I have heard from a lot of survivors who are, understandably, confused about how responsible their parents are for the abuse because they were also abused by their parents. So let me clarify…
They are 100% responsible. Abuse is 100% wrong and it is 100% their responsibility that they are doing it. Just as it will be 100% wrong and your responsibility if you do it to your children.
It is the abusive parent’s duty to deal with their emotional wounds so that they do not abuse you. Repeatedly saying, “sorry, I was abused too,” is not good enough. They need to change their behavior and not abuse you anymore. That is the only thing that means anything. Bringing up past abuse instead of being accountable and changing their behavior is just another way of manipulating you into accepting the abuse. Maybe you are underage and cannot yet stop them from abusing you, but you can at least know in your mind that it is not acceptable behavior, that they are at fault and responsible for their abuse of you.
Today, February 15, is President’s day in the United States! To celebrate, I’ve accrued an interesting bit of information for every American president from Washington to Obama!
George Washington is the only president so far to not be affiliated with any party.
John Adams served as a lawyer for British soldiers charged in the 1775 Boston massacre, despite his own anti-British sentiments.
Thomas Jefferson spoke 6 langauges; English, Welsh, Greek, Latin, French, and Arabic.
James Madison was the shortest president ever, standing 5'4" tall.
James Monroe had the Liberian capital city of Monrovia named after him, as he helped establish the country.
John Quincy Adams was the first president to be interviewed by a female reporter, Anne Royal, who stole the president’s clothes when he went skinny dipping and refused to give them back until he answered her questions.
Andrew Jackson’s birthplace is unknown, but it’s in one of the Carolinas.
Martin Van Buren is the only president to not speak English as his first language, he actually spoke Dutch.
William Henry Harrison died a month after becoming president.
John Tyler has two living grandsons as of 2016.
James K. Polk died the youngest of any president, not counting those that were assassinated.
Zachary Taylor was nicknamed “Old Rough and Ready” because as a soldier, he went into battle in old farm clothes instead of a uniform.
Millard Fillmore is the only president to have never had a VP for their entire presidency.
Franklin Pierce’s wife believed God didn’t want him to become president, since their son died shortly after his election.
James Buchanan sometimes bought slaves just to set them free.
Abraham Lincoln is the only president to have held a patent, on a type of buoy.
Andrew Johnson was the only Southern Senator to stay loyal to the Union during the civil war.
Ulysses S. Grant’s real first name was Hiram.
Rutherford B. Hayes was the first president to use a telephone.
James A. Garfield was the last president to be born in a log cabin.
Chester A. Arthur was accused of being born in Canada during his presidency, and the allegations have persisted to this day.
Grover Cleveland was accused of having an illegitimate child, and his detractors protested by chanting “Mama, where’s my pa? Gone to the White House, ha ha ha!”
Benjamin Harrison was the grandson of William Henry Harrison, and his presidency, although 48 times as long, was just as uneventful.
William McKinley was the first president to ride in an automobile, however, this auto was an ambulance used to transport him after he was assassinated.
Theodore Roosevelt was the first American to receive a Nobel prize, for his role on ending the Russo-Japanese war.
William H. Taft kept a cow at the White House named Pauline to provide fresh milk.
Woodrow Wilson suffered from dyslexia as a child.
Warren G. Harding entered college at age 14.
Calvin Coolidge liked to wear a cowboy hat around the White House.
Herbert Hoover has a comet named after him.
Franklin Roosevelt was diagnosed with polio after falling into the Bay of Fundy while vacationing in Canada.
Harry S Truman kept a sign on his desk that said “The buck stops here” representing how he couldn’t pass on his duties to anyone else. The other side read “I’m from Missouri”, as Truman was very proud of his home state.
Dwight Eisenhower’s reputation as a war hero made him so popular, that both parties asked him to run on their ticket.
John F. Kennedy’s father encouraged him to go into politics and become the first catholic president, which he did.
Lyndon B. Johnson owned an amphibious car that he liked to surprise foreign diplomats with by offering them a ride and then driving straight into a lake.
Richard Nixon could play five musical instruments: Piano, saxophone, clarinet, accordion, and violin.
Gerald Ford is the only president to have never been elected to any executive office, he won both the vice presidency and the presidency by accident.
Jimmy Carter won a Nobel prize in 2002 for his humanitarian work.
Ronald Reagan kept a jar of jellybeans on his desk, and he would eat them whenever he was stressed. When he became president, the Jelly Belly company introduced blueberry jelly beans so the jar on Reagan’s desk could have red, white, and blue beans.
