The same Mayor overseeing the closing of fifty-four schools and six community mental health clinics under the justification of a “budgetary crisis” has announced that the city will be handing over more than $100 million to DePaul University for a new basketball arena. This is part of a mammoth redevelopment project on South Lakeshore Drive consisting of a convention center anchored by an arena for a non-descript basketball team that has gone 47-111 over the last five years. It’s also miles away from DePaul’s campus. —
Rahm Emanuel’s Zombie Pigs vs. Chicago’s Angry Birds | The Nation (via dendroica)
I must read this if only for the title alone.
Here is a cute little tutorial on how to fold a heart into an envelope : )
Our gov’t shouldn’t be making billions of dollars by drowning our students in debt #BankonStudents
Corporations are the only reason the tax code is so complicated in the first place. Those offshore loopholes didn’t get carved out by poor people. Our tax code is purposefully complex… — Jon Stewart on Apple’s tax issues. (via playanon)
The Corporate class has taken all the profits while the average worker has seen little or no increase in pay. This phenomenon is called capitalism.
I think killing innocent people with drones is rude. I think keeping people who are innocent in indefinite detention for 11 years is rude.
There are a lot of rude things about our policies, speaking out is actually not rude, but it’s the basis of a Democratic society where people use their voices to try to make our country better and our policies more in line with the rule of law. — Code Pink’s Medea Benjamin defends “heckling” President Obama. (via mediaite)
(Source: mediaite.com, via brooklynmutt)