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I like people in small doses


HermioneSparrow

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The concept of having to talk to someone and having to socialize bores me, don't get me wrong i'm not an introvert, even though that's the impression most people have of me, i'm very outgoing when i feel like it but it has to be on my terms. It's funny because everybody says that either i'm shy or i'm a stuck up, which is far from the truth. 

Another big issue is that I get tired of people very easily. When someone dissapoints me or do something that I don't like, I give up on them, plain and simple. Right now I'm trying not to give up on one of my best friends who is going back to her old ways, she was a pain to deal with, every single person needed to make an effort to stay in her life because she's always busy and pulling lame excuses, I was one of them. She almost lost me and her fianceé broke up with her at the same time last year because of her BS. After a few great months, she's behaving that way again. I'm pissed right now but really trying to let it go.

So, I guess therapy is working, I'm battling really hard against my worst judgement and when depression tries to hit me, I hit it back. I'm currently feeling strong and powerful unlike my old weak me.

 

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AmazonGrace

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I need glasses, I read your title, "I like people in snail cases" 

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Most introverted people only tolerate public groups in tiny doses. I know for me a party, being in a large group or any other situation where I'm in public drains me quickly and then I need to recharge at home by myself. I know you said you are not an introvert...just commenting that as a card carrying introvert I can relate to how you feel. :) 

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HermioneSparrow

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@Criscat I don't think I am, I'm very outspoken lol but I understand you! I can be like that sometimes, if i'm with new people or in some place i'm not comfortable. Maybe I am shy, who knows? I don't feel that way but it's a common perception of me.

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    • dramallama

      Posted

      Just wait until 2023 when SCOTUS will decide Moore v Harper, that could put the final nail in the coffin of American "democracy".

        https://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-moore-v-harper-supreme-court-case-voting-rights-2022-7

      Aside from eliminating state courts' oversight of elections and granting a free pass to gerrymander even harder than they currently do, state legislatures would be able to choose to just ignore the outcome of the federal elections held in their states and just grant electoral college electors to whichever candidate they choose.  So if you have a state that voted for a Dem president, but their legislature is Republican-led (in 2020 this would have included Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan - and would have changed the outcome of that election) that legislature can just say "F you guys, our electoral votes are all going to the Republican no matter how you voted". 

    • thoughtful

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      @Joyster, I think your third one is correct - maybe it was supposed to be a Garyjoke about how lucky women are that he is in the world.

      The second video from yesterday was, I think, from an afternoon or evening service. When it starts, they are singing the last verses of America. After lots of meaningless sentence fragments, Gary reads 2nd Timothy, chapter 2, starting in verse 15. Prepare to lose an irony meter.

      https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+timothy+2%3A15-20&version=KJV

      KJV: But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness, And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus;
      Bro Gary Version: But shun pro - fane - but shun profane an' vain babblin' for they will increase into - unto more ungodliness, And their words will eat as a - a canker of whom is Hear-me-us and Philip-pee-us;
      CC:

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      KJV:  let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
      BGV:  let every one that nameth the name of Christ dispart from iniquity.

      KJV: But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.
      BGV: But in great honor there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth and of some to honour and of some to dishonour.

      Gary says they sang about America, and "ah haven't really preached too much on it," then repeats the same long spiel about being thankful he was born where he was born that he reeled off only a few hours earlier.

      Gary re-misreads some of the first verse: "Study to show thyself approved, a workman that needeth not be ashamed."

      I think the captions were sick of his jingoistic shit:

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      Listeners to Gary, unite - you have nothing to lose but your mind!

      "Here's the tahtle of mah message - Are You a YoYo? Are You a YoYo?" He launches into a series of half-sentences and other babbling.

      "The Mawmins use the King James Bahble, an' they say most of it's lahs."

      Someone says "Wow."

      Gary says that, if he had to say that any part of the King James Bible (he reminds them why he never says "Version") was lies, he'd have to say it was all lies.

      "Here's what's happened over th'years. Listen to me, ah'm not gonna be very long ah know y'all - ah  ah need a nap 'bout as bad as th'rest of ya do amen."

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      He finally gets to his point: "But we're livin' in tahms to where we got a buncha yo-yos an' here's wha. Ah made this statement ohn Facebook some tahm ago,  whenever you open up the worda God t'read it, here's whatchu need to do; you need to pray that God will give you an open heart, an open mahnd, an' open thinking."

      Of course he mentions someone disagreeing with him, and of course Gary told him "you have the right to be wrong."

      "If you don't think of whatchu're reading, an' your hearts not open-mahnded, an' you're mahnds not thinking about whatchu're reading, you're not gonna git it."

