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councilman wears captain america shield
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I'm not in the business of telling people how to do their jobs, but if you're an elected official and want to instill trust in your constituents, show up with a Captain America shield.

Lan Diep proudly wore a Captain America shield on his arm while taking the oath of office this week. 

Dan Liep says there's "no metaphor."

“Except that it represents America’s ideals and I do hope to aspire to those ideals of fair play, equal justice, and democracy during my term,” Diep said. “But really, I just had this awesome shield and I wanted a chance to show it off.”

So wear that shield. Your constituents will either love you or think you don't take this job seriously at all. One or the other! 

politics facebook donald trump A Construction Worker Put a Mexican Flag on Top of Trump Tower in Vancouver
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A man working construction on Trump Tower Vancouver put a Mexican flag at the top of the building to highlight the work that Mexican immigrants do, even for people like Trump. Along with the picture, he added this explanation on the Facebook post (we've only quoted part of the post):

WHY DID I PUT A MEXICAN FLAG ON THE ROOF TOP OF TRUMP TOWER VANCOUVER, ??????

Because from the concrete pouring, finishing, drywall, taping, wood forming and general labour, Mexicans were there, building it,doing good work, the comments Trump has made about us, did not stop us from doing the high quality work we have always done, in our home country or when we migrate to the US/Canada,MR Trump, we did our best work, your tower here in Vancouver is premium quality, and we were a crucial part of it, not just Mexicans but immigrants as a whole, like your ancestors were, you are not native american, the insults you have said about us, have not changed our work ethics.
graffiti LA los angeles news politics Protest Sky Art - 5223301376
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In protest of a controversial LA law that limits the painting of street murals, graffiti artist SABER paid a group of skywriters to write the names of several famous LA taggers in the airspace around city hall. Check the rest of the story at The Daily What!

donald trump politics Donald Trump's Claims About His Manhood Spawned a Pun-Based Twitter Movement
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During the Republican debate, candidates devolved into a literal penis measuring contest. Here's a video of a choice clip of Donald Trump defending his size because as Americans, that's the kind of thing that's important to us when choosing a leader. 



This lead to the creation of the "Girthers" movement, a pun on the "Birthers" movement that plagued President Obama's campaign. So, at least something funny came out of it.  Of course Twitter is awash with jokes (be prepared for a lot of "long form" puns).


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