hellzyeahthewebwieldingavenger:

Spectacular Spider-Man season 1 episode 7 “Catalysts” 

Get it? Peter Parker literally got the ‘last dance with Mary Jane

assholeofday:

Todd Starnes, Asshole of the Day for July 22, 2014
by TeaPartyCat (Follow @TeaPartyCat)
Yesterday President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order only applies to federal contractors. This is after Congress failed to pass ENDA, which would have protected all workers from discrimination on this basis. So it’s a small victory for LGBT groups.
But limited though this order is, it’s not good enough for hardcore bigots who feel that the world will end if employers can’t fire people for being gay. Here’s Fox News’ go-to bigot, Todd Starnes explaining how awful this is:

The mask is coming off of the homosexual movement’s agenda. They really do not believe in religious liberty. They want forced affirmation of homosexual and transgender conduct to trump every other consideration in the workplace - including religious liberty.”
[…]
The Obama administration seems hell-bent on forcing Christians to assimilate to the militant LGBT agenda. Resistance is futile.

You see, to Todd Starnes, firing people for being gay is a religious matter. In his view Christian organizations shouldn’t be helping the poor if it means they can’t fire gays. Hating gays is more important than helping the poor.
But more specifically, here he is saying that the federal government should not be attaching strings to its funds to protect the rights of its citizens in the workplace where those funds will be spent. It’s a peculiar argument. It is not a stretch to say that, absent the Civil Rights Act, he would argue that the federal government shouldn’t attach a requirement on federal contractors that they not be allowed to fire employees for being black if they could cook up some cockamamie religious reason for hating blacks.
And since religious freedom for him only seems to apply to his particular sect of Christianity, he can’t see that what he’s asking for could also mean that a company owned by another religion could fire a member of his sect on the basis of their religion. As Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in her dissent in the Hobby Lobby case

"Approving some religious claims while deeming others unworthy of accommodation could be ‘perceived as favoring one religion over another,’ the very ‘risk the [Constitution’s] Establishment Clause was designed to preclude."

Religious freedom is a private freedom, not a right for one religious group to impose its rules on others.
So, for defending the rights of those who would take federal funds to be able to fire people for being gay, Todd Starnes is Asshole of the Day.
It is Todd Starnes' sixth time as Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for
comparing transgender people to people who identify as a “pine cone or weed whacker”
whining that the non-white Miss America didn’t reflect “American values”
his overreaction to the Coke Super Bowl commercial
blaming God for his own homophobia
accusing gays of turning St. Patrick’s Day parades into gay pride by participating
Full story: Media Matters

assholeofday:

Todd Starnes, Asshole of the Day for July 22, 2014

by TeaPartyCat ()

Yesterday President Obama signed an executive order prohibiting workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order only applies to federal contractors. This is after Congress failed to pass ENDA, which would have protected all workers from discrimination on this basis. So it’s a small victory for LGBT groups.

But limited though this order is, it’s not good enough for hardcore bigots who feel that the world will end if employers can’t fire people for being gay. Here’s Fox News’ go-to bigot, Todd Starnes explaining how awful this is:

The mask is coming off of the homosexual movement’s agenda. They really do not believe in religious liberty. They want forced affirmation of homosexual and transgender conduct to trump every other consideration in the workplace - including religious liberty.”

[…]

The Obama administration seems hell-bent on forcing Christians to assimilate to the militant LGBT agenda. Resistance is futile.

You see, to Todd Starnes, firing people for being gay is a religious matter. In his view Christian organizations shouldn’t be helping the poor if it means they can’t fire gays. Hating gays is more important than helping the poor.

But more specifically, here he is saying that the federal government should not be attaching strings to its funds to protect the rights of its citizens in the workplace where those funds will be spent. It’s a peculiar argument. It is not a stretch to say that, absent the Civil Rights Act, he would argue that the federal government shouldn’t attach a requirement on federal contractors that they not be allowed to fire employees for being black if they could cook up some cockamamie religious reason for hating blacks.

And since religious freedom for him only seems to apply to his particular sect of Christianity, he can’t see that what he’s asking for could also mean that a company owned by another religion could fire a member of his sect on the basis of their religion. As Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in her dissent in the Hobby Lobby case

"Approving some religious claims while deeming others unworthy of accommodation could be ‘perceived as favoring one religion over another,’ the very ‘risk the [Constitution’s] Establishment Clause was designed to preclude."

