i like doing this to obama

oh i get it, the bernie sanders revolution was created to steer college liberals away from criticizing the state and capitalism too much. Maybe Bernie in office right now would alleviate a lot of the financial stresses that capitalism brings, but people in countries being murdered for capital still wouldn’t be your concern and idk but im gonna say that he’d probably do the same thing that Obama did and like not do anything lol (hello, Guantanamo bay) but forever become a romanticized leader forever in meme culture. 

story time: presidential edition
  • so you know how everyone has a story
  • you know
  • like the story
  • like if you’re at a party and someone turns to you and says, tell the story
  • and you know exactly what they mean
  • the story
  • well 
  • i have a story
  • and not unlike most good stories, it involves three key components:
  • barack obama
  • pre-2008 reebok sneakers 
  • and the absolute earth-shattering horror you can only feel after making the worst mistake of your life

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So I just saw Get Out and this post will have no spoilers but holy shit, does it ever deserve its current perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes.

I’m not going to go on about its racial commentary aspects because I am white as hell and I figure it’s best if I leave that discussion up to POC, but it is just a fantastic horror film and a really well made movie and I highly endorse it.

Some thoughts:

  • I have only ever seen Allison Williams as Peter Pan before and so in my head, for the whole movie, she was Peter Pan
  • The cinematography is so GREAT and claustrophobic and that combined with the fabulous score just puts you so on edge and GAH
  • The preview makes it look like a racial Stepford Wives and it’s SO MUCH WORSE AND MORE DISTURBING, DAMN
  • But honestly though, I was actually the most unnerved during the setup than when things became a straight up horror film because at least then you could tell yourself “well this isn’t actually possible” but before that it’s like the microaggression equivalent of Chinese water torture and it’s so uncomfortable and cringe-worthy and the worst part is hearing shit like “I would have voted for Obama for a third term” or “my man” or “Is [the sex] really better?” and realizing you know people who would say that sort of thing and think they’re not racist at all and then you start to wonder if you’re that obnoxious and it’s almost a relief when things go to hell
  • Except it’s not a relief at all because HOLY SHIT THIS MOVIE
  • also the takeaway for white people here (other than don’t participate in human trafficking and racism) is probably that if you’re like Peter Pan and realizing your community is hella racist, the thing to do about it is not get privately frustrated but not actually stand up for your friends beyond incredulous looks at racist asshats, use your privilege for good, people
  • there is some comedy in this movie, and it’s great because it’s a Jordan Peele film, and it comes in exactly the right spots when you need a bit of levity or you might die of the tension, but it always felt like a proper horror film to me more than a horror comedy
  • the design of the hypnosis sequences are GORGEOUS
  • so there’s some gore in this movie but what you see is pretty much all surgical gore and any gory violence is just implied off screen, you only see blood as a result of violence
  • There’s no sexual violence in this movie, but there is human trafficking so that does imply that sexual violence is happening somewhere
  • There’s also an extended sequence of animal death where you don’t really see much but you hear the most awful pained cries
  • As far as I remember, there aren’t racial slurs or really explicit racist language (like “boy” or “you people” or calling the lead less than human or anything), but there is one scene that is very deliberately and painfully reminiscent of slavery auctions and there’s a lot of fetishizing of black (clothed) bodies by the white characters and casual dehumanization of black lives and at least in my perspective that made it even more uncomfortable and painful because these people probably are totally convinced they’re not at all racists and urgh
  • this movie made me like the TSA
  • like every single line of this movie has significance later, it’s really well-written
  • I know I said I wouldn’t comment on the commentary aspects much, but really, white people should see this movie, it points out a lot of microaggressions and makes you uncomfortable and it should
  • Daniel Kaluuya pretty much carries the movie in a lot of scenes and he’s great, I don’t know what his role in Black Panther is but I can’t wait to see more of him
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I don’t mind most conspiracy theories, you know. 

Kubrick faked the moon landings. Roswell happened. Bigfoot is real. Obama’s a secret Kenyan. Bush did 9/11. Nonsense. It’s silly.

(Admittedly, I do have legitimate questions about JFK. But that’s besides the point.)

But shit like this is absolutely nauseating. Too cruel for words.

Louis: Now I’m only gonna say this one time, pal.  No one takes my baby on helicopter rides, but me. I know you think you’re a hot shot and all cos you “were the president” but taking my man out isn’t part of that FOOKIN JOB  

Obama: Louis, son, we do this every week. You can’t keep calling me about Harry. There has to be a line. 

