candidate spending

Spending all night thinking about how fortunate I am to have such a wonderful muse and that I get to call her my lover and partner.

Muse: Laetitia
Photography: Ari (me)
Source: @houseofboredom

The Foxhole Court, Chapter 12 – Road Trip To Embarrass… Who Again?

In which the squad goes to a talk show, wake-up calls go wrong, Neil goes live on national television, shipping goes well, and I go nuts, just a little bit.

Sounds good? Then it’s time for Nicki to read The Foxhole Court.

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A Hufflepuff’s Love

It’s the person patiently listening to you as you rant. It’s the warm cup of tea waiting for you at home after a long day. It is selfless kindness and memorizing all  of their favorite things just so you can surprise them later. It’s the text’s to go outside to check your porch. It is willing to break your heart just to heal someone else’s, and staying loyal to someone no matter what. 

It is late night phone calls and taking candid photographs. It is spending time making their favorite cake for their birthday. It is surprise parties and wiping their tears away and making sure that those you care for are always, always OK.

When a hufflepuff loves you, they love you deeply. They will protect you and take you own as their own, regardless of if you deserve it or not. They take on the hard work so you don’t have to, and don’t complain about it. They will carry your burdens on their back, even when it crushes their spine. 

A hufflepuff’s love feels like warm sunshine on a cloudy day. It is the taste of melted chocolate on your tongue, and cuddling with one another every chance you get. It is a child drawing their family portrait, or a mother holding her child close. It is pure, bright, glowing love that emanates from within, and brings peace to all those who experience it.

Someone made an important article about Disney’s shits:

Rising poverty and crime, as well as changing demographics, have all fueled some discontent and unrest in the city of nearly 350,000 people. And the growing Latino population — Anaheim is now 53% Hispanic — contributed to a change in local elections brought on by a 2012 American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit over the city’s allegedly discriminatory political system.

Even some Disney employees wonder whether the company — whose stock market value is about $152 billion — is squeezing more out of the city than necessary. Chris Shively, an Anaheim resident and server at Blue Bayou restaurant in Disneyland, drives by the Mickey & Friends garage each day knowing that city tax dollars are paying for the facility.

“It’s a company — they have their own best interests,” he said. “But it is definitely something where the company, Disney, got a great deal — a deal that we are paying for. Absolutely frustrating.”

”Even though Anaheim is 53% Hispanic, only three Latinos had served on the council in the city’s history as of 2012, according to the ACLU lawsuit that brought about the election change. Over the years, many council members have come from Anaheim Hills, a tony, largely white section of the city dotted with planned neighborhoods. Disney supported the move to districts, but council members it has backed, including Murray, did not.

Some Anaheim political players, including Moreno, noted that three of the four council candidates that Disney’s campaign spending in 2016 supported were white, while three of the four candidates who were targeted with negative campaigning by PACs with direct or indirect financial connections to Disney were Latino.“

Of course white rich people will don’t care but Disney will not have my latin money to see their movies (even Star Wars The Last Jedi)

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this is terrible!

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Hamilton" fever has caught at least two Los Angeles area members of Congress who’ve used campaign funds to purchase tickets to the hit musical’s run at the Hollywood Pantages.

Rep. Tony Cárdenas’ campaign and his political action committee Victory by Investing, Building and Empowering PAC spent $105,500 in April buying tickets to the show, which is playing in L.A. until Dec. 30.

Two fundraisers using the approximately 400 tickets have raised more than $300,000, a spokesman for the congressman’s campaign said. For both Cárdenas’ campaign and the PAC, the tickets were the single most costly expense of the year.

“Basically they saw this as an opportunity to have a nice fundraising opportunity and go to a show that celebrates American democracy,” campaign spokesman Josh Pulliam said.


It’s fairly common for lawmakers or candidates to use sports events or concerts as major fundraising opportunities, especially when big names such as Taylor Swift or Bruce Springsteen play concerts in Washington.

Rep. Maxine Waters’ campaign spent just under $11,000 on tickets to “Hamilton” in August.

Reached by phone, the Los Angeles Democrat seemed surprised reporters were asking about the tickets. She said her campaign made $110,000 at a fundraiser using the tickets.

“Everybody does it, whether it’s a concert or a baseball game,” she said.

Several conservative groups have targeted Waters, an outspoken critic of President Trump, for the 2018 election. She won in 2016 with 76% of the vote over Republican Omar Navarro, who is challenging her again.

