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Update for Trump Voters


1. He said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.

2. He said he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says “It’s unlikely that we will build a wall.”

3. He said he’d clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses.

4. He said he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “wonderful.” You bought it. Then he didn’t.

5. He said he’d use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional, back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge.

6. He said he’d release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn’t, and says he never will.

7. He said he’d divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted.

8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration.

9. He said he’d surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in charge of education; Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in charge of voting rights; Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in charge of fair housing; Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.

10. He said he’d faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI’s investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election.

11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals did. You bought it. Then he green lighted a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though  his generals said it would be a terrible idea. This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained

12. He called Barack Obama “the vacationer-in-Chief” and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer’s dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the world on Trump business.

13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times “fake news” and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars.

More to come.

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That awkward moment when you realize Redwall Abbey is the richest place in the entire Redwallverse.

Things The Abbey Has That Blow Vermins’ Minds:

  • Stained glass windows. Windows that aren’t just a hole in your wall.
  • Fruit trees. All in one place. With several varieties available.
  • Really big well-built stone walls.
  • Fireplaces constructed so the room doesn’t fill with smoke.
  • Actual beds. No seriously. Think about it.
  • A hand-woven tapestry that decorates an entire wall.
  • Multiple ovens.
  • A fish pond. And it’s not just for decoration. But it kind of is.
  • A deep cellar that keeps drinks cool. (That’s like the future.)
  • Stone floors, not dirt floors.
  • An apiary. Just… just go in your backyard and grab some honey. Do it.
  • Wall sconces.
  • Random assorted objects made of metal and not wood. Whoa.
  • Books. Parchment. Quill pens. Ink. More than one of these items each.
  • A well-stocked food and beverage collection.
  • Abbess Germaine’s spectacles. Like, glasses.
  • Legitimate stonework. Decorative gargoyles, statues, etc.
  • Martin’s sword.
  • Furniture. Chairs that are at least mildly comfortable. Cabinets.
  • Two ridiculously huge, shiny metal bells.
  • Soap.
A Checklist for Trump Voters by Robert Reich

Evan Vucci / AP

1. He said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.

2. He said he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of homeland security says “It’s unlikely that we will build a wall.”

3. He said he’d clean the Washington swamp. You bought it. Then he brought into his administration more billionaires, CEOs, and Wall Street moguls than in any administration in history, to make laws that will enrich their businesses.

4. He said he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “wonderful.” You bought it. Then he didn’t.

5. He said he’d use his business experience to whip the White House into shape. You bought it. Then he created the most chaotic, dysfunctional, back-stabbing White House in modern history, in which no one is in charge.

6. He said he’d release his tax returns, eventually. You bought it. He hasn’t, and says he never will.

7. He said he’d divest himself from his financial empire, to avoid any conflicts of interest. You bought it. He remains heavily involved in his businesses, makes money off of foreign dignitaries staying at his Washington hotel, gets China to give the Trump brand trademark and copyright rights, manipulates the stock market on a daily basis, and has more conflicts of interest than can even be counted.

8. He said Clinton was in the pockets of Goldman Sachs, and would do whatever they said. You bought it. Then he put half a dozen Goldman Sachs executives in positions of power in his administration.

9. He said he’d surround himself with all the best and smartest people. You bought it. Then he put Betsy DeVos, opponent of public education, in charge of education; Jeff Sessions, opponent of the Voting Rights Act, in charge of voting rights; Ben Carson, opponent of the Fair Housing Act, in charge of fair housing; Scott Pruitt, climate change denier, in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Russian quisling Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.

10. He said he’d faithfully execute the law. You bought it. Then he said his predecessor, Barack Obama, spied on him, without any evidence of Obama ever doing so, in order to divert attention from the FBI’s investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russian operatives to win the election.

11. He said he knew more about strategy and terrorism than the generals did. You bought it. Then he green lighted a disastrous raid in Yemen- even though his generals said it would be a terrible idea. This raid resulted in the deaths of a Navy SEAL, an 8-year old American girl, and numerous civilians. The actual target of the raid escaped, and no useful intel was gained

12. He called Barack Obama “the vacationer-in-Chief” and accused him of playing more rounds of golf than Tiger Woods. He promised to never be the kind of president who took cushy vacations on the taxpayer’s dime, not when there was so much important work to be done. You bought it. He has by now spent more taxpayer money on vacations than Obama did in the first 3 years of his presidency. Not to mention all the money taxpayers are spending protecting his family, including his two sons who travel all over the world on Trump business.

