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Democrats are ensuring that Trumpcare will “haunt” House Republicans

  • As Trump and his party cheered the bill’s passage in the White House Rose Garden, Democrats were already placing targets on GOP members’ backs for the 2018 midterm elections, regardless of which way they voted on the American Health Care Act.
  • Democrats say that the House’s passage of the bill was a career-ender for nearly two dozen GOP members, a suspicion reflected by non-partisan groups. 
  • The Cook Political Report declared some Republican members more vulnerable in their re-election bids than they were prior to the vote. 
  • That includes Reps. Mike Coffman of Colorado, Steve Knight of California and Jason Lewis of Minnesota, whose re-elections now look like toss-ups.
  • In fact, the Cook Political Report says 20 GOP-held House seats are now in vulnerable territory — a number that puts the Republican House majority at risk. Read more (5/5/17 12:30 PM)
PSA: Deadlock was a big deal.

I was reminded that I’m way overdue for your annual friendly reminder that in IDW canon, Deadlock was not a run-of-the-mill Decepticon, he was a big effing deal.

I think a lot of people like to forget that he wasn’t just another grunt due to the fact that he’s already some writerdude’s latecomer-to-the-franchise Gary Stu-ish badass samurai villain-turned-hero. How dare he be all those ridiculous things, and then on top of that be canonically established as one of the most dangerous ‘Cons??? That’s not fair, right? That’s ridiculous. You can’t do that. Bad writing. Gross.

But, well, that’s what Drift is. Yeah, he’s a ridiculous Gary Stu-ish blah blah. And he’s also, on top of that, an infamous, top-tier ‘Con. Lemme share some stuff from the comic, with ~illustrations~:

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Barber’s Point, Washington: When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Summer – 1996

“Fox!  You fucker I haven’t seen you around for a minute!”  Angelo’s accent faded by the day.  

Not his attitude though.

Mulder smiled mildly.  “Hey Angelo, I know.”

Angelo worried right away in that way his father worried about him, when his grades were terrible or when there were air raids falling.  In Italy, with his father, it was all the same amount of gravity.

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Kurtbastian one-shot - “The Pain” (Rated PG13)

While Sebastian evaluates new recruits for the Ice-plex’s J.V. hockey team, one of his wannabes gets in hot water with Kurt when he cuts off a figure skater.

Tensions run high and secrets are revealed. (2093 words)

Part 12 of Outside Edge

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“Alright! Thank you so much, guys and gals, for showing up to this year’s hockey team tryouts!” Sebastian glides down the line of potential recruits, dropping pucks in front of them while he speaks. “It’s been a long three days of drills, but we’ve finally narrowed it down to you guys.” Sebastian stops to give the kids in front of him - holding their sticks at the ready, waiting for their chance to be unleashed and show their stuff - a stern once over. “You should be proud of yourselves. That’s a huge accomplishment.” They hold themselves a little straighter, a little taller for Sebastian saying that. “Before we begin, a little background for those of you who may not already know …”

Sebastian knows a handful will already know what he’s about to say. These kids have been raised at this rink. They could skate before they could walk. Sebastian has seen a few of them grow up here. He’s been their junior coach for the past five years.

God. He’s only a teenager and already he feels like an old man.

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anonymous asked:

If getting knocked out is so dangerous, how do boxers do it? Most of them seem to have minimal brain damage.

Ronda Rousey just did an interview with ESPN that basically said her career is over from her fight with Holly Holm. That’s not what she said, what she said is got a concussion that left her hospitalized and she’s going to need at least six months of recovery before she can even think about getting hit again. She can’t even eat an apple because some of her teeth are still loose and will be for the next three months.

She may come back, but it’s going to take a long damn time.

She’s probably looking at at least a year before she gets in the ring again.

If she ever does, which she might not if any injuries persist.

We all remember Muhammad Ali lighting the torch at the Olympics when his hands were literally shaking from the degree of damage he’d suffered. He has Parkinson’s. There’s an article in LA Times about his brain damage being the result of his boxing career.

