Not Even Stars Last Forever....

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Lately, feminists like Annie Lennox, bell hooks and Emma Watson have taken issue with Beyoncé’s sexual openness. While trying to discredit Beyoncé as a feminist, they seem to have forgotten one of the most important parts of Chimamanda’s speech in ***Flawless.

"What does a lady dress like, exactly? And who decided what a lady looks like? What bearing should one’s clothing have on one’s identification as a feminist? This is exactly the kind of misogynist policing we’ve fought tooth and claw against for decades, and to level this line of “reasoning” at Beyoncé is not only antifeminist, it is despicable." (x)

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I love my First Lady

Can you please tell her to tell her husband to stop killing muslims? Thanks

literally all she does is try to make the country “healthy” by giving students shitty school lunches like please do something else and help your husband fix the economy! *goes awf*

Imma need y’all to learn how the United States Government works. You don’t have to like her or the president but learn that they do not makes the decisions, they really do not have very much power, the president does not have the power to just snap his fingers and make shit happen or change things. You have to have 2/3 vote from congress to take a shit, let alone do anything having to do with government. The entire government was set up to make sure that exact thing could never happen, that is why there are 3 branches and that little thing called checks and balances.

In fact let me just break this down for y’all right here. 

  • President has 2 OFFICIAL jobs, Commander and Chief of the Armed Forces, but he only controls a limited amount of the funding for those troops (enough for 90 to 120 days) to engage these troops in combat. He CANNOT just declare war. only congress can declare war. The second, Accountant over the Federal Budget. 
  • He also is responsible for creating and balancing the national budget, but everything has to be approved by congress with a 2/3 vote. 
  • He signs bills into law, can veto them as well, however congress can override his veto. 
  • He assigns judges to the Supreme court, with the senates approval. 
  • He assigns foreign ambassadors, with the senates approval. 
  • he creates his own cabinet for people to research into areas that he might not have the time to, these are the only people who do not have to get approval from senate
  • congress is made up of 535 people (100 senators 435 HoR) for any of them to come to 1 agreement has only happened once in the history of this country, and that was to go into WWII, and even that the house voted 434 to one (1st woman house of Representative she was from Maine too, she voted against WW1 and 2)  and the judicial branch can call anything unconstitutional and kill it as well. 

and if you think i’m lying you can literally google this shit in 2 seconds. 

That tea is delicious

SAY THAT SHIT AGAIN! 

I would love for people to remember this when they want to start blaming the president. Any president, though not all of them have had good ideas.

lemme get in here a sec.

The President needs a 2/3 vote in Congress to get practically anything done, right? Well currently, the 133th US Congress is split with 53 Democratic senators and 45 Republican senators and 201 Democratic representatives and 234 Republican representatives. That makes a pretty even split between the two major political parties. Ever since President Obama was elected into office, the Republicans have voted down every piece of legislation he’s attempted to pass, in an effort to pin him as the worst president in American history, so that they can go back to their white-washed elitist lives and keep all their hoarded money from the people. The President has been doing everything he can to change things, but he cannot do that without the approval of Congress. Remember that week-long shutdown we had? Yeah, that was because the Republicans weren’t getting exactly their way with the budget, so they decided to shut down the whole goddamn government until they got their way. The United States Government relies on compromise and agreement between the two parties, and we’re seriously lacking right now in that department.

So if you want to blame someone for our country’s issues, blame the goddamn Republicans for acting like tantrum-throwing two year olds.

It’s not even like the Republicans voting against him are doing it as some secret act to make Obama out to be the worst president. Members of the Republican party openly stated that they would vote against him in anything and everything just so that things would not get done. So, seriously, if you’re going to get pissed off at anyone in government, get pissed off at the Republicans. The few things that he has been able to do in his two terms, he and the rest of the Democrats that support him had to basically fight tooth and nail to get. 

I understand the system of checks and blanaces. I actually really love it, but it’s been abused more times than I can count simply to spite the opposing political parties. These damn politicians get to sit around in their suits and have assistants do things for them and interns to do the most menial tasks, but they can’t come to a simple agreement to support the very people that are responsible for them having a career at all. 

The way I see it, every  day they waste not coming to an agreement on something is a day they’re not doing their jobs. A job is, for all intents and purposes, a contractual agreement in which the person agreeing to the contract, in this case the politicians, agrees to fulfill their duties as predetermined for the specific job they have in exchange for monetary compensation. If you don’t do your job, you don’t deserve to be paid. End of story. If you are intentionally not doing your job, you are longer fit for that job and should either resign or be you employment terminated immediately. 

I really think families like the Obamas are one of the best things to happen to American politics in recent history. They’re forward thinking people that care about their country. They can get things done if they were allowed to do so by the rest of the government. What I really love about them is that they have a good sense of humor, something rare to find in their field. While that is amazing, they’re also willing to laugh at themselves. I know people that have met and worked for them in various fields. Everyone has told me that they’re very down to earth people. We need more of that in our politicians because the citizens are actual people to them, not just cogs in the machine that are only good for filling politicians’ pockets with money they don’t deserve.

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