not that obama's any better but still

Dating Daisy Johnson would include:


omfg! you’re dating daisyjohnson, you’re so lucky

warning: a few mentions of sex, and I curse a lot sorry

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Originally posted by thesillybus

  • You were one of the agents that May trained herself (like Agent Piper)
  • and let’s just say that Daisy saw you and got froze
  • It didn’t help that you were sparring with one of the newbies and kicked his ass
  • she thought that you were hot
  • so she ask you if you wanted to take a drink with her sometime
  • you obviously said yes, I mean is Daisy, who would turn her down?

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The Mainstream Media is Not as Biased as You Think

Before you decry the entire system of mass media as corrupt, biased, hypocritical, or ignorant (certainly more so than your well-educated, well-researched, fact-checking self who never ever falls for hoaxes or fake news, that’s why you’re on Tumblr), consider the following:

1. Is it an opinion-editorial? Many posts on Tumblr which decry the journalistic standards of media outlets often show how very, very little research they themselves put into their claims when they cite an article from a newspaper’s opinion column as an article from the newspaper themselves. Op-eds do not have to be well-researched, factually accurate, or fair. They are the opinion of the columnist, they are not intended to be news, and certainly not necessarily representative of the views of the newspaper itself. For instance, this article from The Guardian: The ‘man-o-sphere’ is outraged about Mad Max? Hand me my popcorn! Seems pretty outrageous, right? Unless you click on it and see that it’s clearly labelled Opinion. Or this one from Forbes: Men’s Rights Activists Are Selling A Whole Lot Of Tickets To ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ What an outrageously biased and factually inaccurate representation of men’s rights! Except that that’s not published by Forbes, it’s a Forbes Contributor blog that is not fact-checked by editors or held to any journalistic standard. This is expressed by the disclaimer: Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. This article on The Verge was cited as “highly biased against MRAs”: Misogynists are totally right to be mad at Mad Max. Except that if you click on the link, it’s clearly marked an editorial.

If you think the mainstream media is biased, you probably also consider yourself a free speech advocate. How do you reconcile that if you also demand that newspapers stop printing people’s disparaging opinions as clearly-labelled opinions? It’s not on the newspaper for printing or hosting somebody’s opinion or letter to the editor despite it not being factually correct. It’s on you for thinking it’s an actual journalistic article and trying to discredit the integrity of the media as a result.

2. Are two articles from the same media outlet by the same writer? A common thing I see posted on here is to juxtapose two articles from the same media source that supposedly express conflicting views as proof that media is hysterical, biased, or hypocritical. Here’s an example: 

On its face, Slate appears clearly hypocritical here, right? In 2012, when Obama won, they published an article in support of the electoral college. In 2016, when Trump won, they condemned it as an instrument of white supremacy and sexism. Here’s the problem: I actually looked at those articles.

In Defense of the Electoral College: Again, this is an editorial. It is clearly marked a “View from Chicago.” It is not a news article. It is not supposed to reflect Slate’s views. If anything, you should be commending them for exposing their readers to views they may disagree with. It was written by Richard A. Posner.

The Electoral College Is an Instrument of White Supremacy—and Sexism: As you can clearly see in the URL, this is a blog post. It’s not even an editorial. It’s a blog. Citing this as evidence of Slate’s journalistic integrity is intellectually dishonest. It was also written by Mark Joseph Stern. How can you possibly accuse two different people with two different views of being hypocritical? If all you saw was the two images above, you would think that Slate was a biased, untrustworthy news source, because you are getting biased, untrustworthy information from a third party. It still might be one, but are you really any better? Furthermore, I also found another article on Slate about the electoral college that was conveniently left out of that comparison:

Popularity Contest: In defense of the Electoral College: This article was written by Walter Dellinger in 2004. Who won that year? George W. Bush, again while losing the popular vote (which Obama did not in 2012). It’s literally the exact same situation as in 2016, and Slate published an article defending the electoral college that year. Explain to me the bias again?

3. Do I actually have any reason to believe this? If all else fails, and you’re still determined to claim the mainstream media is corrupt, worthless, and biased, consider that maybe you have no actual factual reason to think so. Can you name five different instances in which the mainstream media (i.e. not blogs, not editorials, not media aggregators, not independent news outlets) reported on a story wrong and refused to correct it? Would you consider John Oliver and the Daily Show to be part of the mainstream media? Do you have any empirical studies or statistical analysis of media bias to support your position? If you answered, no, yes, or no respectively, you may not know the first thing about media bias or journalistic integrity.

