Layers & Politics: March 7th, 2012

Event: Work

Outfit: Gingham shirt & sweater & necklace: JCrew Factory; Cords: Gap Outlet; Boots: Hot Kiss via Famous Footwear

Not much to report here. Need to get my booty to the gym and knock out an evaluation and many progress reports tonight. I don’t usually mind progress reports much—I’d say I write them pretty speedily—but when you have 55+ plus to do? Sommmmehow it adds up to a lot of time.

Politics (okay, Rush Limbaugh and anyone ignorant enough to agree with a word he says) have been driving me a little bit crazy this week. Like, actually bringing my mood down, which is a little silly. In case you’re in the same boat, here’s Jon Stewart’s take on it. And Stephen Colbert’s. And, below, President Barack Obama reminding me for the zillionth time why I voted for him. Annnnd now I feel slightly better. Many thanks to Sandra Fluke for doing what was right, even if it put her under (ridiculous) personal attack. I honestly don’t come into contact with people who have ultraconservative viewpoints in real life….pretty much ever. Oh, bubble. Sometimes you get popped and it hurts.

“The reason I called Ms. Fluke is because I thought about Malia and Sasha and one of the things that I want them to do as they get older is to engage in issues they care about, even ones that I may not agree with them on. I want them to be able to speak their mind in a civil and thoughtful way. And I don’t want them attacked or called horrible names because they’re being good citizens.

“I wanted Sandra to know that I thought her parents should be proud of her, and that we want to send a message to all our young people that being part of a democracy involves argument and disagreements and debate. And we want you to be engaged, and there’s a way to do it in a way that doesn’t involve you being demeaned and insulted.”

— President Barack Obama, at a news conference today, invokes his two daughters, Malia and Sasha, as one of the main reasons that he decided to call Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke last week.

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~ by Elena Marie on March 7, 2012.

3 Responses to “Layers & Politics: March 7th, 2012”

  1. Love your stripes + gingham! As for the politics… wow. I have actually lost a few friends on Facebook over the last few days from what I am assuming is links to the aforementioned Daily Show clip (LOVE, so much) and women’s rights links. I don’t understand, how in today’s world, a woman can vote Republican. And don’t even get me started on Santorum… *he* makes me want to puke much as the separation of church and state makes him want to puke. I could go on, but I won’t! :)

    • Same!I never used to name a political affiliation or feel all that passionate one way or another…but I just can’t believe things like birth control coverage and gay marriage are even ISSUES in 2012. Just seems like COMMON SENSE and logic (which I realize is also rather close-minded of me. But…yeah…considering all the arguments against them keep revolving around religion and these are GOVERNMENT issues…I don’t have much understanding for the opposition!).

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