Walker claimed that he opposed the 100% federally funded train because of the annual operating costs to the state, which amounted to around $7 million. But now the state is on the line for as much as $118 million, for which it will have received nothing at all. In other words, for the dollars the governor has put at risk, the state could have funded the new train operation for about a decade and a half.
Former Madison, WI Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, “You thought Wisconsin losing high-speed rail was bad? It actually just got worse.”
The moral of this story is that when a Republican tells you they’re for fiscal responsibility, it means you can kiss your tax dollars goodbye.
700+ dead Palestinians at the hands of Israel
Q:Fucking disgusting but I laughed SO HARD AT THE SHIRT OMFG
Be safe out there. Don’t get robbed by a guy covered in Doritos dust!
One of the most durable paradoxes of white supremacy - the idea that those who are closest to an experience of oppression are its least credible witnesses.
Walter Johnson, Soul by soul: life inside the antebellum slave market
This is the type of violence—from microaggressions to epistemic violence to emotional/physical violence to enslavement/genocide—that gets justified by asserting that the oppressor is “objective” and “logical” and thereby “credible.” As if there is objectivity in choosing to oppress. As if the emotions of entitlement, indifference, greed or hatred aren’t involved.