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This Week Has Given Me Outrage Fatigue Syndrome

I haven’t updated since Monday and it’s because I’ve been so overwhelmed by everything happening this week that I haven’t been able to write. It’s been such a newsworthy 4 days and every time something is settling down, something else happens.

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You know when you have so many thoughts that you can’t manage to get them all out? Yeah. I’m there. This week has been too much. TOO. DAMB. MUCH. I am suffering from Outrage Fatigue Syndrome, which I just made up because I lack the words to explain it.

I’ve been in a perpetual state of outrage since Monday when George Zimmerman’s lawyer kicked off the trial with a knock knock joke. And then folks decided to make fun of Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon’s friend and the last person to speak to him. And then the Supreme Court basically told us all that times have changed and the Voting Rights Act isn’t necessary. Yeah, because, you know, BYE RACISM! O__O And then Wendy Davis stood on her feet for 13 hours to keep the Republicans of Texas out of the wombs of women. And then they tried to cheat and get their way by literally turning back the hands of time.

Yes, DOMA was struck down so that was ONE victory out of countless losses. Like the fact that racism, sexism and all other bad isms permeate our world and we haven’t made nearly as much progress as we thought. This week was a crash course in “YOU GOT A LONG WAY TO GO!” and chile, I’m over it. It’s like someone pulled a thread and things are coming apart at the seams. GO HOME, THIS WEEK! YOU’RE DRUNK! I want a do-over. I am drained and I want Iyanla to come and fix ALL of it. ALL. OF. IT.

Every time I hear new news, I’m just like:

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I am fresh out of “WHAT THE FUCK?”s and I’m unable to deal. I’m fresh the hell out of outrage. By Tuesday, I had to go replenish my supply of CANS because I CANNOT.

Here’s to hoping some of this chaos dies down or I’ma just have to turn off all the lights in my house and sit in the dark so I won’t have to hear about anything else crazy.

How have y’all been doing this week? Anyone find themselves wall sliding at random intervals?

P.S. If you’re looking for a reason to smile right now, check out this BuzzFeed post on “The 50 Cutest Things that Ever Happened.

P.P.S. Please report this awful Facebook page. Warning: the pictures are graphic, and they’re of a dead Trayvon Martin, photoshopped into random things. It’s awful. I’m so fucking upset at it.

Edit: YES YES YESSS!!! That Tray page has been removed. THANK YOU, FACEBOOK! And everyone who reported it.

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45 Comments

  1. TiaBia
    June 27, 2013 at 9:16 pm — Reply

    Luvvie, that Trayvon page has been removed.

  2. Tiffane
    June 27, 2013 at 9:17 pm — Reply

    Funny, Luvvie. And that page has been removed.

  3. KemaB
    June 27, 2013 at 9:19 pm — Reply

    Yep to everything you said and to make things worse NPR did an article calling Moscato the gateway wine for blacks and went on to say it started because we had a falling out with Champagne. Oh word champagne and blacks got beef and I ain’t even know it cause me and champagne been cool tho. -__________-

    • Ummmmm
      June 27, 2013 at 9:30 pm — Reply

      What the everlasting fuck?!?!?!?! Gateway? So what, Stella Rosa Bianco is hardcore? I….. I just… *passes out from fuckery*

      • KemaB
        June 27, 2013 at 9:43 pm — Reply

        Lmaoooo literally the dumbest article ever like who in the fuck approved that shit.

    • LadyLarke
      June 28, 2013 at 9:25 am — Reply

      I’m sorry….WHAT? What uptight ass bougie black at NPR decided to write an article calling Moscato the gateway wine? IDC, Moscato is friggin’ delicious!

      • KemaB
        June 28, 2013 at 10:04 am — Reply

        I don’t know but they need to knock it off I don’t care what wines you are supposed to drink with what I like Moscato and I hate red wine I’d rather drink buckles cough syrup then merlot that’s how real my hatred is.

        • KemaB
          June 28, 2013 at 10:05 am — Reply

          Buckley’s

          • Sparkle T
            June 28, 2013 at 5:55 pm

            I thought I was the only one that remembered Buckley’s nasty ass cough syrup!!!

        • milaxx
          June 28, 2013 at 11:43 am — Reply

          Guess I’m your drunk auntie, cause I like em all; moscato, merlot, and champagne

          • KDS
            June 28, 2013 at 1:22 pm

            You and me both!

  4. Rae
    June 27, 2013 at 9:22 pm — Reply

    I have done so many fucking wallslides, I’m surprised I have any ass left. It’s like my brain just overheated and shut allllllllllll the way down. But here is a funny random thing…my kids were rough-housing around, and they must have sensed my nerves because my oldest was like, “We should stop. Mom looks like she is unable to can right now.”

