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Holy motherforking shirtballs. I don’t know if any of you follow US politics, but tonight has been incredible. Things are happening. Virginia flipped fourteen seats from red to blue—the biggest flip since 1899. Over 100 years ago.

Virginia also just elected the first trans legislator, Danica Roem. That’s significant in and of itself, but the kicker?? The man she beat is the one who created the anti-trans bathroom bill. Irony never tasted so sweet.

Minnesota just elected a black trans woman to the Minneapolis city council. A BLACK!! TRANS!! WOMAN!! I’m so proud of Andrea Jenkins.

Seattle just elected its first lesbian mayor. And she’s the first female mayor since the 1920s! NINETEEN TWENTIES!!

There are so many more minorities who have been elected into office (please add them!), and this is so incredible.


I haven’t had hope like this in a long time. I had forgotten how good this feels. Now, onto 2018!

beyonce: sings a pro-black anthem in front of a bunch of white people who think blm is a terrorist group clad in black panther garb with an all lady group

yall: uhmmm [tugs at collar] idk the black panther thing was a bit much :// i dont get it

gaga: sings born this way in a city thats p diverse compared to the rest of texas and the rest of america that elected a lesbian mayor

yall: SO PROGRESSIVE i cant believe she did it,,,,she ended homeophobi take that Conservatives

cnn.com
Election night brings historic wins for people of color, LGBTQ candidates
In a night of many firsts, several minority and LGBT candidates won local elections that in many ways echoed the blue wave in which Democrats won races large and small.
By Madison Park, CNN

Last night brought sweeping wins for candidates of color and LGBTQ candidates in local elections across the country. A few of note:

  • Danica Roem, an out transgender woman, defeated an extremely anti-LGBTQ conservative incumbent for a seat in the Virginia state legislature
  • Andrea Jenkins became the first trans woman of color elected to public office with her seat on the Minneapolis City Council 
  • Jenny Durkan was elected mayor of Seattle, making her the first lesbian to hold the position 
  • Zachary DeWolf became the first out gay man elected to Seattle’s school board
  • Tyler Titus won a seat on the school board in Erie, Pennsylvania, making him the first transgender man to win elective office in that state 
  • Ravinder Bhalla became the first Sikh mayor elected in New Jersey, as the new mayor of Hoboken 
  • Vi Lyles is the first black woman to be mayor of Charlotte
  • Kathy Tran is the first Asian-American woman elected to the Virginia House of Delegates
  • Melvin Carter III is the first mayor of color in St. Paul, Minnesota

Did I miss any? Please reblog and add more! And remember, while this is an amazing start, the work is far from over. We’ve got our eyes on you, 2018. 

After almost a year, fo4-companions-react has come to an end. We hit 3,000 followers the other day and now this blog has become a small archive of reacts for your reading pleasure. In order to celebrate and also set up the blog properly for those who want to come back and read some of their favourites or for those who are new to this blog, I will be creating one final reaction masterpost (Complete with snazzy title) to make browsing the blog much easier! Thanks again for supporting, 3,000 followers is a lot of people!


Companions React to the Sole Survivor finding a secret moon vault

Companions and the Sole Survivor stumble across an “adult shop”

Companions React to the Sole Survivor asking how they’d give her an orgasm (NSFW)

Companions React to accidentally being groped by Sole in their sleep

Companions React to Sole being elected Mayor of Diamond City

Romanced!Companions - Who was the first to drop the L-Bomb?

Companions Reaction to Sole telling them their plan to steal Elder Maxson’s coat

Companions React to Sole cumming in their mouth (NSFW)

Companions + Elder Maxson (NSFW) proposing to Sole

Companions React to sleeping with Sole, not realizing they sleep naked

Companions React to them and Sole’s kid wanting to become a Brotherhood Soldier

Companions React to Sole speaking another language

Romanced!Companions react to Sole’s Android/Synth Fetish

Companions React to Sole telling Dogmeat that they love him and then thinking Sole is talking to them

Companions React to Sole giving them a pat on the butt as they walk by

Companions React to Sole wearing their clothes

Companions React to Female!Sole wearing a Pre-War Bikini on a hot day

Companions React to Sole’s secret Pre-War Porn Magazine Stash

Companions React to telling campfire stories

What if Sole romanced Strong?

