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He was a far more complex and devious man than most people realized, and in the best sense of those words…His mind was quick and facile. His thoughts far outraced his speech and this gave rise to his frequent ‘scrambled syntax’ which more perceptive critics should have recognized as the mark of a far-ranging and versatile mind rather than an indication of poor training in grammar.
—  Former Vice President Richard Nixon, on President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s personality and temperament, Six Crises (BOOK | KINDLE), 1962 

Donald Trump replaces inaugural announcer who filled role since 1957

  • Charlie Brotman has announced every presidential inauguration since 1957. That’s 11 presidents starting with Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • He will not be in charge of the job at Trump’s inauguration this year.
  • Instead, inaugural officials picked “D.C.-based freelance announcer, audio engineer and producer” Steve Ray, a Trump supporter. 
  • Brotman, who announced at the inauguration of , has been instead offered the role of “Announcer Chairman Emeritus.”
  • Brotman was told of the switch-up via email.
  • “I’ve been doing this for 60 years,” Brotman told WJLA. “… I was destroyed.” Read more

mxxnslayersdaughter  asked:

You know, I'm not usually for BryKe bashing or favoring one ship over the other, but I just remembered in one of the audio commentaries I have this memory of them comparing Zutara and Kataang to the election, and that most Zutara shippers were Republican. I can't be a 100 percent sure if that's true, or if it was something they said to get people off their backs about the ships because of party stigmas. Have any thoughts on their statement?

Originally posted by gigihadiid

Any thoughts on the statement? Oh boy, do I

Now I know you aren’t sure if this is true, so I’m going to extend my hand to the Zutara fandom, and ask if anyone else recalls this, has somewhere we can look for evidence of it, etc. Also, for discussion purposes, I’m going to go on the assumption it is true. But, again, disclaimer, it may not be. 

First of all, mixing politics with an entertainment career can be messy. Personally, I don’t think it’s wise for celebrities to bring up politics into their careers. They aren’t politicians. They’re just people with no expertise with opinions like you and me. They’re no one to look to for political wisdom. Some might have some prowess, but largely, they’re just your average Joe. Sticking your nose into politics as an entertainer is always going to anger someone, and make your business lose its market. I know my opinion is controversial, and people think celebrities should use their status to help “influence the world”, but nine times out of ten, if they’re smart, they should shut up. They don’t know what they’re talking about. 

This statement is offensive on about nine-hundred different levels. First of all, they’re categorizing something as black and white. This is something they seem to like to do. The other Avatar writers went out of the way to show that good and evil is complex and gray and interesting and real. Bryke tried to compartmentalize it and dumb it down– i.e. the Zuko lineage reveal with Roku and Sozin that wasn’t initially planned, or more infamously, that horrible comic: The Promise.

Bryke is making some big judgmental distinction here in deeming all Republicans as “evil”, and all Democrats as “good”. This is something (I’m going to get knifed for saying this) tumblr tends to do. Not only is immature, silly, and ignorant– it’s counterproductive. You can’t go around labeling everyone you disagree with as an “evil bigot”. That won’t get anyone anywhere. It eliminates intellectual discussion and heeds progressiveness. It’s just stupid. Both sides of the political spectrum are bearers of great evil and great good. It’s the human nature– and the rest is just opinion, really. We can debate until the cows come home as long as we’re civil, but it’s the narrow-minded and less bright of us that stick to disadvantageous finger-pointing and name-calling like we’re bullies in the recess yard.

For example: during WWII, President FDR, a renowned liberal president, used an executive order, something I believe that was an overreach of his executive power, to instill Japanese Internment Camps. That was evil. That was something the left did, and ignores

For the right, there’s President Andrew Jackson, also renowned and on the twenty dollar bill. He ordered the infamous Trail of Tears, which is more widely known than the Internment Camps for whatever reason. It was also evil and wrong. The right still lauds Jackson like the left praises FDR. Neither side likes these inconvenient truths. 

More dramatically for the evil: there’s Communism, very evil on the left, and Fascism on the right- very evil. 

For the good, a right-wing president, Dwight D. Eisenhower instilled great programs like the Interstate Highways, Education Programs, and he was one of the biggest initiators of the desegregation of schools, most notably the incident at Little Rock, AK where he sent in troops to make sure the black students had a peaceful transition to the recently-desegregated white school. That was good. 

For the left, there’s President Carter, who had a lot of shortcomings as a political leader that left him appearing weak, but he was a good person. He was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts towards aiding human rights and protecting people around the world. That was good. 

Even still for all these men, there are gray for them. Eisenhower did problematic things in the Korean War, and Carter had a horrible time with the Iranian Hostage Crisis. FDR helped end WWII, and Andrew Jackson was a founding father who advanced Democracy. Things are gray, and then it comes down past morals to a matter of opinion- such as economic ideas of hands on vs. lassiez-faire economics. 

So that’s my problem first and foremost. My next problem is what they’re trying to do besides the political aspect. They’re, again, playing the black and white game. They’re saying Republicans are bad, and the people shipping what we don’t like are bad, therefore they are Republicans. Like, I’m sorry, but…

Originally posted by trillxlife-style

First- the majority of Avatar fans are children and teenagers. To ostracize kids in a separation of good and evil and assign them political views that match yours based on which couple of fictional kids they like is frankly……… bizarre? It’s so weird that these grown men are labeling kids, mostly little girls, by party affiliation and deeming them good or bad accordingly. Once again, Bryke takes the shipping a step too far. They did it when they mocked the kids’ fanart they worked hard on in praise of THEIR show, as you know, a compliment. They called them crazy and other names all the time. It was sexist, unprofessional, juvenile, and rude. Bryke may have made an amazing show, but they’re mediocre writers as Legend of Korra shows us, and they’re terrible people. 

They sound like a bunch of uneducated halfwits, and the fact they love harassing  young girls shows a lot about their own shipping preferences, honestly.

Originally posted by totaldivasepisodes

Meeting with you now, in front of one of the newest and most beautiful buildings in Washington, it is fitting that we re-dedicate ourselves to the peaceful progress of all men under God.

And I should like to assure you, my Islamic friends, that under the American Constitution, under American tradition, and in American hearts, this Center, this place of worship, is just as welcome as could be a similar edifice of any other religion. Indeed, America would fight with her whole strength for your right to have here your own church and worship according to your own conscience.

The concept is indeed part of America, and without that concept we would be something else than what we are.

—  President Dwight D. Eisenhower, speech at the opening of the Islamic Center Mosque, Washington, D.C., June 28, 1957.

Eisenhower’s “Military-Industrial Complex” Speech Origins and Significance

Given on January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address, known for its warnings about the growing power of the “military-industrial complex,” was nearly two years in the making. This Inside the Vaults video short follows newly discovered papers revealing that Eisenhower was deeply involved in crafting the speech, which was to become one of the most famous in American history. The papers were discovered by the family of Eisenhower speechwriter Malcolm Moos and donated to the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum. Eisenhower Library director Karl Weissenbach and presidential historian and Foundation for the National Archives board member Michael Beschloss discuss the evolution of the speech.