Well, guess I’m not just moving actual homes in the next six months. Here I am, with a ‘new’ blog home. I use the ‘new’, because I actually set this blog up in January when I was having Blogger issues. Glad I didn’t delete it. It took little work to get it up and better running, with all blog posts and comments through this morning, imported here. But here we are. 🙂
I know some of you might think this is a rash decision. Well, I agree! It IS rash. But morally, after a good night’s sleep, and reviewing my principles this morning by the light of day, it’s just something I felt I needed to do for myself to feel right about myself.
I understand that companies might financially contribute to campaigns. I have no idea what wordpress.com might be contributing to. Although I’m an unabashedly liberal, I wouldn’t have made this move for a mere Republican contribution. I DO make this move because of a contribution to a candidate that made an extremely offensive statement, then ‘double-downed’ on it, when confronted…and then, ONLY THEN, did Google actually contribute to her campaign. THAT is what I take huge offense to. I won’t squabble over the semantics of ‘public hangings’ vs. lynchings. She lives in Mississippi. In my opinion, the moment she was confronted by those outraged about her statement (and it was nationally reported on), she could’ve taken a high road and said she was misunderstood. That she didn’t mean it the way it came out. But she chose to not take that path. So I really see no way to take it as anything other than an extremely racist statement. Especially given that her political opponent is a black man. And no way to see Google’s contribution AFTER this statement was widely made public…then their having no problem with her statement. Yes, Google has created their own “PAC” to allow Google employees to contribute to political causes of their choice. This is not what this was. This was Google the company making the contribution.
ANYHOW, onward and upward. I’m here. It’s going to take some getting used to. If you are kind enough to continue following me here, please set your bookmarks for me here, and I would be especially grateful if you could change your blogroll settings for me to point to this different url. THANK YOU.
Meanwhile, my new laptop is quietly charging next to me. But I’m not going to putz with it today. I have to go out later and get paint, and frankly, this blog move is all the ‘change’ I can take for one day.
Thank you for your patience, for your support. I really appreciate it. I have also changed my email address, my web browser, but for any of you staying with Blogger, of course I will continue to support you by following you and commenting on your blogs. Nothing about that will change. 🙂