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Sep. 15th, 2018

bite the power

I really do try to keep it off of Facebook

But I am so TIRED of reading comments from white people trying to convince other people these fucking shootings have no racial component. Are you kidding me, New Balance guy? Really? Here is the comment I just left somewhere to a guy who wanted us to maintain focus on just "looking at the facts as they stand":

"Looking at the facts as they stand, the police have a history of protecting their own. When the victim is black, they don't even need to make the effort. Most of the time when a black man gets killed in this country someone says they feared for their life and they get acquitted. In 2016 there was actual video of Terence Crutcher stepping out with his hands in the air and officer Betty Shelby shooting him. Not guilty. Witness accounts contradict Guyger's story. I'm guessing from everything said she was either too tired from work or was under the influence of something but her account isn't the same as what witnesses say. However, in the end she is white and police so statistically she doesn't have a lot to worry about. Look up some studies and the actual numbers. One from the U of Colorado showed police were even more likely to shoot blacks in a video simulation. There are hundreds of years of conscious and subconscious racial bias ingrained into this country. Racial minorities make up about 37% of the population but about 67% of the people killed by police. There is absolutely a racial component. Until white people also notice this and have a problem with it, it won't change."

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Aug. 27th, 2018

Tyrion

My Dears

Dear Facebook:

Sometimes I just need to see if a person's comment is sarcastic or if said person is simply a twat. Please stop making it accidentally friend them when I go to look. Or is that my phone? Both of you should work on this.


Dear Men:

If you have ever fallen asleep while she is still up and doing things, and she is still there when you wake up, you can stop testing her. Believe me, if the farting you do in your sleep hasn't put an end to things, she's in it for the long game.


Dear Cynics:

Say what you will about Disney, I love signing (ASL, not autographs) mascots!


Dear Analyst-who-is-new-in-the-department-trying-to-make-a-name:

Give it a god damn rest, already.


Dear Stepmother: 

Love him or leave him. He's not your financial safekeeper.


Dear Real Estate Market:

Send me an angel, send me an angel, right now. Right now.... 


Dear Tomorrow:

You will be better because I will respond differently.

Aug. 24th, 2018

local revolution

I will just leave this here

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5b7cf009e4b0cd327df7d6f4

As bad as it has been throughout the years, I don't think there's ever before been an administration that so highlighted the blatant hypocrisy of the extreme right. And that's saying a lot, I do realize. I have voiced issues I have with certain segments of the left and with the Democrats in Congress before, but this refusal to own amd direct the conversation is just too damn much. Do you people just not like winning? The people supporting Trump and refusing to face the reality of the situation this country is in are a little worrisome to me. Someone isn't right simply by being part of the political party you vote for. Best believe if he was working as an overnight stocker at Walmart only grossing 26k a year his party would be lecturing all kinds of personal accountability.
We got the administration we deserve. Pay attention people. They are supposed to be working for us, not trying to cash in while they can before all the resources run out.
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Aug. 7th, 2018

juicie_icons

In case you were wondering

Yes Bubba Joe Bob, a lot of high schools are prohibiting kids from wearing US flags. Because https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/4/8 respect for the flag has actually been a "thing" in this country. Since before 9/11, even. I find it ironic that these cousin-kissing fucktards rant and rave about respecting our flag but can't be bothered to learn how to actually treat it. Or that they get their nuts in an uproar over any trivial thing that their narrow little minds construe as anti-patriotic. And yet you tell them the president of the United States is potentially guilty of treason and suddenly motherfuckers want to learn Russian.

I really try to meet people with basic respect because we're both human and (presumably) want what's best for our country. We just have different ideas of how to get there. Right? Right?!!?? I have posted that there link on no less than 6 people's posts about it today. And that was just on my newsfeed. I spent all of about 10 minutes even looking at FB.
People don't even want to know they're wrong. The last time I put a (different) link to one person's rants and raves that proved absolutely and completely that she was wrong she deleted it so I unfriended the stupid cow. Because enough already. I have snoozed, unfollowed and now all the unfriending begins. It is time to rock the boat.

We are caging the wrong people.

Jun. 10th, 2018

zero fox

Religion and crime

Someone tried to tell me a story today about something Muslims are doing to animals in London. I cut it short explaining that I am still recovering from something kids did to a dog not long ago here in the states.

