Posts by Adrienne Boettinger

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It’s been a long, shitty week but at this point I’m feeling numb. A big chunk of time was taken up with shaking my head to the point of banging it into the wall over the horrific mass murder and hate crime in Orlando. ...
Or Do I Just Need a Breather Between Ragings?

Am I Tapped Out of Outrage?

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It’s been a long, shitty week but at this point I’m feeling numb. A big chunk of time was taken up with shaking my head to the point of banging it into the wall over the horrific mass murder and hate crime in Orlando. Then came the smaller and more personal crappy moments including waking [&hellip
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Like many of you, I’ve been reading a lot about the violent mass killing in Orlando. I guess I’ve been trying to make sense of it but that is as pointless as trying to stop the tide; you can’t make sense of something ...
This Was An Attack On All Of Us

So Bright and Gay

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Like many of you, I’ve been reading a lot about the violent mass killing in Orlando. I guess I’ve been trying to make sense of it but that is as pointless as trying to stop the tide; you can’t make sense of something senseless. Immediately this tragedy has been taken by some as a chance [&hellip
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When I was a heinous teenager, I remember the fights I had with my mom when she annoyed the bejeezus out of me. She would start off saying “I’m sorry”, pause for a millisecond and say “No, I’m not sorry…”, and ...
20 Minutes of Action?!?!

I’m Not Sorry

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When I was a heinous teenager, I remember the fights I had with my mom when she annoyed the bejeezus out of me. She would start off saying “I’m sorry”, pause for a millisecond and say “No, I’m not sorry…”, and then finish up with whatever statement would most rile her emotionally charged, hormonal daughter. [&hellip
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Have you heard that America is going to be made great again? I read that on a bumper sticker so it must be true. The good ol’ days will apparently be brought back though the good ol’ days Donald Trump wants to bring back ...
What Do We Stand For?

Winning ‘Muricans, Losing America

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Have you heard that America is going to be made great again? I read that on a bumper sticker so it must be true. The good ol’ days will apparently be brought back though the good ol’ days Donald Trump wants to bring back were the same that involved lynching, women in the kitchen, gay [&hellip
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During a group exercise at my recent grad school interview, we were asked to consider a post-apocalyptic scenario where there were 12 survivors but only enough arable land to support 8 people. We were to review brief ...
Do We Trust Either Of Them Anymore?

Which Came First: Hatred of Politicians or the Press?

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During a group exercise at my recent grad school interview, we were asked to consider a post-apocalyptic scenario where there were 12 survivors but only enough arable land to support 8 people. We were to review brief descriptions of the survivors and decide which would make the cut. The one thing that everyone in the [&hellip
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Read any news story or watch just 60 seconds of a Trump rally and it won’t take you long to realize that humans are just the worst. We are terrible. How are we in charge of all the other animals? We’re not the top of the ...
How Are We In Charge Of Anything More Serious Than Choosing Pizza Toppings?

Humans Are The Worst

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Read any news story or watch just 60 seconds of a Trump rally and it won’t take you long to realize that humans are just the worst. We are terrible. How are we in charge of all the other animals? We’re not the top of the food chain—we rank the same as anchovies and pigs—but [&hellip
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The International Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuit convened today to reflect upon how the world still revolves around sexist asshats. On the one hand, it gives us a feeling of solidarity with our slandered and stultified ...
International House of Sexist Asshats

It’s A Small Sexist World After All

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The International Sisterhood of the Traveling Pantsuit convened today to reflect upon how the world still revolves around sexist asshats. On the one hand, it gives us a feeling of solidarity with our slandered and stultified sisters because we all deal with the fact that the betesticled among us truly do run this joint. On [&hellip
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Gather round and I’ll tell you the best kept secret in the history of time: everyone’s family is stone cold nuts. You may think you know some people whose families are boringly normal but you won’t have to dig too deep ...
Just Try To Keep The Fun in Dysfunction

Everyone’s Family is Nuts

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Gather round and I’ll tell you the best kept secret in the history of time: everyone’s family is stone cold nuts. You may think you know some people whose families are boringly normal but you won’t have to dig too deep to find out that is total crap. Seriously. Go talk to your friends and [&hellip
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It was clear months ago that there were no more grown-ups left in the room. Presidential candidates seemed caught between being in their “terrible two’s” and the awkward bully stage of junior high school. So it ...
No, It Does Not Go Without Saying

The Bern Left Me Cold

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It was clear months ago that there were no more grown-ups left in the room. Presidential candidates seemed caught between being in their “terrible two’s” and the awkward bully stage of junior high school. So it shouldn’t be surprising that now not only do Republican campaign events end in violence and threats; now the Democrats [&
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