I overslept and missed the ”magic window” this morning. Now, the truth is that I am on summer break and there should be no such thing as over-sleeping, but the blog must go on. And the blog seems to like to get out into the world between 6:15 and 7:15. It doesn’t care if I am on vacation. The rest of the world is still getting up with the kids or getting up and off to work (or both) and has no time for this over-sleeping nonsense.
There will be a recount in the District 1 County Council race today. I don’t have much to say about that except that those who support one side cannot be defined solely as “ladder-kickers” while those of the other side cannot be accurately stamped as purely “conspiring with developers.” Having witnessed a few online discussions since primary day, I am not sure we’re making any progress on this one. Sigh.
I got some good feedback on yesterday’s post about a new liquor store project from Tom Quick of Cindy’s in Elkridge. It all seemed to fall within these three categories:
- We don’t buy liquor so it doesn’t really matter to us.
- Yes! This is a no-brainer!
- Adding a liquor store will add competition which will very likely reduce sales for other area stores.
It will be interesting to see who is more motivated to turn out on July 24th to make their opinions heard.
One last thing before I go today. Here is a quote from a longer thread by @pants_so_short on Twitter. I highly recommend the whole thing. But this has stuck in my head and it won’t go away:
...so a follow up question for the ladies: were you taught to be “nice” when disagreeing with men (or anyone for that matter)? can you recall being taught to coddle men with whom you may disagree from an early age?
i ask the follow up bc we socialize boys and girls differently and i don’t think it is healthy for anyone. clearly men and boys benefit from a patriarchal and misogynistic society, but it’s not healthy.
i think if we spent less time teach girls and women to coddle the feelings of boys and men we could develop men who are not inept and women who don’t have to feel guilty about having a voice and power.
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