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Damn, Mitt. I think this sorta explains why it makes no sense that uber wealthy people pay lower taxes (relatively) than do normal earners or even moderately successful people.

I was very unaware of politics this year, primarily because I’m not a Republican and what they say generally does not interest me nor the way Dems feel obligated to respond to them. However, it seems this video was huge this year and inspired many memes.

Interesting perspective on his beliefs

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WTF: Cain v Obama

Posted: November 21, 2011 in Politics
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Questionable Political Slogan of the Day

Questionable Political Slogan of the Day: “How do you beat Obama? Beat him with a Cain.” Asked why he chose that term, given its racial connotations, Cain responded: “Cain. Herman Cain. C-A-I-N. Do I have to connect all the dots for you?”

Snaps: Islamic v Christian Extremism

Posted: November 18, 2011 in Politics
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Can we discuss this? Wow.

Obama 2012: Cain’s 404

Posted: November 17, 2011 in Politics
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Catching Up With Cain of the Day

This is a bit juvenile, but very clever.

Obama 2012

Posted: November 8, 2011 in Politics
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Obama v Osama

Posted: May 2, 2011 in Politics
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Macro of the Day

Hmm: Interesting bumper sticker

Posted: April 1, 2011 in Politics
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So that means it’s cool if two women marry though, right?

Writing Primer: Manifestos

Posted: March 31, 2011 in Politics
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How To of the Day

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Red-Blooded American of the Day:

95-year-old Centralia, Washington resident Leeland Davidson — a decorated WWII vet — recently sought an enhanced driver’s license so he could travel to Canada to visit his cousin one last time. But Davidson’s mundane request was rejected because, as it turns out, he’s not a citizen of this country.
Davidson was born in British Columbia to US citizens. “We always figured because he was born to U.S. parents he’s automatically a U.S. citizen,” his daughter Rose told KOMO 4 News.

Davidson wants the issue of his citizenship cleared up before he passes away, but passport officials raised concerns that pursuing the matter might lead to the loss of his Social Security or worse: Deportation.

Davidson received an application for citizenship from the office of Sen. Patty Murray, but he isn’t very happy about having to complete it. “I’m an American citizen,” he says. “Why should I have to fill out these forms, that’s what irks me.”

Would we feel this way if this were a Mexican person?

Internet woes Egypt

Posted: February 26, 2011 in Politics
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Hipster Tunisia

Posted: February 16, 2011 in Politics
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Who needs marriage?

Posted: February 12, 2011 in Politics, Ramblings
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I had a therapist who said marriage is really a container for a family, and that made sense to me. – Julianne Moore

I find this quote all too fitting, and I’m not exactly sure if I’m happy or sad about that. I feel like marriage, aside from being a piece of paper, is mostly applicable for people who want to have children OR people planning on being life partners indefinitely.

You could say those two things are pretty much the only reasons why people get married, but let me explain. If you plan to be with someone (truly) forever, and you want to be able to make medical decisions for them should their health be compromised, then marriage is the best legal document to give you that ability. I would venture that couples who are uncertain or want a fiscal contract just not get married at all.

If you are sure you want children, and believe in the power of societal norms in that children should have married parents, then I ‘guess’ marriage makes sense. I think two parents can be unmarried, especially as society progresses as I don’t see any preclusions for unmarried parents legally (just socially).

But I’m also just generally weary of marriage’s necessity aside from the medical/legal jurisdiction parents have over their children’s livelihood. Other than that, marriage does just seem to be a container for a ‘family’ and not all things need containers to be kept together.

I like that quote though, JM’s therapist.

UK x Britain x England?

Posted: February 12, 2011 in Politics, Videos
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If you ever wanted to know the difference betwixt all of these entities, here’s your answer! It actually is interesting, I promise.