Saturday, May 28, 2011

Day After the Day After Saturday Links

Oh hey, it's raining again. Here's some links.

This is cheesy as hell, but I love it. All my boyfriends in Grand Rapids, MI respond to Newsweek's allegation that they are a "dying city" by putting together a 5,000 person strong LipDub.

Twitter now allows you to view people's feeds in real time. You could always see who they were following, but it's just more interesting, from a voyeuristic point of view, to look at say, my boyfriend Keith Ellison's Twitter feed.

Via my boyfriend Mark over at Norweiganity, whites apparently think they are the most oppressed people in society these days because of the belief in the zero-sum pie. Which is racist in of itself, if you honestly believe there is a zero-sum goal, and you just deserve more of it because... you're white, well, that makes you kind of a dick, doesn't it? I've seen this argument too many times to count, and it always reminds me of my boyfriend Louis CK's bit:

On his 100th birthday, my boyfriend Rick Perlstein remembers "America's Forgotten Liberal", my deceased boyfriend Hubert Humphrey:

Humphrey could have been excused for quietly backing down. Instead, the man who had earned the nickname the Happy Warrior gave one of the greatest speeches in American political history.

“To those who say this civil rights program is an infringement on states’ rights,” he thundered from the convention podium, “I say this: The time has arrived in America for the Democratic Party to get out of the shadow of states’ rights and to walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights.”

The motion carried. The Southerners walked out and ran Strom Thurmond for president. When Harry S. Truman won nonetheless, Democrats were on their way to becoming the party of civil rights. Hubert Humphrey catalyzed that change.

Some awesome Tumblr blogs put together by my boyfriends that might make you lose a bit of faith in humanity: Facebook reactions of people that take The Onion seriously and unhelpful customer tweets.

This is not a pleasant story to read. But you should read it, because it perfectly illustrates what the anti-choice crusade is leading to. (via)

This is not a pleasant video to watch. But you should watch it, because it perfectly illustrates what the war on (some classes of people that use) drugs is leading to.

In case you did the sensible thing and got the hell out of town for the holiday and didn't obsessively read political blogs like some sort of dorky political misanthrope and therefore don't get the boyfriend joke, here it is. But it should probably be noted that although making fun of the half-assed logic of idiot right-wingers is hilarious, the fact that my failed anger management candidate and raging alcoholic boyfriend Andy Breitbart's minions are yet again harassing some random citizen that just so happens to yet again be a black woman isn't very funny at all.

Oh, and in case you missed it, my girlfriend Michele Bachmann is still very, very stupid. Stupid enough that kids are actually schooling her at this point.

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