Religious freedom is a private freedom, not a right for one religious group to impose its rules on others.

So, for defending the rights of those who would take federal funds to be able to fire people for being gay, Todd Starnes is Asshole of the Day.

It is Todd Starnes' sixth time as Asshole of the Day. Previous wins were for

Full story: Media Matters

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tamorapierce:

victorianrendezvous:

sparaglipietro:

Michael Komarck - A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE

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sparaglipietro

Accurate fanart, down to the antlered helm. So much love.

Wow.

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asker

Anonymous asked: Earlier today you said Gargoyles was better than Avatar. If I may, what are your problems with Avatar?

I had a long response written but deleted it, because I like ATLA a lot, but this being the internet, I just know somebody would come along and misconstrue what I was conveying. So, long story short: I think Avatar is great, but Bryke are pretty bad at pacing and rely on too many deus ex machinas.

I like “Avatar” A LOT. But I love “Gargoyles”. Sorry. But hey, if you want a controversial statement from me, here it is: “The Legend of Korra” is a piece of garbage.

asker

jkthinkythoughts asked: Demona vs. the Warner Siblings. Would there be a winner or would the world just implode?

lindsayetumbls:

Hate to say it - the Warners would win. Demona is WAY too easily annoyed and she would fall for everything.

JW The Mystery Child

railover85:

JW was the confirmed Big Secret of Season 3 in the CVG video.

So who is JW?

Well, Greg didn’t say (saaaaaaaaaaaaad face) but I will use a little deduction

  1. Roy was watching him/her, so she/he must be a child
  2. Roy was watching him/her, which means he/she must be family. He has no siblings, so we can think that it could be his and Jade’s kid, or Artemis’s kid
  3. JW is initials, so their LAST name begins with W
  4. Only one character in the show has a W last name

So I’m going with it’s Artemis and Wally’s kid

railover85:

I WAS RIGHT IT WAS THE JW THING!!!! WHO IS JW?!

railover85:

I WAS RIGHT IT WAS THE JW THING!!!! WHO IS JW?!

sinvraal:

Never saw that show - it was a very Eighties thing wunnit?

Nooooo, 90s, in the same era as the much-beloved Batman: TAS. Gargoyles was quite a bit better than your average 80s toy commercial cartoon, leaps and bounds better overall quality than Transformers, He-Man or G.I. Joe.

What it did better than the vast majority of cartoons was character development. The villains especially… it was the first time I’d seen a cartoon develop the villains’ motivations (this was well before stuff like Avatar: TLA, mind), make them grey and even give them moments of heroism. By the end of the show, you couldn’t help but understand their positions and you even got to see those motivations change over time.

It also did long-running storylines as well as blending in both a liberal dose of Shakespeare (I’m not kidding) and world mythology. Many a fan will tell you they started reading Macbeth or researching Norse and Celtic mythology because of that show.

Amusingly, a significant number of Star Trek: TNG actors were major voice actors. Jonathan Frakes, Mariana Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn and even Kate Mulgrew were in it. The voice actor list is a bit of a who’s-who for VA nerds.

It also starred a half Native-American, half African-American woman police detective who is to this day one of the all-time great women in a cartoon show. :)

There still hasn’t been anything quite like it. “Avatar: TLA” is a great show, don’t get me wrong. But it’s still not better than “Gargoyles”.

Gargoyles-Badass Women per epi: Demona-Long Way To Morning 2/3

"Well done old soldier, but you are only prolonging the inevitable."

  • Marvel: Introduces Thanos.
  • Marvel: Confirms Thanos will appear in multi-picture deal.
  • Marvel: Hints at Infinity Gauntlet.
  • Marvel: Introduces Infinity Stones.
  • Marvel: Confirms Infinity Stones will appear across multiple movies as a running subplot.
  • Fans: HOLY SHIT GUYS AVENGERS 3 HAS TO BE CIVIL WAR

CONvergence 2014 Radio Play: “Gargoyles” meets “The Spectacular Spider-Man” meets “Young Justice” - Recruits. 

Written by Greg Weisman
Starring Marina Sirtis as Demona and Queen Bee.

BTW, YJ fans. At the “Young Justice” panel, the following day, Greg said he planted a pretty big YJ season three spoiler in the script that he was shocked nobody asked him about. See if you can spot it. ;)