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antisemitic: Willem Arondeus was a Dutch resistance fighter who gave his life trying to protect his Jewish countrymen from the Nazis. Born in Amsterdam in 1895, Willem was one of six children. From a young age, he was a talented artist and his parents encouraged his creativity, until he came out as homosexual at age 17. In a time when nearly all gay people were in the closet, Willem’s parents could not accept his choice to live openly. Their rejection led Willem to run away from home.On his own, Willem took odd jobs and eventually became a successful visual artist and writer. He was commissioned to paint a mural for Rotterdam’s town hall, in a style that combined modern abstract painting with a traditional Dutch motif. Willem was a well-respected author who published a popular biography of Dutch painter and political activist Matthijs Maris.In 1940, Germany invaded the Netherlands. Willem immediately joined the resistance movement, and urged his fellow artists to fight against the Nazi occupation. WIllem published illegal anti-Nazi pamphlets calling for mass resistance against the Germans. Willem was especially committed to saving Amsterdam’s Jewish community. Bringing in others to the cause, Willem arranged for Dutch Jews to be hidden in people’s homes. He used his artistic skills to create false identity papers. In 1943, Willem hatched a brazen plan. Dressed as a German Army captain, and with 15 men behind him, Willem boldly marched into the Public Record Office, where lists identifying people as Jews were kept. Willem drugged the guards and planted a firebomb. The resulting blaze destroyed tens of thousands of documents, and delayed or prevented many Jews from being identified by the Nazis.Unfortunately, Willem was captured by the Germans and sentenced to death. Willem’s last words before being executed in July, 1943 were, “Let it be known that homosexuals are not cowards.”In 1986 Yad Vashem recognized Arondeus as Righteous Among the Nations. Because of his sexual orientation, Willem’s story was omitted from Dutch history books. Only in the last 20 years has his courage become widely known. : Willem planted a firebomb in the office where the Nazis kept their lists of Jews.. Accidental Talmudist.com antisemitic: Willem Arondeus was a Dutch resistance fighter who gave his life trying to protect his Jewish countrymen from the Nazis. Born in Amsterdam in 1895, Willem was one of six children. From a young age, he was a talented artist and his parents encouraged his creativity, until he came out as homosexual at age 17. In a time when nearly all gay people were in the closet, Willem’s parents could not accept his choice to live openly. Their rejection led Willem to run away from home.On his own, Willem took odd jobs and eventually became a successful visual artist and writer. He was commissioned to paint a mural for Rotterdam’s town hall, in a style that combined modern abstract painting with a traditional Dutch motif. Willem was a well-respected author who published a popular biography of Dutch painter and political activist Matthijs Maris.In 1940, Germany invaded the Netherlands. Willem immediately joined the resistance movement, and urged his fellow artists to fight against the Nazi occupation. WIllem published illegal anti-Nazi pamphlets calling for mass resistance against the Germans. Willem was especially committed to saving Amsterdam’s Jewish community. Bringing in others to the cause, Willem arranged for Dutch Jews to be hidden in people’s homes. He used his artistic skills to create false identity papers. In 1943, Willem hatched a brazen plan. Dressed as a German Army captain, and with 15 men behind him, Willem boldly marched into the Public Record Office, where lists identifying people as Jews were kept. Willem drugged the guards and planted a firebomb. The resulting blaze destroyed tens of thousands of documents, and delayed or prevented many Jews from being identified by the Nazis.Unfortunately, Willem was captured by the Germans and sentenced to death. Willem’s last words before being executed in July, 1943 were, “Let it be known that homosexuals are not cowards.”In 1986 Yad Vashem recognized Arondeus as Righteous Among the Nations. Because of his sexual orientation, Willem’s story was omitted from Dutch history books. Only in the last 20 years has his courage become widely known.
