US Republicans Are The Worst And Climate Is Their Target

Friday, December 4th, 2015

liberalsarecool:

Paul Krugman: “We’re looking at a [Republican] party that has turned its back on science at a time when doing so puts the very future of civilization at risk. That’s the truth, and it needs to be faced head-on.”

Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker: “The best that can be hoped for during the next week in Paris is that the rest of the world ignores the U.S.’s Republican leaders.

Obama-era Republicans are just plain asshole obstructionists:

Joby Warrick of the Washington Post: ”… formerly classified documents from the Bush [I] and Reagan administrations obtained under the Freedom of Information Act and released on Wednesday by the National Security Archive … portray senior officials in the two Republican administrations pressing for an aggressive response to international environmental issues of the day — including, during Bush’s term, climate change…. The assertive posture contrasts with the positions taken this week by leading Republican presidential contenders, several of whom publicly mocked [President] Obama’s efforts to secure an international climate treaty in Paris. The GOP-controlled House voted Tuesday to block the administration’s signature regulation to cut greenhouse-gas pollution from U.S. power plants.“

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What’s ur opinion on the 2005 p&p?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

FUCK THIS MOVIE. I HATE THIS MOVIE. There is so much whack shit in this film:

  • the five sisters are KEIRA KNIGHTLEY, amy dunne, johanna mason, carey mulligan of ‘drive’, doctor who episode ‘blink’ and being the future mom of a mumford’s son fame, and the main girl from st trinians???? WHAT KIND OF WHITE PEOPLE PERFECTION their dad is president snow and their mum was vera in noted television procedural vera???? OKAY
  • DARCY IS 6’2
  • MR BINGLEY WAS OCTAVIUS IN ROME AND ALSO HAS THE CHEEKBONES OF A TOLKIEN ELF
  • JUDI DENCH 
  • this movie is just Joe Wright Period Period Piece but it is THE EPITOME OF THIS VERY SPECIFIC GENRE. HE’S NOT GONNA TOP THIS AND HE NEEDS TO STOP TRYING the panning shot of the peak district??? ‘Liz On Top Of The World’ plays in the bg it’s the ULTIMATE. 
  • HOT LIZARD KING WICKHAM
  • and okay i love how this movie shows the bennets as an actual FAMILY
  • like they’re messy and tactile and they talk over one another it’s so genuine
  • AND I LOVE THEIR HOUSE WITH THE CREEPING VINES
  • and okay the COSTUMES IN THIS MOVIE OH MY GODDD
  • everyone’s white gowns in the netherfield ball scene? YOOOOOO
  • honestly the production value of this movie is nuts
  • it’s the AESTHETIC
  • alright so jane austen novels are awesome and they show a lot about society and relationships in the regency era
  • and the thing about 2005 pride and prejudice is that it doesn’t only show the verbal sparring/tension between lizzie and darcy
  • but the sexual tension as well
  • THE SEXUAL UNDERTONES OF THIS MOVIE
  • OH MY GOD
  • IT’S SO FUCKING MUCH
  • like every interaction is loaded with like sexy LOOKS and body language
  • and like they don’t even kiss but it’s so obvious they wanna bang
  • THEY WANT TO BANG
  • SO
  • BAD
  • it’s like raw magnetism
  • it’s something people would write ridiculous articles in cosmo about
  • like that bit where darcy helps lizzie into the carriage???????
  • HE HELPS HER UP

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  • (IT’S THE 1800S, PEOPLE DONT TOUCH)
  • she looks at him, scandalised

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  • HE WALKS AWAY, FLEXING HIS HAND AS IF IT’S BURNING

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  • ROMANCE
  • there’s this scene where lizzie and darcy are dancing in a crowded room but they’re so focused on each other the other people LITERALLY MELT AWAY

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  • LIKE THEY’RE THE ONLY TWO PEOPLE IN THE GOD DAMN UNIVERSE
  • (sidebar: HER HAIR IN THIS SCENE. GOD DAMN.)
  • also THE TRACKING SHOT THROUGH THE PARTY OH MY GOD 
  • and okay, like
  • let’s not even GET INTO the declaration scene
  • after a heavy dose of SEXILY AVOIDING EACH OTHER’S GLANCES IN CHURCH the sexual tension crescendos
  • UNDER THE AWNING OF SOME ANCIENT RUIN
  • IN THE POURING RAIN
  • he advances; he admits his love
  • she REBUKES him
  • affronted, he insults pretty much everything about her
  • she responds but rebuking him again but WORSE
  • but the sexual tension’s still there
  • there’s just the noise of the rain
  • the air between them is so charged it could power like
  • a small city probably
  • THEY’RE SUPER CLOSE
  • NO TOUCHEY
  • AND THEN
  • HE LEANS FORWARD, EYES LOCKED ON HER LIPS
  • HE’S GONNA KISS HER
  • SHE WANTS HIM TO KISS HER

