Parks And Recreation is criminally underrated and one of the best ensembles on TV. They figured out how to make comedy out of people who like things, as opposed to the usual sitcom where it’s just people being awful to each other. Turns out passion can heighten things in the same way that conflict does. And that delights me. Tim Carvell, head writer for The Daily Show (Rolling Stone Sept. 2013) (via katiepoole912)
Just yesterday one House Republican said ‘We’re not going to be disrespected, we have to get something out of this, and I don’t even know what that is. That was a quote! (…) You have already gotten the opportunity to serve the American people. There’s no higher honor than that. (…) So the American people aren’t in the mood to give you a goodie bag to go with it. What you get is our intelligence professionals being back on the job. What you get is our medical researchers back on the job. What you get are little kids back in Headstart. What you get are our national parks and monuments open again. What you get is the economy not stalling but continuing to grow. What you get are workers continuing to be hired. That’s what you get. That’s what you should be asking for. Take a vote, stop this farce, and end this shut down right now. If you’re being disrespected, it’s because of that attitude you got! That you deserve to get something for doing your job!
- President Barack Obama calling Boehner and his folks out on their bullshit (x)
And THAT is the man I voted for.