Cobie Smulders photographed by Kayt Jones
- for Esquire Magazine (March, 2014)
“When any government, or church for that matter, undertakes to say to it’s subjects, this you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motive.” ~ Robert Heinlein
I had reported these clearly problematic programs to more than ten distinct officials, none of whom took any action to address them.
Edward Snowden, explaining that he raised concerns over 10 times internally before choosing to leak any information, during testimony to the European Parliament released on March 7th, 2014.
In an August news conference, President Obama said there were “other avenues" available to someone like Snowden "whose conscience was stirred and thought that they needed to question government actions." Obama pointed to Presidential Policy Directive 19 — which set up a system for questioning classified government actions under the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. However, as a contractor rather than an government employee or officer, Snowden was outside the protection of this system. “The result,” Snowden said, “was that individuals like me were left with no proper channels.”
Obstruction for the sake of obstructionism. Republicans are actively trying to break Washington, so they can blame Democrats for the mess.
They are literally sabotaging America as a way to play politics. The next time some Republican tells you how deeply patriotic they are, laugh in their face and give them the finger.
I haven’t seen it. It was going to win. It had the magic word in the title: slave.
Soon-to-perish-in-Hell conservative talk show host RUSH LIMBAUGH, on why the film 12 Years A Slave won the Best Picture Oscar.
(via the New York Daily News)
Your daily dose of racist bullshit from Rush Limbaugh.(via bspolitics)