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turns out you can only use it at locations "that only sell transit passes" which means *the transit authority storefront* is out because it turns out **they sell merch**

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accidentally signed up for the prepaid debit card instead of the straight "mail me a transit pass" option for commuter benefits and OH MY GOD it is *impossible* to purchase a pass with this card

uspol, women's rights, the current looming hellscape 

alternatively i look forward to the supreme court case of 'super-offended-nice-religious-girl v texas' cos texas asked her to prove she wasn't pregnant in order to go to church camp in colorado and she and her parents are just *shocked* that the state would *dare* suggest she'd ever do such a thing, she's a *nice girl* and has the purity ring to prove it

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uspol, women's rights, the current looming hellscape 

also if weird ultraconservative anti-women views are gonna make me legit concerned my current state government is gonna monitor my interstate travel *on the off chance I *may* be pregnant and *may* be seeking an abortion* guess what motherfucker? i *may* be pregnant, so i *may* have a dependent, and the government better grant me all the benefits of having a dependent and let me file head of household

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uspol, women's rights, the current looming hellscape 

if that lady in plano successfully argues her way out of a traffic ticket by getting the supreme court to say, out loud, that her gestating fetus is a whole other person i better get the ability to claim all my potential children as dependents on my taxes cos that particular fuckin can of worms is gonna be hell so i better at least be able to file head of household and get some tax breaks out of it

anyway i'm losing my goddamn mind how's everyone else's wednesday going

uspol, women's rights/abortion, venting 

"but lena!! texas/indiana/arkansas/missouri will never turn blue if all the semi-comfortable white collar workers leave!!!"

1: i am going to have another mental breakdown if i keep at this sisyphean effort, and that won't help no one, and

2: boy you would be surprised at how surprisingly not-regressive some of these assholes can be when you call their bluff and take their business base away, *so maybe let's call their fucking bluff*

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uspol, women's rights/abortion, venting 

look i *get* that i am *privileged* and lucky in that i have the means and support network in place to seriously weigh the idea of moving to a state where the government is not seriously considering vetting individual interstate travel but FOR THE LOVE OF GOD *IF ONE MORE LIBERAL-ASS FEMINIST ON AN ACTIVISM KICK* TELLS ME THAT ~*~*MOVING OUT OF STATE IS ~ABANDONING~ THE PEOPLE WHO *CANNOT* LEAVE**~~ I AM GONNA FUCKING LOSE IT IN THE FUCKING WORK CHAT

to be fucking clichΓ© about all this, there is a FUCKING REASON the flight attendant tells you to secure your own mask before helping others, so SHUT THE FUCK UP and stop expecting me to PULL ALL THE WEIGHT IN THE FUCKING GROUP PROJECT MOTHERFUCKERS

ugh

allergies hitting full force today 🀧 :blobdead:

my current project

(i have no idea where this pattern is gonna end up)

txpol, weird racism, why the fuck is my state govt like this 

once again, i'm just left very confused by the exact flavor of racism weird old white guys come up with. like. pearl harbor??? does he think literally *any governing or military body* is *coordinating* migrant border crossings??? is this some weird white supremacist talking point i never heard of before??? is tucker carlson ranting about air-based migrant caravans now?? do white supremacist texans want to go to war with mexico suddenly and this is his weird excuse?

*why the fuck did he jump to PEARL FUCKING HARBOR* for his weird call to violence???

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txpol, weird racism, why the fuck is my state govt like this 

like i could write a goddamn essay here on all the *very obvious ways* he is not only wrong but *outright offensive* in that statement but the most coherent thought i have on that is just. the fuck??

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txpol, weird racism, why the fuck is my state govt like this 

i had to call my state govt today cos lt gov dan patrick compared ~"the border crisis"~ *directly* to *PEARL HARBOR* in an explicit *call to violence* to his base and like

what the FUCK man

incidentally, the cdc recommends 16 separate vaccines - some of which require multiple shots, of course - for children from birth to age 5. there's like 50 separate doses, even if you ignore the annual flu shot or just count that as one entry

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if he wants to be an incendiary, disingenuous asshole, then I'll just occasionally infodump on his office very civilly about exactly how wrong he is

i'm just doing my civic duty as his constituent to ensure my representatives are knowledgeable about things that concern me

and boy am i concerned about my representatives

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so ted cruz is still (unfortunately) my senator and he's getting into fights with muppets on twitter

again

and he's *all* up in arms about sesame street ~daring~ to advocate for, in his exact words, "children UNDER 5" (emphasis his) be vaccinated

so i pulled up the cdc's website and thoroughly annoyed his regional office by calling them up and reciting the list of vaccines recommended to administer to children - dose by dose - from birth to ages 4-6 :blobcatevil:

the aide cut me off somewhere around age 3, but i feel i got my point across 😏

in my defense it's been hot as hell lately and long hair *sucks* in the heat

like. it's been over 100 *before the heat index* pretty consistently the last 2 weeks and my a/c and standing fans have not been up to the challenge. so there's at least one rational, not-weirdly-psychological reason for me wanting to just. dispose of my hair.

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there's probably something deep and psychological about the fact that i impulse-shave my hair pretty regularly but my therapist left the practice so πŸ™ƒ

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hopefully i still like it in the actual light of day morning cos i'm gonna be facing down half my extended family this weekend and i better own this choice to them

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can't sleep, so i made possibly bad impulse decisions and shaved my head again

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