If it is important for us to speak and vote our convictions in matters of internal policy, though we may unfortunately be in disagreement with the President, it is infinitely more important for us to speak and vote our convictions when the question is one of peace or war, certain to involve the lives and fortunes of many of our people and, it may be, the destiny of all of them and of the civilized world as well.
The 2012 Republican National Convention summarized in one image
Paul Ryan’s love of Rage Against the Machine is amusing, because he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades.
Their only crime was being young, arrogant, and beautiful.
Patti Smith on the members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, in Oslo, Norway, 1 August 2012. The band’s trial this week on charges of ‘hooliganism motivated by religious hatred’ has exposed some inconvenient truths about the Russian justice system.
When people say it’s a stupid, superficial thing to avoid eating at Chik-Fil-A just because you disagree with the politics of the higher-ups, I assume those people don’t realize Chik-Fil-A profits are pumped into organizations that literally support legislation to execute gay people.
When people are actively spreading bigotry, it’s not superficial to take your business elsewhere.
Is it just me, or did the Chick-Fil-A “Appreciation Day” demographic skew distinctly
- overweight; and