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“When you talk about guns you always hear a lot about the Second Amendment and the Founding Fathers, and what they would say if they were here. Well, I for one think that if the Founding Fathers were here today, they would be super freaked out by cars. You can talk to them all you want about the Second Amendment, and they would just yell, ‘What are all these metal beasts doing rolling down the thoroughfare?’ And you’d tell them, ‘Those are cars’. And then you’d try to talk to them about militias and they would scream, ‘How can you speak of militias when steel dragons fly through the sky?’ And you’d say, ‘Those are airplanes.’ But even if they could wrap their heads around that they would eventually ask, ‘Why are all the slaves out?’ And they would think that. You can groan all you want, but they would think that.
And yes, the Founding Fathers wanted you to have the right to bear arms, but the guys who wrote that would pee through all eight layers of their pants if they saw what guns are now. In 1787 shooting a bullet was slightly faster than throwing one. If you wanted to be bulletproof in 1787 you put on a heavy coat. So with that in mind, I’m all about Americans having guns as long as they’re the muskets from 1787 that take forever to load.”


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huffpostcomedy:

Saturday Night Live 36x12

“When you talk about guns you always hear a lot about the Second Amendment and the Founding Fathers, and what they would say if they were here. Well, I for one think that if the Founding Fathers were here today, they would be super freaked out by cars. You can talk to them all you want about the Second Amendment, and they would just yell, ‘What are all these metal beasts doing rolling down the thoroughfare?’ And you’d tell them, ‘Those are cars’. And then you’d try to talk to them about militias and they would scream, ‘How can you speak of militias when steel dragons fly through the sky?’ And you’d say, ‘Those are airplanes.’ But even if they could wrap their heads around that they would eventually ask, ‘Why are all the slaves out?’ And they would think that. You can groan all you want, but they would think that.

And yes, the Founding Fathers wanted you to have the right to bear arms, but the guys who wrote that would pee through all eight layers of their pants if they saw what guns are now. In 1787 shooting a bullet was slightly faster than throwing one. If you wanted to be bulletproof in 1787 you put on a heavy coat. So with that in mind, I’m all about Americans having guns as long as they’re the muskets from 1787 that take forever to load.

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jakefogelnest:

Harry Nilsson fought for gun control.

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Our Dissociative Relationship With Gun Violence

The facts about what happened in Newtown will emerge in due course. I don’t need to know anything more to predict this: between the time of the murders in Newtown and the end of this weekend two to three times as many people in this country will be killed by other people with guns. Killed dead.

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"Did you hear what Pussy Riot said in the courtroom? ‘Even though we’re behind bars, we’re more free than anyone.’ That’s like Benazir Bhutto before she went back to Pakistan to be killed. That’s like Oscar Wilde facing the courtroom before he was jailed. To see that courage among women in a white youth movement? That is incredibly powerful. It sets a new bar: How are we going to participate now? Should we all be going to jail? Should Animal Collective go to jail? Should Grizzly Bear go to jail? Should Bon Iver go to jail? Is it time?"

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Antony. Check out more of our favorite 2012 interview snippets in The Year in Quotes. (via pitchfork)

I also think Bon Iver should go to jail, but maybe not for the same reasons.

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housingworksbookstore:

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louie4711:

Here’s some Mitt gifs from my short.

MITT HATES BIG BIRD. (I’m glad I don’t have to see this guy ever again)

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dcwomenkickingass:

Wonder Woman would want you to. If she were running. In the future. 

I wish I could vote for Wonder Woman. Sigh.

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