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The New York Times dares Donald Trump to sue them

In today’s news, the New York Times don’t give a fuck.

After publishing allegations from women who say Trump sexually assaulted them, Donald Trump threatened to sue the paper (see letter above).

The New York Times’ response? Try it. Take us to court.

The Times sent a letter back, saying:

The essence of the libel claim, of course, is the protection of one’s reputation. Mr. Trump has bragged about his non-consensual sexual touching of women. He has bragged about intruding on beauty pageant contestants in their dressing rooms. He acquiesced to a radio host’s request to discuss Mr. Trump’s own daughter as a “piece of ass”. Multiple women not mentioned in our article have publicly come forward to report on Mr. Trump’s unwanted advances. Nothing in our article has had the slightest effect on the reputation that Mr. Trump, through his own words and actions, has already created for himself.

But there is a larger and much more important point here. The women quoted in our story spoke out on an issue of national importance – indeed, an issue that Mr. Trump himself discussed with the whole nation watching during Sunday night’s presidential debate. Our reporters diligently worked to confirm the women’s accounts. They provided readers with Mr. Trump’s response, including his forceful denial of the women’s reports. It would have been a disservice not just to our readers but to democracy itself to silence their voices.

We did what the law allows: We published newsworthy information about a subject of deep public concern. If Mr. Trump disagrees, if he believes that American citizens had no right to hear what these women had to say and that the law of this country forces us and those who would criticize him to stand silent or be punished, we welcome the opportunity to have a court set him straight

This is what I live for.

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💰Master list of sorority fundraising ideas! 💰

Q: I am the assistant philanthropy chair of my chapter. We are doing some research on different philanthropy events for our chapter besides the ones we have been doing for the past few years. Do you have any advice on finding events that other sororities have done and some ideas for coming up with original philanthropy events? Thanks!

A: Launching a new fundraiser is a fabulous idea for keeping your membership interested, attracting fellow greeks on campus, increasing participation and energizing everyone connected to your philanthropy!

The first step is to decide what TYPE of fundraiser you want to tackle. Is your chapter more the sports type, or foodie fans? Think about what your sisters, alumnae and other greeks will respond to. Also, if five other chapters already have food sales, you should try a dodgeball tournament instead. Being unique will attract more attention! 

💰  Creative Sorority Fundraising Ideas by Category:💰

💰  SPECIAL EVENT fundraisers: 

  • Sorority Fashion Show 
  • Gala Dinner & Silent Auction 
  • Kissing Booth
  • Puppy Kissing Booth
  • Hugging Booth
  • Pie in the Face 
  • Polar Plunge
  • Fraternity Bachelor Auction
  • Talent Show
  • Car Wash
  • Casino Night
  • Bingo Night
  • Christmas Caroling Service
  • Shopping Night at a Favorite Dress Boutique - a % of sales donated to the chapter philanthropy.
  • Haunted Hay Ride
  • Carnival/Festival for Kids
  • Dunk Tank - recruit popular people to dunk
  • Junker Car or Old Computer Smash - charge for turns bashing an old jalopy, or vintage computers.
  • Outdoor Movie Marathon
  • Campus “Celeb” Bartenders Event
  • Service Auction - sorority & fraternity volunteers are auctioned off for 2 hour “work” sessions.
  • Restaurant Special - a % of food sales donated to the chapter philanthropy.

💰  COMPETITION fundraisers:

  • “MR” Sorority Contest
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Chicken Wing Eating Contest
  • Board Game Tournament
  • Twister Tournament 
  • 5K Walk/Run
  • Dance Marathon
  • Rocking-Chair-A-Thon
  • Air Band Competition
  • Lipsync Competition
  • Skip-a-thon, Walk-a-thon, Seesaw-a-thon, Skate-a-thon, etc…
  • Trivia Contest
  • Battle of the College Bands
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest
  • Decorated Golf Cart Parade & Competition
  • Halloween Costume Competition
  • Adult Spelling Bee
  • Penny Wars
  • Yellow Rubber Ducky Race 
  • Male Beauty Pageant - dressed as women.
  • Goldfish Races - set up two rain gutters filled with water as race tracks. Contestants are given a straw to blow on the water to help the fish along to the finish line. 
  • Charity Specific Events - such as Walking in High Heeled Shoes, Bra Dart Board, Relay for Life, etc…

💰  FOOD fundraisers: 

