it only appears so here. wow, what a week. scheduling laser eye surgery, relaxing over stress with an assignment grade, worrying about quarterly reports, learning about HIV in China, brushing up on criminal justice policies from the past 30 years, and so on. but i'm not dead.
here's some stuff i'm trying not to stress over:
Ann Coulter, the misogynist. "If we took away women’s right to vote, we’d never have to worry about another Democrat president. It’s kind of a pipe dream, it’s a personal fantasy of mine, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. And it is a good way of making the point that women are voting so stupidly, at least single women." really, she said that! no comment. i wouldn't want to stoop to her level. i mean, if you wanna talk about democrats, then fine, but suggesting to take away women's right to vote, and dreaming of it... wait, i'm not commenting. [via feministing, emphasis added.]
prison nation - full speed ahead. we hit over 2 million incarcerated. the 'worst' line that sums up the impact: "blacks and Hispanics were about three times as likely to be imprisoned than to be living in a dormitory." oh yeah, that's progress.