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lisaquestions:

nevver:

Free Speech

Alt text from xkcd:

I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.

lisaquestions:

nevver:

Free Speech

Alt text from xkcd:

I can’t remember where I heard this, but someone once said that defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express.

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frantzfandom:

werewolfau:

chujo-hime:

captaincommunist:

beharie-nyongo:

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On one hand, T’Challa!

On the other…by the end of the film, the team will be pretty packed.

-Cap

-Iron Man

-Thor

-Hulk

-Nat

-Clint

-Pietro

-Wanda

-Vision

Not to mention Rhodey’s appearance, in whatever capacity, and the hope that, however unlikely, Sam will show up.

If you read the article, it sounds like it would be a cameo (followed by a possible Netflix series) rather than him actually joining the team, so I don’t see how that makes the movie any more “packed” than it already is

there is zero downside to t’challa showing up

We could solve issues of the team being packed by getting rid of garbage characters like pietro, wanda and vision

First, this entire incident speaks to the continued power of right-wing mythology. For many of the protesters, this isn’t about a rogue rancher as much as it’s a stand against “tyranny” personified in Barack Obama and his administration.

Second, it won’t happen, but right-wing media ought to be condemned for their role in fanning the flames of this standoff. After years of decrying Obama’s “lawlessness” and hyperventilating over faux scandals, it’s galling to watch conservatives applaud actual lawbreaking and violent threats to federal officials.

Finally, I can’t help but wonder how conservatives would react if these were black farmers—or black anyone—defending “their” land against federal officials. Would Fox News applaud black militiamen aiming their guns at white bureaucrats?

Somehow, given the degree to which right-wing media traffic in racial paranoia, I think we’d be looking at a different situation if the Bundy Ranch belonged to a bunch of black people. And as someone who closely follows the regular incidents of lethal police violence against blacks and Latinos, I also wonder whether law enforcement would be as tepid against a group of armed African-Americans. Judging from past events, I’m not so sure.

Bundy Ranch and Bureau of Land Management standoff: What right-wingers’ anger says about race. (via dendroica)

snh-snh-snh:

I keep thinking oh man, I’m so immature. How am I allowed to be an adult.

Then I spend time with teenagers.

And it’s like, wow, okay, yeah. I am an adult. I am so adult. Look at me adulting all over the place.

“Being a true bad ass has no weight or gender requirement - just 100% commitment to greatness”

– Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)