officialcomedy:

As always, Fox News covers the end of the Government Shutdown in a fair and balanced way.

Tags: Obama politics

(Source: officialcomedy)

Tags: obama politics

Tags: Politics

I mean it.

I’m just gonna go talk to them.

settlingshow:

Or a Barack Obama Back Seat of the Bus…am I right? (high fives no one) 

storyboard:

How a Gun Control Petition Went from the Tumblr Dashboard to Washington DC
I created the petition “Immediately address the issue of control through the introduction of legislation in Congress” as a knee-jerk reaction in mid-December of last year. It was a way of gaining control over a situation I had no control over. After the awful extent of the Sandy Hook shootings became clear, I felt disoriented. The mind tends to turn toward blame, but the murder of twenty children and six school officials was, and will always be, a hard thing to wrap my head around.
I knew that if there ever were a tipping point for effective gun control, this would be it. So, I wrote a petition. My primary goal was to appeal to both sides of the debate. Writing an incendiary, partisan petition benefits no one. The vast majority of gun owners are people who have the Constitutional right to own one, several, or many guns, and singling these people out was wrong. Simply put, the petition was intended to start a realistic dialogue about guns and their role in the United States. We have a gun problem, plain and simple.
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Pretty amazing.

storyboard:

How a Gun Control Petition Went from the Tumblr Dashboard to Washington DC

I created the petition “Immediately address the issue of control through the introduction of legislation in Congress” as a knee-jerk reaction in mid-December of last year. It was a way of gaining control over a situation I had no control over. After the awful extent of the Sandy Hook shootings became clear, I felt disoriented. The mind tends to turn toward blame, but the murder of twenty children and six school officials was, and will always be, a hard thing to wrap my head around.

I knew that if there ever were a tipping point for effective gun control, this would be it. So, I wrote a petition. My primary goal was to appeal to both sides of the debate. Writing an incendiary, partisan petition benefits no one. The vast majority of gun owners are people who have the Constitutional right to own one, several, or many guns, and singling these people out was wrong. Simply put, the petition was intended to start a realistic dialogue about guns and their role in the United States. We have a gun problem, plain and simple.

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Pretty amazing.

storyboard:

This Month In Charts: November
Still recovering from their Thanksgiving food comas, the guys from I Love Charts bring you the month of November, charted. 
Yes We Can!
Every four years, people all across America gather together for a ritual rich in metaphor for the American experience. From all walks of life, citizens join ranks with their brothers and sisters to stand in line, battling outdated technology and undisguised voter suppression tactics for the privilege of casting their vote for President of the United States. From their homes, jobs, schools, posts they come and wait. And wait, and wait, and wait …

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storyboard:

This Month In Charts: November

Still recovering from their Thanksgiving food comas, the guys from I Love Charts bring you the month of November, charted. 

Yes We Can!

Every four years, people all across America gather together for a ritual rich in metaphor for the American experience. From all walks of life, citizens join ranks with their brothers and sisters to stand in line, battling outdated technology and undisguised voter suppression tactics for the privilege of casting their vote for President of the United States. From their homes, jobs, schools, posts they come and wait. And wait, and wait, and wait …

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"The Tumblr, for all its webbiness, embraced a kind of back-to-the-future sensibility: a suggestion of what campaign messaging looked like in previous ages, when it played out on the community level."

— The Atlantic, on the Obama campaign Tumblr — perhaps the best piece yet on political memedom, the uniqueness of Tumblr as a platform, and why it makes sense in the political sphere. (Only thing missing: a quote from Liba Rubenstein!)  (via jessbennett)

slacktory:

The weakest link

slacktory:

The weakest link

@bestnatesmith
I think this wins. @chasemit

I think this wins. @chasemit

comedycentral:

[@Indecision]