Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Remember when...?

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Remember when…


You thought the worst thing possible was Mitt Romney being elected president? You were so sweet and innocent back then.



Remember when…



The death of one’s political career was being captured on tape yelling “yeehaw” in an awkward way? Not bragging about grabbing women without consent by their genitals, mind you. Yelling yeehaw.



Remember when…



We thought the EPA was a sad, corrupt joke but now we’re holding onto it for dear life as the only thing that stands between us and the smoldering, noxious hellscape looming in our near future?



Remember when…



We had the naïve expectation that someone leading a Federal agency would have a background in subjects pertaining to that agency and not be a person who doesn't respect it, has sued it and wanted to scrap it?



Remember when…



Speaking of scrapping things that matter to you, remember when you first learned about the history of women's rights and were like, "Wow, some brave women have fought really hard for reproductive choice. Aren't we lucky to not have to worry about back alley abortions anymore?" but then November 8, 2016 happened and this man became the second-in-command? And remember how on November 9, you woke up bleary-eyed and drowning in the cognitive dissonance that comes from feeling déjà vu for an era you didn't even experience and the magnitude of this new reality threatens to crush you daily? Yeah, me, too.



Remember when…



You were in college and thought, “I am sure that the girls born [twenty years in the future from then] will have secure reproductive rights and equal pay for equal work”? 



Remember when…



You promised your son that there was no way he could get elected and then it happened and you saw your son’s innocence dissolve in front of your eyes?


Remember when…

His budget proposal called for the elimination of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, a program that so many less advantaged students and their families depend on for their learning and even for their safety, while taxpayers are expected to continue shelling out $183 million each year so his son can remain at his private school in New York and his wife can remain at the residence they’d prefer? Remember when, in effect, we were told we were expected to spend millions to keep two people from experiencing something disruptive, inconvenient or undesirable to them but meanwhile, on the chopping block is a program that supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools?



Remember when…



You began checking his Twitter account first thing in the morning to see if he’d declared war on another country in the middle of the night?

Remember when…

You no longer thought, “Well, that could never happen”?


Remember when…

It would seem to be a huge conflict of interest to have a passel of one’s family members installed as White House advisors?

Remember when…

It would seem unfathomable for a president to have an advisor who is a white supremacist?

Remember when…


You thought, “Well, if he doesn’t release his tax records, then he won’t be able to run for President?”

Remember when…



He still continued running despite not releasing his taxes and you thought, “Well, surely people won’t vote for him if he doesn’t release them,” but they still did?


Remember when…

He used the occasion of a national tragedy to
lash out passive-aggressively at his critics and he still got elected President?

Remember when…


We had Presidents who didn’t refer to people as losers, “dogs” and “pigs”?

Remember when…

The idea of Sarah Palin in the White House was terrifying? Bad example: it’s still terrifying but no more than what we’ve got.


Remember when none of this was normal? We cannot normalize it. We absolutely must hold on to that.







