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Song of the day: The Whitlams - Gough (1993)
November 11 was Armistice Day,
a bushranger was slaughtered and Gough was betrayed
November 11, he wouldn’t survive the Governor-General in ‘75
November 11, a big day for all of us
November 11, Ned Kelly died,
shame Fraser shame and we all cried
For you Gough you Gough you Gough
Edward Gough Whitlam
History lesson time!
On this day in 1975, the Governor-General of Australia, Sir John Kerr, dismissed Prime Minister Gough Whitlam from office following the 1975 Constitutional Crisis.
During his three years as Prime Minister, Whitlam accomplished some seriously game-changing shit:
- he ended conscription
- pulled Australian troops out of Vietnam
- he introduced universal healthcare
- introduced a pension for single parents
- he abolished university fees
- he introduced the racial discrimination act
- he was instrumental in introducing the Aboriginal Land Rights Act, through which Aboriginal people are able to claim rights to Australian land based on traditional occupancy.
- he implemented no-fault divorce.
and let’s not forget, when he was dismissed, he went out with the most badass speech in Australian political history:
Well may we say “God save the Queen”, because nothing will save the Governor-General! The Proclamation which you have just heard read by the Governor-General’s Official Secretary was countersigned Malcolm Fraser, who will undoubtedly go down in Australian history from Remembrance Day 1975 as Kerr’s cur. They won’t silence the outskirts of Parliament House, even if the inside has been silenced for a few weeks … Maintain your rage and enthusiasm for the campaign for the election now to be held and until polling day.
So basically, the reason Australia is such a rad place to live is because, for three years in the 1970s, this bloke was running things.
Vale, Gough Whitlam.
I was just doing Chandler’s side of the conversation.
Characterization done right.
Steve Rogers in a single gif.
We joke about Steve’s patriotism as his strong suit, but his actual strength was his sense of moral right. His whole philosophy is summed up in the line “I don’t like bullies” in the first movie. Steve loves his country. He loves it enough to be at the front of the line trying to fix what he sees as moral wrong in it.
kehinki: #there isn’t even any indication he loves his country t b h#all we know is that he wants to fix what he deems morally impermissible#”I don’t like bullies /I don’t care where they’re from/”#that last bit is important
i could take over the world with these tights
So I went on Omegle today out of boredom and I meet up with three police officers from Iraq. We all became best friends and had a competition of “who can balance an object on their head the longest.” I chose a shoe and they chose a gun. I ended up winning with the shoe. I think this screenshot really captures the spirit.
that’s legitimately one of the cutest things i’ve ever seen happen on the internet
sometimes i really like humans
nail polish on fingernails: 2 days
nail polish on toenails: 200 years. ur ghost will have glittery toes. ur descendants will come out of the womb w/ revlon 791 midnight affair perfectly applied. infinite
All i was told about Newt, was that he was kind of the ‘nice guy’ in the film. He still had an English accent, and he had a bit of a Limp. i just played the role with that, really.
Me at University in a petting zoo rocking my Taylor Swift shirt.
Doing Uni right, obviously.
Always looking amazing Clefairy! Loving the look… and the cute bunny!
Go undercover with artist Rich Ellis and his exclusive “Operation S.I.N.” sketchbook, featuring Peggy Carter: http://bit.ly/1rnqEx1