I seriously am. I got a call from my boss last Monday, telling me that we have to finish up a project by Friday and it hadn’t really been started yet. They admitted that they were putting off bringing me up to speed because they kept thinking they’d be done in such a short time that training me would be pointless.
So much for that.
Anyway, I’ve been working 16-hour days for the last seven days, and I can finally take a break for an evening to complain to you good people. I don’t know if the shit’s going to hie the fan on Monday, but for the time being, I’m free.
And of course, wouldn’t you know that as soon as I am kept from posting on a daily basis, all sorts of interesting things start happening. Rush Limbaugh absolutely lost his mind over a woman testifying to the Democratic members of the House of Representatives over the accessibility of hormonal birth control under private insurance, calling her a slut and demanding sex tapes. As a result, companies are finally pulling their ads from his show. I was actually beginning to wonder if such a thing were possible, considering all of the other stupid shit he’s said over the years. Better late than never, I guess.
Andrew Brietbart and Davy Jones both died suddenly, and so I’ve been having Monkees songs stuck in my head for the last several days. Like this one.
Hey, Maryland legalized same-sex marriage! It was essentially a done deal beforehand and I already commented on this issue here, but I just wanted to mention that it’s now official.
The Senate also blocked the Blunt Amendment, which would have allowed any employer to hide behind religion to deny employees’ access to whatever health services they want. Oh, religion … if you were any other belief system, your followers would be called lunatics or sociopaths …
And then there’s this, thanks to American Atheists, who are broadening their reach from almost exclusively Christians to the more tight knit communities of Jews and Muslims:
Dave Silverman, the president of American Atheists, said the signs are intended to reach atheists in the Muslim and Jewish enclaves who may feel isolated because they are surrounded by believers.
“Those communities are designed to keep atheists in the ranks,” he says. “If there are atheists in those communities, we are reaching out to them. We are letting them know that we see them, we acknowledge them and they don’t have to live that way if they don’t want to.”
I heard someone ask earlier this week why atheists “pick” on Christians so much. Really, you get what you give. They’re the ones trying to get other people to live by their standards. On the other hand, you don’t see Jews trying to legislate their morality or dietary restrictions on us … and the GOP is collectively hurting themselves trying to prevent the dastardly-evil-yet-oddly-nonexistent specter of Sharia law from taking over the United States. So yeah, Christianity is the big problem here.
I would personally love to see – in any state or city that has prayer as an integral part of their schools “heritage” – the Muslim community take advantage of this to get equal time for their prayers. Or maybe they should have the creation myths of the Koran taught in biology class. Hell, maybe that would be the wake-up call these folks need to realize that the kind of laws they’re passing would apply to any religion … even the “heathen” ones they don’t think are real.