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Anonymous asked:

If you were president and could actually do what you wanted, what would be the first five things you would fix? Anthony Bergen for president, anyone?

deadpresidents answered:

Any five things that I wanted, regardless of what I could actually (legally) do as President?

1. Protect marriage equality with the force of law in every state or territory under U.S. law. 

2. Decimate the power of banks over economic regulations and policy.

3. Immediately end the Cuban embargo. We ought to be ashamed of the institutional arrogance and pettiness of el bloqueo. Allow Cuba to belong to Cubans, including Guantanamo Bay (I’d shut down that facility, too, since the President who said he would obviously won’t).

4. Either abrogate the 22nd Amendment or institute term limits on the Congress and Judiciary. Term limits on the Presidency without term limits on the other two branches of government is clearly a separation of powers issue. And if term limits are necessary (and if they were extended to the other two branches of the federal government in order to establish a true balance of power), I’d make the President’s term five-to-seven years long and not eligible for re-election.

5. Build high-speed rail lines — for passenger service and commercial/cargo service — nationally. And I mean a massive project — not a “study”, not any sort of beta testing, but a ridiculous investment in the infrastructure throughout the country in order to make high-speed rail a priority, and as accessible regionally as the interstate highway system is.  

And not too long after accomplishing those five things, I’d quickly privatize the postal service, demilitarize police forces throughout the country, abolish the death penalty, legalize and regulate marijuana, and use my power and influence as the incumbent President to build a flourishing third party in order to weaken the two-party domination of American politics since the Civil War.

(I obviously wouldn’t be President for very long.)

I would vote for him!

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Anonymous asked:

CAN YOU IMAGINE ANYONE BESIDES THAT PIECE OF CRAP OBAMA BEING AS DISRESPECTFUL TO THE MILITARY. ESPECIALLY TO THE MARINES? SALUTING WITH COFFEE IN HIS HAND? UNBELIEVABLE! AND YOU'LL PROBABLY DEFEND HIM.

deadpresidents answered:

Interesting.

First things first, why are you yelling at me?

Secondly, I said the other day that the President should have been more careful and made a mistake by giving a half-assed salute as he was exiting Marine One. But he’s not the first President to make such a gaffe, he won’t be the last President to do so, and nobody died because President Obama returned a salute with a latte in his hand. I think people tend to forget that while using a helicopter would probably be an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience for most of us, it’s literally the President’s equivalent to public transportation. Yes, he should have returned the salute in a more proper manner, but I’ve forgotten to say “Thank you” to bus drivers on several occasions when getting off at my stop and I had far less pressing concerns than the President. Getting on and off of Marine One and Air Force One is as common to the President of the United States as getting in-and-out of your car, or boarding the train on your way to work. It gets comfortable and commonplace, and your mind wanders because it’s automatic.

Thirdly, why would it make a difference if it was a Marine who President Obama “disrespected”? Soldiers make the same sacrifices, no matter what branch of the service they are in. I understand that many veterans have pride in their own branch of the service, but from the perspective of an outsider, they are all equal. And guess what? Just because someone was a Marine doesn’t mean they are any better than somebody that didn’t serve. There are honorable people in the Armed services (and I’m sure that the Marines who greet the President when he boards or exits his helicopter are fine soldiers), but there are also assholes in the Armed services, just as there are in real-life. When I lived in Austin, I worked nights as a bouncer and I recall a dude who was sexually harassing the female bartenders and shot girls but he got a free pass for a while from management because he was a “Marine”. I didn’t agree with such an entitlement and when I quickly decided that his free pass had expired, he took a swing at me. I didn’t allow him a free pass for that. He might have been a Marine and I might have appreciated his service, but it wasn’t an excuse to grab the asses of bartenders and be a dick, so I knocked his teeth out just as if he hadn’t served in the military. And I’d have done the same thing if he was in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, French Foreign Legion, Salvation Army, whatever. The point is that people are people — the President should have saluted properly, but it doesn’t somehow make it worse because it happened with a Marine. Barack Obama doesn’t secretly have an issue with Marines in general; that’s just the branch of the military in charge of operating the President’s helicopter transport, so that’s why Marines are the soldiers saluting him at the bottom of the steps.

Finally, the most unbelievable thing about this whole message is that you’re obviously outraged about somebody “disrespecting” the military, yet you angrily referred to the Commander-in-Chief of the entire United States military as a “piece of crap”. The President didn’t set out to disrespect the military — he returned a salute with a cup of coffee in his hand, and that half-assed effort was blown out of proportion. He should have been better, but it was a mistake, not disrespect. But being outraged by the situation and then using language of your own that is clearly disrespectful of the President of the United States — again, the Commander-in-Chief of the United States military that you’re so protective of — makes you either hypocritical or ignorant. Neither of those things are excusable, but at least people can overcome ignorance. 

