Archive for November, 2012

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November 29, 2012

Saturday Morning
November 10, 2012

I was supposed to go over to Minnesota with my husband this morning  and when I woke up, he was gone. I’m really surprised. I hope he comes back soon.  In the mean time I’m watching videos and listening to some philosophical arguments. I have a BBC program to watch, their rendition of Thomas Hardy’s Tess. It has a longer name than that. 

I was informed this morning that my son has passed his GED! I’m so excited. Maybe we’ll go out and celebrate later. We’re just back in the country and already we’re raring to go. I thought it would take longer frankly. The two of us need to go take the driver’s test and get our licenses, too. Once that’s done, I’m going to feel like we’re definitely back in the states.  I’m not looking forward to the insurance rates, though. 

Ok, off to pamper my emotional neediness. 

Strange goings on
November 9, 2012

So last night was my first real sleepless night here, the kind where I was up with anxiety and not feeling normal. I didn’t have anything I was worried about, I’m referring to a physiological anxiety. My only worry mentally was that I was not sleeping. It’s almost like a half panic state. So after dawn I was able to get sleep, but still had that feeling that I was not sleeping and was worrying about what was wrong with me. 

My next worry was that I would sleep all day to make up for it, but no, I got about four hours of sleep and getting up seemed fine. Who knows what will happen tonight. 

I’m currently reading/listening to.. Team of Rivals the book about Lincoln that Obama loves. So far there is nothing earth shattering about it, but I can see how it could make Obama feel special and inspired. He’s definitely got some things in common with our most celebrated president in history. 

I’m hoping not to get depressed, because when I have sleep issues,, I feel like I let my family down. 

Maximum Big Surprise
November 6, 2012

So a few days ago I was reminded once again not to post on the internet after drinking. I’m referring to facebook and stating my opinions in a less that subtle, too obnoxious kind of way, and then regretting it for days afterwards. 

I really think I should pick a lane and drive in it. Either stand by your obnoxious-ness, or don’t do it if it’s going to bug you so much. So.. verdict. NO posting after a few beers. 

 

On to today. Today is election day. My husband has probably never hit a person in his entire life, but would if someone tried to suppress his vote today! Watch out! He will make his mark as a Democrat in South Dakota. Actually it’s very likely there is no funny business going on at the polls here, this state is so red, I don’t think they worry for one second about it. I hope democrats here don’t feel like their vote doesn’t matter… I hope they show up to be counted. 

I have some ideas for future political activity. I would like to see a movement take place, a HUGE meme campaign that gets republicans to tell their elected officials that they WILL NOT tolerate voter suppression. 

I know quite a few republicans, and if we can get them past the embarrassment phase and into the “Hell no I don’t support that” phase, almost all the republicans I know would go for it. I am also pushing on facebook for ‘come on republicans, send a message you want a more moderate party’  

There are lots of people embarrassed by how right wing it is. I liked a page called “republicans for choice”, which is a pretty small page, but there are pro choice republicans out there. And there were quite a few first lady republicans that were pro choice, I posted that graphic.

Pro choice is more controversial, but being anti voter suppression is a slam dunk. I think I’m going to make some calls to some strategists and see if someone can get that going. It can start with a commercial with republican voters testimonies that they are appalled by voter suppression. There can be phone campaigns and polls taken and reported in the news, etc. You know… however stuff gets spread. They need to send a message to elected officials they DO NOT LIKE IT and will not tolerate it. etc.

This can be done. 

You know, this type of crap has gone on long before 2000 and the democrats did not scream about it, and the news barely covered it. Greg Palast covered it. (He has a free book out now btw) . This should be something that was handled over ten years ago. I don’t think I should have to hear about the problems from alternative news sources. 

Also, before I forget, We DO have moderate republicans now a days. They are democrats. But that’s not doing anyone any good, because people are voting along party lines and listening to Fox Noise.

Time to get another cup o joe and hob knob with republican friends and family on facebook. I am very careful about what I post, it’s very informational. What I was talking about at the outset was on a feminist facebook page, that didn’t involve people I know. I was bitching about people’s obtuse tossing of the word “choice” like it’s “freedom” and needs no context or qualifiers. 

Gee THAT’s what I should have said instead of “FUCK YOU” etc. drunken spiel, etc.