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20 Nov 21:24

Tom Coburn, Asshole of the Day for November 20, 2014 by...

Tom Coburn, Asshole of the Day for November 20, 2014

by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)

Tonight President Obama will outline his immigration executive order, which is expected to defer deportation of at least 5 million undocumented immigrants already in the US.

Despite what you may hear the shrieking xenophobes claim about this order, what remains true is this:

As Julia Preston observes: “Congress has provided only enough funding for the administration to carry out about 400,000 deportations each year. Mr. Obama, to the dismay of immigrant-rights advocates, has met that goal.” That is a small fraction of the 11 million undocumented immigrants. The question is: How should the enforcement bureaucracy choose who belongs to that small fraction, and how far can he go in setting down guidelines for determining that?

So Obama can only deport 400K per year because that’s all Congress has funded, so no matter what 10.6 million won’t get deported this year. So all Obama is doing with this executive order and the one in 2012 is spelling out that of the 400K he can deport, some categories won’t be pursued. That’s all. And if Congress wants to deport all 11 million, then they should fund that, but they haven’t.

But that’s not enough for Sen. Tom Coburn, who describes what Obama will announce as a huge overreach of authority sure to be greeted by an uprising of the people:

he accuses Obama of acting like “an autocratic leader that’s going to disregard what the Constitution says and make law anyway.” He says changes in immigration policy require passage by Congress, not just the president’s signature — a charge the White House disputes and on which legal experts disagree.

"Instead of having the rule of law handling in our country today, now we’re starting to have the rule of rulers, and that’s the total antithesis of what this country was founded on," Coburn says. "Here’s how people think: Well, if the law doesn’t apply to the president … then why should it apply to me?"

"The country’s going to go nuts, because they’re going to see it as a move outside the authority of the president, and it’s going to be a very serious situation," Coburn said on Capital Download. "You’re going to see — hopefully not — but you could see instances of anarchy. … You could see violence."

Sorry, Senator, but you’re wrong. And you could sponsor a bill to fund deporting all 11 million, but you haven’t. So please stop acting like Obama deciding that 5 million aren’t a priority is the end of freedom in this country.

Look, even Megyn Kelly acknowledges that nothing sinister is happening here, despite what gets shouted on Fox News:

On the November 19 edition of The Kelly File, Kelly acknowledged that the president is not actually pursuing “amnesty,” because “amnesty is citizenship and that’s not what [Obama] is talking about.” Kelly also explained how conservatives purposely misuse the word “amnesty” for political gain: “That’s a hot-button term that the right uses to sort of get people upset.”

So, for pretending that Obama has the power to deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants, when in truth he only has the power to deport 400,000, Tom Coburn is the Asshole of the Day.

It is Tom Coburn's third time as Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for fundraising on the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy after voting against aid to Sandy victims and asking for aid for Oklahoma tornadoes after voting against aid for hurricane victims.

Full story: USA Today.

20 Nov 23:00

Yo, hackers are exposing KKK members in Ferguson and SURPRISE!, lots of them are cops! I know, I'm as shocked as you are.

Oh that’s just some delightful shit, isn’t it.

21 Nov 08:30

flyartproductions: I may be young but I’m ready Las Meninas...


I may be young but I’m ready

Las Meninas (1656), Diego Velazquez / Party, Beyonce ft. J. Cole

21 Nov 13:40

"I know it’s impossible, but can you do it anyway?"

“I know it’s impossible, but can you do it anyway?”
20 Nov 21:30


20 Nov 18:00

Is Wale wack for being friends with Jerry Seinfeld?

What the fuck do you think they talk about?

20 Nov 05:00

November 20, 2014

20 Nov 17:02

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19 Nov 20:01

Which approach do you think is better for racist old cartoons? Disney's approach of "We'll just edit out what we can and pretend the rest never happened," or Warner Brothers' "We're still gonna sell the racist cartoons on DVD, but with a bit at the front acknowledging the cartoons were racist as hell and apologizing"?

Maybe it should be like, keep the scenes in, but overlay it with audio and text that say, “YOU’RE A RACIST FUCK IF YOU’RE WATCHING THIS OUTSIDE OF SOME NARROW-ASS ACADEMIC SETTINGS, AND WE ARE RACIST AS FUCK FOR HAVING MADE IT”???

19 Nov 21:01

The FBI has issued a bulletin concerned about "extremist protesters" in Ferguson using bulletproof vests to "mitigate law enforcement measures".

I like how our racist-ass law enforcement views “not wanting to get shot by murderous cops” as “extremist.” Fuck those fucks.

20 Nov 00:00

When confronting people on racism, sexism, etc., I've been told I'm SUPER inflammatory. Which sucks, because while I'd like to get my point across, I act way too aggressively and no one takes me seriously. How do I nicely tell someone they’re a piece of shit?

