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Lawyers to protesters: “We’ve got your back.”

  • The National Lawyers Guild are preparing to offer free legal assistance for Inauguration Day protesters. 
  • In a statement, the NLG revealed that they will organize a “mass defense infrastructure” for Inauguration Day and the Women’s March. 
  • This infrastructure will be made up of:
    • Legal observers who will observe and document events that take place during the protest.
    • A jail support team who will track arrests and support people as they’re released.
    • And Washington, D.C.-barred lawyers, who will support arrestees and make jail visits.
  • “Tens of thousands of people are answering the call to resist the incoming administration at inaugural protests next weekend,” Maggie Ellinger-Locke, D.C. NLG Mass Defense Chair, said in the statement. “
  • As always, the NLG is mobilizing its dedicated team of radical lawyers, legal workers and law students to provide the critical legal support infrastructure needed for such large-scale demonstrations.” Read more

Honestly I am getting so tired of this “not everyone who voted for Trump is a racist/bigot/homophobe/xenophobe/misogynist/etc” idea that so many Trump voters are trying to cry out. Sure, you’re probably right not everyone who voted for him is one, or any, of those things but that doesn’t mean anything at this point.

You may not be a racist, but your vote empowered a man who claimed Mexico sends the United States “rapists and drug dealers”. Your vote empowered the voices of all the people who are racist and told them “it’s okay to hate non-whites”.

You may not be a homophobe, but your vote placed a man who believes in conversion therapy, and made it legal in Indiana to refuse service to same sex couples. Your vote told the LGBT+ community you don’t care if the rights they’ve fought so long for are under attack. 

You may not be a misogynist, but your vote gave a man who brags about groping and assaulting women the highest position in this country. It put the future of women’s choice to abortion and birth control in the hands of a man who wants to repeal a 44 year old precedent. Your vote told women, and girls, everywhere it doesn’t matter how hard you work, a predatory, inexperienced, hateful man will always be better than them.

You may not be a xenophobe, but your vote empowered a man who wants to force all Muslims residing in the United States to register in a database, and wants to refuse entry of any refugees to our country because they’re terrorists. Your vote told people you don’t care that they’re facing such hatred and violence.

You may not be an anti-semite, but your vote lead to the recent appointment of a white nationalist anti-semite as Chief Strategist. Your vote gave this man power to appointment hate-filled people to run this country.

So stop crying out “we’re not all racist” or “we don’t hate women” because it doesn’t mean anything. Your vote alone told anyone who is a woman, a minority, or marginalized in any way that you may not be those things, but you also don’t care how this man will impact their lives. Stop defending your vote by saying you aren’t those things, because you just empowered everyone in this country who is by helping to elect Donald Trump. You told all those people it’s okay to hate, because you’re okay with your President being hateful. 

It doesn’t matter if you claim you aren’t those things, you empowered those ideas and people will be living with that for the next four years, if not the rest of their lives.

So this is based off a prompt I received for a fusion with Klaroline and Suits from the amazing NikMik and two nonnies. Also big shoutout to my Klaroline/Darvey Girl Squad of Kate - @accidental-rambler - and Jo - @fanfantasticworld (who made this amazing cover too). 

Legal Eagle and best closer in NYC, Klaus Mikaelson, would be nowhere without his longtime and in some cases long-suffering executive assistant Caroline Forbes who organises his life and that rather large ego. Their chemistry has always been undeniable but lately things have begun to heat up when Klaus’ siblings interfere and Caroline’s hunt for a boyfriend evokes some unexpected jealousy from her boss.

As is customary the opening dialogue in italics are from the show, hope you enjoy!

She Works Hard for the Money

Mikaelson St John Offices, NYC - 7:02am

“I can’t believe it, you have no idea what to say.” Klaus uttered reclining back in his chair, obviously completely shocked she had no snappy retort for once. It would have to be the first time in her entire life, or at least since she’d known him which was close to seven years now. She didn’t respond, just placed her hands on her hips in a show of clear frustration.

“What’s the date today, I want to write it down,” he asked, locating his nearest pen and notepad and curving those crimson lips into a mocking smile while waiting for her reply.

“It’s the 7th of kiss my ass and the 8th of set your own goddamn meeting,” she shot back, turning on her heel and storming out of the office before she was tempted to tip that glass of water over his head.

“Is that the Mayan Calendar?”

“Nope, that’s the Caroline calendar,” she growled, slamming his door shut.