Companions + Elder Maxson react to Sole losing a limb on the battlefield

Companions React to Female!Sole’s breasts popping out from the Vault Suit as it’s ripped (NSFW)

Companions + Faction Leaders react to Sole’s death

Companions showering with Sole (NSFW)

Companions React to Sole rolling in mud with Dogmeat

Companions React to telling Sole they don’t like them, then yelling that they love them instead

Companions React to Sole holding their hand and squeezing it for comfort during a particularly difficult fight

Companions React to Sole snoring whilst they sleep

Companions and Sole find a kid raised by a Deathclaw

Romanced!Companions + Companions last thoughts as they push themselves between Sole and a Supermutant Suicider

Companions React to Sole being blind, then seeing the scar under their shades

Romanced!Companions React to Sole having a bad nightmare

Companions React to Sole finding a stray kitten

Companions React to Female!Sole crying before sex because she thinks her body is ugly

Companions + Elder Maxson React to having to sing a lullaby to make them sleep

Romanced!Companions + Companions React to Sole cleaning themselves in a pond

Romanced!Companions + Faction Leaders React to leaving with their child with no trace

Companions and Sole play Truth or Dare

Companions React to Sole having an abusive spouse (Part One)

Companions React to Sole having an abusive spouse (Part Two)

Companions React to Sole becoming a Child of Atom

Companions React to Sole bringing home a tame Deathclaw

Sole getting caught cheating on Romanced!Companions

Companions React to Sole going into labour in the middle of nowhere

Companions React to Sole tackling them to the ground to save them from an explosion

Romanced!Companions and Sole tell Synth Shaun he will get a sibling

Companions’ Ideal Commonwealth Wedding

Companions give Sole a flower to show their love

Companions React to Sole finding an intact polaroid camera

Romanced!Companions react to Sole referring to Shaun as “Our Son” for the first time

Companions React to Sole being awfully abusive to Synth Shaun as he’s not their real son

Romanced!Companions React to catching Sole singing and what they do when Sole is embarrassed when they see them

Companions React to Sole having a severe Asthma attack

Companions React to Sole dying during a mission

Reverse Blind Betrayal (Personal Favourite):

Part One

Companions React to Danse killing Sole

Part Two

MacCready + Duncan Headcanons

anonymous asked:

You said the Republican party fought against slavery.. That is true, but the Republican party around that time period have more modern Democrat beliefs. They were northerners who believed in equal rights. And the Democratic party in the 1800s had view more similar to modern Republican beliefs. The party's beliefs flip flopped around late 1800s-early 1900s.. The conservative states were always advocating for slavery and oppression. They were also the last states to give women the right to vote.

Originally posted by onemorechapter11

Let’s discuss some history then.

1791 - The Democratic-Republican Party is formed by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson against Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist Party. The Democratic-Republicans strongly opposed government overreach and expansion, the creation of a national bank, and corruption.

1804 - Andrew Jackson purchases the plantation that will become his primary source of wealth.

1824 - The Democratic-Republican Party split. The new Democrats were supported by Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, and the National Republicans were supported by John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay.

1828 - Andrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.

1830 - Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act, whereby the Cherokee and other native tribes were to be forcibly removed from their lands.

1831 - Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, whereby the Supreme Court ruled that Cherokee Nation was sovereign and the U.S. had no jurisdiction over Cherokee lands. Andrew Jackson had already started to enforce the removal of the Choctaw.

1832-33 - The Whig Party is formed in opposition to Jackson’s government expansion and overreach in the Nullification Crisis and the establishment of a Second National Bank. The Whig Party successfully absorbs the National Republican Party.

1838 -  Many Indian tribes had been forcibly removed. Under Jackson, General Winfield Scott and 7,000 soldiers forced the Cherokee from their land at bayonet point while their homes were pillaged. They marched the Cherokee more than 1,200 miles to the allocated Indian territory. About 5,000 Cherokee died on the journey due to starvation and disease.

