24 6 / 2013

glaserface:

meanfirstladies:

ayearofmiracles:

On Monday, in a case called Salinas v. Texas that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves, the Supreme Court held that you remain silent at your peril. The court said that this is true even before you’re arrested, when the police are just informally asking questions. The court’s move to cut off the right to remain silent is wrong and also dangerous—because it encourages the kind of high-pressure questioning that can elicit false confessions.

Well this is fucking terrifying

“Took Away?” Give us a fucking break.

1. The probative value of pre-arrest silence at trial is minimal at best. You aren’t going to get to “beyond a reasonable doubt” based on just pre-arrest silence.

2. Heaven forbid the Supreme Court clarify the scope of Miranda rights (which are totally made up, by the way). Seriously. Read the fucking 5th Amendment. Pre-arrest silence is hardly coerced by government action.

3. THE FIFTH AMENDMENT DOES NOT EXIST TO PROTECT THE GUILTY. If you are innocent, then you have no reason to remain silent.

i know that you do mean first ladies but you’re kind of a mean lady

you can argue and still be respectful…

Unwarranted fear mongering and the spreading of unfounded mistruths are two of our biggest pet peeves.

24 6 / 2013

ayearofmiracles:

On Monday, in a case called Salinas v. Texas that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves, the Supreme Court held that you remain silent at your peril. The court said that this is true even before you’re arrested, when the police are just informally asking questions. The court’s move to cut off the right to remain silent is wrong and also dangerous—because it encourages the kind of high-pressure questioning that can elicit false confessions.

Well this is fucking terrifying

"Took Away?" Give us a fucking break.

1. The probative value of pre-arrest silence at trial is minimal at best. You aren’t going to get to “beyond a reasonable doubt” based on just pre-arrest silence.

2. Heaven forbid the Supreme Court clarify the scope of Miranda rights (which are totally made up, by the way). Seriously. Read the fucking 5th Amendment. Pre-arrest silence is hardly coerced by government action.

3. THE FIFTH AMENDMENT DOES NOT EXIST TO PROTECT THE GUILTY. If you are innocent, then you have no reason to remain silent.

23 6 / 2013

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"Sit down. Why don’t I know you?"

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"I’m new. My husband used to just be a Senator."

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"Wait. What?"

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"My husband was just elected President…"

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"No, no. I know how this works. I’m not retarded. So you’ve never actually been First Lady before? Shut up. Shut up."

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"I didn’t say anything…"

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"A new First Lady, That’s really interesting. But you’re, like, really pretty."

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"Thank you."

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"So you agree? You think you’re really pretty?"

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"Oh, I don’t know…"

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"Oh my God, I love your bracelet. Where did you get it?"

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"My daughters made it for me."

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"Oh, it’s so fetch."

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"What is ‘fetch’?"

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"Oh, it’s, like, slang. From England."

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"So, if you’re First Lady…why are you black?"

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"Oh my God, Nancy, you can’t just ask people why they’re black!"

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"Could you give us some privacy for, like, one second?"

"Ok, you should just know that we don’t so this a lot, so this is, like, a really huge deal."

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"We wanna invite you to have lunch with us every day for the rest of the week."

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"Coolness. We’ll see you tomorrow."

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"On Wednesdays we wear pink!"

23 6 / 2013

glitter-lace-sophistication said: Oh my goodness, I discovered your blog a few months ago and I loved it! I just revisited it today and I laughed just as hard at posts I have already read! I love your blog soo much! It's so clever, not to mention that mean girls is one if the greatest movies!

Aww! Thanks, dear! We really appreciate it! :)

23 6 / 2013

kennedyclintonkat:

meanfirstladies:

hugecockprivilege:

negressive:

replied to Lena Dunham because someone needs to interrupt her silly ass privileged white ignorance

fuck i love you

* your making - gerunds require a possessive. Much like liberals require constant correction.

actually, it’s grammatically correct as is - does “We should definitely be offended by you are making light of it” sound correct to you? It’s not intended to be a gerund, so it doesn’t require an apostrophe - much like conservatives don’t need factual information to make a statement.

