Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Confession Tuesday

It's Tuesday and I'm in a funk. That means this could be an interesting Confession Tuesday except I'm on serious time crunch. The kidlet is running track this season so I have a parent meeting. Oh, joy. Yes, that is dripping with sarcasm.

I'm also on the rag and yes, I said on the rag. I did say I was in a funk, remember. Unlike some of my peers, I find nothing even remotely affirming about having my period. I was going to write a long rant about periods, pads and tampons but I don't have time. Do check out some very cool discussions about the new book Flow at A Striped Armchair and Feminist Review, and the talk about the Diva Cup. I'm so serious about giving the cup a go.

Lastly, I have to leave Bedrock. Really. If I hear one more idiot talk about healthcare reform and their argument is clearly something they've pulled out of their backside because if they actually did any reading they'd know this plan is not about raising our taxes to support more welfare babies (Yes, someone actually said this today), I think I'll lose it for real. 2018, people. That's a eight years away and we know how our leaders can muck things up so before you get your panties in wad, remember the private sector and our leaders have plenty of time to either get it right or more likely fail to meet either camp's expectations.

May I make a ridiculously simple and obvious suggestion? Before you weigh in on a political debate, read, people. Read. Don't rely solely on talk radio or your favorite sports announcer, READ. You'll have a far better chance of saying something intelligent- okay for some of you, you'll have a better chance of saying something based on a modicum of facts instead of the dung that is multiplying everywhere you step.

*I might come back and edit this. LOL

9 comments:

Jessie Carty said...

I confess I had a good laugh and amen at your rant! I angling to google diva cup now!!

Ana said...

LOL. They'll get over it...
The problem is that these people do not read, not because they are illiterate but because "reading is going to ruin my eyesight" or so I was told once...

Kristen said...

I have to say I agree about not finding my period very affirming at all. More a regular pain the arse. But I too am seriously considering the Diva Cup. I even went online and found where I can get one. Don't you think Eva and the authors of Flow should get a commission. ;-)

April (BooksandWine) said...

Yeah, I hate my period. HATE IT.

That said, I agree 100% with your rant about people ranting about healthcare with their ill-informed opinions. I am avoiding facebook for that various reason, because I just know people are going to be illogical about it.

Jodie said...

Every month I almost write an I hate periods post and every month I resist, but ugh evil.

Your point about people needing to read reminds me of what the narrator of Cory Doctrow's 'Little Brother' says about how adults get their ideas from the tv and the newspapers.

Thinking Aloud said...

I too understand the need to vent about our "monthly". I am looking for an OB and can't seem to find one.
I think that someone told me they will be covered under the health bill unless plastic applicator lobbyists got that one thrown out :)

susan said...

"health bill unless plastic applicator lobbyists got that one thrown out"

LOL

MotherReader said...

I had CSPAN on in the background on the day the bill was being debated in the House, and when they took break CSPAN took calls from people around the country. Oh Lord, the people who called in to speak against the bill were so stupid. I can't even say ill-informed because they were just saying stupid things. Like being against the gov't health care - but personally being on Medicare. Or talking about it being bad for business, but admitting that they didn't have any health insurance because they couldn't afford it. And these were the people who thought that they had enough to say to make it worth calling into the show! Crazy.

susan said...

Crazy it is. A co-worker told me one of our State representatives in the Upper Peninsula was getting threats including a brick through his window.