30 7 / 2014

miwa-draws:

So I saw that post with the dudes and the flower beards and.. I think my new favorite thing is Musketeers with flowery beards.
Porthos is definitely my favorite Musketeer ^_^

miwa-draws:

So I saw that post with the dudes and the flower beards and.. 
I think my new favorite thing is Musketeers with flowery beards.

Porthos is definitely my favorite Musketeer ^_^

(via themusketeersbbca)

30 7 / 2014

29 7 / 2014

Anonymous said: It seems as though Shonda doesn't like Olitz, even though the majority of scandal fans love them. Do you have any guesses or any insight as to why she might not like that pairing? Does it have anything to do with the actors?

marylinj:

scandalbayoubeauty:

industrygolddish:

I have no idea what goes on in Shonda’s head.  I don’t know that it’s that she doesn’t like them as much as she really underestimated their popularity. The show stopped being a “Shonda Rhimes show” and became a “Kerry and Tony and Olitz show”. She didn’t anticipate the way the actors would captivate the audience.

OMG!!! I totally believe that! It’s something I have thought for a long time. I think when the show began, she was probably happy about the way Olitz was received on screen. But as they developed the love story between them and it literally became every Scandal fan’s reason to breathe…she was like…hold up a minute…I need to get the focus back on me. No one was talking about how SR knocked it out of the park with Scandal. People were talking about the crazy intense chemistry between KW and TG and basically watching to see it. It was like a blow to her ego.

^^^^^^^The Bold

It also underlines Shonda’s selfishness and shortsightedness.  As the creator of Scandal, you should have been too happy to jump on the phenomenal Olitz  bandwagon and easily rip out the benefits. You of all people would have been the greatest beneficiary on so many levels in the long run.

29 7 / 2014

hipsterlibertarian:

NYPD officer pictured ‘putting seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling outside her apartment’

An advocacy group has released images which claim to show an NYPD officer putting a seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling on the sidewalk in front of her apartment. 
NYPD officers have been banned from using the chokehold since 1993, but an officer can be seen in the pictures wrapping his arm around 27-year-old Rosan Miller’s neck in the Saturday incident. 
Her young daughter is also in the pictures, watching the arrest unfold.

Illegally grilling on the sidewalk! What a hardened, dangerous criminal! And I bet that little girl now has a very solid grasp on who she can trust and what’s ok to do to women and/or people who are physically weaker than you!

hipsterlibertarian:

NYPD officer pictured ‘putting seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling outside her apartment’

An advocacy group has released images which claim to show an NYPD officer putting a seven-months pregnant woman into a chokehold for illegally grilling on the sidewalk in front of her apartment. 

NYPD officers have been banned from using the chokehold since 1993, but an officer can be seen in the pictures wrapping his arm around 27-year-old Rosan Miller’s neck in the Saturday incident. 

Her young daughter is also in the pictures, watching the arrest unfold.

Illegally grilling on the sidewalk! What a hardened, dangerous criminal! And I bet that little girl now has a very solid grasp on who she can trust and what’s ok to do to women and/or people who are physically weaker than you!

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29 7 / 2014

wetravelfast00:

The criminal injustice system. (x)

wetravelfast00:

The criminal injustice system. (x)

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29 7 / 2014

magicinhermadness:

lauriolpla:

cindersinrags:

marylinj:

choclit98:

bellamymyoung:

Oh. Sorry. I didn’t know that selfish people put their careers and aspirations aside for their husband, watched their husband fall in love with other women while continuing to fight for said husband, and suffered through countless of occurrences of such affairs being shoved in their face. My bad. I must have read the definition for selfish incorrectly.

Mellie “put aside her career and aspirations”  and had unwanted children to ride a man’s coattails for a title and proximity to power, not for Fitz.  That was established in “The Trail” in the first season (no, SR rewriting history to push the “poor Mellie” narrative later on doesn’t count).  As for her “fighting for husband” & “suffering”, I must laugh.  Setting up assignations for your husband and the woman he loves during state dinners, yelling at said woman for “falling down on the job” and breaking her husband’s heart, going to said woman to pimp out her husband in exchange for her working on a re-election, welcoming said woman “home” and practically offering to turn down the sheets—come on now. 
Mellie is simply a parasite doing what she can to preserve Fitz as her host, thus ensuring her survival.  Stan for her if you must, but don’t lie.

Well how convenient for the Mellie Stans to suffer selective amnesia when necessary. Like someone said on another post, they can take several seats in an empty stadium. Miss me with the saint Mellie BS.

