is in the major crimes house


4 (And maybe 5) Grounds to Impeach Trump

By my count, there are now four grounds to impeach Donald Trump. The fifth appears to be on its way.

First, in taking the oath of office, a president promises to “faithfully execute the laws & the constitution.” That’s Article II Section 2. 

But Trump is unfaithfully executing his duties as president by accusing his predecessor, president Obama, of undertaking an illegal and impeachable act, with absolutely no evidence to support the accusation.

Second, Article I Section 9 of the Constitution forbids government officials from taking things of value from foreign governments. But Trump is making big money off his Trump International Hotel by steering foreign diplomatic delegations to it, and will make a bundle off China’s recent decision to grant his trademark applications for the Trump brand – decisions Chinese authorities arrived at directly because of decisions Trump has made as president.

Third: The 1st Amendment to the Constitution bars any law “respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” But Trump’s ban on travel into the United States from 6 muslim countries – which he initiated, advocated for, and oversees – violates that provision.

Fourth: The 1st Amendment also bars “abridging the freedom of the press.” But Trump’s labeling the press “the enemy of the people,” and choosing who he invites to news conferences based on whether they’ve given him favorable coverage, violates this provision.

A fifth possible ground if the evidence is there: Article II Section 3 of the Constitution defines “treason against the United States” as “adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”

Evidence is mounting that Trump and his aides colluded with Russian operatives to win the 2016 presidential election.

Presidents can be impeached for what the Constitution calls “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Trump. The practical question is whether there’s the political will.

As long as Republicans remain in the majority in the House, where a bill of impeachment originates, it’s unlikely. Another reason why it’s critically important to flip the House in 2018.

Today in Politics
March 7, 2017
  • Wikileaks released a new trove of thousands of documents today including a supposed arsenal of hacking tools the CIA has used to spy on espionage targets. This release was nicknamed “Vault 7”. In their press release, WikiLeaks said “The source wishes to initiate a public debate about the security, creation, use, proliferation and democratic control of cyberweapons.” (WikiLeaks)(NYT)(WP)
  • United States Congressman Jason Chaffetz said that rather than “getting that new iPhone that they just love,” low-income Americans should take they money they would have spent on it and “invest it in their own health care.” It should be noted that the typical annual cost of an individual market plan costs is about six times as costly as a “new iPhone.” (CNN)(HILL)(WP)
  • Jewish community centers and religious sites continue to receive more threats. All 100 United States Senators asked Trump’s administration for “swift action” regarding the hate crimes and threats. (WP)(CNN)(HILL)
  • This morning Trump tweeted: “122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield. Just another terrible decision!”. This was later found to be false. Only nine of those (6 per cent) were released under Barack Obama’s administration, with the vast majority freed before his inauguration on 22 January 2009, under George W Bush. (NYT)(IND)(HILL)
  • House Intelligence Committee has scheduled the first hearing on Russian election interference for March 20. A key subject will be Trump’s contact with Russian officials.(CNN)(HILL)(WP)
  • President Donald Trump announced his full endorsement of the GOP health care repeal and replace bill. He also warned legislators if they cannot pass the bill, it could be a “bloodbath” in the 2018 midterm elections. (CNN)(BBC)(ATL)

Character “About” Sheet:
adjust as needed


“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.”

















SONG: ( that represents them )

IDEOLOGIES: Thinks barbecue chips are a crime against humanity.

Acquainted with the Night, Pt.1 | Yoongi

Masterlist | 1 | 2 | 3 |

Pairing: Min Yoongi x OC

Genre: angst | fantasy | Hogwarts!AU | Victorian!AU | eventual smut |

Words: ~8k

Warnings: mentions of suicide | magical violence

Synopsis: For all she knew, Min Yoongi was only an excellent student, a diligent Prefect, and an ill-tempered classmate; but that was not all he was.Dark marks spread over his body like ink, macabre filigrees decorating his skin that were the sole proof that he kept a secret, a dangerous one, that Guinevere was dying to discover.

Originally posted by hogwartsfansite

Keep reading

Getting my inner @weavemama on to drag this boy on IG.

Me: “the last last time there was a Republican majority it was in 1928 and look how that turned out”
Him: “that was before integration, World War II, and the TV”
Me: ????? Literally what does that have to do with anything

Him: “if you think anti semites are running the country, you’re misinformed big time”
Me: “oh so the jump in Anti Semitic hate crimes is just a coincidence? While Steve Bannon, an editor for Breitbart, is now on Trumps cabinet and practically running the show? When Judaism was left out of the White House Holocaust Remembrance Statement?”


