I took a couple of days off of work around my birthday (which was last week) where I fully intended to get Really Angry about something and write a blog post about it.
There’s actually been a few issues I’ve been Really Angry about that just never quite culminated into blog posts for a variety of reasons, mostly work-related (day job AND writing/editing.)
I guess if my excuse for not writing is writing, things could be worse.
Things I didn’t post about that I should have:
- RWA’s exclusion of LGBT fiction and writers from their contest which they would rather remove than allow LGBT fiction in–this isn’t a new subject and I’m not a member. I’m not a member because I hate giving money to groups that encourages bigotry. Especially when they’re all up in your face about it. I don’t always have the opportunity to control where my money goes, but when I do, boy howdy, they ain’t gettin’ it. I know a lot of LGBT writers are members of RWA and are fighting the good fight from within. They even have a Rainbow Romance Writers group. I lack the intestinal fortitude to live in the lion’s den. I admire those who do. Even when I think I might be able to manage it without turning into Wowbagger, the Infinitely Prolonged, I can’t help worrying over what nefarious purpose my discretionary income is being put to.
- On that topic, for whatever reason, when I gave money to the Courage Campaign (you betcha Prop 8 is unconstitutional–it’s not even a matter of supporting gay marriage–it’s the CONSTITUTION), they asked for the name of my employer for compliance. Compliance to what? I said I didn’t work anywhere. I wasn’t asked about my employer when I gave to Planned Parenthood.
- And on that topic, Susan G. Komen can suck it, too. Thank whomever needs to be thanked that I have not had cancer, but friends of mine are survivors (and some didn’t survive) and so that’s a charity I gave to. When I was in college, Planned Parenthood was there for me. I didn’t have need of their more controversial services, but I vowed that I would get myself in a position to repay them. And I have. I had given to SGK with the understanding that some of that would filter down. I know there was a resignation and things were cleared up, but frankly, I don’t trust them anymore. Someone hired that woman.
I had other things on my mind but while they’re topical to an extent, they’re things I can probably explore without the pressure of time passing. Indefinite detention is indefinite.
My new favorite site may be Wonkette. If you like your US liberal politics with a heavy application of snark, you have a home now.