Mellie the self-sacrificing lamb. Bellamy Young stans love forgetting what an out and out bitch she has been, how self-serving she’s been, how manipulative she’s been, and how she’s thwarted Fitz at every turn when he’s tried to come clean or even when he’s asked for a divorce. 
It’s not sacrifice when you induce your baby 4 weeks early just to manipulate your husband into not divorcing you. I’m sorry, but I’m judging any woman who knows that her husband is in love with somebody else, yet still arranges date nights for him and the woman he loves. That’s not self-sacrifice, that’s pure stupidity and reeks of desperation that no woman of her age should be stooping to.
But we know how those Bellamy stans do. They hate Olitz, and pretend that they also hate Fitz, but they secretly want him to choose the white woman.

The worst part is that Mellie the unapologetic, manipulating, parasite was a great character.  They ruined the character when they tried to make her sympathetic.  Why couldn’t she be an Alexis Carrington?  If SR was smarter she would have gone about with the BY takeover in a more stealthy manner.  Joan Collins/Alexis took over Dynasty because people loved watching her be evil.  She was not supposed to be the star, but viewers watched the show to see what she was up to.  Shonda would have done better by BY had she made Mellie more obviously evil and a true foil to Olivia instead of turning her into the desperate lovelorn wreck she is now.

I LOVED the Mellie we were first introduced to. She was strong and power-hungry and didn’t care what had to be done to get her way. I could appreciate that. But the boo-hooing drunk “Oh poor me” Mellie that SR tried to trot out to make the world fall in love with her makes me sick to my stomach.

magicinhermadness:

lauriolpla:

cindersinrags:

marylinj:

choclit98:

bellamymyoung:

Oh. Sorry. I didn’t know that selfish people put their careers and aspirations aside for their husband, watched their husband fall in love with other women while continuing to fight for said husband, and suffered through countless of occurrences of such affairs being shoved in their face. My bad. I must have read the definition for selfish incorrectly.

Mellie “put aside her career and aspirations”  and had unwanted children to ride a man’s coattails for a title and proximity to power, not for Fitz.  That was established in “The Trail” in the first season (no, SR rewriting history to push the “poor Mellie” narrative later on doesn’t count).  As for her “fighting for husband” & “suffering”, I must laugh.  Setting up assignations for your husband and the woman he loves during state dinners, yelling at said woman for “falling down on the job” and breaking her husband’s heart, going to said woman to pimp out her husband in exchange for her working on a re-election, welcoming said woman “home” and practically offering to turn down the sheets—come on now. 

Mellie is simply a parasite doing what she can to preserve Fitz as her host, thus ensuring her survival.  Stan for her if you must, but don’t lie.

Well how convenient for the Mellie Stans to suffer selective amnesia when necessary. Like someone said on another post, they can take several seats in an empty stadium. Miss me with the saint Mellie BS.

Mellie the self-sacrificing lamb. Bellamy Young stans love forgetting what an out and out bitch she has been, how self-serving she’s been, how manipulative she’s been, and how she’s thwarted Fitz at every turn when he’s tried to come clean or even when he’s asked for a divorce. 

It’s not sacrifice when you induce your baby 4 weeks early just to manipulate your husband into not divorcing you. I’m sorry, but I’m judging any woman who knows that her husband is in love with somebody else, yet still arranges date nights for him and the woman he loves. That’s not self-sacrifice, that’s pure stupidity and reeks of desperation that no woman of her age should be stooping to.

But we know how those Bellamy stans do. They hate Olitz, and pretend that they also hate Fitz, but they secretly want him to choose the white woman.

The worst part is that Mellie the unapologetic, manipulating, parasite was a great character.  They ruined the character when they tried to make her sympathetic.  Why couldn’t she be an Alexis Carrington?  If SR was smarter she would have gone about with the BY takeover in a more stealthy manner.  Joan Collins/Alexis took over Dynasty because people loved watching her be evil.  She was not supposed to be the star, but viewers watched the show to see what she was up to.  Shonda would have done better by BY had she made Mellie more obviously evil and a true foil to Olivia instead of turning her into the desperate lovelorn wreck she is now.

I LOVED the Mellie we were first introduced to. She was strong and power-hungry and didn’t care what had to be done to get her way. I could appreciate that. But the boo-hooing drunk “Oh poor me” Mellie that SR tried to trot out to make the world fall in love with her makes me sick to my stomach.

(Source: thescandalconfessions)

29 7 / 2014

assholeofday:

John Boehner, Asshole of the Day for July 29, 2014
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
Three weeks ago Sarah Palin spelled out the case for why she thinks "It’s Time To Impeach Obama". Since then there has been lots of talk about it— is it prudent, could it backfire, etc.
And of course on the Democrat side, there has been fundraising off this new turn. There was fundraising off previous showdowns — before and during— the shutdown last fall comes to mind, and the fundraising was on both sides. This happens. But Speaker John Boehner says it’s different this time— that it’s all a scam by Democrats:

"Listen, this whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president’s own staff, and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Why? Because they’re trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year’s election," the Ohio Republican told reporters, in response to a question.
"We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans," a visibly frustrated Boehner said. "Listen, it’s all a scam started by Democrats at the White House."

