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Sunday, February 16, 2014

These Dreams, Part Deux

Protest dreams! (Kick that's your fault.) Waking up with a pointless political rant isn't all it's cracked up to be. And this because a woman came up to me at that protest in Kick's photo and bitched at me because my sign said, "Rat Bastards" with a drawing of a rat that Chris Grotke had drawn for me. I'd added blood to the mouth for a bit of vampire chic.

 Her argument was that it was disrespectful. I switched focus and said, "That's why we're here. So you can say what you think and I can carry this sign." Pure deflection. She huffed and flounced off and I didn't have to tell her she was insane. People actually think there can be a revolution without offending anyone. It gives me the WTF face. And I'd called the protest; I felt proprietary about it. Well, all this helps the Left Wing get nowhere.

At one point during that protest, a guy in a car pulled over and yelled at me, "Who are the Rat Bastards?" and I yelled back, "All of them!" He whooped and beeped his horn, taking off (you never know what drivers will do. I've gotten the finger for holding a sign that said, "Vote Today"). That was in one dream that wandered into something about Dora organizing a sandwich run.

And then there was the episode of "This Week in the Police State"... Kick's dog barked, a neighbor called the cops and 5 patrol cars pulled up at her house. Much insanity and a "Where are your papers??" scene later, all I can do is wonder at what subtle moment did we go from giving the cops your name to having to provide state-issued identification.

I'm keeping the sign over the peephole in my door. It says, "Don't answer the door because it might be The Man. " Thank you, Sherman Hemsley.


Anonymous said...

You're back....yay!!!!!! Boy have I missed you.
In response to your email I can be found at Under The Porch Light

5 patrol cars for a barking dog? What??????

Austan said...

When Writer's Block clears it's almost overwhelming. I woke up with full posts, full paragraphs, and ideas galore in my head. I've never been thru anything like this before. And hooray! for it being over!!!!!!! I just joined your new blog, and we're all up to speed. aaaaah, that's good.

Geo. said...

Good to see your smiling face and Rat Bastard sign --and that's a compliment I don't give to just everybody. I've missed your energy.

Munir said...

Welcome back.
Yes I agree with you. We have to face criticism if we want a change.

Jenny Woolf said...

Love the sign over your door peephole!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Laura's back and all's right in Blogland.

You were missed!

Elephant's Child said...

Despite my broken toes I am doing happy dances to see you back again. Very happy dances. You have been sadly missed.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Yes, like everyone else already said, you were definitely missed in the blogosphere. I'm glad the writer's block has taken a hike. Too bad it couldn't take all the rat bastards with it.

klahanie said...

Hey human, Laura,

A delight to see a pawsting, sorry, posting from your good self.

For a moment I thought I read, "Cat Bastards." :)

Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! xx

Twisted Scottish Bastard said...

You back as well?

It must be catching.

What's the protest for?
I ask this in the spirit of pure curiosity, as I'm probably one of those right-wing rat bastards you refer to.

Anonymous said...

Hoping your absence means you are busy and happy and enjoying life with no time to spare for blogging.

Anonymous said...

pretty nice blog, following :)