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[personal profile] miss_s_b
There may be a slight delay in getting the next blog award category up; my mum is in hospital with an insect bite which she is having both an allergic reaction to, and an infection in. It's not that serious, in that it's serious enough for her to be in hospital overnight, but unserious enough that she may be home today. We hope. If not home, they should at least be taking her drip out...

* trying to not appear as worried as she is, and failing miserably *

Anyway, blog awards will resume tomorrow and you can, of course, still vote in the two categories that are up so far - pollyticks and fandom.

In other news: YAY district judge Vaughn Walker, BOOO coalition government, and DOUBLE BOOO Theresa May.

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Date: 2010-08-05 10:30 am (UTC)
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Default)
From: [personal profile] karohemd
*healing vibes*

Date: 2010-08-05 10:46 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gwenhwyfaer
*hugs* Hope all goes smoothly and quickly with her recovery.

Date: 2010-08-05 10:47 am (UTC)
innerbrat: (go baby go)
From: [personal profile] innerbrat
I think the best way to deal with this is to send you songs on Spotify.

Date: 2010-08-05 11:05 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] mrs_weasel
Perfectly acceptable to worry.


Date: 2010-08-05 12:04 pm (UTC)
ext_51145: (Default)
From: [identity profile] andrewhickey.info
Hope your mum's feeling better very soon, and hope you know that if you need support I'm there, and all that.

As for 'double boo Theresa May', I'm less convinced. I am absolutely, unconditionally in favour of preventing domestic abuse, and recognise it as a serious problem. But look at what was actually happening. People (the article says 'men', but I don't know if that sexist language was actually in the bill) were going to be banned from entering their own homes for two weeks, *when there wasn't enough evidence to bring a criminal prosecution*.

I can't really think of much that is more illiberal than that. We're supposed to support the rule of law, and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. These measures would tar people - *innocent people in law* - with the brush of being abusers *without enough evidence to bring a prosecution*. It would *make people homeless* when they had not, legally, committed any crime.

Domestic abuse is a horrible, awful crime. But so are rape, murder, child molestation, assault... and we don't (or shouldn't) punish people for those things *unless they're convicted in a court of law*.

One of the worst aspects of the New Labour years (and the years of Michael Howard's Home Secretaryship that immediately preceded them) was the erosion of the line between 'suspect' and 'criminal'. Anything that makes that distinction clearer should be welcomed, not criticised...

Date: 2010-08-05 12:11 pm (UTC)
jae: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jae
Good luck to your mum!


Date: 2010-08-05 12:29 pm (UTC)
pmoodie: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pmoodie
Sorry to hear about your Mum. I hope she gets better soon!

Date: 2010-08-05 01:23 pm (UTC)
sfred: (Default)
From: [personal profile] sfred
Best wishes for your mum and for you.

Date: 2010-08-05 02:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] missdiane.livejournal.com
Hope Mom heals up and gets to go home soon

Date: 2010-08-05 04:31 pm (UTC)
freddiefraggles: my teddie bear. (william)
From: [personal profile] freddiefraggles
Hugs and best wishes! Also teddies.

Date: 2010-08-06 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] addyit.livejournal.com
i hope she comes home soon. let us know?

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