ts awareness

anonymous asked:

can you please talk about those protections to curtail executive power I'm really, really scared and could use the reassurance thank you


  • Reverse any Supreme Court decision 
    • This includes Obergefell v. Hodges, which made same-sex marriage a constitutional right; Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, which reaffirmed a woman’s right to choose first articulated in Roe v. Wade, another Supreme Court case. Grutter v. Bollinger, which instituted affirmative action, the entire body of Civil Rights case law, plus anything related to due process, including the right of minors to due process, your right to an attorney, Miranda rights, inadmissible evidence, etc.
    • (Even if Trump appoints the worst possible SC nominee, they still can’t reverse any of these decisions without a really significant case coming before the Court with new facts, and then they have to write an opinion stating how this case is different than that other case…it’s unlikely to happen.)
  • Write law or repeal any existing law
    • While traditionally, presidents have exerted influence on the legislative agenda (see, Obama’s role in advancing and promoting the Affordable Care Act) they cannot actually write or pass legislation. Bills, joint resolutions, concurrent resolutions, and simple resolutions must be introduced in the House by a Representative.
    • Presidents cannot strike down law. Only Congress can repeal laws, and only the Supreme Court can strike them down as unconstitutional.
    • Presidential influence is just that—influence.
    • (And if—for example—you are hated by 95% of the party you joined last week, and burned all your goddamn bridges by insulting them at various points in your campaign…..they’re unlikely to partner with you in crafting legislation.)
  • Make any law or declaration that infringes in any way on the rights of the states
    • So in the US, most of the rights are reserved to the states. You name it, it’s a state-run power. Criminal procedure and law? States. Medicare and Medicaid? States. The definition of marriage? States. Insurance, health departments, housing, unemployment benefits, public education, all these are state programs. And the president cannot infringe on those powers given to the states.
    • (This is why down-ticket voting is so important, because Mike Pence as governor of Indiana had 800x the power he’s going to have as VP.)
  • Declare war.
    • This one is the most complicated, because with the advent of our “conflicts” in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, etc. there has been a significant shift in the articulation of the war doctrine, and it is one of the least restricted of the president’s “restricted” powers. But, despite all that, a president still has no power to declare war.
  • Unilaterally appoint heads of administrative departments
  • Unilaterally make treaties with foreign nations

Essentially, while presidents have a lot of power, it’s mostly unofficial—they can’t make sweeping laws, they can’t overturn existing rights, the most they can do is refuse to enforce them (which is absolutely a threat! and a problem!) but we aren’t electing de facto royalty here.

anonymous asked:

what do u hate about twenty one pilots


ok first of all the band/fanbase seems VERY elitist when it comes to ~not being like those OTHER UNINTELLIGENT rappers~ (see: drake, nicki, travie etc)

u notice a theme there lmao (not to mention lane boy is racist af)

another thing is that the fanbase goes on and on and ON about how ~the CLIQUE IS SO ACCEPTING  WE LOVE EVERYONE~ but will defend a LITERAL TRANSPHOBE over listening to ACTUAL trans ppls complaints

yet ANOTHER elitist esque thing is how the band is like “if u abbreviate our band w NUMBERS and dont TYPE IT OUT u dont ~get our band~” like????????

 ok first of all WHAT is the POINT of abbreviations  exactly???? convenience. and they want u to Not do That

second of all there may be people who find it physically easier to process the post when the abbreviation is  typed out in numbers  (be it dyslexia or not being native to english ) and they want u to Not Do That

third of all???? like… let ppl fuckin abbreviate ur fuckin bands title however the FUCK they want FUCK OFF

ok final gripe i have and its just i dont like their music lmao

7.8/10 too much deep not enough Fun

hey guys. i just wanted 2 like. apologise for how i’ve been so tardy concerning…,,,.,. pretty much everything in general. for example. follow backs ( i haven’t checked out everyone who’s followed me yet - but i will! ). asks. ( yikes. i have a ton sitting in my inbox because i got a much bigger reaction than i expected to one ask meme in particular ). not to mention replies ( mega yikes. let’s not go there ), staying in contact with friendos, plotting with mutuals, etc. school is picking up, i’m doing a diving course, i’m reading The Shining, and i also have My Child rhodey to take care of now!! i also want to preserve stuff out of tumblr which i haven’t been doing because i’ve felt so pressured to reply to things, like drawing, writing, minor homework, and so on. so, in conclusion: i am going 2 be a lot more inactive & probably slower in rping so please please be patient with me and trust that yes, i do love our thread/ask meme/plot idea, i’m just coming on a lot less. in the end, activity will pretty much hinge on mood, school, and tiredness in general.

tl;dr: samuel is an idiot who really needs to manage his time better i’m going to be a tad more inactive! and slow(er)! apologies, friends

I feel like asexuals would make great sidekicks for pansexuals. Or pansexuals would make great sidekicks for asexuals. Really, the pansexuals could go either way.


just found this and thought it was really cool


If you’re free my wife and I would love to have you for dinner.


