politician of the week

Hughes is a very popular vlogger

anonymous asked:

do you think horikoshi's level of "not giving a fuck" its high enough for making a canon gay couple? (ships aside)

Yes, It’s Possible For Boku no Hero Academia To Have a Canon Gay Couple

Horikoshi is at least aware of LGBT rights based on this moment with Magne. 

and based on him creating a canon trans character. 

Horikoshi is a progressive writer and handles a lot of mature topics better than most shounen authors. He reminds me a little of Togashi, the shounen author of HunterxHunter. Togashi and his wife both support LGBT rights, and Togashi has made a prominent character trans, and there are a lot of characters in HunterxHunter whose sexuality or gender are shrouded in mystery. The reason why I think these two authors are so similar is because both handle sensitive material rather maturely and both have confirmed LGBT characters. 

Plus, if Attack on Titan can have a canon gay couple, then Boku no Hero Academia should be able to get away with having a canon gay couple with time. LGBT rights keeps improving in Japan every year, and Boku no Hero Academia still has years to go before concluding. LGBT rights most likely will have lots of support years from now in Japan by the time the series ends. In fact, Japan has improved tremendously with LGBT rights already. The lives of the LGBT community has become better, there are more LGBT characters in Japanese media, the younger generation in Japan is especially supportive of LGBT individuals, and Japanese culture in general has become more LGBT-inclusive. In fact, a group of Japanese politicians just last week have formed a coalition for LGBT rights, and there are news of Japanese corporations becoming more LGBT-inclusive. Being gay in Japan is becoming less taboo everyday. 

Hypothetically, let’s say Horikoshi wants to make Bakugou and Kirishima a canon gay couple, but Shounen Jump won’t allow it. If that’s the case, Horikoshi can simply give both Bakugou and Kirishima lots of intimate moments, make them follow a bunch of romance tropes, give them no other love interests, and even have them become life partners by the end of the series, leaving the romance of their relationship up to interpretation. That would be extremely close to having a canon gay couple without explicitly confirming it. Something similar to this happened with the main characters of the JRPG Tales of Zesteria. 

I think it’s too easy and too simple to say there can never be a canon gay couple in Boku no Hero Academia just because it’s a shounen. People aren’t taking other factors into account. Horikoshi isn’t your standard shounen author. I’m not saying Horikoshi will create a canon gay couple because I don’t know what the hell he’ll do. I can’t make that kind of claim. I’m just saying it’s definitely possible. 

The Antifas

Things antifas do:

  • Punch nazis.
  • Counterprotest nazis.
  • Block routes where nazis plan to appear.
  • Guard demonstrations and speeches where nazis are expected to appear (yes, even the liberal, pacifist, centre-left ones. If nazis are expected to target a demonstration, antifascists will probably be standing guard. They’ve done so on many more times than you will ever know).   
  • Guard people who are expected to be targetted by nazis (refugees, undocumented people, transgender people, etc etc.)
  • Gather and distribute information about nazis so nazi’s can not shout ‘Heil Hitler’ during the weekend and be teachers, cops and politicians during the week. 
  • Raise awareness about the dangers of giving nazis a platform.
  • Gather and distribute information about political parties reproducing nazi ideas and media humanizing nazis. 
  • Work with neighbourhoods on strategies to stop nazis from recruiting in their neighbourhood.
  • Provide legal support to those who resist nazis.
  • Provide financial support to those who resist nazis.
  • Provide legal and financial support to those targetted by nazis.
  • Throw really cool parties to raise that money. 
  • Participate in movements against all forms of oppression. 
  • Lots of other stuff that prevents nazis from expanding their platform and gaining support. 
  • Pet your dog (okay, that doesn’t stop nazis in and way but it’s just soooooo cute).

But if you just wanna focus on the ‘punching nazis’ part that’s fine, we’re proud of the antifas doing that stuff too. 

Originally posted by beatingthebinary

My favourite thing happening in Australia right now is so great guys omg. One of our politicians realized he had dual citizenship with New Zealand. He moved here as a baby and legit didn’t know but of course you can’t be in politics with dual citizenship so he stepped down immediately. He was my fav so sad :(

Ok so then later that week another politician stepped down too??? She hadn’t noticed but checked and it turned out she was a dual citizen, so she stepped down.

So now everyone in politics is freaking out/super confused because it appears that like a quarter of our government might have dual citizenship??? But these guys are dicks so no one is stepping down they’re all trying to fight it or sneakily renounce citizenship so they don’t get caught and it’s so amazing like wow no one ever bothered renouncing and we’re a country of immigrants this is cray

And the best part is no one even cares??? Like Australians have collectively shrugged their shoulders and changed the channel on this story. So every week a new pollie is revealed to be ineligible for government and today it’s the deputy prime minister and no one’s batting an eye??? I love Australia. Can you even imagine if like America found out their vice president was illegal??? And we’re down here not caring at all

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service. It is also not to be confused with Armed Forces Day, a U.S. remembrance that also occurs in May, which specifically honors those currently serving in the U.S. military.

