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pleasedontsqueezetheshaman:

Divorce Pakistan, Marry Israel, Fuck Syria, Kill Iran.

markcoatney:

sunfoundation:

Actually, 70% of the country would benefit more under Obama’s plan. See how you would fare.

The fall-out commentary over Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comment has been fascinating for a number of reasons, but perhaps most of all because it has raised good questions of who actually pays for government and who benefits.

For those who want to dig deeper into these questions, there is a great new website that estimates the actual impacts of the Romney and Obama tax plans: Politify.

Based on Politify’s calculations, 69.8% of Americans would financially benefit more from the Obama plan, as compared to 30.2% under the Romney plan.

Where this really hits home is when you put in numbers for families. At the U.S. median income levels, the Obama plan gives a family of four a few thousand/year more than the Romney plan. At a $1 million annual salary, the Romney plan gives that same family of four $90,000 more than Obama. 

I wanted to watch Barry’s speech on the big screen TV tonight rather than the others I’d been checking out via Elections.Reuters.com (h/t to Soup for bringing both spoon and fork to his coverage), and when the network I had on abruptly cut away FROM THE FUCKING PRESIDENT to its regularly scheduled broadcast of an amateur talent competition, I flipped over to CNN (which I almost NEVER watch) and happened to catch Ari Fleischer saying something douchey, so this tweet had me laughing for almost a solid minute.

I wanted to watch Barry’s speech on the big screen TV tonight rather than the others I’d been checking out via Elections.Reuters.com (h/t to Soup for bringing both spoon and fork to his coverage), and when the network I had on abruptly cut away FROM THE FUCKING PRESIDENT to its regularly scheduled broadcast of an amateur talent competition, I flipped over to CNN (which I almost NEVER watch) and happened to catch Ari Fleischer saying something douchey, so this tweet had me laughing for almost a solid minute.

sexpigeon:

President Jazzhands. (Taken with GifBoom)

sexpigeon:

President Jazzhands. (Taken with GifBoom)

election:

Betty White to Barack Obama: ‘Thank You For Being a Friend’
Hey, remember how Clint Eastwood created memes for centuries by talking to an empty chair at the RNC? In the words of Matthew and Peter Slutsky — twins, political activists, Betty White lovers, staffers at Change.org and WordPress.com, respectively — Eastwood gave “old people a bad name.” So, last week, the duo decided to launch a campaign for another old person — Betty White —  to introduce Obama at the DNC, to, shall we say, to set the record straight. It went, well, viral. 
So, Slutskys: Why Betty White?
We live in serious times and lots of people are struggling. We Slutskys believe that a little more Betty White in all of our lives is just what America needs to pull us out of this rut. 
What can Betty White teach America?
In all seriousness, a lot of the discussion post Clint #Eastwooding has been centered around the fact that he’s “lost it” was “off his rocker” and just plain “old.” Not all old people talk to empty chairs and almost all of them vote! So, we wanted to shine a light on our favorite older American (besides our Grandmom Helen, of course) and tell America that old people are hip (they don’t just break them).
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This article is nice, but also just photoshop me over my girl BDubs there and it’s pretty much GPOY 24/7.

election:

Betty White to Barack Obama: ‘Thank You For Being a Friend’

Hey, remember how Clint Eastwood created memes for centuries by talking to an empty chair at the RNC? In the words of Matthew and Peter Slutsky — twins, political activists, Betty White lovers, staffers at Change.org and WordPress.com, respectively — Eastwood gave “old people a bad name.” So, last week, the duo decided to launch a campaign for another old person — Betty White —  to introduce Obama at the DNC, to, shall we say, to set the record straight. It went, well, viral

So, Slutskys: Why Betty White?

We live in serious times and lots of people are struggling. We Slutskys believe that a little more Betty White in all of our lives is just what America needs to pull us out of this rut. 

What can Betty White teach America?

In all seriousness, a lot of the discussion post Clint #Eastwooding has been centered around the fact that he’s “lost it” was “off his rocker” and just plain “old.” Not all old people talk to empty chairs and almost all of them vote! So, we wanted to shine a light on our favorite older American (besides our Grandmom Helen, of course) and tell America that old people are hip (they don’t just break them).