George H.W. Bush served as VP for Reagan, an ambassador to China, and head of the CIA before becoming president.
Bill Clinton originally wanted to be a jazz musician, but was inspired to enter government after meeting JFK in 1963.
George W. Bush is the first president to have run a marathon. In 1993, he completed the Houston marathon in 3 hours, 44 minutes, 52 seconds.
Harry Truman famously had a sign on his desk saying, ‘The buck stops here.’ Trump isn’t sure where the buck stops, or how to find it, or even whom to ask about it. He doesn’t run the government so much as fight with it.
Is Oleg relieved that he no longer is a C and can have the authority of an A without being the "buck stops here" guy anymore?
Oh boy, he is SO RELIEVED. Like, Quincy is stuck dealing with the brush fire that is Robbie and Georgie and Oleg gets to pretend he doesn’t even notice! It’s great. There were some good things about being a captain, but Oleg was never very comfortable with taking guys aside if there’s a problem (I mean, who KNOWS what will happen? He accidentally adopted a small angry Canadian by doing this!) and speeches/talking to a group in general certainly doesn’t come naturally to him. Quincy seems to…if not enjoy it, necessarily, at least seem very well equipped for it, and Oleg is more than happy to leave him to it. Enjoy Lombardi, Cap Q.
I propose that we put the person that least wants to be in charge of the state in charge of the state. Actual power will be held by the Minister of Get Me Out of Here, the Minister of I Don't Want the Responsibility, and the Minister of I Never Wanted This, who will be pulled from the second, third, and fourth candidates, respectively. Honorable mentions go to the Minister of Ohgawdplzno and the Secretary of I Never Asked for This.
A flash in the pan. A thief in the night
A bat out of hell. Everything’s going to be alright
Asleep at the wheel. At the end of the day
I’ll get back in the saddle. I’ll find a new way
You’re caught off guard. We’ll chew the fat
The clock is ticking. You’re up to bat
Beggars can’t be choosers when you’re behind the eight ball
The blind leading the blind is just a reason to stall
Coming up roses and right down the drain
Turn a blind eye, are we going insane?
Back to square one and bad to the bone
The ball’s in your court, so pick up the phone
Got a bone to pick when you’re bringing home the bacon
The buck stops here, but I see that you’re faking
You can call it a day. It’s a cash cow
Do you catch my drift?. I’ll send it now
You’re damned if you do so don’t rock the boat
You’re down and out, chances to win are remote
Anything goes, that’s as good as it gets
As luck would have it, the finale’s not set
I choose to have hope for my country and am thankful enough to live in a state that prides itself in forward-thinking, inclusivity and progressive movements. So the buck stops here, so to speak. We refuse to be pressured into moving backwards when we have such a bright future ahead of us.
[This is the illest communist beat I’ve ever heard.]
[Verse One] I study Mao Tse-tung’s tongue, the young gun
Lock, load, and bust one
Champion with it like brraammp pomp pomp pomp
Lebanon guerrillas that’ll egg ‘em from ten yards
With little pebbles, I call it strength in arms
When it’s broadcast on broadband, they savages like Tarzan
They never get the background story they’d rather jam
Your frequency with trickery and headline news
It’s nothing new
And if it’s only half the truth it ain’t true
Living proof that guerrillas in the Philippine jungle
Won’t stop, won’t quit till the babies don’t struggle
I rumble with colonization’s effects on my people, homes
The buck stops here with a buck to your ear
The current affairs that wear my fellow organizers out
Same machine that be wiping my fellow activists out
From the comfort of a couch we make critiques of the world
While little girls in the mountains let the slug shots hurl
(Is you ready?)
All day dawg, whatever you say dawg
Megaphones up, bandannas across the face dawg
(They ain’t ready)
Always dawg, whatever you say dawg
Rifle to the sky, bandanna across the face dawg
I learned the speeches and teachings of Malcolm X
Nooses around our neck
Made Malcolm drop the “Little” and capitalize the “X”
Tiananmen Square drums, make the big go dumb
Compel sisters in the mountains back home to grab guns
My lungs pump Los Angeles smog, strong to handle my
M-1, like guerrilla villagers in the Viet Cong
Ho Chi Minh Trail, your home girl’s favorite
I’m the maker of the music for the bus boy and the waitress
Every blue collar hero, peace to Blue Scholar Geo’ Ayo Saba, did you hear about the talks in the White House?
