26
Feb

jakke:

theoneandonlyjarrett:

Let’s be clear — if Rand Paul were to win the Presidential election in 2016, I would move to Canada and actively fund and support whatever Tea Party faction arises in the Democratic Party.

Just needed to get that off my chest.

Going to start holding Americans to their threats to move to Canada.

Empty threats of moving to Canada are an American tradition. Just last month I threatened to move to Montreal when Macklemore won a Grammy. 

17
Jan
History began on July 4th, 1776. Everything before that was a mistake.
- Ron Swanson
12
Jan
sph1nxx:

West view from the top, it feels good by Northwest haidaan on Flickr.
07
Dec
Democracy don’t rule the world
You’d better get that in your head
This world is ruled by violence
But I guess that’s better left unsaid
- Bob Dylan, Union Sundown
21
Nov
Look at Japan, where only 30 percent of people say they’re in good health, compared to almost 90 percent of Americans. In truth, the Japanese are pretty much the healthiest people in the world. They have the longest life expectancy, the lowest rate of heart disease (we come in 22nd on that one), the fifth-lowest rate of cancer mortality (we’re tenth), and the third-lowest rate of infant mortality (we’re 31st). Yet either they have a different conception of what “healthy” means than we do, or they’re a nation of pessimists. Here in America, on the other hand, when you ask even the morbidly obese diabetic how his health is, he says, “I’m doing great!”
17
Oct
We are really just a nation of 220 million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns, and no qualms at all about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.
-

Hunter S. Thompson

I’m considering getting this etched onto my tombstone.

22
Sep
"All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare."
To the person who decided to place this Spinoza quote on a bottle of Belgian-style Pale Ale, I say: bless you, sir or madam. You make America great.

"All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare."

To the person who decided to place this Spinoza quote on a bottle of Belgian-style Pale Ale, I say: bless you, sir or madam. You make America great.

18
Sep
In his classic work “The Irony of American History,” Reinhold Niehbur warns against confusing technological proficiency and economic prowess with moral superiority or particularly sagacious leadership. Read backward into history, American exceptionalism bestows a kind of inevitability upon the hard-won victories for individual rights and freedoms. Seneca Falls, Gettysburg, Selma and Stonewall look less like heroic instances in which huge moral questions were advanced by people willing to risk their own well-being and more like dime-store dramas in which the outcome is assured because good always triumphs. Lulled into that conception of progress we look at the United States as, if not infallible, then certainly less fallible than all other regular nations. This country’s greatest virtues stem from understanding its own flawed human normalcy, not its alleged superiority. Viewing one’s history as a résumé of triumphs serves no one’s best interests – least of all those of the United States.
06
Jul
GW stands tall in front of the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany, NY

GW stands tall in front of the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany, NY

04
Jul
Anthony’s Nose, Westchester County, NY

Photo by Clarence Bartow

Anthony’s Nose, Westchester County, NY

Photo by Clarence Bartow

10
May
think-progress:

4259 days after Sept. 11, One World Trade Center now stands at full height of 1776 feet.
Photo credit

think-progress:

4259 days after Sept. 11, One World Trade Center now stands at full height of 1776 feet.

Photo credit

08
May
motherjones:

nevver:

May 8, 1945

It’s V-E Day.

USA! USA!

motherjones:

nevver:

May 8, 1945

It’s V-E Day.

USA! USA!

(via brooklynmutt)

07
May

In case anyone is unaware, the state of New York is an impossibly beautiful place.

Photos are from The Hudson Valley Facebook page.

30
Mar

America - Simon & Garfunkel


I think this should become the new national anthem.

14
Mar

I’m sorry, I thought this was America!