I was like you, once.Starry-eyed and hopeful. A dreamer. Just a girl raised with the idea that in America, if we believed hard enough, we could make things better.I was so hopeful, in fact, that in my first voting cycle–2008–I voted for Bob Barr.Who the fuck is Bob Barr, you’re probably asking.My answer? Exactly.
Is that right, I'll never know !It's funny when you search the History, and find out that there is history you really knew nothing about.In the late seventies, I worked in a building, that I didn't know was build and owned by a corporation, that I would work for later in life. I was so happy working for the ATF, Department of the Treasury coming out of Highschool. It was a Manpower summer job, and it could have become permanent. But, decided, that I would go away to college instead.
[Setting: The Halls of Power]Guy in Suit: The media keep saying that there are hungry children in America.Other Guy in Suit: Let them eat dinner.Bleeding-Heart: That's the problem. They don't have dinner to eat. Or even breakfast maybe.GIS: We already give them lunch at school. That's five days a week.B-H: Unless they're absent or on vacation or a snow day.OGIS: Then it's the parents' problem.
I had to be at the Democratic National Convention last month for work, and wasn’t too excited about the assignment. As a Bernie Sanders supporter, I felt disillusioned and disappointed that my candidate wasn’t ending up the nominee. However, I didn’t consider myself a “Bernie or Bust” person either.My work as an organizer for an advocacy movement brought me to the convention, so I focused on that rather than the chaos.At first, anyway.But then I didn’t.
Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 19 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Susette La Flesche.
Have you ever had to fight with anyone because of something bad they did?It's usually easy to say which things are bad and good. Killing someone: bad. Helping someone: good. However, the lines are all blurry - the areas all grey - when, for instance, killing becomes part of a campaign to rid the country of illegal drugs. The choice I don't want to make
I’d like to begin with the disclaimer that I am a giant fucking hypocrite and have been watching all the late-night clips about Trump, retweeting the memes, texting them to my boyfriend from the toilet, etc. I mean…Trump as a person is hilarious.Of course, so was Hitler, but…It’s also a natural human reaction to tell jokes about horrible things, or things we’re afraid of. So “haha the world might end under President Trump” is the kind of joke that’s sort of to be expected.This isn’t quite what I’m talking about when I say “Trump isn’t funny.”
http://dailytwocents.com/trump-on-qualudes/ If you saw the new Trump during his foreign policy speech you would think he was on something. This new polished, handled, Trump is only a Trojan Horse. If it smells like **** it is still ****.
Kota Neelima is considered one of the best political fiction authors in India with 20 years of journalism experience in writing. With an educational background in international relations, she has also served as a political editor for The Sunday Guardian in the past. Till now, she has written five popular books namely Shoes of the Dead, The Honest Season, Death of a Moneylender, Riverstones and Tirupati – A Guide to Life.
Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 17 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Qandeel Baloch.
Over the weekend I went home to celebrate my nephew’s 1st birthday. While I loved seeing my family and friends, it was awkward riding down streets and seeing Trump signs proudly displayed in yards (at least in Charlotte, Trump supporters mostly try to hide it). It was also awkward running into people who I had unfriended over the years upon realizing that they were undercover racists based on their statuses about police brutality, Obama, the confederate flag, Black Lives Matter, etc.
Admit it, you loved Michael Jackson. Admit it, even if he molested small children, what does that have to do with his musical genius? Admit it, you like that he was neither man or woman, white or black. Admit it, he is a legend neither alive nor dead, guilty or innocent. Admit it, the man could sing. And dance.
He’s rich (albeit not richer if he had put all his money in a high-interest bank account). He’s worried about the jobs of Americans (he counts creating tens of thousands of jobs as a sacrifice he’s made). He’s a real estate developer and TV personality. And the Republican presidential nominee.
House of Mirrors We sit by windowswaiting for the coffee to make itself out of waterwishing the windows weren’t made of glassyou and I we are not see throughlike these windows and waters we watch the world with.
https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/girlpower/posts/69301During national security briefing, Trump asks three times why we can't use nuclear weapons? Have American's had enough yet? Are American's ready to Dump Trump? Or will we continue to allow this man to embarrass us worldwide?
Each week for 26 weeks, I am publishing a post about women who are not widely known but should be—women who can inspire us, teach us, and encourage us to get out of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams. Week 16 of my A to Z challenge introduces us to Polly Bemis.
I am here to talk about rape culture. I am here to talk about Jane Doe, the woman who has come forward with allegations against Donald Trump that he raped her four times as a thirteen year old child. I am here to talk about how terrified I am that her story will get swept up as political fodder, and she -- the victim, will be forgotten. I believe that in order to relay my message properly, I need to share a piece of myself with you.
A friend of mine recently started a Facebook page called Political Noise. I wish he hadn't.Oh, I don't mind that he (mostly) keeps his political rants on a separate page from his puns, movie reviews, and discussions of pop culture. What I mind is the title. There's already too much noise in politics.So much noise that the signal can't get through.
While I am rarely at a loss for words, I don’t know what to say about the recent rash of murders of police. How can I adequately express my anger, frustration and fear? I think of economist (and New York Times contributor) Thomas Friedman, who more than a decade ago warned of the dire necessity of enacting reasonable gun control laws to combat our insane epidemic of firearm murders. As protesters chanted back in the sixties and seventies, “the world is watching.”
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