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barbtries's Journal
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April 29, 2018

another pet peeve about the media

trump tweets some bullshit and they report, "the president believes...."

bullshit. the president said, tweeted, accused, alleged, what-have-you. this assertion that trump believes what he says is dangerously normalizing. he's projecting, lying, just spewing. what he believes is that he's always gotten away with everything all of his pathetic life and he should get away with it now. by any means, but least of these would be the truth, because he knows well that the truth will NOT set him free.

shit he tweets doesn't have to be shit he believes. they must know that by now.

April 20, 2018

I took 2 of my babies to work with me.

I worked in a small glass shop in the office. With my 2 youngest sons I was able to bring them to work, which was wonderful for saving money on child care and being able to nurse on demand. This was in 1983-84, and again in 1992. I've always been so grateful for the opportunity.

After about 7 months they were too mobile to make it work anymore, so they went to a sitter. But I am so happy I got that time with them.

April 20, 2018

Today's the day to put on your orange clothes

it's the anniversary of Columbine. I was holed up in a motel room because the night before I fled my home and an abusive boyfriend who had guns in the trunk of the car. Can't forget that day at all.


April 18, 2018

Can someone unpack this for me?

i've been getting the Federal Register daily since trump became president. every day i go into the email and search for "president" - today this is what i found.

is trump trying to disable and privatize the post office?


April 15, 2018

Barbara Bush

“Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? It’s not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?”

I'm hearing some sort of clarion call that we should all start grieving for this woman. Well she's in her 90s for one, and she didn't give a rat's ass about the people killed and maimed in her son's boondoggle that hasn't ended to this very day.

So, no. Just save it.

April 13, 2018

i don't know what's going to happen

that's the worst of it.

But I believe that soon we will learn whether we have turned from a nation of laws to a nation of men.


April 9, 2018

Make a comment on the fate of Confederate statues in Raleigh

my comment: "Take them out of the public square and put them in museums, with the TRUE history of how they came to be erected in the first place. When, by who, for what reason. It is not widely known that most of these statues were put up during Jim Crow and for the purpose of oppressing African Americans and making sure they never forgot their 2nd class status. Tell the whole story, but take down statues that glorify and gloss over a tragic and oppressive history."


If you agree please go let them know. I've no doubt many NC'ers still litigating the civil war will weigh in.

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I stand on the sand, and I'm rocking grief to sleep in my arms.
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