05 June 2009

it would seem

that post-deleting is in my nearer future than my move to dc...


01 June 2009

changing winds and all

but it doesn't mean i won't let out a giant sigh of relief if the right job doesn't come along...


all signs point east

it would seem that the winds have changed. i'm not sure how, when, or why, but i will go to washington if the right job comes along...


31 May 2009


i've spent the morning catching up on the news, reading about and watching republican pundits squrim on the heels of gingrich's claim that scotus nominee sonya sotomayor is a racist. this is unbelievable to me. those who oppose her nomination have an argument that's sunk to claiming it's wrong for a person's background and upbringing to have any impact on their world view and life and judicial decision making.

if you think for one second that growing up female, in the midwest, with a single mom, and being permanently disabled in a tragic accident in high school doesn't impact every decision i've ever made, you're an idiot. and if you think your upbringing hasn't molded who you are and the decisions you make today, you're a fool. and if you think judge sotomayor's life as a the daughter of puertan rican immigrants, living in the bronx projects, with a single mom doesn't impact who she is and opened the eyes through which she'll judge and decide, you're blind. and if you think it shouldn't, you're the racist.

if justice be blind, justice cannot hit the mark.

the end.


meeting in the middle

i went to fresno out of obligation. it was most certainly a self imposed obligation, as i felt it important that i be there. i believe in marriage equality because i believe in equality, the end. i fight for this particular piece because i have to, because if i don't, the fight has one less warrior. and that is unacceptable to me.

because it is unacceptable to me that, in this day and age of america, people can still look at one another and believe they are better than the other because of race, religion, socio-economic background, and sexual orientation. (but i definitely think it's okay to think i'm better than racists, people with closed minds, and those who choose to be dummies.)

but 'meet in the middle' was really boring. there were too many people giving too many speeches that said the same thing over and over and over. and sadly, many of the speakers highlighted the same divisive rhetoric that lost prop 8 in the first place.

despite my criticism, it was a great first effort. setting it up in fresno, "in the middle", at city hall, made a statement that attracted a lot of activists. and i applaud the organizers for making this happen. but next time, an event needs more entertainment, less preachy (see boring) speeches, more booths, more _food_, and when you've asked activists to march for 14 miles, how's about you offer them a small bag of fruit, cheese sticks, and a muffin so they won't die? next time...

the worst (and perhaps best, depending on the direction assumed today) part though, is that it was made abundantly clear yesterday that the LGBT community remains in dire need of new leadership. the good news is that if anyone is paying attention, the new leadership is rising, speaking, and running for office.

i can only hope that the leaders of yesterday who may not yet recognize that their fight has been lost, will open their eyes and step aside for the brave new leadership who sees that more hearts are won with honey than hatred.