Face it: If you claim the mainstream media is biased, but you do not have any empirical facts to support that claim, i.e. scientific research on the subject, then you may be more interested in confirming your own beliefs than the truth. In that case, it’s not the media that’s biased; it’s you. And let’s be honest with ourselves, if the average Tumblr post cannot tell the difference between a news article and an opinion-editorial, they are not qualified to tell you about media bias. And if you believe them over professional journalists, what does that say about you?

In conclusion, “the media is biased/lying/untrustworthy” is a fairly common sentiment, but not one necessarily grounded in fact or unbiased itself. The next time you feel the urge to express it, take a moment to run through this simple checklist first. If you don’t pass it, consider one of these sample phrases as a replacement:

“This news outlet has a documented history of misreporting stories and not retracting them.”

“The person who wrote this is wrong, and here is why.”

“I respectfully disagree. Here’s my take on the subject.”

You have probably heard the phrase so many times that you just accepted it as fact. Don’t contribute to that undermining of the Fourth Estate and the admirable, difficult work that real journalists actually do. The mainstream media is good, and society needs it. If you do set out to prove otherwise, please consider making your research scientific and including a criterion for determining bias as well as a control group, perhaps social media and the relative bias of the news in comparison to that.

This is not to say that media can’t be biased. It can, and sometimes is. It’s not to say that news can’t be poorly fact-checked. It can, and again, there are instances of it. Nor is it to say that all members of the press are equally trustworthy. They most certainly are not. But to condemn them all, especially to claim that they are more biased than the alternatives, is fallacy.


Who cares about the presidential election at this at this point? Everyone is so worried about Trump winning for no reason. It’s not like Hillary is any better. The only difference between that bitch and Trump is that she’s better at concealing her true feelings in the face of the public. White people dont Give a shit about wether black people have jobs. Period. It doesn’t affect them, it affects us. Black people have nothing to gain from any elections in this country. We have a black man in office for God’s sake and that hasn’t changed shit. Our people are being shot every fucking day regardless of who our president is. Our struggles have not changed since Obama has stepped into office. We are still paying ridiculous amounts to get a college education, we are still suffering, there is still a huge lack of jobs, and people of color are still being discriminated against. Black people don’t have a voice when it comes to politics. But my question is… How do we have a black president, yet black people are still the most mistreated group in The United States. I’ll answer that. They don’t give a shit about black people and they never will. We can’t rely on these idiot politicians to change the outcome of our lives. We need to do that shit ourselves. We need to create jobs within our own community and educate ourselves. The only way to escape this cycle is to educate and empower ourselves.

Donald Trump supporters AKA sad, soulless fucking idiots who we all have to pretend to sympathize  with  because they grew up poor and ignorant and don’t know any better. Well, fuck you, guys. I grew up poor. My dad was pretty racist. But I still learned, along the way about compassion  and tolerance and about the evils of prejudice.  Because I wanted to. You sad fucks never wanted to even learn. You just cared about hate. There were books, for fuck’s sake.  Books!

Back in my heavy protest days, nobody I ran with voted. Some started after Bush won re-election in ‘04. Some were too young and stayed on the ideological purity train. Some of those ended up voting in ‘08, because either they understood the value of electing Obama or because they feared the idea of McCain dying and Palin becoming POTUS. Some of the ones who didn’t vote in ‘08 ended up voting in ‘12, because they saw how much better the first four years of Obama were than any part of Bush’s two terms in a very real and practical way. The rest voted for the first time this year, save one.

There were dozens of us. I was the only one who wanted to vote when we started (although I was too young until the ‘06 midterms, which were the first time I voted). Now there’s only one who didn’t vote, and I bet there will be zero in 2020. Some of these people still live in anarchist collective houses. They don’t like anything about the government. But they’ve realized how much worse things can get if we let them, and that compromise is part of doing everything you can to make things better.

There is no way to avoid complicity in the system we have. Not voting is saying, “I’ll give you money to fund your policies through my taxes, but I will choose to have no say whatsoever in what those policies are or how they’re implemented, or even who is making and implementing them.”

