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I have a life you know.
Anyway I was part of this conference at the U.N. before they cleaned all the smoke off the walls and after the thrill of sitting in actual Ambassador chairs (Zimbabwe!) it was time for our box lunch (that's what they call a stale ham and cheese sandwich, a bag of potato chips, and a rather decrepit looking apple when they stuff it in a box).
Fortunately the soda was fresh and they had some club which was good enough for me before I went all low sodium (remember to order seltzer) because I don't much like the sweet stuff.
I lived in Florida for five years. Because I donated to and volunteered for Democrats in Florida, I find myself on about a billion different fundraising "activist" email lists. So it was no surprise to me that every Democrat running for something in Florida contacted me today to let me know that if I would just chip in $5 or $10 to help candidate X win election Y, they will "fight" to overturn today's SCOTUS verdicts.
But when I got this email from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist (the ex-Independent who used to be a Republican), my stomach turned:
Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We're a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we're not too hungover we've been bailed out we're not too exhausted from last night's (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in.
Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We're an outspoken, whip-smart, glittering (especially psychodrew) group of rebel lefties who hang out and croon, sip on martinis, pat ourselves on the back, rub elbows with the connected and the disconnected, and generally enjoy being ourselves and being with one another. At times we may get ouselves into some trouble because we can be as pointed as we are insanely charismatic. That's why you love us, that's why you keep coming back.
Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We're a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we're not too hungover we've been bailed out we're not too exhausted from last night's (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:30am (ET) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it's PhilJD's fault.
I'm probably more known for amplifying and sharing news stories. It is a lot easier to do so than to delve into the theory of gender. But every once in awhile, immersion into theory seems to be necessary.
So where did this start?
I got involved in a side discussion that started on Sunday in the diary, NO HEATHENS SERVED: "BECAUSE WE ARE BETTER THAN YOU."
I wish I could say that the discussion involved a Republican troll. But the truth is that not everyone who opposes the existence and fair treatment of transpeople is Republican. Some are even members here.