse:

Iranian security guards drag partially-dressed  female protesters away from a hall during an Iranian cultural event in  Kiev November 11, 2010. Activists from the women’s rights organization  “Femen” staged the protest in support of Iranian citizen Sakineh  Mohammadi Ashtiani, accused both of adultery and of being complicit in  her husband’s murder.

    queerpocalypse:

    Iranian security guards drag partially-dressed female protesters away from a hall during an Iranian cultural event in Kiev November 11, 2010. Activists from the women’s rights organization “Femen” staged the protest in support of Iranian citizen Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, accused both of adultery and of being complicit in her husband’s murder.

     
  10. This graphic of New Mexico just taught me more than 1000 words ever did.
It looks like two different states, or one broken, circus-colored graham cracker.

    This graphic of New Mexico just taught me more than 1000 words ever did.

    It looks like two different states, or one broken, circus-colored graham cracker.

     
  11. A MoveOn activist is violently assaulted by Rand Paul supporters at a rally. Tea Party, these are your people. STOP.

    UPDATE: The curb-stomper has been identified as one of Rand Paul’s election coordinators. He’s responsible for Bourbon County.

     
  12. They’ll let your teenage daughter buy an abortion, but they won’t let her buy a sugary soda in her school’s vending machine.
    — 

    Christine O’Donnell (via washingtonexaminer

    )

    I didn’t know abortions were that easy to “buy”… Especially for a teenager. They’re expensive! I don’t know any teens that have that kind of money at their disposal. Get real.

    (via lostgrrrls)

    Christine O’Donnell thinks teenage girls should be able to buy abortions out of school vending machines? Or that we should drink more sugary sodas? #cognitivedissonance

     
  13. Erin Kotecki Vest was diagnosed with Lupus by her very alert OBGYN. According to Erin, she “lost 13 inches of my colon, my gall bladder, my uterus and my ovaries  due to complications from Lupus. Currently we are monitoring my liver  and my kidneys.”
Today she got a letter from Anthem Blue Cross challenging her hysterectomy as “unnecessary”. This screenshot shows her processing through the letter, and IMO provides a brutal, real-life, current, happening NOW example of why health care reform is so absolutely, actively necessary.
Read more about her battle with Lupus here (this is informational and a donation page for those so inclined.)
And stay on top of your politicians. Your health is not something any of us should let go of. If a fight is what it will take, then summon the troops. BE the troops. Erin’s story is her own, but this could happen to any of us.

    Erin Kotecki Vest was diagnosed with Lupus by her very alert OBGYN. According to Erin, she “lost 13 inches of my colon, my gall bladder, my uterus and my ovaries due to complications from Lupus. Currently we are monitoring my liver and my kidneys.”

    Today she got a letter from Anthem Blue Cross challenging her hysterectomy as “unnecessary”. This screenshot shows her processing through the letter, and IMO provides a brutal, real-life, current, happening NOW example of why health care reform is so absolutely, actively necessary.

    Read more about her battle with Lupus here (this is informational and a donation page for those so inclined.)

    And stay on top of your politicians. Your health is not something any of us should let go of. If a fight is what it will take, then summon the troops. BE the troops. Erin’s story is her own, but this could happen to any of us.