I think there should be some kind of decree that any time someone breaks the law, commits a heinous act, or is just infamously stupid that the news report what religion the person is affiliated with. Or whether they aren't at all. I think that would be break-the-internet interesting.

In Florida alone — according to the almighty Google, 40% of Floridians consider themselves Christian. Out of those, about 14% are Catholic, 7% are other Christian, .69% are Jewish, and .89% affiliate with Islam. So less than 1% of Floridians are Muslim. And yet Florida Man is a meme. But some of us already knew Florida Man was a white, probably Christian male. Because if he were anything other, you better believe the media would have told us by now.

Jun. 9th, 2018

death

Sens8 Series finale

Only one thing this late in the moving game could make me procrastinate, and it was released at just the right time of the month. I am wrecked.

May. 13th, 2018

gaia

Happy Mother's Day to me

The doggos went potty then wanted to go directly back to bed with their daddy. My daughter is at Northern Invasion (really that should have been my Mother's Day gift, but I get it, they work for their money). Anyway. I am sitting here, with time on my hands, just going through files and drinking coffee.

I forgot how nice it can be to just do nothing. Once we get moved,  I will try to fit doing nothing in at least every other week or so.

May. 12th, 2018

amazon barbie

Obectivity is hard close up

But today someone came to get my older bookshelves. I had posted them on Craigslist as in great shape but I just didn't want to move them, so she asked if I was moving. I told her my plans this week and how I'd taken off work so I could get the house ready for an assessment and a listing. It turns out she just moved to town with her family. She repeated what I'd already heard about the housing market being hot around here. She says, "Oh, you'll definitely get your asking price." I told her I didn't even know what we could get, yet. She told me probably my asking price and possibly another bid at a little higher. Whoo! Good to hear! If I don't end up having to have something built on some land, I do hope I have at least one cool neighbor with a dog who can come over for play dates while I work in the yard or crochet on the deck. I can't wait to move....

Apr. 29th, 2018

Style

Rose gold is trending so hard right now

More so than last year. It wasn't that long ago I was working way too hard to find it and now I'm a kid in a candy store just stocking on up....I've long infused dusty pinks and rose golds into my wardrobe and accessories. While I have never been a fan of regular gold jewelry, I have always had much love for the rose gold. 

I've been training for this.

Apr. 2nd, 2018

amazon barbie

Born a Crime

I didn't know much about Trevor Noah when he first took over the Daily Show. I admit, I'm out of the loop. It doesn't bother me... I'm busy. But anyway, I really did enjoy his stand up. I have only read two chapters of this book so far, but I have to say, I have high expectations. I already think it's goign to be one of my favorite books of the year. This guy really has a story to tell.

Mar. 23rd, 2018

with love

Jumanji 2017

Two thumbs up! Love the subtle tribute to Robin Williams, too.

Mar. 18th, 2018

galoshes

You know how when you walk into a room

And then you forget what you are in there for? I keep doing that with the internet.

Feb. 17th, 2018

anti-social

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Feb. 9th, 2018

42

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

I just finished this one today. It's not a very long book, but I don't have loads of time anymore. Anyway, this would make a great book to bring to a book club. I wanted to dissect and discuss immediately. There are some complicated situations and dynamics and just does a fantastic job presenting all of the various perspectives. They were multi-layered. The entitlement of the affluent is immediately recognizable, and yet you can still find yourself if not exactly sympathizing then at least understanding some of their emotions and what a mess we can make.
Something that really struck a cord with me was when one character tells another that she is resentful because she sees something in her she had to give up in her own life. I think that nails what is going on with our culture. People tend to demonize the poor - just one popular example is the welfare queen. We even refer to pulic assistance as "entitlement benefits". You know, because the lazy poor think they're entitled to things like food and shelter. But is this in large part because the affluent feel they are so entitled? They play by rules, they "work hard", they are "good people." Why should anyone else get something for free? I've long had a problem with my own mother's attitude toward the poor because she herself is always trying to get something for nothing. But it isn't just her. It's a widespread epidemic with people deciding what they deserve and judging others by that one limited perspective.
Anyway, just my two cents. Take it or leave it. But I do recommend this book.

Jan. 25th, 2018

perfect

Fashion first

Today someone complimented my outfit and said it's very pretty on me in a punk rock school marm kind of way.
I'll take it.

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