Tuesday, October 11, 2005

The Bitch Is Back

Good morning, loyal readers.
I've returned from our weekend sojourn, and after 4 days away from most news, I'm catching up and trying to get the addled brain in gear.

While I'm generously applying the WD40, I invite you to have a read through Michael Reynolds' Why I Won't Drop It for an excellent reminder of why the gay marriage issue is important to all of us, orientation aside. I submit that anyone missing the points he makes is probably not bright enough to be voting to begin with.


Lily said...

Behold: the lung- maximized rocky mountain momma returns...

Cantankerous Bitch said...

While we were driving through Boulder and then up to Nederland, I kept hearing CSN in my head:

Almost cut my hair
It happened just the other day
It was getting kind of long
I could have said it was in my way

But I didn't and I wonder why
I feel like letting my freak flag fly
And I feel like I owe it to someone

Lily said...

He He..Wow are you the reincarnation of my ex and thats why we get along so well???? Actually, he went to Naropa in...Boulder! How 'bout that! He was into that song... hmmm...

Cantankerous Bitch said...

I might view that as a more positive thing if it weren't your ex I was emulating. :)~

Lily said...

Well you know what I mean...the song and Boulder thing just sounded familiar as does the writing peppered with profanity!! Perhaps I should have made distinctions about WHICH ex. This particular ex was and is a wonderful person but could not easily join me in suburban hell, claiming I was all about 'supposed to" thinking and I did not have the courage to live my own life. We are all works in progress and sometimes it comes down to our perception of risk. What price will we pay to speak out? Even yesterday on the phone with a reporter I started ranting and she said "Can I quote that with attribution?" and I paused... thought briefly about my name and the statement. Then said "Well- fuck it, yeah". But I paused, see? Sometimes we think being a parent means we must stuff ourselves into a drawer and be quiet. This guy felt that parents ought to scream even more! I had trouble living up to such high standards though. I was a working student with a kid- life was hectic and no, I could not 'walk the walk' every day because I was WORKING the walk. There is a line that must be drawn between what we 'think' a person should do to 'act' and judging another person's existence. We on the left judge people all the time for their limits. Why don't you read more? Why don't you march? Why don't you care? How can you sit there and do nothing? How can you feed that sludge to your baby? How can you..blah blah.. I've done it. It seems that "should" thinking is best avoided on ALL sides.
On the other hand, if parents do not speak up about toxins, pollution, safety issues, accountability, planetary destruction, blood for oil, nuclear weapons... irreversible threats to the unborn like depleted uranium poisoning... WHO WILL? This is the world we are handing to our kids. But preaching is perhaps not the best way.