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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:47 AM
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I am a pressure cooker without a safety valve
I am a ticking time bomb.

Let's see how much more rage and stress and hate i can stuff into that big black hole in my gut...

tick tick tick tick
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:48 AM
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1. I'd think you could stuff a lot of rage, stress and hate in a black hole
:shrug:
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:51 AM
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6. smartass!
:7

Thanks for the laugh!
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:49 AM
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2. Careful Tx....breathe....breathe...breathe....
Out with the bad....in with the good.....

We need you healthy for November.

To quote Lloyd in 'Say Anything,' "You must chill! You must chill!"

Please relax.

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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:51 AM
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4. Don't worry... not about to do anything stupid or destructive.
The worst that will happen is I'll get an ulcer.

I'm just so sick of all the shit.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:21 AM
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17. You and me both, pal.
But if we're gonna go postal, let's take down some freepers. No one said that rage can't be harnessed for a good cause.
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zbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:50 AM
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3. Breathe. Deep, deep breaths.
It's the one thing that helps me get back a little control.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:51 AM
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5. Oh, you ready to blow?!
Well I'm a mushroom-cloud-laying motherfucker, motherfucker. Every time my fingers touch brain I'm Superfly TNT, I'm the Guns of the Navarone.

</pulp fiction>
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:52 AM
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8. That's a good line.
I need to get that movie on DVD.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:32 PM
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30. LOL EXCELLENT usage. nt
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:52 AM
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7. Dude,
is it living in Texas? Is it misplaced rage from your youth? There isn't a day that goes by that you aren't contemplating getting medeival on someone or something. You need to sort this out before you go up a clocktower.
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:54 AM
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9. Yes, I vent a lot
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 08:55 AM by TXlib
That is one of the things that keeps me from actually getting medieval on somebody or something.

I talk scary, but i'm really pretty much all talk.

Unless one more mofo asshole driver gets in my face... then I'll bust a cap in his sorry ass! </joke>

Oh, and the clocktowers around here are all locked. I checked. :-D
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:57 AM
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10. Yeah, keep away from our clock tower...
...we've been through that once already.
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:57 AM
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11. Isn't it still locked?
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:59 AM
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13. They give tours, but they are guided.
Also, I believe a metal detector is involved.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:58 AM
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12. As a friend
(or a person of relatively postive limited acquaintance, anyway) I'm telling you this is not a normal, average, typical amount of time to spend boiling over whether it's articulated or not.

Even if you're not going up a clocktower, you could be earning yourself some serious health issues.

Take up Tai Chi. Learn some Buddhist meditation techniques. Heck spend a few minutes with a journal and some green tea.
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:07 AM
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14. Calming technique I use... took longer to work this morning.
I guess one could call it a form of meditation...

I imagine pulling away, out of my body, and floating up away from the earth. I see my surroundings fall away, and the activity around me dies down as I float higher and higher. I see the city disappear as I float out above the atmosphere. I see the earth recede, a small blue-green marble, getting smaller and smaller. I pass though the asteroid belt, and often imagine passing by one of the gas giants in the solar system on the way out. I imagine travelling faster and faster, and start passing by stars, seeing them recede as i pass out of the galaxy.

From this vantage point, nothing bothering me seems consequential.
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:17 AM
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15. Do what I do
It's a kind of visualization thing.

Just take all that rage and stress and visualize squeezing it into a teeny, tiny little ball, then push it waaaaaaay down inside where it'll have no chance of ever coming out! :D

Then go engage in some creative, cleansing drywall modification with a bat.

Oh, I'm so well adjusted, you should be like me! :silly:
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:19 AM
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16. I just tuck it away until the evening, and then bring it out full-force
for my workout.

Rage helps burn lots of calories, and the negative-energy jar gets emptied in the process. But 6 p.m. is still a long time away.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:22 AM
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18. Oh yeah, and just for the hell of it
Bitch. Just because I still can. :evilgrin:
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woofless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:24 AM
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19. Oh yeah? Well I'm a
churnin' urn of burnin' funk.