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A man who survived cancer despite a grim diagnosis challenged House Speaker PaulRyan (R-Wis.) on his efforts to repeal Obamacare. “Because of the Affordable Care Act, I’m standing here today,” Jeff Jeans told Ryan at a CNN town hall event on Thursday. Jeans, who identified himself as a longtime Republican who had worked on campaigns for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, used to oppose the law. But then, he said, that changed when he was given six weeks to live and needed health insurance to get treatment. As a small business owner, Jeans explained, he doesn’t get health insurance through work like many people do. “I rely on the Affordable Care Act to be able to purchase my own insurance,” he said. And with a pre-existing condition, he likely would have had a hard time buying coverage in the pre-Obamacare U.S. “I want to thank President Obama from the bottom of my heart because I’d be dead if it weren’t for him,” he said. Ryan told Jeans that Republicans intend to replace President Barack Obama’s signature health law― which he referred to as being in a “death spiral”― “with something better,” though their plans largely remain a mystery. The Senate on Wednesday night took a major step towards repealing Obamacare, passing a budget resolution that made way for Congress to strip funding for the law. The House will take up the resolution on Friday. Read more stories here from people who say Affordable Care Act saved their lives. 17thsoulja BlackIG17th They have no plan 😂 that's like saying I know you don't have a parachute just jump and we will figure something out . If anything they gonna do one of two things strip it an defund parts of it so it's horrible and blame it on obama. Then come back in patch up the holes they dug into it change the name and give the credit to Trump that's what wypipo do 🙄 rich wypipo don't care how many poor white people they have to throw under the bus 🚌 in order to undermine black people .: Cancer Survivor Tells Paul Ryan: "I'd Be Dead" Without Obamacare 17th Soulia4 A man who survived cancer despite a grim diagnosis challenged House Speaker PaulRyan (R-Wis.) on his efforts to repeal Obamacare. “Because of the Affordable Care Act, I’m standing here today,” Jeff Jeans told Ryan at a CNN town hall event on Thursday. Jeans, who identified himself as a longtime Republican who had worked on campaigns for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, used to oppose the law. But then, he said, that changed when he was given six weeks to live and needed health insurance to get treatment. As a small business owner, Jeans explained, he doesn’t get health insurance through work like many people do. “I rely on the Affordable Care Act to be able to purchase my own insurance,” he said. And with a pre-existing condition, he likely would have had a hard time buying coverage in the pre-Obamacare U.S. “I want to thank President Obama from the bottom of my heart because I’d be dead if it weren’t for him,” he said. Ryan told Jeans that Republicans intend to replace President Barack Obama’s signature health law― which he referred to as being in a “death spiral”― “with something better,” though their plans largely remain a mystery. The Senate on Wednesday night took a major step towards repealing Obamacare, passing a budget resolution that made way for Congress to strip funding for the law. The House will take up the resolution on Friday. Read more stories here from people who say Affordable Care Act saved their lives. 17thsoulja BlackIG17th They have no plan 😂 that's like saying I know you don't have a parachute just jump and we will figure something out . If anything they gonna do one of two things strip it an defund parts of it so it's horrible and blame it on obama. Then come back in patch up the holes they dug into it change the name and give the credit to Trump that's what wypipo do 🙄 rich wypipo don't care how many poor white people they have to throw under the bus 🚌 in order to undermine black people .
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President Obama To Joe Biden: “This Gives the Internet One Last Chance to Talk About Our Bromance.” - blogged by: @eleven8 - ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ JoeBiden wasn’t the only person who was moved to tears Thursday when President Obama surprised him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hailing Biden “the best vice president America has ever had,” PresidentObama honored Biden for his lifetime of public service which include his decades in the Senate, his eight years as VP, and his work to combat violence against women and sexual assault on college campuses. And as President Obama said, “This gives the internet one last chance to talk about our bromance.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Joe, for your faith in your fellow Americans, for your love of country, and for your lifetime of service that will endure through the generations, I am pleased to award our nation’s highest civilian honor — the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” Obama said just before handing the VP his honor. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Joe Biden was completely taken by surprise by the award, turning his back to the crowd to wipe away tears. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I had no inkling,” Biden said, taking the podium. He spent most of his acceptance speech praising President Obama for trusting him to do his job. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Every single thing you’ve asked me to do, Mr. President, you have trusted me to do,” he said. “And that is a remarkable thing.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He continued, “I’ve never known a president and few people I’ve ever met…who’ve had the integrity and the decency and the sense of other people’s needs like you do.