In a statement released by her campaign, Waters stressed that fundraising at an event means the campaign doesn’t have to rent space or buy food.

“These fundraising activities are similar and sometimes less expensive than the amount of money a candidate would spend to host a fundraising dinner within a private room at a restaurant or hotel — once you factor in associated catering costs,” she said. “The price for the ‘Hamilton’ tickets was similar to what one would have to pay at these venues. There was nothing improper or unusual about the expenditure.”

and all those things i didn’t say

fandom: bts

set during 2017, before jungkook’s birthday

pairing: taekook (also known as vkook) (taehyung/jungkook)

request: anon: “VKOOK PLS” but it was totally @billybobjoe42 so here you are, friend

word count: 7054

warnings: swearing, self-esteem issues, brief description of a panic attack

a/n: did someone say hurt/comfort and miscommunication?

read it on ao3



Taehyung doesn’t mean to.

He wants to just be like everyone else and date around and awkwardly talk about his “type” of girl on interviews. He wants to be serious when he’s singing the lyrics to heterosexual love songs. He wants to think random girls on the street are cute and, damn, he doesn’t know, date girls.

But the universe laughed in his face and here he is with a crush on Jungkook.

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rimestar  asked:

Watching the NDP rally live- the sheer number of empty FB accounts and Christy Clark shills filling the livestream chat with hateful bullshit and outright lies is sickening. I'm astounded that there are even BC Liberal candidates spending time, right now, deliberately trolling. I thought the BC Liberals couldn't possibly stoop lower, but hey, cool to know they don't have a lower limit. This has got to be the end of Clark.

And for anyone that is skeptical that this is happening. From Journalist Shane Woodford:

anonymous asked:

im a 21 year old (ive never voted before) but i want to vote this time for bernie. can you please explain when voting starts, like what date and what should i do. i graduated high school 3 and a half years ago and i really dont remember that well when it comes to what needs to be done to vote

It takes some dedication to become involved in the political process, mostly because there are so many vested interests trying to keep you from doing so.

Also, I almost guarantee that what I am going to tell you was never covered in High School. 

Your First step is to: Register to vote.

In order to vote for Bernie Sanders in the Primaries different states will have different requirements.

You will not have to register for any party in order to vote for Bernie Sanders in the Primaries if you live in: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.

You will have to be either registered as a Democrat or be Unaffiliated In order to vote for Bernie Sanders in the Primaries if you live in: California, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Washington and West Virginia

You will have to be a registered Democrat in order to Vote for Bernie Sanders in the Primaries if you live in: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Wyoming

In many states you have to be registered as a member of that party for 30 days prior to the primaries in order to vote, although that isn’t always the case. So your best bet is to register now

Next, find the date of your primary or caucus and vote.

Due to the large amounts of money and time that candidates spend in the states with earlier primaries and caucuses, many states will spend this year changing the date of their events. Rules are also subject to change at the same time. 


As of June of 2015 here is the tentative schedule for the Democratic Primaries and Caucuses.

February 1, 2016 

Iowa Precinct Caucuses

February 9, 2016

New Hampshire Primary

February 20, 2016

Nevada Non-binding Precinct Viability Caucuses

February 27, 2016

South Carolina Presidential Primary

March 1, 2016

Alabama Primary
Arkansas Primary
Colorado Precinct Caucus
Georgia Primary
Massachusetts Primary
Minnesota Precinct Caucuses
North Carolina Primary
Tennessee Primary
Texas Primary
Virginia Primary
Vermont Primary
American Samoa Territorial Caucus (presumably)
Oklahoma Primary (presumably)

March 1-8, 2016

Democrats Abroad Global Primary

March 5, 2016

Louisiana Primary
Nebraska Precinct Caucuses

March 6, 2016

Maine Municipal Caucuses

March 8, 2016

Michigan Primary
Ohio Primary
Mississippi Primary (presumably)

March 13, 2016

Puerto Rico Primary (presumably)

March 15, 2016

Florida Primary
Illinois Primary
Missouri Primary

March 22, 2016

Arizona Primary
Idaho County Caucus
Utah Neighborhood Caucuses

March 26, 2016

Alaska Precinct / House District Caucuses
Hawaii Precinct Caucus
Washington Precinct Caucuses

