Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Still Alive

But, you guys, I think the last two years have made my head actually explode.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Mother and Daughter

6 year old Carrie Fisher watches her mother

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The first, most real princess of my life has passed away.

As she wished to be remembered, she drowned in moonlight, strangled by her own bra.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Still with them

With them before and with them to the end. Today because Senator Kaine said, "Why don't you trust women?"

Monday, August 29, 2016

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

I'm With Her

Congratulations, Madame Secretary

Friday, June 03, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016


2016 is really harshing my mellow.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday, January 15, 2016

Not good news

Efforts to plug Porter Ranch-area gas leak worsened blowout risk, regulators say

This is concerning. Especially for someone (me) who works less than two miles away from the leak.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Domestic. Terrorists.

Large Group Of Armed Militia Members Take Over Federal Building

I say cut off the water and electricity to these domestic terrorists. Barricade them in. No one in, no one out.
2016 certainly is kicking off.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This is crazier than the demon sheep video

What in dog’s name is this new Carly Fiorina video?

This is real. It's not a Funny or Die video or The Onion. It's a real thing she did!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Monday, November 23, 2015


Trump supporter tells CNN: ‘I’d get beat up’ at a black church so black activists deserve it at Trump events

First of all, this person is a disgusting artifact.
Second, I seem to remember a white man walking into a black church, praying with the congregation. And then opening fire with a gun and killing nine people.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fox News jr

CNN Reporter Suspended Two Weeks For Tweet Expressing Sympathy Toward Syrian Refugees

Absolutely disgusting reaction by CNN. Ms. Labott has been treated shamefully by CNN's management.

Bunch of cowards

I got this image from Daily Kos. 'Cause I'm too lazy to type it out. I'm ashamed to see so many Congressmembers from California on the list.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Joined in peace

image courtesy of Kristian Labak

Friday, September 25, 2015

That was unexpected

John Boehner to resign as speaker, leave House

Definitely not the news I expected to wake up to this morning.

Monday, June 29, 2015

No one is surprised.

Justice Department faults Ferguson protest response

I could go on about rampant police abuses. But I don't need to. Read the article.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Most Badass Woman in America Today

Sick Of Waiting, Woman Takes Down South Carolina Confederate Flag Herself

Way to go, Bree Newsome!
I'll post information about a defense fund once I find it.

edit: Here's the indiegogo link: Bail for Bree Newsome

Monday, May 25, 2015

New cover, fabulous book

One of my very favorite books by one of my favorite authors is getting a new cover. If you're interested in trying out a fantastic, fun, and wonderful book, you should try it out.
Check out Nalini's website for more info on her books.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Excellent voting news in L.A.


This is excellent news. These off year elections generally have terrible turnout. This move should definitely help.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Racism isn't getting better in this country

You know I'm not lying. Things in this country are as bad if not worse than they've ever been.
And you know it's true.

I've been pretty lucky in my life in this country. Growing up, I have to say, I don't remember too many overtly racist incidents directed my way. I remember when my Girl Scout troop disbanded, to find out later that the troop leader really did not want a "brown girl" in her troop. And I know that's not the Girl Scout way. There were other things during my growing up years. Now and then my mother reminds me of things that happened that I'd forgotten. Let's say nothing that I've allowed to define my life. I know many people who've had it much worse than me.

A self indulgent way of saying I've had it pretty good? Almost definitely.

But in the last few years I've seen things getting worse. Casual remarks by people thinking they could get away with it. Petty things they expect on one to notice.

And in the last two weeks I've been the receiver.
I have to talk about them here so they won't run around my head like rabid weasels.

Two weeks ago, I was crossing the parking lot, to go into the grocery store. Not really paying attention to who was coming or going. After all, it was the middle of the day. I saw a man walking toward me but he didn't impinge on my conscious. Until a wad of spit landed about an inch from my shoe. And then I actively heard what was coming out of his mouth: "You whore." "Bitch." "Go back to where you came from." "Animal whore." It went on.
Hard things to hear.
Even harder not to react.
What am I supposed to do? Believe me, it's very hard to realize you have to go back to work and work the entire rest of the day, thinking about it.
Which is what I did. I walked around his spit without flinching. Didn't give him the satisfaction of seeing me cringe away from the words and walked into the grocery store, did my shopping, and went back to work.
I tweeted about it when I got back to work. Had a pretty lively discussion on Facebook.
And have tried to put it away.

Yesterday, something else.
I should give some back story.
LAUSD send out magnet school applications for middle schoolers in mid-September. The applications have to be turned in by mid-November. We get the applications sent to us at the library. Usually English and Spanish. And the English ones go quickly.
People usually grab the Spanish ones towards the end. Or apply from the LAUSD website.

Yesterday morning, within five minutes of opening, a woman came to the desk with one of the Spanish language applications in her hand. She smacked it down on the desk and said, "I only speak English, as is proper for an American, why can't I have an English application in this Englsh speaking community?
I kid you not.
It got worse.
"Why can't you dumb brown people give me what I want?"
"You're too stupid to understand how important this is."
Really, lady? I am smart enough to know that 14 Novembre 2014 in Spanish is November 14, 2014 in English. And the application due date. Whic h you missed.
More from angry lady. "Damn brown people coming illegally to this country and taking all the jobs. None of you following the law. And all of you getting ahead."
It was like watching a live version of Fox News.
"This is an English speaking community, you shouldn't have any of these other languages."
It is, in fact, not.
It's probably a good thing she didn't notice the voter registration forms in Chinese, Vietnamese, Hindi, and Spanish. I shudder to think what that would have brought on.
I told her to leave. Politely, but definitely with tone. Because the branch was full of "brown" people. People like me. And small children.
And I don't have to put up with it.

So no, it's not getting better.