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Biden also had sweet words to share about the Obama family. “Mr. President, there’s not one single, solitary ounce of entitlement in you or Michelle or your beautiful daughters, and your girls are incredible, they really are.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He concluded his speech by saying, “Mr. President, I’m indebted to you, I’m indebted to your friendship, I’m indebted to your family…and Mr. President, you know as long as there’s breath in me, I’ll be there for you.” .....to watch the videos log on to BallerAlert.com ( clickthelink on profile): President Obama To Joe Biden: "This Gives the Internet One Last Chance to Talk About Our Bromance." @balleralert White House 4:03 PM ET TONIGHT ON CNN PAUL RYAN TOWN HALL 456 47 OBAMA: BIDEN THE BEST VP AMERICA HAS EVER HAD" CNN THE LEAD Read more: www.balleralert.com President Obama To Joe Biden: “This Gives the Internet One Last Chance to Talk About Our Bromance.” - blogged by: @eleven8 - ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ JoeBiden wasn’t the only person who was moved to tears Thursday when President Obama surprised him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hailing Biden “the best vice president America has ever had,” PresidentObama honored Biden for his lifetime of public service which include his decades in the Senate, his eight years as VP, and his work to combat violence against women and sexual assault on college campuses. And as President Obama said, “This gives the internet one last chance to talk about our bromance.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Joe, for your faith in your fellow Americans, for your love of country, and for your lifetime of service that will endure through the generations, I am pleased to award our nation’s highest civilian honor — the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” Obama said just before handing the VP his honor. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Joe Biden was completely taken by surprise by the award, turning his back to the crowd to wipe away tears. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I had no inkling,” Biden said, taking the podium. He spent most of his acceptance speech praising President Obama for trusting him to do his job. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Every single thing you’ve asked me to do, Mr. President, you have trusted me to do,” he said. “And that is a remarkable thing.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He continued, “I’ve never known a president and few people I’ve ever met…who’ve had the integrity and the decency and the sense of other people’s needs like you do.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Biden also had sweet words to share about the Obama family. “Mr. President, there’s not one single, solitary ounce of entitlement in you or Michelle or your beautiful daughters, and your girls are incredible, they really are.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ He concluded his speech by saying, “Mr. President, I’m indebted to you, I’m indebted to your friendship, I’m indebted to your family…and Mr. President, you know as long as there’s breath in me, I’ll be there for you.” .....to watch the videos log on to BallerAlert.com ( clickthelink on profile)
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<p>The <a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/election+2016"><b>2016 US presidential election</b></a> has been dominating our collective consciousness for the last two years. We tried to distract ourselves with women Ghostbusters and <a href="https://tmblr.co/mLQYxGeVMV-PQrKiJZ_vCMw">@linmanuel</a>​ Miranda and Leo’s Oscar, but the 2016 campaign kept sucking us in. As it comes to a close, the conversation keeps getting louder, and we’ve compiled the highlights.</p><p>The charts below track the volume of the conversation about the election on Tumblr, as measured in original posts, reblogs, likes, and searches. These terms included, but weren’t limited to, #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/election+2016"><b>election 2016</b></a>, #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/presidential+election"><b>presidential election</b></a>, and #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/voting"><b>voting</b></a>. The spikes tell us what got people talking—primaries, debates, <i>alleged</i> serial killers, etc. </p><h2><b>April 1 - May 21, 2016</b></h2><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="779" data-orig-width="1492"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/aca904ada10b321b0b451419983b619b/tumblr_inline_og4ne8BNik1qzo3up_540.png" data-orig-height="779" data-orig-width="1492"/></figure><!