Your dreams were your ticket out

Your dreams were your ticket out March 31, 2012

I see a little silhouetto of a man. …”

Jose Hernandez is an astronaut.”

“Which would make its history even stranger than anyone had previously thought.” (via)

A collection of potential cover designs for Rachel Held Evans’ new book. (Background here.)

Think you have the right to vote? Not so much!”

“One of the things that happened in Idaho was that the legislators assumed people weren’t going to pay very much attention.”


“For all the huffing and blowing we get about rugged individualism, the American spirit and the American experiment always have had at their heart the notion that the government is all of us and that, therefore, the government may keep things in trust for all if us.”

“Working families make up 80 percent of those who have no health insurance.”

“Anna Brown did not die with the dignity we afford to human beings, but with the contempt we reserve for garbage. And a woman’s humanity is not just forgotten and cast aside with no systemic reason.” (via)

Anna Browns will be de rigueur should the ACA be repealed.”

Here’s how it’s going to work. …”

“Researchers are now making the explicit connection between air pollution and asthma.”

“Either large scale amnesia or willful ignorance about what happened in the previous 150 years of this country’s history.”

“[The Liar Tony] Perkins has appeared on Hardball six times — and neither [Chris] Matthews nor any of his guests have brought up Perkins’ long record of spreading hateful anti-gay lies.”

“I, for one, just want Matthews and other journalists to ask pertinent questions.”

Religious Right activists are reviving their anti-anti-bullying campaign by attacking April 20th’s Day of Silence, an annual event when students protest bullying and anti-LGBT bias.”

Gay men in sports uniforms and military uniforms have been winning America’s games and fighting America’s battles for a long time: quietly, humbly, and in the face of vicious bigotry.” (via)

I heard you weeping through the walls …”

(Post title honors Gabe Kaplan, who turns 67 today.)

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