Marketing Campaign of the Day: As if it weren’t enough that North Carolina already doesn’t recognize same-sex unions, the state votes next Tuesday on a ballot measure that reads: “Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized by this State.”
This ad campaign, by Winston-Salem agency The Variable, plays on segregation-era discrimination to shock voters into voting down the offensive legislation, called Amendment 1: “On May 8th, make history. Don’t repeat it.”
Lights Out: Camille and Haley Harris, a pair of homeschooled sisters from Tulsa, who proudly profess to never having watched cable or purchased a magazine, perform an unsolicited campaign song they penned with their parents for the family’s candidate of choice, Rick Santorum.
“We’ve got a Man who Understands that God Gave the Bill of Rights.” And James Madison wept.
[gawker / thanks robyn!]
re-blogging to facepalm later. [sigh]
2012 is coming.
The math is the math. You can’t lower current (tax) rates and raise revenue unless you’re getting revenue from someplace else. Now, either it’s coming from middle-class families, or poor families, or it’s coming from folks like you and me that can afford to pay a little more.
…You can’t get away from the basic concept that either we have a system in which the people who have benefited the most from this new economy by a magnitude of 200, 300 percent increases in their income — either they’re doing a little bit more, or they’re not.
I think they should. And this is not because I’m interested in punishing the rich. I want everybody to be rich! That’s great! It has to do with the fact that the less I’m asking you or me to do, the more I’m asking somebody who’s in a much tougher position to sacrifice.
This whole thing, summarized so simply and yet the conservative element in these United States continues to pretend not to understand the sheer, sympathetic logic of it all.
We live in strange, strange times right now. Remind yourself of this 50 years from now when you’re tucking your grandkids into the SleepBot5000.
The GM plan, if you privatize it, was to just close it, okay? You liquidate it. You sell the factories. Chrysler? Completely no reason to have it. So what do we have — Toyota and Honda take over the country as The (new) Big Three? …I’m uncomfortable with that — those are Japanese companies! These guys don’t seem to care about any foreign company that takes up in the vacuum (created by American businesses shuttering)!
Not only that, but I asked (them) directly a question — ‘How about, basically, the markets?’ And their reaction was ‘GROW THE ECONOMY!!!’ How about ‘PUT AWAY THE BAD GUYS’?! I mean, we get calls, every single day, (about) the banks that took a fortune, still kicking people out of homes, and you know, I don’t wanna hear ‘Hey, listen, regulation’s BAD!’ Not all regulation is bad and the government’s not a bunch of stupid idiots.
…Look at what happened in this country between 2005 and 2007: the government chose to play no role. Unregulated, rapacious capitalism lost more people more in the Dow Jones and the S&P than any other thing that occurred. It wasn’t GROWTH that killed us — it was unregulated, rapacious capitalism! And I’M a capitalist!!!
CNBC debate moderator and “Mad Money” host JIM CRAMER, soundly criticizing the Republican presidential contenders for their stances on the auto industry bailout, the economy and government regulation.
I would like to see video of this, I cannot lie.