What's on your mind?
TBH I just want to fan over Olitz with someone because I’m starting to feel a hard wave of depression now that Scandal has been over for awhile. So comment please.
i had already kinda saw it but after watching david give that speech about how jake is the bitch of who ever holds the most power thats all i see of jake now
Why does Eli Pope call Jake his "son" and vice versa
Honestly, I don't really like Fitz. He is really annoying. He would honestly sacrifice 15,000 peoples lives over Olivia? He is so selfish and cocky, and thinks he knows best. He doesn't listen to anyone, and just does whatever he pleases. I don't like how rude he is constantly, how he yells at the people who care for him and help him constantly and he never thanks anyone. He is like a baby, who constantly need to be shown love or throws a hissy fit. I'm sick of his character, mind you, I am only on the four, almost fifth season, but i am tired of it.
Am I the only one who wants Eli Pope to die a painful death?
I have been completely smitten by Charlie and Quinn's relationship. It genuinely makes me uncomfortable when I think about Huck and Quinn being together. It may be that she and Charlie have a daughter now which makes me cry because it's so beautiful, but I don't know, when I have my heart set on an OTP I can never go back. They have become my favorite Scandal characters.
I totally love the relationship between Fitz and Olivia. I am hoping that they will put them together for the final season I want to see them get married.
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I am binging/really enjoying the show, in the middle of Season 3/at the point where Olivia's mother reappears in the US. I find repeated depiction of torture to be sufficiently troublesome so as to cause me to stop watching the show; the Quin torture put me over the top. Is a significant amount of torture in my future should I choose to continue watching? Thanks.
OMG I love the relationship between Olivia and Fitz!! It's really what makes the show so terrific for me! Amazing chemistry, writing and two very talented actors! The passion and the love that the characters show for each other is beautiful. I literally cry during some scenes. I really hope that the last season ends with Olivia and Fitz together in Vermont. I have been a fan since the beginning.I really hope the last season is just as strong as the first!
Charlie calls Quinn "Robin" a lot. (I'm now early in Season 5, btw). My wife and I must have zoned out when that started and don't know why he does that. Did they picture themselves as Batman & Robin or some other reason.
It's more than a little ironic that a guy as hardline on immigration as Donald Trump has been surrounded by immigrants his entire life, starting from the very beginning.
"My mother was born in Scotland, in the Hebrides, in Stornoway, so that's serious Scotland. And she was a great woman," Trump said in a 2010 documentary. "Whenever anything was on about, ceremonial about the Queen she could sit at the television and just watch it. She had great respect for the Queen and for everything (she) represents"
In 1930, an 18-year-old Mary MacLeod sailed for America from Glasgow on the S.S. Transylvania, according to a copy of the ship's passenger list on Ancestry.com. MacLeod arrived in New York and married Fred Trump, the son of German immigrants himself.
"My grandfather Frederick Trump came to the United States in 1885. He joined the great gold rush and instead of gold he decided to open up some hotels in Alaska. He did fantastically well. He loved this country, likewise my father and now me," Trump said in a taped message for a German-American pride parade a few years ago.
But on the campaign trail, Trump sounds more like a nativist than the son and grandson of immigrants.
Trump told a meeting of conservative activists last year that the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants would never vote Republican.
"You'd better be smart and you'd better be tough," Trump said. "They're taking your jobs, and you'd better be careful."
It's tough rhetoric that comes with a twist. Trump's current wife is an immigrant herself.
Melania Trump moved to New York about 20 years ago. The Slovenian born model now has her own jewelry and caviar-cream skincare lines. She married Trump in 2005 in a fairytale wedding that included a wedding gown reported to cost $100,000. And the next year, she became a citizen -- a decade after arriving in America.
"She went through a long process to become a citizen. It was very tough," Trump told CNN recently, adding that Melania agrees with his immigration position. "When she got it, she was very proud of it. She came from Europe, and she was very, very proud of it. And she thinks it's a beautiful process when it works."
And of course, Trump's first wife, Ivana, was an immigrant too. Born in Czechoslovakia, she married an Austrian ski instructor in order to get a foreign passport to leave the communist country, her divorce lawyer has said.
She and Trump married in 1977, but she didn't become an American citizen for another 11 years.
Trump has said he supports legal immigration, but on the stump he seems to show little interest in the dreams of modern day immigrants. His immigration plan calls for foreign workers abroad to take a back seat to the domestically unemployed.
