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demnewswire:

The next time you need a reminder that elections matter, think about what just happened.
Not a single Democrat in the House of Representatives voted for Speaker Boehner’s scheme to sue the President, and it didn’t matter. We don’t have a majority, so for the first time in history, the House of Representatives is suing the President of the United States.
Checks and balances are important, but this stunt is neither. It’s a waste of taxpayer dollars, driven purely by partisanship. It’s what happens when you have a political party more interested in smearing the President’s name than doing their own jobs to move the country forward.
https://my.democrats.org/Stop-the-Stunts

demnewswire:

The next time you need a reminder that elections matter, think about what just happened.

Not a single Democrat in the House of Representatives voted for Speaker Boehner’s scheme to sue the President, and it didn’t matter. We don’t have a majority, so for the first time in history, the House of Representatives is suing the President of the United States.

Checks and balances are important, but this stunt is neither. It’s a waste of taxpayer dollars, driven purely by partisanship. It’s what happens when you have a political party more interested in smearing the President’s name than doing their own jobs to move the country forward.

https://my.democrats.org/Stop-the-Stunts

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I’m really looking forward to Sleepy Hollow

sale-aholic:

Returning for its 2nd Season.

I love Nicole (She is so beautiful, smart, classy and her being shy is cute and she will grow into her spotlight for sure). Tom (he is handsome, smart and his personailty is fun). Orlando (is smart, hilarious and understands the fandom).

The other casts seem cool too.

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Agreed. :D

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rectifyfan:

The scene with [Kerwin’s] mother and his brother was just wrenching.

Ray McKinnon: “Donna Biscoe, who played Kerwin’s mother is so wonderful and Aden Young, of course. Daniel is a real human being and Kerwin took on a role as his life partner and best friend and parent, all those things he didn’t have because of the conditions he lived under. I didn’t necessarily plan for Kerwin to stay around, but it just felt like that was what Daniel would do, to try to get some kind of closure.”

I love the disconnect between the tone of his voice and the anguish on his face.  It provided a complex answer to Daniel’s seemingly simple question “Should I have come?”

"That’s what I intended, that episode is one, where until the very end, no one is satisfied.  That’s the first time we see him satisfied. He’s done something that made perfect sense."

From this interview with Ray McKinnon

Listen, if you all still aren’t watching Rectify…you’re just not watching Rectify.  It’s one of the best shows on television right now, imo.  Right up there with Hannibal.  I think it flies under the radar because it’s on the Sundance Channel, but it deserves a look.  Season 1 is available on Netflix.  It’s slow moving, but absolutely beautifully acted and directed.

OMG, I can’t wait to see this scene! There are so many times I just want to hug Daniel. This definitely seems like one of those times. This actor is just unbelievably authentic in his portrayal. You feel everything Daniel’s feeling even when he’s silent.

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marsofbrooklyn:

scandalousbazinga:

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loveistheessenceoflife:

wetv:

[posted on Wed., 7/30]

Yes, yes and yes!

Go in!

Glad Nia was in this episode more! Probably an unpopular opinion, but did anybody else hear a little of Mellie’s ” all I’ve sacrificed for you” speeches in this? Admittedly, Nia did it without growling and clenching her teeth, thank goodness! I think BY has ruined scenes like this for me. May take awhile to cleanse my mind.

OMG I’m happy I’m not the only one who saw Mellie when she said this but at least here it’s true, she sacrified for him and she loves him unlike Mellie who did everything for herself to become first lady 

I heard it too. But I actually believe Billie did give up something for Adam.

I guess I came to “The Divide” without any favorites or feelings one way or the other about the actors. I know Nia’s work, of course, and that of a few other actors on the show (Clark Peters, among others). More than anything else, I want a good story. I want something that grips me and holds my attention for the entire 44 minutes. I want to be left at the end of every episode feeling like I can’t believe what just happened and can’t wait to see what happens next. Whatever mix of characters or dialogue or screen time makes that happen,  THE STORY is what I want. I only want people to get major screen time if the telling of the story makes sense for them to get major screen time. This is a complex story with lots of moving parts and lots of actors with storylines to advance. So it has to be done well, and clearly Richard LaGravenese is hitting the ball out of the park with it. Do I like NIa? Yes, but she isn’t the entire show to me. She is one actor  - albeit a pivotal one - in a big picture, and I want to be able to take in the entire picture. I want to be able to feel, see and know about each of the characters, even the small ones. Like the pit about Christine’s policeman boyfriend putting his job on the line to investigate the death of that woman? It was a tiny bit, but critical to advancing the storyline. So that interested me. I love that all of the actors are working together to weave an intricate, nuanced, powerful story. I love The Divide and I love all the actors in it.