Caroline rested her back against his door and closed her eyes, she was too old for this crap. The fact she could still hear him chuckling from the other side of the door was enough to make her barrel back in there for round two but it was Monday morning and she’d need some caffeine and a croissant before she attempted that. Arguing with the best closer in New York City was winnable, she knew that from experience, but definitely required some sustenance first.

“I’d know that tense body language anywhere,” a voice interrupted making Caroline reluctantly open her eyes. Katherine Pierce was immaculately dressed as usual in a black pencil skirt and fitted, white shirt with her long dark locks fastened in a chic bun. “What did he do now?”

“Oh, you know just the usual,” she huffed, falling into step with her friend who was also the firm’s resident paralegal. Katherine was juggling her law studies at Columbia while employed there and her work was second to none, not that the partners would expect any less. “Takes advantage of the fact I’ve had no coffee and it’s 7:00am on a Monday morning to taunt me.”

“Why are men so damn childish and arrogant?”

“Well, in Klaus’ case I’d say it’s definitely that infuriating god complex he wears like a badge of honour. I suppose I deserve it really.”

“How exactly?”

“I thought I was being proactive by hunting him down at that bar all those years ago and basically begging for a job. I mean call me stupid but all of that career progression excitement must have gone to my head.”

“Maybe so but you’re the only one standing, how many associates has he fired in your time?”

“Too many to count,” she shot back. “And that doesn’t even include all the mail room staff and remember poor Glen?”

“How could I forget, I’ve never seen anyone fire a person for getting the wrong flavoured muffin,” Katherine quipped. “So really, this is his way of showing how much he cares I suppose?” In his own weird and sadistic way, Caroline knew that much was true.

She’d had the best of intentions to be a dutiful and cooperative assistant in the beginning but his ass-like tendencies couldn’t go unchecked and she’d told him exactly what she thought. Many had tried in the past and many had found themselves unemployed for their efforts but not Caroline. He seemed to enjoy sparring with her and if there was one thing Caroline hated it was losing a fight.

“Anyway enough about Klaus, how’s your day looking?”

“Apparently Elijah Mikaelson is coming into town to go through the firm’s records and guess who’s the lucky person that gets to help him?”

“Why haven’t I heard about this?”

“I have no idea, Enzo was the one who told me about it.” Enzo St John and Klaus had a long history. They studied law together at Oxford and had gone on to work together, first in London and now they were name partners at their firm in New York City. He’d also recently married Rebekah, something that an over protective Klaus was still trying to get his head around.

“Now that is not like Elijah,” Caroline said knowingly. What the hell was going on? Elijah had every right to peruse the records given Mikaelson & St John was an American offshoot of the UK firm but to not tell his brother about it was another thing.

“Maybe he wants to surprise him, you know show a little brotherly love?”

“Have you met Klaus?” Caroline joked.

“So what is the eldest brother like then?”

“A serious workaholic,” Caroline explained. “He’s also tall, dark and extremely handsome.”

“It so isn’t fair that our bosses are that good looking,” she sighed wistfully.

“Klaus is not that good looking,” she drawled, rolling her eyes for extra effect. Just hearing herself say it aloud Caroline knew she was lying. She just hoped it didn’t sound as forced as it felt.

Caroline would have to be blind not to find Klaus attractive, she was human after all. She blamed it on that dark blonde hair that curled teasingly over his ears and those damn dimples that had a tendency to appear without notice and had the power to silence her mid sentence. She was pretty certain he used them to get what he wanted and was slightly annoyed he’d employed that tactic on her. She’d learnt to control herself though, she didn’t want to give him the satisfaction after all.

“At least sound convincing when you say it,” Katherine scoffed. “We need to go out and meet some eligible and available men with good temperaments.”

“You make it sound so easy.”

“Bonnie sent me this,” Katherine said, producing a flyer from her folder. “She thinks we should go on Thursday night.”

Caroline stared at the paper in disbelief, had it really come to this? Granted she had no love life and hadn’t for some time, her last attempt at a functioning relationship was some brooding, hair obsessed idiot called Stefan for six wasted months. The hair product jokes had come thick and fast from Klaus not surprisingly. For some reason he maintained a keen interest in her social life but Caroline was sure it was so he could tease her mercilessly.

“Speed dating? Really? We are attractive and intelligent career women, do we really need to meet guys this way?”

“That we may be Care but all us attractive, career women do is work. Well that and talk about Klaus and his latest mood.”

“We do not,” Caroline denied.

“Ah yes we do,” she shot back without hesitation. “I know more about your boss than I ever needed to know.”

