Folks, I’m sorry for the flurry of posts but a lot is happening.
Today, Illinois Democrats broke down the two-year-long stalemate and forced a budget down Rauner’s wrinkly throat.
What I love about the whole thing is that there was no spinelessness, no whining, no dithering on the part of the state Democrats. They were principled, strong, and finally – FINALLY! – smart and strategic. That’s the Democrats I want to see and support.
I know everybody is tired of my budget posts but believe me, I’m even more done with them than you are. I’m happy that we won.
I’m so tired of the hand-wringing over the Twitter reaction to the Declaration of Independence quotes. What, like everybody knows the entire text by heart? And nobody would have mistaken the quote for a neurotic dig on Obama had this happened in July of 2012?
It’s good to feel superior but how justified is this feeling?
So Trump offers a handshake to a woman instead of relegating her to the female ghetto of less significant characters, and this means he was humiliated? People are so deranged. Maybe by mistake but he bypassed protocol and tried to treat a woman as a human being. That’s not a bad thing.
The crucial budget vote has been delayed because Rauner claims some woman threw magic powder at him. No, seriously.
I want to get a T-shirt that says “I don’t care how many languages my daughter ends up speaking.” This will simplify many conversations.
I’m so tired of hearing the popular wisdom on the importance of language learning in childhood. I’m usually the only actual language education professional in the conversation, and I know for a fact it’s all bunk.
The only activity every child needs to do is play. That’s it, period. It doesn’t matter when they learn to walk, talk, eat with a spoon, speak foreign languages, read, write, or count. It. Doesn’t. Matter. And if they end up only speaking one language that’s. Perfectly. Fine.
I started packing for our Florida vacation 3 days in advance. To have the time to get everything done, I get up at six. As a result, I’m sleepy, and every action takes much longer. I think I’m being very irrational about the way I organize this process.
Klara can identify herself and other people in photos and in the mirror. She says “Klara, papa, Money (that’s her successful aunt), Axie (her cousin), baba, Ninnie (another cousin).” But when I point to myself, she says either “baby” or “Klara.”
It’s a little creepy.