Missy Giorgi - 22 - MI
I am a giggly, goobery, artsy fartsy, nerdy, doe eyed musician / flower child / vixen. I like impromptu adventures in the wild and dancing around in my undies to upbeat tunes when no one is home while pretending I’m a DJ. I love new friends!

 

katedanley:

OWS_W2D2-0418 by pweiskel08 on Flickr.
What They did not want you to ever find out is that your generation, the generation born between 1980-1995, actually outnumbers the Baby Boomers.  They knew that if you ever turned your eye towards political reform, you could change the world.
They tried to keep you sated on vapid television shows and vapid music.  They cut off your education and fed you brain candy.  They took away your music and gave you Top Ten pop stations.  They cut off your art and replaced it with endless reality shows for you to plug into, hoping you would sit quietly by as They ran the world.  I think They thought you were too dumb to notice.
Indeed, I thought They had won.   But I watched you occupy the capital of Wisconsin.  I see you today as you occupy Wall Street.  And I see a spark, a glimmer of the glorious new age that is yours.  A changing of the guard, a guard that has stood for entirely too long and needs your young legs to take his place.   I watch you turn away from what is easy and stand up for what is right. I see you understand we as a society are only as strong as our weakest link.  I see you wise beyond your years.  And I am proud.  Give ‘em hell, kids.  You are beautiful.

katedanley:

OWS_W2D2-0418 by pweiskel08 on Flickr.

What They did not want you to ever find out is that your generation, the generation born between 1980-1995, actually outnumbers the Baby Boomers. They knew that if you ever turned your eye towards political reform, you could change the world.

They tried to keep you sated on vapid television shows and vapid music. They cut off your education and fed you brain candy. They took away your music and gave you Top Ten pop stations. They cut off your art and replaced it with endless reality shows for you to plug into, hoping you would sit quietly by as They ran the world. I think They thought you were too dumb to notice.

Indeed, I thought They had won.

But I watched you occupy the capital of Wisconsin. I see you today as you occupy Wall Street. And I see a spark, a glimmer of the glorious new age that is yours. A changing of the guard, a guard that has stood for entirely too long and needs your young legs to take his place.

I watch you turn away from what is easy and stand up for what is right. I see you understand we as a society are only as strong as our weakest link. I see you wise beyond your years. And I am proud. Give ‘em hell, kids. You are beautiful.

knottyknate:

OCCUPY THE PLANET!!!

My brothers and sisters!  If there is any part of you that feels corruption and suffering is what runs the world then please watch this video and reblog!  Then unite with us who seek freedom!  Even if you can’t participate in the fight yet, at least let the people know what’s going on since the mainstream media and associated press will not.  Look at the links below and join your city’s occupation movement and take back your freedom!  And remember to keep it peaceful.  Viva la rEVOLution!

EVENTS

(Source: ampedstatus.com)

Republican On Fox News Says Minimum Wage Should Be $3/hr

stfuhypocrisy:

Here we go again, more radical rhetoric from Fox News. On Fox & Friends Thursday morning, Republican businessman and former Senate nominee, Peter Schiff claimed that the minimum wage was too high and that it affected the young and the poor in a negative way. Schiff even had the nerve to say “One Of The Most Anti-Poor People Rules Is The Minimum Wage.” A part of the transcript is below.

SCHIFF: Well, one of the most anti-poor people rules is the minimum wage. It keeps people poor. What the minimum wage does is says that if a person that has very little skills, and generally they’re young or they’re poor, you can’t hire them unless they can produce

KILMEADE: Right. SCHIFF: — $7.25 worth of value, but it’s not just that. It also has to compensate you for all the mandatory benefits and taxes and risks associated with hiring people.

KILMEADE: Right.

SCHIFF: And people that have no skills, it’s not just worth it to hire them

KILMEADE: Peter, I want to get through, too

SCHIFF: — maybe $3 or $4 an hour, if that’s what they’re worth

As the real world looks at the extremely low minimum wage, Republicans and their conservative members want to lower it even further. Presidential nominee, Michele Bachmann, has even said she would want to completely eliminate minimum wage as part of her plan to lower unemployment. This is just another example of the disconnect between the conservative mind-set of the Republican party and reality. Whether you consider yourself liberal, progressive or an independent, you can see pretty clearly that the wealth gap in the United States is growing. If the Republicans have their way, lowering the minimum wage will just grow the gap even more.

(Source: stfueverything)

DC Decoder: What Decoder learned at the Tea Party Debate tonight

shortformblog:

dcdecoder:

  • Mitt Romney shouldn’t try to pretend he plays poker
  • Michele Bachmann thinks fixing the economy would be a snap
  • Ron Paul hates strongly dislikes Rick Perry
  • Tea Partiers hate Ben Bernanke, and so does Rick Perry
  • Rick Perry hates little girls; all other candidates love little girls,…

We’d like to add “Some people really love the idea of poor sick people dying” to this list.

(Source: dcdecoder)

I would drill everywhere.

Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld, discussing Bachmann’s proposal to drill in the Everglades.

The Everglades are a liberal conspiracy. 

BUT THERE ISN’T OIL EVERYWHERE YOU FUCKING MORON! IT’S NOT LIKE YOU JUST DIG A HOLE AND, “OH LOOKY THERE!, FUCKIN’ OIL! I NEVER KNEW!” 

