I finally sat down to watch Suffragette, a 2015 film directed by Sarah Gavron, which details women’s fight for the vote in Britain. I had read most of the criticism directed at the film, primarily regarding issues of race, and I agree with much of it. I think it was a mistake to create a composite character in an otherwise historical film, and to make that character—and all of the characters around her—white....more
Today's NabloPoMo is about exercise or exercising the right we have to vote.I distinctly remember being so excited to start voting in June 1990, my vote was going to make a difference, my vote was going to change the world.I loved that voting sticker and wore it to work.I kept my "voter receipt" for years.Right up, to 1996 and Mr. Bill Clinton reminded me just how bad politics can be and how human politicians are....more
Between the 20 emails a day the Obama team sends me and the 200 political ads and arguments I see every day on Facebook, not to mention the onslaught of television ads, I think it's safe to say everyone will be glad when this election is over. (And yes, I am crossing my fingers and toes and imploring the baby Jesus to make sure Obama wins because I suspect Romney is a robot and the root of all evil. That's not what this is about though.)...more
Vote! - 2012 Election I just owe almost everything to my father and it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election. ~Margaret Thatcher...more
People who know me know who I've voted for already.
I've made it a point to keep my political views off of Facebook.
I've learned over the years that Facebook people are very unforgiving when it comes to differing political views, and no matter what I post in my newsfeed about who or what I support, it will not change anyone's mind to agree with my point of view.
I think I posted one word and a hash tag once, and I got some serious hate mail.
I have friends that are both Republicans and Democrats, and I hate how immature and hateful they can be towards eachother during an election season.