1854 - The Whig Party dissolves over the question of the expansion of slavery. Anti-slavery Whigs and anti-slavery democrats form the Republican Party with their sole goal being to end slavery.

1861 -The election of President Lincoln spurs the beginning of the Civil War.

1862 - Lincoln writes a letter where he declares he wishes to preserve the union regardless of the morals on slavery. He issues the Emancipation Proclamation, whereby all slaves in Union territories had to be freed. As states came under Union control, those slaves too had to be freed.

1863 - Frederick Douglass, former slave and famous Republican abolitionist, meets with Lincoln on the suffrage of emancipated slaves.

1864 - Lincoln revised his position on slavery in a letter to Albert G. Hodges stating “If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong.”

1865 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders at the Appomattox Courthouse to Union victory. After Lincoln’s Assassination, Democrat President Johnson issues amnesty to rebels and pardons the slave owners of their crimes.

1865 - The 13th Amendment which ended slavery passed with 100% Republican support and 63% Democrat support in congress.

1866 - The Klu Klux Klan is formed by Confederate veterans to intimidate black and Republicans through violence, lynching, and public floggings. They gave open support to the Democrat Party.

1866 - The Civil Rights Act of 1866 is vetoed by Democratic President Andrew Johnson. Every single Republican voted and overturned the veto.

1868 - The 14th Amendment which gave citizenship to freed slaves passed with 94% Republican support and 0% Democrat support in congress. The first grand wizard of the KKK, Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest is honored at the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

1868 - Representative James Hinds who taught newly freedmen of their rights is murdered by the KKK.

1870 - The 15th Amendment which gave freed slaves the right to vote passed with 100% Republican support and 0% Democrat support in congress.

1871 - The violence of the KKK grew so savage that congress passed the Enforcement Acts to repress their influence.

1875 - Democrat Senator William Saulsbury speaks out against the Civil RIghts Act of 1875, claiming it will allow “colored men shall sit at the same table beside the white guest; that he shall enter the same parlor and take his seat beside the wife and daughter of the white man, whether the white man is willing or not, because you prohibit discrimination against him.“

1884 - A train conductor orders Ida B. Wells, a black Republican woman, to give up her seat and move to the smoking car. Wells was an investigative journalist who worked for a Republican journal to expose the horror of lynching. She advocated for the 2nd amendment rights for blacks so that they could protect themselves, and she denounced the Democratic Party for treating blacks as property unequal to whites.

1892 - Democrat Benjamin Tillman is re-elected to the Senate. He was a white supremacist who boasted his participation in lynchings. He is quoted saying that “as long as the Negroes continue to ravish white women we will continue to lynch them.”

1915 - Democrat President Woodrow Wilson screens KKK promotion film Birth of a Nation. The film pictured blacks as ignorant and violent savages, and the Klu Klux Klan as rescuers and protectors of the civilized world. The popularity of the movie revived the Klu Klux Klan which had previously gone extinct. Reportedly Wilson said about the film that “[it] is like writing history with lightning, and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true.”

1919 - The 19th Amendment which officially gave women the right to vote passed with 82% Republican support and 54% Democrat support in congress.

1924 - Thousands of Klansmen attend the 1924 Democratic National Convention.

1933 -  The chief Nazi newspaper, Volkischer Beobachter, praised “Roosevelt’s adoption of National Socialist strains of thought in his economic and social policies” and “the development toward an authoritarian state.”

1933 - Democrat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt passes the Agricultural Adjustment Act with the well-meaning goal to help farmers and sharecroppers. Instead, though it aided white farmers, it resulted in increased unemployment and displacement of black farmers.

1933 -  FDR established the National Recovery Administration to stimulate business recovery by forcing employers to pay higher wages for less work. This relief program was enforced on a local level and allowed Jim Crow racism to flourish, resulting in many blacks being fired to be replaced by whites. 

1934 -  The Federal Housing Administration is introduced under FDR. The FHA made homeownership accessible for whites, but explicitly refused to back loans to black people or even other people who lived near black people.

