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Friday, March 27, 2015

We are just lucky

I have a whole new view of Miley Cyrus. Our governor signed the discrimination legislation yesterday – and Miley called him an asshole. I think she might have even thrown a twerk in his general direction.

The legislation has made news headlines across this great nation and has made many people unhappy – including me. But – there is similar legislation in other States – and given that Indiana is in the mid-west and is part of the bible belt one cannot expect too much in the way of liberal thinking.

We are just lucky they do not stone atheists to death.

There is a backlash and many business are putting stickers on their windows. The signs say ‘This business serves everyone’. I will protest – as will many others – by not entering premises that do not have this sign. That will teach them a lesson.

As I am going away for a week or so I have to prepare some meals in advance for Cate. Unless I do this she will live on sports bars and toast and vegemite. So I am in the process of making a bucket of Chili and a pot of sausage and bean stew.

I let Robbie loose on the first floor on Wednesday. Monika was both startled and intrigued and followed him round for a while as he beat and whisked and sucked.

I had to rescue him once when he got stuck between the three legs of a hat stand in Cate’s dressing room and could not get out. Other than that he is quite brilliant and I am astonished at the amount of stuff – mainly cat hair – that he collects.

My next report will be from Los Angeles where I will be immersed in the wonders of Disneyland. I am hoping that Mickey and Donald are there because I have always wanted to see them close up. With luck I will get some photos.



16 comments:

  1. We serve everyone in our business and don't discriminate against who can rent from us. We have had to reprimand a few employees and have asked a few customers to not come back. That's part of living in an ultraconservative part of the country. Our U.S. House district TX-13 has a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+32, the highest in the nation. I hear atrocious things at the community table of old men at the diner.

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  2. Have a great time, and thanks for your support!

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  3. I can be proud of my country in its official attitude to same-sex relationships. Of course there are rednecks aplenty, but they don't control the legislation, and they don't try to control my opinions. At the end of last year I went to my first same-sex wedding, and a very joyous occasion it was.

    I must have missed the post where Robbie arrived - what brand is he?

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  4. esb: The old white males are the biggest problem in America. I will change eventually.

    SK Waller: Thanks

    Alexia: Yes - Australia and the USA need to catch up. Robbie is a Rhoomba iRobot.

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    1. Oh - duh! I thought it was the dog.... :)

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  5. I saw that the Indiana congressional 7th district is represented by a Muslim, one of only two in the U.S. - progress.

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  6. I am hoping you don't change! hahaha

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  7. Glad you have joined the miley train. I wasn't a fan until I saw this awesome cover she did of a Dolly Parton song. Anyone who can sing that well and calls bigots assholes is alright by me.

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  8. Ah Disneyland. Wonderful place. My daughter said when we visited (with stars in her eyes), "Mummy, it really is the happiest place on Earth." I always weep when I tell that story. Have fun...

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  9. esb: I don't know how he slipped thru.And I am too old to change.

    freefalling: Right on - and watch the video Joelene

    Lenny: The video is fantastic. I now love her to bits.

    Sandy: I may weep with exhaustion. We shall see. Thanks.

    Keegan: I have friend who lives in Podunk.

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    1. Oh yes - I've seen that cover - it's excellent.
      I also really like the White Stripes cover too.

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  10. Finally, a state that is less progressive than Kansas! We will enjoy our new status (while it lasts). I read tonight that your governor had not anticipated the backlash the state received. Go figure.

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  11. I remember Punkin Head at Disney World when the parade was coming down Main Street, it was so much fun watching his excitement.

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  12. Wanderlust: Ah but we cannot match your Gov's total fuck up of the economy.

    Fmcgmccllc: it really is quite extraordinary how it captivates the children.

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