"your" =/= "you are". You’re thinking of “you’re”. You’re also an idiot, but we’ll blame that on your being blindly liberal. (Don’t get us wrong - we’re just as harsh on the blindly conservative. We give all idiots what’s due.)
"It’s not intended to be a gerund"? Are you freaking kidding us? It’s grammar - it is what it is. 
We weep for the future of America.

kennedyclintonkat:

meanfirstladies:

hugecockprivilege:

negressive:

replied to Lena Dunham because someone needs to interrupt her silly ass privileged white ignorance

fuck i love you

* your making - gerunds require a possessive. Much like liberals require constant correction.

actually, it’s grammatically correct as is - does “We should definitely be offended by you are making light of it” sound correct to you? It’s not intended to be a gerund, so it doesn’t require an apostrophe - much like conservatives don’t need factual information to make a statement.

"your" =/= "you are". You’re thinking of “you’re”. You’re also an idiot, but we’ll blame that on your being blindly liberal. (Don’t get us wrong - we’re just as harsh on the blindly conservative. We give all idiots what’s due.)

"It’s not intended to be a gerund"? Are you freaking kidding us? It’s grammar - it is what it is. 

We weep for the future of America.

(via twinkleofafadingstar)

23 6 / 2013

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"So, are there any jobs you’ve thought about doing after being First Lady?"

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"Well, there is this one government job…"

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"What is it?!"

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"Is it a Cabinet job?"

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"It’s Secretary of State."

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"No!"

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"Oh, no, you can’t be Secretary of State. That’s Hillary’s old job. She had it for four years. Yeah, and then she was devastated when Barack fired her last winter."

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"I thought she quit so she could run for President?"

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"Ok, irregardless, old jobs just off-limits to friends. I mean, that’s just, like, the rules of feminism. Don’t worry, I’ll never tell Hillary what you said. It’ll be our little secret."

Later that night…

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"I know your secret."

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"Secret? What are you saying about?"

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"Laura told me that you want to be Secretary of State. I mean, I don’t care, do whatever you want. But let me just tell you something about being Secretary of State: All you do is travel wherever you want, meet world leaders, and have the American public fall in love with you."

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"Is that bad?"

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"But if you want it…Whatever, I mean, I could talk to some people for you if you want. But wait, aren’t you so mad at Laura for telling me?"

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"It was pretty bitchy, but I’m not mad. I mean, I guess she just likes the attention."

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"See, Laura, I told you she’s not mad."

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"I can’t believe you think I like attention!"

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"Ok, love you, see you tomorrow!"

23 6 / 2013

hugecockprivilege:

negressive:

replied to Lena Dunham because someone needs to interrupt her silly ass privileged white ignorance

fuck i love you

* your making - gerunds require a possessive. Much like liberals require constant correction.

hugecockprivilege:

negressive:

replied to Lena Dunham because someone needs to interrupt her silly ass privileged white ignorance

fuck i love you

* your making - gerunds require a possessive. Much like liberals require constant correction.

(via twinkleofafadingstar)

14 6 / 2013

"Your face smells like peppermint."

"Your face smells like peppermint."

31 5 / 2013

vdubali:

edwn:

Just to provide some perspective on the accusation that Obama spends like a college freshman who just got a credit card. It’s no wonder Republicans hate fact-checkers…

THANK YOU

Silly liberals, math is for smart people. And smart people are Republicans.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/a-bogus-chart-on-obama-and-the-debt-gets-a-new-lease-on-life/2011/09/28/gIQAx40Y6K_blog.html

vdubali:

edwn:

Just to provide some perspective on the accusation that Obama spends like a college freshman who just got a credit card. It’s no wonder Republicans hate fact-checkers…

THANK YOU

Silly liberals, math is for smart people. And smart people are Republicans.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/a-bogus-chart-on-obama-and-the-debt-gets-a-new-lease-on-life/2011/09/28/gIQAx40Y6K_blog.html

(Source: edwn, via iamwhatyouwantmetobe)

06 5 / 2013

irmajor:

All IR majors everywhere.

"I Kind of Want to Roll up my Sleeves and Make Geo-Political Problem Solving My Bitch: The Hillary Clinton Story", coming soon to Lifetime Movie Network.

(via howtobeasatellite)