I saw this earlier today. I wanted to share.
These men are blocking the street in front of the supreme court. Watch them explain why. EVERY MAN NEEDS TO HEAR THIS!
RETWEET THIS! pic.twitter.com/WWmejJ30AX
— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) October 5, 2018
Don’t have much else to add today. Except, get mad, then get involved, donate, canvass, or just encourage someone else. And then VOTE.
Time for bed now, as I am falling asleep in front of the computer.
Steep reporting in from LAS. Getting ready to take a red-eye back to Dulles. Somehow I ended up at the gate two hours early. I may have to go in search of a nosh and a beer.
Glad I missed most of the drama today while getting ready to leave. It is a black day, but we must look to what there is to be done in the days ahead.
Don’t know about anyone else, am cooking up a storm. Refuse to let what has transpired spoil the little enjoyment I can eke out from good things.
@Steeplejack (phone): Safe travels to thee good sir.
Tomorrow, I’m thinking almost nothing but college football and catching up on shows. Enjoying a three day weekend. And on Tuesday…staring at my computer talking myself out of looking at Dolt45’s return and exposing everything.
Staying up late but planning to canvass for two Reps this weekend We’re redistricted and George Scott may have a chance to throw Teahadi Perry (my former rep) on the street. My new district has a solid candidate, Jess King, running a long shot (538: 1 in 20 chance) campaign and I’ve met her and like her take on things, so I’ll be working for her Sunday.
This is a hell of a thing for an introvert. Or just hell.
ETA: I haz an edit!!!
@Steeplejack (phone): Ugh. Redeye. I took them fairly often flying east for Christmas from college, usually student standby (remember that?). The most notable one was a 747 from LAX to O’Hare that took every eastbound standby that night that didn’t find seats on earlier flights.
Last one was about 10 years ago from a college reunion when I planned to go to work the morning after. Tried to nap on the chairs at the intermediate airport before the final flight. I was toast when I landed. Never again.
LOL, glad I don’t have your temptations. Resist, the penalties aren’t worth it.
@Yutsano: @Steeplejack (phone): Yes, safe travels, and keep on keeping on. I signed up to phone bank for Heidi Heitkamp’s campaign tonight. That’s in addition to canvassing in MD-01. I don’t know if any of these efforts will amount to much but it’s important to put up a fight. (Fighting also keeps the depression at bay.) These fuckers have earned nothing less than are steadfast resistance.
@frosty: Oh there’s no way I would do it unless there was a seamless way to get me asylum right before I did it. And there’s too many pieces where that could fall apart.
@tobie: I will say this: women are PISSED now. And once the final vote happens tomorrow…that genie isn’t going back into that bottle. The Republicans might have just hit their Prop 187 moment nationally.
Edit note: it goes back to the old edit window eh?
@Steeplejack (phone): Have a good trip home.
I always opt for a late night takeoff from Maui when heading to the east coast. But then I’m one of those who can fall asleep on a plane before it reaches the taxiway, so long as have my trusty little magic pillow. Also less TSA tsuris outside of peak travel hours.
Also: Grassley needs a good female challenger. Or a myocardial infarction. I’m not picky about either.
I think he just got re-elected last year, so the old fart is gonna be on there a while.
Sister Golden Bear
@Steeplejack (phone): Safe travels.
Agreed. Unfortunately, after Prop 187 the Republican weren’t in a position to have the California Supreme Court play Calvinball in their favor, and I’m pretty sure some of them are salivating for Gilead.
I really am not sure about brandy at this moment. why is typing complicated?
The trick is to sleep on the terminal floor. You have to find a spot but that usually isn’t that difficult.
@Sister Golden Bear: Oh yeah there is that factor. Well if the Republicans keep tripling down we just keep pushing back harder. I might be tired but I’m not giving up.
Steeplejack (sky-high wi-fi)
Thanks, all. Tried to reply earlier, but I lost 4G as soon as I got on the plane. Just signed up for the dreadfully expensive in-flight wi-fi. Really helps the time go faster. This is almost like a regular late night, except no housecat sideboard and I’m wearing pants.
Now to catch up with the threads.
Steeplejack (sky-high wi-fi)
Bugger! Screwed up my e-mail address.
Thanks, all! Tried to reply earlier, but I lost 4G as soon as I got on the plane. Just signed up for the dreadfully expensive in-flight wi-fi. Really helps the time go faster. This is almost like a regular late night, except no housecat sideboard and I’m wearing pants.
Now to catch up with the threads.
I’d love to read about the men’s action at the Supreme Court. There are huge numbers of men who are fiercely supportive of women’s right to dignity abd respect in this society. They are pissed at men, and privileged conservative (far right), white women who protect abusive men. They know they have every reason to support MeToo and are angry with people who provide cover for the creeps.
Just ordered my November Is Coming T Shirt. I plan to be wearing it during the political work of the next month, and again in 2020.
I did something totally out of character for me this morning, so I don’t plan to be out in public again today.
I stopped by the Democratic Party table at the farmer’s market — maybe looking for solace with like-minded people? I was trying to figure out if I need to do any research before voting, so I asked if our judges list their party affiliation on the ballot. The youngish woman said they do, but thinks they shouldn’t have to because judges are impartial so it’s not relevant.
Totally out of character for me, I blurted out “Wake Up!” in kind of a sharp tone of voice. She responded with “Well, in my ideal world…” and I interrupted and said: “It’s not an ideal world – were you awake yesterday?” “Where were you in 2000?”
I have never done anything like that before – this is a whole new level of angry for me.
edit: Anger and tears, that’s all I’ve got at the moment.