-- more --><p><b><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/new+york+primary">New York Primary</a></b>: Somehow it was only six months ago that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won their respective primaries in New York, securing their frontrunner position in the delegate count. It was a tough loss for the Berners, who complained about problems at the polls, and the state&rsquo;s closed primary rules. On the day of the primary, engagement around #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/bernie+sanders"><b>Bernie Sanders</b></a> on Tumblr reached its all-time high and would never be that loud again..</p><p><b><strike><i>Alleged</i> Zodiac Killer</strike> <a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/ted+cruz">Ted Cruz</a> drops out</b>: Days after Trump made a clean sweep in the Northeastern Super Tuesday, Cruz dropped out of the race, elbowing his wife in the face after his concession speech. </p><figure data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="231" data-tumblr-attribution="ohsoswiftly:IL2-wWXT3j0eiblwd0UHMQ:ZIVA_x25yIszL" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b0586d00354af2fb58f466447db795ac/tumblr_o6mpxakIxn1qfoj4do1_400.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="231"/></figure><h2><b>May 22 - September 2, 2016</b></h2><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1391" data-orig-width="1493"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/fd99d0a87003ecd78e527d270a4420c3/tumblr_inline_og4nepvOBW1qzo3up_540.png" data-orig-height="1391" data-orig-width="1493"/></figure><p><b><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/super+tuesday">Super Tuesday</a></b>: <i>Again?</i> <a href="http://chickensnack.tumblr.com/post/93947404481/tuesday-again-no-problem"><b>No problem</b></a>. This one, with Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, and California, finally put Clinton and Trump over the line in delegates. In the days following the primary, engagement around #Hillary Clinton jumped 153% while engagement around #Donald Trump dropped almost 40%. </p><p><b>Obama endorses Clinton</b>: Officially. </p><p><b><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/brexit">Brexit</a></b>: June 24th was a bit of a day across the pond when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Ever the diplomat, Trump offered his congratulations to the country while visiting his golf course in Scotland, which voted overwhelmingly to stay. The locals’ unique insult structure brought such tags as “<a href="http://ernie23.tumblr.com/post/146413284049/sixohthree-yes-good-via"><b>mangled apricot hellbeast</b></a>” into the Tumblr lexicon for the first time.</p><figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="279" data-tumblr-attribution="sandandglass:mXgq8yhPqi2gSDX2dowh6Q:Z4ewHy28Y3fGl" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0ee9e90fa3a82f6f64794d03ec491926/tumblr_o9hcdzRihB1qc8jh0o6_500.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="279"/></figure><p><b>Sanders endorses Clinton</b>: That was that.</p><p><b>Democratic National Convention</b>: Though the RNC was held days before, the DNC was the convention that got Tumblr talking. Clinton officially became the democratic nominee and we all thought the walkout by Sanders supporters was the craziest this thing was gonna get. </p><p><b>Halloween</b>: The least scary part of the election. Right before the DNC, engagement around #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/halloween"><b>Halloween</b></a> hit an all time high, up nearly 550% from earlier that week. Throughout August, the lull in the election correlated with an uptick in Halloween and by September 4th, there were hundreds of thousands of engagement with Halloween content per day.</p><h2><b>September 26 - October 19, 2016</b></h2><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1157" data-orig-width="1492"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3f9c3bc7581dd486dd765e29d98c0ff3/tumblr_inline_og4nf1kFxQ1qzo3up_540.png" data-orig-height="1157" data-orig-width="1492"/></figure><p><b>Joss Whedon, <a href="https://tmblr.co/m-GeqjH2fmLP0u2daEze6lg">@markruffalo</a>​, et al #<a href="http://savetheday.vote/">Save the Day</a></b>: This thing&hellip;</p><figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="304" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DnRp1CK_X_Yw"><iframe width="540" height="304" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nRp1CK_X_Yw?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure><p><b>Debate #1</b>: Oh, wow! Trump&rsquo;s public meltdown was the high point of the Tumblr conversation. </p><p><b>Debate #2</b>: This was the town hall style debate, which let Trump lurk behind Clinton while she spoke. It was also the night the world met #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/ken+bone"><b>Ken Bone</b></a>, an undecided voter who was curious about energy policies but will only be remembered for his mustache and red sweater. Eventually, his <a href="https://the-movemnt.tumblr.com/post/151798658840/national-hero-ken-bone-thinks-the-killing-of"><b>Reddit</b> <b>history</b></a> burst the Bone bubble</p><figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="500" data-tumblr-attribution="mtv:IurtlltWLChct3Qdnf5Sdg:ZGvpnx2DDZYDH" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/41f6acac71d45df00746ef2f114580a9/tumblr_oeuljpRj5f1qh9nffo1_500.