The fundamentalists were right: book learnin' gave me all sorts of ideas. feminist | bi | agnostic theist Christian humanist | bitter
Nov 2, 2020 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
I found out yesterday my grandmother is a Trump supporter, and this latest revelation is forcing me to acknowledge something about many Trump supporters, generally speaking:
I've seen a lot of Trump supporters getting upset about people "cutting people off" because of "politics."
And honestly that's just ... really revealing.
For me, finding out you support Trump signals a *rupturing* difference in values.
For them, there's nothing new happening.
Jan 23, 2020 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
I have so many *thoughts* about the primary but I'm going to stow most of them at least for now and focus on something I don't see people talking about much:
...we're not really voting for a policy platform.
Yes, POTUS has legislative goals, and I get wanting to make sure you're at least roughly on board with it. But in the end the only thing POTUS does with most legislation is sign it or not. Pretty sure all the credible candidates would basically sign the same bills (w/ exceptions)
Jan 30, 2019 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
So the governor of South Dakota, apparently without prompting and with no explanation, asked the State Affairs office to write a bill getting rid of the assessment provision in the SD's homeschool statute.
This is bad.
South Dakota is one of precious few states (it's 1 of 10) that has any kind of assessment provision that can actually be enforced, and it's minimal. Currently, homeschool students in SD take a test in grades 4, 8, and 11. Here's the part that makes SD one of the better states:
Me, watching the second half of the "Reflections: A #GC2Summit on responding to sexual harassment, abuse, and violence"
oh goddess they're singing again
Dec 13, 2018 • 56 tweets • 23 min read
Me today, watching the #gc2summit on #churchtoo:
Kicking this thing off by singing the lyrics of "Amazing Grace"- a song about the repentance of a middle passage slave trader- I think is going to be pretty emblematic for today.