1936 - The Roosevelt Administration finally begins vying for the black vote. Though the relief programs neglected blacks, their communities were bombarded with advertisements. FDR began to garner black support though the vast majority remained economically unchanged and locked into poverty.

1942 - FDR orders American citizens of Japanese ancestry from their homes into interment camps without due process after the bombings at Pearl Harbor.

1953 - Senator Robert Byrd is elected into congress and remains a staunch Democrat until his death in 2010. He was a prominent member in the KKK and praised by Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton.

1955 - Democrat Richard Daley is elected mayor of Chicago. He resisted residential desegregation, defended public school segregation, and used urban renewal funds to build massive public housing projects that kept blacks within existing ghettos.

1957 - The Civil Rights Act of 1957 is passes with 93% Republican support and 59% Democrat support.

1963 - After the assassination of JFK, Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn into office. LBJ was a Democrat remembered by a famous quote: “I’ll have them niggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years.”

1965 - The Voting Rights Act of 1965 passes with 94% Republican support and 73% Democrat support.

1968 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated. MLK voted Republican.

1960-70s - A total of 24 Democratic members of congress switched to become Republican over a 20 year period. The majority of democrats in that time period remained democrats.

1995 - Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama is published. Obama discusses how the urban cities would become the new plantation for blacks under Democrat political bosses: “The plantation, the blacks have the worst jobs, the worst housing, police brutality rampant; but when the so-called black committee man come around election time, we’d all line up and vote the straight Democratic ticket. Sell our souls for a Christmas turkey. White folks spit in our faces, and we reward them with the vote.“

2009 - Hillary Clinton lauds Margaret Sanger, KKK advocate, white supremacist, and eugenicist at the 2009 Planned Parenthood Honors Gala: “I admire Margaret Sanger enormously, her courage, her tenacity, her vision. I am really in awe of her, there are a lot of lessons we can learn from her life.”

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History revisionism: 0

Originally posted by whiteangelxoxo

One of the key battlegrounds in the fight for LGBT rights is the local political arena. 

This week, five Mayors from across the United States join us for a Tumblr Issue Time to answer your questions on the ways that they’re promoting and protecting LGBT rights in their cities. 

ASK THEM A QUESTION!

Mayor Ed Lee • San Francisco, CA

The first Chinese-American mayor in the history of San Francisco, Edwin M. Lee is one of the founding members of Mayors Against Discrimination (MAD). In 2016, Mayor Lee appointed Theresa Sparks as the Mayor’s Senior Advisor on Transgender Initiatives, becoming the first city in the nation to have a position dedicated to advancing the rights of and creating policies for the transgender community.

Mayor Jess Herbst • New Hope, TX

Jess Herbst is the mayor of New Hope, Texas and the first openly transgender mayor in Texas history. A lifelong Texan, Herbst has called New Hope her home for nearly 20 years and served on town council for several years, beginning in 2003. She publicly announced that she is transgender in January 2017 following a long journey of self-realization and is a proud member of Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination.

Mayor Jorge Elorza • Providence, RI

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza was born in Providence and grew up in the city’s West End In 2010, he was appointed to the Providence Housing Court, where he served until 2013. Mayor Elorza was elected as Providence’s 38th Mayor and took office in 2015 and is focused on turning Providence around by creating economic opportunity for all, public services that work for everyone and innovative, ethical City government.

Mayor John Dennis • West Lafayette, IN

Mayor Dennis was born in Japan and moved to West Lafayette with his family as a young child, where he was raised and educated.  Upon graduation from Indiana State University, where he received his bachelor and master degrees, Mayor Dennis worked for a period of time in California, where he met his wife Mary.  Mayor Dennis, upon his return to West Lafayette, joined the Lafayette Police Department, staying with LPD for 23 years, retiring as Deputy Chief of Police.

