As long as Congress will not increase wages for workers, I will go and talk to every business in America if I have to. There’s no denying a simple truth: America deserves a raise, and if you work full-time in this country, you shouldn’t live in poverty. That’s something that we all believe.
Now, here’s where it gets interesting. There are a number of Republicans, including a number in the Texas delegation, who are mad at me for taking these actions. They actually plan to sue me. Now, I don’t know which things they find most offensive — me helping to create jobs, or me raising wages, or me easing the student loan burdens, or me making sure women can find out whether they’re getting paid the same as men for doing the same job. I don’t know which of these actions really bug them.
The truth is, even with all the actions I’ve taken this year, I’m issuing executive orders at the lowest rate in more than 100 years. So it’s not clear how it is that Republicans didn’t seem to mind when President Bush took more executive actions than I did. Maybe it’s just me they don’t like. I don’t know. Maybe there’s some principle out there that I haven’t discerned, that I haven’t figure out. You hear some of them — “sue him,” “impeach him.” Really? Really? For what? You’re going to sue me for doing my job? Okay.
I mean, think about that. You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job — while you don’t do your job."—
President Obama (via 6dogs9cats)
The Republicans are getting more absurd by the day. Did you know they are now talking about suing the President for delaying the employer mandate? That’s right—they’re suing the executive for failing to carry out a law that congressional Republicans have voted 54 times to repeal or weaken.
are Republicans congress members real
Let’s be honest though. We all know why they hate him, and it ain’t just because of party lines.
He’s a successful politician who worked his way up from the bottom (not the total bottom but the bottom nonetheless). He is the epitome of the American Dream that the Republican party likes to point to as the reason why you should work hard. Obama is the poster boy for their “if you’re not successful you’re not working hard enough” bullshit.
So what’s different about him than say, Joe the goddamn Plumber?
I WONDER WHAT IT COULD BE.(via kate-wisehart)
All the elements in your body were forged many many millions of years ago in the heart of a faraway star that exploded and died. That explosion scattered those elements across the desolations of deep space. After so, so many millions of years, these elements came together to form new stars and new planets. And on and on it went. The elements came together and burst apart, forming shoes and ships and sealing wax and cabbages and kings. Until, eventually, they came together to make you. You are unique in the universe. There is only one Merry Galel.
the weight of us - sanders bohlke / you were a kindness - the national / the lightning strike (what if this storm ends?) - snow patrol / we must be killers - mikky ekko / silhouettes - of monsters and men / the ocean - the bravery / soldiers - ben howard / my oldest friend - andrew belle / marchin on - onerepublic / holland road - mumford and sons / antichrist - the 1975 / pieces - andrew belle
what did chris evans see to make him make this face
Objects of the Eleventh Era
"There’s something you better understand about me ‘cause it’s important and one day your life may depend on it. I am definitely a mad man with a box."
London Calling - Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Composed by Michael Giacchino
The track “London Calling”, which plays after the opening sequence in Star Trek Into Darkness, is the theme for the film’s villian. The theme has a distinct difference from other music themes from the Star Trek universe. Giacchino was urged by JJ Abrams to write something that didn’t sound like it should come from a Star Trek movie.
"I remember when J.J. heard it, he said, ‘Oh, it sounds English. That’s perfect!’ I’m not exactly sure what that meant, but in his mind it fit perfectly. I was just going for something that felt emotional and questioning as opposed to being so direct that it tells you what’s going on." (x)