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Blogging even less

Since Livejournal went the way of POTUS45, by which I mean, under total Russian control while pretending everything is the same as it’s always been, I’ve not been able to read anyone’s stuff. Drag. As a result, I spend even less time in the bloggerverse than I had been. Plus, Facebook is where everyone is. I mostly use this space for long rants or things I want to keep easy access to. Anyway, writing for a living makes me want…

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Racism? Maybe not always…

Heated discussions with outspoken feminists often make me more angry and frustrated than trying to talk sense into DJT apologists. Maybe it’s because I expect more from those who claim to be “woke.” Maybe it’s because I presume that “being reasonable” means thinking pretty much like I do. A blogger I enjoy posted on Facebook comparing Bill Cosby’s treatment in re: his many rapes, with Bill O’Reilly and his allegations of sexual harassment. Their claim was that these two men…

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Livejournal: Now Under Russian Control.

As many of you know, I’ve been blogging at Livejournal since 2002. When they sold their site to Russians who gave far less control over content, I started blogging at Dreamwidth and cross posting to LJ instead. I’ve always continued to read at both places, and to make sure my own posts make it there. I have a pet conspiracy theory about Russia and our internet. It’s one that seems increasingly true the more things happen in the world with…

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Conspiracy? Yes, please!

Remember when Archie Bunker and his ilk called hippies “pinkos”? That’s because liberal-scum-types were supposedly tinged by the foul redness of communism. Russians used to be the bad guys. Their government restricted information, kept its people in poverty to preserve a ruling class, and generally did all the stuff you read about in Animal Farm. Or Red Dawn But…now xenophobic Drumpf supporters suddenly think Russia is awesome.Just what the sam hell crap is up with THAT?!? Remember when Russians bought…

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Racism: More than pointy hats and N-words

Like many of you, I have a family. And within that family, there are a wide range of people who believe things I think are patently batshit. My favorite Aunt told me she’d never vote Bernie because “he’s a socialist.” I have a cousin who swears the min wage shouldn’t be raised because it mostly applies to kids working part time, and that Citizens United is a “free speech” issue. I enjoy spirited debates when I encounter beliefs like that,…

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Hootsuite

I realized something today. I use Hootsuite, which means I set up social media posts to go live up to 4 weeks in the future. I do this for my own accounts, and also accounts for The Horror Within. Mostly, this is so I can spend a little less time on social media while remaining connected–and so my posts can go live when other human beings are awake and reading. This does lead to awkward moments though. Like when say,…

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Access Makes Some People Evil

When I was a kid, if you really wanted to talk to one of your idols, it was a long process. You had to find their fan mail address, which could be very difficult if not impossible. Then you had to hand write a letter, find a stamp, get it mailed (at a mailbox), and wait…and wait…and wait…for a response that might never arrive. When I was a kid I wrote letters to Charles Schulz, Donald J Sobel, Dr Suess,…

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Dammit, Facebook

Remember last summer when Facebook decided I was a liar with a fake name? I had to go through all this bullshit of sending IDs, having them ask for more, sending more, having them tell me they couldn’t read what I’ve sent (despite it being perfectly legible). Eventually, they told me everything was fine. It wasn’t. I notice too that Photobucket deleted my screencaps of my Emails with Facebook people. I presume they’re in cahoots. Days later, I was again…

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Did Funzo Just Say “Hurt Everyone?”

I finally, at long last, have my proper medication in hand after being more than two weeks without it. As of last night though, my psyche was pretty much broken. I was within a breath of telling H to “shut the fuck up and stay away from me,” which is simply not how we speak to each other. But my brain was broken. In weirdness news, I learned that there’s a way to report people who steal your Tweets. One…

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Don’t Blame the Box

Every now and then, someone will express surprise to me that I have this person or that person as an online friend, despite them spouting unpopular views or having strong opinions I don’t agree with, or even doing shitty things like posting spoilers on purpose. But people who know me well know that I enjoy dialoging about tough topics–especially among those with whom I disagree. I don’t want my life to be an echo chamber of shit I already agree…

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