First, my fabulous new home-state of Connecticut
became the third state in the country to legalize gay marriage, and the first to do so through the pure initiative of the state legislature (i.e., without responding to any lawsuit or institutional pressure). Today, Connecticut becomes the first state to challenge President Bush's ridiculous No Child Left Behind edicts
, which every public-school teacher that I know finds crippling, excessive, and misplaced in its emphases. If you live in Connecticut, but even if you don't, feel free to contact State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal
and thank him for his proper and active advocacy for teachers who know how to do their jobs.
While Bush languishes away with a 36% job approval rating
from the American public (thanks, Brilliant at Breakfast
), let him eat Blumenthal's dust. Meanwhile, raise a glass to Connecticut today, or at least eat something with nutmeg
in it. (Props, Shirleen!)