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    Hi guys my wife and I have been married for 15 years. For over five years I have been dealing with jealousy issues because of flirting and her having emotional type affairs with other men. I felt like my masculinity was in question and if I said the way she was acting bothered me, it seemed to make matters worse or I was accused of being controling. During this period I did state I wanted a divorce if the behavior was not going to end: texting men a night, leaving for the weekend without letting me know where she was going or not responding to messages. We do have a son and basically it's been him and I for the last year on the weekends. She disconnected completely from being a good wife and mother. In April she said she wanted a separation and I said no we need to get into marriage counseling. We did try that, but she was not very responsive and didn't give any effort. Afterward she was adamant about separation and divorce. I continued to say no and that we needed to save our family. She presented a separation agreement and I had to hire a lawyer. Because of the above behavior my lawyer suggested a private investigator. The investigator discovered my wife was having an affair with a close friend of the family who also is married with children. We know the extended families. I feel like I should tell this man's wife about what happened. This adultery has devastated me emotionally, I feel betrayed and I'm physically drained. I know my wife is passionate in terms of her sexuality, and I can't get the thought of them out of my head. It makes me question my own manhood, and I feel very inferior or that he must be a better lover or what ever. The problem is my wife pursued him. She would go to him and she lured him into this adultery. I felt this was coming for some time and could not stop it. She was not only lying to me but also to our son about what she was doing and where she was going. My family is important, my son loves her and as crazy as it sounds so do I. Can you respond with a course of action on how to proceed? I was still have a very huge place in my heart for her. so i searched for help online and I came across a website that suggested that Dr Ahmed can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he told me what to do and i did it then he did a spell for me. 28 hours later, my wife came to me and apologized for the wrongs she did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I, my son and my wife are living together happily again.. All thanks to Dr Ahmed. as it is a place to resolve marriage/relationship issues, do you want to be sure if your spouse is being faithful to you or Do you want your Ex to come back to you Contact.: E-mail: Ahmedutimate@gmail.com or call/Whats-app: +2348160153829 save your crumbling home and change of grades its 100% safe. I suggest you contact him. He will not disappoint you.
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  7. My husband and I have been married for 3 and a half years. In June it will be 7 years that we have been a part of each other lives. Recently he found out about a guy I slept with when we were separated and I did not tell him about. Before we got married we both agreed to let everything out and start fresh. I didn’t tell him. I was embarrassed bc the guy and I never actually had sex…just everything that led up to it. not to mention it was my brothers best friend and a huge mistake. well it came out recently along with some lies. A friend told my husband I cheated on him and I have never cheated on my husband nor would I ever. He is convinced I am a cheater. we have 2 beautiful kids and all I have ever wanted is a happy family. my kids and my husband truly are my everything. I can not see a future where my husband is not in it. I want to do whatever I can to save my marriage but I feel my husband is already set on the divorce. I know I could have been a better wife to him….a wife he deserves but now I fee like I have realized it too late. I look at my kids and I hate myself for allowing myself to break my family apart. I know my husband is not perfect and he has hurt me tremendously these past 5 years we have been off and on but we made it through for a reason. I love him and I want to save my marriage, one day a friend of my introduce me to a spell caster online who lift me up gave me hope and with-in 2 days after his spell my husband who told me he needed a divorce, called me and take me back home to me i must say today we are happily as one big family again all thanks to Dr happy a father and a real spell caster.Contact email address happylovespell2@gmail.com Call and Whats-App him +2348133873774 Also contact and know more about his service at http://happyspelltemple.webs.com/

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  10. Great post, Marla, thank you. I play the "remember when..." game inside my head all the time, except in my mind, it's "I still can't believe..." The paragraph that starts "His budget proposal called for the elimination" makes a really concrete example of the whole larger situation. There are people who voted for this president whose children will lose services they need as a result of his actions. Painfully, they'll learn that Trump takes care of his own, and they are not his own.

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    Hey guys my wife and I have been married for 15 years. For over five years I have been dealing with jealousy issues because of flirting and her having emotional type affairs with other men. I felt like my masculinity was in question and if I said the way she was acting bothered me, it seemed to make matters worse or I was accused of being controling. During this period I did state I wanted a divorce if the behavior was not going to end: texting men a night, leaving for the weekend without letting me know where she was going or not responding to messages. We do have a son and basically it's been him and I for the last year on the weekends. She disconnected completely from being a good wife and mother. In April she said she wanted a separation and I said no we need to get into marriage counseling. We did try that, but she was not very responsive and didn't give any effort. Afterward she was adamant about separation and divorce. I continued to say no and that we needed to save our family. She presented a separation agreement and I had to hire a lawyer. Because of the above behavior my lawyer suggested a private investigator. The investigator discovered my wife was having an affair with a close friend of the family who also is married with children. We know the extended families. I feel like I should tell this man's wife about what happened. This adultery has devastated me emotionally, I feel betrayed and I'm physically drained. I know my wife is passionate in terms of her sexuality, and I can't get the thought of them out of my head. It makes me question my own manhood, and I feel very inferior or that he must be a better lover or what ever. The problem is my wife pursued him. She would go to him and she lured him into this adultery. I felt this was coming for some time and could not stop it. She was not only lying to me but also to our son about what she was doing and where she was going. My family is important, my son loves her and as crazy as it sounds so do I. Can you respond with a course of action on how to proceed? I was still have a very huge place in my heart for her. so i searched for help online and I came across a website that suggested that Dr Ahmed can help solve marital problems, restore broken relationships and so on. So I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he told me what to do and i did it then he did a spell for me. 28 hours later, my wife came to me and apologized for the wrongs she did and promise never to do it again. Ever since then, everything has returned back to normal. I, my son and my wife are living together happily again.. All thanks to Dr Ahmed. as it is a place to resolve marriage/relationship issues, do you want to be sure if your spouse is being faithful to you or Do you want your Ex to come back to you Contact.: E-mail: Ahmedutimate@gmail.com or call/Whats-app: +2348160153829 save your crumbling home and change of grades its 100% safe. I suggest you contact him. He will not disappoint you.
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