The Southern Socialist

Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarassed millionaires. ~John Steinbeck Atlanta, GA Via Brooklyn, NY
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secondblooms:

- having a Déjà Mooday…yikes…

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beingliberal:

"A new poll from Pew Research found that only 11% of those surveyed who identified themselves as libertarian were correctly able to identify the very basic meaning of libertarianism …

Weirdly, that same poll found that 41% of libertarians believe that the government should regulate business, 46% of libertarians believe that corporations make too much profit, and 38% of libertarians believe that government aid to the poor is a good thing.

Similarly, of the so-called libertarians polled, 42% believe that police should be able to stop and search people who “look like criminals,” and 26% think “homosexuality should be discouraged.”

What happened to limited government and more individual freedoms? Basically, people in America who call themselves libertarians have absolutely no idea what libertarianism is really about.”

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elizaboudicca:

adeyami:

"open carry" is about over compensation. There should be a listing of restaurants that don’t allow prosthetic confidence.

And all the women who open carry - what exactly are they “overcompensating” for?

I have never seen one.
If i were to open carry I am sure I would be killed.
Privilege must be awesome “I wasn’t born with anything be black and hard…”

bktohk:

White man jaywalks with gun…guess what happens?!

Also check out the article:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/31/1324831/-White-man-jaywalks-with-gun-guess-what-happens?detail=email

mistakeshaventmademe:

"I saw a white man with a gun.

I heard a policeman saying, “Place the weapon down on the ground, please. … are crossing the street illegally … I need you to put the gun down before I talk to you. … You have committed a crime … you are jaywalking. … I don’t want to shoot you, I’m not here to do that. … Why are you so angry. … Why are you cursing at me?”

Watching the whole incident all I could think of were those dead (unarmed) black men and boys who never had the opportunity to be “talked down,” called “sir,” and were murdered by police. “

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

attribution: Screen grab from Huffington Post

Not that it’s a surprise, but the NRA once again proves the obvious. It’s a wretched organization led by wretched people:

On Monday, a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her shooting instructor with a submachine gun called an Uzi. The girl accidentally pointed the weapon up towards her instructor when the enormous weapon’s recoil was too powerful for her to control.

A horrible tragedy, right? Not only is a man needlessly dead, but a little girl is permanently scarred. The lesson to be learned is clearly not to give automatic weapons to children. But did we even need to learn that in the first place?

Apparently, yes. The National Rifle Association responded to the event just two days later by tweeting a list of ways that children can “have fun at the shooting range.” The Huffington Post’s Christina Wilkie caught it first, and managed to capture a screenshot of the tweet before it was deleted an hour later.

Because to the NRA, the only proper response to the horrors of gun violence is to tout the joy and wonder of guns. Humanity does not matter. The NRA is a humanity-free zone. As Wilkieexplains:

The Arizona shooting has prompted a heated national debate over what guns are safe for use by minors, even under supervision. Experts agree that an Uzi was the wrong choice for a 9-year-old girl.

The timing of the NRA’s tweet appears to be linked to this debate. Anstine’s column about children’s shooting targets was posted on August 20, almost a week before the Arizona shooting. Why the NRA would decide to push out this column to the more than 7,000 followers of its “NRA Women” account is unclear. The NRA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Because guns are so fun, and yet another accidental shooting death by yet another child should not dissuade parents from putting more guns in the hands of more children. To the vultures in the gun industry, anyway.

Source: Laurence Lewis for Daily Kos

sandandglass:

Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.

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