I get fireworks and parades for my birthday. How many of you chumps get that kinda treatment, huh?
(Independent Hetalia Nyo!America RP blog - I track the tag 'spaceracing')
(Not dead. Promise)

(I’m sorry that I’ve been pretty much MIA for the last, uh, two or three weeks?
School just started back up and I’m already stressed out…mostly because I’m taking my seminar and my first upper-level French class this semester.
I’ll be back starting like, later tonight, so I’ll get replies done and you can send me a message if you’d like a starter or just drop by my ask box with whatever you have in mind.)

breakingnews:

Rick Perry calls indictments against him an ‘abuse of power’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Saturday said that indictments against him over his decision to veto $7.5 million in funding for the public corruption unit of a district attorney were an “abuse of power” and vowed to fight them.

Follow more on this story at Breaking News

Photo: Getty Images via NBCNews.com

(I love Enrique Iglesias as much as the next chick, but god, those ‘corathon’s kill me every time. Every time.)

No. Nonononono
Coma husband got shot
This is not okay. I repeat this is not okay.

I am going to have WORDS with Mexico

sesamestreet:

This is why you can’t play frisbee with Cookie Monster. 

(via thirteenny)

todaysdocument:

Open for Business, 08/15/1914

After years of difficult work and a loss of many lives to tropical diseases, the Panama Canal officially opened on August 15, 1914, ten years after the United States controversially took control of the land and project. Considered one of the great engineering feats of modern times, the Canal greatly reduced transit time from east coast ports to west coast ports of the United States and for European shippers as well. The U.S. War Department steamship, Ancon, made the first passage through the Panama Canal. 

via congressarchives

A Glimpse Of A Post Imperial Latin America

nprontheroad:

image

It was a very familiar display.

Different regiments of the Nicaraguan armed forces marched into the Plaza of the Revolution. They moved past an eternal flame, marking the grave of Tómas Borges, and glided past a giant portrait of a young Augusto César Sandino.

Borges was one of the young, student radicals who helped overthrow the U.S.-backed regime of Anastasio Somoza. Sandino, of course, is the symbol of the revolution, the rebel who helped lead a successful guerrilla war against an invading U.S. military starting in the late 1920s. 

There was pomp, there was circumstance. A band played and President Daniel Ortega stepped on stage, understated in a zip-up jacket and a baseball cap.  

Usually, revolutionary leaders like Ortega, Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez and Cuba’s Fidel Castro step to the podium and decry the great evil to the north. They rail against the yanqui imperialista, their rhetoric bouncing across the plaza and sparking a populist fervor. 

But something different happened Wednesday night in that plaza.

"I want to recognize the effort of the United States, of the President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the effort their military makes in our Caribbean," Ortega said. "We are contributing to detain the drug traffic headed into the United States market, which is headed to poison their people. We are contributing with that great nation, with those people. It’s an effort the Nicaraguan people do on principle, on principle. Even if the U.S. didn’t give us a single ship, we’d continue this effort as we’ve been doing it with all certainty. But we appreciate this gesture."

It might all be temporary; it might not mean much. But at the moment it felt like a display of a Latin America coming to terms with a post-Monroe Doctrine world, a Latin America that has stopped worrying about the outsized influence that the super power to the north has wielded in the region. 

Earlier in the week, I spoke to Jacinto Suárez, the foreign minister of the Frente Sandinista de Liberacíon Nacional. 

He said Nicaragua is willing to work with Russia and is willing to work with the United States. 

"This," he said, "is a new world." 

flying-prussian-pugs:

Do you ever just want to RP with a certain character, but the mun’s are just so amazing at it that you get scared and flail away to your own sorry RPs?

(via imquiteusedtobeingalone)

Please reblog if you don’t mind your followers sending you memes and prompts even if you’ve never interacted with them.

(Source: musebasket, via doucefrxnce)

Amy’s instagram would consist of

  1. duckface selfies
  2. duckface selfies with her interns
  3. duckface selfies with the boss
  4. pictures of whatever coffee she’s having
  5. stealth photos of England with her hair and/or makeup a mess
  6. stealth photos of Canada doing weird Canadian things
  7. "I am not a model. The camera just went off on its own" pictures of France
  8. things with the US flag on them