block the vote

Me handing in my senior quote:
  • Me: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5Zedh_5DDM&feature=share
  • My teacher: "Veronica.this is a link to a Kpop M/V"
  • Me: ..."MONSTA X needs their first win fam"
  • My teacher: ...
One day at a time (chapter 1) Lin-Manuel x Reader

I had a 9 hour plane journey with nothing to do so I wrote a stupidly long fluffy fic as part of a new series.  

Summary: This is based on Lin’s adorable tweet about him messing around on tinder. Old Man Miranda explores Tinder while logged into his friend’s account and has an awkward conversation with Reader. Awkwardness and some fluff ensues. It’’s about time I wrote something that wasn’t totally angsty for a change.

Warnings: Nothing but fluff, but I definitely swear more than I think I do.

Word Count: 3,989


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Twenty-two million black victims of Americanism are waking up and they’re gaining a new political consciousness, becoming politically mature. And as they become – develop this political maturity, they’re able to see the recent trends in these political elections. They see that the whites are so evenly divided that every time they vote the race is so close they have to go back and count the votes all over again. And that…which means that any block, any minority that has a block of votes that stick together is in a strategic position. Either way you go, that’s who gets it. You’re – You’re in a position to determine who will go to the White House and who will stay in the dog house. You’re the one who has that power. You can keep Johnson in Washington D.C., or you can send him back to his Texas cotton patch. You’re the one who sent Kennedy to Washington. You’re the one who put the present Democratic Administration in Washington D.C. The whites were evenly divided. It was the fact that you threw 80 percent of your votes behind the Democrats that put the Democrats in the White House.

When you see this, you can see that the Negro vote is the key factor. And despite the fact that you are in a position to – to be the determining factor, what do you get out of it? The Democrats have been in Washington D.C. only because of the Negro vote. They’ve been down there four years, and they’re – all other legislation they wanted to bring up they brought it up and gotten it out of the way, and now they bring up you. And now, they bring up you. You put them first, and they put you last, ‘cause you’re a chump, a political chump.

In Washington D.C., in the House of Representatives, there are 257 who are Democrats; only 177 are Republican. In the Senate there are 67 Democrats; only 33 are Republicans. The Party that you backed controls two-thirds of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and still they can’t keep their promise to you, 'cause you’re a chump. Anytime you throw your weight behind a political party that controls two-thirds of the government, and that Party can’t keep the promise that it made to you during election time, and you’re dumb enough to walk around continuing to identify yourself with that Party, you’re not only a chump, but you’re a traitor to your race.

And what kind of alibi do they come up with? They try and pass the buck to the Dixiecrats. Now back during the days when you were blind, deaf, and dumb, ignorant, politically immature, naturally you went along with that. But today as your eyes come open, and you develop political maturity, you’re able to see and think for yourself, and you can see that a Dixiecrat is nothing but a Democrat in disguise.

You look at the structure of the government that controls this country; it’s controlled by 16 senatorial committees and 20 congressional committees. Of the 16 senatorial committees that run the government, 10 of them are in the hands of Southern segregationists. Of the 20 congressional committees that run the government, 12 of them in the – are in the hands of Southern segregationists. And they’re going to tell you and me that the South lost the war.

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Malcolm X


It is amazing that Malcolm X could see things 50 years ago that many STILL can’t see today.

Before The Maze - Smut

Originally posted by space-ing-out

Author: @dumbass-stilinski and @writing-obrien
Rating: NSFW 18+
Pairing: Thomas/Reader
Words: 4,429
AN: Another collab from me and Chloe! If you like it and you want to see more let us know, we have an idea for a potential sequel. (Also this was my first Thomas fic like what was I waiting for?!)

PART TWO


“A-Two! Step Away from B-Fourteen! Perimeters A-Two.” A voice shouted loudly over the intercom, all eyes snapping up to us, smirks on a few of their faces and some giving a judging glare. My head dropped with a sigh and I stepped away, hands raised in the air and I looked up at the camera with a pointed look.

“Yeah, Tommy, perimeters from the girlies.” A British voice teased and I rolled my eyes.

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today in the continued saga of me procrastinating by doodling in the heights babs which i may or may not colour properly at some point

before nina registered half the block to vote, she read half the block harry potter

(nina was initially just reading to sonny but people just kept stopping to listen, benny passed by like five times to keep hearing more whilst pretending he’s too cool for a kids book)

anonymous asked:

I'm pretty sure they're deliberately entering bad songs at this stage. Complete with obligatory Eurovision (completely unnecessary, song ruining) key change in the middle. They've given up on winning what with all the block countries voting for each other. Some shite ballad from Moldova is going to win anyway. Not that's it's not all just a big of fun, but it's lost its magic. Where's the glitter? The drag? The catchy europop dance tunes? They're trying to hard to Americanise it and it's shite

Do you need to lie down

How do you expect me to be able to pick between Ravi, Zico, G-Dragon, Bobby, and Rap Monster when I can’t even pick between two cereals for Breakfast???

Estonia and Eurovision 101
  • Estonia has taken part in Eurovision 22 times
  • Estonia has won once, finished last once and has never received 0 points
  • Estonia’s best era in Eurovision was from 1996 to 2002, where it finished in top 8 six out of seven times
  • Estonia’s 1996 entry which got 5th place was first time former Soviet country finished in top 5
  • Estonia won Eurovision in 2001 with  Tanel Padar’s, Dave Benton’s & 2XL’s “Everybody” in Denmark
  • Dave Benton was the first black person and, at the age of 50 years and 101 days, the oldest contestant at the time to win the contest
  •  Estonia was the first former Soviet country to win the contest and the second Eastern European country to win
  • Since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004, Estonia has failed to reach the final on eight occasions
  • Estonia has reached the top ten in Final three times: in 2009, 2012 and 2015
  • Estonia’s total of nine top ten results, is more than other Baltic countries
  • Estonia is placed in the Nordic voting block, due Estonia often giving points to Norway, Sweden and Finland
  • Estonia and Finland are apparently the only countries to have translated subtitles for every song.
  • Estonia has been represented by non-Estonian thrice (Aruban and 2 Swedes) in 2001, 2002 and 2006 respectively and by Estonian-Russian once in 2014
  • Estonia has sung in Estonian 7 times, in Võro language 1 time, in Serbian, German and Finnish 1 time (all in 2008), in English 13 times

Estonian entries from 2000 to 2016 (bolded reached the final): 

The signs and who they should vote for in MAMA 2015

Aries: WHO EVER THEY WANT TO

Taurus: WHO EVER THEY WANT TO

Gemini: WHO EVER THEY WANT TO

Cancer: WHO EVER THEY WANT TO

Leo: WHO EVER THEY WANT TO

Virgo: WHO EVER THEY WANT TO  

Libra: WHO EVER THEY WANT TO

Scorpio: WHO EVER THEY WANT TO  

Sagittarius: WHO EVER THEY WANT TO

Capricorn: WHO EVER THEY WANT TO

Aquarius: WHO EVER THEY WANT TO

Pisces: WHO EVER THEY WANT TO

eurovisionlover123  asked:

Okay lol anon before me I know things I'm in the fandom, a shit ballad is something from the likes of Slovenia(which is sung by a convicted rapist, DO NOT VOTE FOR HIM)Moldova has sent the best song this year and it's called hey mamma, it's sung by sunstroke project(epic sax guy is back and better than ever, he literally said we'll be "shooketh" by they're performance)so don't go off shiting when you know fuck all, also block voting doesn't make anything win, Ukraine wom because of jamalas voice

GO ON SUNSTROKE PROJECT