- Furuya-kun pitched well.
- Yeah, he pitched like a true ace.

no but i wanna know about the disabled community in the wizarding world, did they oppose the instant ‘fixes’ of disabled people who weren’t hurt by magic, or did it depend on the impairment

did they advocate for the installation of ramps or lifts in hogwarts

did they campaign for nonverbal spells to be taught to nonverbal kids at a young age

what was their view of St. Mungo’s, did they cry out for community care solutions

what was the disabled movement like, when did it start, did they achieve any success, I have so many questions

Happy Asexual Awareness Week! Here are some of my favorite ace!Cas, Dean/Cas fics in order of word count:

An Angel’s (Lack of) Desire

1,100 words

He had hoped that it was an “angel thing”, despite overwhelming evidence on the contrary (See: Gabriel, Anna), but Castiel’s grace was gone, and he was still as asexual as a human as he was as an angel.

Feather Bed

1,200 words
Major character death

Castiel has taken to sleeping in Dean’s bed.

Ace of Hearts

4,200 words
College au

Castiel is different. He’s known that for years and he has accepted that no one will ever want to be with him. Then Dean Winchester happens.


5,000 words
(Personal favorite)

He tries to explain.

The State of My Heart

5,500 words
High school au

Castiel learns something about his sexuality, and things get complicated.

Music Be the Food

9,700 words
Major character death
Sam/Gabriel side pairing

karass - a group of people who, often unknowingly, are working together to do God’s will.

duprass- a karass composed of only two persons. A duprass “is a valuable instrument for gaining and developing, in the privacy of an interminable love affair, insights that are queer but true.” It “is also a sweetly conceited establishment.” [ 55 ]

― from Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle

How many slams in an old screen door?

15,700 words
College theater au

In which Castiel is a theatre major terrible at first impressions; Dean is a set designer who likes Cas anyway; and the most chaotic production of Les Miserables in history somehow manages to go off without a hitch. Or, just as you should never give a moose a muffin (because he’ll want some jam to go with it), you should never give a blank check to a university theatre department. (Please read the notes)

Of Shampoo and Fruit Flies

17,600 words
Roommate au

Dean’s roommate is not what anyone would call ordinary. Cas is asexual, and autistic, and he frustrates other people with his unrelentingly ‘childish’ ways – but it’s different with Dean: they have an exceptional bond, something truly profound. Dean figures Cas wouldn’t respond to the idea of a crush the way most people would, so he has no intention of telling him he’s been harbouring non-platonic feelings for him for years. Then one night everything falls to pieces: Cas overhears something he wasn’t meant to hear. Things were never normal between the two of them, but now they might never be comfortable again.

In Our Nature

62,200 words
Work in progress
Omega verse

It’s said that when you meet your truemate, every other person dims around them. There’s nothing like it, that base connection, that inescapable, magnetic pull. It’s the ideal, the thing fairy tales and romance novels are built on.

The day Dean Winchester meets Castiel Novak, he’s sure he’s never met someone so far from that ideal.

I think it would be really cool if in Taylor’s next music video the love interest wasn’t just a straight, white, cisnormative, able-bodied male. Like, imagine how cool we could get with diversity and the messages which Taylor’s sending out. With someone who is non-white, we can stop the bullshit rumours that Taylor is “racist” going around. Or someone who is trans or not able-bodied? Imagine how awesome that would be. It would provide actors who are discriminated against roles, and would also help to show all the support which Taylor provides. It would also be a chance for Taylor to turn around and say “you know what, I’m not going with society’s ideas about who should be cast for roles”.

♚ My aromantic story for Aromantic Awarness Week ♚

when i was a kid, life was easy. i had a lot of friends, we laughed and played together.

when i was 11, my best friend told me that she has a crush on a boy. i didn’t know what “crush” really means, but in this moment i felt she’s going somewhere where i can’t follow, so i said “me too”

(i still didn’t understand crushes, but we could talk about the boy together, drew hearts in notebooks and write cheesy poems about him. it was our shared secret, so i guessed it’s just another fun thing to do with your friend)

when i was 13, i met a girl. she was my perfect friend, realization of my dreams. we were together all the time, we held hands while walking streets, we spent many nights lying awake in the bed together just talking about everything and nothing. she had many boyfriends, but i wasn’t jealous, she said she doesn’t love them like she loves me

(many years later, she met a guy, married him and moved with him to another country. i’m still not jealous, but there’s a void in my heart that cannot be filled)

when i was 15, most of my friends already were in romantic relationships. i still didn’t know what being in love is like. but i could talk about people being hot and wanting to have sex with them, so i could fit into conversations about love intrests

(sometimes they’d ask me why i’m still single, and i’d half-jokingly say “maybe i’m just emotionally cold”, even if i knew that there’s sun burning in my heart and waves of passion flowing through my mind)

when i was 17, i gained another friend, and there was something special about him. i wanted to be as close to him as humanly possible, to touch his skin and his soul. we started to date. it was uncomfortable and felt unnatural, but if it was for him, i could endure it. in the end, he broke up with me and all i felt was quiet relief

