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This brave bitch is the only reason I’m watching the Miss America pageant right now; Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail.

“[when asked about her message] Empowering women to overcome stereotypes and break barriers. We all face challenges in society. We’re placed under certain convictions and we feel we have to stay under them and I want people to know, it doesn’t matter what society says. It doesn’t matter what the quote, unquote rules say. You can do whatever you want, whatever you set your mind to, that’s what I did when I showed my tattoos.”

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Sgt. Theresa Vail is a different type of beauty queen. She is a member of the United States Army Reserves who will be competing at the Miss America pageant this weekend. She will be the first contestant in Miss America history to have her tattoos showing proudly. When asked about this she responded that these tattoos are part of who she is and how would it look for her to cover part of herself when her platform is empowering girls to break through stereotypes. This is the kind of beauty queen girls should look up to.

Note to self:

Do not read the general tumblr populations’ opinions about Miss America or other pageants.

Seriously people, just because you do not understand them does not make them bad.

Also, I would like to see you get up there in front of THOUSANDS of people in person, and tens of thousands more through TV, and get asked an extremely controversial question, knowing that if you have a strong opinion and answer that way it could mean your loss, and come up with a concise and intelligent 30 second answer right away.

Seriously, I consider myself a very intelligent person, but I also stumble over my words when I am nervous.

THEY ARE NERVOUS. They are in the biggest pageant pinnacle of their lives and are getting hard questions on the spot.

Give them a break. Goodness I hate you all sometimes. 

i went to the Kansas City tatinof date on 6-02-16 and never really thought about posting any pictures on here until now oops. but it was probably the best day of my life, I don’t think I’ve ever been happier than I was that day.

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Speak English!: Racist Revolt As Coca-Cola Airs Multilingual 'America the Beautiful' SuperBowl Ad

During the SuperBowl, the Coca-Cola Company aired a commercial to promote their brand as every other mega corporation who has a few million dollars to blow on a 30 to 60 seconds of television airtime. It was a nice commercial titled “It’s Beautiful” in which American people did American things while the song “America the Beautiful” was sung in the background.

You can watch the commercial here:

If you’re a human being you might say to yourself “that was a decent commercial, what’s the big deal?” But if you’re a vile monster void of emotion and compassion you might have realized that America the Beautiful was sung in MULTIPLE LANGUAGES. DEAR GOD, NO. Some people were pissed it was not sung in ENGLISH.

Coca-Cola, the soda pop (YOU NEVER SPECIFIED WHICH ENGLISH I HAVE TO SPEAK) company, tweeted after the commercial aired:

@CocaCola: The Only thing more beautiful than this country are the people who live here.

Coke is probably now realizing how that is not quite true.

Totally not racist.

Damn, Coke. You know shit is messed up when you’ve lost DIABETES BOY…

Yes, speaking foreign languages = terrorists.

Maybe the memo was written in something other than English?

“I’m going to attempt to sound smart and fail miserably.”

lmao @ #fuckcoke

‘turndaddy’ doesn’t want “all this foreign shit.”

Yeah, you “asswholes.”

“foreign decent” lmao.

(psssttt…they already have your money.)

“I’m not racist but I am.”

“We (meaning myself and my very small sample of friends/family) speak English…”

“I have no control over myself and will continue to give you money for your sugary, addictive beverage, but know I am unhappy with you.”

And here are a few fantastic “your in America” tweets showing how just because you say you can speak English, doesn’t mean you know how to write it:

Poor Brett in the tweet below seems to think people are trying to physically force him to stop speaking English by way of soda commercial…

shit, we were all having so much fun until non-white America came in.

Olivia has no fucking clue that it was “America the Beautiful” in the Coke commercial, not God Bless America. But who cares? REAL AMERICANS don’t need to know the difference between the songs as long as they’re sung in ENGLISH!!

And, she’s not the only one. Apparently, the Star-Spangled Banner is no longer the United States’ national anthem…

The commercial was made by the private corporation, the Coca-Cola Company, so if you don’t like it sir, take it up with the *** free market ***.

This is all just a extremely tiny sample of what’s being said over on Twitter and, shit…

…I didn’t even…

…get a chance…

…to take a look at…

…Coca-Cola’s Facebook page.

And don’t you dare tell Conservative pundits this is going on, they don’t believe you (even when their fellow Conservative pundits are taking part in it themselves)…

Last but not least, however, we have Kasey Knowles. Now, first she tweets out this…

…then, she tweets the classic “non-apology apology” where she actually DOUBLES DOWN meaning even the “non-apology apology” is actually a “non-apology non-apology apology”…

…but why would this random girl feel the need to apologize? It’s not like she represents her good ole’ state of Kansas…

“MISS KANSAS 2013”

SMDH, AMERICA.