Greatest boxer of a generation. It’s tragic.

And it’s not uncommon.

This happens to many professional fighters later in life. It happens to football players too, all the time. There are so many stories across the country of high school football players dropping dead on the field because they had a concussion or bleeding in their brain that no one caught. They do get concussed fairly often. You can get the data on this through the American Journal of Sports Medicine and other sources, the average is 1 per every 100,000. Roughly 12 high school students every year will die directly from playing football.

This is kids, this is not the higher levels where they have better medical care but push them harder. This is high school. And that’s just death, that’s not counting injury or long term damage.

Brain injuries are very common on the boxing circuit, in professional fighting, and many other sports. They can be and often are career enders. This is a risk that every professional fighter takes when they enter the ring.

Many professional fighters in the United States only fight 3 to 4 times per year. When my brother was doing collegiate boxing, he fought about every three to four months. This is due to the amount of stress that kind of physical combat puts the body under.

They do take medical precautions. They do as much as they can. They’re choosing to take the risks. And it’s not always enough to save them.

If you don’t think that professional boxers or any other kind of fighter doesn’t suffer long term damage from their career choice or are somehow immune, then you just haven’t been paying attention.

I’ve been in seminars with UFC fighters where they were talking about the ring and their advice was essentially, “they get you in a hold, just tap out, don’t even wait. You’re not proving anything. Don’t risk your career over one fight.”

You fight. You get hurt. You hope you don’t get hurt so bad that it ends your career, that you can recover. And if you can’t, well, there’s always someone out there to take your place. Another young idiot who think they’re immortal or invincible.

Though, honestly, where did you think all those jokes about boxers being meatheads or thick-skulled come from?

Reality.

Brain damage.

There are so many jokes about boxers being idiots because brain damage. It’s become a cliche. People make fun of this. You might have made fun of this, at least once. I know I’ve told the Rocky jokes.This truth is such an embedded part of our culture and been with us for so long that you don’t even think about it. It’s literally become a joke. The injured while fighting plot is one of the most common in boxing movies.

There is an entire character stereotype built around this concept.

The Big Dumb Bruiser.

For the longest time, (and you still see it), there was an assumption in media that if you were European and a fighter then you had to be an idiot. D&D has an entire class built on this concept.

Why?

Boxing.

You can only take so many hits to the face before your brain stops working.

How many times have you heard that, by the way?

“Don’t mind him. He’s taken one too many to the face.”

That’s a boxing joke. Or a fighting joke. Boxing is like alcohol, everyone knows that it kills brain cells and they forget because that knowledge is so common.

-Michi

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anonymous asked:

Wow. The incompetence of this business manager/potential career ender is absolutely STAGGERING. Is it too much to hope Josh will run into FP Jr. somewhere so they can have a few beers and shoot the shit about why FP Jr.'s career hit the skids? Hopefully, Josh's contract with "Ric the piece of shit" is at the finish line. Can you imagine a meeting? "I know the iron's hot, buddy, but Claudia needs us now. Because, obviously, she's the next big thing." Jesus.

There is still a part of me that really hopes this is just Josh fulfilling the end of all his contracts. That he’s waiting for this fauxmance to end so that he can move on clean to the next team so he doesn’t owe Ric anything else. That he just rebuilds a new team. He gets a publicist that doesn’t specialize in fauxmances, one that is serious and helps him craft the kind of image he wants to continue with his career. He has a great agent with CAA, so that can stay the same. But that’s my perhaps foolish hope, that Josh has put his life and career on hold (somewhat against his will since PL was delayed and dragged out to premiere in other countries) to finish this fauxmance and move on.

Maybe I am a dumb idiot to hope for this but it’s where I am currently at.

And listen, Josh got tons and tons of really positive press about his performance in MJ1 and MJ2, just great press, he became an academy member and it looked as if things were really going to go good for him, the iron was hot and it was time to strike. And he did…nothing except fauxmance and get papped in Madrid and premiere that wretched movie in every country. 

