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Not a great week for America.

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Jul. 8th, 2016 | 12:06 am

It's only been 240 years so England will still take us back, right?

Our presidential elections are always complete shitshows that completely distract me from work and life for months, and this year is no different. This year's is probably marginally worse than 2008, which was the most intense I remember as an adult, and it does get pretty exhausting. I'm trying to selectively pay attention only in intervals rather than spending my whole day half-distracted by politics. Success is ... not yet total, but I will keep working at it.

Our police shooting rampage has not stopped and in fact isn't new at all, but the high-profile video'd recent incidents have made it a really hard week, as well. I will never ever actually watch live videos of shootings; can't handle it and will not pretend there is any righteous reason I should try to stomach them. So when they are being posted everywhere that helps give me an excuse to also avoid social media.

Tomorrow is another day, and we will still be around trying to make this nation work. As of last Monday we are 240 and maybe that's the equivalent of teenage years for constitutional republics?
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from: rockingthemike
date: Jul. 8th, 2016 12:46 pm (UTC)

seriously... i made a random comment not too long ago on fb about how the united states acts like an impudent teenager and the motherland should discipline, and got so much clapback for it. really? 'cause the way the rest of the world sees it, the us is far from perfect.

waking up hearing about dallas this morning was just heart breaking, and yet i have no hope that things will actually change after this either.

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from: silverthief2
date: Jul. 9th, 2016 07:49 pm (UTC)

We are definitely a collective teenager of a nation. :/

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