Favorite Shandy Moment: Now I have a lot of those fave moments, I love the ship, can’t deny. I love it’s sweet and tender. I love they match color. I love he was so comfortable around her house, even before living together. I love that you wouldn’t expect to be her giving him a kiss but that is. I love S H A N D Y.
And because I had to pick a fave, I went for domestic Shandy! 

anonymous asked:

shandy prompt: All of their kids thought it would be a good idea making an engagement party and surprise Sharon and Andy. Everyone is in the condo and Shandy's kissing passionately while stepping inside

Rusty thought the worst thing about living with Sharon would be coming face-to-face with Andy Flynn in his t-shirt across the breakfast table, but he was wrong. Very, very wrong.

The worst thing about living with Sharon was dealing with Emily and Ricky Raydor, standing on either side of the chair on which he was currently perched, yelling at him in tandem that he was hanging the streamers for the engagement party wrong.

Keep reading

evshark  asked:

So I'm *trying* to write a fantasy story and I have all these characters and stuff but the worldbuilding is kind of bad and I don't have any ideas for actual writing. The two characters I'm sort of focusing on are a half-selkie and a violent fairy, both girls, and also kind of pirates? But I have no ideas for trouble they might get into...

Sounds amazing! I had to search the meaning of selkie, so thanks for teaching me a new thing. Firstly, I was wondering if you’ve ever watched/read Paper Towns, because that was my first thought when I read the last sentence. Secondly, I think what we need to work on is the relationship between the half-selkie and fairy, what would you like their world to seem like? I’m going to drop you a series of questions that might help determine what dimension and world they might live in, just answer them as best as you can and it should help you decipher how your characters fit into this particular world:

  • Past, Present or Futuristic?
  • Is the air clean where they live?
  • How far do they have to travel to find someone of the same supernatural being (eg. Selkie, Fairy, etc)?
  • Is there availability for your characters to meet new people?
  • What is the theme colour(s)? Yellow like a desert or green like a forest, etc.
  • Roughly, what’s the population? Majority old or young people?
  • Any strange habits or traditions that the whole town celebrate?
  • Any neighbouring towns, cities, settlements, etc?
  • How long will it take to get to the closest gas station/eatery?
  • Currency?
  • Are people friendly where they live?
  • How many days does it rain in a week?
  • What’s the risk of crime? Often and how bad?
  • Any legends or fairy tales of the place they live?
  • Previous residents and backstories? 
  • What is the percentage of deaths per year? Any continuous illnesses?
  • What are the buildings like? Stone, wood, brick, no houses/underground?
  • What’s the worst thing that’s ever happened in their hometown?
  • Is the sky the same colour everyday or does it change depending on general mood, seasons or random?
  • Around what time does the sunset in Winter?

There’s millions of questions you can ask, but I’m hoping these might create an idea of scene and setting for you (I have tons more if not!). So I started thinking about what you meant with both girls making trouble and (sort of) breaking the rules. Now I don’t know anything about your characters or their personalities, so you may have to work those things out for yourself, but I’ll advise you to add more characters, it always helps! Maybe have the two girls’ actions be an act of rebellion or justification. Try writing a short backstory, it might come in handy! If you’d like to chat it through more in-depth, just DM me, good luck! Lots of love from Yasmine xox

99thpercentile  asked:

If you had written it, where would the "don’t think for one second that I am one of them" line have led us?

When Sherlock says that line it wasn’t supposed to be treated like a shameful confession that needed to be disproved. It’s a very open and upfront disclosure of a perpetual truth that’s not going to change. He didn’t mean it in a “social outcast/doesn’t fit in” kind of way, but in a “I human differently than most people human” kind of way, which includes some terrifying traits he knows are simmering right under the surface.

Keep reading

Feature: Ever more questions...

With the final four episodes of the season upon us, we thought it was time to revisit our list of questions and see what we’ve gotten answers to, and what’s still keeping us awake at night.

What questions have been answered so far:

  • Why did Kurt recognize Shepherd’s voice?
  • Who was the Sandstorm mole who was sending Nas information?
  • What is on the phone that the Sandstorm mole sent to Nas?
  • Why was Nas really listening in on Jane’s sessions with Borden… and what else is she listening to that the team doesn’t know? 
  • Who is bankrolling Sandstorm?
  • What was on the videotape Reade found the night Jones was murdered? (Nothing good.)
  • Will Cade turn up again? Why was he really trying (or not really trying) to kill Jane?
  • What happened to Emma Shaw?

