He's so idiotic his actions would be really funny if they didn't have serious consequences for us all.
On a happy note, today is DH and my 26th wedding anniversary so Happy Anniversary to us! After my prior fiasco I had absolutely no intentions of ever getting married again. So much for good intentions! Taking a chance again and marrying him was the best decision of my life. Who knew you could pack so much into 26 short years? We've lived in 3 states and 5 cities, we've gone from teaching into retirement and started a rental property business, we've seen our children get married, and best of all we've become grandparents. We've gone through heartbreaking loss and mountaintop highs. We've traveled all across the country. And as surprising as it seems we're accomplishing that feat of growing old together. But who knew that would come so fast! It's been a wonderful ride, and I'm so glad I decided to take that chance. Not even the JA in the White House can change that.
happy anniversary! you give me hope! i'm divorced and my ex and i are still really good friends, and while i am anti-relationship right now (just don't have the time or energy to deal with one plus covid-19 and all that!), i do worry from time to time whether i actually will meet someone good enough to even think about marrying again. i don't mind never remarrying but it would be fun someday to meet a special guy and get to share lives together again and all that good stuff.
i'm always happy to see people who have remarried having a wonderful go of it the second time around!
I don't know why this popped into my head, but with DT and twitter I was thinking about A Few Good Men and the scene with Jack but instead: DT: I'll answer the question. You want answers? Twitter/the public: I think I'm entitled to them. DT: You want answers?? Twitter/the public: I want the truth! DT version: I CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!
My name is Rene IG @dotren1tx since I'm not good at adding photos on here lol
finreporter, you never know when exactly the right person will come along. It's usually when you least expect it, and in my case definitely when I was not looking for it. There's absolutely nothing wrong with remaining single. I was perfectly content being single and raising my daughter, so I had no intentions of that changing. But sometimes life has other plans, and when they are right for you, they are fabulous. Whatever path life takes you down, I hope it will be exactly the right path for you. There's no hurry.
"You see, our glorious diversity—our diversity of faiths, and colors and creeds―that is not a threat to who we are, it makes us who we are." -- Michelle Obama
Seemingly the only Amendment of value to the GOP is the 2nd one, and they pervert that. This from the party that takes the Constitution to heart. Yeah, when pigs fly they will do that. In the meantime they've found it makes a good substitute for toilet paper.
birdgal, i'm having such a hard time grappling with the recent deaths and all the ones that preceded simply because they were black and all the ones that will unfortunately follow. and these faux stand up guys working in police or DA departments all the while with their white pointy hats and costumes they just don't wear because it is out of fashion to be a hoodwearing KKK member yet the end result is still the same.
i think it's because we've never dealt with that level of oppression. it's like MLK Jr said, violence happens when the people feel their voices are not being heard. their voices are not being heard. i don't fault them for one millisecond for an angry outburst and mounting frustration. i'm angry and i have the good fortune to never have had this type of issue be a part of my daily life. i couldn't even imagine the anger one must feel when they and their sons, daughters, etc perpetually have a risk of not only harrassment in many forms, both implicit and explicit, but of loss of life by violent means simply for being black. nothing more. i couldn't imagine having to worry that when my daughters (or sons if i had them) are no longer children and are out and about minding their business that they have to actively try to avoid being killed simply because certain people hate them for their skin color. so many people of color have said over and over and over again how they feel in this country when doing nothing more than banal activities. no one wants to listen when they say it calmly and want to tell them "well actually that's not how you should protest". ok fine, you want a revolution? our complacency on top of our modern day lynchings are going to get you a revolution. maybe we should have listened all along when they were saying it calmly.
just wanted to edit to quote MLK Jr correctly. from the refinery article i posted in the next post.
"But the point of protest is disruption. As Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: "A riot is the language of the unheard.”
people (the status quo of the US) also decided that colin kaepernick was wrong for protesting by simply taking a knee. couldn't get more peaceful than that. and yet it was whitesplained that that isn't how one should protest. wrong time, wrong place and all that. you're on the clock by your employer. that's wrong. you're disgracing our veterans who fought for your freedom. that's wrong.
i don't know how this is going to change or when but we have to start listening to them. and if the only way they can get our collective attention is by violent protest, it's really our own faults that it got to that point. the outrage has to be against what has happened that resulted in their anger. not the way they express the anger.
There will always be bad apples in every bunch. Good people peacefully protesting will sometimes be joined by other people who will take advantage of the situation. That's life.
In no way do these bad apples make the protesters bad people.
There will always be people who are more angry. Wanting to be heard no matter what! Tired of all the BS. Needing to be taken seriously. Angry and fed up!
Stop murdering innocent people! Stop it already! The cops killed an innocent man who begged for the cops to let him breathe. He begged the men who get paid to protect and serve him to protect and serve him!
They murdered him instead. How calm would you be if he was your loved one, a friend, a close relative?
Don't mess with older people. The older we get the less "life in prison" is a deterrent.
and rene, in no way am i meaning to jump down your throat. i know you're a good egg and a kind soul. i just have been reading so many comments over the last few days of focus on the rioting being the big problem. that is a symptom. we should all get angry about the actual big problem. the root cause of all of this. if dylan roof can be calmly walked away in handcuffs and gently put into a car and a bullet proof vest worn on said walk to the car, and these men with assault rifles can storm the capitol buildings without incident, why can't the george floyds and ahmaud arberys of the world get the exact same treatment? and worse, why did one get shot just because he was on his daily jog? calm and rational pleas for equal treatment clearly isn't working and isn't being heard. what more can they do to get the treatment that any human being deserves?? they just want what you and i are fortunate to have. to be left alone when minding our business. or if we commit a crime and get arrested, we likely don't get kneeled on in the neck or shot in the back.