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St Louis illustrator Mary Engelbreit blasted by fans on Facebook about artwork in support of Ferguson and human rights http://news.artnet.com/in-brie...
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Do I get a badge or something for the first time a racist gun nut blocks me?
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Kudos to Starmama! - Steve C Team Marina
That guy's feed is nuts. - Steele Lawman
Last night I learned that racists are absolutely obsessed with black people. They bring them up & into their conversations constantly. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
It's like they're scared if they stop talking about them, they'll stop seeing black people as less than human, and heaven forbid. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
This is what I have noticed about conservative talk radio, too. They spend almost all their time talking about how horrible the liberals are. - Steele Lawman
those horrible, filthy, sexy liberals... - Pete : Team Marina
Another thing I learned is that this particular subset of Americans are the only people left who still talk about ebonics o_O - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
This one tried to insult me in many tweets. I was more amused than anything.
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Funny how they had SO MUCH to say, but this tweet got not one reply.
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I'm beginning to think that the movie Idiocracy showed a much kinder, gentler idiocracy than the one we seem to be heading toward.
I'm not bipolar but last couple days I've felt kinda manic, scattered and distracted. Today when I was with my sister I caught myself a few times talking so fast I was sort of tripping on words.
I'm thinking it's the pressure I've been under last few weeks to get important things done, and to do the work it takes to maintain everything. Less sleep because I've been up late every night watching news and following social media. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Trying to manage some changes I've made to my & Jayden's routines & to our living spaces. I believe the new stuff we're working on is going to lead to smoother, more comfortable days & less conflict. But in this time of transition it's a serious challenge. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
You have been under so much stress. Maybe simple exhaustion and over tired. - Janet from FFHound!
There are parts of my life I'm feeling more in control of but it's almost like focusing on certain things is making me lose control of everything else. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
That's gotta be part of it. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
With school starting and your housing stuff and everything...I can see how it would be stressful. I hope your sister didn't mind the rambling. I hope everything gets situated fast though. - Anika
I can be my very worst self and my very best self and my dumbest and my goofiest around Angie & it's all ok :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Fortunately I don't have to deal with registration & associated runarounds most parents do with back to school. didn't need to do any school shopping or anything so at least his return to school has been great. & he's already been praised for being the calm one getting his work done while much of his class has been having a difficult time settling in. Used to be Jayden would be the... more... - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I find if I have a lot going on, there are things I avoid in order to alleviate the build-up, one of those things is being glued to the news, so as much as you need to know what's happening in the world, sometimes a break from that can help as it's one less thing you're getting upset about. Hope you feel better soon. - Halil
Hi levels of adrenaline in the body can have similar effects and typically you feel down afterwatds. - griza cenaze hizmetleri from Android
Yep Halil, and it's been hard to look away. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Baby, I feel your pain. We need a sabbatical. - MoTO: Team Marina
But I feel compelled to bear witness to events in Ferguson and reactions to it because the issues at hand hit close to home and I see what the people there are enraged about all around me here, 1500 miles away. It feels like the course of history is changing, one way or the other, so how can I look away? - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm not glued to the tube tho, & I've been pretty chatty online but that's just when I take breaks, lol. gotta take lots of breaks. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
When I bake frozen French fries I make them face the same direction so I can fit more in the pan. Also make sure the thinnest ones are in the middle so they don’t overcook. - http://starmama30.tumblr.com/post...
When I bake frozen French fries I make them face the same direction so I can fit more in the pan. Also make sure the thinnest ones are in the middle so they don’t overcook.
A local revolutionary & entrepreneur I admire, who's irl friends with some of my irl friends, has in recent weeks gone from pro-Palestinian posts to anti-semitic posts. A day after she ranted about American Jews, she blocked me. Was it my last name? Did she look at my friends list & see my Jewish cousins, some of whom are Israeli & post in Hebrew?
Also yesterday, I commented about white people on a particular thread making predictable "where is the outrage" comments, and was accused of being racist. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Also also yesterday, it was a banner day for blatant & oblivious racism on the internet. I saw awful things being said everywhere, even in decidedly non-political spaces. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I can imagine, Mandy. - MoTO: Team Marina
Also, "revolutionary & entrepreneur" seems to be a bit of a contradiction. But, whatever. #kidstoday #old ---> - MoTO: Team Marina
I saw way too much of that yesterday, too. I suppose I went looking for it to some degree, following stories which I knew could bring out the worst in people. But it was, indeed, awful. - Steele Lawman
She sells really, really good street food from a cart and has started a private school with a group she founded. I've admired her community work for a while. Maybe entrepreneur wasn't a accurate term since she's in it more for the movement than the money. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I imagine that entrepreneurs and revolutionaries would have a lot of the same personality traits, such as seeing opportunities in unusual places, willpower, self-confidence, and so on. They just usually point those traits at different targets. - Steele Lawman
Her loss. :) - Eric Logan
Steele, that makes perfect sense. Many people are working towards economic justice and it often means businesses that are owned by, staffed by, & put money back into, their communities. That's pretty radical. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Always finding out via Facebook about my brother & sister in law coming to Oakland to take my mom & her dog on hikes but neither me nor Jayden being invited.
ouch. sorry Mandy. personally I'd love to go hiking with you and your son. though I'd have to watch the potty mouth while cursing my smoking habit for the most of the way. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
that sounds like a fun hike ^ - Steve C Team Marina
Lame :( - Tamara J. B.
