“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”—Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom (1995)
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”—Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013 (via maisiewilliams)
They’ve failed at cutting off funding, they’ve had difficulty suing Obama in court and they lost the 2012 election. That basically leaves them with the option of making loud but ineffectual noises about high crimes and misdemeanors
History will record that on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary met to consider the impeachment of Barack Hussein Obama.
They didn’t use that word, of course. Republican leaders frown on such labeling because it makes the House majority look, well, crazy.
It is, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said from the dais, “the word that we don’t like to say in this committee, and I’m not about to utter here in this particular hearing.”
One of the majority’s witnesses, Georgetown law professor Nicholas Rosenkranz, encouraged the Republicans not to be so shy. “I don’t think you should be hesitant to speak the word in this room,” he said. “A check on executive lawlessness is impeachment.”
This gave the lawmakers courage. “I’m often asked this,” said Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) “You got to go up there, and you just impeach him.”
Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.), who has said there are enough votes in the House to impeach Obama, added: “We’ve also talked about the I-word, impeachment, which I don’t think would get past the Senate in the current climate. . . . Is there anything else we can do?”
Why, yes, there is, congressman: You can hold hearings that accomplish nothing but allow you to sound fierce for your most rabid constituents.
The Republicans in the House know there is no chance of throwing this president from office. Yet at least 13 of the 22 Republicans on the panel have threatened or hinted at impeachment of Obama, his appointees or his allies in Congress. They’ve proposed this as the remedy to just about every dispute or political disagreement, from Syria to Obamacare.
Tuesday’s hearing was titled “The President’s Constitutional Duty to Faithfully Execute the Laws.” The unanimous view among Republicans was that Obama had not done his duty, and it’s true that this president has stretched the bounds of executive authority almost as much as his predecessor, whose abuses bothered Republicans much less (and Democrats much more).
The rest of the article goes into much more detail about who is involved and why they feel that the president should be impeached.
Part of me thinks that they would never do this and it amounts to nothing more than republicans running their mouths to give their constituents something meaty to bite into.
After all, I don’t see the senate convicting, which would require a 2/3 majority. Second, this would be the second time in less than 15 years that a republican controlled house brought articles of impeachment against a sitting democratic president, you would think that the PR fallout alone might dissuade them.
That said, it might be the same part of me who thought that they wouldn’t actually go through with a government shutdown.
The Love I Know I Deserve (Not Donald inspired [South Africans get this])
For some odd reason I’m content. I’m content about the fact that I’m alive today, that I can still love, that even though I’m so emotionally damaged I can still be willing to give my heart to somebody. Right now, I’m in a relationship where I feel like the guy is cheating on me or cheating with me I don’t know and quite frankly I would LOVE to know because I actually care. Then I would be able to detect whether this will be a repeat of all the other relationships I have been in, where guys just played me. But what if I’m not meant to know? Lesson maybe? Recently I found out that that I may have been a side-chick (unknowingly) more times than I have been a girlfriend, the main girlfriend.
And I end up there, loving somebody else’s man with all my being.
And the only affection he feels for me is when he wants to fuck or talk but he just cannot love me enough to make me his one and only, even temporarily. I don’t understand, I mean why lie to me? And her? And yourself? Make me fall for you while you’re still somebody else’s, and you aren’t even planning on leaving her. The greed? What do you actually gain from this? Is what you gain worth it? I felt like calling all these assholes when I realised this. I wanted to ask them: “Like? WHY the fuck?” Being a side-chick is not the love I deserve. Nobody deserves that, not even the most “open” yellow-bones. I would not wish that over anybody.
I’m sure that when (if) the girls find out, they look at me and see a jealous skank who tried stealing their men, when I didn’t even know he was theirs. Anyway, I constantly remind myself of what this (current) guy is, what he is known for. I constantly compare myself with all his ex-girlfriends, and perhaps other current girlfriends. I also remember remembering that comparison is the thief of joy, I should have stopped comparing, but I did not. I will most probably never be as good in bed as his other ex, or maybe he has prettier and sexier exes that I can’t compete with…
But… Yes, Fuck! There is a “but”! I’m smart; I’m one of the smartest girls he will ever date in his lifetime. I’m willing to love him differently and effortlessly and endlessly; I’m willing to love him well, I’m willing to stay. I may be textbook naïve, but I’m not gullible, it’s just that I just always see the best in people and I constantly give them the benefit of the doubt, hoping they will rise to the occasion. That may mean that I fall for almost any Tom, Dick and Sipho (which I don’t) but I don’t love them to appease their selfish needs, I love them for me.
See, in life the only thing we have is love. We receive love; we give love. During those times, it seems like love is actually the only thing in life that makes the most sense when you ponder on it. We were after all made by love, God is love. I’ve been through so much, too much because of this love thing, and I guess I’m proof that those who have been hurt know how to love.
Not to brag but, I’m extremely kind, tolerant and humble, also beautiful in my own unique way. Any guy would be lucky to have me. With that said, I know (well I’m guessing) he (current guy) is going to break me, and maybe that’s what I need. Maybe, I need to be so impossible to fix. Maybe, I need to turn off these feelings. Maybe, No lights will guide me home; soon I will not be fixable.
Because I’ve realised that I’m always the rule, never the exception. Although I was hoping that he would stay for a while, so I would be his girl for a while, but I don’t know I mean, one cannot really pinpoint somebody else’s feelings towards them. Feelings change all the time.
I deserve love in its purest and truest form. Without having to beg for it, without trying to be similar to past girlfriends or desperately trying to be different in order to leave a “mark”. I deserve a love that allows me to be me, that allows me to be love and in love. Everybody loves for different reasons and is loved for different reasons. I don’t want anybody else’s kind of love, but my own kind, a peculiar kind of love. A love of my own, my own kind of love. That is what I deserve. And if you want to give me side-chick love, pass me over.
See, I don’t ever want to complain to the LORD again saying: “God, do you see? It’s too heavy. This love is too hard.” Because love should not be hard, it is the most natural thing, the most essential human instinct after breathing. The love I deserve is the love that is from within me, because it caters for me and all the other assholes I end up with.
“If you’re reading this, if there’s air in your lungs on this November day, then there is still hope for you. Your story is still going. And maybe some things are true for all of us. Perhaps we all relate to pain. Perhaps we all relate to fear and loss and questions. And perhaps we all deserve to be honest, all deserve whatever help we need. Our stories are all so many things: Heavy and light. Beautiful and difficult. Hopeful and uncertain. But our stories aren’t finished yet. There is still time, for things to heal and change and grow. There is still time to be surprised. We are still going, you and I. We are stories still going.”—Jamie Tworkowski (via thatkindofwoman)
I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit. I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit. I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit. I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit. I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit. I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit. I refuse to let my current circumstances break my spirit.
“Oh, and that relationship you had that didn’t end too well…it actually ended perfectly, because it ended in the way that was best for you. Sure, it may have been tough, painful, and difficult, as the end of most relationships are, but ultimately, you were gifted and saved by God from something that could have harmed you even worse had it gone through as you had hoped.”—Nadir Keval (via nadirkeval)