Louis: DOES IT SOUND LIKE IM JOKIN, PAL?!

Obama:

Harry: 

Louis: Great! Glad we have an understanding :)

Another “humans are weird” concept. Dreams. Hat if other aliens don’t dream and have no idea what it is. So we come skipping downstairs in the morning and say something like “hey Or’thn, I had the weirdest dream about you! You were pole-dancing with Michelle Obama!” and they’re all like, “what is this ‘dreaming’ you’re talking about? I would NEVER! Oh dear, did I actually do that? Is a dream another word for memory? I must have been drugged!”

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Who do you think is a Political Animal?”

“I really would say, I mean, at this point I feel like Obama is definitely the most, the biggest celebrity in the world at this point, and also… It’s funny you said, you know, it’s funny because I say that because he’s the most known, but I don’t really think we really know who the most powerful political animal really is.”

‘Why do stars fall down from the sky
Every time you walk by?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you’

As I said before, Noah sings in a choir while Jr plays the guitar. They got close when once Jr was playing in the hall of the hotel during a competition stay and Noah joined him by singing what he was playing (IT TOOK A LOT OF COURAGE FOR NOAH TO DO IT BUT BOY DID IT PAY OFF IN THE END!!)
They have very similar musical tastes. Playing together has become a tradition lately, they really get along well 

They’re playing Close to you by the Carpenters

Yuri on Ice Lovechildren AU

I know it feels right now like we failed. But look at what we did accomplish:

We flipped multiple Republican senators.
We delayed the vote.
We emboldened Democrats to speak out against DeVos, loudly, late into the night.
We organized. We were seen.
We made it harder than they ever expected.
We were a thorn in their side.

Republicans met the Obama administration with obstruction and loud disagreement at every turn. Our job, now, is to return that energy, and then some. We don’t have the votes, always, but we do have the people power. We can delay, pressure, advocate, organize, and inform. What we can’t do is give up.

We can allay the damage this administration does. We can foment discord between Trump and his aides and the Republican party. We can give all of them hell. Unceasing, well-informed, devoted, righteous hell. I know we can do that because we already did here.

You all did a good job. You did not fail. The Senate failed you. But we won’t go away. We’ll keep being heard. Sometimes we’ll win. Sometimes we’ll throw up as many roadblocks and delays as possible and unrelentingly get in their faces. That matters too.

Phillipa Soo Doesn’t Leave It All Onstage (NYT Magazine):

Not two years ago, you made your Broadway debut in “Hamilton” and received a Tony nomination for playing Eliza, the wife of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s title character. Now you’re starring in a Broadway musical adaptation of “Amélie.” You graduated from Juilliard in 2012 — what does all of this feel like? 

There’s the cool factor, right? You see your face on a sign or your name on something, like: “Ahh! Here I am!” And then there’s a huge responsibility and the scary part of it, which is like, “Now what happens?” And then you realize, “Oh, yeah, this is my job.”

[…]

I’m sure you had many more illustrious visitors during your run in “Hamilton.” 

When the Obamas came, that was pretty special. When we visited the White House, I got to watch Chris Jackson sing “One Last Time” right in front of the portrait of George Washington, while Barack and Michelle Obama are sitting right there.

The final scene in “Hamilton,” where Eliza reconciles with her dead husband’s legacy, is pretty emotionally overwhelming. Did you need to rush back to your dressing room and decompress in silence? 

Some days. Doing a show eight times a week is kind of like doing yoga or tai chi. A vinyasa is the same every single time you do it, but depending on how you’re feeling, it tells you a lot about what’s happening in your life. So, there were days where I’d come offstage and be like, “Let’s go out and drink.” But you learn little tricks here and there. Some nights I’d say to myself, “I don’t know if I can watch my son die.” But you learn that you don’t have to go there every night; the writing does that.

You reunited with your “Hamilton” co-stars Renée Elise Goldsberry and Jasmine Cephas Jones to sing “America the Beautiful” at the Super Bowl. Was it a different experience to perform for tens of millions of people? 

I’m looking out and going, “That’s a lot of people.” But I didn’t really get nervous. Once we got up there, we couldn’t actually hear anything. All we could hear was our own voices. And I was like: “O.K., well, hopefully it sounds good. Am I even performing? Can you guys hear me?” […]

read the rest of the interview (including the list of Pippa’s top five female singer-songwriters)

The idea that kids don’t notice representation and lack thereof in media is fucking bullshit. As a little kid I was a skinny, blond haired, blue eyed white girl (I’m currently a skinny brown haired blue eyed white girl) and I fucking loved how I looked. Wanna know why?

