If I'm talking about politics, yes, I am. I mean we have two wars still going on, Guantanamo Bay prisoners still going on, the Great Recession and so, so much more.
But in every moment of the day?
No. Trina and I were watching Housesitter, bits of it. We were talking. And we'd stop when Goldie was on and watch her scenes and just howl with laughter. We're huge Goldie fans.
I have lots of fun with friends and things like that. But I am very bothered by the fact that our country was on the wrong path for 8 years and that, even with Bush gone, it has continued down that path.
This is from Ian Thompson's "DADT Dealt a Serious Blow by the Courts – Congress, You're Up." (ACLU Blog of Rights):
On Thursday evening, U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips ruled that the discriminatory and counterproductive policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) violates the constitutional rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual servicemembers. In clear and striking language in the 86-page opinion, Judge Phillips stated that DADT has a "direct and deleterious effect" on the armed forces, and issued a permanent injunction barring enforcement of the policy (a step almost certain to be fought by the government).
The ruling in the lawsuit, which was brought by the Log Cabin Republicans, comes days before the ACLU of Washington will be in U.S. District Court for Western Washington on Monday, September 13, to challenge the dismissal of Air Force Maj. Margaret Witt under DADT. Maj. Witt is a decorated flight nurse and operating room nurse assigned to McChord Air Force Base near Tacoma. In 1993, she was selected to be the "poster child" for the Air Force Nurse Corps recruitment flyer. In 2003, she was awarded an Air Force Commendation Medal for saving the life of a Defense Department employee who had collapsed aboard a flight from Bahrain. Despite all of this, she was dismissed from the Air Force in 2006 because of her sexual orientation.
When's Congress going to act. When's Barack going to show leadership?
And yes, that's another thing that pisses me off. I'm a lesbian. I don't think of this as a joke. It's about equality. As a woman, as a gay person and as an African-American, I really don't feel like I see much equality.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"