i think about courf and marius’ friendship a lot like
everyone expects courf to have a posse of cool bros and then he mentions hes gonna bring his BEST FRIEND to the next meeting and everyone is imagining their own definition of the coolest guy in the world like “maybe hes the leader of a BIKER GANG” “maybe hes an INDIE FRONTMAN” “maybe hes a FOOTBALL STAR”
and theyre all totally shocked when he turns out to be this awkward gangly freckley NERD who voted for romney and has a huge crush on enjolras’ sister
BARELY 50% of the people in the U.S. voted. Think about that. We have been condemned to four years of that racist fucking cheese puff. We have MILLIONS OF PEOPLE whose rights and livelihoods are in jeopardy and half of this country doesn’t even care. Couldn’t even be bothered to vote.
Men and women have fought and died for that right and they just threw it away. If I ever meet an American who tells me they didn’t vote this year (if they were eligible), I’m going to just fucking deck them.
THERE ARE LIVES AT STAKE.
Donald Trump won the presidency with 59,480,726 votes.
That’s 1,452,778 votes FEWER than Mitt Romney lost with.
It’s 467,597 votes fewer than John McCain lost with.
(And 200,372 votes fewer than Hillary Clinton lost with. Just saying.)
This was the WORST VOTER TURNOUT since the 2000 election. A full TEN MILLION PEOPLE fewer voted than in 2008. Over ONE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE didn’t vote when they were eligible to.
You know what? Correction. I’m not angry. I’m fucking livid.
9.2 Million Fewer Total Voters In 2016 Than In 2012.
Turnout was down 7 million for those voting Democrat for Obama in 2012 to Clinton voters this year. Trump had 2.2 million fewer Republican than those who voted for Romney. [Totals: 126.8 million in 2012, 117.6 million in 2016]
We failed to sell the Democratic ticket to the zeitgeist of the US. #2016Autopsy
“Back in 2008, and in 2012, we were told that we must vote for Obama to stop McCain or Romney; that if we allow a Republican in the white house we will have poverty, war, and a string of problems. Almost every reason cited as why we need to stop the Republicans even if we do not like Obama’s policies, happened with Obama’s policies. We are still in Iraq, still in Afghanistan, and now we are also in many countries like Syria, where Obama recently added hundreds more troops. We toppled countries we were not in, before Obama’s presidency, directly or indirectly, like Libya and Honduras. We are in countries like Somalia, Pakistan, and Yemen doing inhumane acts of destruction and mass murder. We killed Osama and now we have ISIS. Things did not get better. We, in particular Hillary Clinton, sent weapons to dictators like the Saudi kings, Hosni Mubarak, and Abdullah Gül. “You have to vote to stop McCain/Romney from destabilizing the world!” — we got the same thing anyway by voting for a Democrat. The world has remained and continues to be destabilized, not because Bush messed up so badly, but because Obama’s policies mimic Bush’s policies of imperialism and militarism. The problem with George Bush’s policies were not that they were “too militaristic”, “too imperialist”, etc, but they were imperialist, militarist and jingoistic. It is necessary to realize the difference between the Democrats and Republicans is not in fundamental differences; it is in very marginal ways. Democrats do coups and small military invasions; Republicans just go all out, but we get the same results of death, destruction, imperialism, colonialism and chaos.”
Okay, FYI, I’m not enabling the weird Tumblr register-to-vote popup.
Nor am I watching the debate, because I will be honest with you, Hillary Clinton could eat kittens on live TV and I’d still stampede out to vote for her just to make sure that Trump did not, god help us all, become president of the last remaining superpower on earth. In past elections where I felt similarly (I mean, the chances of my voting for Romney over Obama were infinitesimal) I still watched, because I felt like I needed to be informed as to what his positions were, if only to oppose them. But like the lump of orange silly putty that he is, Trump will change his opinions in a week, or tomorrow, or in half an hour if he thinks it will help him, and will loudly insist in the face of all evidence that he always believed Y even if he says X in front of millions today. So there’s no point.
But I will say that if you are an American, and you are eligible to vote, it is probably wise to register, and do it sooner rather than later. And then vote for Clinton, because let us be honest here: however we might prefer the American system work, the way it actually works is such that in January of 2017 they will be swearing in either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Those are our two choices, and I know who I’m fucking picking.
* In 59 voting districts in the Philadelphia region, Obama received 100% of the votes with not even a single vote recorded for Romney. (A mathematical and statistical impossibility).
* In 21 districts in Wood County Ohio, Obama received 100% of the votes where GOP inspectors were illegallyremoved from their polling locations - and not one single vote was recorded for Romney. (Another statistical impossibility).
* In Wood County Ohio, 106,258 voted in a county with only 98,213 eligible voters.
