I’ve said this before but I just do not understand how the president has not just laid out a hundred thousand executive orders in order to even try to achieve radical equality in any way possible.
As a second term, supposedly liberal president, he’s not going to have another chance. Our next president is very likely going to be a tea bagged style conservative because of all kinds of reasons, including racially-based hatred for president Obama.
But legally, there is nothing for the president to lose by campaigning every day for radical equality. I can’t understand why this isn’t happening, and instead he has chosen to send more troops to Iraq and that kind of shit.
I know this congress has been the most obstructionist, least helpful congress in the history of this country. That certainly halts the usual process of passing laws and getting things done.
But the president, in my opinion, could be doing so much more, at no real detriment.
just want to smack some congresspeople and say
you are a civil servant and right now you are not serving anybody
get back to serving or we will give your jobs to underpaid wait staff and you can start serving entrees for less than minimum wage, and i hope ho one tips you
nadork hat gesagt: thats rly gross idolatry almost
ain’t no almost about it
people in this country have an unhealthy love for the ffs and for the constitution
which was written 226 years ago
two and a quarter centuries
i cannot even list the thousands, if not millions, of totally unprecedented technological innovations perpetrated in that time
the vast majority of which would be an utter shock to people from the 1780s
but for some reason americans cling to the stupid idiot past full of stupid idiots like it’s a holy thing
i don’t like it here
nadork hat gesagt: yeah whatsup with that? it seems like americans are obsessed with what the founding fathers would think…we never ever go ‘well would samuel de champlain say about all this HUH?’ lol
it’s just another piece of the white het cis male hero worship machine
we learn from day 1 in school that the ffs were basically the pinnacle of human enlightenment and bravery and like
they were pretty smart, and they had some gumption to do what they did, but it was at least as self-serving as it was noble
not to mentioned they literally owned other humans
and they had no idea about anything in the modern age
i’m disinclined to refer to the founding fathers in regards to the government shutdown.
the wishes of slaveowners for a government 200+ years removed from their time are not close to my heart.
tempted, only slightly, to ask my mom if she is proud of the congressmen she voted for, because i’m almost certain that they have had a hand in this shutdown nonsense.
but last time i had a political discussion (or non-discussion) with my mom, i had a major depressive episode and wanted to kill myself. so i don’t think i will be doing that.
How silly is it to have a national holiday celebrating the accomplishments of the labor movement in this country…
while there is no longer a labor movement?
while unions are demonized and have almost no power whatsoever?
while much of the government and most corporations are using their power and wealth to restrict workers’ rights?
while unemployment is still rampant due to unscrupulous and unsustainable corporate practices?
I mean. Really.
We have no business doing anything in Syria except offering humanitarian aid
Yes, any regime that uses chemical weapons, or any weapons, on its own citizens no longer needs to be in power.
But that category includes our own government, and military intervention in foreign nations, especially in the middle east, is not and never has been, a good choice.
So fucking much for hope and change.