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How the Senate works…

How the Senate works…

In case you ever wonder why congress is so slow to make changes which would improve women’s lives…
via jessicavalenti:

jessbennett:

womenofthe113th:

Modification of the last infographic. Congressladies + men = still a ways to go.
Source: Office of the Clerk

This is the most beautiful infographic I’ve ever seen. Paging I Love Charts!

This is fantastic. 

In case you ever wonder why congress is so slow to make changes which would improve women’s lives…

via jessicavalenti:

jessbennett:

womenofthe113th:

Modification of the last infographic. Congressladies + men = still a ways to go.

Source: Office of the Clerk

This is the most beautiful infographic I’ve ever seen. Paging I Love Charts!

This is fantastic. 

What would Nate Silver say, re: hipsterlibertarian: 
I think you’re speculating on the poll question here, as “frustration” is not equal to being upset as government action; it could also be interpretated to the frustration many liberals and moderates (like myself) feel about the inaction from Congress on key issues. The above chart shows the partisan politicization on “anger” as well, showing how the attitude towards government are largely viewed through the framing of who is currently elected.
Overall this seems like a leading poll question, when the only two options besides “content” are anger and frustration, both of which are pretty open-ended.

andanteinc:

hipsterlibertarian:

The chart above from Pew Research is part of a larger poll project which showed that most Americans today feel anger, frustration, or distrust toward the federal government.  […]

Most? 20/19%? Most?

Key point: “part of a larger poll project.” To wit:


This is all in the link I provided on the words “from Pew Research.” I didn’t include all the graphs because they were less relevant to the topic at hand, and I assumed people would click.

What would Nate Silver say, re: hipsterlibertarian:

I think you’re speculating on the poll question here, as “frustration” is not equal to being upset as government action; it could also be interpretated to the frustration many liberals and moderates (like myself) feel about the inaction from Congress on key issues. The above chart shows the partisan politicization on “anger” as well, showing how the attitude towards government are largely viewed through the framing of who is currently elected.

Overall this seems like a leading poll question, when the only two options besides “content” are anger and frustration, both of which are pretty open-ended.

andanteinc:

hipsterlibertarian:

The chart above from Pew Research is part of a larger poll project which showed that most Americans today feel anger, frustration, or distrust toward the federal government.  […]

Most? 20/19%? Most?

Key point: “part of a larger poll project.” To wit:

1-31-13 #1

1-31-13 #6

This is all in the link I provided on the words “from Pew Research.” I didn’t include all the graphs because they were less relevant to the topic at hand, and I assumed people would click.

theatlantic:

Congressman Falls For Months-Old Onion Story About Planned Parenthood “Abortionplex”

Meet Rep. John Fleming, the unfortunate Republican congressman from Louisiana who made that wonderful and all-too-common mistake of thinking that an Onion article was real and telling his Facebook followers to read it. Fleming’s Facebook status, from Friday, was posted by Literally Unbelievable, a Tumblr that collects images of Facebookers who think Onion satires are the real deal and post them on their walls.
What’s doubly sad about this posting (obviously deleted now) is that The Onion article shared, “Planned Parenthood Opens $8 Billion Abortionplex,” is from May 2011 and is something of a viral classic, even inspiring some users of Yelp to “review” the facility described. So not only did Rep. Fleming (who calls abortion a “pernicious evil”) or at least one of his staffers believe Kansas now has an abortion clinic with “coffee shops, bars, dozens of restaurants and retail outlets, a three-story nightclub, and a 10-screen multiplex theater,” but it’s not even recent fake news. Read more.

theatlantic:

Congressman Falls For Months-Old Onion Story About Planned Parenthood “Abortionplex”

Meet Rep. John Fleming, the unfortunate Republican congressman from Louisiana who made that wonderful and all-too-common mistake of thinking that an Onion article was real and telling his Facebook followers to read it. Fleming’s Facebook status, from Friday, was posted by Literally Unbelievable, a Tumblr that collects images of Facebookers who think Onion satires are the real deal and post them on their walls.

What’s doubly sad about this posting (obviously deleted now) is that The Onion article shared, “Planned Parenthood Opens $8 Billion Abortionplex,” is from May 2011 and is something of a viral classic, even inspiring some users of Yelp to “review” the facility described. So not only did Rep. Fleming (who calls abortion a “pernicious evil”) or at least one of his staffers believe Kansas now has an abortion clinic with “coffee shops, bars, dozens of restaurants and retail outlets, a three-story nightclub, and a 10-screen multiplex theater,” but it’s not even recent fake news. Read more.

Save Public Media!
via bishopia:

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On Saturday, February 19th, the House of Representatives voted 235-189 to pass a continuing resolution that eliminates funding for public broadcasting. I put together this handy chart on why PBS is worth saving. Find out how you can fight back at 170 Million Americans.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I am Creative Director for PBS KIDS but a life-long supporter/watcher of PBS ;)

Save Public Media!

via bishopia:

(Click image to enlarge)

On Saturday, February 19th, the House of Representatives voted 235-189 to pass a continuing resolution that eliminates funding for public broadcasting. I put together this handy chart on why PBS is worth saving. Find out how you can fight back at 170 Million Americans.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am Creative Director for PBS KIDS but a life-long supporter/watcher of PBS ;)

Groucho Marx’s political satire song “I’m against it” would fit right at home in today’s Tea Party congressional candidates