the west wing meme → six friendships → leo mcgarry & josh lyman [4/6]
Our guy says, “Are you stupid? Now we’re both down here!” And the friend says, “Yeah but I’ve been down here before and I know the way out.” Long as I got a job, you got a job, understand? || "I’m gonna help you. You know why?…It’s because a guy’s walking down the street and he falls into a hole, see?"
the west wing meme → seven speeches → from ”election day, part ii” [6/7]
"First, I want to say a special word of thanks to Senator Vinick, and I ask you all to join me in applauding his lifetime of service. Arnie Vinick made this a better campaign, and he’s made this a better country for all of us. [beat] My father was a barber, my mother a domestic servant, and I never dreamed that I’d have this chance to serve so many people in so many ways. It would be easy for me to stand here and claim a sweeping mandate for the next four years. I can’t do that. This was a razor-thin election. My intention is to be the President of everyone - black or brown, yellow or white, Republican or Democrat. I’ve got a lot of reaching out to do. America has become more polarized - you can’t run for President and not see that. Our votes may have been divided, but our country will not be divided. Because, ultimately, it’s not about left or right, it’s about doing right. Together, we are going to lift up those who have been let down. We are going to ensure that the promise of America is not the privilege of the few, but the birthright of all Americans. I am more grateful than I can say, you have given me an opportunity that comes to few people. Perhaps fewer are worthy of it. God bless you, and God bless America.” [Josh, looking at a photo of Leo] “Thanks, boss.”
Haunting Video Shows What Syria’s Civil War Would Look Like in the West
what would it be like if the U.S. was war torn like Syria? A new video by international NGO Save the Children imagines just that, through the eyes of a young girlThe disturbing video features shots of the girl as she goes about her normal life over the course of a year. The video begins and ends with the child celebrating her birthday. Between shots, we see how her life changes dramatically as war ravages her country.
I know “show it happening to white people so we give a shit about it happening to non-white people” is a tired and offensive trope, so that’s not why I’m reblogging this. I’d also hope that people already know this is happening in Syria because it’s been happening for several years now.
I’m reblogging this because the little girl at the center of this 90 second video deserves all the fucking awards. Christ. I hope her acting career is long and fruitful.
I just signed up to do a cruise in May. I’ve taken a cruise before and practically grew up on boats, but every time I look at pictures of the ship, I will always think of Ghost Ship and assume I will be murdered. I’m fine once I see the ship and get on it, but the pictures always remind me of the movie, specifically the dancing scene.