What new questions are keeping us awake now:

  • WTF is Shepherd doing with a rocket, explosives/rocket fuel, and barrels of nuclear material?
  • Will Jane ever tell Weller that Roman killed Emma Shaw?
  • Will Jane ever tell Roman that she is the one who wiped his memory and not Shepherd?
  • Will the FBI ever fully trust Roman? And should they?
  • Why makes Shepherd believe that Weller will help her eventually?
  • Where did Alice Kruger’s trust fund come from?
  • Will we ever see Allie again? Will she actually look pregnant? Will Weller ever meet his daughter?
  • Will Reade sort his shit and rejoin Team FBI?
  • Has anyone besides Dr. Sun noticed what bad shape Patterson is in?
  • Will the FBI ever get a therapist they can trust and feel comfortable with?

And the laundry list of questions for the rest of the season:

  • Will Roman be redeemed? And will he survive Shepherd’s wrath?
  • Who’s left in the Sandstorm chain of command these days?
  • Why was Jane was sent to Weller in the first place?
  • Was Jane really on board with her original mission, or did she have some other plan?
  • Did Jane ever know that Kurt was banging Nas?
  • Who is pulling Keaton’s strings?
  • Where was Shepherd before she became part of Sandstorm?
  • Will Tasha and Reade ever get in trouble for the mess surrounding Jones’s murder?
  • Will Freddie be smart and stay vanished? 
  • What happened to Jane’s/Taylor’s necklace?
  • How is Tasha coping with her gambling? It’s an addiction so it will never really go away.
  • Does the team know that Tasha sold out Jane to Carter, and then helped Weitz bring down Mayfair?
  • Who sent the evidence against Mayfair to Weitz?
  • Will Sarah and Sawyer ever come back? Will Sarah sort things out with Reade?
  • Does Weller know that Reade broke things off with Sarah because Sandstorm threatened her and Sawyer?
  • Was Mayfair part of Orion? If not, where did she get her information? If so, did she know who Jane was or where she came from?
  • What really happened to Alice and Ian Krueger? Why did Shepherd really adopt them?
  • Where is Sofia? Will she ever get her comeuppance for her part in Mayfair’s death?
  • When will we meet Mr. Davenport, the White House Chief of Staff and only major player in Daylight whom we haven’t met yet?
  • How high does Daylight/Orion go? (The White House being involved makes the argument that it goes all the way up to the President of the United States.)
  • Will Allie and baby survive this season?
  • Is Allie’s boyfriend Connor a Sandstorm plant or just a normal dude?
  • Will Jane and Roman ever get birth certificates/driver’s licenses/any legal rights?!
  • Is Director Pellington a good guy or a bad guy?
  • Why did Bill Weller kill Taylor?
  • What happened to Weller’s mother?
  • Kurt disturbed a crime scene, concealed a murder, and hid a body. Why is there no fallout from this?!
  • When will Rich come back?
  • Who is taking care of Felix, now that Mayfair is gone?
  • What happened to Kurt’s thigh holster?
  • Will Patterson ever get a first name??

What questions we will probably never have answered now (dammit):

  • Were any of Borden’s feelings for Patterson real?
  • Did Nas ever suspect Borden or hear anything suspicious on her recordings? Why not??
  • Why did Nas give Patterson full access to her data? (Was it just a convenient plot device to keep things moving after Nas was written out?)
  • What really happened with the Sandstorm operative who betrayed Nas at the NSA?
  • Who was the guy in the lime green hat that Nas saw? Is he real?
  • Will Weitz bring down Nas or the other way around? Was he really gunning for the team or for Nas? Is he connected to Sandstorm, or were they just using him?
  • Why didn’t Nas come forward to the FBI about Sandstorm when Jane first appeared?
  • Why did Oscar really kill Markos? And why was Markos in Jane’s safe house the night he was killed?
  • Why was Nas sleeping with Kurt?

What questions are keeping YOU up at night? We want to know!
- Laura & Yas

Lucifer Review | Thoughts

Brace yourselves, this one is long. You may get bored honestly. LOL.

Taking my shipper goggles off for a few minutes (eeeeh….trying to), I’d like to talk about the latest episode of Lucifer – ‘Candy Morningstar’

On a whole, the latest installment of Lucifer was nothing short of spectacular. For a show that bases itself around a crime-solving devil, they have really outdone themselves. There is such a creative depth about the show that just keeps evolving with each episode, and yet – you can still laugh and not take everything quite so seriously. It’s just a fun show with a lot of heart. And that’s totally what I signed up for.

