Still Here. Still Alive.

I know, I’ve been quiet. I figured the last thing people needed was another privileged voice, so I have been doing much more reading and listening. Wednesday my students were in shock, and in tears. Cuttlespouse didn’t eat for 2 days, didn’t leave the house until yesterday. It’s depressing… and we are *not* amongst the groups specifically in the GOP’s crosshairs. So I’m not going to tell anyone “it will be ok”, and I am not going to tell anyone to “give him a chance”. [Read more…]

A Chilling Omen (Re: Second Amendment Solutions)

Back in 2011, someone (I know the name, but will not write it) attempted a second amendment solution on a problem that was represented (to this unnamed person) by Gabby Giffords. The GOP’s font of word salad at the time was Sarah Palin, and the following was written as an observation that her militaristic jargon prior to the shooting had changed abruptly to an emphasis on individual responsibility, and now no one is to blame but the shooter. [Read more…]