Mayor William Peduto • Pittsburgh, PA

Mayor Peduto took office as Pittsburgh’s 60th Mayor in January of 2014. One of his first orders of business as Mayor was to sign on to the Mayors for Freedom to Marry campaign and Why Marriage Matters Pennsylvania. Mayor Peduto has formed an LGBTQIA+ Task Force, created the position of LGBTQIA+ Liaison within the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, been an active member of Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination, and celebrated marriage equality following the SCOTUS decision on same sex marriage by uniting 19 same sex couples during a group wedding ceremony during Pittsburgh PRIDE. 

Our panel of Mayors will begin answering your questions on Tuesday April 11. 

ASK THEM A QUESTION!

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So, you feel qualified to write songs for the Pussycats? Yeah. For divas of color? No. Maybe, maybe. Look, this isn’t LA or New York, this is Riverdale, and people’s minds are opening up, but do you have any idea how much hate mail my mom got when she was elected mayor? I campaigned for your mom, I get it. No, no, no, baby, you don’t.

shortly after this was taken, Lorna dropped a beetle down Matcha’s blouse. among other things, they: found a frog and elected her mayor for the day, ate suspicious looking wild berries, and fell asleep in the shade until Fauna ushered them back to her place for cookies. ( ft. @mmmatcha )

the thing is mica knows how the city works. everybody’s got a dark side. no elected official ever got anywhere without some underhanded schemes. hell, her dad did some crazy things trying to get elected as mayor. you do what you have to in order to get by in los santos. law and order is a myth. all cops are dirty. all politicians are corrupt. nobody’s ever innocent. everybody knows that, and everybody knows everything has a price, especially knowledge.


and mica? mica’s the librarian. she knows everything that goes on in los santos. she knows which police departments just underwent budget cuts. she knows exactly what’s being built when and where. she knows how to get the floor plans for every building in the entire city. she knows what to do to cut the power to the entire city. she knows where to go to get to the city water supply.


and if mica somehow gets her hands on a few new pairs of louboutins and jimmy choos at around the same time the city water supply is dyed neon green with food coloring, it’s merely a coincidence. if mica gets her hands on a bright pink zentorno at the same time the fahc blow up a new police station being built, it’s really just a coincidence.

Everybody really fucked it up this election. A Sikh man was elected mayor in New Jersey. The first woman mayor in a long ass time won in New Hampshire, Dems have full control of Washington state, 2 black Lt governors were elected, Charlotte elected its first black woman as mayor, VA has its first openly trans state legislator, another trans woman was elected to Minneapolis city council!! An independent black woman was elected to the city council in Charlottesville Virginia!!!!! Don’t let this die, this is truly amazing, as fucked up as our political system is. We have the power to elect people that actually represent us. Let’s keep up this fucking amazing momentum

npr.org
Democrats Sweep Mayoral Elections In New York, Other Major Cities
Bill de Blasio won re-election handily. Democratic incumbents also won in Boston and Detroit. And Charlotte, N.C., elected its first female African-American mayor.

It was a good night for Democrats in some of the nation’s largest cities.

New York’s Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, a forceful critic of President Trump, easily won a second term. And Democrats also won several major cities and closely watched races, including those in Boston, Charlotte, N.C. and Seattle.

With all of the precincts counted, de Blasio had 66 percent of the vote to 28 percent for his main rival, Republican Nicole Malliotakis.

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italian gothic

Italy is perfect for those gothic posts like:

