Saturday, August 31, 2013

Labor Day Weekend

August has been so hot that I'll be glad for the cooler temperatures to arrive with autumn. I'm also thankful for the holiday on Monday since I've been working overtime lately.

I'm still trying to finish my neverending AD fic set in season 4, but it gets so angsty and depressing that I need some relief, and to remember when Michael and Gob had happier times. I did discover a nice post on "Best Man for the Gob" on AD Meta tumblr which highlights their special relationship. I'm still trying to figure out Tumblr, but I love the Gob/Michael pics as well as the discussions on Gob's issues with family and sexuality. He really is a fascinating character.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hope for Texas

Well some good news for voting rights on this 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The DOJ is suing about the Texas Voter ID law, and joining the redistricting lawsuit. Maybe we can save this state after all.

I suppose I'll get on the bandwagon of Wendy Davis for Governor now. It's not that I don't like her, but I'm pessimistic about her chances given how fucked up Texas is. But if Voter ID and redistricting can be fixed, then maybe she and other Texas democrats have a real chance.

In the meantime I'm going to see that Butler movie which is supposed to feature the civil rights movement.