      You've heard it, folks - make sure your heart has an open mind and your mind is thinking, just like Gary does.

      He does a riff condemning TV and Internet preachers, who are of the devil. With much "not gonna say his name" crap he tells them that there's a man who started a "new IPF," who's going to fry in Hell. I'm assuming he means Steven Anderson, and "new IFB," not IPF.

      He repeats his story about the morning's Facebook argument on whether or not gong the church is a commandment. He claims he also told that man he had the right to be wrong. Nope, Gary, you didn't.

      He's snippy about other Baptists for  a while, quoting Titus 2 and saying he's met some elderly women and men he'd never let teach his children, because they've never rightly divided the word of God. Lots of standard Garyshit follows.

      The captions misunderstand Gary's attempt to say "Galatians," but gets it on the second try.

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      Gary has his usual issues with whether sowing or reaping comes first. CC seems to be picturing something involving bedtime stories - Goodnight, Flesh, perhaps?

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      He does his anti-education, hating know-it-alls spiel, more about the Mormons and how they don't know anything, and how Catholics are wrong, but "we got a buncha Baptists that have fallen down the Catholic - uhuhuh the Catholic trail, we got 'em goin' down the Mawmin trail, we got them goin' down the Jehovah's Witness trail."

      Song cue alert!

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      He tells the story of his sister-in-law's JW co-worker, complains when they don't "amen" enough, and says "Ah'm jus' sayin' we better rahtly git it raht." He goes off on a tangent (he admits it, and and tells them they'll have to find a video of him preaching his original message later) about churches that take the word "Baptist" out of their name. But he returns to talking about yo-yos, and does his next reading.

      Psalms 51:10: Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

      Gary blabs about hearts for a while, and talks about preachers he knows (and pastors he preaches for) who he doesn't want to hear, because they don't preach "what thus sayeth the worda God" and are "hardly right with God" and never want to change. But it's OK for him to preach to their churches, because he "ain't worried about them indoctrinnin' me."

      Gary lectures them about getting a clean heart "You say 'Wha?' Because it's dirty." And he whines at them about their sins for a while.

      https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=isaiah+40%3A28-29&version=KJV

      He stumbles through it, then "How 'bout this? Whenever you're - you don't wanna be a yo-yo, ah'll tellya what, how are you studyin' yer bahble, how do ya study it?"

      Gary stumbles through trying to say something like "You know what the pro - what people's problems is? They take one verse an' run with it."

      CC:

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      I have no idea how that remotely connects to the verses he read.

      People give Gary books, but he's too busy to read them, due to reading his bible, preaching, praying, writing and driving. He doesn't know whether to lie or tell the truth when they ask what he thought of them. He goes on about how it's OK to "read behind," but his Daddy told him not to "read behind" any one author, because you'll be just like him.

      That's an expression I've never heard - don't know if it's a Southerism (nothing came up in various google searches) or a Hawkinsism, but he seems to be using it to mean "read and follow their advice." And he uses it over and over.

      "Listen, you wanta read behind Oliver B. Greene, Oliver B. Greene's got some good books." CC:

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      But Gary doesn't just read behind Oliver B. Green, he reads behind different ones.

      I thought you said you never read any books other than your Bible, Gary.

      He wanders through various Garytropes for a while - people who read the bible wrong, Oliver B. Greene's tent, which was bigger than Gary's tent, he wants to do it God's way, not Gary's, he can fellowship with brethren who don't interpret everything exactly as he does, but most preachers can't these days.

      But it's OK to read the Bible in whatever order you want. He tells us that Becky reads the entire bible straight through (when asked, he says it usually takes her two months), Gary reads from various parts daily.

      Gary says he's not really the head of the household, and, if they were honest, all men would say the same. "Ah ain't henpecked, ah just know when to listen amen."

      That's about the halfway point, so I will finish this later.

       

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    • SamanthasMom

      Posted

      I really wonder if Jim Bob and Michelle will go out there. I could see them washing their hands of the whole thing including Anna and the Ms if they move near the prison.

      I am sure Anna has a very romanticized view that she is supporting her wrongly incarcerated husband. Once this gets old though I wonder if reality will hit and she’ll wonder how far they have fallen from their life in DC.

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    • Snarkasarus Rex

      Posted (edited)

      54 minutes ago, Red Hair, Black Dress said:

      FTFY

      Yep, methinks the only reason they have so many is because he’ll keep appeasing her as long as he is allowed to be Fun Dad. 

      Edited by Snarkasarus Rex
    • Red Hair, Black Dress

      Posted

      7 hours ago, SuperNova said:

      'm not entirely convinced that Shaun even know how wants to parent his children. 

      FTFY

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