  • the elders observe your every move as you stumble along the cobble stone. You never know if they are benevolent or not. You just know they are watching.
  • the way to town is uphill. The way home is also uphill. You are left to wonder how is that possible.
  • The city elects the new Mayor. You didn’t vote for the new mayor. You’re pretty sure nobody you know voted for the new mayor. You have a haunting feeling nobody actually voted for the new Mayor. As you see questionable local enterprise bigshots grinning, anxiety creeps into you.
  • In any given place, as you walk, you’re walking on ancient ruins. Wherever you’ll dig, you’ll find ancient ruins. Ancient ruins resurface on their own. They are around you. They are beneath you. You can’t escape.
  • Beautiful churches lurking behind every corner. You enter one and are greeted by sublime ancient frescos depicting suffering, torture and martyrdom. The Priest tells you that suffering is the only pathway to Heaven. The townspeople nod and chant along him. You realize that the beliefs of these people influence the policies of the Country. You are scared.
  • The old towns are guarded by the dead gaze of the statues of our forefathers. Some of these statues are headless, or damaged by past wars. Everything around you is older than you can possibly imagine. You wonder if the headless statues are luckier, for their eyes haven’t survived to witness, powerlessly, the misery of human history.
  • Regardless of where you are, there are abandoned homes. Dusty and dark houses lurking on the dark alleys, too old to be destroyed, too damaged to be restored.
  • The streets are lit by candles. Like every year, it starts with an ominous chanting getting near. Shortly after, the horde floods your street, slowly dragging their feet, lead by a Priest droning into a microphone. Some are holding holy objects. You are filled with dread as you watch your family join the horde, smiling.
  • You are to turn in some paperwork. You discover that you need more paperwork and that you are supposed to deliver it to another office. The paperwork grows as you continue the process. The red tape overwhelms you. You drown in paperwork. It is all you see. A deadline looms over you. You feel no hope. Then, if the Bureaucrats will allow it, your paperwork will get through. Then, your request will sit in a dark room, ignored for a decade.
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It’s been almost four years since Patrisse Khan-Cullors helped birth the hashtag #blacklivesmatter. Those three words gained national attention for demonstrations against police brutality and grew into a movement.

But progress has been slow, admits Khan-Cullors, a Los Angeles-based activist who co-founded the Black Lives Matter Network.

“The local is where the work is. If we’re looking at just the national, it’s pretty devastating. But if you zoom into cities, to towns, to rural areas, people are fighting back and people are winning,” she says, pointing to one example in Jackson, Miss., where voters recently elected a progressive new mayor in the Deep South.

Other Black Lives Matter activists around the country, who are part of a decentralized movement, are also focusing on local activism.

“We go to locations where people generally … don’t have to think about or don’t want to think about white supremacy and patriarchy and how that’s affecting black people,” says Mike Bento, an organizer with New York’s NYC Shut It Down, a group which considers itself part of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Amid ‘Devastating’ Progress Nationally, Black Lives Matter Engages Local Causes

Photos: Hansi Lo Wang/NPR; Michael Radcliffe/NPR

conrad is six when his nanny is telling him how someday, he’ll meet a girl who wears pastel and dresses, who’ll like flowers and jewelry and makeup and pink.

that night, he tells his mom he wants to be a girl. she hits him, and forbids him from ever saying that again. 

it happens again a year later, when conrad says he wants to be she, and andre bourgeois is too horrified by the bruises his wife leaves, kicks her out and renames his daughter.

chloe wears designer shoes and name brand clothes, because anything less makes her feel like a fraud. her hand shakes every time she does her makeup, because her mother should be here to teach her, not a father who’s afraid of being near her room 

and then she goes to school and meets marinette dupain-cheng, who wears pretty pink dresses and gives everyone delicious pastries and flower crowns. the feeling of being a fraud rears up again, making her hate marinette dupain-cheng for being the personification of everything chloe wants to be. 

she throws out all her clothes and orders new ones, repaints her walls yellow. it expels the memory of her nanny telling her how important it is for her to be strong and masculine, and makes her feel safe enough to sleep throughout the nights. 

when her pregnant teacher announces that it’s a boy, chloe sobs and gets escorted out of her class 

she also cries when the papers announce that andre bourgeois, owner of the grand paris hotel, is elected as mayor; the caption reads “mayor bourgeois photographed having dinner with his daughter”

Reminder: Please go vote tomorrow

I know it’s an “off-year”; but these local “small” elections matter.

Important school bond/levy referendum on the ballot here. For Twin Cities folks there are some major mayoral elections (and in Minneapolis the chance to elect two(!) trans city council members). Governor’s races in NJ/VA. And that’s just a quick sampling. “Off-year” elections also tend to have waaaay lower turnout, so every vote has a greater impact.

So please, take that time to review what’s on your ballot, and go vote.