February challenge continues to go poorly. It’s not that I don’t want to write, it’s that I just don’t have enough willpower to get everything done before 8am the next day and then I start getting heavily interrupted throughout the day. There were a couple of days this week I only wrote 15 min. There were a couple of days I wrote in the morning. Last Saturday I did no writing. Basically, I haven’t gained much with this challenge so far and I still have over 300 emails that I need to get through. I’ll be working all Saturday starting with grading as soon as I finish this link love. (Writing will come later because I need to discuss some things with a coauthor on a book chapter that finally came back this week.) Sometime in March I’ll wrap up with why I’ve been getting a C on this challenge (B- if you’re grading generously) even though I’ve done all the previous challenges even ones that were dumb or that I really really hated.
My #2 fear is getting closer to reality.
Republicans in congress are afraid to see their constituents and are refusing to see anybody but big donors during the week that they’re supposed to visit with constituents. Both of my senators and my congressman are terrified and are refusing to come out. The closest office to my senator LIED to me about not having the senator’s calendar and then asked for my detailed contact information “to send to DC to get you on the list” because “he doesn’t announce in his newsletter”. I called the DC office and they told me that they didn’t know why the regional office would say such things since they have no such list and the regional offices all have the senator’s schedule. Here’s Indivisible on what to do if your MOC has gone missing. DH is going to one this weekend (it’s in the evening so I’ll be staying home with the kids).
Chaffetz, who should be fired and hopefully will not be re-elected because the people of Utah are basically good people, goes after Sid the Science kid. He’s also launching yet another investigation of hillary clinton’s emails because I guess he’s hoping that will deflect the fact that he’s not only not @#4ing doing his job but that he’s going to be largely responsible for the @#$23ing mess that Trump is being allowed to do. There are links to those statements, but I’m too depressed to dig them up. @#$22 Chaffetz.
Trump’s conflicts of interest ARE SCARY.
Republicans gonna repub.
Idaho tried and failed at creating a better plan than the ACA. That’s because the ACA is the best right-wing plan that there is. (A better plan would be single-payer, but that would eliminate an entire industry which would do bad things to the economy in the short-run.)
This is frightening and funny at the same time.
MEETUP has joined the #resist movement. Seriously, MEETUP. Check them out for things near you!
We are awake and we are angry.
What just happened? H/T Bogart.
Universities didn’t turn left, the right turned imbecile. OMG, I have heard so many stories about my congressman in the past week. No wonder he isn’t coming out to the college town that is a big part of his gerrymandered district.
Sexist course evals.
US Weekly sick burn. (Also, excellent inveting advice)
Melinda Gates’ Birth Control pledge.
This is a smart comment and also why I’m pushing my kids so hard in K-12.
At some point in the future I will blog about adventures in trying to find a new flatware set. But today is not that day. Here’s a link to another review, though.
Today’s out-of-context internet quote that inspires productivity: “i prefer eating Belgian chocolate to get me in a growth mindset ” Related: coffee shop for non-morning people.
This would have been a cool tv series, and I want to read the book!
There are worse hills.
Stay safe out there in the rain.
“Did you ever wish you could make scatter plots with cat shaped points? Now you can!”