ok you guys this is the only political thing i will be posting on here but re: the 2018 and 2020 elections -
YOU HAVE TO VOTE. AND DEMOCRATS HAVE TO WIN THEIR CAMPAIGNS FOR STATE LEGISLATURES. IT IS SO SO SO IMPORTANT.
why is it so important?
because in 2020 we will have a census, which means that in 2022 districts will be redrawn.
what does that have to do with anything?
wtf is gerrymandering?
gerrymandering is the redrawing of districts to benefit a specific political party. basically, if the republican party is gerrymandering, they will split a heavily democratic area into different districts and lump them in with primarily republican areas in order to dilute the voting power of democrats. democrats will do the same to republicans. this practice has been deemed unconstitutional by the SCOTUS, but they’ve never agreed on a way to regulate it, so it still happens.
in most states, the state legislature creates a redistricting plan, so if you want elections for the next 10 years to swing democratic, you NEED to elect democrats to your state legislature. as of now, most states are districted to favor republicans, and in 2022 republicans would only gerrymander more, making it even harder for democrats to be elected.
BE READY TO MOBILIZE AND CAMPAIGN FOR DEMOCRATS AT THE LOCAL AND STATE LEVEL IN 2018 AND 2020, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WE ELECT WILL HAVE A HUGE SAY IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS OF OUR GOVERNMENT.
this is the dance from “what’s the use of feeling blue” during the lines “an agate terrifies / a lapis terraforms”.
notice blue pearl’s movement during the latter line. look familiar?
of course it does. it’s the same dance that lapis does while fusing with jasper.
it’s a bit odd that blue pearl would do this - either she knows our lapis, and she’s fused before, which is odd on its own - or all lapises are known to do this. on homeworld, dancing is almost exclusively reserved for fusion. see where i’m going with this?
this could be a stretch, but since lapises are terraformers - it would make sense for them to fuse together in order to incraese their power, like we saw the rubies do in hit the diamond. we already know that out lapis on her own is pretty powerful, so consider: a giant multi-lapis fusion with a huge amount of power to destroy and change an entire planet in the blink of an eye. it would, indeed, make lapis gems a powerful asset on homeworld.
of course, it could just be a subtle throwback to jail break, but I prefer to think it’s hinting to something deeper.
a simple dance representing an entire caste of gems can mean a lot.
For eight years, Republicans slammed former President Barack Obama for his use of executive orders
The said he was governing like a “king” instead of allowing Congress to carry out their constitutionally granted authority to make laws.
Yet there’s been nary a peep from GOP leadership as Trump signs his name on a bevy of executive orders that seek to circumvent laws put in place by Congress — from reducing the enforcement of the Affordable Care Act to demanding the start of construction on a border wall without congressionally appropriated funding.
In a stunningly hypocritical move, Paul Ryan actually defended Trump’s use of executive orders on Thursday, twisting himself into a pretzel to claim Trump’s orders give powers back to the states while Obama’s didn’t. Read more