  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Late Night Waffles
  • Grilled Burger Dinner
  • Chicken Wings Dinner
  • Taco/Burritos/Nachos Bar 
  • Spaghetti Dinner
  • Tailgate BBQ
  • Crawfish Boil
  • Oyster Shucking Dinner
  • Pizza Party
  • Box Lunch Delivery
  • Build Your Own Sub Sandwich
  • Hot Soup Bar
  • Octoberfest
  • Catfish Fry
  • Bake Sale 
  • Build Your Own Sundae
  • Smoothie Stand
  • Popular Food Truck on Campus
  • Watermelon Eating Contest
  • Cake Walk
  • Frozen Yogurt Eating Contest
  • Coffee & Donuts Table
  • Chocoholics Festival
  • All You Can Eat Baked Potato Bar
  • Gourmet Popcorn Tasting Party
  • Midnight Munchies Sale
  • Chili Cook Off
  • Chowder Cook Off
  • BBQ Cook Off
  • Burger Cook Off
  • Snow Cone Booth
  • Cookies & Milk Event
  • Cupcake Sale
  • Eat for a Cause - ask a local restaurant to donate 10% of their profits on a designated night, in exchange for encouraging greeks to eat there.

💰  SPORTS fundraisers:

  • Dodgeball Tournament
  • Golf Tournament
  • Basketball Tournament
  • Baseball Game
  • Flag Football Game
  • Powder Puff Football Game
  • Volleyball Tournament
  • Swimming Pool Competitions 
  • Cardboard Boat Regatta 
  • Soccer Tournament
  • Cheerleading Competition
  • Miniature Golf Tournament
  • Bowling Competition
  • Tricycle Races
  • Wheelbarrow Races
  • Coolers with Wheels Races
  • Inflatable Rock Wall Climbing Competition
  • Holiday Jingle Bell Walk
  • Greek “Chariot” Races

💰  SERVICE & SALES fundraisers: 

  • Discounted Prom Dress Sale
  • Manicure Table
  • Candy-gram/Flower-gram/Balloon-gram Deliveries on Campus (especially for Valentines Day and finals)
  • Finals Week Snack Deliveries
  • Raffle with Amazing Grand Prize
  • Sell Swag - koozies, buttons, or other small accessories.
  • Sorority Trunk Show ~ especially greek jewelry or fashions.
  • Craft Sale 
  • Yard Sale or Antique Sale
  • Used Book Sale 
  • Holiday Ornament Sale 
  • Sorority Recipe Book
  • Holiday Gift Wrapping Service
  • Flower Sales for Valentine’s Day
  • Art Show & Sale
  • Dog Wash
  • Gift Basket Auction
  • Guess How Many ___ in the Jar - M&Ms, jelly beans, peanuts.
  • Friendship Bracelet Sales
  • Pink Flamingos on Greek Row - sell pink flamingos to be placed (with a message) on sorority & fraternity house front lawns.
  • Sell Commemorative Bricks or Tiles for a Sorority House Construction Project
  • Tee Shirt Sales
  • Massage Chair Booth - offer several chairs & charge for 10 minute messages by professional therapists.

💰 Check out these additional sorority sugar fundraising posts:

• Step One: Choose From 5 TYPES of Sorority Fundraisers

• 7 Successful Fundraisers from Followers

• Top 10 Types of Greek Marathons

I kinda want to explain the backstory for this dress. Cuz I’ve had this design in my head for years, and have unsuccessfully tried to put onto paper a few times (I have difficulty drawing floor-length ball gowns for some reason. Idk, they’re just beyond my reach. I got lucky with this one.) Anyway, this particular dress was inspired by the episode ‘Beauty Marked’.

I just had this idea that if Danny had been a girl in the series maybe “she” would have been entered in the beauty pageant and this would’ve been the dress “she’d” wear. “She” would ultimately win and Sam and Tucker would save “her” from prince Aragon (that was his name right?) I figure the ghost’s would put a collar on “her” to prevent “her” from escaping.

Title: Cheer up, Buttercup

Pairing: Gray & Juvia

Notes: Oneshot Gruvia. Hope you enjoy!

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Gray Fullbuster grumbled as he walked through Magnolia for the second time this morning.  The first time, he was halfway to Fairy Tail before started noticing the citizens mumbling around him and mothers covering their children’s eyes.  That’s when he realized he wasn’t wearing a shirt.  Or pants.  But at least he was wearing boxers.  He honestly couldn’t remember if he stripped during his walk, or if he just never put them on in the first place.  Whatever, he was wearing clothes now. 

Right? 

He glanced down.

Right.

After an unnecessary amount of time, Gray finally reached the guild.  He grasped the handles and pushed them open.  He was greeted with the familiar sites and sounds of Fairy Tail; Laughter, Cana drinking, chatter, indistinct yelling. 

Wait.  What was that?

Gray squinted.  Halfway across the guild, he spotted Gajeel shouting.  That in itself wasn’t out of the ordinary, but the fact that it was Juvia at the receiving end of his yells was what caught Gray’s attention.

As Gray strode towards them, he could make out what Gajeel was yelling.

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