April 1-15, 2016

Colorado District Assemblies/Conventions

April 5, 2016

Wisconsin Primary

April 9, 2016

Wyoming County Caucuses

April 26, 2016

Connecticut Primary
Delaware Primary
Maryland Primary
Pennsylvania Primary
Rhode Island Primary
New York Primary (presumably)

May 3, 2016

Indiana Primary

May 7, 2016

Guam Territorial Caucus (Party run primary) (presumably)

May 10, 2016

West Virginia Primary

May 17, 2016

Oregon Primary
Kentucky Primary (presumably)

May 21, 2016

Washington Congressional District Caucuses

June 7, 2016

California Primary
Montana Primary
North Dakota Legislative District Caucuses
New Jersey Primary
New Mexico Primary
South Dakota Primary (presumably)

June 14, 2016

District of Columbia Primary

November 8, 2016


As long as you followed the first step and registered to vote, your state will send out information about your voting location and what you need to bring to that location in order to vote.

I know this is tons of information and that it seems super complicated, it is set up that way on purpose. Those in power want you to react:

The powerful are banking on us acting this way. 

They know that the Millennial Generation is now the largest voting generation in History. They know that we have the ability to enact change in a way that has never been seen before and they are scared. 

This is our first chance to make the changes we want in government. I know it may be difficult to become involved but if we learn anything from our parents generation it should be that a lack of participation in politics only makes the system favor the wealthy and hurt the rest of us.

Let’s not make the same mistakes.

You can learn more about How to Vote here

One of those post SBURB AUs where they end up on normal Earth somehow except most of them aren’t US citizens or anything and John goes guys i have a GREAT idea. has anyone seen the proposal???

No One Minds | Head Boy/Head Girl AU Dramione Fluff

This is AU “there was no Voldemort” fluff of the silliest sort.  There is no angst.  No war.  No misery beyond adolescent insecurity.  I’ll keep reblogging this post until I get to the end of Chapter 3, then start a new post for chapter 4.  At some point, I’ll port it to FFN.  You are the alpha reader(s) which means send suggestions/requests/corrections :)

Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5

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anonymous asked:

I totally agree with you that every citizen and candidate should spend 95% of their waking life obsessing over racism and sexism so that the only things our country ever accomplishes are whiney blog posts and YouTube videos.

You’re right, maybe I should spend my time sending whiny anonymous messages to people instead :)


As promised, here’s a little taste of fall in NY21. The very best fall color was visible from the road, with orange, red and yellow popping from the otherwise still green mountainside in bold splotches. Even in the short time I was here, the colors grew more vibrant and widespread. The candidates will spend the next 39 days driving hundreds of miles in this massive district to give speeches and shake hands. And at least for the next couple of weeks it is going to be absolutely gorgeous.

I have to get ready to fly home this morning, so I’ll leave the NPR On the Road Tumblr here for now. Thanks for joining me on this trip. The story airs Monday afternoon on All Things Considered (barring breaking news).

anonymous asked:

I am Canadian, can you explain to me the reason for the unending campaigns America seems to have. In Canada we have very limited campaigns of maybe a month or two and parties campaigning before an election is announced is seen as scandalous, but in America it seems like campaigning, especially for President, never ends

Here’s something I think about a lot: If you think the process seems interminable to you and me, think about what it must be like to be a candidate. 500 (or more!) days of endless grip-and-grins, long nights, old shirts, crappy pizza and instant coffee hurriedly gulped down in the back of an uncomfortable bus. And they’re the ones getting paid - what about the lowly intern, volunteering the best summers of her youth fetching coffee and food and papers for a long-shot chance at a low-level staffer job in the OEOB?

If it seems like Presidential campaigns are getting longer, well, it’s because they are. The answer to why is a little more complicated - but broadly speaking, it has a lot to do with the way that our national parties choose their candidates.

In the early half of the 20th Century, parties nominally chose their nominees at the national conventions in June. Images of “smoke-filled rooms” spring to mind, of corrupt elders deciding the future of their parties and indeed of the entire nation. But over the course of the century, the process began to democratize. As the above NYT article points out, John F Kennedy’s performance in 7 of the 16 Democratic primaries led to his being chosen as the nominee at the convention - not because he won the most delegates in the primaries, but because his performance convinced the party leaders that he was electable. Over the course of the second half of the century, more and more states began to hold primaries, until we reach the 50-state nomination contest we have today.

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