After a basically funky month, I am tired. Work has been busy and bananas, as I lost an employee today, after the most bizarre manner of resignation I have yet observed. Not that I have the most experience. Anyway, I had to travel for work, and ended up in New Orleans during the week before Mardi Gras. That’s actually kinda fun. And I got beads.
Got sick on the plane ride home and it lasted through the beginning of the week. Really, I’m still occasionally coughing now, so I suppose it’s lingering. Anyway – because I needed so much sleep at the beginning of the week I was completely behind on my Blacking It Up/AfterBlack listening this week (I’m still not done). So a lot of news got to me in a short period of time.
And apparently it broke me.
In fact, I’m not altogether sure I wasn’t already broken earlier this year when my idiot friend proclaimed on FB that she doesn’t believe in Civil Rights legislation. But then there were 20 GOP debates, Newt dogwhistling everything, Santorum considered an actual real candidate, Arizona’s taking text books away from children, Texas wants to end affirmative action, and mother-effing Virginia literally wants to institute state-sanctioned rape in order to limit abortions. Yeah. Trans-vaginal ultrasounds involve the insertion of a wand into a woman’s vagina. There is no medical requirement that this (by definition) invasive procedure be performed prior to abortion. It is simply a law the VA state legislature wants to mandate for any woman planning to get an abortion in the state. Regardless of whether the woman wants the intrusion.
Coerced vaginal insertions = rape.
Just so you know.
This war on women isn’t even underground anymore. It’s freaking blatant as anything.
The racism hasn’t calmed down either, though. Some doofus called Whitney a stupid n-word, and two different racist videos from doofus high school students have been in the news this week. Not to mention the Linsanity business.
Newt’s moonbase is actually starting to sound good, right about now. Cuz Earth has too much crazy to be sustainable. Speaking of sustainable – I almost forgot about the Cult of the Green Dragon. Sigh.
Thanks to TWIBIU for keeping me informed. This was kind of a depressing news week, though…maybe next week I’ll eat candy and dream about unicorns or something.