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Whatever you do today definitely don’t fax a copy of Coretta Scott King’s letter to Mitch McConnell’s office at (202) 224-2499. It might jam the lines and that’d be a shame.
Don’t call his office at (202) 224-2541 and read the entire letter to whoever or whatever answers.
I’d also advise not mailing a TON of copies of the letter to his office until it looks like an assault from Hogwarts. The address you definitely wouldn’t send that to is:
Sen. Mitch McConnell
317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

‘Die-in’ protesters dragged away from McConnell’s office

Dramatizing fears that Senate Republican’s Better Care Reconciliation Act’s cuts to Medicaid would prevent millions of low income Americans from accessing life-saving care, activism group ADAPT dramatized what those deaths could look like — in front of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office doors.

Capitol police were then forced to drag away dozens of protestors who were lying on the floor feigning death.

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A protester is removed by police

Stephanie Woodward, of Rochester, NY, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, is removed from a sit-in at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office as she and other disability rights advocates protest proposed funding caps to Medicaid, Thursday, June 22, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

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A man is removed from a sit-in

A man is removed from a sit-in outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office as they protest proposed cuts to Medicaid, Thursday, June 22, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

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Police lead away a protester

A protester is escorted by police after being arrested during a demonstration outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s constituent office after Senate Republicans unveiled their healthcare bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 22, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

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Police remove a protester

People are removed from a sit-in outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office as they protest proposed cuts to Medicaid, Thursday, June 22, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

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A protestor is removed from a sit-in

A protestor is removed from a sit-in outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office where they protested proposed cuts to Medicaid, Thursday, June 22, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

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Police prepare to remove a protester

Capitol Police prepare to remove a man from a sit-in of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office, as he and others protest proposed caps to Medicaid Thursday, June 22, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

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Police escort a protester away

A protester is escorted by police away from a demonstration outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s constituent office after Senate Republicans unveiled their healthcare bill in Washington, June 22, 2017. (Photo: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

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The soles of a man’s sneakered feet are seen as he is removed by Capitol Police from a sit-in of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office, as he and others protest proposed caps to Medicaid Thursday, June 22, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

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A protester is led away

A demonstrator in a wheelchair protesting cuts to Medicaid is led from the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by a U.S. Capitol police officer at the Russell Senate Office building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, June 22, 2017. (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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A protestor shouts

A protestor against the Senate Republican’s draft healthcare bill shouts outside the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 22, 2017. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

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A protester is escorted away

U.S. Capitol Police remove a protester from in front of the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) inside the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, on June 22, 2017 in Washington. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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A protester is wheeled away

A demonstrator in a wheelchair protesting cuts to Medicaid is led from the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by a U.S. Capitol police officer at the Russell Senate Office building in Washington on Thursday, June 22, 2017. (Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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feelingsandopinions  asked:

I LOVE the chancellor Obi-Wan series! I reread it all the time because tortured Obi-Wan is great, but his personal hell of becoming a politician while preventing everything is even better. But that last line, wow. Why do I get the feeling the assassination is going to happen while Skyguy and Snips are away? But would that mean that Obi Wan gets to show off all his amazing jedi moves in front of the Senate? And remind them he's The Negotiator but also a superb fighter???

Anonymous said:
Im suddenly thinking of imprompto skydiving when the next assasionation attempt goes off in Bail’s office. Unless it is poision or toxic chemicals.

Anonymous said:
So, SC Obi has had two attempts on his life so far? Only two? No others getting caught before they get to Obi? One of Palps assassin plans interrupted by some other opportunist who fails miserably (and then more Palp-is-suffering?) Or frustration on the investegators parts at these unrelated to the first two attempts?

I wouldn’t think that two assassination attempts warrants an “only”, considering what a short time Obi-Wan has been in power. It is, in fact, a huge amount of attempts. After all, a lot of political leaders have gone their entire careers without a single assassination attempt. ;)

So here we are! An update! Finally! Assassination attempt #3!

