Jason Unruhe: Fake Communist Extraordinaire

When I first stumbled upon Jason Unruhe, I didn’t know quite what to make of him. In one of the first videos of his that I watched, he offhandedly said something that raised a red flag. And no, not the good kind of red flag. Jason Unruhe said something which claims that he thinks that people would call him transphobic for some comment unrelated to being transgender. That’s pretty defensive right out of the gate. To quote John Oliver from Last Week Tonight, that’s like Walter White greeting people by saying “Welcome to my car wash that totally isn’t laundering money for my meth lab”. But why would you need to be so defensive? If you don’t act in a way that is transphobic, you wouldn’t usually be called transphobic. So, I watched a few more of his videos and apart from a few little things, I didn’t find anything I could comment on. Until today.

Jason Unruhe’s misunderstanding of the situation

To be kind, I’m going to assume this is a misunderstanding. This is a misunderstanding aggravated by anti-feminist opportunists like Laci Green and Blair White. But Jason Unruhe goes one step further to call this tweet “rapey” and “creepy”:

Never mind the fact that when you open up the thread on Twitter, you see the whole thread and this is the very next tweet in the series. Doesn’t read very creepy or rapey, even though Jason claims that it is. Funny how Jason Unruhe didn’t do his research on this topic.

Now that we’ve addressed that accusation, let’s go on to Jason’s statement that anyone has the right to refuse sex with anyone for whatever reason they want. I agree with this, and so does Zinnia so I fail to see how this point is relevant to what Zinnia actually said. But it seems that Jason is more interested in painting Zinnia as advocating that cis people are not allowed to refuse sex with trans people than representing the discourse accurately. In short, Jason is strawmanning Zinnia. Jason continues with this misrepresentation throughout the entire video, so I’ll explain what Zinnia ACTUALLY said.

The real argument that Jason Unruhe ignores

Put simply, you’re absolutely free to decide whether or not you want to be with a trans person. No one is advocating taking that right away from you (except maybe those on the far-right). However, if you say to yourself “I do not want to date ANY trans person”, that’s an issue that should be worked through. That’s like saying you don’t want to date any French person, any Jewish person, or any Pegasister/Bronie. Sure, that is totally your right and you’re free to have your personal preferences. However, if you’re willing to exclude an entire segment of the population from your dating pool, you might want to look into the why of it.

Let’s go to analogy land!

Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that I have a fear of flying. Sure, I could just choose not to fly and no one would question it. There are plenty of ways to get around and there are plenty of arguments for not flying. However, if I wanted to travel to Taiwan, I’m going to need to fly if I wanted to get there quickly. I would go see a therapist to deal with my fear of flying and work through that issue. Usually, a fear of flying is due to a lack of understanding of flight itself or due to some comorbid condition that is yet undiagnosed. If a fear of flying is holding back from doing what you love, you might want to work through that.

Let’s bring the analogy of the fear of flying back to our current situation. Let’s say you’re at a bar and you find a woman you’re attracted to. She’s fun, vivacious and hey, she even shares some of your interests! You could really see yourself dating her and you ask her out. You go on a couple of dates and find that there is real chemistry there. However, a few dates in and she says she has to tell you something. You schedule a date in a public place and then, she tells you that she’s transgender. You have already said to yourself that you don’t want to date any trans person but you’re really attracted to this person. Would you rather try to work through your issue or let your bigotry win out?

Jason Unruhe’s anti-intellectualism

Working out issues we have is key to living the best life we can. By working through our irrational fears and misunderstandings, we can live a better, more fulfilling life. Jason Unruhe wants to mischaracterize Zinnia Jones’ position as being somehow akin to that of an MGTOWer or an MRA, but the evidence just doesn’t back his claim. I would think this is an issue that Jason should work out, seeing as he’s a communist and yet demonstrates a serious lack of class consciousness. However, Jason’s transphobia shows that he is not yet free of bourgeois thinking, but as Lenin said:

Working class consciousness cannot be genuine political consciousness unless the workers are trained to respond to all cases of tyranny, oppression, violence and abuse, no matter what class is affected–unless they are trained, moreover, to respond from a Social-Democratic point of view and no other.