There were people on this website who said Josh deserved a break and he had worked so much that he didn’t need to capitalize on his success with THG franchise and to LEAVE HIM ALONE. And well…we know how that worked out.

Josh is a great actor, he is by far, in my opinion, a better actor than Liam, he could have gotten himself roles, he could have gotten a few campaigns. Hell he could have signed on with Dior Homme and spent one day every season giving good jaw and looking handsome in stylish clothes for a print ad and made easy money.

And before you claim Josh doesn’t want to be a sell out, he did Tragedy Girls, a B horror flick for his poker buddy, at least he would have left the Dior shoot with his dignity.

Anyway, I guess we’ll see what happens. I would love for Josh to enter 2017 and completely change things up, start working, less poker, less fake relationships, start looking like he gives a fuck about himself.  Start employing people who know what they are doing and offer him a fighting chance.

He can do it, that I have no doubt, he just needs a change.

anonymous asked:

Tab Hunters relationship with Tony Perkins in the 1950s reminds me soo much of larry.

omg, i’m literally so in love with them rn… I mean, they were amazing and their story really reminds me of larry too, i’m wow… I was reading and then i got like….. “WA I T?!!!!! THERE’S ANOTHER POWER COUPLE WITH THIS SIMILAR STORY !!!!” 

“Imagine an alternative universe in which being gay in nineteen-fifties America was not just tolerated but celebrated. The hottest couple in Hollywood would undoubtedly be Tab Hunter and Anthony Perkins. The two actors met in 1956, at the pool at the Chateau Marmont. Perkins, brooding and darkly handsome, was doing “Friendly Persuasion” and was four years away from “Psycho.” Hunter was a studio player at Warner Brothers: a blond, blue-eyed dreamboat, whom the studio was selling—quite successfully—as the quintessential boy next door.

Had the three-year romance that followed been acceptable in the light of day, Hunter and Perkins might have been iconic: an East Coast–West Coast, sunny-meets-stormy power couple. In real life, of course, the relationship was a potential career-ender for both, and they kept it secret from even their closest friends. As Hunter recalls in Jeffrey Schwarz’s new documentary, “Tab Hunter Confidential” (opening in New York this weekend), he would go out on “dates” with starlets like Debbie Reynolds, arranged by the studio and lapped up by movie magazines; sometimes, he and Perkins would double-date with women and then go home together.”

i’m obsessed 

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Billy Squier “Rock Me Tonite” Directed by Kenny Ortega who made ‘Newsies’ you guys. 

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evecheshire  asked:

I'm writing a teen disabled female police officer who is paralyzed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair. Is the strain of fighting or shooting a gun too unrealistic? If so, what are her options for combat? Thank you!

As a quick forward: this one’s been in our backlog for a little while, so it’s not another response to the recent FBI posts.

The part where she’s a teenage, paraplegic, police officer is a problem. Handling a gun isn’t the issue. While some police agencies will accept cadets who are 18, it’s rare to see one that will allow a cadet under 21 to graduate.

That said, as I mentioned yesterday, there are Explorer programs, which focus on getting teens involved in Law Enforcement as a career. Depending on the agency, their history with an explorer program, and the presence of a sponsor it’s possible you might see a 19 year old serving in a probationary capacity in some local agencies.

It’s worth mentioning, that standard operating procedure for training officers to use breathalyzers is to take half the class, get them completely soused, and then have the other half of the class administer the tests on them. Then, the next week, they reverse roles. The ones who were three sheets to the wind, get revenge to administer the test to their classmates. Obviously, if you’re not old enough to drink… this could raise some minor issues.

The paraplegic part is the other major problem. For a police officer, an injury that paralyzes them is a career ender. They may be able to find a new place in their agency in a support role, such as dispatch, public relations, analysis, possibly even in forensics. Depending on their education, they may even be able to transition into a new career in the DA’s office. If they’re a detective, they could well find work in the private sector as a Private Investigator. But, their days as a patrol officer or detective are over.

