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  • I don't care at all. Either time.
    Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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    • Kensington Palace ‏@KensingtonRoyal 14m
      14 minutes agoThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.


      *yawn*

      Wake me up when she joins a biker gang and insists on being called Snake.

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      • It's a yes from Ireland!!

        Huge Ireland vote for gay marriage
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32858501

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        • YAY, IRELAND!!!!


          All of the #hometovote stories made me extra weepy.

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          • I guess this fits under this thread? Houston and much of Texas is literally a swimming pool right now. Our house hasn't gotten any water, but it's raining again. Some more. Like all day. Mr. Issie took the day off and declared it family pajama day and we all high-fived over it. We might also all murder each other by the end of this weekend if the rain does not let up.

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            • SO, I'm going to Austin next weekend and I'm NOT feeling this situation, Issie. I approve of your pajama situation tho.

              Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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              • Bring a kayak, you'll probs need it to get around. Our fb is full of pics like this one.

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                • So heartbroken over the Charleston shooting. So freaking tired of violent white men being angry assholes in this country. So tired of guns in general.

                  I know y'all have probably already seen this link several times, but in case someone hasn't . . .


                  To donate to the Emmanuel A.M.E. Church: http://www.emanuelamechurch.org/


                  Super easy to do via PayPal, just takes seconds.


                  Also, if you want to get organize-y and be a more active part of addressing systemic racism in the US:

                  www.staywoke.org

                  www.justicetogether.org

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                  • I can't read Facebook right now, because of the number of people talking about how this senseless tragedy can't lead to us taking their guns away. I want to smack them all around.

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                    • I am hopeless about guns (and racism and all sorts of entrenched American "values" that baffle me). I knew after Sandy Hook when lil' angelic white children were slaughtered at their own school and the IMMEDIATE response of people on Facebook was not horror but concern about guns that this country was a lost cause where guns are concerned.

                      I mean, I know mothers of toddlers who immediately posted that THIS WAS NOT THE TIME TO TALK ABOUT GUN VIOLENCE. People are fucking morons. And my racist super christian southern relatives OF COURSE posted that if the crazed killer had just opened his heart to Jesus this wouldn't have happened. Meanwhile, these are the same assholes who race to defend Paula Deen and the Duck Dynasty morons because those people represent their family values.

                      I've had it with alllll this nonsense is what I'm saying.
                      Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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                      • It's sad but anytime I'm out in a public place like the mall or a movie theater with my kid, I am always on high alert.

                        Due to the cray place I work with a super cray population, we're all kind of shocked that no ones come in there with a gun yet. (We get lots of people with knives though, which can thankfully be taken down quickly. We did have a nurse get strangled and another punched in the face.

                        In conclusion, some poor white people are cray.
                        "But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.Ē---Kanye

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                        • I must have been living under a rock, because I didn't even know about this American hostage crisis with ISIS and now I'm despondent over it.


                          http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/20.../five-hostages


                          This article is some damn fine journalism. And it puts Obama's announcement of a new gov't policy on how to coordinate hostage response into perspective. The changes come too late for far too many, though.

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                          • Today is a good day.

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                            • The two 80-somethings from Texas who have been together for 54 years were what made me actually cry.

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                              • Pretty much cried at every news item today (except the prison escapee story).
                                Itís just really honestly so tiring and emotionally draining to have to get upset over reality constantly.

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