In defense of Dorothy Gale

So I’m seeing a lot of mumbling and grumbling about Red Kansas/Ruby Slippers happening because of the “lack of development” between the two characters, or that another ship would have been better because we don’t know Dorothy, or she is blah or whatever the case may be. I get it, we did not have Dorothy around for nearly as long as we’ve been introduced to Ruby and Mulan. Each of them have had their own individual character development, and Dorothy is still fairly new character. 

But I say give the woman a chance! 

Look, we know a bit about her so far, and the way the story is coming along right now, I feel like we’re not done seeing her just yet. 

 Let’s take a little trip down memory lane, shall we?

First of all, we meet Miss Dorothy Gale in “Kansas” the 20th episode of season 3. So already, she’s a character we met prior to this season. In this season, she was just a young girl, who’d traveled to Oz via a cyclone. She met Zelena, who grew jealous of her being there, and being adored by the Good Witches and the people around her. 

Zelena threatened to harm Dorothy after coming to her at a well one night, and Dorothy, confused, throws water on her, in which Zelena feigns defeat. Zelena tricks the Good Witch Glinda and Dorothy, sending the young girl back to Kansas and banishes Glinda to a pocket region of the Enchanted Forest. So we’ve already had Dorothy and Zelena set up to be enemies, and Dorothy I imagine will be helping to rescue Glinda, if Zelena doesn’t let her go first.

The next time we see Dorothy again, it is in Our Decay, episode 16 of season 5. So we’d gotten Dorothy’s backstory in relation to her being brought to Oz by cyclone, her past with Zelena and how she was taken back to Kansas via the silver slippers Zelena gave her by pretending to be the Wizard. In this season, we learn what became of Dorothy after she went back to Kansas. The girl we see from season 3 is a bright eyed, sweet young girl, who is curious about where she is, and is very beloved by the people of Oz, much like how Snow White had been. 

But Season 5′s Dorothy is far more hardened and independent. We learn that when she returned home, the same place she’d eagerly wanted to go back to, thus turning down the welcomed stay in Oz as one of the Good Witches, she was treated like a psychopath, and her family all tried to have her institutionalized. Needless to say, with the way she’d been treated, with her Aunt Em being the only one who stood by her, and yet she ended up passing away, Dorothy had no one left who believed or stood by her. So she was all alone. She ended up getting back to Oz, and once again facing Zelena, who had stolen the slippers, and then steals the Scarecrow’s brain, thus another one of Dorothy’s friends Zelena harms or takes from her. 

Then we have Hades, who we know has thrown poor Aunt Em into the River of Lost Souls, and Zelena put Dorothy to sleep, with the intention of keeping her that way forever. With this all in mind, It looks as though they are setting Dorothy up not to fade into the background, but to help with the downfall of Hades and Zelena.

So no, we didn’t get seasons upon season of character development from her, but she didn’t just come out of nowhere with nothing to her either. Looking into what we have so far, what the creators have set up, Dorothy has plenty of potential to be kept into the story. And I think it’s absolutely adorable that after all the pain both Dorothy and Red must have gone through, being torn from their homes from circumstances beyond their control, or people not believing in them, finding each other, is a beautiful thing. 

Dorothy deserved to find true love, just as much as Ruby did, and I love Red Kansas, not only because their entire time together was sweet, but they have great potential, I wish more people were bothering to look into this more and see more than just a “token” relationship, because I feel it has been set up to be more than that. 

Time will tell, but for now, I’m rooting for Dorothy, Ruby and Red Kansas all the way.

WWGTM & Zayn

Now that things have settled down, this should be a pretty complete summary of why some people (me included) think that Mark Jarvis and WWGTM were being used to talk about Zayn.

Where We Going Today Mark? started about halfway through the WWA tour in Madrid.  Every time they went to a new city for the concerts, Niall would post a new one.  There were also some special ones like when they went to the Masters and the one where Mark came to Niall’s house.

The thing that first caught everyone’s attention was the way Niall and Mark announced there wouldn’t be any videos during the European part of the OTRA tour.

From Niall’s Twitter-

From Mark’s Twitter-

While it’s true this was the first time they’d missed making the videos, the tweets felt over the top and excessive.  Especially when it was barely a couple months after Zayn’s leaving was announced, it was hard not to feel a parallel in the tweets about WWGTM.  

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Ice Tea By the Porch~ Madjames(19/05/2017)

James wanted this day to end already. He had missed his parents and he could never admit he had missed Holly, but he was sure she would manage to get those words out of him. And then, there was Madison. He had sworn to make her feel comfortable here and he knew that she missed Kansas-so it was a good opportunity to take advantage of the love and mostly food his family would provide. They were pretty excited about Madison coming to their house-Madison-his friend. Not Madison…the one that they’re kind of dating but nobody would say it out loud. As he finished what he had to do, he decided to text her to see if Madison was ready, too. “I’m done for the day-have you got your things ready? You can come by my office and we can go”.