Thank you for your patience while I skipped a couple of days due to my second vaccine. I cleared my schedule, got my second shot, and it turned out not to be so bad past the first day. (First shot was worse—possibly because I HAD covid last year and that was my second exposure.) But I took the time off anyway since I haven't had any from BOTH jobs since the pandemic began.
For years, I didn't count all the bite-sized chunks of writing I was doing on Facebook as "writing." But it's a post here and a post there, and sometimes I spend hours a day working on that writing, so it's high time I acknowledge that fact that it "counts."
Here is a collection of the best statuses (and a few of the most popular memes) from my public Facebook page over the period of March-1st through March-15th. (You're welcome to follow me there but read up in the Facebook FAQ [last question] if you want to send me a friend request.)
We have finally (mostly) caught up, so this will be the last Wednesday of a special post for these. We're going to go back to taking Wednesday off. (These posts will show up every two weeks but on some other day.) Of course, it's not TOO much longer before some of this pandemic chaos starts to ebb and I add Wednesdays right back into the mix, but at that time we're likely to have a whole different update schedule.
The idea that free speech cannot include the decision to STOP saying something is ridiculous. Not printing new books is NOT the same as burning the old ones, and books are taken out of print all the time for FAR more frivolous reasons. It's not like you can't see those images. It's not like those were the most popular of Seuss's books. Shit, I hadn't even ever heard of any of them. They're not Green Eggs and Ham and The Lorax.
And this is all pretty rich from the people who literally burn books, boycott artists, refuse to bake a GD cake, and cancel just fucking everything they don't like.
Some people don't realize that they're really just flat out, transparently, openly, not-fooling-anyone BEGGING to keep their racism.
Typically marginalized groups: "Okay, but the problem with relying on market forces—"
Conservatives: "MARKET FORCES! DON'T LIKE IT? VOTE WITH MONEY! INVISIBLE HAND! ~sings the national anthem at top volume~ OH SAY CAN YOU SEEEEEEEE……"
Companies: "Market research shows it's no longer profitable for us to produce bigotry. We're going to adjust to market forces by doing the absolute minimum to establish goodwill."
Conservatives: ~NAZGUL SCREAM~
I used to think the mayor/governor who wouldn’t listen to the science because it was “tourist season” was so hopelessly overdone and contrived.