Short note here, since I haven’t posted a narrative for a bit. (I really promise that I’ll do a more thorough telling soon). But here’s the nutshell:
The world is going fucking insane. Egypt managed to kick Mubarack out on his ass. It remains to be seen if what replaces him is better. Fingers crossed an all that. But here in the US … holy shit. The republicans in congress have voted to defund Planned Parenthood, cut the NEA by 20 million this year (another 22 million are planned for next year), they’re trying to make it so hospitals can refuse to grant abortions, trying to change the definitions of rape, trying to change the term “rape victim” to “rape accuser” … and then there is Wisconsin. At this moment there are 14 Democratic Wisconsin State representatives in hiding in other states. In hiding. And this is to prevent the new Republican Governor and his cronies from pushing through a bullshit bill that would remove the ability for public employees to collectively bargain. They are in hiding to prevent a quoram and allow the governor (sponsored by a couple of billionaire businessmen) to bust the unions.
Also, I’ve been cut back to 30.5 hours a week. I bought a netbook. My four-wheel drive dumped out on my truck. And we’ve had another blizzard.
More later …