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Category Archive: politics

Feb 25 2013

Being Visible

Agents of change make status quo folks rather squirmy. Folks who were previously absent or invisible either join up or speak up, and next thing you know, colored people want to drink out of lily-white fountains, and red people want their land back and treaties honored, and homosexuals want to get married, and women want …

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Feb 12 2013

Los Links: I Laughed, I Cried, They Became a Part of Me

Mah new battle standard.

Some of you will remember Los Links from back in the day when I could spend two days out of every week reading blogs, and then share the linky goodness with you. Life’s been too busy for a while for that, unfortunately. It should have been too busy tonight, but my brain said, “You know …

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Dec 17 2012

Cautious Optimism, and the Need for a Meaningful Boot

You know, I didn’t expect anything. I figured a few random Democrats would poke their heads up and make some noise before getting the only-protruding-nails treatment and pounded back down, but we have a President with no reelection campaign and two young daughters, and he appears to be eyeing his hip waders and giving the …

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Dec 16 2012

Sunday Sorrow: What We Can Do

Roses.

No songs today. Something broke this time. These mass killings have gone on since before I was born, and somehow I accepted them. Outrageous, horrible, tragic: can’t do anything about them in our gun-obsessed, health care-deprived, bullying, class-ridden society. Moving on, then. Not this time. These mass killings have gone on since before I was …

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Dec 15 2012

Enough Children Have Died

Enough children going to school, or out with their families, have died. Enough adults going to work, going out to eat, going shopping, going to the movies, have died. Enough people attending political rallies have died. Enough people have died. It’s time to have a serious conversation as to why the United States has so …

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Nov 19 2012

You Voted for Death

Dear Friend Who Voted for Romney: I’ve spent a week trying to process the fact that you voted for Mitt Romney. I still don’t know what those “conservative values” of yours are – you couldn’t tell me, and I can’t figure out what in the Republican Party platform you could agree with. I’m still hoping …

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Nov 14 2012

“She Had a Heartbeat, Too”

That is the phrase I want all of you “pro-life” people to remember: “She had a heartbeat, too.” And now she doesn’t, because people like you placed a doomed heartbeat above her own life. Look at the woman your morals killed. “She had a heartbeat, too.” Remember that. There is a life carrying that fetus …

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Nov 12 2012

People Have Always Had a Hammer Ready for Uppity Women

Since getting the Kindle Fire, I’ve been teaching myself the history I never learned. School wasn’t big on freethinkers (although they were big on paens of praise for the Founding Fathers – the real secularist ones, not the weird rabid Christian ones that only exist in right wingers’ heads). My education glossed the suffragettes. It …

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Nov 07 2012

Let Breathing Recommence

Thank you. This is your victory.

Oh, thank the people sane enough not to vote for Mittens. You know what, he’s not perfect, and he’s practically a Republican (the sort of Republican you might have found in the mainstream before Republicans lost their shit), but fuck it. Compared to the batshit bizarre fuckknobs now infesting the Con party, and the magic-underwear-wearing …

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May 15 2012

I Do Not Trust Edwina Rogers to Represent Our Interests

I’ve sat out the Edwina Rogers fiasco since the Secular Coalition of America announced they’d chosen her as their new Executive Director, waiting to see if my initial revulsion would pass. It hasn’t. I read the transcript of the interview she did with Greta Christina, and the entirety of her Ask Me Anything on Reddit, …

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