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Here’s a complete list of worthwhile US Senators

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Sen. Thomas Coburn (R, OK)
Sen. Thomas Harkin (D, IA)
Sen. Mike Lee (R, UT)
Sen. Jeff Merkley (D, OR)
Sen. Ron Wyden (D, OR)
Sen. Rand Paul (R, KY)
Sen. Bernard Sanders (I, VT)

So chosen as they are the only ones who did their fucking job as a check for the executive branch and voted against the outrageous “National Defense Authorization Act.”

Said act basically legalizes the indefinite holding without trial of US citizens, so long as the current presidential administration says they think you might be connected to terrorist activities.

Seriously, if your Senator isn’t on this list you owe them a stern-as-fuck-ly worded letter voicing your displeasure.

Also, you could hit up your representative to ensure that this bill doesn’t make it any further than our largely worthless Senate.

Bill Maher Interviews Jimmy Carter

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Link: Bill Maher Interviews Jimmy Carter

Who, by the way, is the fucking man.

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Seriously, broadcasters, journalists: just give up now. Because either you’re making things worse, or no one’s paying attention anyway. May as well knock back a few Jagermeisters, unplug the autocue, and just sit there dumbly repeating whichever reality-warping meme the far right wants to go viral this week. What’s that? Obama is Gargamel and he’s killing all the Smurfs? Sod it. Whatever. Roll titles.

Charlie Brooker

‘Ground Zero mosque’? The reality is less provocative

Taxcut

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Link: Taxcut

Work by Chad Person. He shreds US Currency and makes collages of military hardware.

“chad person has been destroying currency for his work for the past two years. as a professional artist, he deducts his material expenditures as a write off. if he slices up a hundred dollars to make an image, or a thousand, or just a five, he takes it out of the IRS coffers. for him, visualizing the weaponry that he is not buying with those dollars is a reminder that a little creativity can be very empowering.”

Chad Person

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BP’s safety violations far outstrip its fellow oil companies. According to the Center for Public Integrity, in the last three years, BP refineries in Ohio and Texas have accounted for 97 percent of the “egregious, willful” violations handed out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

BP’s Dismal Safety Record – ABC News

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Hear ye, hear ye. A modest proposal.

Lemons to lemonade: you see spilled oil and dead birds, I see the raw materials we need to tar and feather every BP exec we can lay hands on.

/by Clayton Cubitt

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Draplin Design Co. Some Redesigns For The BP Corporation

“We whipped up some redesign options for the BP corporation. You know, the guys behind the catastrophe down south. Quick, obvious, dumb solutions.

Here’s another idea for them: Clean up that fuckin’ Gulf!

Rachel Maddow on Ixtoc v. Deep Horizon

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Link: Rachel Maddow on Ixtoc v. Deep Horizon

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Seriously, this shit is just dumber than fuck at this point.

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The No. 1 rule when dealing with disaster is to figure out which rules you need to break. Rules are designed for when everything is working. A democracy is based on trust. BP has proved it can’t be trusted.

The government needs to change the game and make this a punitive effort. The government has been too friendly to oil companies.

The government should immediately freeze BP’s assets and start to charge the corporation — say $100 million — each day the oil flows. The money could be held in a fund that U.S. government draws on to take care of the people along the Gulf Coast and pay the states for doing the cleanup.

Next, BP and the government bureaucrats who broke a law and put the public at risk need to go to jail.

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré

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What’s The Non-Sexist Way To Say, “Grow Some Goddamn Balls And Fuckin’ Pass The Fuckin’ Goddamn Health-Care Bill, You Goddamn Pussies”?

David Rees