Well said! I believe in freedom of speech, and standing up for our rights under the constitution. We are becoming a society without respect.

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Female BAMFs Throughout History

GODDAMN IT TUMBLR, CAN YOU AT LEAST GIVE US THEIR NAMES?!?!?

  1. Ching Shih was a prominent pirate in middle Qing China, who terrorized the China Sea in the early 19th century. She commanded over 300 junks manned by 20,000 to 40,000 pirates[2] another estimate has Cheng’s fleet at 1800 and crew at about 80,000[3][4]— men, women, and even children. She challenged the empires of the time, such as the British, Portuguese and the Qing dynasty. Undefeated, she would become one of China and Asia’s strongest pirates, and one of world history’s most powerful pirates. She was also one of the few pirate captains to retire from piracy.
  2. Nancy Wake (one of the few white women on this list; of course you put her name on the graphic…)
  3. Lyudmila Pavlichenko
  4. Rukhsana Kausar
  5. The Gulabi gang (gulabi is Hindi for “pink”) was founded by Sampat Pal Devi, a mother of five and former government health worker (as well as a former child bride), as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women.[3]Gulabis visit abusive husbands and threaten to beat them with laathis (sticks) unless they stop abusing their wives. Al Jazeera reports there are 400,000 members across Northern India.
  6. Neejra Bhanot was just 22 when terrorists from the Abu Nidal Organization hijacked Pan Am Flight 73, where she was the senior flight purser. After 17 hours (and yes, hiding American passports to protect those passengers), when the hijackers opened fire and set off explosives, Bhanot opened the emergency door and helped a number of passengers escape. She could have been the first to jump out when she opened the door but she decided not and was shot while shielding three children from a hail of bullets. Bhanot was recognized internationally as “the heroine of the hijack” and is the youngest recipient of the Ashok Chakra Award, India’s most prestigious gallantry award for bravery during peace time.
  7. Zainab Bibi, 42, allegedly told authorities she killed her husband Ahmad Abbas because he tried to sexually assault her 17-year-old daughter from another marriage.
  8. In September 2006, Susan Kuhnhausen found an intruder in her southeast Portland, OR home. “I saw a man step out of the shadows and he began to hit me in the head and the face with a hammer,” said Kuhnhausen. “I got the hammer and started hitting him with the hammer several times. My father, the carpenter, always taught me a hammer could be used for self defense — the claw end would work the best,” said Kuhnhausen. Kuhnhausen’s husband, Michael, had hired Ed Haffey to kill his wife.
  9. Seriously, fuck this one. The photo is of Parinya Chareonphol or Nong Thoom who is a kathoey, which many Thai believe to be a third gender (as opposed to the Western idea of ‘transgender’.) After a short time as a Buddhist monk, she took up Muy Thai kickboxing to support her parents and make enough money to pay for her sex-reassignment surgery, and basically kicked ass at it for several years. She was not “constantly made fun of before fights;” the Muy Thai community embraced her and her presence greatly revitalized both media and public interest in the sport, as shown by increased ticket sales and stadium revenue. The movie Beautiful Boxer was made about her, and she has recently acted in Mercury Man as well as continuing to kickbox. So yeah, fuck this one hard.
  10. Juliane Diller née Koepcke was the only survivor of the LANSA Flight 508 crash in 1971. Despite sustaining a broken collar bone, a deep gash to her right arm, a concussion and an eye injury in the fall, she was able to trek through the dense Amazon jungle for 10 days, until she was rescued by local lumbermen, who subsequently took her by canoe back to civilization. It was later discovered that as many as 14 other passengers also survived the initial fall from the disintegrated plane but were unable to seek help and died while awaiting rescue.

Seriously, guys, this took me like 20 minutes using Google and Wikipedia. These women are real people with real names and real stories. Please don’t reduce them to a picture (most of which came from Wikipedia in the first place oh my god i know you were there) and an “uplifting” story.

I wish I had had this on hand a few days ago…. At work, a little boy told me that he would not make girl pirates for the pirate ship he made, because girls can’t be pirates.

I responded by telling him all about Ching Shih and how she was so good at being a pirate that no one ever caught her or killed her, and she retired all on her own with lots of money. And that she had thousands of ships all under her command, and she was unstoppable.

He didn’t care really, and proceeded to only make boy pirates for his ship. But I am thankful for the people who share this kind of information, and especially share the names of these amazing women.

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