I needed to see this today.
Best underreaction ever.
That guy needs his own movie.
In my headcanon, Bruce mentioned this to Nick Fury, and Nick immediately sent Maria Hill out to hire him. He’s the night watchman, runs the cameras and patrols the halls of one of SHIELD’s front companies, over one of their most important top secret facilities. The guy doesn’t know what he’s sitting on, of course, but he’s unflappable and unfailingly sensible and sees the facility through every weird situation with the same patient attitude.
Bruce appreciates him and always makes sure to stop by the desk when he’s nearby, ask about the guy’s wife and kids and grandkids. He gets invited to Thanksgiving and the missus keeps trying to set him up with their daughter.
When Steve meets him, they swap war stories and instantly become BFFs, and sometimes Steve comes by during the guy’s shift with classic diner food and they play Gin for a couple hours over burgers or soup or meatloaf with mashed potatoes and Coca-Cola in glass bottles.
Thor loves to hear the guy tell stories, and believes him the skald of SHIELD.
BAM! HEADCANON ACCEPTED
Plus apparently everybody in the cast got naked in front of this guy, and clearly he’s unflappable
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President Obama is reportedly ”visiting college campuses in key states this week to rally students.” From what I’ve seen and heard online, the reception has been quite warm.
College students of America: are you in denial? Have you lost your minds?
There is reportedly a 50% unemployment rate among recent college graduates. One out of every two of you will be outrageously debt-saddled, and eventually living at home with Mom and Dad.
The other half will be outrageously debt-saddled, “fortunate” to have some god-awful cubicle job that barely meets the minimum payments on your student loan obligations. You’ll be in front of a screen, selling products and services you don’t believe in, making the world a slightly worse place, all so you can hang on to barebones corporate health insurance.
Obama hasn’t done a damn thing for people in our age group. This country’s wealth has been squandered on outrageous projects, like a $2 billion data center in the desert to spy on Americans’ online communications, rapid expansion of the TSA, and to defense contractors who make creepy high-speed drones designed to kill “enemy combatants” without trial or judicial review.
A police state wartime economy in overdrive.
It was one thing to support Barack Obama in 2008 (hell, I did). Hope and Change sounded pretty great after eight years of the Bush gang.
It’s another thing to support him now, if you are a college student facing one of the worst American economic environments since, well, the Great Depression. You’ll be living a life significantly less prosperous, on average, than your parents did. Not an exaggeration. Stop following the cult of personality and judge the Obama administration based on its POLICIES and ACTIONS to date, not based on the fact that he seems “down to Earth” and even has a Spotify playlist!
I’m no peacenik, but this administration is spending far too much on “defense,” and not nearly enough on bringing jobs home for smart graduates. Additionally, medical marijuana crackdowns have INCREASED under Obama (not cool) and if you still believe the campaign lie that Obama has run a “transparent” administration, consider this: “President Barack Obama has brought more charges against Americans under the Espionage Act than did all previous administrations combined, said Jesselyn Radack, director of national security and human rights for the Government Accountability Project.”
You have a life of indentured servitude to a police state ahead of you if you don’t wake up soon. Obama isn’t your friend, graduates.
People are 100% entitled to their opinions, and Obama has been far from a perfect president, or even the president he promised to be. But -
- It was one thing to support Barack Obama in 2008 (hell, I did). Hope and Change sounded pretty great after eight years of the Bush gang. It’s another thing to support him now, if you are a college student facing one of the worst American economic environments since, well, the Great Depression.
Tell me who you’re supporting instead. Who are you voting for? One of the guys who isn’t trying to do SOMETHING about the student debt situation? Because talking about defense spending and medical marijuana crackdowns actually isn’t analogous to working on the student loan debt crisis. If you’re saying that you no longer support Obama due to a confluence of issues, that’s one thing. Addressing this rant to college students specifically makes zero sense. Just like voting for someone who isn’t Obama makes zero sense. You want positive change, you’re not going to get it voting for Romney, and you’re not going to get it voting for a third-party candidate with no shot in hell of winning. Voting your conscience is a fine ideal, but the reality is that we have to operate within the system that we have in order to change the system. Re-elect Obama, and we stand a MUCH better chance of electing a candidate who is even more in line with progressive goals in 2016. Baby steps towards something better. I know you’re cynical and hurt by Obama’s lack of total follow-through, but it’s re-electing Obama that’s going to put America one inch further forward on the road to progress, and one inch forward is WAY BETTER than not moving at all, or moving backwards.
And seriously, increased Pell Grant access, health care reform, the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and expansion of stem cell research are only a bare few reasons that any liberal can’t honestly say that the country was doing better before Obama took office.
Stannis Baratheon’s truth to power: “The good doesn’t wash out the bad, the bad doesn’t wash out the good.”