I’ve had the text finished-ish for some time, but I’ve been editing and editing and editing until I now. Shout-out to my girl @dendral for looking it over so I could stop banging my head against it! 

This ficlet ended at a whooping 5.7k, so hopefully it will feel worth the wait.

WARNING: this story contains the aftermath of an explosion, as such there will be some descriptions of injuries caused by it, mentions of death, as well as the contemplation of death and dying

If there’s anything you think i missed in my warning, I’m sorry, just let me know and I’ll fix it.

Here we go!

Obi-Wan thinks back to the previous night. He slept well, knowing that Master Yoda was watching over him, though he cannot help the feeling of shame that washes over him. He shouldn’t need Master Yoda’s help like this. He’s dealt with his prescience since he was a child, he should be used to it by now.

He tries to accept the feeling and let it go. He knows that Master Yoda would likely smack his shin with the gimer stick and say something about there being no shame in needing help, and how asking for it shows greater wisdom than breaking your back trying to carry all burdens on your own.

The thought almost makes him feel a phantom ache in his shin, and he smiles. Shaking his head to clear his thoughts, Obi-Wan turns back to the matter at hand.

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Revenge of the Sith | Deleted Scene | Othello and Iago

Supreme Chancellor Palpatine’s subtle but deadly turning of Anakin Skywalker to the Dark Side of the Force was originally even more multi-layered than what was eventually shown in REVENGE OF THE SITH. Darth Sidious’s use of jealousy, like Iago’s deliberate and vicious fracturing of Othello and Desdemona’s tragic love in William Shakespeare’s classic play, was expected to be one of the main dramatic elements to have been seen in EPISODE III. In fact, a similar sub-plot was filmed in which Anakin, meeting Palpatine on the landing pad outside the senate building, is told by the Chancellor that Obi-Wan’s decisions are being influenced by a “female senator” (whom an anxious Anakin realises is Padmé Amidala). An earlier scripted element of jealousy by Anakin was cut from a prior scene in the film just before Padme tells him that she is pregnant. Unfortunately, this filmed scene, which also featured a brief cameo appearance from Ahmed Best as Jar Jar Binks, never made it to the finished movie.  

100 EXT. CORUSCANT-CITYSCAPE-CHANCELLOR’S TRANSPORT-DAY

The Chancellor’s Transport races through the city and heads for the Senate Office Building landing platform. Waiting on the landing platform is a LONE JEDI. The Transport lands, and CHANCELLOR PALPATINE emerges with FOUR ROYAL GUARDS and MAS AMEDDA. The FOUR ROYAL GUARDS move off in another direction as PALPATINE greets ANAKIN, who has been waiting for him.

PALPATINE
Well, Anakin, did you see your friend off?

ANAKIN
He will soon have Grievous’s head.

PALPATINE
We can only hope the Council didn’t make a mistake.

ANAKIN
The Council was very sure in its decision.

They exit the landing platform.

101 INT. CORUSCANT-SENATE OFFICE BUILDING-MAIN HALLWAY-DAY
They enter the main hallway of the Senate Office Building. They pass SEVERAL SENATORS, including REPRESENTATIVE JAR JAR BINKS from Naboo.

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Sneaking more fanfic onto the interwebs

I was bored at work today – or maybe I just feel so defeated anymore that I didn’t want to deal with the neverending drama that is the newscycle. So I decided to write something nice to distract myself. Unbeta’d. 

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“Uh, hi. My name is Darcy Lewis. I’m here to see Sam Wilson?” Darcy said to the young man at the reception desk. He looked younger than her – an intern, maybe. He nodded and pushed a button on his phone.

“He’s expecting you Ms. Lewis,” he said. “He’ll be right out.”

