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Time for an immigration thrad
Nov 21, 2014 - 3:35 AM - by The Man
President B. Barry Bamz gave his address tonight on immigration, so this is as good an opportunity as any to open a thrad about it. Wonkette has coverage here and here. Predictably, wingnuts claimed that Obama deliberately engineered it so the major networks wouldn't carry his address, which, no he didn't. (The networks' excuses for not running the speech were pretty stupid, too).

As for the content of the address, I haven't actually had time to watch it, but judging from the summaries, I wish this president had been around for the last six years. This appears to be the man I actually voted for. It's just a shame it took him so long to show up.

It should be pointed out that those bastions of socialism Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush gave similar executive orders on immigration to Obama's. Predictably, this has been erased from our history books.

You may also be interested in this Maddow clip on how a white supremacist is responsible for much of the GOP's current immigration policy.
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Motivation
Nov 20, 2014 - 3:27 AM - by LadyShea
So I am trying to be a Mom and all, and attempting to get Kiddo to think about his goals and desires, in order to manage his time and prevent undue stress and frustration. OMG is that sentence shit to parse?

Anyway, long story short, because many things come easy to him, he sort of sticks to those and eschews things that are more difficult and require more effort. Though he wants to do well at them too...he just wants the knowledge or skills to get downloaded while he sleeps or something. He even goes to a lot of trouble to justify watching TV rather than work on whatever. Tonight it was TV rather than studying for the spelling bee. Even though he really wants to do well in the spelling bee, he was trying to tell me he doesn't really care. But, if he does poorly he will be upset, might even cry...that will absolutely happen. He cares deeply.

Well here's the issue...I am totally that guy too. Lots of things come easy, and I quite often look like a rockstar because I tend to stick to those things and hand off the stuff that is difficult or requires effort (unless the reward is really something I want badly enough to sweat for, then I will do the hard work). But, I do expect to do well anyway! I get upset when I fuck up even though I know I could have done better with a bit more effort.

Hubby is the opposite. He will practice stuff and try to do better, and even get a bit single minded, until he masters it, or at least feels content with his level of competency.

So where does motivation come from? Why am I not motivated to become a better cook even though I want to be a better cook? Why is Kiddo not motivated to study his spelling list even though he wants to win the bee? How can we find it...can we find it?
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