Melissa Harris-Perry Goes a Little Nuts When Paul Ryan Called a ‘Hard Worker’

“I want us to be super careful when we use the language ‘hard worker,’ because I actually keep an image of folks working in cotton fields on my office wall, because it is a reminder about what hard work looks like. So, I feel you that he’s a hard worker, I do, but in the context of relative privilege.” -MSNBC’s… Read more →

President Lyndon Johnson Shows His True (and Racist) Colors

“Son, when I appoint a n****r to the [Supreme Court], I want everyone to know he’s a n****r.” -President Lyndon Johnson, discussing his decision to appoint Thurgood Marshall to the U.S. Supreme Court. From Lone Star Rising: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1908-1960, by Robert Dallek. Quote Source: http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2015/02/racist-american-presidents/lyndon-johnson Base Photo: President Lyndon Johnson on a National Park Service trading card. Photo… Read more →

Ingrid Newkirk: Pet Ownership Is ‘Abysmal,’ Result of ‘Manipulation’

“Pet ownership is an absolutely abysmal situation brought about by human manipulation.” – from Ingrid Newkirk’s “Just Like Us” in Harper’s, August 1988 Quote Source: http://www.naiaonline.org/naia-library/articles/quotes-from-the-leaders-of-the-animal-rights-movement/#sthash.aA6zwuBI.lCvVk99y.dpbs Base Photo: Puppy dog hug. Photo by SMLP.co.uk.  Read more →

Hillary Clinton Benghazi Quote

Hillary Clinton: ‘Too Busy’ to See Film Honoring Benghazi Heroes

“I’m just too busy campaigning,” said Clinton when asked if she planned on seeing 13 Hours, a movie about the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Quote Source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/jan/18/hillary-clinton-too-busy-campaigning-to-see-bengha/ Base Photo: Hillary Clinton 15. Photo by U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.  Read more →

H.G. Wells: Sterilize the ‘Failures’ of Society

“The way of nature has always been to slay the hindmost, and there is still no other way, unless we can prevent those who would become the hindmost being born. It is in the sterilization of failures, and not in the selection of successes for breeding, that the possibility of an improvement of the human stock lies.”-H.G. Wells, author of… Read more →

Socialist Author George Bernard Shaw: Stalin’s Murders Make a Lot of Sense!

“On the contrary [the Russian communist revolution] has attracted superior types all the world over to an extraordinary extent … But the top of the ladder is a very trying place for old revolutionists who have had no administrative experience, who have had no financial experience, who have been trained as penniless hunted fugitives with Karl Marx on the brain… Read more →

Socialist Nobel-Winning Author George Bernard Shaw: Let ‘Useless’ People Die

“You must all know half a dozen people at least who are no use in this world … Just put them there, and say, now sir or madam, now will you be kind enough to justify your existence? … [I]f you’re not pulling your weight in the social boat … then clearly we cannot use the big organisation of our… Read more →