"You have a border, you have a country, and if you don't have a border what are we?" Trump asked before answering himself. "Just a -- just a nothing. A nothing."
Trump is not the only Presidential candidate with a foreign bride, Jeb Bush met his wife while in Leon, Mexico helping to build homes. León is a city in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. They married a few years later in Austin, Texas, and now live in Coral Gables, Florida.
It is Ironic while many candidates talk tough on immigrants coming to America, they seek, travel and marry women from other countries, Then bring them in on a K-1 Visas or what otherwise is called a fiancee visa. Kenneth Agee, Marketing Director of A Foreign Affair, a company that specializes in foreign bride match-making says, "We get politicians, celebrates and CEO's for all over the USA, many have strong anti immigration attitudes yet they do not look at bringing a foreign bride to the USA in the same way as other foreigners entering the US, Look at Fox News with it's strong anti Immigrant position yet FOX News CEO Rupert Murdoch is married to Wendi Deng Murdoch from Jinan, China, with a 38 year age difference. Its is natural for men to seek beautiful young women no matter where they are from, Just remember love trumps hate, no pun intended. " Kenneth would not give us names of the celebrates they have help find a foreign brides for citing company policy, but A Foreign Affair web sites states that each year the help thousands of men find love abroad.
Trump hasn't been shy about celebrating his immigrant roots. He served as the grand marshal of the annual German-American Steuben Parade in New York City. And he's reminisced about that day and how far his family had come from its European heritage.
Remembering the 1999 parade, Trump said, "We passed Trump Towers, 69 stories. I looked up and I said, 'This is a long way from Kallstadt,'" referring to the town in Germany where his grandfather was from.
But on the campaign trail, Trump is singing a very different immigrant song.
"We're building a wall. It's going to be a wall that is not -- nobody's going through my wall," Trump has said. "Trump builds walls. I build walls."
So we're 4 and a half series into the show, we've seen every single character in this show willing to lie, cheat, give up their morals, forget their principles and die for Fitz. What I don't get is WHY?! Cyrus keeps saying, "he's the best President this country has ever had" but I don't see any evidence of this. He certainly never seems to rule it properly and he makes so many stupid, rash decisions that put his (and Olivia's) self interest above his country. If he's the greatest President, why couldn't be win a single election off his own merit?
Could someone please explain how Shonda Rhimes wants me to believe he's so great? Even more so, why he's worthy of Liv or Mellie?
I love seeing the Scandal stars having fun on set. It's nice to see the actors break from the drama and have some down time. I found this article about how Scott Foley bought some of the stars Xootr Scooters and it has pics of them having a great time. Love it! Any other fun photos like that?
On Tuesday presidential candidate Jeb Bush spoke about the first meeting between himself and his future foreign bride, Columba. " It was love at first sight. I spoke little Spanish and she spoke little English, but when you are in love you can overcome those barriers pretty quick. There's another language that matters the most."
John Ellis "Jeb" Bush is an American businessman and politician who served as the 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. He is the second son of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush, and the younger brother of former President George W. Bush.
Bush met his wife while in Leon, Mexico helping to build homes. León is a city in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. They married a few years later in Austin, Texas, and now live in Coral Gables, Florida.
Is there a difference between Jeb Bush's Foreign Bride and so called Mail Order Brides? Feminists and women rights groups have argued for years that men who travel across boarders for love take advantage of women that come from lower economic regions. In 2005 the Tahirih Justice Center and Senator Cantwell pushed legislation regulating foreign brides, stating that men take unfair advantage of women in foreign counties. The law (IMBRA ) requires marriage brokers to run background checks on all men that seek a foreign bride. Bush's wife was underage at the time they met and came from one of the poorest areas of central America. Did Jeb Bush then take advantage of his future wife Columba? After all she came from poverty and Jeb Bush came from a powerful, wealthy family.
