A short political non-rant

Sorry for my absenteeism. My head has been firmly planted in my manuscript’s ass. Well, if a manuscript had an ass. I guess not, really. But what this means is, I haven’t been posting to my blog and when my son says, “Mommy, I’m thirsty,”  I reply, “Just a minute. Mommy is trying to hide a body in a locked-down prison.”

Therefore, my blog has been as neglected as my housework. The dust is impressive around here, by the way. My daughter thinks Tinker Bell has been leaving fairy dust. I encourage this fantasy. Keep it coming, Tink.

The upside to the constant distraction of a book playing out in my head is not thinking about the election. I try to avoid politics because I hate the feeling of something so far removed from my control. But I know I can’t keep ignoring what’s going on. Especially this year. Equal pay for women is still up for debate. Planned Parenthood is under attack. Sandra Fluke was met with Rush Limbaugh’s terrible “slut” comments on the air for standing up for birth control funding, and he was not denounced by his affiliated party.

If women do not stand up for themselves, we will be pushed back into the 1950’s.

I made this promise on my inaugural blog post on October 14, 2011: “I’ll keep my political views to a minimum.”  So, I’ll stop with my political not-so-much rant because I don’t want to be a big fat liar. I encourage you to do your research this year, please. We have to fight for each other. Our daughters are watching.

6 thoughts on “A short political non-rant

  1. Penni Jones September 18, 2012 / 2:49 pm

    Thanks, Lisa! I always love to hear from you.

  2. ash September 19, 2012 / 11:00 pm

    by the way, sandra fluke wasn’t asking for ANY government sponsorship for birth control. she was just asking for the insurance she PAID for to provide the same discount that they would provide for something like, let’s say, viagra!!! off my soap box now.

  3. geezergirl1 October 4, 2012 / 12:18 am

    our daughter’s are not only watching they are who we need be sure going back to the ’50’s’ never ever happens. eek. I’m going to imagine some serious goodness and send so lightening bolts of integrity out there to those crazy MoFo politicians. They need all the Light they can get to find there way to a Better Way.

  4. Penni Jones October 4, 2012 / 1:54 am

    Some of the sound bites from recent months would be laughable if they weren’t so damn scary! Please send Light, my friend. Spread your goodness!

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