bbkld asked:

When Hilary wins, working for the WH Protocol Office will be a bigger headache than ever. After all, someone living in the Residence with the President was President for eight years not too long ago. Custom dictates he's the First Gentleman, but respect for tradition means he's Mr. President.

deadpresidents answered:

Here’s something strange: the spouse of the President is not included in the White House’s order of precedence. The widow of a former President is on the list, but not the spouse for some reason. Despite that, the First Lady (or First Gentleman when it happens) is usually given a place of prominence next to the President. 

Former Presidents are lower on the order of precedence list than you might expect. This is how the top of the precedence list looks:

1. President of the United States
2. Monarchs, Foreign heads of state or heads of government
3. Vice President of the United States
4. Governor (when an event is held in a specific state)
5. Mayor (when an event is held in a specific city)
6. Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
7. Chief Justice of the United States
8. Former Presidents in order of their term (so, right now, it would be President Carter > President Bush 41 > President Clinton > President Bush 43) 

If Hillary Clinton is elected and Bill Clinton becomes First Gentleman, the order of precedence would likely be this: President Clinton 45 (Hillary) and then President Clinton 42 (Bill). It’s not official, but that’s probably how it would go.

huganoctopus:

I am so fucking sick of hearing people bitch about birth control for women. These were just a few comments I found on Facebook where people were discussing birth control/Hobby Lobby’s wonderful policies. Pardon me as I bitch now because I’m fucking angry.
"Take responsibility for your own actions!" Preventing myself from having a child I do not want is not taking responsibility for my own actions? Then what do you consider taking responsibility? You probably say having sex with a condom is “responsible,” don’t you? Well birth control works in a similar way: both the pill and condoms are ways to prevent sperm and eggs from meeting in the first place. 
"God says…" Oh shut the fuck up you twat. Do you have Jesus on speed dial? You do know he tells you to like… not fucking judge people too? (Oh and news flash: not everyone is Christian!)
"Whores!" So a woman who finds sex enjoyable is a whore? I guess you men calling women whores are also whores. You have sex with condoms and jack off which are wasting those precious sperm that could have made a baby. You should be ashamed of yourself. Tell me…what fucking reason is there for male birth control to be okay while female birth control is shameful? Female birth control prevents the sperm and egg from getting together and making a baby. Why the fuck are eggs suddenly more “valuable” than sperm? (Hint: there is no reason. Extremely conservative people can’t handle the idea that women aren’t just baby vessels and that women find sex just as fun as men do.)
"Women already have the right to kill unborn children blah blah blah." You people flip out over a woman getting an abortion, but you also flip out over her preventing the unwanted baby in the first place? What the fuck do you want? Oh I know, women are only allowed to have sex when they’re ready to settle down and start a family? Want one kid? You only get to have sex ONE TIME. Where did you develop your kind of backwards ass logic. What fucking year are we living in? "Keep your legs closed! Abstinence!" You people do realize there are married adult couples who do not ever plan on having children? Are you saying they are not allowed to ever have sex then? I don’t fucking think so. Again, this further proves my point that old ass conservative people can’t handle the idea that women like sex simply because it’s fun and don’t always feel like being mothers.

huganoctopus:

I am so fucking sick of hearing people bitch about birth control for women. These were just a few comments I found on Facebook where people were discussing birth control/Hobby Lobby’s wonderful policies. Pardon me as I bitch now because I’m fucking angry.

"Take responsibility for your own actions!" Preventing myself from having a child I do not want is not taking responsibility for my own actions? Then what do you consider taking responsibility? You probably say having sex with a condom is “responsible,” don’t you? Well birth control works in a similar way: both the pill and condoms are ways to prevent sperm and eggs from meeting in the first place. 

"God says…" Oh shut the fuck up you twat. Do you have Jesus on speed dial? You do know he tells you to like… not fucking judge people too? (Oh and news flash: not everyone is Christian!)

"Whores!" So a woman who finds sex enjoyable is a whore? I guess you men calling women whores are also whores. You have sex with condoms and jack off which are wasting those precious sperm that could have made a baby. You should be ashamed of yourself. Tell me…what fucking reason is there for male birth control to be okay while female birth control is shameful? Female birth control prevents the sperm and egg from getting together and making a baby. Why the fuck are eggs suddenly more “valuable” than sperm? (Hint: there is no reason. Extremely conservative people can’t handle the idea that women aren’t just baby vessels and that women find sex just as fun as men do.)

"Women already have the right to kill unborn children blah blah blah." You people flip out over a woman getting an abortion, but you also flip out over her preventing the unwanted baby in the first place? What the fuck do you want? Oh I know, women are only allowed to have sex when they’re ready to settle down and start a family? Want one kid? You only get to have sex ONE TIME. Where did you develop your kind of backwards ass logic. What fucking year are we living in? 

"Keep your legs closed! Abstinence!" 
You people do realize there are married adult couples who do not ever plan on having children? Are you saying they are not allowed to ever have sex then? I don’t fucking think so. Again, this further proves my point that old ass conservative people can’t handle the idea that women like sex simply because it’s fun and don’t always feel like being mothers.

  • Dad: " You know what stinks single guys like me paying for birth control so a chick won't have a kid."
  • Me: " Oh what do you know about birth control."
  • Dad: " That it keeps whores from getting pregnant."
  • Me: *slams hands on table*" SHUT UP YOU DON'T KNOW A FUCKING THING DO YOU THINK THAT'S THE ONLY THING IT DOES?!? DO YOU? WITHOUT THAT SHIT I WOULD STILL BE BLEEDING OUT OF MY VAGINA NON-STOP SINCE JANUARY AND ITS NOT LIKE I ASKED TO HAVE THAT HAPPEN."
  • Dad: " Yeah but I shouldn't have to pay for it."
  • Me: " Do you not realize that without insurance my birth control would be $100 not $25, do you know that I have to spend $30 on pads and tampons every three months. NO you didn't"
  • Dad: " Yeah but-."
  • Me: " I wasn't done , men get condoms, Viagra, penis pumps and all that other shit for FREE."
  • Dad: " We do?"
  • Me: " Yeah so next time you fucking vote or bitch about something you don't know about think about this for a sec maybe instead of paying for it maybe it should be free BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE SEX BUT I'M FORCED TO PUT UP WITH PART OF MY UTERUS FALLING OUT OF ME ."
  • Dad: "......" * Intense look of fear.*
  • Mom: * Laughs from the hallway and high fives me later.*