Monday, January 25, 2010

Strange Days

2009 was a very strange year. It started on a positive note with Barack Obama's election to President of the United States, and his inauguration, which I attempted to live-blog.

Then things got weird for me personally when I started getting cyber-stalked and threatened by some angry right wing fringe lunatics who said they wanted to "hold me accountable" for my "liberal opinions". I was mostly getting it from a few people from message boards I used to frequent, but things got especially ugly after I filmed some right wingers at a "tea party" here in my home town dancing and chanting "nothing better than a dead liberal". That really got the attention of more right wing radicals. I started getting messages on youtube from people in the "tea party" movement, including someone named "july4patriot".
Those are some real winners, aren't they?

Despite all that craziness, 2009 was one of the best years of my life. My child was born in April and it changed my life. I had always been told that it would be the greatest thing to ever happen to me and now I think it was undersold.

I have been neglecting this blog because I have not had a lot of time but one of my 2010 resolutions is to try and post here more often.

4 comments:

Angela said...

Teach your kid to be ready to work long, hard hours. I plan on using lots of health care, and I'm laying if squarely on her shoulders. My retirement, too.

Porcupinetaxi said...

All I can say is, put your money where your mouth is!

Vanessa G. said...

Yes, things did get scary for a while. They actually still are, especially where I live. Once, I wore an Obama shirt to a popular restaurant and evidently that was taken as a sign that I either wanted strangers coming up to me and screaming obscenities or trying to get me to see the "truth" about Barack Obama.

piercely said...

The attacks you got from righters is called moron-baiting backlash. You probably do not know anyone personally who hates France because they did not follow us into war but by moron-baiting you come in contact with them. This is cultural exchange in the post-Boosh era.