If you didn’t vote, you contributed to fascism taking hold in America, and you should spend the next however many years until this is fixed doing whatever you can to make up for what you’ve done.

This is probably old news to anyone who follows such things.

But just so everyone’s aware.

There was a Trump rally downtown a few weeks(?) ago.

Understand that downtown means downtown Burlington, Vermont. This is like Bernie central. This is where people support Bernie because we’ve known him a really long time. So Trump really wanted to make an impression here.

So what he did…

He rented out the Flynn, which is the theater downtown.

Then he sold tickets well in excess of the seating capacity. Just so we’re clear here, we’re not talking about a little unintentional oversight. We’re talking about giving out 20,000 tickets in a place that seats 1,400.

The venue was not told they had done this. People who worked at the venue were massively pissed. It turns out that he did this to deliberately create a long line around the building, so that the media would pick it up and say things like “Even here in the heart of Bernie territory, there’s all these Trump supporters!”

Understand that by that act alone, Trump made himself wildly unpopular around these parts.

But he didn’t stop there.

When getting tickets, people had not been asked about their political affiliations, and nobody had given any inkling that the rally was supposed to be exclusive to Trump supporters.

But the following actually happened to someone my doctor knows – who ended up interviewed on national television about the experience.

At the door, they asked her if she was a Trump supporter.

She said “No, I’m undecided. I wanted to come to hear what he had to say about the issues so I could make up my mind.”

Instantly everything changed – she was told – with no warning – that she was trespassing on private property, that she had to leave, and that if she did not leave, they would have her arrested. This didn’t go over great with the venue staff either, mind you.

Some Bernie supporters did manage to get into the Trump rally, mostly by lying. Some of them went to watch. Others went to disrupt it ,yelling things like “feel the Bern” until they were thrown out. I could actually see throwing someone out for doing that, just because it’s disrupting the rally, but surely they knew that and were prepared to pay that price. People who were just undecided and wanted to be there, or who were decided, wanted to be there despite not supporting Trump, and we’re going to just sit and watch, none of them were prepared to be not only turned away but accused of breaking the law and threatened with the cops. Some of these peopel had paid for tickets already and were never refunded or anything. The more they argued, the more people threatened them.

Meanwhile Main Street was totally blocked off. SSTA wouldn’t run – that’s the main transportation service for people with disabilities, and they knew ahead of time they were not going to be able to run that day what with everything going on downtown. So if you were disabled and needed a ride and coudln’t drive or take the bus or walk, you were shit out of luck. Nobody thinks of these things.

Meanwhile you basically had your Bernie supporters on one side of Main Street, your Trump supporters on he other side, and cops in the middle.

Apparently a local high school decided to have a bake sale to benefit Syrian refugees in the middle of the pro-Bernie protest rally. And they did very well. That was a smart place to pick to raise money.

But anyway, there’s a lot of people who were not all that pissed off at Trump before all this happened, who are now very much pissed off at Trump. He and his handlers didn’t deal well with the local businesses at all, and had no respect for the employees. They alienated everyone who wasn’t already a die-hard Trump supporter. They just generally made assholes of themselves in a huge way.

Oh also, to understand a bit about the geography of all this, downtown Burlington is pretty small. Burlington may be the largest city in Vermont, but if you took every “largest city in a state” and lined them up, Burlington would be the smallest. It’s closer to a cross between a large town and a small city, rather than a large city or a small town (I once heard CNN call it a small town, which makes me wonder if they’ve very seen a small town – I was born in a town so small that not only did it not count as a town legally, but the larger town we official had our mailing address in didn’t legally count as a town either – that’s a small town). Our population is 42,417 as of 2010. So giving away 20,000 tickets… WTF. And it doesn’t take a lot of people to clog our downtown to a standstill. I live near downtown, I’m disabled, and I had some trouble getting caregiver coverage that day, even with everyone planning ahead peopel were late because of getting stuck in traffic.