    • TeeNikki
      June 27, 2013 at 11:51 pm — Reply

      LMBO that would’ve cracked me up!

    • June 29, 2013 at 12:52 pm — Reply

      I literally LOL’d at this. You have a wise, wise young man. Can I get him to talk to mine?

  5. Jill
    June 27, 2013 at 9:24 pm — Reply

    I live 5 minutes away from Shelby county and since the ruling, every day I go to the border and kick a rock across it. I know I’m fighting air but Damn that decision made me just deflate. And folks down here all, “Why you mad?” 0_o

  6. June 27, 2013 at 9:25 pm — Reply

    i knew black folk still had a long way to go when iOS7 still ain’t have no black emojis..but between the SCOTUS decisions this week, Fox News legit reporting that George Zimmerman has been punished enough by gaining all that weight in prison, CNN reporting on obesity while the Voting Rights Act was being gutted b/c, well, b/c CNN don’t giva damn…idk…we losin worse than i thought…

  7. saro
    June 27, 2013 at 9:26 pm — Reply

    I kept tweeting, “FOR SHAME DEWHURST. FOR SHAME! YOU ARE TRAMPLING ON DEMOCRACY!” all night long. I was RILED up.

    With the Zimmerman case, I am still just overwhelmed with sadness for poor Trayvon Martin’s family. And then the poor girl, Rachel, is just being RIPPED apart by the media. She already has gone through terrible trauma.

    I know we have a long way to go but this week just showed me HOW much further we have to go.

    I’m tired.

  8. June 27, 2013 at 9:28 pm — Reply

    oh, n let’s not forget the black ppl clowning our sis. Jenteal for being inarticulate, buying into the already pathetic fact that zimmerman may actually get off with killing a black kid b/c another black kid doesn’t have the oratorical skills consistent with what white america would like her to have…smh..this week has been a bit much..

  9. Amgladama
    June 27, 2013 at 9:33 pm — Reply

    I’m am on e to the point where I feel bad for mama deen. Her lace front false lashes and hoe card were snatched this week. That damn Facebook page. Ms Rachel being ridiculed. I’m tired and sad and worried for merika right now

    • milaxx
      June 27, 2013 at 10:20 pm — Reply

      Read the depositions and you won’t feel bad for Paula. She should drop kicked her idiot brother and settled this case a long time ago.

      • minacakes
        June 27, 2013 at 10:44 pm — Reply

        what milaxx said.

      • JustJosie
        June 29, 2013 at 11:40 pm — Reply

        That’s right. And, now she is crying real tears. Pride goes before the fall, right. She should’ve settled this case, no doubt. But that pride. She gambled and lost that no one would care what she said and did that came out. Those 12 brands that cut their affiliation did care even if it was to prevent some organized action on our part. Then, she’s going to hire Judy Smith, Really?

  10. Naturally Alise
    June 27, 2013 at 9:47 pm — Reply

    All week I have been on the verge of tears or on the verge of screaming and cursing out folks. I have had a headache and been overwhelmed by all of these attacks. I want to take a break from social media, but I also don’t want to silent. STRESS!!!

  11. Karen
    June 27, 2013 at 9:48 pm — Reply

    To make matters worse, I decided to check on the Scandal Season 2 DVD release date, thinking it would boost my spirits to know that soon steam it on Netflix. WRONG!! It doesn’t even drop until September 3! That caused a major wall slide…I need a gateway drink!!

  12. Aimee
    June 27, 2013 at 10:13 pm — Reply

    It’s been a rough week Luvvie but every time I see that baby elephant playing in the ocean it makes everything better. Thanks for that.

  13. Milaxx
    June 27, 2013 at 10:18 pm — Reply

    I knew the week was gonna be bad when my car broke down. Then DOMA, the filabuster, VRA, and the Trayvon Martin triall happened and because I am home bored I read the lawsuit & the depositions for Paula Deen.

    I’mma just sit in the corner and hug my cat now, cause I’m not liking humanity right now.

  14. minacakes
    June 27, 2013 at 10:42 pm — Reply

    Chiiiiiiile. You ain’t NEVA LIED Luvvie! Listen. I would but I just CANNOT cuz I’m tired. Too MURCH!

  15. Ada
    June 27, 2013 at 10:42 pm — Reply

    Yes sis, it’s been on hell of a week. Sending you a virtual hug (deep sigh from the place the moan resides).