Just over 150 years ago Abraham Lincoln, in the last paragraph of his second inaugural address, decreed “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.” From this comes the motto of the VA – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan” – adopted in 1959.

A half century later, in 1919 a year after the end of the first world war, President Woodrow Wilson penned a message expressing “T o us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with - solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service, and with gratitude for the victory…”. November 11th was celebrated around the world as “Armistice Day”. Eventually it was officially made a legal holiday in 1938, a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day’. It continued to be celebrated as a day for remembering all of those who died fighting in WWI.

In 1945 a veteran of WWII, Raymond Weeks, approached several politicians and celebrities, including then Gen. Dwight D Eisenhower about expanding Armistice Day to include “all” veterans. No official activity occurred as Weeks initiated the first annual celebration beginning in 1947. After the end of the Korean War U.S. Representative Ed Rees from Emporia, Kansas, presented a bill establishing the holiday through Congress, and President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill into law on May 26, 1954. The bill was amended within a week renaming Armistice Day as Veterans Day.  While the holiday is commonly printed as Veteran’s Day or Veterans’ Day in calendars and advertisements (spellings that are grammatically acceptable), the United States Department of Veterans Affairs states that the attributive(no apostrophe) rather than the possessive case is the official spelling “because it is not a day that 'belongs’ to veterans, it is a day for honoring all veterans.

Social media sites the P5 cast use

This is short but I write it at midnight cause I couldn’t sleep! ENJOY THIS FROM SLEEP DEPRIVED GEORGIA!))

•he’s a Twitter boy
•I mean come on, isn’t that much obvious
•it’s the perfect way to keep track on everyone
•AKA he trolls politicians 24/7 seven days a week

•he uses discord and Instagram a lot
•Instagram is mostly selfies and dumb as photos of him and the gang doing dumb ass things while he uses discord for group chats
•Ryuji stop posting gym selfies
•Ryuji stop post yourself doing somewhat illegal stuff online

•kind of obvious, she had quiet the following on Instagram
•total makeup and model account
•every photo is perfect and all the captions have emojis and like twenty hashtags
•Starbucks, flowers and selfies

•honestly hardly uses any social medias, he has them but he’s barely on it
•I could see him having an art blog on tumblr
•he just posts his paintings up on his blog and just ignores the post from there on
•doesn’t even realise he has over 10,000 followers

•she is like a mother on Facebook and just post those positive quotes/memes
•you know the ones on the mum Facebook where minions seem to be on unrelated ‘funny’ memes
•yeah she posts that

•reddit and 4chan
•I mean really? Did you expect anything less?
•Futaba doesn’t play on the internet. She plays the internet

•Tumblr as well
•all pastel and flower aesthetic
•may use Instagram for the same reason every now and again
•she so pure online

•Twitter for his 'fanbase’ he’ll try and post daily to keep his fans happy
•he does enjoy it but it gets tiring after awhile
•but he spends most of his time on reddit
•he can spend ours on there just scrolling

•he has an account in every single site
•his user name always revolves around the phantom thieves
•please stop this poor baby, he’s trying to hard to be a phantom
•just let him join guys

bowlerhatwearer  asked:

Alice, do you have many famous customers in your bar, like actors, singers, dancers, poets, politicans etc? I mean, is it a hot spot for High Society with lots of rumours?

“I’m flattered you think so highly of Sanctuary! But I try to keep things a little more mellow than that. Sanctuary is home first and foremost, I don’t want to create too charged an environment.

That said, we have had many famous people inside Sanctuary! Toons, mostly. Some are even regulars. Many of my pictures of famous toons were taken right here, or added after they first came to visit!

However, many toons - famous or no - are in the entertainment industry, so of course I have many actors, singers and dancers in Sanctuary every week. Politicians and poets are a bit less common.” -AA

The fact that American citizens have to do the thinking for a lot of politicians is crazy. Like every week we’re the ones tasked with calling our reps coming up with reasons why a new bill shouldn’t be passed. It’s like critical thinking escapes them. If it takes thousands of people and a bunch of petitions for a senator to realize that hey this isn’t in the best thing for the people I represent and all the complaints given are small common sense arguments maybe we should reevaluate our political system and who we put in charge because clearly these people are not our representatives and are only in these positions for personal gain.


Originally posted by lenazorel

Lena x reader

Request: A Lena x reader imagine based off the song Skeletons by James Arthur

There were certain things from Lena’s past that she never told you about.

She was afraid you would hate the person she used to be and fall out of love with the person she became.

