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Just so sad and scared and probably (hell, definitely?) catastrophizing...

Hubs of 30+ years diagnosed with non alcoholic cirrhosis and I'm terrified. I've watched my father die. Watched my then 14 year old enter a locked rehab ward. Watched her mourn 11 dead cohorts (teens) who didn't make it. (so far). Watched my hubs suffer with a false diagnosis of lymphoma (!)...but this has gutted me.

My employer has given me some unpaid leave for a few days - they're being very good to me.

On meds, making an appt w a therapist i feel good about, but I'm gutted.

Can't stop crying...any bump in this road and I lose it emotionally. Help?

MSnbc still employs Brian Fucking Williams, Mister Journo-liar but Joy is a problem?

What the actual hell?

Thread w/ mansplaining why Duckworth shouldn't ask for an accommodation to feed her newborn



We chip away at other's humanity until they become numbers...then ashes.



Just saying.

My Dad, son of immigrants, hillbilly music fan, Nixon voter...and Dr Martin Luther King fanboy

Dad was the Dutchest looking guy...skinny, tall, angular, lipless (lol). He was a hillbilly wannabe, father of four, master mechanic, republican, proud union shop steward in the south suburbs of Chicago 50 years ago.

We could only refer to Dr. King as Dr King or Reverend Dr King in my dad's house. "Elehhhhna, this man won the Nobel Peace Prize and his own country doesn't respect him, but we do."

I was shocked to learn that this was not the norm in many white suburban homes at the time.

Anywho, when Dr King was killed (dad seemed to think the government was perhaps involved, maybe?), Daddy was shook. Half his co-worker co-union bros were African American. Said he hadn't seen grown men cry like that before, not even in Korea. He later had to tell off a few white co-workers and neighbors when they shit talked the Reverend, and if I recall correctly he shut a few the hell down by making them think.

He raised us to think of racism as weird and stupid.

Also, 50 years ago Republican didn't = @ssh0le.

Henceforth I shall refer to Trump as Pinocchio...the lying puppet.

If the strings fit...

Thots and players to Spanky Trump in advance of tomorrow's 60 Minutes airing. Silent thread.


Our nephew's first school lockdown (not a drill) happened when he was SIX.

He's eleven and a happy Australian now. Thank god.

Our daughter as a TA last year had mandatory training on active shooter measures at in our campus carry state.


What do American Christians do when their children are begging for their own lives?

We shall see.
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