Based on what Lenin said, I think it’s safe to say that Jason doesn’t yet have genuine political consciousness. If he did, he would be working to respond to this case of oppression and abuse, instead of adding fuel to the fire. But what did Lenin know? I would imagine Jason thinks Lenin is not even a communist like he’s claimed about Trotsky. So, let’s watch for Jason Unruhe’s next video where he calls out Lenin for being rapey, eh?

Jason Unruhe’s anti-Maoism

Our comrades’ minds and our Party’s work may also collect dust, and also need sweeping and washing. The proverb “Running water is never stale and a door-hinge is never worm-eaten” means that constant motion prevents the inroads of germs and other organisms. To check up regularly on our work and in the process develop a democratic style of work, to fear neither criticism nor self-criticism, and to apply such good popular Chinese maxims as “Say all you know and say it without reserve”, “Blame not the speaker but be warned by his words” and “Correct mistakes if you have committed them and guard against them if you have not” – this is the only effective way to prevent all kinds of political dust and germs from contaminating the minds of our comrades and the body of our Party.

Jason may not heed this advice, but I think he should. After all, this is what Mao Zedong wrote in his work “On Coalition Government”. Now, I’m not a Maoist, so you may very well ask “How did you come up with this quote in this article?” Because I’m not the only communist Jason Unruhe has irked. I grabbed this quote from an Open Letter to Jason Unruhe and they make many good points. It’s tragic that he feels that he should just brush off accusations of bigotry without listening to why those accusations are being made. After all, shouldn’t a real Maoist not be “afraid to have [their shortcomings] pointed out and criticized” (Mao Zedong in Serve the People)? If someone told me that I was acting in a way that was racist, I would listen.

Jason Unruhe’s anti-Maoist aversion to self-improvement

It seems that Jason Unruhe’s issue is that he has a problem with Mao Zedong. After all, he wants to claim to be this big Maoist but doesn’t want to do the necessary work. The work that Mao Zedong himself said he should do. Mao said quite clearly that a Maoist shouldn’t be afraid to have their shortcomings pointed out and criticized. I can see what Zinnia said as upholding her end of Mao’s exhortation. Based on Jason’s knee-jerk, irrational reaction to what Zinnia actually wrote, I think that this is a shortcoming Jason has. It would appear that Jason has chosen to “fear criticism” and lambast those who “Say all you know and say it without reserve”. He has chosen to blame the speaker and refuse to be warned by her words.

He has also claimed this call to self-improvement is somehow “rapey” or “creepy” instead of what it actually is. What Mao Zedong would even say it is if his writings are any judge of that. But then again, this is the same man who used quote mining to criticise the author of Escape from Camp 14.

The Fake “Resistance” Resists Basic Human Decency

On Fat Shaming, Body Image, Capitalism, and Feminism

So, I had a discussion on Twitter (as I usually do) about communism. Specifically, how the image of communism that those of us educated in the United States have is often distorted. I continued to debunk a lot of Hillary Clinton supporters on their preconceived notions of what communism is. Of course, they trotted out the old bogeymen of the Soviet Union and China but when I pointed out that these were instances of state capitalism and not communism, they couldn’t handle it. Some of them started to call for their friends in order to troll anyone who dared to bring facts to the table. Then, one of them posted this to Twitter:

A tweet from Mikaila029 on Twitter that reads "A true 'communist' would mail some of those extra meals it took to get that double chin to Americans in need."

Disgusting.

It is behaviour that I would imagine many of these Hillary supporters would rather associate with Trump than with their candidate. However, considering they chose to resort to fat shaming instead of defending their arguments and having a reasonable, fact-based discussion. And yet, this person who happily and gleefully uses such personal attacks calls herself a “feminist”. I would say Marx was more of a feminist than this woman, who happily uses personal attacks anyone who disagrees with her.

On fat shaming and body image

I’m not going to discuss the hidden meanings that are conveyed when you engage in fat shaming – even against those who disagree with you. There are plenty of authors who have done a much better job writing about this topic and I will defer to their expertise. Hell, one of them wrote an amazing argument about how people fat shaming Chris Christie shows how alone people of size stand. What I will talk about, though, is how fat shaming contributes to a negative body image.

Bariatric surgery is absolutely necessary for many people to obtain a positive body image. Tragically, because of fat shaming, being a person of size is a hard lot in life. It is so bad that people are willing to try all sorts of extreme, insane diets to avoid it. This is also why we have issues like anorexia and bulimia because if you gain weight, you risk the ridicule that most people of size are familiar with. Growing up fat, I had to develop a tough skin and endure a lot of teasing from other children.