(since then i tried to date couple of times but finally decided that i’m done with it, because i didn’t enjoy breaking people’s hearts or being accused of leading someone on just because i couldn’t see them in romantic light)

when i was 19, i started to wonder if there’s something wrong with me. my friends started to move in with their partners, planning marriages and lives together, and i still was irked by any romantic notion

(i had to explain myself to friends and family more and more often, especially since i started to be sexually active. “i just don’t feel like settling down yet” i’d say. “don’t worry, you just have to find the right person” they’d comfort me. i’d nod and smile, even if the smile was as fake as their concern)

when i was 21, i stumbled accross the world “aromantic” and suddenly everything made sense.

i’m not broken.

i’m not freak.

i’m myself and i love so many things and people, and my love isn’t less valid than romantic love.

i still have to deal with amatonormativity, with not always positive reactions to coming out, with people questioning my orientation and with negative labels.

it didn’t suddenly got all better.

but i know who i am and i learn everyday how to accept myself.

anonymous asked:

(same anon as before with the "naaah" headcanon) headcanon where cas and dean have been going out a while but dean doesnt know cas is ace because it never really came up and cas hasnt felt it was ever the right time to talk about it. meanwhile, dean has been trying to sending all these signals that he wants to have sex, but cas just isnt picking them up. finally, dean just outright asks "do you want to have sex?" and cas replies "naaah id rather watch a movie tbh"

“You’d rather what?”

"Watch a movie. There was one on the Hallmark channel that I—”

“Cas. I just asked you to have sex with me and you’re talking about a Hallmark movie.”


“Cas. What’s going on?”

“Um…I don’t—I’m not sexually attracted to you, Dean.”

“You’re not what?”

Well, it’s not really you. I’m not sexually attracted to anybody. Trust me, if I were sexually attracted to anyone, it would be you.”

"You’re asexual.”


“All right, let’s watch this movie then.”


A documentary I made about the real struggles that kids with Tourette Syndrome go through. Please reblog and help spread awareness!

anonymous asked:

So I'm an INTJ and my ex (and only) girlfriend (i ever had) is an ESFJ. Let me tell you when we were still together, my emotions went all over the place and I don't know why. I was manipulative, offensive, jealous, whiny, overly emotional,... etc the whole package...I went like...hyper-super-tripple-mega-psycho and I'm still ashamed because of this. Could I maybe be an INFJ ?

Emotion is by far the most bungled concept among MBTI enthusiasts. Keep in mind that even so-called MBTI practitioners usually do not understand emotion very well because the concept actually falls outside of MBTI. These “certified” people often do not have degrees in psychology and, from my own observations, even those with psyc degrees do not understand emotion well unless they explicitly study/research it (and, even then, they usually only understand it in a way that is completely removed from real life).

Everyone is emotional: If you have an ego, you will be emotional. The ego is partially made up of conditioned reactions that you have learned through past experiences. As you collect these learned responses they will form a cognitive framework for how you approach future experiences. Any situation you meet that contradicts/violates your cognitive framework will trigger an emotional reaction. We call these reactions “conditioned” because they have been reinforced to the point of being almost instinctual, meaning they operate unconsciously. Emotion is basically your ego acting to preserve its own integrity. The less self-aware you are of your own cognitive framework, the more involuntary or out of control your emotional reactions will be.

What makes each type different is not whether they have emotions, but how they react to emotional triggers. Fs are generally more aware of being triggered and allow their emotional reactions to flow more freely. Ts are generally less aware of being emotionally triggered and often try to repress or somehow redirect their emotions into a different form. This means that Fs experience emotions in a somewhat unfiltered form, whereas Ts will experience emotions in a more disguised or self-deceptive manner. Since Ts are generally more psychologically resistant to emotional reactions, their emotions tend to be less stereotypically “emotional” and more defensive in nature, e.g., criticism, judgment, assertiveness, controlling behavior, or mental/psychological incapacitation. However, all people share a general lack of awareness of their own emotional triggers and have difficulty controlling emotions once they arise, unless they have consciously worked on improving this aspect of themselves. (Read in more detail here.)

Intimate relationships are fiery crucibles of unexamined emotional triggers. Life is always fine and dandy if you spend time with people who do not trigger/challenge you, which is why we often seek out like-minded people to hang out with. However, someone who has truly mastered emotion can get along well with pretty much anyone, and there is no MBTI type who can claim a monopoly here. Real emotional intelligence is a learned skill and not something that is built into MBTI. Some types will likely find it easier to learn this skill but it is not a skill one is born with (cognitive functions are not skills).

Are you actually an INFJ because you found yourself emotional in a relationship? Maybe, maybe not. It sounds more like you were emotionally immature and could not handle your own emotional triggers very well when confronted by someone who has a vastly different cognitive framework than yourself. But only you know what is happening in your own mind.