“So what time do you want to meet?” She replied, choosing not to address her comment about Klaus. She’d always put it down to the fact that he was her employer so of course she’d talk about him but one look from Katherine told Caroline that she needed a new hobby.

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cnbc.com/2017/03/14/donald-trump-and-jeff-sessions-anti-legal-pot-industry.html

If you support the criminalization of marijuana you are either ignorant to what marijuana is, or somehow tangibly benefiting from the criminalization of marijuana. Not only has marijuana been proven time and time again to be far less dangerous than tobacco and alcohol, both legal intoxicants, the very people who made it so taboo have openly admitted it was for political reasons, and the entire history of the drugs criminalization revolves around politics and corporate greed, and public health interests.

If Donald Trump cracks down on marijuana, it would be against everything he “stands” for, eliminating a huge market that would be an organic american industry, and effectively returning marijuana production and sale to the drug cartels.

Man do I love Roman FAHC inmortal AUs, like Gav was one of the three son of emperor Constantine and when Constantine made it legal to practice Christianity good old Ryan who was spreading word about Jesus while traveling with Paul marched on into Rome. They met and became friends, later meeting Michael and Jeremy who where two Persian soldiers forced into gladitorial games. Gavin would meet Michael and Jeremy when ever he had the chance and would go with his father, brothers, and Ryan to the bread and circuses. When Constantines sons faught for power after their fathers death Gav, Ryan, Jeremy, and Michael all left for Eqypt around 340 A.D. After several years and long long travels they met childhood friends Geoff and Jack who lived in Mecca in 637 A.D. They moved everywhere, seeing and learning anything they can. It’s been mamy years and most their memories had faded but they still remember when they first met each other.

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guess who rewatched legally blonde the musical today

i didnt even finish it because i knew i’d draw more

bonus:

C-24, What even the fuck?

Hey guys. So I dont know how many followers I have here that are canadian, but there is some serious bullshit going on in our government right now.

BILL C-24 HAS MADE IT LEGAL FOR CANADIAN CITIZENS WHO HAVE IMMIGRATED TO CANADA, CANDAIN CITIZENS WHO ARE OF DUAL CITIZENSHIP, OR EVEN JUST CANADIANS WHO /QUALIFY/ FOR DUAL CITIZENSHIP EVEN IF THEY WERE BORN IN CANADA, TO HAVE THERE CITIZENSHIP REVOKED AT ANY TIME, JUST FOR BEING /SUSPECTED/ OF BEING A TERRORIST. EFFECTIVLY MAKING MILLIONS OF CANADIANS SECOND CLASS CITIZENS. AND THIS IS JUST TASTE OF THE CRAP-TASTIC FUCKERY THAT IS BILL C-24.
THIS IS IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE I SERIOUSLY CAN’T THINK OF ANY OTHER WAY TO CONVEY JUST HOW UNBELIEVABLY ANGRY I AM RIGHT NOW.
THIS BILL IS AN ABSOLUTE DISGRACE. IT GOES AGAINST EVERY MORAL AND VALUE WE /USED/ TO STAND FOR AS A COUNTRY AND I WILL /NOT/ STAND IDLY BY WHILE SO MANY OF MY FELLOW CANDIANS HAVE THEIR RIGHTS DEFILED.

IF YOU’RE AS FUCKING PISSED AS I AM AT THIS DEVELOPMENT, PLEASE, CLICK THE LINK BELOW AND SIGN THE PETITION TO HELP GET THIS SHIT OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT. TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. SHOUT AT THE ROOFTOPS. DOWN WITH BILL C-24!

https://www.change.org/p/hon-chris-alexander-pc-mp-canadian-government-stop-bill-c-24-don-t-turn-millions-of-us-into-second-class-canadian-citizens

straight people before gays could get married: marriage is the most important institution of our time

straight people after gay marriage is made legal: but after all who needs marriage in this day and age

A PSA

Anyone in NC who is trans or in a same-sex marriage who is intending to vote in the November elections should start making sure all their voter registration info is up to date now.

If you’re not registered to vote yet, don’t put it off, in case things mysteriously take longer to process for state-documented LGBT people.

NC governor pat mccrory is up for re-election. So are many of the NC Congressmembers who just made it legal for the state to deny you rights. Expect them to do everything that is now within their legal power to stop you from having a voice.

Other states are trying to pass similar laws that will affect LGBT folks in those states. Please signal boost this. This is some fucking evil bullshit.