The only reliable way to lose weight: surgery

As someone who is actively pursuing bariatric surgery, I know how hard it is for people to lose weight. Last week, I sat in a conference room with over 70 people. Of those 70 people, roughly 50 of them were there in pursuit of bariatric surgery. You see, insurance requires us to attend “classes” that are supposed to teach us how to eat healthily. Never mind that, combined, everyone in that room has likely tried every diet under the sun. Never mind the fact that medical research asserts that bariatric surgery is the most reliable way not only to lose weight but keep it off. Fortunately, my last class was last week and I am moving forward in the process.

I am hoping beyond hope that it works out for me. I intend to do everything I can to lose weight and keep it off. In compliance with my programme, I maintain a strict 1,800 calorie diet. I also do high-intensity interval training (HIIT) exercise three times a week.

Capitalism: The enemy of women’s liberation and the real resistance

Capitalism is interested in one thing first and foremost and that is to make money. Quite frankly, there is no money in encouraging people to teach one another with dignity and respect. So, capitalism is more interested in instilling self-doubt and a negative body image. After all, if you have a negative body image, it is easier for big corporations to sell you dubious diet products, cosmetics, and other products. This helps the companies to run more adverts launching attacks on your body image and thus, feeding into the vicious cycle. Fat shaming is such an entrenched trait of our capitalist culture that lots of people engage in it automatically.

So, how do we stop this? How do we resist this terrible fact of our culture? Simple: we fight for communism. We fight tooth and nail against capitalists rewriting history to assert that state capitalism is communism. We fight tooth and nail against the false assertion that capitalism is freedom and communism is authoritarianism. It is crucial to bring this fight out in the open to loudly and often voice our vehement opposition to the evils of capitalism. That is the real resistance, not some fake resistance like the one Hillary’s supporters launched after her loss. It is to resist capitalism and all its symptoms: from fat shaming to demonization of the poor.

I am ready, are you?

I Tried The Nomad Carabiner for iPhone

Spoiler alert: The construction is bloody awful.

Okay, so I will admit that I gave the Nomad Charging Carabiner a go. After all, it would be so nice to have a charging cable that clips to my Red Oxx CPA Briefcase and not have to worry about whether or not I packed a charging cable for my mobile. And until Earth Day this year, it was working out pretty well. I could just clip it to one of the rings of my bag and I would have a charging cable. It’s the same reason why I have my Bluetooth Master Lock attached to my bag when I was going to 24 Hour Fitness (my current gym doesn’t have lockers with places to put a lock).

Broken Nomad Carabiner

Why I got it

I heard about Nomad through their ChargeKey and have had that product page in my bookmarks for some time. However, when I started noticing that I would leave my charging cables at home on my way to work, I knew I needed to get an on the go solution. I bought both the ChargeKey and this charging carabiner. I knew that given the conditions of some of the tags on my keyring that the ChargeKey wouldn’t last long. My prediction was, of course, right because within a couple of weeks the ChargeKey succeeded at disappointing me. However, the charging carabiner looked like it could last a bit longer. This is probably because while it’s not in use, the cable is somewhat protected by the housing of the Carabiner. Whatever the reason, it became part of my daily carry.

Carabiner no longer

Broken Nomad Carabiner

My Nomad carabiner can’t clip onto my bag anymore. 🙁

But on Earth Day when I went with Josh from the Longmont Green Party to volunteer at the Earth Day celebration in Lyons, I noticed when I tried to clip my charging carabiner back to my bag that the clip part of the carabiner would not snap back to the position it is supposed to be at. The entire reason why I bought this thing and the entire gimmick behind it is gone now. I’m not sure why this happened and it doesn’t appear that any parts are missing from the carabiner. So, I posted about it on their Facebook page:

It has been over two months now and to this date, I have not heard a word back after e-mailing Nomad about my problem, as directed by their Facebook team. I can accept a lot of things with customer service failures. I didn’t complain when their Charge Key stopped working within a couple of weeks because hey, charging cables wear out and even though I would have expected this to have a little longer of a lifespan, I wasn’t going to get mad about it. Surprisingly, even though the cable on their carabiner isn’t as thick as the one they use for their ChargeKey, remarkably the charging function of the carabiner still works. How is it that the cable is so good but the carabiner part is so shoddy?

