View from Twenty-Two

I would always rather be happy than dignified.

This Guest Made Jon Stewart's Jaw Drop

Everyone should watch this. This young woman is extraordinary. 

Jon Stewart's Rockin' Shutdown Eve

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Ugh indeed.

One word has never said so much.

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Ugh indeed.

One word has never said so much.

(Source: twitter.com)

“Education is the silver bullet. Education is everything. We don’t need little changes, we need gigantic, monumental changes. Schools should be palaces. The competition for the best teachers should be fierce. They should be making six-figure salaries. Schools should be incredibly expensive for government and absolutely free of charge to its citizens, just like national defense. That’s my position. I just haven’t figured out how to do it yet.”

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Sam Seaborn in The West Wing.

Preach, son. I will never get tired of watching this show.

BuzzFeed: Cory Booker Wrestled with His Own Homophobia

Yet another reason Cory Booker is the fucking man. 

Is there a repost to infinity button for this picture?

Rolling Stone: Obama and the Road Ahead

Favorite part (of many):

"I’ve got a different theory. I believe that when middle-class families are doing well – they’ve got money in their pockets, they’re getting decent wages, they’ve got some health care security – then we all do better. Because those are customers who are buying goods and services, so businesses do better. It goes back to what Henry Ford understood when he decided to pay higher wages to his workers: that meant those workers on the assembly line making those Model T’s could end up buying those cars. That’s how we grew a middle class. So more than anything, our task over the next four weeks is just to lay bare just what these economic choices are. The American people are going to understand which choice is better for them and what is going to be better for the country as a whole."

Lena Dunham on Barack Obama. All the things I like rolled into one.

Democracy Prep’s 4th graders encourage us to vote, to the tune of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”

My heart is warm. 

“I can’t speak to whether or not individual Romney supporters are stupid people, but voting for Romney/Ryan as a woman and/or as a minority is a STUPID DECISION. It is voting against your own interests—and it concerns Eva Longoria because it’s voting against her interests too. And mine. And, yes, that makes us not like you very much. Because make no mistake: those dudes do not give a FUCK about you or your life or your kids or your health or your job, beyond the extent to which your votes and tax dollars and complacence can benefit them.”

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From a Jezebel article in response to Eva Longoria, who tweeted that conservative women were “stupid” for voting for Mitt Romney, the “racist/misogynistic twat.”

PREACH.