After not posting in over two weeks, I’m fairly amazed that anyone is still visiting this site. But, there you are like mewing kittens waiting for a bowl of milk, or bored teenagers who will stare at a screen for countless, indiscriminate hours because the concept of wasted time is as foreign as life without texting.
Or, perhaps you’re here because you’re like a faithless bee, flitting from one carefree opinion and viewpoint to the next – blog to blog to blog to blog.
Because you keep showing up, a collection of ThreadingWater activities, thoughts and observations from the past two weeks in no particular order.
- Is Sarah Palin the ugly stepchild of New Wave Feminism’s embrace of “fun feminism” aka, serious and ridiculous discourse over whether or not one can be a feminist if they wear high heels and wax their legs? Seriously, if Sarah Palin can be considered a feminist by any standard, “feminism” needs to be redefined from within the movement, beginning with every woman’s right to a fully functioning brain.
- Campaign work is grueling. Long hours. Balky computers. Cramped, grungy workspace. The siren call of donuts, cake and cookies from the kitchen room down the hall. Barely tolerable coffee.
- I love it! Even the phone calling.
- Voted early, and so should you if you can. Your early vote will reduce lines at the polls on voting day and, if you are voting for the first time, an early vote will reveal any potential problems with your voter registration while there is still time to address the issue or issues.
- The latest polls look good. Reports indicate Obama’s campaign is flush with cash. Think there’s nothing you need to do during these last 13 days? WRONG. It’s OK to let the polls boost your spirits, but the polls only indicate that all of our hard work is moving voters in the right direction. This is not the time to stop our outreach efforts. Keep talking to people. Continue your campaign work. Offer to volunteer, especially during the last four days before the election. Keep making cash contributions if you can. Voter suppression efforts are very real on the part of Republicans and it will take a heap of cash to pursue legal efforts against them.
- The “L” word (no, not lesbian) shall not be uttered until November 5th. Do not even consider saying it aloud between now and election day.
Oh, and keep knitting. Just because.