COVID: I have not spoken about this for some time. Clearly cases are going up again and yes, hospitalizations, while still low, are trending up.
I am starting to see an uptick in mask use (indoors) and I’ll stick with mine for a good long while. Second booster: depending on what happens, I’ll try to delay that until fall, when I’ll be back in the classroom and (maybe) going to football games (the maybe is that I don’t know the future status of my back)
Roe a leaked document, confirmed to be authentic, says that the SCOTUS is likely to either overturn it or at least weaken it a great deal.
And OF COURSE you knew the reaction:
MEN: STFU. WE are ANGRY. And there will be gatherings, marches, protests angry speeches and …it won’t matter. (and of course, the usual “what about meeee…” coming from the “men get abortions too…” crowd. (transmen with the biology of genetic women)
Of course, things are rarely that simple: men are 50-42 in favor of “pro life” and women are 52-43 in favor of “pro choice”; the difference is not as great as some might think.
No, I am not going to protest or march: those things do NOTHING. What I will do is participate in get out the vote activities …because what we need most is a law from Congress, and to get that, we need our people in Congress to begin with. THAT might do some good.
Sigh..this will be difficult. All too many times, Democrats give exactly the wrong message. They think “these laws hurt people in demographic X” is somehow going to persuade people on the fence.
Reality: “the poor” are ..just not popular. No one wants to be poor and the idea that many of us are just an unfortunate incident away from being like them is too unpalatable to contemplate. Hence, the poor are instead resented.
So championing them will never pay off at the ballot box.
Democrats …just have no idea on how to market…none at all. We are awful at it.