[Written last night before the Tooth Fairy went to bed; published the next morning using newfangled computerized timer device.]
I was tired of taking grief from all my old and new conservative "friends," and more importantly, I needed to find a way to be myself politically. Even the few liberal friends I had at Facebook had a hard time identifying with my professed politics, which from their vista were steadily moving to their left into an area where Democratic politics alone and Keynesian "stimulus plans" would not suffice. (Truth be told, I had been a variable shade of reddish pink in my closeted heart and mind for a quarter-century, but no one wanted to know--some things never change.)
At least here at Daily Kos the self-identified liberals are the overwhelmingly dominant group and feel in a strong enough position to tolerate "serious leftists" who also embrace democracy. So, along with linking to that Daily Kos diary, I simply said to my Facebook friends:
PUBLIC/POLITICAL POST: Friends not expected to comment (but always welcome to, although I won't be reading them for a long time):That was my somewhat hedging GBCW Facebook post. Rather than fully burning my bridges, as I am wont to do, I simply dropped digitally out of sight, and, in the real world, where I cannot be my real self, I now smile and wave. But, over here in Daily Kos Tooth Fairy land, since then I have been going full political monty under cover of Galtisalie, hoping that my conservative Facebook "friends" will be too busy, drunk, or old to remember me or that I am that dude--that dude who is now pseudonymously openly on the left side of the possible.
From the ever-popular and socially-dominant Christian contemplative-activist left: Signing off facebook for a long time: Feel free to reach me at my email address: _______ or by phone or text message at _____.
Wherein, culminating a period of provocative deep democratic legacy writing, I synthesize my world view, channel my best Reinhold Niebuhr, and conclude that Uncle Francisco would be proud. Peace out ya'll.
So when you, Daily Kos friends, say, "What the heck is Galtisalie doing posting a second-day-in-a-row Facebook-like post?," know that, virtually, you are all the friends I have these days. After this, I promise to go back to serious topics. But first, below the break, I will give you the follow-up to today's burning saga, A Scientific Approach to the Tooth Fairy.
$2.61 later, I am now in possession of a first molar. She was careful to brush it and rinse it in mouth wash so that the Tooth Fairy would find it appealing. She made sure by asking me, an authority, that the Tooth Fairy would take a tooth in a plastic bag, used to assure that fine fresh dead tooth cleanliness, and meticulously labeled by her for the most fastidious imaginary Tooth Taker.
Here is the tooth:
The day ended with the child playing several hands of blackjack with me for pieces of green paper she insisted on using. She couldn't get over that "these cards stink," and I explained that was just a new card smell, which didn't make a lot of sense because it was a really old deck of cards, but she kept repeating "these cards stink" until I threatened not to play.
[Morning Update: The Tooth Fairy remembered to go back and supplement. She got a total of $3.03.]