She nodded and took a seat on the sofa. She’d brought a folder with her resume and college transcript. She didn’t know if she needed it or not – but honestly she didn’t know what she was even doing there. She’d been supporting herself after college with a healthy balance of temp jobs and not a little of help from her parents. Her best friend’s boyfriend said a guy he knew from school needed an assistant and encouraged her to give them a call.

The guy was New York’s junior senator. She’d laughed in his stupidly beautiful face, but she’d taken the number anyway.

She’d called and once she explained how she found out about the job they asked her to come down for an interview.

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Yates, tear gas, lemurs & more – it happened today: May 8 in pictures

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates testify to the Senate Judicary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 8, 2017 in Washington, DC; An opposition supporter throws tear gas at riot police during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela; Protesters stage a die-in during a rally near the Presidential Palace to protest the “extrajudicial killings” under President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called war on drugs which coincided with the U.N. Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 8, 2017 in Manila, Philippines; People carry a victim on a stretcher out of the scene of a car bomb explosion in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia; and, A flock of young lemurs climb a tree at their enclosure in the Wroclaw Zoo, in Wroclaw, Poland.

These are just a few of the photos of the day for May 8, 2017.

(Photos: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters, Bullit Marquez/AP,  Said Yusuf Warsame/EPA, Macie J. Kulczynski/EPA)

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Another update! Here we go, y’all. The rescue in action!  There remains references to the injuries described in the previous ficlet, but it’s not as graphic.

Warning: This deals with the aftermath of an explosion.

Vokara Che is drinking a glass of water when it happens.

The Force shrieks, tearing through her, and in her shock her grip on the glass slips. It crashes against the floor of the Halls of Healing, splintering into a million pieces and splashing water everywhere. She pays it no attention, still lost in the feeling that washed over her through the Force.

Coming back to herself, Vokara looks around the Halls; all the other healers have stopped just as she did, looking around as if searching for danger—which means Vokara was not the only one who felt it. That is interesting, but also horrifying in its implications. What in the core worlds happened?

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📱outgoing | juliette & open
  • Juliette: Is it just me or does the entire floor smell like pancakes?
  • Juliette: Now I really want pancakes.
Trump: James Clapper said I have no Russia connections. Clapper: No I didn’t.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies before the Senate Judicary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump has tried to tamp down the growing controversy over his campaign’s ties to Russia by deliberately misrepresenting comments from James Clapper, formerly the nation’s top spy. On Friday, Clapper began pushing back — and added his voice to the chorus of officials and lawmakers from both parties who worry that there’s more still to come out about possible collusion between the Trump team and the Kremlin during the campaign. Read more

Things are heating up a bit, I hope y’all are ready for this. Let’s go!

“I’ll be heading out for my next assignment in three days,” Mace tells the gathered Council members as they look over the galactic holomap, all current ongoing skirmishes marked out in red and all Republic fleets and troops in green.

“I’m afraid I’m a bit behind with the updates regarding other battles than those of my own fleet. What system will you be heading towards?” Plo Koon asks, eyes on the holomap, one finger idly and gently tapping against the map frame.

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This is Padme Amidala:

 

She is an astonishingly accomplished young woman, who in her short life has been already the youngest-ever elected Queen of her planet, a daring partisan guerrilla, and a measured, articulate, and persuasive voice of reason in the Republic Senate.

 

But she is, at this moment, none of these things.

 

She can still play at them-she pretends to be a Senator, she still wields the moral authority of a former Queen, and she is not shy about using her reputation for fierce physical courage to her advantage in political debate-but her inmost reality, the most fundamental, unbreakable core of her being, is something entirely different.

 

She is Anakin Skywalker’s wife.

 

Yet wife is a word too weak to carry the truth of her; wife is such a small word, such a common word, a word that can come from a downturned mouth with so many petty, unpleasant echoes. For Padme Amidala, saying 1 am Anakin Skywalker’s wife is saving neither more nor less than I am alive.