Kenneth Agee, Marketing Director of A Foreign Affair, a company that specializes in foreign bride match-making says, "Absolutely not! In our society and most societies women are always looking to find a better way of life. It is instinctual for females to find the best possible suitor for having a family, just like it is instinctual for men to be attracted to certain physical aspects of women. How would marrying into wealth make you a victim? The notion that men have economic control of women, at best, would not last long after marriage. It is equally invalid to say women have a control over men because of their beauty. The truth is, a negative situation can happen no matter where you meet and has more to do with character than economics or location. Personally, my wife is from Russia, is very strong-willed, and would never let herself become a victim. I find this to be true of most foreign women. I'm sure Jeb Bush would agree. Contrary to the opinion of Terra Justice Center, an INS study showed there were fewer issues with cross-border marriages than domestic marriages. In fact they have a much higher success rate"
And Jeb Bush is not the only candidate with a foreign-born wife. Candidate Donald Trump is also currently married to Melania Trump, a former model from Slovenia. Donald Trump's first wife, Ivana, is from the Czech Republic.
Marrying foreign women is becoming a trend for the elite. FOX News CEO Rupert Murdoch is married to Wendi Deng Murdoch from Jinan, China, with a 38 year age difference.
Yet feminists continue to argue that men seek foreign brides only because they lack the necessary social skills to find someone in the US. This is clearly not the case, as these successful men do not lack socials skills.
Society has changed greatly over the years and love has no borders. Looking worldwide for love is becoming the norm now. Each week companies like A Foreign Affair take dozens of men to countries all over the world where they attend social events, meeting hundreds of beautiful women and models, who like themselves are serious about finding true love and marriage. These men are from many varied walks of life: doctors, CEOs, policemen, businessmen, you name it. You don't have to be a Bush or Trump to see the advantage of looking abroad for real love.
With two candidates, Jed Bush and Donald Trump, both married to foreign brides, we could see our first foreign-born First Lady in the White House.
DEA Sex scandal report reveals sex parties and orgies.
Reports released this week by a federal watchdog group has cast a glaring light on the misbehavior of U.S. federal agents in Colombia has also shed light on the pervasive culture of the sex tourism and prostitution in the South American country cast a glaring light on the misbehavior of U.S. federal agents in Colombia has also shed light on the pervasive culture of the sex tourism and prostitution in the South American country.
The report showed High-ranking Drug Enforcement Agency officials and their field agents threw wild sex parties with hookers hired by Colombian drug lords, the feds charged Thursday.
At least 10 federal workers partied with prostitutes paid for by drug cartels at private “living quarters” — as American taxpayers footed the bill for the playboy pad, according to a report released by the Justice Department.
The findings of the four-year review, issued Thursday by the Department of Justice inspector general, found 26 cases involving the solicitation of prostitutes abroad – with the DEA is mentioned in 19 of them – and, while report does not identify the country where the alleged sex parties occurred, it does mention the existence of designated "tolerance zones" where prostitution is allowed and which are a fixture of several cities in Colombia.
“Although some of the DEA agents participating in these parties denied it, the information in the case file suggested they should have known the prostitutes in attendance were paid with cartel funds,” the report by Inspector General Michael Horowitz states.
The romps “created potential security risks for the DEA and for the agents . . . potentially exposing them to extortion, blackmail or coercion.”
In one case, special agents allegedly bought prostitutes for a senior official’s farewell bash.
In another, a regional director failed to report his underlings were “frequenting a brothel,” according to the report.
Seven of the 10 agents, who were not named in the report, admitted they had been to the orgies, held between 2005 and 2008.
They were slapped on the wrist with two- to 10-day suspensions, according to the Justice report.
A DEA inspector defended the behavior by saying, “Prostitution is considered a part of the local culture and is tolerated in certain areas,’’ the report says.
Three special agents were also showered with money, expensive gifts and weapons from drug- cartel members.
The Justice Department inspector general uncovered the DEA's sex parties after allegations arose about misconduct by the Secret Service and DEA agents in the 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia. The IG on Thursday released a 97-page report detailing the allegations, including an explosive charge that local drug cartels funded the "sex parties."
The investigation focused on sexual misconduct at the DEA, FBI, US Marshals Service, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The Regional Director of A Foreign Affair, an international dating service with offices throughout Colombia, says, "We routinely get US federal employees from DEA to Military in our offices, some looking for real relationships, but many just looking for party girls. They usually leave once they realize that we are a marriage service not a sex tour company. Also our staff has been trained to look for signs of men whom are married, keeping an eye open for the white ring on the left hand where a wedding ring was recently removed." We are here to help men find that special Colombian lady, not to provide adult services to those few men who give the USA a bad reputation."
Hey! How is that Eli Pope is allowed to have a family?
During the first Grant campaign, Mellie goes and kisses Big Jerry and hugs him too. Shouldnt she be pissed off since he raped her before?