Hello Loyal Readers
Today’s Odds and Ends is a team effort between The Gender Junkie and myself. As usual, it is all the stories that are fit to print, but not quite big enough to get their own post.
1) Local conservative blogger Garin Wallace who blogs at Wally Wonders Why is apparently a big fan of my work. So much so that he made a whole blog post asking if I am an embarrassment to the local Democratic party.
Thank you Garin, I have achieved one of my life goals, pissing off a Conservative blogger enough that he calls me names. I think I will award myself an achievement badge I made just for the occasion.
2) If the discussion surrounding rape and the resulting pregnancies hasn’t driven you to the point of outrage fatigue and beyond: did you know that in the majority of states, if a woman does give birth to a child conceived in rape, her rapist can sue for visitation rights just like any other father? It happened to lawyer Shauna Pruitt.
3) Publicola’s interview with Joseph Backholm, the man heading Protect Marriage Washington, is some fantastic local reporting. Publicola doesn’t pull any punches for the interview. My favorite: PubliCola points out that Backholm relies heavily on the argument that we don’t need same sex marriage because domestic partnerships already give same sex couples all the benefits of marriage, then asks if he supported the domestic partnership bill in 2009. Backholm sputters for a bit, compares same sex couples to co-workers (at least it’s not bestiality anymore, right?) and eventually admits no.
4) Over at NWCitizen, my blogfather John Servais has a whole slew of new posts. If you haven’t checked out his site in a while, it is worth a visit. Even if he does call me a young whippersnapper.
5) Finally, my wife recently escaped the corporate stranglehold of Home Depot and was hired as a customer service person for Terra Organica. If you haven’t been there, you really should. Lots of fresh produce, reasonably priced organic items and a delightful community market feel.
I hadn’t really spent much time in there before Bryna got this job, but it is swiftly becoming my new favorite place to grab groceries, so if you haven’t yet, give it a try.
That’s all for this week. I’m still hoping to get that article about the Sheriff’s office nailed down, I have a piece about Rep. Overstreet’s voting record in the works and hopefully a few more exciting interviews. See you all next week!