13. He called CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times “fake news” and said they were his enemy. You bought it. Now he gets his information from Fox News, Breitbart, Gateway Pundit, and InfoWars.

two-bitoutlaw replied to your post “That awkward moment when you start out writing Orn Free Taa as a…”

[grabs popcorn] oh gosh does he get what’s coming to him??

Oh yes.

I mean, that was the plan even before. Orn Free Taa is a fairly important antagonist in the second half of Anabasis, but he’s also an antagonist to people who have already beaten and survived Palpatine, so…he doesn’t stand a chance, really.

But once I realized he’s literally just Trump as a Twi’lek, his inevitable comeuppance became that much sweeter.

Mr. Barnes Will See You Now (10)

Prompt: 50 Shades of Barnes. VERY LOOSELY BASED!!!

Note: I do not own any of the characters or story line.

A/N: I am so sorry this took so long! I am the worst person ever apparently! I will be getting to the asks that have been sitting in my box forever too! Been off a hella long time! This is fairly long to make up for it I hope?

Word Count: 1580

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Everybody wants Daniel to be their son

Danny Had no Idea how he attracted these kinds of people, but he just did.

He guessed It all started at the ripe age of fourteen when he met Vlad masters, a lonely Billionaire bachelor who wanted nothing more than for Daniel to be his son, and maybe some other really evil questionable things. But that was besides the point.

He didn’t know if it was his natural friendly personality, or if he just had a boyish charm that made every fathers heart swell with pride.

But everybody wanted him to be their son. Let me rephrase that. Every Rich dashing gentlemen wanted denial to be their son. It didn’t matter if they already had kids, or were a single father, or just a bachelor wanting Danny as their own. They all just wanted him!!

Some even went as far as trying to put him into their inheritance, or try to  arrange him into marry their Sons and Daughters.

At first… like any other reasonable adult.. Danny just thought he was attracting sugar Daddy’s. But after a few chats and some weird father and son golf time, Danny realized that they all just wanted him, not as a butt buddy, but as a legitimate son.

And as wired as it may seem, it terrified him more than the original idea.

So much so that he has actually started hanging out with Vlad on purpose.He has no idea if Vlad sprayed him with something, or what!! But he rather have his crazy froot loop over some weird stranger any day. 

Now if only he could find away to make Vlad stop Smirking at him.. as well as find away so that Danny didn’t actually like hanging out with him.

I am who I am, and what I believe in and what my spirituality is about is that we’re all in this together. That I think it is not a good thing to believe as human beings we can turn our backs on the suffering of other people. This is what Pope Francis is talking about, that we can’t just worship billionaires and the making of more and more money. Life is more than that.
—  Bernie Sanders
Cool - Tony Stark

Originally posted by vintagechicdisney

Prompt: inspired by Gwen Stefani’s song Cool.

Warnings: The reader’s last name has already been decided for the story.

N/A: This is a little gift for my baby @writingfortheavengers .

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Before

It was half past midnight. The warm breeze gently swayed her hair as she closed her eyes, enjoying the sensation. Sitting on the edge of the pool, she paid no attention to the young man approaching in slow steps. Tony wasn’t one to express his feelings out loud, but how he loved those moments that he could observe her in the moonlight. She was beautiful. Breathtaking in the simplest way. 

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My Updates for the Weekend

Sins of the Flesh Series - Final chapter done and series complete - Victuuri - Clergy Kink - NSFW

Coffee Beans - Otayuri - The Coffee Shop AU NO one wanted! One Shot

Diary of a DJ - Otayuri / JJBek / Otapliroy - No reasoning for this other than I want to delete it but keep it as someone asked me too. Cheesy music and bad sex. - Complete

Home - Chapter 7 - Otayuri - Yuri is Homeless, Otabek is a Billionaire. Need a I say more? Angst that leads to happy ending! One more chapter and this is DONE! 