I grew up in an oil-producing area. I had friends whose parents were geologists and oilfield workers that spent long fucking hours looking for oil deposits to drill. Saying, “Oh, we will drill the Everglades/Alaska/Gulf of Mexico and get lots of oil and then everything will be cheap and consumer friendly!” understands nothing about the oil business, international energy futures/speculation, and basic supply-and-demand economics.

Not only do you espouse a dangerously simplified version of capitalistic economic thinking, you fucking fail it and basic resource conservation! You are a horrible person and your “just drill there!” idiocy shows why you should not be a part of the public conversation on energy policy. Go away, the grown-ups need to talk.

(via reallyfoxnews)

GO AWAY. THE GROWN-UPS NEED TO TALK.
THIS^

(Source: mediamatters.org)

An Idea Too Obvious, Nay Too Reasonable To Be Taken Seriously

loathliness:

American voters are symbolically conservative but operationally liberal…When asked about specific government programs and specific social goals, the American public generally wants the government to do more, spend more, and redistribute more. But at the same time, citizens are considerably more likely to identify themselves as conservatives than as liberals. The American public, in other words, generally wants more government-based solutions to social problems, but overwhelmingly identifies with the ideological label that rejects those solutions.

Politicians know this fact to be true. The GOP talks and talks ad nauseum about reducing spending, but cannot articulate any spending cuts of substance they would actually make if they could. This is precisely because they know that voters like the idea of small government in principle, but love individual government programs in practice. 

So what you’re saying is, they’re a bunch of fucking hypocrites? Man, TOOOOTALLY did not see THAT coming :p

Fox Viewers Overwhelmingly Think We Should Prepare For Alien Invasion Before Fighting Climate Change

sscd:

They also think that we don’t need to worry about world economic problems or climate change because their God is going to destroy the world and everyone that disagrees with them before we do it ourselves.

If it were anyone else, we’d call them delusional and have them evaluated and medicated for our safety. But because they base it on tradition, religion and “legitimate” political views, we have to bow and scrape and call it an “honest difference of opinion.”

Dude. No. They’re fucking crazy. The end.

lilmaj132:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

theatlantic:

Bachmann Staffer Arrested for Terrorism in Uganda in 2006

The evangelical organizer who helped Michele Bachmann win the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa Saturday was previously charged with terrorism in Uganda after being arrested for possession of assault rifles and ammunition in February 2006, just days before Uganda’s first multi-party elections in 20 years.
Peter E. Waldron spent 37 days in the Luriza Prison outside Kampala, where he says he was tortured, after being arrested along with six Congolese and Ugandan nationals for the weapons, which were described variously in news reports as having been found in his bedroom or a closet in his home. The charges, which could have led to life in prison, were dropped in March 2006 after a pressure campaign by Waldron’s friends and colleagues and what Waldron says was the intervention of the Bush administration.

 Read more at The Atlantic

So, the anti-Islam, anti-Muslim, anti-gay Tea Party representative from Minnesota falls victim to a condition known as “hypocrisy.” 
It’s not like other diseases, it being more rampant in American politics.
-Drew, Concerned American

Wait. So she won’t answer a yes or no question on whether or not she’ll have someone who’s gay or lesbian in her administration, but she’ll hire someone who has been charged and arrested for terrorism. Right….

lilmaj132:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

theatlantic:

Bachmann Staffer Arrested for Terrorism in Uganda in 2006

The evangelical organizer who helped Michele Bachmann win the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa Saturday was previously charged with terrorism in Uganda after being arrested for possession of assault rifles and ammunition in February 2006, just days before Uganda’s first multi-party elections in 20 years.

Peter E. Waldron spent 37 days in the Luriza Prison outside Kampala, where he says he was tortured, after being arrested along with six Congolese and Ugandan nationals for the weapons, which were described variously in news reports as having been found in his bedroom or a closet in his home. The charges, which could have led to life in prison, were dropped in March 2006 after a pressure campaign by Waldron’s friends and colleagues and what Waldron says was the intervention of the Bush administration.

 Read more at The Atlantic

So, the anti-Islam, anti-Muslim, anti-gay Tea Party representative from Minnesota falls victim to a condition known as “hypocrisy.” 

It’s not like other diseases, it being more rampant in American politics.

-Drew, Concerned American

Wait. So she won’t answer a yes or no question on whether or not she’ll have someone who’s gay or lesbian in her administration, but she’ll hire someone who has been charged and arrested for terrorism. Right….

That is a medical problem!

Sean Hannity, defending the medical coverage of male enhancement products, while insisting that birth control is not “a women’s health issue” and should not be covered by insurance without co-pays.

Pregnancy, however, is a medical condition liberal propaganda.

(via reallyfoxnews)

Now the federal government is ordering the health insurance companies to pay for all breast feeding stuff, all female birth control stuff, all preventative measures for doctors for ladies that go in. What do you think that’s gonna do? That’s going to inhibit hiring even more!

Bill O’Reilly, classily linking insurance coverage of birth control without co-pays with high unemployment rates.

Breast-feeding stuff, the death of the American economy.

(via reallyfoxnews)

… [T]he fact is that right now the economy desperately needs a short-run fix. When you’re bleeding profusely from an open wound, you want a doctor who binds that wound up, not a doctor who lectures you on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle as you get older. When millions of willing and able workers are unemployed, and economic potential is going to waste to the tune of almost $1 trillion a year, you want policy makers who work on a fast recovery, not people who lecture you on the need for long-run fiscal sustainability.

Paul Krugman in his column, The Hijacked Crisis - NYTimes.com (via tartantambourine)