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Hi y’all…

All good things in time, right?

I started a friendly but heated debate on Facebook tonight by letting my “inner cynic” (as a friend put it) out to play about Obama’s announcement today. It’s undoubtedly a historic moment, but I can’t help but feel it’s an attempt by the President to reduce the heat he’s getting from his LGBTQ supporters while still dodging the Executive Nondiscrimination Order.

It’s hard not to be angry while people like Peter TerVeer lose their jobs. A couple friends called me out for not respecting the importance of today’s statement. Even if it’s not backed by action, it’s something some people have been waiting decades to hear from people in power.

I only had time for a few minutes in the garden today, but there are hardly any weeds to pull despite the rains; I’ve really been on top of things. It’s a time of waiting in the garden — tons of blossoms, even baby plants, but very little to actually show for it. In fact, our very first tomato is only just ripe. Right now it seems like nothing but waiting, but some day soon we’ll have so much produce we’ll be giving it away and baking zucchini bread.

That’s what’s on my mind tonight. Tomorrow, I’ll submit a report from the second round of action on the Executive Nondiscrimination Order. This will be the Occupy Austin OccuQueers follow up to the pen delivery of a few weeks ago.

Tell me what’s on your mind. This is tonight’s open thread. I’m also happy to address unanswered questions from the Occupy Supply webinar.

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Kit OConnell

Kit OConnell

Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and Occupy.com.

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