I am not sure what I am working on next… Maybe Peep Phiciaociao next chapter? Probably will wrap up Peep Victuuri in this next chapter coming up. I have a lot of one shots I want to also do… so I am not sure what tomorrow will lead too. 

Debating some more rarepairs - Debating doing a prompt for a sweet JJBek (nonsmutty) but want to roll through some of these prompts and see what sticks out. I have so many WIPs started… Clueless. Guess will see what type mood I wake up to see what happens. 

Happy weekend everyone!  <3 <3 <3 

Originally posted by todaysdocument

The very good news is that today, by a decisive vote, the people of France voted to reject racism and xenophobia. The bad news is that an extreme right-wing party received some 36% of the vote - far more than they had ever received before.

It is time for the political leadership in France, the United States, the United Kingdom and countries around the world to understand that the current structure of the global economy is leaving large portions of humanity behind. And those people are angry and discouraged. It is not acceptable that here and around the world there is a “race to the bottom” where hundreds of millions of workers are working longer hours for lower wages. It is not acceptable today that, globally, the top 1 percent now owns more wealth than the bottom 99%. It is beyond grotesque that the wealthiest 8 billionaires in the world own more wealth than the bottom half of the world’s population- some 3.7 billion people. In the United States and around the world we must create economies that work for all, not just the wealthy, the powerful and the greedy.

—  Bernie Sanders

I think people overestimate the freedom of action available to billionaires.

Wait, hear me out! Sure in the scenario where you have a large sum of money or other assets you can just live on the interest or rent you get from it and have a lot of personal freedom in how you choose to live your life. But I’m thinking of the situation where people are writing a story and they need a character who has access to considerable resources and few constraints so they make them a billionaire like Bruce Wayne or Tony Stark so they can do anything and that’s a very different and much murkier proposition.

As a billionaire in a story you’re limited in what you can do. For starters, you don’t want to do anything that makes you not a billionaire any more, as that screws up your entire character and reason for existing, so you’re going to spend a fair amount of time tending to your fortune, managing investments, lobbying the government, avoiding hostile takeover bids, whatever. Sure, you can hire people to do that stuff for you, but that just shifts your day job to keeping tabs on those people and doesn’t fundamentally change the dynamic at play here.

Could Bruce Wayne’s nocturnal adventures screw up his business? Does he regularly miss board meetings because he’s getting stitched up by Alfred or recovering from a concussion? Does he miss a few months of crime fighting because something comes up at the office he just has to deal with? If his business goes down the tubes and he has to sell the mansion, what happens to Batman then?

Does Stark Enterprises invest in New York real estate that got trashed by aliens? How about in insurance companies? Can he even get insurance? What’s the public liability policy for a guy who flies around in a nuclear suit and tests out random ideas for new weapons technology in his own apartment?

In stories and comic books it’s convenient to think of being billionaire as being a character trait similar to being tall or being allergic to kryptonite, but it’s really more of a job description. Bill Gates couldn’t have been Batman, and not just because he doesn’t have the jawline. Being a billionaire carries its own imperatives that drive and constrain your actions.

This is similar to being a politician, a president, or even a dictator. Kevin Spacey schemes his way to the presidency in House of Cards, achieving the highest authority in the land, his life long dream, and what does he do with it? Why, immediately beginning plotting how to win the next election, the only concern worth thinking about.

In a way it’s even harder for dictators and absolute monarchs who are often riding a tiger and cannot stop for a second lest they be devoured. As their power grows, their actions become ever more constrained and the cost of failure grows ever higher. At most they can take the trust fund approach, retreating into the luxurious prison of their palaces and relinquishing their authority to generals and warlords, but this is forfeiting the game before it even begins.

What about Elon Musk, what can he do? Can he build a volcano lair or a helicarrier to protect the world from above? No, not unless the economics makes sense and investors think it’s a good idea and his team are willing to work on it. His billions would amount to little if recklessly squandered; in practice his only power is to talk, to lay out a vision, and above all else to maintain a reputation for success in forward-looking ventures, something that constrains his actions by the same forces that constrain us all.

No one has the power to reshape the world on a whim, and a vision of the future that seizes the imagination can be worth more than any amount of money.