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Well, now I’m just really tired and I want to do nothing other than think about the first time Washington actually takes Alex out to a real dinner (perhaps to celebrate the end of the shutdown???) and then takes him home to his own D.C. apartment instead of fucking in the office or a hotel room, so, like, here we are.

I’ve ruined my own life. Now you’ve seen it.

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July 28th 1914: Austria-Hungary Declares War on Serbia

The front page of The Washington Times above reports that following the unsatisfactory Serbian response to Austria’s July Ultimatum the Austro-Hungarian Empire have declared war on Serbia.  

The Ultimatum had been drafted to be unacceptable and while Serbia had agreed to all but one of the ten demands Austria took the opportunity to declare war on the small Balkan state on its southern border.   With Germany and Austro-Hungary declining to take part in suggested mediation talks. The declaration of war would suck Russia, Serbia’s ally, into the conflict forcing them to mobilise their forces.  

The resulting mobilisations snowballed Europe into a total war the likes of which it had never seen.  Following Germany’s declaration of war on Russia war between the rest of Europe’s major powers was inevitable.

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Moonie Times' Pruden: "Unlike A Man Her Age, Hillary Clinton 'Is Getting Past Her Sell-By Date'"

The Washington Times’ Wesley Pruden launched a sexist attack against Hillary Clinton, claiming that while a man her age is “not particularly old,” a woman in public life like Clinton “is getting past her sell-by date.”

Discussing speculation that Clinton might run for president in 2016, Washington Times’ editor emeritus Wesley Pruden, began his September 24 column by noting that Clinton's interview with New York magazine had revived speculation on her political plans, adding, “the lady knows how to keep everyone guessing. Only her roots are showing.” Pruden concluded by saying that Clinton’s age is “not particularly old for a man” but “a woman in public life is getting past her sell-by date”. 

h/t: MMFA

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instead of doing something i dont know, productive? I DREW EVERYONE AS BIRDS. WELCOME TO THE FUCKIGN BIRD AU GUYS

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this team is so delightful

  • Washington:One last time. Relax, have a drink with me. One last time. Let’s take a break tonight. And then we’ll teach them how to say goodbye. To say goodbye. You and I....
  • Hamilton:No, sir why?
  • *lights dim*
  • *melody changes*
  • Washington:Seriously, these kids need to learn there are consiquesnces in life. I am doing my job. I am doing it right. I am making it better by saying goodbye.
Tumblr Dash Confession

Whenever posts complaining about something The Washington Times has published or written appear on my dash, I don’t even read them because I’m mystified as to why anyone would take that “newspaper” seriously or even label it “media”.

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Federal government agencies spend billions on self-promotion
The federal government for years has been using Americans’ tax dollars to pay for its own PR through carefully coordinated marketing campaigns, to the tune of billions of dollars.
By The Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com

“In fact, the U.S. government employs so many public affairs officers that it ranks as the second-largest public relations firm in the world in terms of the number of employees.”

Hero Time: All that Goes Around

Disclaimer: Red vs Blue and related characters are the property of Rooster Teeth.
Warnings:
Language, Canon-typical violence, Alien-MPREG
Pairings:
Tuckington
Rating:
T
Synopsis:
[Vigilante AU] Tucker’s life has been weird for a while. Weird enough that finding a brightly clad jackass bleeding out in the restaurant’s dumpster isn’t probably the weirdest thing that’s going to happen to him that day. Shenanigans ensued pretty readily.

A/N: Based on [this picture] by @ashleystlawrence and the initial prompting of @goodluckdetective.

So I ended up shifting around some of the events for the finale around but it all worked out for the better I do believe. It makes the next chapter a bit more explosive, shall we say, and keeps this one’s focus on what matters: idiotic banter that I absolutely love to write between the characters. 

And special thanks for the feedback to @the-anonymous-fangirl, @secretlystephaniebrown, @solipsisticwanderer, @freshzombiewriter, @ambi-deer-ate@analiarvb, @ashleystlawrence, Yin, HappyFunBallXD, Halo_Freak, NutellaoMutt, Beawolfs_Pen, @bigword-sadword, and AriRashkae on  AO3 and tumblr!

