#this is the stupidest thing to come out of the state of the union coverage hands down
In a tale of world-class reporting, Marco Rubio gave his response to the state of the union and the only thing I can find about it aside from a full transcript is that he had to take a drink of water.
Like shit, liberals. People get thirsty when they’re speaking. I am sure he delivered much more important shit in his speech to attack than the fact that he endures natural human functions.
#Reasons Tumblr Libs can’t be taken seriously
Man, I wish that it was only tumblr libs. But this is damn near headline news everywhere from Huffpo to Politico of all things. Huffpo got close to declaring that this revealed he was not fit to run for president if he gets so nervous during a speech.
Yeah, I just do not understand this crap at all. Rubio is an amazingly effective public speaker— I’ve listened to him speak in person, and I was blown away by his concision and delivery (Not his politics, though, by any means.) People blowing this minor flub out of proportion like it’s a dealbreaker for his possible presidential run are seriously lacking scope. Everyone has off days, but Rubio does not have those frequently and he is definitely going somewhere.
#tw: sexual assault
#ugh ugh ugh
Leahy explained the provision, probably the least understood of the three additions in the Senate bill: It gives tribal courts limited jurisdiction to oversee domestic violence offenses committed against Native American women by non-Native American men on tribal lands. Currently, federal and state law enforcement have jurisdiction over domestic violence on tribal lands, but in many cases, they are hours away and lack the resources to respond to those cases. Tribal courts, meanwhile, are on site and familiar with tribal laws, but lack the jurisdiction to address domestic violence on tribal lands when it is carried out by a non-Native American individual.
That means non-Native American men who abuse Native American women on tribal lands are essentially “immune from the law, and they know it,” Leahy said.
The standoff over including VAWA protections for Native American women comes at a time of appallingly high levels of violence on tribal lands. One in three Native American women have been raped or experienced attempted rape, the New York Times reported in March, and the rate of sexual assault on Native American women is more than twice the national average. President Barack Obama has called violence on tribal lands “an affront to our shared humanity.”
Of the Native American women who are raped, 86 percent of them are raped by non-Native men, according to an Amnesty International report. That statistic is precisely what the Senate’s tribal provision targets.
"Your question is: why am I so interested in politics? But if I were to answer you very simply, I would say this: why shouldn’t I be interested? That is to say, what blindness, what deafness, what density of ideology would have to weigh me down to prevent me from being interested in what is probably the most crucial subject to our existence, that is to say the society in which we live, the economic relations in which it functions, and the system of power which defines the regular forms and the regular permissions and prohibitions of our conduct. The essence of our life consists after all, of the political functioning of the society in which we find ourselves. So I can’t answer the question of why should I be interested; I could only answer it by asking why shouldn’t I be interested? Not to be interested in politics, thats what constitutes a problem. You should ask someone who is not interested in politics; “Why, damn it, are you not interested?"
#i can't understand people who have no interest in politics
#i just really can't