Saturday, January 21, 2017

On the OTHER hand...


...as someone said on Twitter, the fact that this was the first big meme of 2017 gives me a lot of hope!





Maybe you're one of the people who deplores violence, and thinks it is terrible to punch anyone, even a Nazi. I can certainly understand your position.

My position is we should not only punch Nazis, we should punch them two or three times, and then kick them when they're down.


Bad News, Y'all


This morning I woke up in a country where Donald Trump was president.

Now it begins.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Breaking News: Rod Dreher More Batsh*t Crazy Than Ever


Even his own Commentariat turn on him with this one.

"Obama Springs Transgender Traitor," he shrieks, and spends most of the post in an uncontrollable tantrum over the fact that Chelsea Manning is transgender.
This penis-having traitor suffers because people might not think she is a “real woman”. Think about that. Manning suffers serious psychological problems, and has tried to commit suicide. He should receive medical treatment — but not boobs grown at taxpayer expense on his traitorous breast, and not liberty for breaking his oath under arms.

Monday, January 16, 2017

But It's NATURAL LAW!


At least that's what the commentariat at Rod Dreher's place (and elsewhere) keep shrieking at us.




By "Natural law," of course, what they mean is "How I believe the world ought to be."

I used to sort of enjoy reading Rod Dreher's blog, and other Conservative and Moderate blogs, because they gave me a look at what people not like me thought, and what they believed. Since Trump's election, though, wow. It's just a gibbering hate-fest over there.

Anyone not precisely like them -- which is to say heterosexual, Conservative, their very own brand of Christian, cisgendered, educated to their precise level of education, and (very often) from their own region of the country has become not just the enemy, but not even human.

Two-minute hate? I wish. Non-stop hate.

ETA: See also this, over at alicublog.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

LOL


One of the fans of my kid's comic made this shitpost for it





It's perfect, and hilarious.

(It's only funny if you've been reading the comic -- sorry!)

Saturday, January 14, 2017

My Score


I only score 15 on this -- or sixteen, depending on how whether we count "immodest and rebellious women" as one point or two.


Gotta up my game.

(Stolen from Alas a Blog.)


Friday, January 13, 2017

Things I Like About My New Office


...v. Things I don't

It's my first real day in my new office, and the first day of the semester, sort of. (We don't start teaching until Tuesday, January 17, but today we have meetings all day. How I love meetings.)

Anyway, I arrived today at 7.30 a.m. to find that the key to my office door didn't work. That's one thing I don't like.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Whining



  • I have to go back to work on Friday -- sort of. It's the pre-school conference day. I don't actually start teaching until Tuesday. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Real Bubble...


...is the bubble of militant ignorance.

I've lived in Red States very nearly all my life. I was born just outside Seattle, in a trailer park, but we left there when I was three to move to New Orleans, to another trailer park.

Graduate school in Arkansas. First job in Idaho. Second job in North Carolina. Third job -- this job -- back in Arkansas.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

What I'm Reading (and watching) Now


I'm still tragically, dramatically sick, which means I can't do much besides lie on the sofa and whimper. Also blow my nose, emit hacking coughs, and read novels.

(I lie. I'm also writing. Each day I trawl up sufficient energy to write for at least two hours. Then I collapse.)

Anyway, I'm reading a lot. Also binge-watching a lot of Netflix.

Here's what I've been watching:

Friday, January 06, 2017

Snow!


We got about an inch and a half of snow here last night, which means that the entire NW Arkansas region has shut down entirely. Central Arkansas is getting more snow as we speak.

Snow day for my kid. I woke her at dawn with the news. There was much rejoicing.






Indeed, she promptly returned to bed, and is celebrating by sleeping until noon.

I'm drinking coffee and writing and watching my snowy yard be snowy.

I love snow days.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

My New Year So Far


I'm starting of 2017 sick as a dog. Somewhere at the end of 2016, I picked up a vicious cold -- probably in that horrible Motel 6 in Jackson, MS. Apparently it plans to never let me go.

I'm drinking plenty of tea and honey, and huddling under blankets. I may switch to tea and brandy here in a bit.

This does not bode well for the new year.

Grumble.

(See also this: Why 2017 will be a bad year)