Anyway, I’m going to go off today and vote for Bernie. I’m not a liberal, I’m not a mindless follower, I’m not any of the things I keep hearing said of Bernie supporters. Like, pretty much none of that applies to me. I’m voting for him because I’m shocked that.the person in politics I’ve ever come the closest to approving of outright, actually has a shot at winning. This is the first time I’ve ever voted where I’ve felt like I’m voting for someone, not just voting against someone else. And that means a lot to me, whether he wins or not in the end. I may never get this chance again, judging from the politicians I’ve seen running around. Of course he’s got problems, he’s a fuckng politician, but he’s a damn sight better than any of the others I’ve seen lately. I feel like even when I disagree with him, I can trust him to have some degree of integrity. That’s a rare thing. I

’m also familiar with him because everyone who lives in Vermont is familiar with him. I don’t think anyone was more shocked than locals, when we found out he had.a real chance of winning the nomination, and watched the rest of the country sort of getting to know him for the first time.

If he doesn’t win, I hope he succeeds in doing what he set out to do to begin with, and drags Hillary to the left as far as he can. Because her, I don’t trust at all. Mind you I don’t trust any politician, not even Bernie. I just trust Bernie a lot more than I trust your average politician. And I trust Hillary a lot less than I trust your average politician. Which is why I’m hoping against hope that Bernie will win. Just as I supported Edwards and later (after Edwards fucked up his personal life so badly he had to drop out) Obama before, because I REALLY didn’t trust Hillary. Same goes here, except this time I feel like I’m voting for Bernie, not just voting against Hillary, if you get the distinction. Don’t get me wrong, if Hillary wins the nomination I’ll almost undoubtedly vote for her in the presidential election. But I really hope Bernie wins, because I want my vote to have meant something more than “We’re getting this other awful person out of here.” Because that’s all I felt like when Obama won, and it isn’t enough.

But even Hillary is better than what the Republicans have to offer at the moment. I just wish our country wasn’t entrenched in this two-party system. (Oh, I’m not a Democrat or a Republican either. And election politics isn’t really my thing. But I still take part, for reasons I can’t explain any better than I can explain why I support which candidates and don’t support others.)

Anyway I thought people might like to know a bit about the Trump rally from a local perspective – and it basically runs that he managed to piss everyone off who wasn’t already supporting him in a big way, and he probably pissed off a lot of his would-be supporters as well. The guy’s dangerous, and nobody should ever forget that (I worry when he’s treated so much as a joke that people don’t always seem to realize how bad things can go form there, including people being wholly unprepared for someone Iike him winning) but he’s also just a self-centered asshole.

So, for everyone who doesn’t know, I’m from the Philippines and today we held our National and Local elections. For others to get what my point is, let’s imagine this as an Obama vs Trump election.

We have a presidential candidate who is similarly alike with Trump. He’s so full of himself and as much as being a Filipino, we give imperative importance for our morals and values but it seems this guy doesn’t have it. He’s brave to criticize others and even might provoke war in our nation. Maybe he could implement MARTIAL LAW again. He is not what I want to be representing the Philippines and our people in other countries.

In the other side of the battle field, there’s this woman-Obama. She has run for the presidency for the third time but still, the people underrate her worth. She is impeccably intelligent and worth the position but I and other supporters of hers cannot and will not ever understand why other Filipinos didn’t vote for her. She is overly qualified for the position and I cannot imagine other people taking the position any better than her. This is something that we’ve been pushing as our principle the whole election season and I am very sad to see it go to waste.

Please help me pray for the Philippines and for our people. We had our chance and that was Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago but once again, the Filipino people have failed her. This is a sad time for us and possibly the most shameful moment in our country’s history. God bless the Philippines!

P.S. The photo is not mine, the owner of that tweet is seen in the photo.

How to Make Foreign Policy Less Disastrous in 2014

Look, you might not like it, but the fact is, foreign policy has a lot to do with you. If you live in the US (and you probably do because I can see your iPod), then what Obama does with our bombs reflects you globally. And if you live in the world (and you probably do because I can see you’re human), then you still, for now, live on a planet where the USA has the most sway. And if you like gay people, or women, of all the superpowers available to humans, America is probably your best bet. Your votes appointed a bunch of people who are barely of average intelligence to run—or shut down—Congress and therefore hold some responsibility as to how this country operates.

As such, it’s obvious that last year you, YOU, dropped the ball, because looking back, 2013 was a really shitty year for foreign policy. Against the backdrop of grinding war in Syria, we cringed as Edward Snowden lifted the lid on the largest mass surveillance program in history. Terrorists staged mass prison breakouts and held entire cities to ransom. Egypt killed the hell out of itself and both sides blamed the US and literally nothing was done to make Syria any less hellish. In fact, it got worse. Well done. Meanwhile, on the part of the planet where you can’t even pretend to have any influence, the Chinese navy won a game of WW3 chicken in the Pacific. Somehow in all of this, Russia came out smelling of roses.