Really. A scam.
So if it’s a scam, then any talk we see happening would all be trumped up by Democrats and not by elected officials or major voices in the GOP, right? Let’s see:
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) refused to rule out trying to impeach Obama (7/27)
Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) said efforts to impeach Obama “probably could” pass the House of Representatives (6/16)
Sarah Palin “It’s Time To Impeach Obama” (7/08)
Two-thirds of Republicans believe Obama should be impeached (7/14)
The Blaze: Here’s How to Impeach Obama…for Consumer Fraud (7/29)
Rep. Steve King Predicts Impeachment if Obama Grants Executive Amnesty (7/26)
And that’s really just 5 minutes on Google.
And yes, Speaker Boehner has himself ruled out impeachment, but let’s not pretend that he is so in control of his caucus that this could never happen. He said there would be no shutdown at this point last year. Then during the August recess the Tea Party wing drummed up the base for a shutdown, and lo and behold, the shutdown happened.
So it’s not a scam. It could happen. The House GOP has spent more time in the last 4 years on show votes (repeal! abortion!) and showdowns (debt limit! sequester! shutdown!) than on anything else, so they could return in September and start impeachment, even with an election staring them in the face. But John Boehner pretends like none of that ever happened. And for that, he is Asshole of the Day.
It is John Boehner's 10th time as Asshole of the Day.
Full story: Talking Points Memo

assholeofday:

John Boehner, Asshole of the Day for July 29, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Three weeks ago Sarah Palin spelled out the case for why she thinks "It’s Time To Impeach Obama". Since then there has been lots of talk about it— is it prudent, could it backfire, etc.

And of course on the Democrat side, there has been fundraising off this new turn. There was fundraising off previous showdowns — before and during— the shutdown last fall comes to mind, and the fundraising was on both sides. This happens. But Speaker John Boehner says it’s different this time— that it’s all a scam by Democrats:

"Listen, this whole talk about impeachment is coming from the president’s own staff, and coming from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Why? Because they’re trying to rally their people to give money and to show up in this year’s election," the Ohio Republican told reporters, in response to a question.

"We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans," a visibly frustrated Boehner said. "Listen, it’s all a scam started by Democrats at the White House."

Really. A scam.

So if it’s a scam, then any talk we see happening would all be trumped up by Democrats and not by elected officials or major voices in the GOP, right? Let’s see:

And that’s really just 5 minutes on Google.

And yes, Speaker Boehner has himself ruled out impeachment, but let’s not pretend that he is so in control of his caucus that this could never happen. He said there would be no shutdown at this point last year. Then during the August recess the Tea Party wing drummed up the base for a shutdown, and lo and behold, the shutdown happened.

So it’s not a scam. It could happen. The House GOP has spent more time in the last 4 years on show votes (repeal! abortion!) and showdowns (debt limit! sequester! shutdown!) than on anything else, so they could return in September and start impeachment, even with an election staring them in the face. But John Boehner pretends like none of that ever happened. And for that, he is Asshole of the Day.

It is John Boehner's 10th time as Asshole of the Day.

Full story: Talking Points Memo

29 7 / 2014

"A goal without a plan is just a wish."

29 7 / 2014

"Where are those old friends with whom in years gone by I felt so closely united? Now it seems as if we belonged to different worlds, and no longer spoke the same language! Like a stranger and an outcast, I move among them—not one of their words or looks reaches me any longer. I am dumb for no one understands my speech—ah, but they never did understand me! It is terrible to be condemned to silence when one has so much to say.

Was I made for solitude or for a life in which there was no one to whom I could speak? The inability to communicate one’s thoughts is in very truth the most terrible of all kinds of loneliness. Difference is a mask which is more ironbound than any iron mask."

Friedrich Nietzsche, from a letter to his sister (1886)  (via violentwavesofemotion)

(Source: poeticsofdeath, via mandypires2)

29 7 / 2014

quirkymusings5:

liberalsarecool:

Remember, the voice of opposition is complete bullshit.
Republicans and their voters are lead by hatred and ignorance. Facts from yesterday are distorted for today’s conservative narrative.

Always reblog!!

quirkymusings5:

liberalsarecool:

Remember, the voice of opposition is complete bullshit.

Republicans and their voters are lead by hatred and ignorance. Facts from yesterday are distorted for today’s conservative narrative.

Always reblog!!

(via marylinj)