I could write a post about the nonsense in Texas, but Amy already wrote this one. Why re-invent the wheel? You should go read it.
This morning I woke up after a surreal night with a lot on my mind. One phrase in particular was ringing in my ears: “Don’t be naive, Amy.”
Back when I quit writing for CultureMap Austin over a nasty, misogynist editorial masquerading as a news story by the Dallas staff, the business manager (then–he’s since been fired) called me up on the phone to “discuss” my decision.
What he really wanted was to cajole or shame me into reversing my position–if not publicly, at least in a private phone call. He talked in circles, but having survived grad school, I am not easily confused even by smart people talking in circles, much less idiots. While some of the details of the call have become fuzzy in my mind, one stands out. After he had failed to make his arguments look logical for half an hour, he went ahead and said what bullies…
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It’s pretty stunning how often legislators are really just messing around on the job. I’ve seen behavior like that too. Good for you for putting on that orange shirt and being a witness to it all.
It wasn’t me, it was the original blogger! You should go tell her 🙂
Will do 🙂 sometimes it’s hard to tell on a reblog.