However, if they tell me to take the conversation to e-mail and then ignore my e-mails for two months, this is unacceptable. I’ve bought things from MBK in Bangkok that hold up better than this carabiner charging cable.

In conclusion

I cannot, in good conscience, recommend that anyone get the Nomad Carabiner. It does work for a little while, and if you’re happy with buying a new one every year or so, this might be the device for you. However, Nomad’s customer support people have not responded to my inquiries. It seems like they will try to move the discussion to e-mail where they can ignore you. I have given up any hope that Nomad will support their products. So now, I am looking for a better solution to add a charging cable to my daily carry.

Michael Hyatt’s Get Noticed Theme Isn’t Internationalized

I bought Michael Hyatt's Get Noticed Theme and the first thing I noticed is that the theme is not internationalized!

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series My Experience With the GetNoticed Theme

So, after running for public office and doing some very important work with the Green Party of Colorado and the Denver Transit Justice Coalition, I’ve decided to recommit myself to blogging. I am rebuilding my professional web design portfolio by cooking up custom designs for VeroniqueBellamy.fr and Vero4RTD.com. I’ve also committed my services to some non-profit groups I interacted with in the course of my political run. However, for this site, I’m choosing to do something different: creating a custom look from a pre-existing theme. I chose Michael Hyatt’s Get Noticed theme and just purchased it today. I downloaded and installed it this morning (this is the theme without any customizations, yet). The first thing I noticed was that the text around the theme wasn’t translating.

Vero.moe: A multilingual blog

My blog is multilingual in French and Esperanto. However, when you switch to either the French or Esperanto version, some of the core navigation elements are in English. This is partly because the theme’s author did not write the theme with internationalization in mind. Right now, I am working to wrap the rogue text in the existing theme in the proper tags. Once this happens, I will create a WordPress .pot file to prepare the theme to be translatable. Then, I will translate the theme into French and Esperanto and provide the updates to Michael Hyatt’s team free of charge.

However, there is a bigger internationalization problem. You see, some of the settings are in standard text boxes but you can’t enter different sets of text for these strings. Since I use the Polylang plugin to make my blog multilingual, there is a panel that allows me to set different settings for these strings. However, this isn’t the most user-friendly way of translating these strings.

The Get Noticed Theme Has Internationalization Problems

So, while the theme has some phrases which are not i18n-friendly, this bit of code reveals another internationalization issue.

You see, the link to “/speaking” is hardcoded into the theme. The theme isn’t even referencing an option which can be modified by the end user. On my blog, that would need to be /en/speaking, /fr/parlant or /eo/parolanta for the English, French and Esperanto versions of that page respectively. There are other issues relating to this theme but I think internationalization is a key issue. This is the first post in my new series, “My Experience With the GetNoticed Theme”. Throughout this series, I will discuss how I’m modifying the theme to create a custom look and feel while retaining the benefits of the parent theme. At the end of the series, I will release a child theme to the GetNoticed Theme with my modifications. Although I am correcting serious functionality issues that should be corrected in some areas, I’ll be improving the theme in other areas.

We Must Resist

My friends,

I feel I must explain the reasons for my #DemExit, as we are seeing a lot of blame being heaped upon our fellow citizens for the “crime” of voting their conscience and choosing a third party. This blame comes whether or not your state went for Hillary. They believe that we are to blame for Trump. And they are wrong.

Many of us warned of this outcome. I know one Hillary supporter who I’ve told time and time again that her nomination would hand the presidency to Trump and she accused me of parroting propaganda. In fact, as we saw in the Podesta e-mails, Trump was seen by the Hillary camp as a “pied piper” candidate. Hillary’s team urged their contacts in the media to promote Trump, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson, as they felt that these extreme-right candidates would be easier for Hillary to beat than a more moderate, boring Republican like Jeb Bush. And they were wrong.

So, blaming Green Party voters for Trump’s victory is irrational when you consider who was to blame if Trump won the nomination in the first place. However, blaming third party voters is a nifty strategy when you want to reinforce the two-party system and make sure no new voices can rise to power.

It is the same vicious cycle that allows lackluster politicians and the two parties that run them to thrive. The fear response in this cycle is an understandable manipulation of our basic human responses. They are teaching us to not vote third party. To do this, they blame third parties for their own machinations. We saw as Al Gore refused to hear from legislators who tried to bring up voter suppression in 2000. If we want to make our state better, if we want to make our government better, we have only one thing that we are called to do.

