The ongoing Political Musings of a former (now Stray) Yellar Dawg Dem.
This is a Feminist Blog, in the tradition of Susan B. Anthony.
"Just Tell Them...
I have worked 40 years to make the Women's Suffrage platform broad enough for Atheists and Agnostics to stand upon, and now if need be I will fight the next 40 to keep it Catholic enough to permit the straightest Orthodox religionist to speak or pray and count her beads upon."
Susan B. Anthony
Monday, May 18, 2009
Chapters in PUMA History: Please, PUMAs, Back Up Your Work!!
It was about twenty-four hours ago when Cinie's World fell off the face of the PUMAsphere. Several of us noticed it right away, as we sipped our Sunday morning java. (Thank goodness she is back!)
I don't really know what happened. But the experience of waking up and finding a sister missing from my morning line-up was eerily reminiscent of what I experienced back in the Fall. Then, Hillary supporters were routinely being banned from "Democratic" web communities. And the burgeoning PUMA community was plagued by O-bot "flaggers" that would routinely shut us down as we awaited "review" by T.O.S. personnel at Blogger or Wordpress or wherever.
Look, my PUMA friends, the O-bots are now in planning stages for their "second term." They are targeting Sarah Palin at the moment... but it won't be long until they turn their greedy little cheeto stained fingers back toward us. We need to be prepared. Back up your work! Make sure you are publishing in more than one place. Make it difficult for them to silence you!!
For those of you who are supporting Sarah Palin (or thinking about it)... I'll extend a live invitation to join the PUMAs at Team Sarah. You can find the link in the right hand column here on Stray Dog Blog. Be forewarned: You won't like everything you see over there. Any more than you like everything you are seeing at Huffpo, Kos, or D.U. Partisanship sucks. And there are partisans everywhere. Still, there is a lot to be gained by blogging at T.S. I do it regularly and get many more responses than I get here. The PUMA network there is strong and vocal!
If Team Sarah is not for you... find another back-up. And let us know where it is. So we can find you after the cyberstorm hits again. Seriously.
PUMA history is important! Don't let it die by the cheeto stained, flagging fingers of the paid O-bot astroturfers! Guard your work well!
In "real life" Dawg is a mom, a nurse, a pet rescuer and a tireless advocate for animal rights.
Dawg is happily married for thirty years and has raised three awesome children. She holds an advanced degree in Family Science, wherein her research was focused on women's support circles during parturition. Her dedication to Women's Rights is directly affected by her belief that motherhood should not be a sentence to isolation and disenfranchisement.
Dawg is on hiatus from political bloggery d/t the intense demands of her engagement in the No Kill movement at this time. However, she remains influenced by PUMA politics and reads the blogs of her fellow PUMAs (at right) regularly.
Thanks for the Visit, all you Stray Dogs and PUMAs!
"Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave.