If I had clipped its wings,
it would have been mine,
it wouldn't have got away.
But, this way,
it no longer would have been a bird.
And I ...
It was the bird I loved.
@calamitron: I see you've reached the "I Don't Want To Hit The Children, You Make Me Hit The Children When You Don't So What I Say" chapter in the Handbook for Abusive Husbands.
"We know things are bad – worse than bad. They’re crazy. It’s like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don’t go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is: 'Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won’t say anything. Just leave us alone.'"
"Well, I'm not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get MAD! I don't want you to protest. I don't want you to riot — I don't want you to write to your congressman, because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you've got to get mad. [shouting] You've got to say: 'I'm a human being, god-dammit! My life has value!'
So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell: I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!
How do you think immigrants fit into the United States?
a) Immigrants make us great!
b) I'm fucking garbage.
EVERYWHERE—Claiming that they just couldn’t stand this bullshit anymore, Americans across the country confirmed Thursday that someone, anyone needs to please, just make it stop. “Please, please, please, we’re begging you here, just put an end to it immediately,” said sources, noting that it had all gone way, way too far and they would do almost anything for even a few glorious minutes of respite. “We’re on our hands and knees, pleading with you to make it all go away once and for all. What’s it going to take? Jesus Christ, just stop it! Stop it right now!” At press time, sources confirmed that they knew deep down it was never going to stop.
DirtyOldTown: “Because this is how 2018 in the USA looks when there's an immigrant in the house.”
rabbitrabbit: “I was right.”
I’ll leave it to others to gauge Judge Kavanaugh’s qualifications for the Supreme Court as a jurist. But as someone who would bring to his work the traits of personal kindness, leadership and willingness to help when called on, he would receive a unanimous verdict in his favor from those who know him.
My normal, well-meaning colleagues: Did you hear about the latest political development?
Me, my brain completely broken: I read every single possible opinion about this on Twitter three days ago, please be quiet this is unbearable to me.
I misspoke. I meant to say I “wouldn’t” be right here waiting for you.