I looked like a princess. At least half the princesses I ever saw looked like me. And not only that, most of the heroines I saw looked like me. That made me feel great! I doubt it made the girls who didn’t look like me feel very good. Those girls looked like the best friends and he enemies of heroes. They looked like second best or straight up villains. That’s pretty fucked up.

And in a way later on it stopped doing me good. I freaked out when I started growing up, when I started getting just slightly less skinny, when my hair and my eyes got darker, when my facial proportions changed and my nose wasn’t as princess-brand minuscule. Obviously this isn’t as serious as what girls who aren’t skinny, cis, able-bodied, white gentiles have gone through, but it was and is wholly unpleasant.

Like kids, they notice his shit. I got bored of all my Barbies looking exactly the same when I was five. I knew why Obama was important when I was eight and why Tiana was important when I was nine. If me, the one being included, could pick up on these things, then you should believe the people who were and are excluded when they say they noticed too.

I love how politicians these days use God and Catholicism as an excuse to do whatever they want
like nuh uh sweaty,,,,,, if Jesus was here rn he’d be smacking the shit outta y'all bc hatred and discrimination and oppressing the poor is the e.x.a.c.t opposite of what he preached
hmmmmmmm maybe,,, politicians should??? actually?? read the Bible?!?!?!!?!!

where was your suffering?

Facebook gets a bad rap, but there’s a lot of serious shit going down there these days.  Via a friend’s reposting:


From Scott Mednick, when a Facebook friend told him, “We suffered for 8 years. Now it’s your turn.”

Scott’s reply:


"I am surprised you would wish suffering upon me. That of course is your right, I suppose. I do not wish harm on anyone. Your statement seems to continue an ‘US v THEM’ mentality. The election is over. It is important to get past campaigning and campaign rhetoric and get down to what is uniting not dividing and what is best for ALL Americans.

There will never be a President who does everything to everyone’s liking. There are things President Obama (and President Clinton) did that I do not like and conversely there are things I can point to that the Presidents Bush did that I agree with. So I am not 100% in lock step with the outgoing President but have supported him and the overall job he did.

And, if you recall, during the Presidential Campaign back in 2008 the campaign was halted because of the "historic crisis in our financial system.” Wall Street bailout negotiations intervened in the election process. The very sobering reality was that there likely could be a Depression and the world financial markets could collapse. The United States was losing 800,000 jobs a month and was poised to lose at least 10 million jobs the first year once the new President took office. We were in an economic freefall. So let us recall that ALL of America was suffering terribly at the beginning of Obama’s Presidency.

But I wanted to look back over the last 8 years and ask you a few questions. Since much of the rhetoric before Obama was elected was that he would impose Sharia Law, Take Away Your Guns, Create Death Panels, Destroy the Economy, Impose Socialism and, since you will agree that NONE of this came to pass,

I was wondering:
Why have you suffered so?

So let me ask:
Gays and Lesbians can now marry and enjoy the benefits they had been deprived of. Has this caused your suffering?

When Obama took office, the Dow was 6,626. Now it is 19,875. Has this caused your suffering?

We had 82 straight months of private sector job growth - the longest streak in the history of the United States. Has this caused your suffering?

Especially considering where he the economy was when he took over, an amazing 11.3 million new jobs were created under President Obama (far more than President Bush). Has this caused your suffering?

Obama has taken Unemployment from 10% down to 4.7%. Has this caused your suffering?

Homelessness among US Veterans has dropped by half. Has this caused your suffering?

Obama shut down the US secret overseas prisons. Has this caused your suffering?

President Obama has created a policy for the families of fallen soldiers to have their travel paid for to be there when remains are flown home. Has this caused your suffering?

We landed a rover on Mars. Has this caused your suffering?

He passed the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Has this caused your suffering?

Uninsured adults has decreased to below 10%: 90% of adults are insured - an increase of 20 Million Adults. Has this caused your suffering?

People are now covered for pre-existing conditions. Has this caused your suffering?

Insurance Premiums increased an average of $4,677 from 2002-2008, an increase of 58% under Bush. The growth of these
insurance premiums has gone up $4,145 – a slower rate of increase. Has this caused your suffering?

Obama added Billions of dollars to mental health care for our Veterans. Has this caused your suffering?

Consumer confidence has gone from 37.7 to 98.1 during Obama’s tenure. Has this caused your suffering?

He passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Has this caused your suffering?

His bi-annual Nuclear Summit convinced 16 countries to give up and destroy all their loose nuclear material so it could not be stolen. Has this caused your suffering?

