Friday, October 12, 2007

Um, Time Warp?

In 2000, I was constantly peeved at progressives. Back then, the mantra was that democrats and republicans were the same, there was no appreciable difference between Al Gore and George Bush.

Now, everyone loves Al Gore.

And I keep hearing people say there's not much difference between Hillary Clinton and Republicans.

Um. Earth to everyone. Yes there is. And it's pretty darned substantial. And she's the only democrat in the field who is consistently polling as beating all of the republicans in a general. Can we stop convincing ourselves that she's either the same as a republican or unelectable? Actually, the thing that I suspect leads people to think she might be kind of like a republican are many of the things about her that also, frankly, make her electable. But whatever. Progressives, unfortunately my tribe, having been making me mad for years. By and large, it doesn't seem to me that we're a very pragmatic or realistic bunch.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

It's official!

I'm starting a new job on October 30 at Simmons College and I couldn't be more ecstatic! Woohoo!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Small Victories

"A Harvard student who plans to take her medical licensing test next week can have 60 minutes of extra break time to pump breast milk for her infant daughter, a Massachusetts appeals court said."

You know, until I was pregnant myself, I really didn't understand just how much changes in terms of how you're perceived, what assumptions even the most well-meaning of employers might make, and what you're going to need once the baby is born in order to breastfeed for anywhere near what modern science recommends for the baby's health.

I can't even begin to understand why this case had to be brought to court, and why the medical examiners couldn't just give her the time she needed to pump.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

26 Weeks...

So, um, I think I look pregnant now.