next met galas theme should be riverdale: the epic highs and lows of high school fashion
If someone doesn’t come dressed in a bear suit or an entire outfit made of metal crowns, I’m rioting.
Except watch everybody show up saying “this is my homage to the (checks hand) Black Hood,” & it’s a simple black fucking dress so we’re all let down again & denied fun.
Sometimes your Anchor just being there at the exact right moment is enough to remind you who you are
So, am I to understand that The Pussycats concert at The Wyrm did not save Riverdale after all??
How DARE you try and tell me that a concert for 50 people didn’t make enough money to save the town!
Archie, the town hero, said it would, & Riverdale says he can do no wrong!
Concerned™ in the Bunker? They invented it.
I know Cheryl & Kevin are on a quest to get Cheryl sainthood via performing miracles, but I think we can all agree Penelope just performed one by finally stopping the singing—using eternally speechless dead Jason as a reason.
All hail Penelope.
I maaay have finally snapped & used my long empty fandom IG to comment on RAS’s post nicely worded FACTS & no joke, a B*rchie fan instantly told me to fuck off.
It’s so funny thoooo. 😹 Genuinely hilarious to me. Imagine being that pressed over your shitty ship of misogyny & boredom.
As always, Bughead fiveever. 👌🏻
Saying “the McDonalds flag at Guantanamo Bay is flown at half mast in order to honor the anniversary of 9/11” out loud and then immediately dying of a stroke
“The McDonalds flag at Guantanamo Bay” what kind of fucking capitalist hellscape are we living in why is there a McDonald’s flag at ONE OF THE MOST INFAMOUS HIGH SECURITY PRISONS IN THE WORLD
My immediate thought upon viewing this post was “this cannot be real,” so I went on a fact-finding mission, hoping to disprove it.
OH MAN YOU GUYS I WAS SO HORRIBLY, TERRIBLY WRONG.
Not only is the McDonald’s at Guantánamo Bay 100% real, but there’s also a bowling alley, a golf course, several fitness centres, a Pizza Express, three outdoor cinema spaces, and a tiki bar.
In the article “I just returned from a visit to Guantanamo Bay — and I’m still processing how strange it was” by former Middle East correspondent Richard Hall, he says:
“The official purpose of the base is to “preserve America’s strategic influence in the Caribbean.” The complex meanders 45 square miles across the deepwater bay and is home to some 6,000 soldiers and contract domestic workers, as well as their families. In parts, it looks and feels more like an average American town than anything else. A noticeboard outside of a supermarket lists events and goings-on about the base — a “Blues BBQ” with stilt walkers and face-painting, bingo…. pottery classes and trivia nights. You can even practice your shooting at the Ground Zero paintball range.”
The. Ground. Zero. Paintball. Range.
I AM LOSING MY GODDAMN MIND
Thankfully, the article also notes that the Biden Administration is working to close the detention centre, but… jfc the McDystopia is now.
If you live and vote in California, I hope by now you’ve heard that there is an election happening on September 14th. You may have even gotten your ballot in the mail already.
An election? In September? Yes. A stupid one.
You see, some Republicans got Big Mad at Governor Gavin Newsom when he made the decision to lockdown the state last year at the beginning of the pandemic. They decided to start a petition to remove (recall) him from office. California’s state constitution allows voters to remove the governor via recall election if they get enough signatures.
How many signatures, you ask? 12% of the total votes cast in the previous election for the office of the person being recalled, or in this case, 1.5 million.
Yeah. That’s all. Out of a state of nearly 40 million people. A state that is the 5th largest economy in the world.
Just 1.5 million people need to sign an official recall petition for a statewide vote to remove the governor from office.
(If you didn’t know, a recall election is how California got Arnold Schwarzenegger for governor in 2003.)
If a simple majority (50% + 1 vote) of voters choose YES on their ballots, Gavin Newsom will be removed from office and whomever of the 46 candidates on the ballot gets more votes than anyone else (not even a majority vote, just more than the other candidates) will become California’s new governor.
The current (as of today, August 20th) frontrunners are a very right-wing talk radio host named Larry Elder, and a real estate broker/YouTube personality named Kevin Paffrath. Neither have what you would call “political experience.”
(Caitlin Jenner is also running. Just in case you were wondering.)
How do you get on a recall ballot in California? To replace the governor, the highest office in the state? Well, you need to complete the arduous task of forking over about $4000 and getting 7500 signatures of real Californians saying they back you as a candidate.
Yeah. That’s all.
Oh, and just having this election is costing CA taxpayers over $250 million dollars.
So what’s at stake if Newsom gets recalled?
Majority control of the US Senate.
You see, Senator Dianne Feinstein is 88 years old this year. She’s been Senator since 1992. If she falls too ill to continue her duties, if she resigns, if she dies while in office, California does not hold a Senatorial election.
The governor appoints a replacement.
This is how we got our current junior Senator, Alex Padilla, after Kamala Harris was inaugurated as Vice President.
Let me say that again.
The governor appoints a replacement Senator if Dianne Feinstein cannot complete her term.
If enough people vote to recall Gavin Newsom, and a Republican, or Libertarian, or, let’s be honest, any inexperienced wet sack that can be bought off by the highest bidder, takes his place, they will very possibly appoint a Republican Senator to replace Dianne Feinstein and put that fuckface Mitch McConnell back in control of the US Senate.
So please, please, if you’re a Californian, make sure you’re registered to vote, get your ballot, and vote NO on this stupid waste of money recall election.
“78 percent of registered Republicans said they were “very interested” in voting in the recall, while only 47 percent of registered Democrats said the same. And while Newsom could theoretically take comfort in that 57 percent approval rating in the CBS News poll, that figure won’t help him unless people vote who don’t seem particularly inclined to.” https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/08/california-recall-election-newsom-ballot-mess.amp
Wow, this post has really taken off! Well done everyone!
One week to go!
Please keep sharing it because it’s not too late to vote, even if you missed the August 30th registration deadline. California allows same-day registration if you vote in person!
More info here from the CA Secretary of State: Same-day registration and conditional voting
Do you live in California? Are you 18 or older? Are you not registered to vote? Click that link^^ and follow the instructions to make sure you can VOTE NO ON THE RECALL on September 14th.
Not sure if you’re registered to vote in California? Check your status here: Voter Status
Once again, “If you miss(ed) the deadline to register to vote 15 days before an election, you still have an opportunity to register and vote. You can go to your county election office, vote center, or polling place on or before Election Day to complete the conditional voter registration process (often referred to as “Same Day Voter Registration”). You will have to fill out a voter registration card and will be given a ballot. Once county elections officials have verified your voter registration, your vote will be counted.” (Source)
And as if you need any further motivation, here’s what leading Republican candidate Larry Elder has had to say lately:
Please continue sharing this until September 14th if it comes across your dash. And if you live in California and are eligible to vote, please vote NO on the recall.