We must resist

I am not talking a fake resistance like Keith Olbermann’s show for GQ Magazine titled “The Resistance”. This is where he shows his descent into Glenn Beck-istan, supporting his favourite warmonger. No, we need something more substantive. I am talking protests in the streets resistance. I am talking changing your voter registration from Democrat or Republican to a party that more accurately reflects your values.

This is crucial because the Democratic party has abandoned the left. They chose a warmonger who drummed up support for a war against Russia. What’s worse is the rationale: it was because her e-mails were leaked. They have left us when they refused to stand with whistleblowers like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. The Democratic Party is no longer the party of the left, it is the party of neoliberalism and centre-right politics. The Democratic Party is where ugly policy ideas get a pretty face.

#DemExit is the moral imperative

We will not get anywhere if we continue to reward bad behaviour. We cannot let the Democratic party get away with nominating more neoliberal candidates. As I see the gubernatorial race start to get legs, I have been checking out the field. I have seen the campaign website for a Democrat that proudly proclaims how he is a centrist. Because that worked so well for Hillary, did it not?

When I was running for the RTD Board, I saw a Democratic party working to support a candidate who was manifestly unfit to serve. A candidate who lied about her record at every chance she got and convinced others to prop up her lies. If they are willing to do this at such a low level, imagine how much worse it gets the higher up the totem pole you go!

With people like Governor Frackenlooper and Judy Lubow using their backward policies to destroy our state, #DemExit is the imperative. I implore every Colorado Democrat to seriously consider a #DemExit. We must use our votes to elect people of conscience to public office and we must think critically about our choices.

Because, as we now know, the Democratic party isn’t thinking critically about their candidates.

In solidarity,

Dr. Véronique Bellamy

My Post-Election Recap

Wow, this was a crazy election we had. A lot of things went down this year, some good and quite a bit bad. I feel a serious need to talk about a number of them, if for no other reason than to process.

Wait, didn’t I run for public office?

Yes, I ran for the RTD Board of Directors and lost. In a three-way race, I got only 20% of the vote. Now, I could blame it on a lot of things. Voter turnout was worse this year than it was last year. In my race alone, only 2/3rds of the people voted that voted in the same race in 2012. Ultimately, I failed and if I seek this office again, I’ll ask for help sooner. I’ll hit the pavement harder to get out the vote.

I know if I worked harder, I would have won. Too many people have told me that they voted for Judy because they actually believed she was pro-FasTracks. However, now is not the time for recrimination. Judy won and we’ll all have to live with the consequences of that.

As for me, I plan to keep my campaign website online. Because Judy removed her campaign website fairly quickly after conning the public, I’m keeping an archived copy of her campaign website online too. Lee Kemp also nuked his campaign website and while I tried to archive his site, it didn’t survive the efforts as well. I paid A Small Orange for a year in advance back in June, but I will be moving my sites sooner given recent outages at ASO. I used to be proud to refer people to A Small Orange but their service has gotten poorer.

The queue of work awaiting me

I have a ton of things to do that I put off once ballots dropped. I am currently working on websites for RCV for Colorado, the Longmont Green Party and a new transit riders’ union. This is in addition to the website designs I’m working on for veroniquebellamy.fr and vero.moe. Next month, I am going to Florida to teach Sunday school classes at Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Simply put, I have a lot on my plate.

… And to top it off, I’m going to start implementing the strategies in Jeff Sanders’ book, the 5 AM Miracle.

Did I also mention that I’m planning to go vegetarian on the first? Or that I am running for the Green Party’s nomination for Governor in the 2018 election? Yeah, shoot me now.

Frankly, I must be mad doing all this stuff. But 2016 was a disappointing year. Not just because I put my heart and soul into a campaign that died, but because I don’t feel that I did enough this year. I was disqualified from a bariatric surgery programme down in Denver and I never got started with the roller derby league. I wasn’t nearly as productive as I wanted to be.

New years are always a way to recommit yourself to your goals, but year-long goals are near impossible to achieve. It is way too difficult to keep focus for that long! This is why I am adopting Jeff’s quarter system, starting my quarters in February.

