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Will those conservatives never learn? « No Yelling
Silly House Republicans. They seem to think you can have both — that you can keep campaign promises and govern at the same time. They don’t seem to realize that there comes a time where you forget what you told your constituents back home while you were trying to get elected, and get down to the real business of governing.
Burris, David Meeks, Ed Garner, and the rest should be pardoned for an honest mistake. They think that doing what they promised they would do is part of the real business of governing.
Will those conservatives never learn?
This blog is written by a former college classmate slash current editor of a magazine I’m a staff writer for (but I haven’t written anything in several months). He and I have different political viewpoints mostly, but it’s fine because we’re mature adults and can discuss things without being hurtful. This particular excerpt is from an entry I agree with. His facetiousness is awesome, but the driving point in the entry is that politicians keeping campaign promises is a good thing.
Even if I don’t agree with the platforms of any given politician, once they’ve been elected, I shouldn’t hate them for standing firm on doing what they’d campaigned to do. I think we’ve gotten to used to politicians who don’t do what they promise that we’re offended if politicians do what they’ve promised.
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Proposed law: Women get death if they miscarry
“Suffer not a witch to live” reads Exodus 22:18 in some translations of the Christian bible, and while religioustolerance.org offers a wonderful article about what this actually means and how people misinterpret it today, there are many people in this country (USA) who still take it to mean that a witch should die.
One would think that such thinking has no place in our modern society, but Google witch + miscarriage and see how many forum posts of women blaming some phantom witch (usually old) for their miscarriages. Most of the women, probably, are merely repeating the “witches cause miscarriages” thing because it is something they heard before and they don’t realize that it can be offensive. They probably wouldn’t actually go on a witch hunt for that “old witch.” And most people probably wouldn’t tell a woman who has just suffered a miscarriage that she, herself, had something to do with it, whether physical, metaphysical, paranormal, or whatever else.
“A Georgia lawmaker is promoting a bill that would hold a woman legally responsible for a miscarriage, and could result in a death penalty for the would-be mom:
However, I’ve yet to meet a woman who truly wanted to have a miscarriage. I have met women who regret abortions; some felt forced into the decision in some way, others say they weren’t thinking about whether they’d regret it later. Most would agree that it was a decision process for them.
I accepted my biological father’s add request just now; apparently he created a new facebook page today and sent me a request. One of my main reasons for blocking him before was so he couldn’t see pics of my girls, but since I’ve been photoblogging lately, that point is probably moot.
If you’ve been with my blog from the beginning (heartchasms.blogspot.com circa 2005) you’ll remember the entries I’ve done discussing my “daddy issues.” I would be a “bad mother” if I put my girls at risk, knowing what I know. But for the sake of my young siblings, I really want to believe that he’s a changed man.
His wife is nice; she posts about him on facebook all the time, about their loving marriage and their happy children. From the outside looking in it’s the picture-perfect modern American family. I honestly, really, truly, want that to be the case. If my siblings are growing up with the childhood I never had, that is wonderful. Some small part of me, that tattered inner child, would wrongly be just a little bit jealous, but most of me would be very very happy for them.
My girls don’t know “grandfather.”
Luna has met my current father-in-law (husband’s step-father since he was a teenager) but not his biological father (who passed away before I met husband); we don’t have issue with her calling him “Grampa” or any derivative, but she was too young to keep the word in memory the last time he was here and she hasn’t talked to him since.
I was pregnant with Luna the last time I spoke with my step-father, the man who raised me and (though some of my hostility towards him was not undeserved) was a mostly great influence on me and didn’t get the respect he probably deserved for taking on his brother’s broken children all those years ago. We had a falling-out in my third trimester and he told me to never speak to him again; I unfortunately took his words to heart. He died last year.
It was at his funeral that Luna met my biological father for the first time. The meeting was not intentional. I had planned to leave husband and Luna or just Luna with husband’s family while I went to the funeral services, but it just didn’t work out that way for various reasons.
Luna has never met a stranger in her life. She wasn’t immediately drawn to her genetic grandfather, but she also didn’t seem afraid of him. Still, I cannot leave the girls alone with him. I cannot send them on weekend visits. I cannot let go of the things toddler-me went through.
So I did accept his add request today. I had only stopped talking too him during my pregnancy with Luna, for the reasons mentioned above. We’ll see if we can both be adult in our online interactions, and I’ll avoid discussions that require me to tactfully bow out of in-person interaction that involves my children…