This isn’t because they can’t fight. There are quite a few fantastic paraplegic martial artists. Some martial arts are less suitable than others, but nothing about being confined to a wheelchair means you cannot fight.

The same is true of firearms. There are plenty of talented wheelchair bound shooters. If you’ve got a character who is a competitive sport shooter, then being in a wheelchair is something they can work with. Actually, having a character who is in a chair, and carries a gun for self defense isn’t unrealistic. There are people who do exactly that.

Having a teenager who carries a gun, on the other hand, is a bit of a problem. Most states require that you’re 21 before they’ll issue a concealed carry permit. There are a few, like California, Montana, Wyoming, and the Dakotas, who will issue a CC permit to an 18 year old. But, as far as I can remember, Alaska is the only state willing to issue a CC permit below that (they still require that you’re 16).

The problem for an officer in a wheelchair is, they can’t actually do their job.

Under US law, your employer is not allowed to discriminate against you based on a disability that can be overcome with reasonable accommodations. In a normal position, partial paralysis may not be a serious issue. A partially paralyzed attorney or forensics expert isn’t going to be any less capable of doing their job. The only accommodations needed would be specialized desks and access that’s already guaranteed under the ADA anyway.

For law enforcement officers, the situation is a little different. Potential candidates have their disability weighed on the risk of sudden incapacitation. This is where a partially paralyzed officer becomes a serious liability. It may strike you as grossly unfair, but the inability to pursue a suspect up a flight of stairs is a real concern, and means they cannot do their job. Also, the difficulty in physically restraining a combative suspect is a real concern. Not just for the officer, but also their partner.

I’ll add, this wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen a fictional LEO, who is medically ineligible for their job. The X-Files’ Fox Mulder comes to mind immediately. He identifies as Red-Green colorblind in an early episode, as a plot point. (It’s the reason a government mind control device doesn’t work on him. Yes, this is The X-Files after all.) As you might have guessed, being colorblind is a disqualifying condition for the FBI.

That said, this is one of those cases where, there’s real logistical concerns, that make your character a serious liability to the people around her. There’s a lot of really solid character material for a police officer who was paralyzed in the line of duty, coming to terms with it, and building a new life for themselves. There’s a lot of potential for a teenager who wanted to become a cop, maybe because it was a family tradition, who just watched their future go up in smoke because of a bad slip on the ice. There may even be someplace to use both of those characters in the same story. But, a teenage cop, is a non-start. A paralyzed cop on the job is a liability.

That doesn’t mean you can’t rework this into something else. The pieces you’re putting on the table here could lead to a compelling story. It’s just, I don’t think it was the one you were expecting.

-Starke

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Original title: Clouds of Sils Maria
Directed by: Olivier Assayas
With: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lars Eidinger, Johnny Flynn, Brady Corbet
Country of origin: France / Germany / Switzerland
Production year: 2014
Genre: Drama
Duration: 2h04
Language(s): English
Public: All public


Synopsis

At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena.
She departs with her assistant (Kristen Stewart) to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal (Chloë Grace Moretz) is to take on the role of Sigrid, and Maria finds herself on the other side of the mirror, face to face with an ambiguously charming woman who is, in essence, an unsettling reflection of herself.
Photography by Yorick Le Saux (Only Lovers Left Alive, Potiche, Carlos, …).

Sean Maguire Breathes New Life Into Robin Hood in Once Upon A Time

In the past 70 years, roughly fifteen men have portrayed the heroic Robin Hood in film and on television - Kevin Costner,  Russell Crowe, Sean Connery, Errol Flynn. Now Sean Maguire, the sophisticated, sexy and suave British actor joins that coveted list. This gifted actor has brought his special interpretation of the romantic hero to ABC’s hit fantasy drama Once Upon a Time which premieres Sunday, September 27 from 8-9pm ET/PT on ABC. Sean, a fan favorite, has recently been made a regular cast member for Season Five.