 

Her life before Anakin belonged to someone else, some lesser being to be pitied, some poor impoverished spirit who could never suspect how profoundly life should be lived.

 

Her real life began the first time she looked into Anakin Sky-walker’s eyes and found in there not the uncritical worship of little Annie from Tatooine, but the direct, unashamed, smoldering passion of a powerful Jedi: a young man, to be sure, but every centimeter a man-a man whose legend was already growing within the Jedi Order and beyond. A man who knew exactly what he wanted and was honest enough to simply ask for it; a man strong enough to unroll his deepest feelings before her without fear and without shame. A man who had loved her for a decade, with faithful and patient heart, while he waited for the act of destiny he was sure would someday open her own heart to the fire in his.

 

But though she loves her husband without reservation, love does not blind her to his faults. She is older than he, and wise enough to understand him better than he does himself. He is not a perfect man: he is prideful, and moody, and quick to anger-but these faults only make her love him the more, for his every flaw is more than balanced by the greatness within him, his capacity for joy and cleansing laughter, his extraordinary generosity of spirit, his passionate devotion not only to her but also in the service of every living being.

 

He is a wild creature who has come gently to her hand, a vine tiger purring against her cheek. Every softness of his touch, every kind glance or loving word is a small miracle in itself. How can she not be grateful for such gifts?

 

This is why she will not allow their marriage to become public knowledge. Her husband needs to be a Jedi. Saving people is what he was born for; to take that away from him would cripple every good thing in his troubled heart.

 

Now she holds him in their infinite kiss with both arms tight around his neck, because there is a cold dread in the center of her heart that whispers this kiss is not infinite at all, that it’s only a pause in the headlong rush of the universe, and when it ends, she will have to face the future.

 

And she is terrified.

 

Because while he has been away, everything has changed.

 

Today, here in the hallway of the Senate Office Building, she brings him news of a gift they have given each other-a gift of joy, and of terror. This gift is the edge of a knife that has already cut their past from their future.

 

For these long years they have held each other only in secret, only in moments stolen from the business of the Republic and the war; their love has been the perfect refuge, a long quiet afternoon, warm and sunny, sealed away from fear and doubt, from duty and from danger. But now she carries within her a planetary terminator that will end their warm afternoon forever and leave them blind in the oncoming night.

 

She is more, now, than Anakin Skywalker’s wife.

 

She is the mother of Anakin Skywalker’s unborn child.

At this period in their marriage, Jackie often worked with Jack in his office–Room 362 in the Old Senate Office Building, directly across the hall from Vice President Richard Nixon. She helped him select what she thought he should read and drafted replies to letters from constituents. “This was a real working session in his office,” says Suero of the Thursday morning shoot on May 6. “It wasn’t set up for the camera. Jackie was helping him read and edit materials.”

Oh boy, here we go! 

Padmé stares at the clock on her bedside table. She knows it’s time to get up and get ready to face the day, but she… She doesn’t want to. She wants to stay in bed and just pull her duvet over her head and not leave her room until at least tomorrow.

The room is still dark, the blinds drawn with not a bit of outside light allowed inside.

She’s tired, she’s sad… She’s angry. Angry with herself for allowing things to go this far.

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Throwback Thursday to a time in my life when I was really lonely and depressed so I threw myself in to a ton of activities with strangers and went to the bar almost every night to hang out with the bartenders so I wouldn’t think about offing myself.
1. The Last Nicolicorn as lead jammer!
2. The Last Nicolicorn cheesing it up.
3. Me in the senate office building acting like I belong there. I was lobbying Alabama senators about a separation of church and state issue. (I can’t remember what is was, some religious exemption of some sort that applied to doctors and allowed them to not mention treatment options that were against their religion I believe)
4. Me doing stand up to an audience of 250+. That’s a PBR on the stool. It was like my fifth one. I couldn’t get on stage without a good buzz on. Sober I would be like Dee in Always Sunny (gagging on stage due to stage fright).