Prompt: the media get wind of Bawson soon after Mike's retirement. Amelia wants Ginny to release a statement denying the claims, Mike hates the idea but is willing to go with whatever Ginny wants.
TMZ starts it at first. It was supposed to just be a whiff or a rumor, eaten by the 24 hours news cycle.
MIKE LAWSON AND GINNY BAKER, MORE THAN FRIENDS?
Some source (no friend of theirs, that’s for sure. Evelyn and Blip would rather eat their own arms than betray them and Amelia learnt her lesson with manipulating the press way back when she tried to control Ginny’s dating of Isiaah Nelson and that clusterfuck, so.) comes out with it. — trying to stir up drama, Mike’s utterly aware that it’s bullshit.
It’s happened to him before, it’s hard not to just catch glimpse of the title, blink and move on with this day. In all honesty, theories about him dating the woman he’s actually, ya know, dating isn’t the worst thing that’s shown up on gossip sites about him.
1. existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent: ubiquitous fog; ubiquitous little ants.
Origin: 1830-40; Ubiquitous derives, via French, from Latin ubique, “everywhere,” from ubi, “where.” The noun form is ubiquity.
“The rise of a ubiquitous Internet, along with 24-hour news channels has, in some sense, had the opposite effect from what many might have hoped such free and open access to information would have had. It has instead provided free and open access, without the traditional media filters, to a barrage of disinformation.” - Lawrence M. Krauss
Mercury is the bright light in our eye that keenly observes then
flitters away to keenly discuss his findings. Mercury is the messenger
pixie who’s inquisitive spirit talks a blue streak and demands answers
from his surroundings. The winged postal service is thinking, speaking,
communication, learning, broadcasting, reading, and, like a journalist
he flies from source to source gathering information in a superficial
and engaging manner. Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo, exalts in Virgo and
rules Aries esoterically. He is the eternal adolescent archetype and
circles the Sun at the speed of voice. Mercury is the article writer,
the coffee catch up chat, the gossip, the teacher, the author, the
double talking jester and animated informer. Most of your 24 hour news
anchors, talk show hosts and bulletin writers are Mercury ruled. Alan
Carr, the host of Chatty Man has his natal Sun and Mercury
conjunct Gemini as well as Russel Brand, Jimmy Fallon has his Sun and Venus conjunct Virgo,
Shaun Macallif and Samantha Armytage have natal Suns in Virgo, and Yumi Stynes, and Georgie Gardner have natal Sun in Gemini. Mercury
is quick, clever, brilliant, distracted, energetic and mutable and
enigmatic. He appears in an instant to inquire his environment than
proceeds to vanish just as mysteriously, using rollercoaster words that
are filled with three meanings and anecdotal riddles. Everybody has a
sign in Mercury and a sign on the third and sixth house cusps
respectively. And this is the bright, alert and restless Gemini/Virgo
eyes that veil a loud, chaotic cognitive cog network and the most
productive of mind machinery.
mercury in the first house: walking encyclopedia mercury in the second house: moving poetry mercury in the third house: intellect infusion mercury in the fourth house: a home study mercury in the fifth house: glow words mercury in the sixth house: medical textbook mercury in the seventh house: group teacher mercury in the eighth house: underworld scribe mercury in the ninth house: head globe mercury in the tenth house: telecommunication tower mercury in the eleventh house: communal blogger mercury in the twelfth house: talking underwater
A few years ago, the young republicans at my alma mater invited Ann Coulter to speak and were planning on using university funds to pay her speaking fee. In 24 hours the rest of the student population mobilized in protest. The president of the school (a Jesuit and badass) wrote a public and strongly worded letter asking the young republicans to rescind her invitation and donate the money to a worthier cause. In the next 24 hours she was disinvited and Fox News came and did a segment on Ann Coulter being “censored” by elitist New York college students. It was hilarious.
On Tuesday, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan tweeted that the targeting of the LGBTQ community in the massacre “rejects who we are as a nation — open, tolerant, free." On Wednesday, he was one of the leaders in the House who blocked a vote for specific LGBT rights.
Though a number of online publications have picked up and covered the Chapel Hill shooting story by Wednesday, most mainstream media organizations seem to have ignored it. Considering the 24-hour news cycle and how
quickly most news is disseminated, the slow speed with which the news
broke points to a troubling double standard.
I want a 24-hour news channel that shows nothing but positive stories.
A whole hour of 12-year-olds building DNA mobiles and explaining how cells work. Make it a weekly thing, watching kids do something cool. Kids get to be the reporter as well.
