It’s the first day of the strike and I wish I could feel more sympathy for people who were offered the same raise everybody in New York has been getting. Thought people didn’t want to retire at 55 anymore. And baby it’s cold outside. Not like 1980
Two hours until strike deadline; and I spent all day online instead of doing all the things I should have been doing. I support the strike, but not the timing. Actually it might be very interesting. Kind of forced to stay in Manhattan over the holidays–and as the first night of Channakuah falls on December 25th it truly is. I could live with hanging out with my friends and their kids in a kind of relaxed atomsphere. They’re saying it could be a week. Then again, it might not happen, or just be for a day.
But damn this Christmas thing. Wrote a follow-up; “This is where my gratitude ends.” Read the comments if you have a chance. Especially H’s. I spent all morning looking up groups that were trying to debase The Talmud.
The Talmud. He brought in quotes from White Supremacy groups and such who claimed that they were Talmud experts. I left links to the real source, explanatory sites, interactive sites, but who cares about the truth when they can be prejudiced as hell.
I’m a cultural Jew. I know that there’s no such thing; I read Stephanie Rosenblum’s article in The Timeson
Anybody born to a Jewish mother is a Jew, no if’s ands or buts. I’m proud to be one. I’m proud to be part of a people who has lived through so many horrible things.
We’re not the people who H thinks we are, and damn I resent that. As I resent the commenters on Pandagon who fixated on the word “grateful,” and couldn’t understand why I’m grateful.
I’m grateful for the foresight that the founding fathers had. I’m grateful that they wrote that magnificent document The Constitution, and The Bill of Rights, and all the Amendments that have served so well to help us move forward.
I’m grateful for all of you and this amazing year. You did what therapy, my family and friends could never do; help me get past the worst time in my life.
I have a lot to feel grateful for, and people who persist on thinking that I have a slave mentality are sadly mistaken. They can’t understand why I’m grateful to “Deists and Unitarians” who made the Constitution. Funny but the Unitarian Society wasn’t formed until 1830.
It’s a known fact that every Diest and Unitarian was originally a Jew. There’s some truth to that, but…
I hope that you all realize that I don’t hate people for being part of any group. Except classless, as in rude. And yes I was in that thread but I was sick of trying to explain myself. I know that my post was clear as were my original comments.
There reached a point where I just wanted to be beyond snarky and in sick taste so I was.
I’m sick of this, and really really just want us all to get along and start fighting about Bush again, full time, if we’re going to be fighting. I don’t get accused of wanting to kill Christians. Belinda, if you’re reading this, I’m using the term Christian because that’s how it’s used on the Internet.
Do any of you, who have been reading Courting, think that I want to take away rights from Christians? Because I really don’t have the desire to. Almost all my best friends are.
They just announced that the strike is a definate possibility. Going to get into bed with my new patchwork comforter, and crisp pink blue and green striped sheets that look like a more starched Courting, and be transfixed by strike news.