When her mother came to town it all fell apart.

She didn’t approve of you dating her daughter so she purposely spilled all of Lena’s demons which led to a fight about keeping secrets from each other and ended in you two not talking for a week.

You were surprised to see Lena in the audience when you were accepting your award for an article you had written weeks ago about whether politicians should be judged on their past voting records or how they vote now.

This was your first article that went viral and Lena knew just how nervous you were about today.

Everyone clapped as you were handed the award and you started your speech. 

You took a deep breath and all your nerves seemed to wash away when you looked to Lena and she was smiling wide at you.

“People change, no one is the same person they were ten years ago so why should politicians be an exception?,” you said confidently to the audience, “the stances they had on an issue ten years ago might not be the same stance they hold today. There’s a hidden thing that you don’t see. They call them skeletons but don’t be scared of them.” 

You looked directly at Lena during the final part of your speech, “People grow, they become a better version of themselves then compared to who they were yesterday and we shouldn’t judge them when they acknowledge their past mistakes.”

You ended off your speech with the typical thank you’s and acknowledgements. 

Cameras flashed and people stood up and cheered.

You waved and walked off stage.

Lena stood up from her seat and quietly made her way out of the auditorium as they moved onto the next award.

“That was a nice speech,” she said approaching you backstage.

“Thanks,” you said smiling, “I uh, didn’t think you were coming today.” 

“How could I miss you getting your first award,” she chuckled. 

“You know… I meant everything I said up there… I’m not going to judge you on what you did in the past,” you told her softly, “I fell in love with the Lena I met a year ago, the Lena who’s growing and constantly challenging the impossible.”

“So my skeletons don’t scare you?” she asked quizzically.

“Not at all.”

She smiled and leaned in to kiss you and everything fell back into place, skeletons and all. 

The one good thing about the German crisis: We now learn what our President is actually capable of. Usually he is just the representing guy, like the Queen is. Now he actually has political power, because he is the one who has to decide what happens next. Merkel as a minority chancellor? New elections? A totally different chancellor? It’s up to him. He decides and he appoints. 

standinthesunwithmeolake  asked:

There is SO much wrong with the story the media is telling. Posts weeks ago predicting this event, and that politicians were gonna call for stricter security/metal detectors/etc all so a certain company could make billions... that co is now all over the news and ads promoting its business today. Reports of several hotels being told there were active shooters inside their hotels and hearing gunshots inside. No muzzle flash. The windows DON'T OPEN ON 32ND FLOOR. This is fishy. Please research it.

hmmmmmm i don’t wanna jump to conspiracies that quick bc it’s too soon. but the whole terrorist sending 100k to the phillipines a week before he committed the attack makes me scratch my head. his “gf” is our only hope to spill real teas and give us the full story. 

New Tradition (Jack x Reader)

Summary: Jack takes you to Thanksgiving with the Newsies

TW: mentions of not having a family?

Tags: @im-way-too-many-fandoms

A/N: Better late than never, right?

Masterlist Mobile Masterlist

Jack gently runs his fingers through your hair, as the sun creeps through the window. You stir slightly and roll over so that you are completely pressed against his side. He longed to wake up to this every morning and was incredibly happy that, so far, you have. You slowly wake up and give him a quick kiss.

He smiles, pulling you up so that you are sitting up next to him. “Good morning, baby.”

You rest your head on his shoulder. “What are you thinking about?”

That was another he loved. You always knew what was going on and never danced around the issue. He always swore you would be the perfect politician. “This week is Thanksgiving.”


“You still haven’t met my family,” he states before quickly following with, “Not that it matters. It’s just that we’ve gotten pretty serious, and I know they would love you.”

Keep reading

Faster Than A Speeding Bullet

A/N - Hoo boy, I’m nervous about posting this one XD OK, so - I happen to be a giant superhero geek, and as such, Superhero AUs are basically my crack. I’ve got a million of them in my head and they’re all pretty damn cliche, but I love them all the same. And this fic was inspired by one I randomly came up with one day after I had a) read a bunch of old-school Wonder Woman comics, and b) watched a FH video where Adam wore his glasses and a polo shirt and for some reason, I thought he looked like a hapless cynical reporter-dude. Be warned - this ain’t a serious fic, it’s goofy as all hell because I wanted it to be like an old 40′s comic book. Also, I just kinda love the idea of badass superheroines with non-powered dude love interests, so that informed a lot of this madness too. I hope that some of you folks out there can enjoy this and it’s not just my dumb, bizarre fantasy that only appeals to lil’ ol’ me.

Pairing - Adam x Reader

Warnings - Some violence (but no gore), guns, weapons, mentions of sex, use of the phrase ‘‘Golly gosh’‘, hapless handsome man with glasses

Word Count - 4, 712

Keep reading