Read More

This article is nice, but also just photoshop me over my girl BDubs there and it’s pretty much GPOY 24/7.

My Political Prediction for 2012: It’s Obama-Clinton

ericmortensen:

robertreich:

My political prediction for 2012 (based on absolutely no inside information): Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden swap places. Biden becomes Secretary of State — a position he’s apparently coveted for years. And Hillary Clinton, Vice President. 

So the Democratic ticket for 2012 is Obama-Clinton.

Why do I say this? Because Obama needs to stir the passions and enthusiasms of a Democratic base that’s been disillusioned with his cave-ins to regressive Republicans. Hillary Clinton on the ticket can do that.

Moreover, the economy won’t be in superb shape in the months leading up to Election Day. Indeed, if the European debt crisis grows worse and if China’s economy continues to slow, there’s a better than even chance we’ll be back in a recession. Clinton would help deflect attention from the bad economy and put it on foreign policy, where she and Obama have shined. 

The deal would also make Clinton the obvious Democratic presidential candidate in 2016 — offering the Democrats a shot at twelve (or more) years in the White House, something the Republicans had with Ronald Reagan and the first George Bush but which the Democrats haven’t had since FDR. Twelve years gives the party in power a chance to reshape the Supreme Court as well as put an indelible stamp on America. 

According to the latest Gallup poll, the duo are this year’s most admired man and woman This marks the fourth consecutive win for  Obama while Clinton has been the most admired woman in each of the last 10 years. She’a topped the list 16 times since 1993, exceeding the record held by former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who topped the list 13 times.

Obama-Clinton in 2012. It’s a natural. 

Yes.

Me likey.

lifeaquatic:

Teabag on the fence.

FUNNY BECAUSE THESE DAYS MOST TEABAGGERS ARE SO TOTALLY NOT THIS

lifeaquatic:

Teabag on the fence.

FUNNY BECAUSE THESE DAYS MOST TEABAGGERS ARE SO TOTALLY NOT THIS

peterfeld:

President Obama: you’re holding the answer in your hand.
yahoopolitics:

Occupy protester hands President Obama a note:
Mr. President: Over 4000 peaceful protesters have been arrested. While bankers continue to destroy the American economy. You must stop the assault on our 1st amendment rights.  Your silence sends a message that police brutality is acceptable. Banks got bailed out. We got sold out.
Captured by the AP’s Charles Dharapak

peterfeld:

President Obama: you’re holding the answer in your hand.

yahoopolitics:

Occupy protester hands President Obama a note:

Mr. President: Over 4000 peaceful protesters have been arrested. While bankers continue to destroy the American economy. You must stop the assault on our 1st amendment rights.  Your silence sends a message that police brutality is acceptable. Banks got bailed out. We got sold out.

Captured by the AP’s Charles Dharapak

vancouverish:

The beginning is near.

Nice pic, Rommy.

vancouverish:

The beginning is near.

Nice pic, Rommy.

peterfeld:

The empire strikes back.

peterfeld:

The empire strikes back.

prettycolors:

#ff3f0a

This one’s for you, Jackie. I’ll miss that sweet ‘stache.

prettycolors:

#ff3f0a

This one’s for you, Jackie. I’ll miss that sweet ‘stache.

standardgrey:

douglashaddow:

RIP Jack Layton, MP from Toronto-Danforth, Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition.

so much respect.

That’s certainly a bummer way to start a rainy Monday morning.

standardgrey:

douglashaddow:

RIP Jack Layton, MP from Toronto-Danforth, Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition.

so much respect.

That’s certainly a bummer way to start a rainy Monday morning.

rommy:

MEME WATCH: The Obamas’ ‘O RLY’ Faces

Motherfucker is a masterful mouthshrugger. Fucking adorable.

rommy:

MEME WATCH: The Obamas’ ‘O RLY’ Faces

Motherfucker is a masterful mouthshrugger. Fucking adorable.

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