So, yes, frankly the US could be doing better. The Taliban are still with us, hiding in their caves, eagerly awaiting the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. And chaos eagerly awaits that. In Yemen, Pakistan and beyond, US drone strikes continue, making Obama the Peace Prize Winner look evermore like someone who uses flying robots to assassinate people. Thanks to an embarrassing climb-down over involvement in Syria, the very idea of the West intervening in another country’s problems has never been less in fashion. And looking at Afghanistan, still donning its A/W 2001 garb of shrapnel and loved ones’ viscera, it’s not hard to see why.


54% of Republicans still think Obama is a Muslim.

And 44% of Republicans say Obama wasn’t born in the US.

Sometimes, people ask me why I say call Republicans stupid. 

“Don’t generalize!  You’re no better than them!”

If you are willingly associating yourself with a group of people where the majority of them are so concerned with who the President prays to that they will ignore all common sense and straightforward evidence in order to keep believing he’s a Muslim, then you are stupid and you are surrounding yourself with stupid people and I absolutely do not respect your life choices. 

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I gotta say, as much as I occasionally find myself seriously disagreeing with the president, I think he’s the most intelligent one we’ve had in my lifetime. I read his books, watched more of his major speeches than most folks I know, and heck, I’ve spent the night in his daddy’s hometown in Kenya. His story reminds me of mine. Single mom, living with the grandparents, grew up drawing Batman and Spider-Man for his classmates, tried not to turn into his father. I don’t have his job, and it’s easy for me to take pot-shots at his choices sometimes, but he tends to come out on top of a lot of his battles by playing a pragmatic long-game, which often *doesn’t* involve himself getting the credit. He’s not playing “the game,” he’s winning his. Again, I can relate. Also, it’s hard to understate how cool it is to have a president who has one side of his family tree dating back to the Revolutionary War, and on the other, is a first-generation American. That’s just boss as hell. Anyway. Little fandom moment. For all the things I wish he’d do or not do, or do faster, he’s been a pretty sharp president. I’m looking forward to reading the insider stuff after he’s out of office. You know, during Warren’s first term. ;)
—  Over on a pal’s Facebook wall, a few of us comics creators were chatting about the president, the old Birther arguments, and in the middle of it, I took a break from repeating the basic facts of the birth certificate issue (guys, he released it during the 2008 campaign. I have a copy of it), to articulate some of what I think about the man. I want him to be better, to do better, but I’d still pick him over any of the other folks who have had his job in the last three decades.

How the Obamas Have Touched My Life
10/18/2016 • Zuwena E.

I was nine years old when then senator, Barack Obama, was elected as President of the United States.

It was a dark time. My parents had just separated, we were in the middle of a Recession, and I was struggling in school for the first time in my life, but he–his election into office gave me hope.

It was 11:00 at night, on Tuesday, November 11, 2008. I was an ambitious fifth grader trying to find my way in a world where often I was the only black child in any group I was involved in, whether it was my classes at school or my volleyball team. I was the only one.

As fifth graders, everyone thought they knew everything about politics. And I admit, even I didn’t know much, but Mr. Obama had caught my attention and in a way he sparked my love for political science and African American studies.

I remember walking into class tardy the next day because my mom had let me stay up late to witness history. How often does one get to witness history and knowingly so? I wasn’t even old enough to vote, but I didn’t care because I knew that change was coming. Walking into class the next day to silence, tension and a very somber atmosphere I knew that there were challenges ahead for me, but as a black child I knew exactly what the 2008 election meant. My peers did not.

Fast forward to Martin Luther King Day, January 19, 2009…I still had school, but it wasn’t any ordinary MLK Day. It was the day that the first black president was to be sworn into his position. I was overjoyed and probably more ready than he was for the Inauguration. My mom let me stay home this day and from the time he took the oath to the very last Inaugural ball, I sat glued to the stone cold concrete floor not wanting to miss a second of history.

When I saw Michelle Obama for the first time as First Lady I could’ve cried. To see someone that looked like me in the White House was a feeling that even today only my emotions can describe. I was in awe of her. I was inspired. I finally began to think “Wow, one day I could possibly be the First Lady of the United States.”

