Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New days, new deals...

Off to the Union Hall in a few minutes to listen to the details of the "new" concession contract...less than 1/4 of the way into the 4 year concession contract we approved last year. I'm hoping to glean some details about what happens to the retirees; there aren't enough of us to outvote the active workforce anyway!

Still stuck in my "craw" is the "Prop H8te" decision that came down yesterday; now that the "majority" has managed to take away the rights of other citizens to marriage, what's next? Since I'm not a Bible thumping church-going God fearer, do I lose my right to vote? A fair trial? Which inequality will they decide to force on someone next?

I realize the court could only rule on the the questions presented and there will be appeals; I hope this travesty is overturned in one of them. If not, then someone needs to draft a new ballot measure, one written to withstand the inevitable challenges, and then not only make sure that everyone with a vested interest is registered to vote but actually gets there! The vote was too close to stand if everyone who knows someone disenfranchised by this casts a ballot!

Dottie seems to be doing OK, though there's some "taking it easy" going on that isn't her usual forte. We made it to "Angels and Demons" yesterday and both enjoyed it. She's very enamored of the books and had made a point of finishing that one last Thursday night before our planned viewing last Friday, before we woke up and found that hernia.

The liberties that Ron Howard took with the book she was very happy with; I won't spoil anything for anyone with details.

Lots of good previews for things coming out this summer; hoping that our gift cards hold out for the best of them!

Now, to go stand under that sword of Damacles...

May the rest of the week be kind to each of you!

alan

7 comments:

CrackerLilo said...

Good luck!!!!!! Glad I caught this before I left work!

Looks like Dottie's doing better. So there's that. I'm glad.

And I just got over the "eating iron bars and spitting out nails" phase of post-Prop H8 mourning...for now.

LucyTolliday said...

Sad about the decision but optimistic that equality will prevail.

Riot Kitty said...

I'm so with you on prop 8 - I just blogged about it last night - apparently my marriage isn't "valid" because Mr. RK and I have no kids and aren't religious.

Sassy said...

I'm a movie watching freak!

ryssee said...

Totally with you on P8. Hard to believe that New Hampshire will likely legislate gay marriage into law before CA settles this.
Good luck with the meeting.

Calamity Jen said...

I, too, am saddened and angered about Prop H8te. I had a furious debate about the issue in the comments section of my blog a while back. My adversary only proved how flawed the thinking is behind the opposition to equality.

Green tea said...

I was so busy last week, I didn't get a chance to check on everyone or blog till this weekend.

I posted a video about Pro 8 today.

I loved the book Angels and Demons and can't wait to see the movie.

Another good book suggestion for Dottie..
The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
check my review on my blog,
"A Good Read"
I couldn't lay this one down.

Meanwhile wishing Dottie a fast recovery.