Later today I’m putting up a brilliant short story by a friend of mine, that will take our minds right away from this distasteful legal twaddle.
In the meantime, I have to moderate all your comments before I publish them, as I’ve been advised that Melinda Tankard Reist’s lawyers are monitoring the blog and twitter for any “vilification” of the lady. If any such thing appears in comments on my blog I cop another legal threat, and it will be added to the list of my crimes against MTR. On twitter, well, I guess it’s every human for him or herself.
Also, I’m not always on the blog so if I don’t moderate you for a few hours please don’t get pissed off at me.
It may be all piss and wind, but does anybody really want the hassle?
I’m also told that it is ALLEGED that MTR is backed by seriously wealthy Christian fundamentalist lawyers, and that money may not be a problem for her as it is for most of us.
Now I am going to get out of the PJ’s that I’ve been wearing for the last two days for emotional and physical comfort, and take the dog out.
Fortunately I was given a superb kimono for Xmas so I’ve been able to throw that over the PJ’s. The kimono along with my scarlet painted toenails has allowed me to keep up my usual sartorial standards despite the legal twaddle. It is so important to keep oneself looking as good as one can, no matter how demanding the circumstances in which one finds oneself.
I feel an incipient hysteria. That is, if I’m allowed to describe myself as hysterical, without incurring the awful wrath of the language police that was visited upon Justin Shaw, and to a lesser extent myself, just last week. It is amazing how many people there are in the world who want to control every word that comes out of someone else’s mouth. To be set upon by two wildly differing feminist factions within the space of three days because of what one has said, is indeed a novel experience
So far the year has been full of excitement and controversy. Pass me the gin and the chocolates.