He saved the US Auto industry. American cars sold at the beginning of his term were 10.4M and upon his exit 17.5M. Has this caused your suffering?

The deficit as a percentage of the GDP has gone from 9.8% to 3.2%. Has this caused your suffering?

The deficit itself was cut by $800 Billion Dollars. Has this caused your suffering?

Obama preserved the middle class tax cuts. Has this caused your suffering?

Obama banned solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons. Has this caused your suffering?

He signed Credit Card reform so that rates could not be raised without you being notified. Has this caused your suffering?

He outlawed Government contractors from discriminating against LGBT persons. Has this caused your suffering?

He doubled Pell Grants. Has this caused your suffering?

Abortion is down. Has this caused your suffering?

Violent crime is down. Has this caused your suffering?

He overturned the scientific ban on stem cell research. Has this caused your suffering?

He protected Net Neutrality. Has this caused your suffering?

Obamacare has extended the life of the Medicare insurance trust fund (will be solvent until 2030). Has this caused your suffering?

President Obama repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Has this caused your suffering?

He banned torture. Has this caused your suffering?

He negotiated with Syria to give up its chemical weapons and they were destroyed. Has this caused your suffering?

Solar and Wind Power are at an all time high. Has this caused your suffering?

High School Graduation rates hit 83% - an all time high. Has this caused your suffering?

Corporate profits are up by 144%. Has this caused your suffering?

He normalized relations with Cuba. Has this caused your suffering?

Reliance on foreign oil is at a 40 year low. Has this caused your suffering?

US Exports are up 28%. Has this caused your suffering?

He appointed the most diverse cabinet ever. Has this caused your suffering?

He reduced the number of troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Has this caused your suffering?

Yes, he killed Osama Bin Laden and retrieved all the documents in his possession for analysis. Perhaps THIS caused your suffering?

From an objective standpoint it would appear that the last 8 years have seen some great progress and we were saved from a financial collapse. Things are not perfect. Things can always be better. We are on much better footing now than we were in 2008.

I look forward to understanding what caused you to suffer so much under Obama these last 8 years.“

Hey guys, here are the most beautiful fics I have ever read and I wanted to share their beauty with you all. I think you’ll really love them, they’re my go-to reads whenever I want to read something that is really inspiring.


My Favourite YOI Fics of All Time


I Can’t Believe You Cheated on ME by @actualyuuri , Gen, 57 words
“He hurt me,” Victor sighs, and lays his head on your lap. My favourite victor x reader fic… the angst is so intense!!!

Forbidden Fruit by mintables, Not Rated, 1k
Yuuri has confessed his love for Barack-chan on live television. And now, they have to pay the price. I think Victor x Obama fanfiction is really underrated :\\

The Sweetness of Peas by lily_winterwood, Teen, 1.2k
The door swung open, and three-time consecutive World Champion and living legend in figure skating Viktor Nikiforov was on the other side. Yuuri couldn’t do this. But he smiled anyway, and asked, “Were you expecting me?” 100/10, stunning fic.

The Hottest Sex Ever by @forovnix , Explicit, 293 words
I told you. I wanted us to have the hotest sex ever.” WOW this is so good, children keep your eyes closed!!

In case you feel like dying series by Hotdiggitygay, Explicit, 3.9k (WIP)
No words can truly explain the masterpiece that this is. You have to check this out.

The Bee Movie AU by @actualyuuri , @forovnix , Not Rated, 142 words
According to all known laws of physics there is no way katsuki yuuri should be able to figure skate. A work of art.

White Russians by @omgkatsudonplease , Mature, 233 words
“what’s in this?” wondered yuuri from across the table. “there’s like cream, and cream, and vodka, and something else.” Super interesting fic, really thought-provoking!

Trip, Fall, The Kiss is A GO by @lucycamui, Teen, 327 words
He fell. Not into the prince’s arms, but onto the prince, clumsy and heavy, knocking them both down to unceremoniously smash flowers underneath. Very sweet!

the creamiest sex ever by @skatinggays , Not Rated, 90 words
victor smirked and licked his lips as he sauntered toward yuuri in the dimly lit kitchen. yuuri was so ready but then… truly incredible!

I’m drowning in your eyes by @forovnix , Mature, 63 words
“Help me, I’m drowning.” SO cute, I love this!!!!

The Curse of the Dab by @actualyuuri , Gen, 198 words
The moment Victor learns how to dab, he is an unstoppable force. Truly an iconic fic.