Seeing Malia and Sasha made the experience even more real for me. Being the same age as Malia, I instantly felt connected to her as if we had been best friends our entire lives. And throughout both terms of her father’s presidency I felt like we were growing up together.

I was a freshman in high school when Barack’s first term was up, and I was nervous and faced with the prospect that his episode of history was over, but deep down inside, I had every confidence that he would sweep the polls again…and he did.

To all of my staunchly Republican and conservative friends and classmates it was a hard pill to swallow. To me it was a renewal of a series in this real life Netflix saga we call history. My emotions were still the same. Still proud, still black, and still as confident as ever.

Fast forward, 4 years later and I am now an 18 year old young woman. Eligible to vote and well versed on what’s going on in the world. Petrified at this circus show of an election, I’m trying to savor the Obamas’ final weeks in office as much as they are. I’m sad. I mourn every day because they are truly America’s parents. I relate to Michelle and see her as a mother figure and staple to my coming of age. And Barack reminds me so much of my dad that they probably would’ve been best buddies.

Barack and Michelle have been more than just the President and First Lady. They have been real, they have been human, they have been just like us. They have shown me that there’s nothing in this world that I can’t do. They have shown me that it’s okay to have fun, and to dance, and to laugh, and to cry. They have shown me that when one is called, don’t only rise to the occasion but rise above it. They’ve taught me so many lessons but most of all I’ve learned that being black is beautiful. Being black is excellent. Being black is totally dope and it’s lit and it’s okay.

So in closing, as I she’d tears of sadness and tears of joy I just want to thank the Obamas for being such a class act and a wonderful First Family. Michelle, may you ever remain the epitome of what it means to be a black woman, Sasha and Malia may you ever spread you wings and sprinkle the world with black girl magic and finally, to Barack: you’ve done a phenomenal job. Not only have you had to deal with a difficult Congress but you have withstood so much disrespect all because of your God given complexion and I salute you a million times over for doing your job better than any president I’ve seen in my lifetime without losing your cool. Thank you so much.

With heavy hearts we watch the days dwindle, but we still surround you with love. Mr. President, Mrs. Obama, Malia, Sasha…Thank you and farewell.

Paper Moon

I just looked up the meaning behind the phrase paper moon.  You probably already know it comes from an old song, Paper Moon.  The first stanza is “It’s only a paper moon, floating over a cardboard sea, but it wouldn’t be make believe if you believe in me.”

It apparently comes from the staging of plays where everything is a prop and fake and it takes a certain amount of suspension of disbelief to make it real. 

The phrase is almost too appropriate for the episode.  It has a surreal quality to it all the way through.  Right from the first scene it has the feel of a false reality.  Dean and Sam have never sat by a lake together (that we’ve seen) and had a beer, they’re hiding behind sunglasses, doing their level best to make everything seem ok.  Lakes generally have not bode well for the boys, yet here they are trying to enjoy one.  It’s all off.

Next, they return to the comfortable reality of a hunt.   Sam and Dean discuss whether they will take the hunt or not, pretty much as equals.  No Dean making all the decisions. Sam giving his opinion and having it heard.  They for all intents and purposes decide together to believe in the paper moon reality that all is well and they can get back to hunting together.  They even fall back on costumes and fake ID’s just like they used to do.  Willing themselves to believe that all they need to do is go through the motions.

Of course it doesn’t turn out to be as straight-forward a hunt as they thought.  They are confronted with two sisters in obvious parallel with themselves.  The paper moon reality begins to unravel right before their eyes. Dean just isn’t himself (Obama?). Sam’s arm is still in a sling, they aren’t in any shape to hunt.  They straight up lie to Kate, yes, Dean started it, but Sam didn’t object, as if they are too tired to do anything better. They win the fight, but only because the werewolves are newbies.  The boys are running on automatic, and even then Dean hesitates and Sam, relying on instinct, kills the second werewolf, too. Returning to the bedroom, they find that Kate killed her sister. So much for make believe.

Such a lovely episode, lots of good dialog between Dean and Sam.  I have to admit the idea of the two of them hunting together is a compelling reality, but in the end Dean praises Kate for doing what had to be done, and suddenly we’re right back to where we’ve been. Two brothers with a lifetime’s worth of issues and ominous foreshadowing.