Iran is now a new threat, I told you, you were up next
American rampage till there ain’t a Middle East left
Up jump the boogie, put a bullet inside
And let the guerrillas and government collide in a fight
To make the poverty disseminate, bullets fire hella straight
Showdown in Chinatown and downtown L.A
I regurg’ the words of Joma over and over
For every soldier with a gun run slung
Over his left and right shoulder Katipunan triple K slang
(Native Guns all day mayne)
Make change whether school books or the bang bang
Gang bang, gather up the troops all on the block
Put bullet holes in the White House and connect the dots
We don’t need those cops
We need the hood on lock
We need the murders of our people by our people to stop
We need our money to recycle, keep the neighborhood rich
We need to monitor the educationing of our kids
We need the money to be evenly distributed out
We need Ann Coulter to shut her motherfucking mouth
Zapatista guerilla as soon as the beat played
My rifle is a little scrappy it’s my A-K-K-K-K
Indigenous spear chucking on mine
Must be X these white boys out like Kevin Federline
Beavis and Butthead creator Mike Judge’s King of the Hill is a satire show about a bunch of white conservative rednecks and their life in the small Texas town of Arlen.
In the show we watch Hank Hill, a well meaning conservative man who is kind, but is honestly unable to face and accept the various changes of the world. We also meet his neighbors and former high school chums: Dale Gribble(the president of the NRA and conspiracy theorist who suspects everything), Bill Dauterive(a depressed and lonely divorcee and ex-pretty boy who lives in his own filth), and Jeff Boomhauer(a motormouth playboy who loves his cars). This is their, and their families, story.
season 1 Pilot || Square Peg || The Order of the Straight Arrow || Luanne’s Saga || Hank’s Got the Willies || Westie Side Story || Hank’s Unmentionable Problem || Shins of the Father || Peggy the Boggle Champ || Keeping Up With Our Joneses || Plastic White Female || The Company Man || King of the Ant Hill
season 2 How to Fire a Rifle Without Really Trying || Texas City Twister || The Arrow Head || Hilloween || Jumpin’ Crack Bass (It’s a Gas, Gas, Gas) || Husky Bobby || The Man Who Shot Cane Skretteberg || The Son That Got Away || Bobby Slam || The Unbearable Blindness of Laying || Meet the Manger Babies || Snow Job || I Remember Mono || Three Days of the Kahndo || Traffic Jam || Hank’s Dirty Laundry || The Final Shinsult || Leanne’s Saga || Junkie Business || Life in the Fast Lane, Bobby’s Saga || Peggy’s Turtle Song || Propane Boom - Part 1
season 3 Death of a Propane Salesman || And They Call It Bobby Love || Peggy’s Headache || Pregnant Paws || Next of Shin || Peggy’s Pageant Fever || Nine Pretty Darn Angry Men || Good Hill Hunting || Pretty, Pretty Dresses || A Firefighting We Will Go || To Spank, with Love || Three Coaches and a Bobby || De-Kahnstructing Henry || The Wedding of Bobby Hill || Sleight of Hank || Jon Vitti Presents: ‘Return to La Grunta’ || Escape from Party Island || Love Hurts and So Does Art || Hank’s Cowboy Movie || Dog Dale Afternoon || Revenge of the Lutefisk || Death and Texas || Wings of the Dope || Take Me Out of the Ball Game || As Old As the Hills
season 4 Peggy Hill: The Decline and Fall || Cotton’s Plot || Bills Are Made to Be Broken || Little Horrors of Shop || Aisle 8A || A Beer Can Named Desire || Happy Hank’s Giving AKA The Hank’s Giving Episode || Not in My Back-hoe || To Kill a Ladybird || Hillennium || Old Glory || Rodeo Days || Hanky Panky || High Anxiety || Naked Ambition || Movin’ On Up || Bill of Sales || Won’t You Pimai Neighbor? || Hank’s Bad Hair Day || Meet the Propaniacs || Nancy’s Boys || Flush with Power || Transnational Amusements Presents: Peggy’s Magic Sex Feet || Peggy’s Fan Fair
season 5 The Perils of Polling || The Buck Stops Here || I Don’t Want to Wait for Our Lives to Be Over… || Spin the Choice || Peggy Makes the Big Leagues || When Cotton Comes Marching Home || What Makes Bobby Run? || Twas the Nut Before Christmas || Chasing Bobby || Yankee Hankee || Hank and the Great Glass Elevator || Now Who’s the Dummy? || Ho Yeah! || The Exterminator || Luanne Virgin 2.0 || Hank’s Choice || It’s Not Easy Being Green || The Trouble with Gribbles || Hank’s Back Story || Kidney Boy and Hamster Girl: A Love Story