Keep reading

anonymous asked:

Yeah what if we see you in person and want to chit chat? You hate socializing so we cant even talk to you . you'd just push your fans away

i’ve never pushed a single person away! i’ve done the opposite in fact. even gave subscribers rides to their house, went and seen them perform at a play, met numerous ppl who loved my videos as a surprise on their birthday. i did all that because i wanted to. i’m talking about full on friendships. i was raised to be a major loner. i just prefer being by myself & keep to myself a lot. it’s not a crime and it certainly does not prevent me from talking to others or saying hi. and above all it absolutely does not mean i hate my subscribers so i’d appreciate it if you backed the fuck off with all your wild theories about me.

Fargo adds Battlestar Galactica veteran to cast
External image

We may be a few episodes into Fargo season 3, but there’s a surprise addition to the cast that hasn’t yet been announced.

Battlestar Galactica veteran and Major Crimes star Mary McDonnell has booked a guest arc on the FX drama.

She plays “the so-called storage queen of The Great Lakes region, Ruby Goldfarb, who offers Emmit Stussy (Ewan McGregor) a way out of the mess he’s in.”

“We all love the show, but when you get the scripts and see the specificity of [showrunner Noah Hawley’s] work, he has this way of being simultaneously real and practical and mysterious at the same time,” McDonnell tells EW. “I feel so lucky. I’ve been in outer space [in Battlestar] and worked for the LAPD [in Major Crimes] and now been out in the prairie. And in each instance, you can’t believe how specific the world is. Everything in Fargo resonates with me in terms of the type of America this is — how the people speak, what their lifestyles are like, how they interact with dilemmas. It’s all regional and absolutely specific to that world.”

McDonnell first appears in the fifth episode, “The House of Special Purpose,”  which airs May 17.



This guy clearly wants to make it out like the Whip, who has been shot by a fucking Socialist cunt, is a white supremacist, even though it’s obvious from the article he didn’t know about the groups racist ties, no one in their right mind would speak for a group like that if they knew it would be political suicide.

He tries to make it out like Black Lives Matter has the same thing going on, when in reality, people BLM supports where typically killed while committing crimes. Mike Brown didn’t get shot because he stole some cigarillos in 2002, he got shot because he robbed a convenience store and assaulted a police officer.

Fuck you Tariq Nasheed, you fucking cunt.

Hot Fuzz fic rec masterpost

Hello! As promised, here’s a list of my favourite Hot Fuzz fanfictions. About all of them can be found in AO3 and are mostly Angel/Danny centered. Note that the comments are my opinions on the fics more than actual fic info. I wasn’t sure how to categorize these but they’re now in general and nsfw sections for your preferences. Bolded ones are my personal favourites. Here’s also recs for aro/ace Angelbutter fics which can be found below here, too.

general content and teen audiences

First Date by KarlimeaghanThe cutest first date fic ever. Angel takes Danny on a proper date but not everything (nothing at all) goes according to his plan. English awkwardness and fluff. Rated T+. 4,371 words.

Reversed by sarahenany • What if Danny didn’t jump in front of Tom Weaver’s blunderbuss shot in time? Everything hurts. Safe from major character death, though, so not that bad. Rated G. 2,266 words.

Sunday In by anemptymargin • Domestic Angel/Danny and lazy Sundays. Life partners at their sweetest. Rated G. 727 words.

Christmas Number One by Phosfate • Nicholas’ and Danny’s first Christmas together. Domestic silliness and dreamy moments. Rated T+. 1,580 words.

Man of the House by mikes_grrl • Holiday ball at the stations wrecks havoc and Danny is the one to take the wheel next morning. I really love the badass and self confident mr. Butterman in this one. Rated T+. 1,157 words.

Partners, but not in crime by fizzyblogic • A bit uneven structure (the last 1/3 is just dialogue) but that doesn’t stop from this moving in together -fic from being cute as heck. Rated T+. 1,742 words.

A Boy’s Book of Practical Magic to Mystify, Baffle and Entertain by Phosfate • I love this fic so freaking much for several reasons: 1.the writing is super entertaining 2. it’s Danny’s pov 3. it follows a plot hole in the dvd extras (which I love) 4. the ending. is so lovely. rated G. 3,055 words.

Vodafone by majorenglishesquire • Angel tries to get over Janine. Luckily Danny is there, in everything. Cute ace stuff imo. Rated T+. 1,727 words.