You & me both, T Ra. And cussing is fine. Jayden's heard it all and uses none, lol. <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
rooooooooooooooooooooooood! - YvonneM
I'm the kid who takes her to the grocery store, picks up her prescriptions; cleans her house & walks her dog when she's in the hospital. etc. He's the kid who takes her to lunch & on fun outings. So I get this ugly, ugly resentment that I'm not comfortable bringing up because I get shit because I'm "always so negative". - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Would asking to go next time backfire on you? - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Had a really good convo today with my therapist about being a 'good daughter'. She reminded me that whatever I do, I am a good daughter and the dysfunction of my family is that no one may ever know but me. So do it for myself and be right with it. It was a helpful reminder for me so I offer it here only as that. And yes it sucks. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
I don't find out until they check in on Facebook, or post pics the next day. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
T, that is pretty much how I've been dealing with this kind of thing, and the resentment, for a long time. Also because of therapists' help :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And, of course, venting here. When unwelcome thoughts start repeating in my head, I can get them out here without feeling judged or creating unnecessary conflict or discomfort. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm sorry, Starmama. :( - Jenny H. from Android
I assume you find out after the fact (which sucks), but sometimes commenting on the photos or checkin with a "looks like fun. I'd love to come with you next time" can make a difference. Or could you plan a hike and invite them? Family can be hard but I'm a bit of a Pollyanna sometimes. <3 - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
I've thought about that but feel kinda weird putting it on a public Facebook post. Like, I might sound whiny or something. I'd rather stay at home than hike, most days, and going out to eat feels funny because I'm never able to contribute to the check. But maybe I'll say "Jayden would love to go" because he definitely would. & being the only kid in the family, he oughta be getting way more family time & attention than he does. He's lucky if he gets a birthday phone call. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Your pollyannaness is absolutely appreciated :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Aunt arrested for leaving toddler in street in fatal hit and run http://m.sfgate.com/crime...
The aunt of a 2-year-old girl who was killed in a hit-and-run in San Francisco was arrested Tuesday for allegedly leaving the child in the street unattended, police said. Lorysha Gage, 25, of San Francisco was caring for Mi'Yana Gregory and her twin brother when the girl was struck by a car at 10:37 p.m. Friday. Investigators said Gage had walked Mi'Yana out into the middle of the crosswalk - against the light - and left her there to return to the sidewalk to retrieve her twin brother Michael. "The light was green for vehicle traffic the entire time," said police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
This is so. Fucking. Upsetting. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
:'( - Jenny H. from Android
Noooo! How awful. =( - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
The only time it's okay to say "I'm not racist, but..." is when the rest of the sentence is "...that guy over there in the white hood is."
Even though I'm the only tenant with a section 8 voucher, the housing authority is requiring the owners to paint the entire building's exterior. Including stairs & porch railing.
They knew they needed to paint - we had a conversation about it before they finalized the sale of the property nearly 4 years ago. I had no idea the peeling was bad enough to fail an inspection, tho. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I already know the co owners - the guy I write the rent check to, & his brother in law - will be doing the work themselves. And on the cheap cheap cheap. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm gonna tell them I want them to paint it blue. I've already told Tito that a few times, lol. Whether or not my opinion is considered is another story, of course. They'll be more likely to go to the housing authority to get some of the free leftover paint they offer. They're unlikely to have enough cans of one shade of blue to do a room, let alone an entire 2 story house! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
He has about 3 weeks left to get it done. If the reinspection happens and it fails again, the housing authority will retain a portion of the portion of my rent that they pay, every day until it's done & clears rereinspection. And by law, he can't ignore the repair and evict me for nonpayment of rent. So me, I'm good. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
RT @TheHuntington: From @LATimes, with pix: Huntington Gardens' stinky giant corpse flower expected to bloom soon. http://www.latimes.com/travel...
RT @TweetsofOld: The Times will accept a trade of four pounds of honey for a one-year subscription. KY1897
Bay Area radio legend Michael Erickson has passed away after a long battle with cancer. May he rest in peace (listening to old school soul!)
Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take... - http://starmama30.tumblr.com/post...
RT @emckean: I feel like “don’t bring a kitten to a catfight” should be a set phrase in English but there’s like one ghit
RT @AfroStateOfMind: Remember when authorities confiscated the openly displayed weapons that Cliven Bundy folks aimed at them & threatened to shoot? Me either.
RT @amnesty: US can't tell other countries to improve their records on policing and peaceful assembly if it won't clean up its own human rights record
RT @nagoul1: Why is a 40mm weapon being used against citizens? Why does he need a KBAR knife? https://twitter.com/Criticl... l RT @AnonymousE01 l #Ferguson
RT @ParallelMatt: "Come out during day time hours" - Ron Johnson...YOU ARRESTED A 90 YEAR OLD HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR MIDDAY TODAY #FERGUSON
RT @IAM_SHAKESPEARE: Till of this flat a mountain you have made
People hunkering down in their Ferguson homes are being affected by the tear gas, it seeps thru cracks & vents. It causes asthma attacks!
Used to think that horizontal crease across my forehead was from squinting or not taking care of my skin. Nope, it's natural. J has it too!
Photo: First day of school, Jayden wearing the tee I won from @TrappdnGoldenSt http://starmama30.tumblr.com/post...
First day of school, Jayden wearing the tee I won from @TrappdnGoldenSt - http://starmama30.tumblr.com/post...
First day of school, Jayden wearing the tee I won from @TrappdnGoldenSt
He has a brilliant mind, he's out there making sense right now, but knowing Shabazz is anti-semitic means I'm mad while I listen to him.
Talking visuals only here, but from the images I've seen so far, Natl Guard don't look half as frightening as local law has been.
RT @Tom_Brenner: Police blocking Broadway in Oakland, CA. #Ferguson Protestors trying to get to Police Headquarters with resistance. https://twitter.com/Tom_Bre...
RT @NewsByNight: Bayfair Center shooting: Two suspects #arrested in attack at shopping mall that injured #RichmondCA man: http://www.contracostatimes.com/news... @kioffee
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