100% agree!  My sentiments exactly!  I love this show.  I wish it was on a network in more cable packages.

iknowwhythesongbirdsings:

marsofbrooklyn:

scandalousbazinga:

sues52:

loveniaimani:

loveistheessenceoflife:

wetv:

[posted on Wed., 7/30]

Yes, yes and yes!

Go in!

Glad Nia was in this episode more! Probably an unpopular opinion, but did anybody else hear a little of Mellie’s ” all I’ve sacrificed for you” speeches in this? Admittedly, Nia did it without growling and clenching her teeth, thank goodness! I think BY has ruined scenes like this for me. May take awhile to cleanse my mind.

OMG I’m happy I’m not the only one who saw Mellie when she said this but at least here it’s true, she sacrified for him and she loves him unlike Mellie who did everything for herself to become first lady 

I heard it too. But I actually believe Billie did give up something for Adam.

I guess I came to “The Divide” without any favorites or feelings one way or the other about the actors. I know Nia’s work, of course, and that of a few other actors on the show (Clark Peters, among others). More than anything else, I want a good story. I want something that grips me and holds my attention for the entire 44 minutes. I want to be left at the end of every episode feeling like I can’t believe what just happened and can’t wait to see what happens next. Whatever mix of characters or dialogue or screen time makes that happen, THE STORY is what I want. I only want people to get major screen time if the telling of the story makes sense for them to get major screen time. This is a complex story with lots of moving parts and lots of actors with storylines to advance. So it has to be done well, and clearly Richard LaGravenese is hitting the ball out of the park with it. Do I like NIa? Yes, but she isn’t the entire show to me. She is one actor - albeit a pivotal one - in a big picture, and I want to be able to take in the entire picture. I want to be able to feel, see and know about each of the characters, even the small ones. Like the pit about Christine’s policeman boyfriend putting his job on the line to investigate the death of that woman? It was a tiny bit, but critical to advancing the storyline. So that interested me. I love that all of the actors are working together to weave an intricate, nuanced, powerful story. I love The Divide and I love all the actors in it.

100% agree! My sentiments exactly! I love this show. I wish it was on a network in more cable packages.

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I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game.’

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Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don’t do that by sitting around wondering about yourself.
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aliasvaughn:

paulamaf2013:

ctron164:

blackstaraura:

aliasvaughn:

Now this is an interesting tweet. Quite clearly they’re desperately trying to make people see things are going WELL for Olitz and BADLY for the plot device marriage between Fitz and Mellie.

I’m side-eying everything right now! 

Your fictional daughter walked in on you and your son died…..happier times for who ?! Is “Delusions” premiering on September 25th too ?

Hahahahaha ctron164!

LOL! I was just laughing at the fake staged photo myself but she is making a point that IS interesting. She’s clearly selling the idea that things are NOT going well for her in s4. Which is what THE STORY DEMANDS and we all have demanded since bloody s2. MAKE THE DIVORCE HAPPEN. YESTERDAY. And Marmaduke needs to be shipped to a galaxy far far away, forget the plane.
And by the way because I see constant references to it. Kerry said she now knows where the plane WAS directed, NOT IS directed. That’s the tense she used. BIG difference. Because that can mean it WAS going somewhere… but most likely didn’t. Either way she seems to most definitely be BY HERSELF in the premiere as she should be… so I guess that also fits with the plane just turning back.
And anything that isn’t this scenario… LOL their ratings will TANK faster than the Titanic.

She really is delusional. Did she forget what was going on when that picture was taken? As much as I despise that troll Melody and think she’s too pathetic to live, she’s not even as delusion as BY.

aliasvaughn:

paulamaf2013:

ctron164:

blackstaraura:

aliasvaughn:

Now this is an interesting tweet. Quite clearly they’re desperately trying to make people see things are going WELL for Olitz and BADLY for the plot device marriage between Fitz and Mellie.

I’m side-eying everything right now! 

Your fictional daughter walked in on you and your son died…..happier times for who ?! Is “Delusions” premiering on September 25th too ?

Hahahahaha ctron164!

LOL! I was just laughing at the fake staged photo myself but she is making a point that IS interesting. She’s clearly selling the idea that things are NOT going well for her in s4. Which is what THE STORY DEMANDS and we all have demanded since bloody s2. MAKE THE DIVORCE HAPPEN. YESTERDAY. And Marmaduke needs to be shipped to a galaxy far far away, forget the plane.

And by the way because I see constant references to it. Kerry said she now knows where the plane WAS directed, NOT IS directed. That’s the tense she used. BIG difference. Because that can mean it WAS going somewhere… but most likely didn’t. Either way she seems to most definitely be BY HERSELF in the premiere as she should be… so I guess that also fits with the plane just turning back.

And anything that isn’t this scenario… LOL their ratings will TANK faster than the Titanic.

She really is delusional. Did she forget what was going on when that picture was taken? As much as I despise that troll Melody and think she’s too pathetic to live, she’s not even as delusion as BY.