and now I am off to Victoria for a while, back Thursday night. I will probably not be posting nearly as much, so try to stay out of trouble while I’m gone. If you can’t at least have the decency to invent a new kind of trouble.
I light a candle for Daughter Katie, whose niece Sapphire has been stolen by the Ministry. I light a candle for everyone involved, including the heartless pricks whose idea of a good time is scoop a baby after tossing the mother into handcuffs the Friday before a long holiday weekend. The child in question was NOT AT RISK. The parents are young and stupid and to put it vaguely but tellingly “multiply diagnosed”, but Sapphire is not being physically or emotionally abused, she’s entirely on target for growth and developmental milestones, and Katie got to watch this go down, and it’s not turning her into ‘a better citizen’ if compliance and unquestioning patriotism is the desired end state.
Okay, NOW I’m going to Victoria.
Fight the power and may God rain down judgment on the Ministry.