Apr 13

New job, new schedule, overwhelming amounts of info…

Okay, I’ve got a new job that’s been quite the time-suck and so I’ve been neglecting you folks.

Here’s what I’ve missed talking about:

  • I’m mad as hell that President Obama is negotiating away Social Security and other social safety net measures. The congressional republicans will a) never think it’s enough and b) will use it to say that he’s attacking seniors.
  • I’m mad as hell that 13 states, including Virginia, have moved to make abortion harder to obtain while, at the same time, moved to eliminate the programs that a) reduce unwanted pregnancies and b) make responsible parenting possible.
  • I’m mad as hell that even after Columbine, Aurora, Newtown, Virginia Tech, etc., we are still having to argue about asking that people get flipping background checks before they are able to buy, sell, or trade for a flipping gun. Seriously, you’re going to make me get an internal ultrasound and wait seventy-two flipping hours before I can get an abortion if I need one and it’s too much to flipping ask that you put up with one flipping second of delay before you can buy a gun?¬† Well-regulated militia! The words have meaning! Look it up!!
  • I’m mad as hell that two more¬†girls who were gang-raped by people who flipping filmed the rapes and then distributed those films ended up being so harassed by people in their communities that they killed themselves. My friend Andrea talks about this much more eloquently than I ever could.
  • I’m mad as hell that Exxon seems to be able to just dump oil anywhere they damned well please and that they get to keep being one of the most profitable companies on the planet. Take all their money, and use it to clean up their mess.

What are you mad as hell about today?

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  1. YT

    I’m mad as hell that the wing nuts are acting as if Melissa Harris-Perry has said anything offensive or untrue in her Lean Forward ad. I hate Sarah Palin and the horse she rode in on.

  2. Andrea

    Let’s not forget that Exxon then gets to set the rules about which journalists are allowed to visit and photograph the mess they made. Is there a single law anywhere that should justify such a thing? “We don’t own this land and we may have permanently destroyed it and the people may technically have a right to know about it, however we’ve got lots of cash so we’re not going to let you stand on someone else’s property and take a picture of our oil even if they DID invite you.” Umm, what?

    Thanks for the link! :)

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