An actor’s actor, Sean’s career spans television (East Enders, Grange Hill, Criminal Minds, CSI New York), film (Songs For Amy, Waterland), and music. Yes, he actually flirted with the UK pop charts in the mid-1990s placing nearly a dozen singles in the Top 30, but surely his proudest credit yet, is becoming a father for the first time. He and his wife, Tanya, welcomed Flynn Patrick this summer.

And here’s another Sean Maguire fun fact: Sean’s first role (at age 5) was in the film Voyage Around My Father with Sir Lawrence Olivier, which also happened to be the legendary knighted actor’s final role. I caught up with Sean via phone who was in Vancouver filming Once Upon A Time.

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anonymous asked:

Messing with Beyoncé is a guaranteed career ender. Example A) Keri Hilson B) Karrueche Tran (didn't exactly establish a career but definitely doesn't have one now) C) BET aka Black Entertainment Television. ONE crack literally took out an entire network for a week and allegedly got people fired. The point is: Don't mess with Beyoncé, don't mess with her family and don't mess with her fans!

“These thots can’t clock me nowadays” - When will these thots learn? 

death-list-five  asked:

Ugh. So. Sheriff Leon Lott, Ben Fields' boss, is same guy that opposed the Governor when she tried to pass a law that would appoint an independent 3rd party oversight committee to investigate issues of police brutality & misconduct. She tried to do this after Walter Scott's murder and Lott is like the only sheriff in the state who opposed her, but he's like a fucking local hero around her so the people supported him instead of the gov. BASICALLY I have really low hopes for his SV"investigation"

“SHE is responsible for initiating this action … SHE needs to be held responsible for what she did.” ~Sheriff Leon Lott

Leon Lott is the quintessential example of why black people have zero faith in internal police investigations yielding any justice. Ben Fields’ violent behavior wasn’t a big secret. Quite the opposite. Lott had to be aware of it, and his silence was condoning it

I know that after public pressure Ben Fields was terminated, but he should also be charged & arrested for assault, child abuse and abuse of authority. The truth is if it wasn’t caught on film by some brave kids, then Fields would still be working there today. And sadly, there’s an officer Ben Fields in a lot of predominantly black schools that we don’t even know about

As it is, there’s absolutely nothing to stop Fields from going somewhere else and getting a job in law enforcement. This happens ALL the time here. For example, the cop who murdered Tamir Rice had a prior history and was also fired from another precinct

In any other “profession” such prior histories would be career enders, but not in “law enforcement”

And the child is still facing unspecified charges

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Summary: You shouldn’t have feeling for your boss. You also shouldn’t have feelings for a married man. But that’s not stopping you from liking Park Jimin.


               “Have you finished filing those papers?” Your boss asked you, not glancing up from his work that was sprawled over his desk. You hummed a response as you placed the files into their appropriate cabinets and closed them with a satisfying shutting sound. You sighed and pulled your hair up into a messy bun and straightened out the hem of your skirt, taking a glance at the working man.

               Park Jimin, one of the most successful business men in Korea. His dark eyes always scanning over some sort of his work, whether it be an actual paper or emails on a tablet when he walked through the hallways of his company checking up on employees. He had the reputation of being a stern and unjust man when in reality he had too many things on his plate to be preoccupied with staff that didn’t do their jobs properly.

               You were his assistant; you saw what the rest of the company didn’t see of him. The late nights he spent huddled over his computer trying to make a deal happen or making sure the people in accounting got the numbers right. You knew he was a smart man who had a lot riding on his shoulders.

You admired him and how hardworking he was. He treated you better than the other employees, giving you the smile everyone else thought was a myth. You two joked around often in his office when you saw he was getting stressed. You would bring him food when you noticed how long it had been since he’d eaten. You brought him coffee when he asked. You told him to go home when you noticed all the empty coffee cups littering his desk. You did your job as an assistant and as a friend.

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