Everyone wants to be heard. No one wants to listen.
I'd take "unenlightened" and opposed to gay equality over apathetic and allowing the economy and the planet to get destroyed any day.
If having to live in some gay ghetto meant a better healthcare system, cleaner environment, and more job opportunities, I'd take the trade-off.
Granted, baby boomers are much worse about this stuff (brainwashed Reagan generation), but their offspring have chosen to do nothing about it.
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Eh, you're making a faulty assumption when you say "aggressively green." I guess something like bus rapid transit would mark a substantial change, but I don't see its inclusion in a political platform as markedly radical or something that would be odious to most moderate voters. Would someone like Debbie Stabenow, for instance, sink her campaign if she were to hypothetically support earmarking just a little extra money for improved urban transit in Detroit? Doubtful.
And I'm not really accusing young voters of siding with status quo dinosaurs on this particular issue. While I think they tend to embrace a flawed "America can do no wrong" sentiment, I think their positions on specific issues are more progressive. It's just that they're so apathetic that they don't get out and vote/participate. They're not siding with the dinosaurs - they're enabling them.
One thing I absolutely despise about my generation--and older ones--is that political party has become an Identity. If you vote Republican, you ARE a Republican, and you must accept everything the party bosses feed you. The Democrats do it, too, although not to such a degree.
I despise this kind of thinking,because it becomes a religion, really, and when it comes to political figures, you might as well just put a monkey in office; it's OK as long as he's a Republican monkey.
But the Millennials won't have any of that. They think for themselves in a way that no other generation before them can even imagine.
After waiting for so long to see it, I was finally able to watch The Master. Now, I'm pissed off that Joaquin Phoenix didn't win Best Actor at the Oscars this year. Actually, why didn't this film win all of the awards. And the complaints that it was boring/it had no storyline...erm. What.
I'm ready...to give up on men. :c)
You know...I have such deep-seated bitterness, resentment, etc. about my time in school, that to this day...just the sight of a school bus makes me angry.
I wonder if I should see a therapist or something.
Oh, and that moment when you spot a really good thread on JUB that you don't have time to read, because you're headed out to work.
Americans need to keep their guns so they can protect themselves from gun violence just like Nancy Lanza did. And like Chris Kyle did. And like Gabby Giffords did. And like Tom Clements did. And like Michael Piemonte.
I have to deal with asshole bikers [not the motor kind, the pedal one] all the time and they think they rule the road and I love to fucking tailgate the fuckers when they are not in single file. Fuck, even joggers in the morning are free-range targets when they are running against traffic, especially when they run in the street and not the sidewalk. If I haven't had my coffee intake, I will swerve to give them a scare because it is in fact illegal to run in the street when there is a crosswalk.
Lots of road rage against those two groups but it isn't my fault if they don't know the rules of the road.
I am so disappointed in myself right now.
It's one thing to be let down by someone else...but to let yourself down is one of the worst feelings ever.
Putting a positive note in this thread,
I am happy that my two best Aussie JUB members have found someone they like/love. I hope everything goes well with them and soon, I will be attending one of their weddings (provided Australia pass the law.)
the worst thing is when people stand side-by-side on the escalator... that makes me rage, and I frequently end up nudging one aside.
there's an unspoken rule on the escalators.. if you're going to stand there, stand on the right and allow people who are walking down to pass on the left. never block the entire escalator unless there's literally no one else around.
when I'm single, there's not much that annoys me more than happy couples.
bitter and sad, I know.
I feel you. I still haven't fully gotten over one of my biggest self letdown, even when I partially made up for it.
Aww, definitely far from overweight though. Let's have some cheesecake.
"Don't hold strong opinions about things you don't understand."
I am going stop being nice. Everyone takes me as granted as if I am supposed to do their shits. No. Go fuck yourself.
I give up. I've spent the last year trying to make a long distance relationship work. I can't do it any longer, it's not worth the stress and heartache.
"You may only be one person to the world, but you may also be the world to one person"
- anonymous quote.
^ Such long staircase. My car is parked on the 6th floor and every time I go our I had to walk the 6 stairs and drive down the 6 levels of spiral parking. Times like that I wish I had lifts in the parking or live in ground houses.
I officially have a stalker
"Thirty-one* states allow all qualified citizens to carry concealed weapons. In those states, homosexuals should embark on organized efforts to become comfortable with guns, learn to use them safely and carry them. They should set up Pink Pistols task forces, sponsor shooting courses and help homosexuals get licensed to carry. And they should do it in a way that gets as much publicity as possible. "
--Jonathan Rauch, Salon Magazine, March 13, 2000
*the number is now forty
I confess, I'm very much an enabler, mostly with family.
"Don't hold strong opinions about things you don't understand."
BTW, thank you, Razzie.
You helped me bring closure to the BB episode.
but speaking of which, i was irked the fuck out today. i was getting so annoyed of being alive, being in this body where i can feel everything happening in my body from my skin touching the sheet to my heart beating the blood in my veins, i just wanted to pull the plug on me for a second. i just wanted my heart to stop. i just wanted to be dead for a moment of time where i just didn't feel a single thing around me, not even myself. just allowing myself to simply not exist where i would get a chance to rest in peace because even when i'm sleeping and dreaming, i don't feel like i'm resting. i still feel alive. i'm still alive where i could feel my insides working and i'm like damnit. stop working for a minute. just stop. i know i can't make time stop BUT it would be cool if i could just stop forever and then start when i feel like it. i wasn't suicidal or depressed, at that moment, but i just got a bit annoyed when i woke up like why the fuck am i still here to basically face the same shit that i want to run and get away from period. after i feel like i'm well rested and have the energy, strength and willpower to go back to life, i would just turn myself back on or plug myself into the wall and come back to life. i wish i could do that. basically have the ability to let myself die and then come back to life when i feel like it.
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one thing about the closet/you don't have to hurry/it will be bad tomorrow/so brother, don't you worry