Why I Cannot and Will Not Support Hillary Clinton

I have made no secret of my disgust for the system that backed Hillary Clinton. The system that ignored the will of the voters in plenty of states such as Arizona, California and New York. The system that was so transparently corrupt, we all but knew that it was rigged before Guccifer released those e-mails to WikiLeaks. I have been saying this, screaming this to the Hillary stans in my life. I am shocked that their rasping, mantra-like reply is “she is not Donald Trump”. I hate to admit it, but they are right.

Hillary Clinton is worse for America than Donald Trump could ever aspire to be. Donald Trump talks about deporting all Muslims from America, Hillary has bombed them abroad. I get it though, we have lower expectations for the orange cheeto. Not to mention that, as former lawyer for Wal-Mart, she has literally served as the devil’s advocate.

We are at a precipice and must step back. Supporting Hillary Clinton will only embolden those right-wing Democrats that see the rightward shift in the party. I often wonder how the two parties back in the mid-20th century shifted after the Civil Rights Act. I wonder how racist Democrats moved across the aisle to be embraced by Republicans, putting old grudges aside. The shift happening today is a slow march that is killing us little by little. We are the proverbial frog in the slowly boiling pot.

A friend of mine, who is a Hillary stan, keeps trying to tell me that my support for Jill Stein is a “vote for Trump”. This ignorant claim ignores the fact that liberals like me have been screaming the problems with Hillary from the start. We tried caucusing and rallying for Bernie Sanders. We pointed out the fact that the polls showed that he would do better against Trump than Hillary could ever hope. We did warn them time and time again that this would happen.

It falls upon us to take this one simple step: vote third party. Sure, we do risk a Trump presidency by doing so, but what we gain is more important. We beat back the corporatists and vulture capitalists in the Democratic party. We beat back the Barry Goldwater Democrats who are still quite centre-right. This is more important now than ever, as this crucial step can help save the Democratic party. What is worse, four years of a Trump presidency that would be hotly contested by liberals or eight years of a Clinton presidency as the so-called “left-wing” party moves more right?

Defiance in the Face of Fear

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

The attack on the Pulse night club reminds us all of the problems that beset the United States. Problems of homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and islamophobia beset our country and still plague it to this day. It’s not just terrorists like those advocating against the equal rights of transgender people to use the restroom but also terrorists that would attack and kill us just for the crime of existing.

Today, I live my life as authentically as humanly possible. I have a job that I love, I am running for the Regional Transportation District Board of Directors and I am working hard to lose weight so I can make my thirties great. While I am cognizant of the fact that there are some people that take issue with the fact that I exist and may choose to visit violence upon me, I choose to live my life regardless.

One thing I want to address is how everyone claims that Islam was the catalyst for this attack, conveniently forgetting the decades of Christian persecution of LGBT people in this country. Islam may have been a catalyst, but so could the rhetoric of American homophobes and transphobes who talk about their efforts to deny us even the most basic civil liberties as a “war”. They claim that they are oppressed while actually oppressing us. Someone steeped in such dishonest, hateful rhetoric is just as likely to murder innocent LGBT people as a muslim subjected to the same rhetoric.

It is, however, a very convenient way to deny the fact that even today, LGBT people are still treated like second class citizens. We still lack crucial national protections for things like housing, employment and public accommodations. And homophobic and transphobic Christians still work to deny us these basic civil rights. By blaming it on Islam, it is a convenient and subtle way to shift some of the blame for homophobia onto Islam as a whole. Maybe Islam did influence him, but isn’t it just as likely that the likes of Kim Davis or Governor McCrory’s hateful rhetoric and falsely labelling us as “predators” could have inspired such vitriol?

Live without fear. The goal of terrorism and of terrorists is to instill terror, to use violence, to achieve their aims. By showing them that we will stand against them is defiance at its core. So, live without fear and be brilliant.

Love is the Law, Love under Will.

Véronique Bellamy

Playing at a Whole New Level

Honestly, I continually find it surreal that I am running for public office. I mean, I think I’ve made it very clear on my campaign website that I see my last two predecessors (hopefully!) as the scummiest people on the planet. But I find that with my job at PhaseZerφ and the campaign, I am always working and hustling to try to be a big success at both but as a result, I cannot spend much time on the design for both veroniquebellamy.fr and vero.moe.

So, until the election is over, I’m afraid I can’t commit to redesigning my other sites. Thank you for your understanding. 🙂