* In St. Lucie County, FL, there were 175,574 registered eligible voters but 247,713 votes were cast.
* The National SEAL Museum, a polling location in St. Lucie County, FL had a 158% voter turnout.
* Palm Beach County, FL had a 141% voter turnout.
* In one Ohio County, Obama won by 108% of the total number of eligible voters.
NOTE: Obama won in every state that did not require a Photo ID and lost in every state that did require a Photo ID in order to vote . Imagine that…..
EXETER, N.H. — There was a man with a “Stop Puppy Mills” T-shirt and another whose shirt read “National Sarcasm Society.” There was a woman, dressed entirely in white, holding a banner reading “Lead Us to Clean Energy.” There was a man with an Apache haircut. There was even a little old lady in tennis shoes.
This could only be a Bernie Sanders rally.
And the lady in tennis shoes? She was here mainly out of curiosity. She voted for Mitt Romney in the last two New Hampshire primaries.
Then there was the candidate himself. He wore a dress shirt, open at the neck, and his speech started early and ended late. He used the word “billionaire” more than half a dozen times, and he sprinkled his talk with references to “Corporate America.” He spoke about big campaign contributions (he has none, wouldn’t take any) and the “grotesque level of income and wealth inequality in America” (he deplored it) and won his biggest applause when he said, “This is a rigged economy, an economy that is not sustainable, and that is not an American economy.”
But he wasn’t done yet. In the sweltering confines of the Exeter Town Hall — every seat filled, the back of the hall five deep with standees, the balcony jammed and every one of the seven granite steps outside occupied with the devout, the devoted and the determined, all drenched in heavy perspiration — he launched into his speech: full employment, the Citizens United decision, gay marriage, voter suppression, the Trans Pacific Partnership, student debt, climate change, acidification of the oceans, access to abortion, energy efficiency, the criminal justice system, prison reform, mental health and crumbling infrastructure. In one sentence he crammed in the words “racism,” “sexism” and “homophobia.”
But wait. We’re not nearly done yet. Elimination of tuition at all public colleges. Guaranteed single-payer health care. Assuring that police are no longer an “oppressor force.” Paid family leave. Paid vacations.
“This,” he said at one point, not remotely finished, “is some of what we have to do.”
Based on estimates of the composition of the 2016 electorate, if the next GOP nominee wins the same share of the white vote as Mitt Romney won in 2012 (59 percent), he or she would need to win 30 percent of the nonwhite vote. Set against recent history, that is a daunting obstacle. Romney won only 17 percent of nonwhite voters in 2012. John McCain won 19 percent in 2008. George W. Bush won 26 percent in 2004. (Washington Post)
New laws to protect religious freedom in Arkansas & Indiana
- No rainbow jimmies (sprinkles) allowed in either state. Only red, white, and blue jimmies allowed.
- Everyone must attend church every morning and every night, unless you are having your moon time or for the first 3 hours after giving birth.
- Non-Christians must wear a brightly colored star emblem on the left breast or upper arm of all outermost attire.
- “God” must now be pronounced “G*d.” Figure it out.
- Stop signs now require a ten minute wait period and only apply to people who didn’t vote for Romney.
- Every child must carry that photo of Ronald Reagan in the cowboy hat at all times and must kiss it every hour, on the hour.
- Baseball diamonds must now be referred to as “Lopsided Freedom Squares.”
- Tacos and other sexually-suggestive food items are banned from consumption by the biological sex of the person whose genitals resemble the food (no donuts for women, no hot dogs for men; hot dogs ok for women, donuts ok for men).
- Newborns must have an American flag tattooed on the bottom of both feet; The Declaration of Independence must be tattooed on the backs of all children within 24 hours following their 16th birthday.
- Organic and fair-trade products are illegal.
- Smartcars and other mid-size sedans (electric or otherwise) are not allowed within 500 miles of either state.
- Anyone platonically complimenting a person of the same sex will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
- Mullets are now the official state bird for both states.
- Any female under the age of 17 who becomes pregnant will be denied all healthcare services and will be sentenced to death immediately following the birth of her child.
- The Beatles are illegal.
- Eating or making any pasta salads and pesto is now a form of terrorism.
- Living rooms must feature at least seventeen differently styled crosses no less than 3’ tall.
- Any man found near or with butterflies, Sex & The City, and/or skinny jeans will be sent to Guantanamo Bay.
- Happiness and logic are hereby abolished. All classes must be taught by hate-mongering geese.
Fear not, while absolutely having ZERO chances of securing the nomination, he will do one good thing for Rand: meaning he’ll split the Establishment vote, and now that Romney is out, we’re gonna need some more establishment big wigs running to split the vote. That, or we’re going to need to do a better job at selling Rand and poking holes in Jeb.