So there.
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:37 AM
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20. Go see your doctor.
I think a little penicillin should clear that "burnin' funk" right up.
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:27 AM
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21. I, too, am having a difficult time holding it together.
Cried on and off last night, woke up with a mondo headache.
I realized at about 8:00 last night, that my main issue wasn't sadness (my usual empathetic response to innocents dying), no I was MAD. FURIOUS at all the repukes who not only allowed this war, but are behind it 110%. I see these *holes driving around in their SUV's with their Murikan flags and I want to puke. Literally.
It's like they're living in a fantasy world, where other people's deaths and maiming and starvation and desolation don't exist.
I'm a basically happy liberal and realist. Repressed anger just was NOT part of my psycological make-up.
I am in sales, and I'm finding it hard to get out and smile and be positive (a requirement, when you're selling something people can really live without).
I know that repressed anger afflicts men more than women. Any suggestions on how to deal?
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:55 AM
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22. Drink heavily. Vent your frustrations on DU.
See a doc and get prozac if it gets bad enough.

Oh, and not only vote in november, but do eveything you can to get out the vote to dem voters, volunteer to drive the elderly to the polls, etc.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:06 AM
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24. I see you're entirely unconcerned about the points I made
with regard to how much 'venting' takes place on these boards as opposed to actual discussion and debate.
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:14 AM
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25. I'm not unconcerned.
I try to contain my venting to clear "vent" threads, like this one. Think of it as a primal scream; I do.

I'm sure you're seen a fair number of more thoughtful posts of mine, and maybe, perhaps one or two where i actually advance a rational thought. :)

There's essentially nobody to whom i can vent face-to-face around here.
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:05 AM
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23. hang tough TXlib
count to 10, take a walk, get a cup of coffee, go somewhere private and let out a primal scream.

just keep repeating this quote from Pulp Fiction:


Jules: Oh, you ready to blow? Well I'm a mushroom-cloud-laying motherfucker, motherfucker. Every time my fingers touch brain I'm Superfly TNT, I'm the Guns of the Navarone. IN FACT, what the fuck am I doing in the back? You the motherfucker should be on brain detail.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:19 AM
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26. Let your anger control your actions guided by your hate!! FEEL IT!
FEEEEL IT!!!!! Strike them down with every ounce of your hate and your journey to the dark side will be complete!

Then we can start darksidedemocraticunderground.com
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:27 AM
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27. Oh, my journey to the Dark Side was completed years ago.
Kind of boring over there. Just a bunch of bitter people with eye tics. And being able to crush somebody's windpipe with a mere thought is highly overrated, not to mention draining.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:57 AM
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28. This is something you have to come to grips with
I know what it's like to have lived with someone who snaps at everything because of their personal inner demon-type issues. It eats away at your soul until it's hard to find anything left to love about them. Then, they realize this and have to, once and for all, begin to face painful consequences for their behavior. I'm not saying you do this or act this way, but be careful as a husband and father.

Talk to a professional, meditate, or something before something happens you might regret. You're a very smart guy and sometimes I think it's harder being an intelligent person because one thinks they can talk themselves out of their feelings, but sometimes it takes more active steps to deal with them.

:hug:
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:59 AM
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29. I'm talking more rage at republicans, and idiot drivers on the road.
But your concern is appreciated.
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:33 PM
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31. This was the wrong morning to pick to drink two cups of strong coffee.
I'm so freakin' jacked up right now it's ridiculous. I'm feeling bloodlust.
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TXlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:37 PM
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32. I'm this wound up, and I don't drink coffee.
Caffeine tends not to energize me, so much as make me throw up. But I guess that's one way to stay awake.
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liberalhistorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 12:49 PM
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33. Well, just tell
KCDem do a little more of her "wifely duty" and that might just reduce a lot of stress for both of you!

Did you know that sex, in addition to being a natural sleep aid and anti-depressant, also aids your immune system and increases the amount of disease-fighting antibodies in your system? And that men who have sex regularly have a lower incidence of prostate cancer? (How's that for a guilt trip the next time the little lady doesn't feel like doing the hokey-pokey, fellas, just ask her if she wants you to get prostate cancer or be sick!)
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