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="500"/></figure><p><b><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/michelle+obama">Michelle Obama</a>&rsquo;s speech</b>: Her emotionally-charged <a href="http://micdotcom.tumblr.com/post/151758854762/watch-michelle-obamas-speech-on-the-trump-tapes"><b>rebuttal</b></a> to the leaked video of Donald Trump boasting about sexual assault resonated on Tumblr. On October 14th, engagement around the #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/feminism"><b>feminism</b></a> tag increased 179% and the #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/consent"><b>consent</b></a> tag 283%.</p><p><b>Debate #3</b>: Clinton finished her clean sweep of the debates with a sick new <a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/nasty+woman,+clinton"><b>nickname</b></a>:</p><figure data-orig-width="456" data-orig-height="920" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d1307d89608f515e7357d1f4003a83b5/tumblr_inline_og2woickNX1qzo3up_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="456" data-orig-height="920"/></figure><p><i>[Art by <a href="https://tmblr.co/mOX0BNH8BQ-YRk5BdAohbEQ"></a><a href="https://tmblr.co/mOX0BNH8BQ-YRk5BdAohbEQ">@tonycliff</a>​​]</i></p><p>We’re still a few days out from the election, but as you can see, it’s been a long, wild ride. Keep tagging your posts and make sure you get out and vote on Tuesday (you can find out how right in your dashboard!). Just don’t take a selfie with your ballot, <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/10/26/yes-your-ballot-selfie-still-might-be-illegal-sorry/"><b>please</b></a>. <br/></p>: ANDOMETRICS IN DEPTH 2016 ELECTION SEASON <p>The <a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/election+2016"><b>2016 US presidential election</b></a> has been dominating our collective consciousness for the last two years. We tried to distract ourselves with women Ghostbusters and <a href="https://tmblr.co/mLQYxGeVMV-PQrKiJZ_vCMw">@linmanuel</a>​ Miranda and Leo’s Oscar, but the 2016 campaign kept sucking us in. As it comes to a close, the conversation keeps getting louder, and we’ve compiled the highlights.</p><p>The charts below track the volume of the conversation about the election on Tumblr, as measured in original posts, reblogs, likes, and searches. These terms included, but weren’t limited to, #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/election+2016"><b>election 2016</b></a>, #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/presidential+election"><b>presidential election</b></a>, and #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/voting"><b>voting</b></a>. The spikes tell us what got people talking—primaries, debates, <i>alleged</i> serial killers, etc. </p><h2><b>April 1 - May 21, 2016</b></h2><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="779" data-orig-width="1492"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/aca904ada10b321b0b451419983b619b/tumblr_inline_og4ne8BNik1qzo3up_540.png" data-orig-height="779" data-orig-width="1492"/></figure><!-- more --><p><b><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/new+york+primary">New York Primary</a></b>: Somehow it was only six months ago that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won their respective primaries in New York, securing their frontrunner position in the delegate count. It was a tough loss for the Berners, who complained about problems at the polls, and the state&rsquo;s closed primary rules. On the day of the primary, engagement around #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/bernie+sanders"><b>Bernie Sanders</b></a> on Tumblr reached its all-time high and would never be that loud again..</p><p><b><strike><i>Alleged</i> Zodiac Killer</strike> <a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/ted+cruz">Ted Cruz</a> drops out</b>: Days after Trump made a clean sweep in the Northeastern Super Tuesday, Cruz dropped out of the race, elbowing his wife in the face after his concession speech. </p><figure data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="231" data-tumblr-attribution="ohsoswiftly:IL2-wWXT3j0eiblwd0UHMQ:ZIVA_x25yIszL" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b0586d00354af2fb58f466447db795ac/tumblr_o6mpxakIxn1qfoj4do1_400.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="231"/></figure><h2><b>May 22 - September 2, 2016</b></h2><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1391" data-orig-width="1493"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/fd99d0a87003ecd78e527d270a4420c3/tumblr_inline_og4nepvOBW1qzo3up_540.png" data-orig-height="1391" data-orig-width="1493"/></figure><p><b><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/super+tuesday">Super Tuesday</a></b>: <i>Again?