I don’t know about most people, but spring is usually the busiest time of the year for me. This year has been no exception. This is the first full week I’ve spent at my home sleeping in my own bed in about two months. The great thing about the world of technology is that being that I live in a small town in northwest Tennessee, I don’t have to be disconnected from work I have to do in Nashville and Memphis. With different tools, the communication line is pretty much open. The bad news is that not everyone gets that.
Ahh, there is still work to be done. Transparency and far-reaching interaction are really easy to do, so imagine my surprise when other people shun those practices.
This is on my mind for a variety of reasons this morning that I won’t get into and will hit on my personal blog, but I am perplexed that a story we posted yesterday I found on a website that wasn’t in Tennessee wasn’t reported on (and a bit fist tap to a reader of Speak to Power for pointing it out to us). I checked news sites every, and this story on a bill that could deny contraception wasn’t anywhere. Steve Ross also looked and turned up the big nada sandwich as well.
We are both pondering that this morning. Agree or disagree with the bill, it’s still news. This, my friends, makes me sigh very deeply. It’s not just news organizations that should be covering this, but with so many committees, subcommittees, amendments and more, I hope to see Democratic Leadership in the state, the TNDP and elected officials’ staffers get these stories out to Tennessee’s voting public.
Just a friendly reminder that not everyone really cares about Justin Bieber and does want to know about what is going on, the serious stuff, in that two-block radius in Nashville that apparently was covered by some invisible version of Stephen’s King’s Under The Dome. I’m starting to believe that everyone is geographically challenged that doesn’t work in that small, concentrated and very powerful area.
I am a big proponent of being unified in our party, but there has to be a two-line highway of communication and information. And maybe that’s not wanted. Just saying.
On to those folks out there that do understand the innertubes.
- GalaxieCarol says to just ignore the Tea Parties. Looking at the numbers from last year to the numbers this year, it looks like they did.
- Grand Divisions reports on the president signing a memorandum on equality in hospital visitation.
- So let me get this right, Diane Jordan was asked a question, she answered it and then a preacher running for Knox County mayor driving around in a Rolls Royce took offense? Read BBeanster, who also has the link because this does indeed sound like a bunch of hoohaa.
- No one should experience homelessness.
- No one advocates for bloggers, and still links to them from mainstream media for Pete’s sake (fewer and farther between my friends) then Michael Silence.
- Just a shout out this morning to Rachel Walden, who has been a busy camper lately and is reporting on upcoming conferences on women’s health at Women’s Health News.
- Mike Byrd is back and is none too pleased about a recent issue with Metro Public Schools.
- Food Network stars The Hearty Boys, who are gay couple with an adopted four-year-old son, have invited Mike Huckabee to come over and break bread with them.
- The fabulous Jack Lail weighs in on web site comments.
Another busy week where we are all grateful that our brains haven’t exploded all over our computer screens, but you have to admit, they are a bit scattered, covered and smothered due to the week that wouldn’t end.