season 6 Bobby Goes Nuts || Soldier of Misfortune || Lupe’s Revenge || The Father, the Son, and J.C. || Father of the Bribe || I’m With Cupid || Torch Song Hillogy || Joust Like a Woman || The Bluegrass Is Always Greener || The Substitute Spanish Prisoner || Unfortunate Son || Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret Hill || Tankin’ It to the Streets || Of Mice and Little Green Men || A Man Without a Country Club || Beer and Loathing || Fun with Jane and Jane || My Own Private Rodeo || Sug Night || Dang Ol’ Love || Returning Japanese
season 7 Get Your Freak Off || The Fat and the Furious || Bad Girls, Bad Girls, Whatcha Gonna Do || Goodbye Normal Jeans || Dances with Dogs || The Son Also Roses || The Texas Skillsaw Massacre || Pigmalion || Megalo Dale || Boxing Luanne || Vision Quest || Queasy Rider || Board Games || An Officer and a Gentle Boy || The Miseducation of Bobby Hill || The Good Buck || I Never Promised You an Organic Garden || Be True To Your Fool || Racist Dawg || Night and Deity || Maid in Arlen || The Witches of East Arlen
season 8 Patch Boomhauer || Reborn to Be Wild || New Cowboy on the Block || The Incredible Hank || Flirting with the Master || After the Mold Rush || Livin’ on Reds, Vitamin C and Propane || Rich Hank, Poor Hank || Ceci N'Est Pas Une King of the Hill || That’s What She Said || My Hair Lady || Phish and Wild Life || Cheer Factor || Dale Be Not Proud || Après Hank, le Deluge || DaleTech || How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Alamo || Girl, You’ll Be a Giant Soon || Stressed for Success || Hank’s Back || The Redneck on Rainey Street || Talking Shop
season 9 A Rover Runs Through It || Ms. Wakefield || Death Buys a Timeshare || Yard, She Blows! || Dale to the Chief || The Petriot Act || Enrique-cilable Differences || Mutual of Omabwah || Care-Takin’ Care of Business || Arlen City Bomber || Redcorn Gambles with His Future || Smoking and the Bandit || Gone with the Windstorm || Bobby on Track || It Ain’t Over 'til the Fat Neighbor Sings
season 10 Hank’s on Board || Bystand Me || Bill’s House || Harlottown || Portrait of the Artist as a Young Clown || Orange You Sad I Did Say Banana? || You Gotta Believe (In Moderation) || Business Is Picking Up || The Year of Washing Dangerously || Hank Fixes Everything || Church Hopping || 24 Hour Propane People || The Texas Panhandler || Hank’s Bully || Edu-macating Lucky
season 11 The Peggy Horror Picture Show || serPUNt || Blood and Sauce || Luanne Gets Lucky || Hank Gets Dusted || Glen Peggy Glen Ross || The Passion of Dauterive || Grand Theft Arlen || Peggy’s Gone to Pots || Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow || Bill, Bulk and the Body Buddies || Lucky’s Wedding Suit
season 12 Suite Smells of Excess || Bobby Rae || The Powder Puff Boys || Four Wave Intersection || Raise the Steaks || Tears of an Inflatable Clown || The Minh Who Knew Too Much || Dream Weaver || Doggone Crazy || Trans-Fascism || Three Men and a Bastard || The Accidental Terrorist || Lady and Gentrification || Behind Closed Doors || Pour Some Sugar on Kahn || Six Characters in Search of a House || The Courtship of Joseph’s Father || Strangeness On a Train || Cops and Robert || It Came From the Garage || Life: A Loser’s Manual
season 13 Dia-BILL-ic Shock || Earthly Girls are Easy || Square-Footed Monster || Lost in MySpace || No Bobby Left Behind || A Bill Full of Dollars || Straight as an Arrow || Lucky See, Monkey Do || What Happens at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis, Stays at the National Propane Gas Convention in Memphis || Master of Puppets || Bwah My Nose || Uncool Customer || Nancy Does Dallas || Born Again on the Fourth of July || Serves Me Right for Giving General George S. Patton the Bathroom Key || Bad News Bill || Manger Baby Einstein || Uh-oh, Canada || The Boy Can’t Help It || The Honeymooners || Bill Gathers Moss || When Joseph Met Lori, and Made Out with Her in the Janitor’s Closet || Just Another Manic Kahn-Day || To Sirloin with Love