  16. Ada
    June 27, 2013 at 10:43 pm — Reply

    *one

  17. June 27, 2013 at 11:11 pm — Reply

    Girl, I know. My Twitter feed blew up during the filibuster and then the GOP tried to sneak around it? Geez, I thought politics in my country was messed up but this crap happens everywhere. I’m going back to my safe, motorsports site. Ciao. *drops mic*

  18. Tiffany
    June 27, 2013 at 11:19 pm — Reply

    So many of us are feeling this way this week. This week has been DRAINING! I just want to stay in bed and sleep through it all cause I am SO unable to can.

  19. Shelia
    June 27, 2013 at 11:22 pm — Reply

    Yeah this week has played tag with my emotions. I thought watching something ratchet like Jerry Springer or Maury would help but it didnt. I needed a flag on the play and a timeout on life this week. Here’s to hoping next week is looking better. I’ll drink a bottle of mascato to that!

  20. Max
    June 27, 2013 at 11:25 pm — Reply

    Girl…by Tuesday I was ready to lie down in the dark with an ice cold bottle of Vodka. The fuckshit was fast and furious and I’m so not here for it. If Zimmerman’s fat ass doesn’t go to jail for a billion years, there will be literal smoke in the city.

  21. TeeNikki
    June 27, 2013 at 11:59 pm — Reply

    Man I had to talk my friend off the edge. She was fittna quit the innawebs completely. All of her cans broke and her ables went on sequestration. Too much tomfoolery and asinine shenanigans for one week, and we still got tomorrow. My inner scholar’s brain busted wide open.

  22. June 28, 2013 at 6:52 am — Reply

    I started off the week happy I had a break in school work, but then the SCOTUS shenanigans started chipping away at my joy. Add to that the ignorant mofos who felt it necessary to clown Rachel Jeantel when she did not want to be there but did her duty anyway (BTW – she gave epic shade to the defense attorney on the 2nd day – she owned that much). Then to cap it off, the Facebook idiocy of the person who thought it would be funny to create a page disrespecting the memory of Trayvon by displaying images of his body…I cried at that. It finally broke me. The only good thing was that Facebook finally pulled the page – I am glad I was one of those who reported it.

  23. June 28, 2013 at 10:15 am — Reply

    Luvvie, I know. I was done and on PTSD meds by Wednesday night. And then the Senate passed immigration on Thursday and then they reported that the CDC is now recommending that people get HIV testing starting at 13 because half of all new cases have been reported in age groups 13-24?! I really need this week to stop! I couldn’t even get everything into my video for this week. Ugh!

  24. June 28, 2013 at 1:24 pm — Reply

    Yes! You have effectively summed up my feelings and emotions throughout this week. I feel like there have been so many lows with very few highs. I’m hoping the weekend will be better. I plan to camp out by the pool and try to find some chill.

  25. KDS
    June 28, 2013 at 1:25 pm — Reply

    And on top of all of this mess going on I can’t get pass level 29 on that stupid Candy Crush game! DAMN, DAMN, DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. RavenJ
    June 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm — Reply

    Luvvie…go read the tweets people are firing off at Lolo Jones. That may give you a reason to smile.

  27. ChunkyDlyte
    June 28, 2013 at 2:57 pm — Reply

    Yeah, I knew I had to step back when I was online arguing with this obvious white supremacist about how Trayvon Martin was NOT a licensed MMA fighter whose hands were considered deadly weapons. I literally had to turn off my computer and go for a walk to clear my mind. I can’t even watch the news anymore, which is ironic because everyone was picking on that girl because she doesn’t watch the news. (It’s like before people call her dumb, how many of you can speak 3 languages? she does!) And don’t get me started on the VRA, i was this close to a shouting match with my co-worker, so yeah, not a good look in this recession. I don’t even want to mention Paula Deen, whose banana pudding reminds me SO much of my grandma’s (probably cause she stole the recipe, but anyways) Sigh. I am going to buy a new puppy/kitty/goldfish/turtle, find that cute Cheerios interracial kid and ask for a hug, crash a gay wedding this weekend and hope next week gets better. Thanks again Luvvie for telling it like it is.

  28. dmaclee
    June 29, 2013 at 5:50 pm — Reply

    I was on a family cruise this week with no internet access so all I know about these issues is what i could.glean from CNN when i was on the Lido deck. Long deep sigh for humanity.

  29. Tip
    July 1, 2013 at 12:45 pm — Reply

    You forgot about Hernandez the football player with a $4 contract that was arrested for murder and link to a previous double homicide.

    • Gracie
      July 2, 2013 at 3:43 pm — Reply

      I was wondering why that Hernandez story hit me so hard and I finally realized after reading this today, July 2, that it was ALL OF THE ABOVE and the Hernandez story was the cherry on top. #jesusbeafence #takemetotheking

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