Another weekly segment, ask an RN, where a nurse talks through some really good, basic preventative health stuff without even a whiff of fat-shaming or ableism.
Evening interviews are ordinary people who do important jobs well. An electrical worker explains the steps they have to take to safely repair downed wires after a storm and why it takes so long. An insurance adjuster talks about their favorite weird claims. A bus driver shared tips for dealing with traffic and distractions without losing your cool.
Another weekly segment, ask a librarian. They take calls. The librarian actually finds the things the callers are looking for. Live.
If there is a crisis, the channel shows the efforts being made to fix it and explains how viewers can help, but doesn’t pressure people for money because donor fatigue. They give the number of people safely rescued. They focus on conversations about disaster preparedness, prevention, and rebuilding.
Parades, marches, and protests get coverage, but less with the shouting and signs footage and more with the thoughtful, in-depth interviews with participants.
There is an entire half-hour at midnight every night that is just slow pans of natural scenery. Nature is news, yo.
Basically, I want the PBS of news stations. Would not say no to Grover hosting.
I’m stuck on a plaaaaane. The tower didn’t clear us for take off because the runway is too icy that the breaks won’t work. They are slowly towing all the plane back to the gates but I’m supposed to be flying from freaking Wisconsin to Portland, Maine. And college resumes in two days. I’m so stressed. AND this freezing rain is forecasted for the next 24 hours. Good news is the flight attendant passed out snacks.
Friends after all - Dean Winchester x Reader - Chapter 28 (Fake boyfriend/Neighbour AU)
Title: Friends after all
Pairing: Dean Winchester x Reader, Sam Winchester x Reader, Dean Winchester x Lisa Braeden
Word count: 7,047
Summary: AU. Dean Winchester. Mechanic. Neighbour. Best friend. Single father. And fake boyfriend? You babysit his daughter. You’ve known him for years and you’ve been really close. Everything will be put to test though when your sister’s wedding approaches and he has the brilliant idea of pretending to be your boyfriend. Nobody would have ever thought of the result. Certainly not you.
Sam’s proposes but before the Reader Dean was the first one to find out. With a 24 hours earlier piece we see not only Dean’t reaction to the news, not only how he reacts when it actually happens but how differently he acts around the Reader.
“Ok I know I probably should have said something to you earlier but- I’ve been so nervous and- and checking every singlejewellery shop and finally found the best one. Maybe I am a little late, with only one day left but you know that your opinion matters to me so-” Sam extended his hands with a bright grin “-here we are!”
“I see.” Dean raised an eyebrow, already not being able to help the uneasy feeling at the pit of his stomach.
“Yeah come on, let me show you what I have decided on.” Sam patted him on the shoulder, already walking in and Mary happily followed him too. Dean however took a moment to steady his breathing and his rapidly beating heart.
Your and Sam’s seven month anniversary was tomorrow, he could understand that Sam wanted to get you a beautiful gift that would show you how much you meant to him. The fact that he had booked an entire restaurant for just the two of made Dean understand that he wanted this anniversary to be special for the two of you.
He shook his head and plastering a – well, obviously – fake smile on his face he walked in “So what Sammy, decided on some fancy shiny and sparkly necklace or something?” he joked, walking around and picking on things like he usually did.
“Daddy no!” the little blonde girl scolded “You are going to break something!” she playfully hit on his hand and Dean laughed loudly, bending down to pick her up.
“Well look at you- already turning into (Y/n) aren’t ya?” he laughed, looking at his daughter full of love and adoration at how much she was like you. And it came only naturally, even if you had no blood relation.
She giggled “Mama is cool!” she said with a big grin that made Dean laugh even more.
“Sure she is.” he whispered, feeling his heart swell at the little word. Maybe he could never admit it out loud but he loved how she still called you ‘mom’ or 'mommy’ or 'mama’. Even if he had told her not to, he knew he didn’t mean it. It was just because Lisa was present at that moment.
Lisa. Seven months in and they were still together. He would put on a smile in front of her and everybody else but not when he was alone. He couldn’t pretend there.
“Here, come here!” Sam motioned for him to walk over “This- this is the one I like.”
“…Well that’s a strange kind of choice.” Dean breathed out a chuckle that died off soon, and he cleared his throat.
Porsche has Achieved its 18th Overall Le Mans victory
Porsche picks up another overall victory at the 84th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Drivers Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (GER) brought home the Porsche 919 Hybrid in first place. No other brand has managed to win the world’s toughest endurance race so many times and is connected that closely to the myth of Le Mans.
Sister car teammates Timo Bernhard (GER), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AUS) finished 14th overall after a long stop for repairs in the night.