Get out of my head: I chose that particular phrasing for a reason.
It’s too soon for any speculation of course, but watching her reaction to the good news last night? She seems charismatic, earnest, and down to earth; I can see all sorts of potential for the future there…
Supreme Court nominations.
Grow a spine Dems.
Deny them a quorum in the Judiciary Committee.
- Seven Members of the Committee, actually present, shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of discussing business. Nine Members of the Committee, including at least two Members of the minority, shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of transacting business. No bill, matter, or nomination shall be ordered reported from the Committee, however, unless a majority of the Committee is actually present at the time such action is taken and a majority of those present support the action taken.
Well the lying about her should begin soon since that’s all they can tag her with. It probably has already. She’s in the ring with the heavy hitters now.
A round up of Trumpian events 🖕🍊🤡
You’re not even wrong.
Occupy created the cadres, and now they’re passing it on to the Berniecrat kids.
Although there is plenty to pay attention to in DC today, don’t forget about the continuing fight on the front lines.
Advice from the legend, himself:
Started before she even won; nothing new there.
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When life is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
…Stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit.
It’s when things seem worst that you must NOT quit.
- Author Unknown.
Direct action still continuing, still receiving no coverage from the cable networks.
Regardless of the source, the message is worth sharing:
There are several risks to being overloaded with disturbing/negative content:
️ Complacency - becoming so used to the deluge that it all starts to seem normal.
️ Paralysis - that is, being so overwhelmed, you can’t figure out what to do/how to move forward.
️ Crisis perspective - you get trapped in the Breaking News cycle where everything seems like a potentially world-ending crisis to you.
️ Depression/PTSD - you don’t have to be on the frontline of a war have either/both. Disturbing content is absolutely a trigger.
Dont ignore current events:
TAKE ACTION. Volunteer for a food pantry, canvass for a political candidate, donate to a NGO, visit a sick friend. Seriously. Service of some kind in your community lets you be part of SOLUTIONS. You will see RESULTS when otherwise you’d feel helpless.
Conversely, for those who may take tip #1 to the extreme–know that you alone can’t save the world. Accept your limits. You aren’t a 7/11. You can’t always be “open.” At the end of every day when I reached my limit, I silently told myself, “I’ve done what I can today.”
RESEARCH BEFORE PANICKING. Easier said than done, but everything will seem like crisis/earth-ending if you don’t know what has/hasn’t happened before. If it has happened before, it’s can be hugely comforting to know how it was resolved and/or what might happen next
GET UP & MOVE. Put the phone away, turn off the TV, log out of Twitter. Go for a walk, sit outside, get some coffee, call a friend. CIA is full of ppl walking the building with a colleague/friend. There’s a reason. Our brains & bodies need breaks from stressful content.
SET RULES. Because of my work at CIA, I had a rule–I only read fiction at home. I had enough reality at work. In the civilian world, I set blocks of time each day where I turn everything off–no news or social media. Let yourself recharge so you can keep fighting later.
AVOID DARK HOLES. (I’m sure there’s a joke to be made about that.) It’s easy to get sucked into the swirl of bad news. You watch a gruesome YouTube video and the next one is all queued up to play right after it. Focus on one issue at a time. Deal w/ it before moving on.
YOU NEED FUN. When there is suffering, war, despair, etc. around you, it’s easy to feel guilty when you have fun, feel happy, have a good meal with friends. You NEED these things. You will be better able to do good in the world if you let yourself have these things.
TALK TO SOMEONE. Often, we curl inward socially when overwhelmed w/ negative content. It’s a means of protection. One of the great things at CIA was that everyone else knew what you were going through. Whether it’s therapy or talking to your person, talking helps.
“None of this is easy. I got burned out a lot in my career & many days recently, I’ve felt overloaded by the barrage. I’m sure you have too. But you and I can’t check out. We can’t give up & we need to stay engaged, but we can’t do that if we get overloaded. Keep going.”
It was hot, but that didn’t keep the people away today.
My sign seemed a bit angrier than most.
It’s my cakeday, everyone have a slice!