Don’t worry, dogg, you’re supposed to “inflame” bigots*, if someone’s more upset about your reaction to that shit than the actual bigot, guess what, they’re fucking racist (etc) themselves.

* Don’t actually set racists on fire.**

** ;-)

19 Nov 09:24


Satan loves teddy.
18 Nov 19:50

popchartlab: It’s always tea time with this taxonomical...

by blues101


It’s always tea time with this taxonomical diagram, sorting over 100 archetypal tea types into seven steamy categories: Black, Green, Dark, Oolong, White, Rooibos and Yellow.

20% off for the next 24 hours with coupon code TEAFOR20

Sorry, Jason is in the woods and I’m slow on the uptake so I think that code is already expired.

- Cody

19 Nov 11:40

keto-enol: k-sci lab notes part 1 i cannot confirm or refute...

by joberholtzer


k-sci lab notes part 1

i cannot confirm or refute the existence of a lab couch, sorry

(also if anyone knows where this pic is from [x] let me know because I found that on tumblr and saved it and now I can’t find it again, i based my guess about “shitty k-scanner” on this pic)

19 Nov 11:44

magictransistor: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Zur Farbenlehre...

by joberholtzer


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Zur Farbenlehre (Theory of Colours). 1810.

18 Nov 06:23

billwithit: cookin with bill Best apron ever


cookin with bill

Best apron ever

17 Nov 11:00

Faking It

by Wes + Tony

Good thing because I'm been faking feeding him.

Hey! Did you guys know we almost made a TV show a couple years ago? A certain cable network that “Centralizes” on the idea of “Comedy” bought a script based on our favorite characters, and we started developing a pilot with them! Skip (“The Blonde Kid”) Wyatt (“The Kid with the Vest”) Ken (“Mustache Dad”) as well as Murph & Dobbs (“The Mustache Cops”) all make an appearance! Unfortunately, the plug got pulled before the project could be finished, and after a few false starts and getting it going again, we wound up with a half-length presentation of our 30 minute script. BUT IT’S HIGH TIME YOU GUYS SEE IT, some of you readers have been with us since the beginning and we really appreciate you folks. So here you go, enjoy Crossbones Adventure Club:

Crossbones Adventure Club Animatic Presentation from Anthony Michael Wilson on Vimeo.

17 Nov 15:48

#drunkjcrew @drunkjcrewuguys 

#drunkjcrew @drunkjcrewuguys 

14 Nov 08:30

chidi-ching-ching can buy anything Green wheat field with...

chidi-ching-ching can buy anything

Green wheat field with cypress (1889), Vincent van Gogh / Collard Greens, Schoolboy Q feat. Kendrick Lamar

14 Nov 22:28

#drunkjcrew @drunkjcrewuguys pardytime

#drunkjcrew @drunkjcrewuguys pardytime

15 Nov 00:10

Baba Yaga’s advice column on the hairpin (Taisia...

15 Nov 08:30

flyartproductions: You better lose yourself to the music, to...


You better lose yourself to the music, to the dream

The Shepherd’s Dream (1798), Henry Fuseli / Lose Yourself, Eminem

16 Nov 07:39

swolizard: Kids fucking up spelling is one reason why I want to...


Kids fucking up spelling is one reason why I want to have children one day

16 Nov 07:46


16 Nov 07:21

rocketslime: nubbsgalore: photos by lassi rautiainen, susan...

lassi rautiainen

lassi rautiainen

staffan widstrand

staffan widstrand

lassi rautiainen

susan brookes

lassi rautiainen



photos by lassi rautiainen, susan brookes and staffan widstrand of a rare friendship that developed between a female grey wolf and a male brown bear in northern finland.

notes lassi, “no one can know exactly why or how the young wolf and bear became friends, but i think that perhaps they were both alone when they were young and a bit unsure of how to survive alone. it seems to me that they feel safe being together.”

the photographers also note that the two share every meal together, bringing each other their kills (as seen in the third and fifth photos).

earbackwards armlessbear

Wolf and bear are friends!

16 Nov 08:30

U can be tha prince but Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at the...

U can be tha prince but

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at the Ball costume, Edwin Henry Landseer / Monster, Kanye West ft. Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver

16 Nov 16:00

Star Trek is less racist than Star Wars. There, I said it.

Which is the one where Captain Clark fights Dark Father and the Clip-Ons (sp???)?

17 Nov 01:11

“What happens when you flush a bunch of GPS trackers down...

by joberholtzer

“What happens when you flush a bunch of GPS trackers down a St. Petersburg toilet”

14 Nov 21:30


14 Nov 18:26

Planets + phases

by Jessica Hagy



Here are the eight planets (sorry, Pluto) paired with the eight psychosocial stages of development. These two sets of things seemed to fit together, since as we mature, we explore further.

Some of us even go so far as to land machinery on comets.


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