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Trump still thinks he was wiretapped by Obama, abruptly ends interview when pressed on it

  • Trump’s baseless claim that Obama “wiretapped” Trump Tower and that the Obama administration “unmasked” members of his campaign have been publicly declared false from the U.S. intelligence community.
  • Yet Trump is still holding strong to his accusation, telling CBS’ John Dickerson that his claims have “been proven very strongly.”
  • The comment came in a testy exchange with Dickerson during an interview for CBS’ Face the Nation. Dickerson had asked Trump whether he had received any advice from Obama.
  • Trump went on to give a rambling answer, in which he alluded to the surveillance claim, and then abruptly walked away from Dickerson. Read more (5/1/17)

Jasper Jordan is important representation for metal illness

Clarke Griffin is important representation, because she learned she had to overcome her pain, not run from it, and because she is also a bisexual female leader 

Raven Reyes is important representation of a physically disabled woman, who never let a heart murmur or a leg brace stop her from saving the freaking world.

Bellamy Blake is important representation because he shows that you can try to do the right thing after realizing your mistakes

Monty Green is important representation for not letting someone emotionally abuse you just because you care deeply about them

Octavia Blake is important representation for learning how to grow from your past to embrace you future with strength and courage, never letting anything keep you down and out

Emori is important representation of a person with a defect, who hid it all her life, before coming to accept and love her body for what it is

Bryan and Nathan Miller are important representations of a monogamous, interracial relationship

Luna is important representation for not doing something you don’t believe in, even though everyone is pressuring you to

Marcus Kane is important representation for trying to get two different cultures to coexist peacefully, while also respecting that culture’s traditions and beliefs

John Murphy is important representation of a male rape victim, and of never giving up, even if it means leaving your familiar surroundings to find where you belong.

I’m not saying this show doesn’t play with your emotions, because it does, and good TV shows always do, but that doesn’t mean the characters don’t mean something

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It’s bad out there. Worse than I anticipated.

On this day in 1864, President Lincoln signed the Yosemite Land Grant, protecting the Mariposa Grove and Yosemite Valley – an area that would later become Yosemite National Park. It was the first time the government protected land because of its natural beauty so that people could enjoy it. Thanks to John Muir’s passionate writing to further protect the delicate ecosystem of the High Sierra, Yosemite became our nation’s 3rd national park 26 years later. Photo courtesy of Jonathan Basiago.

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The Bob’s Burgers Music Album comes out May 12 on Sub Pop Records! 

Featuring 112 tracks from regular cast members such as Kristen Schaal, H. Jon Benjamin, and John Roberts, alongside guests including Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader, Paul Rudd, Fred Armisen, and Zach Galifianakis. The release also includes the Bob’s Buskers series, in which St. Vincent, the National, Stephin Merritt, and more covered Bob’s Burgers songs. 

The Bob’s Burgers Music Album will be released as a 2 CD set, a 3 LP regular version, and the deluxe limited-edition 3 LP gift box that will include colored vinyl, the Bob’s Buskers 7 inch, a hardbound lyric book with original Bob’s Burgers artwork, a sheet music collection, 3 original posters, and more. 

Check out the full tracklist on iTunes, and watch Teddy’s unboxing video here, made by the fine folks at Bento Box!

this week in nz politics: eminem is suing the national party because they used a song in their election campaign that is strikingly similar to ‘lose yourself’ and i just watched an incredibly solemn judge in judge clothes play it to the court before proceeding to explain his own interpretation while a whole courtroom solemnly looked on, looking like they would rather b dead than in that moment

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WONDER WOMAN Breaks Glass Ceiling For Female Directors & Stomps On ‘Iron Man’ With $100.5M Debut
The warrior princess of Themyscira is finally leaping past the century mark this weekend with $100.5M according to Warner Bros., however, other studios believe Wonder Woman has the power to exceed $101M.
By Anthony D'Alessandro

The success of Wonder Woman this weekend even impressed John Fithian, National Association of Theatre Owners CEO & President who exclaimed, ““I want to congratulate Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot and Warner Bros on the terrific opening, but Wonder Woman’s success is everybody’s success. AT NATO, at CinemaCon, we have for years called for diversity in movies that match the diversity of our audiences, not just because it’s a good idea but because it’s good business.  What we really look forward to is the day when a movie directed by a woman and telling a woman’s story is no longer news because it was successful – or even that it was produced at all – because such movies should be a matter of routine. We will grow our audiences by telling more stories that tell their stories.”

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.
—  Conservationist John Muir (1898)

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925)
“Lady Agnew of Lochna” (1892-1893)
Oil on canvas
Located in the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

Andrew Noel Agnew, a barrister who had inherited the baronetcy and estates of Lochnaw in Galloway, commissioned this painting of his young wife, Gertrude Vernon (1865-1932), in 1892. It was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1898 and put Sargent on the map. The sculptor Auguste Rodin described him as ‘the Van Dyck of our times.’ Portrait commissions poured in and Sargent enjoyed something of a cult following in Edwardian society. It also launched Lady Agnew as a society beauty.