Leaving his son in the hands of his friends was easily one of most difficult things Tucker did in his entire life, and that alone was what was leaving him winded and dizzy as he made his stumbling way toward the exit of the warehouse again. At least, he would have very much preferred that being the source of it all rather than thinking it could possibly be his prolonged blood loss, the pain of his jostled broken arm, or the reality of a probable concussion.

Those things would have been harder to get over even with the very positive and very forced outlook that his friends could have been totally capable of saving his son and Grif. As well as disarming Tex and saving the day.

Maybe. 

Stopping short of the door, Tucker wheezed and leaned back against the wall, staring to the bullet holes from earlier. 

“What am I doing?” he asked.

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It’s time for the NFL to invite Janet Jackson back to the Super Bowl
The National Football League tossed Janet Jackson under the bus in 2004 and has been trying to forget her wardrobe malfunction ever since. It's time for them to make amends.
By https://www.facebook.com/alyssa.rosenberg?fref=nf&pnref=story

This article is all truth

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Washington Times  Dredges Up Zombie Attacks On Southern Poverty Law Center | Equality Matters

The Washington Times repeated the myth that the FBI has ended its relationship with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), ignoring that the FBI had already debunked that claim and distorting SPLC’s work against domestic hate groups.

In a March 28 editorial, the Times savagely attacked SPLC founder Morris Dees - asserting that he founded the nonprofit in part “to get rich” - baselessly charging that SPLC defines “hate crimes” as “Christian opposition to same-sex marriage.” The Times then applauded the FBI for cutting off ties with the group - something it didn’t actually do:

The SPLC never identifies the hate groups about to engulf the land, who they are or where they are assembling their regiments of engulfers. With the Ku Klux Klan shrinking to insignificance, the SPLC, which is thought to be sitting on a treasury of a quarter of a billion dollars, has lately turned its lurid appeals to prosperous but frightened gays.

“Hate crimes” by SPLC definition now include Christian opposition to same-sex marriage.

This week it emerged that the FBI, which has included SPLC data as “a resource,” has finally severed its link with the organization and dumped SPLC from the bureau’s Hate Crime Web page.

The FBI offered no explanation of why now, but the dumping follows appeals of 15 family groups to Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. and FBI Director James B. Comey to sever the connection. We think that was a good day’s work.

In just a few sentences, the Times’ editorial board peddles a number of blatant lies about the SPLC.

SPLC does identify hundreds of prominent hate groups across the U.S., which is why it’s so despised by right-wing extremists to begin with.  

SPLC doesn’t considering opposing marriage equality to be a hate crime. The SPLC has identified extreme anti-gay organizations like the Family Research Council (FRC) and American Family Association (AFA) as hate groups because they peddle anti-LGBT smears and misinformation, not because they oppose marriage equality. Despite its strident anti-gay stances, for instance, even the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) isn’t on the SPLC’s list of hate groups.

Meanwhile, the Times’ claim that the FBI chose to “sever [its] connection” with the SPLC is merely the latest sign that the paper’s editorial board is impervious to factsparticularly when it comes to LGBT issues.

While right-wing media gleefully pounced on the FBI’s decision to remove non-government organizations from a list of “resource” groups on a civil rights page, that decision applied to all non-government organizations, including groups like the Anti-Defamation League, equally. The bureau’s website still lists the SPLC as a “public outreach” partner in the fight against hate crimes.  Days before the Times published its editorial, the FBI contradicted the right-wing media narrative that by telling the Daily Caller that the bureau continues to receive support “from a variety of organizations,” but had simply “elected not to identify those groups on the civil rights page.”

Nowhere in its editorial did the Times even acknowledge that the FBI had corrected the record. The paper’s pattern of rabid homophobia is disturbing enough, but its willingness to lie in the service of bigotry is even more appalling.

H/T: Luke Brinker at Equality Matters