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  • HE DOESN’T KISS HER
  • THE 
  • FUCKING
  • TENSION
  • I CAN’T EVEN WATCH THIS BIT HONESTLY
  • and she regrets it immediately after and then he DROPS OFF THE LETTER AND SHE’S JUST SITTING THERE IN SHOCK REALLY
  • I KNOW BABE. I KNOW
  • and it’s the kind of movie you can rewatch a hundred times and it’s still as amazing as the first time and you pick up all these little things you missed
  • it was like my 20th watch when i realised that mary is in love with mr collins
  • and ok THE LIVING SCULPTURES OF PEMBERLEY SCENE
  • all the pemberly scenes really like when they show up and lizzie sees this bomb ass house that could’ve been hers and she’s just like, ‘hahahhahahahaha i fucked up, i fucked up. i fucked up so bad im sorry, im trash’
  • AND WHEN SHE MEETS GEORGIANA AND SHE LOOKS AT LIZZIE AND DARCY LIKE SMIRK.EMOJI

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  • she knows
  • and the scene where DARCY AND BINGLEY PRACTICE WHAT HE’S GOING TO SAY TO JANE
  • REGENCY SOFT BRO AF
  • and the scene before when the bennets rush to make themselves look presentable and it’s sooooo awkward and forced HONESTLY THEY ARE THE BEST
  • AND JANE AND BINGLEY LOWKEY OTP FINALLY GETTING TOGETHER
  • AND JANE STANDING THERE IN THE SUNBEAM LOOKING LIKE A LITERAL ANGEL AND TEARS IN HER EYES AS SHE SAYS YES
  • and then
  • DARCY
  • LOOKING LIKE SOME FABIO SHIT
  • WALING ACROSS THE MOORS
  • TO HER

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  • WHAT THE HELLLLLL
  • THE MUSIC SWELLS
  • HE’S RUGGED
  • ‘YOU MUST KNOW… SURELY YOU MUST KNOW IT WAS ALL FOR YOU’
  • s t o p
  • and lizzie is standing there with her artfully messy hair
  • ‘YOU HAVE BEWITCHED ME, BODY AND SOUL, AND I LOVE YOU
  • I LOVE YOU
  • I LOVE YOU’
  • good BYE
  • and she kisses his hands? NOOOOOOO
  • THEY GONNA BANG SO MUCH
  • i keep this movie on every device i have in case i need an emergency pick me up
  • once i watched this with dinner at night and when it finished the dvd was on a loop and it started playing again…. and i watched it again… twice

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“But let’s assume that Obama, or George W. Bush before him, did outline goals that the current deal…”

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

But let’s assume that Obama, or George W. Bush before him, did outline goals that the current deal doesn’t meet. So what? Those goals are irrelevant, unless Cotton and company have a plausible plan for achieving them by scrapping the existing deal, which they don’t.

When critics focus incessantly on the gap between the present deal and a perfect one, what they’re really doing is blaming Obama for the fact that the United States is not omnipotent. This isn’t surprising given that American omnipotence is the guiding assumption behind contemporary Republican foreign policy. Ask any GOP presidential candidate except Rand Paul what they propose doing about any global hotspot and their answer is the same: be tougher. America must take a harder line against Iran’s nuclear program, against ISIS, against Bashar al-Assad, against Russian intervention in Ukraine and against Chinese ambitions in the South China Sea.

If you believe American power is limited, this agenda is absurd. America needs Russian and Chinese support for an Iranian nuclear deal. U.S. officials can’t simultaneously put maximum pressure on both Assad and ISIS, the two main rivals for power in Syria today. They must decide who is the lesser evil. Accepting that American power is limited means prioritizing. It means making concessions to regimes and organizations you don’t like in order to put more pressure on the ones you fear most. That’s what Franklin Roosevelt did when allying with Stalin against Hitler. It’s what Richard Nixon did when he reached out to communist China in order to increase America’s leverage over the U.S.S.R.

And it’s what George W. Bush refused to do after 9/11, when he defined the “war on terror” not merely as a conflict against al-Qaeda but as a license to wage war, or cold war, against every anti-American regime supposedly pursuing weapons of mass destruction. This massive overestimation of American power underlay the war in Iraq, which has taken the lives of a half-million Iraqis and almost 4,500 Americans, and cost the United States over $2 trillion. And it underlay Bush’s refusal to negotiate with Iran, even when Iran made dramatic overtures to the United States. Negotiations, after all, require mutual concessions, which Bush believed were unnecessary; if America just kept flexing its muscles, the logic went, Iran’s regime would collapse.

Why Republicans Are So Mad About Obama’s Nuclear Deal With Iran – The Atlantic (via dendroica)

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pigolympics:If you think I won’t look at every single reblog and read the tags and comments then…

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

pigolympics:

If you think I won’t look at every single reblog and read the tags and comments then buddy you vastly underestimate my desire for validation and attention

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Sunday, February 8th, 2015

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afterthefeetofbeauty: New hero

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

afterthefeetofbeauty:

New hero

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