I was a little teary on Friday morning when the decision came down. I honestly never thought we would see marriage equality in my lifetime but HERE IT IS. People! You guys! Our children live in a country where they can marry whoever they love, no matter what! That's amazing. ALL THE FEELS.
Bridge was lit up in Little Rock. Little Rock! Arkansas! So proud of my home state.
And I'm so proud to be on the RIGHT SIDE of history. Proud to be an American.
(A favorite from the Skittles-bash on Facebook over the weekend. Mandatory brunch! 2001 Britney!)
I'm not just the world's biggest Obama fan but, fact is, under his presidency we've seen healthcare for everyone and marriage equality. You go, Barack!
2) The Confederate Flag.
My opinion on this is . . . I don't have an opinion.
Here's the deal: I was raised in small town Arkansas, where boys displayed Rebel flags on the backs of their trucks. I was always taught "heritage not hate" and I never equated the flag with racism. It was always, always, always about southern pride. My dad was VERY proud of his southern roots, owned Confederate flags, and I can assure my parents were far from racist (HELLO! I was married to a black man!) I don't see someone flying the flag or wearing it on a shirt or anything else and automatically think, "THAT'S RACIST!" However, I also understand that some people view it that way. I get it.
And, seriously, my dad is probably turning over in his grave with all this brouhaha. I can just imagine him asking me to get on his Facebook page for him (he couldn't type for shit) and post a rant about "the war of Northern Aggression" and all that.
P.S. I'm still a bleeding-heart, rainbow-flag waving liberal. I just don't think it's fair or cool that the Rebel flag is being used as the current scapegoat to all the hate and division in this country.
3) And as far as the hate and division goes . . . I saw this on Facebook the other day and YES. I'm over race baiters. Dylan Roof's crime was horrible and so shocking in the fact that someone so young in 2015 would hold such hateful and archaic beliefs. But he wasn't arrested without incident and given a bullet-proof vest because he's white. He was arrested without incident and given a bulletproof vest because HE DID NOT RESIST. Why is it so hard for people to get that?
4) Bristol Palin is pregnant again. And while I don't even want to address this because why is the Palin family still relevant at all? I do think it's interesting. Mainly because she's been a proponent for abstinence-only education and here she is . . . pregnant again. How did that abstinence work for ya, Bristol? And can we please move pass abstinence-only and start teaching more about safe sex and pregnancy prevention? It's time.