The tail of Victor Nikifoxy and Yuuri Katsubear by @dystopiansushi , Teen, 172 words
Sipping from the pond is the finest animal he has ever seen. This animal is well known across the land. This flawless being, the most beautiful specimen of Tibetan Sand Fox in the country, is Victor Nikifoxy himself.

A horse and a man by @emerald-imperial , Teen, 226 words
“Victor,” Yuuri says, pulling on his leather boots. “Let’s go for a ride.”
The beautiful stallion tosses his head and whinnies in agreement. He’s excited. He loves going on rides with Yuuri. Incredible!!!

The Skating Dead by @exile-wrath , Not Rated, 136 words
The worst bit is Victor. Victor, who even as a zombie is attached to Yuuri. I’m sobbin

Back in time (let’s do it again) by @lucycamui , Teen, 603 words
Just ahead, Victor saw…. himself. And Yuuri. Much, much younger, in their ball attire from so many years ago, standing in each other’s arms, gazing as lovingly at one another as they still did every day, but looking so lost in the feelings of young, new love. So beautiful…


(happy april fools!!)

The Fox Didn’t Want Those Grapes Anyway

Trump is going to spin his refusal to attend the White House Correspondents’ Dinner as “thumbing his nose at the fake news,” or maybe “I have real work to do, I don’t have time for this nonsense,” or something. The truth is, this is absolutely killing him – for many reasons.

1. This whole miserable era of our lives started at the WHCD in 2011, when Seth Meyers (and Obama himself) tore Trump into small pieces, and then tore those small pieces into smaller pieces, and then threw those pieces up into the air like LeBron James throwing chalk before a home game. Watch that video, and look at Trump’s face – the utter lack of self-awareness, the complete inability to engage in the smallest bit of humility. What a doof. Meyers later reached out to Trump in a “it’s all in good fun!” kind of a way, and Trump laughed and shook his hand and said “Hey, bud, no worries! You were funny and I can laugh at myself!” Just kidding. He was a sour asshole.

2. So: this WHCD was supposed to be his great revenge. (Well, winning the Presidency was his first revenge, this was to be the second.) He wanted to stroll in there triumphantly and lay waste to the haters and losers who mocked him five years ago. This was gonna be some real “Kill Bill”-type revenge stuff – I’m the goddamn President, and now I’m up here, and you have to laugh my MY jokes and respect ME. But he can’t. He has absolutely painted himself into a corner by making the media the enemy in an attempt to explain away the absurd and possibly treasonous actions of his campaign and administration. No way he can set foot in that room. He’ll be torn apart again.

3. And make no mistake – this pains him. Because all the man wants is attention. He positively lives for the warm glow of suck-uppy fawning. He got a lot of it from his campaign rallies – which is certainly why he continues to have them long after they make any sense at all – but those are just people. Suck-uppy fawning from the poorly-educated is fine. It’ll get him through the day. But it’s no substitute for suck-uppy fawning from rich society elites. That’s the good stuff. That’s the pure blood, for this particular vampire.

4. Trump is dying to be in that room, in a tuxedo, holding court and watching the grimacing faces of every important media figure in America as he lays waste to their sad attempts to take him down. But he can’t. Because, first of all, he is an absolutely terrible joke deliverer, as his Al Smith Dinner speech proved beyond the shadow of a doubt. And second, because he’s a wimp who can’t take the heat. Bill Clinton attended this event at the height of the Lewinsky scandal, for goodness sake. Trump is scared, and once he realized things weren’t going to go his way, he did what wimps do: he wimped out.

5. There is a legitimate argument to be made over whether the WHCD should even exist – it’s kind of gross, and unseemly, and certainly raises questions about whether the press who are supposed to inform the public about the goings-on of its elected officials should be co-opted by hob-nobbing with those self-same officials at a black tie gala. But I kind of like it, because it shows that America has a sense of humor about itself, and that its leaders can take a punch and laugh it off. It’s an event that reminds us how lucky we are not to have a thin-skinned dictator running the country – the kind of tyrant who throws people in jail for criticizing him. The problem is, we now have one of those thin-skinned dictators in power. He can’t throw everyone in jail for making fun of him, so he’s doing the next-best thing: he’s taking his ball and going home.

I went to see Michelle Obama and I complimented her on how she raised her children, but I was so small and weighed so little I would start floating randomly. So what I said ended up being, “I like the way you raised your children, but I am small and I float.” And I floated up to her shoulders to which she grabbed me and said yeah you do, and then proceeded to tie me to the ground.