Sandford: The Village that Cares! by mikes_grrl • I honestly don’t know why this fic is rated E because there’s nothing sexual or violent going on in it. Nicholas is just worried what everyone else thinks and Danny is delightfully caring. Rated E. 1,081 words. Part 2 of this (cute and rated G).

Staying here by sunnyrea • Janine wants Nicholas back and he’s got a lot to explain why exactly he doesn’t want to leave Sandford anymore. We all know the reason, though. Rated G. 1,356 words.

After The Explosion, the Days by Marie • Danny’s recovery from the explosion. Romantic but not too fluffy. Also note there’s scars involved (which I personally like), in case that’s triggering for you. Rated T+. 2,653 words.

Film Studies by Azarias • Incredibly adorable writing from Danny’s pov as he tries to figure out a way to ‘seduce’ Nicholas. It doesn’t go as planned but ends maybe even better. Also!! !!!Car chase!!! Love this fic a lot. Rated G. 3,947 words.

Preparation and Proposal by karlimeaghan • The one and only Angel/Danny proposal fic out there! This is so romantic and fluff-filled that it will melt your arteries. Rated G. 3,184 words.

Danny knows by anemptymargin • If hurt and comfort is your thing, this fic is too. Takes place after the explosion and Danny knowing what’s going on between the two of them. Nicholas is oblivious but the future and his heart are open. Rated T+, 2,006 words.

explicit content and mature audiences

What I See in You by irisbleufic • Study in the point of view of both Nicholas and Danny and how they see each other. Hint: it’s pure adoration. Rated E. 1,416 words.

Hot Chocolate by big_twinkie • This is personally my favourite read-smut-before-bedtime-with-a-cup-fo-tea-fic because even though there’s some clichéd tropes it works so well it can be read over and over again. Rated E. 3,736 words.

Handy Man by Random_Nexus • This fic struck (and Angel gets struck quite literally) with its hurt/comfort that leads to exactly what you expect. Rated E. 6,237 words.

Long Shot by Kass • Thinking some things are better untold is rarely a good idea. Luckily happily ever after isn’t that hard to obtain. Rated E. 3,272 words.

Words Unspoken by tawg • Such pretty writing but oh my poor heart watch out for the angst. Rated M. 1,729 words.

When to Stop by irisbleufic • It’s smut and it’s beautifully written. A short one but the same grand quality you can always expect from iris. Rated E. 720 words.

Danny’s Plan To Beat The Heat by Random_Nexus • Oh gosh I have such a weak spot for this fic. Danny and Nicholas spend a summer day alone together and get intimate when no one else is around. There’s also a lot of other sweet stuff but smut too. Rated E. 4,474 words.

Lie In by anemptymargin • It’s Sunday morning and these cute lazy bums can’t get out of bed. Might turn you into a marshmallow. Rated E. 1,803 words.

It’s in Your Jeans by tawg • Nicholas looks really hot in jeans. Maybe a bit too hot for his own good since he and Danny are basically in a public place. Only downside in this fic is the lack of appropriate use of lubrication. Rated E. 2,985 words.

At First Sight by irisbleufic • From the very start, Danny has his eyes on Nicholas – and the other way around too. Near perfect following of the film plot with the romance just waiting to raise its head. Rated E. 2,932 words.


As police militarization began to creep beyond the drug war into other police actions in the 1990s, the country’s major political ideologies continued to react through the prism of partisan affiliation. When George W. Bush moved into the White House in 2001, conservatives stopped caring about police heavy-handedness (though there were a few exceptions). Progressives then rose up to decry the raids on medical marijuana clinics and the disproportionate use of SWAT teams and paramilitary tactics against minority groups, on immigration raids, and at political protests.
Both sides were capable of righteous anger when the opposing party was in power and using big guns to enforce policies they found objectionable. And at the same time, both sides were more than willing to endorse the use of heavy-handed police tactics on their political opponents. It’s a trend that continues today, and further enables domestic police militarization to continue to flourish.
—  Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces by Radley Balko

anonymous asked:

hi!! i'm not really familiar with us politics, so i wanted to ask, what happens if trump gets impeached? does he get replaced with hillary, or is there another election?

first the house needs to have an accusation for impeachment, requiring a simple majority. then it goes to the senate to vote, requiring a 2/3 majority for the president to be removed from office. art 2 of the constitution states that in the cases of treason, bribery (or other high ranking crimes) the president, vice president and other civil officers will be removed from office. if trump gets removed it goes to pence. if both pence and trump get removed, it goes to the speaker of the house. if it’s a gop controlled house, it’s paul ryan. if it’s a dem controlled house, it’s nancy pelosi.