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I mainly post The West Wing, HIMYM, Doctor Who, and left winged politics.

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I forecasted this once. I made up a scary story a few years ago for Zoey, so that she’d take her protection seriously. I went too far, and I scared her, and she cried. This was the story.

  #The West Wing    #West Wing    #Jed Bartlet  
  #Parks & Rec    #Andy Dwyer  
elliottwith2ts:

New to-do list.

elliottwith2ts:

New to-do list.

  #tumblr    #misc.    #I actually need to do this    #digging through old stuff  
  #gpoy    #to the max    #especially the diseaese thing    #for a while    #I was convinced that I was going to die of carbon monoxide poisoning    #digging through old stuff  

teachingliteracy:

Houses Made of Credit Card Envelopes (by Jeremiah Johnson)

Via

  #art    #digging through old stuff  

gallifreyan-buccaneer:

#To the people who for some unknown reason still don’t like Martha Jones: #remember that Donna Noble does #Donna Noble loves Martha Jones #and thinks she’s worth something #’Her name is Martha and she’s not collateral damage’ #and everyone knows that if Donna Noble declares something #then it must be damn true #MARTHA JONES YOU ARE A FUCKING STAR

  #Martha Jones    #Donna Noble    #Doctor Who    #95% queue  

winterinthetardis:

Top Ten: Martha Jones is Flawless
3. The Last of the Time Lords (3x13)

Martha Jones single-handedly saves the world. She spends a year walking the globe, spreading the story of The Doctor to anyone and everyone, and she doesn’t even give herself the credit for it. She tells the people that she is just a voice for the Doctor, that they should be thinking of him, not idolizing her. But really? The Doctor is just a symbol - Martha is the only reason they were able to defeat the Master. Furthermore, not only did she save the world, but she did it alone. Always traveling and spreading the word, with no one there to help her. She must have agonized over what the Master was doing to her family, to the man she loved, to everyone she had ever known - but Martha kept going, kept doing the impossible. The Doctor might have whispered the instructions in her ear, but Martha Jones? Martha Jones did it all herself. And she is good.

  #Martha Jones    #Doctor Who    #95% queue  

winterinthetardis:

Top Ten: Martha Jones is Flawless
4. Human Nature (3x08)

Imagine living in our day and age and then having to spent two months in 1913. He had all of time and space to choose a place to hide and he took her to a time period where she would have been subjected to immense racism, condescension and hardship. The most amazing part? At the end, the Doctor just thanked her, and she forgave him, just like that. She forgave him, even though she had her heart broken, even though he treated her like total crap, even though she had to spend months working as a maid when she was previously studying to be a doctor; she forgave him because her caring and compassion knows no bounds. In her place, not many of us would have been able to be as classy as Martha was. In fact, in her place, I would have probably ended up slapping John Smith. ‘This is what a call a story’, indeed.

  #Martha Jones    #Doctor Who    #95% queue  

winterinthetardis:

Top Ten: Martha Jones is Flawless
9. Smith and Jones (3x01)

As anyone can attest to who has spent just a little too long under water in the pool, the feeling of suffocating is terrifying. All you want to do is panic, but not Martha Jones. Not only does she keep her head straight (she’s running out of air and she still realizes that the Doctor has two hearts, so he needs double the chest compressions) but she is also completely unselfish. Instead of trying to keep the oxygen for herself, she gives her last breaths to the Doctor, in hopes that he will save them all. That sort of perspective and selflessness does not come easily. Furthermore, he hadn’t even told her the plan ahead of time, so Martha is going solely on faith in this weird alien who she just met not even half an hour before.

  #Martha Jones    #Doctor Who    #95% queue  

winterinthetardis:

Top Ten: Martha Jones is Flawless
1. The Last of the Time Lords (3x13)

You don’t have to love Martha Jones, but you have to respect her. She accomplished so many things, even though most of the time, she was undervalued, under-appreciated, or just completely unnoticed. She never complained about why the Doctor didn’t love her or why he treated her badly. She just watched his back and took care of him, and when it came time, she left - she got out. Not because she was abandoning the Doctor, but because she needed to go. She needed to live her life, she needed to move on from the Doctor and her unrequited feelings, and she needed to help her family after the year of torture they went through. Some people say Martha Jones was being selfish, but that’s not true. If you had to choose between all of time and space with the man you are in love with, or staying home and fixing a family broken by a year that never was, wouldn’t you prefer to run away? And keep running with the Doctor - away from all that responsibility? But no, Martha stayed to helped her family and save the world over and over again. She wasn’t selfish; she was strong. It must have been incredibly hard for her to walk away from him, but she knew that she needed to. She was incredibly brave. Martha Jones, you truly are a star.

  #Martha Jones    #Doctor Who    #fave companion  
justmargaret:

I don’t know why this is being said by Belle and Gaston, but I like the words.

justmargaret:

I don’t know why this is being said by Belle and Gaston, but I like the words.

  #feminism    #rape culture  

foxnewsofficial:

next time you’re washing your hands next to somebody cup your hands under the tap until the water overflows then look at them dramatically and say ‘this water is getting out of hand’ it’s a guaranteed way to make friends i have never tried it but it is guaranteed

  #tumblr    #if people at UChicago don't appreciate this    #I'm transferring    #95% queue    #digging through old stuff  

You know how it goes: the pervasive media mythology tells us that the fight over the schoolhouse is supposedly a battle between greedy self-interested teachers who don’t care about children and benevolent billionaire “reformers” whose political activism is solely focused on the welfare of kids. Epitomizing the media narrative, the Wall Street Journal casts the latter in sanitized terms, re-imagining the billionaires as philanthropic altruists “pushing for big changes they say will improve public schools.”

The first reason to scoff at this mythology should be obvious: it simply strains credulity to insist that pedagogues who get paid middling wages but nonetheless devote their lives to educating kids care less about those kids than do the Wall Street hedge funders and billionaire CEOs who finance the so-called “reform” movement.

  #education    #completely relevant in nc right now    #95% queue    #old stuff but still applies  
  #The West Wing    #West Wing    #Josh Lyman  

notabadday:

GET TO KNOW ME MEME[1/10] female characters → donna moss

“I just want to grow in my job, do something meaningful, do more than earn a paycheck until I die.”

  #The West Wing    #West Wing    #Donna Moss    #:)