</i> <a href="http://chickensnack.tumblr.com/post/93947404481/tuesday-again-no-problem"><b>No problem</b></a>. This one, with Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, and California, finally put Clinton and Trump over the line in delegates. In the days following the primary, engagement around #Hillary Clinton jumped 153% while engagement around #Donald Trump dropped almost 40%. </p><p><b>Obama endorses Clinton</b>: Officially. </p><p><b><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/brexit">Brexit</a></b>: June 24th was a bit of a day across the pond when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Ever the diplomat, Trump offered his congratulations to the country while visiting his golf course in Scotland, which voted overwhelmingly to stay. The locals’ unique insult structure brought such tags as “<a href="http://ernie23.tumblr.com/post/146413284049/sixohthree-yes-good-via"><b>mangled apricot hellbeast</b></a>” into the Tumblr lexicon for the first time.</p><figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="279" data-tumblr-attribution="sandandglass:mXgq8yhPqi2gSDX2dowh6Q:Z4ewHy28Y3fGl" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0ee9e90fa3a82f6f64794d03ec491926/tumblr_o9hcdzRihB1qc8jh0o6_500.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="279"/></figure><p><b>Sanders endorses Clinton</b>: That was that.</p><p><b>Democratic National Convention</b>: Though the RNC was held days before, the DNC was the convention that got Tumblr talking. Clinton officially became the democratic nominee and we all thought the walkout by Sanders supporters was the craziest this thing was gonna get. </p><p><b>Halloween</b>: The least scary part of the election. Right before the DNC, engagement around #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/halloween"><b>Halloween</b></a> hit an all time high, up nearly 550% from earlier that week. Throughout August, the lull in the election correlated with an uptick in Halloween and by September 4th, there were hundreds of thousands of engagement with Halloween content per day.</p><h2><b>September 26 - October 19, 2016</b></h2><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1157" data-orig-width="1492"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3f9c3bc7581dd486dd765e29d98c0ff3/tumblr_inline_og4nf1kFxQ1qzo3up_540.png" data-orig-height="1157" data-orig-width="1492"/></figure><p><b>Joss Whedon, <a href="https://tmblr.co/m-GeqjH2fmLP0u2daEze6lg">@markruffalo</a>​, et al #<a href="http://savetheday.vote/">Save the Day</a></b>: This thing&hellip;</p><figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="304" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DnRp1CK_X_Yw"><iframe width="540" height="304" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nRp1CK_X_Yw?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure><p><b>Debate #1</b>: Oh, wow! Trump&rsquo;s public meltdown was the high point of the Tumblr conversation. </p><p><b>Debate #2</b>: This was the town hall style debate, which let Trump lurk behind Clinton while she spoke. It was also the night the world met #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/ken+bone"><b>Ken Bone</b></a>, an undecided voter who was curious about energy policies but will only be remembered for his mustache and red sweater. Eventually, his <a href="https://the-movemnt.tumblr.com/post/151798658840/national-hero-ken-bone-thinks-the-killing-of"><b>Reddit</b> <b>history</b></a> burst the Bone bubble</p><figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="500" data-tumblr-attribution="mtv:IurtlltWLChct3Qdnf5Sdg:ZGvpnx2DDZYDH" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/41f6acac71d45df00746ef2f114580a9/tumblr_oeuljpRj5f1qh9nffo1_500.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="500"/></figure><p><b><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/michelle+obama">Michelle Obama</a>&rsquo;s speech</b>: Her emotionally-charged <a href="http://micdotcom.tumblr.com/post/151758854762/watch-michelle-obamas-speech-on-the-trump-tapes"><b>rebuttal</b></a> to the leaked video of Donald Trump boasting about sexual assault resonated on Tumblr. On October 14th, engagement around the #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/feminism"><b>feminism</b></a> tag increased 179% and the #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/consent"><b>consent</b></a> tag 283%.</p><p><b>Debate #3</b>: Clinton finished her clean sweep of the debates with a sick new <a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/nasty+woman,+clinton"><b>nickname</b></a>:</p><figure data-orig-width="456" data-orig-height="920" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d1307d89608f515e7357d1f4003a83b5/tumblr_inline_og2woickNX1qzo3up_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="456" data-orig-height="920"/></figure><p><i>[Art by <a href="https://tmblr.co/mOX0BNH8BQ-YRk5BdAohbEQ"></a><a href="https://tmblr.co/mOX0BNH8BQ-YRk5BdAohbEQ">@tonycliff</a>​​]</i></p><p>We’re still a few days out from the election, but as you can see, it’s been a long, wild ride. Keep tagging your posts and make sure you get out and vote on Tuesday (you can find out how right in your dashboard!). Just don’t take a selfie with your ballot, <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/10/26/yes-your-ballot-selfie-still-might-be-illegal-sorry/"><b>please</b></a>. <br/></p>
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