Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

1984, Olivia Wilde

06/21/2017

It’s been a long time since I’ve read 1984. well over a decade ago.  But I did read 1984 and Brave New World at relatively the same time.  and I remember, then, that I liked Brave New World a lot better.  Nothing against 1984, which is still a great novel.  I think I had liked […]

Philadelphia

06/21/2017

So six people, out of 18, quit the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, because they felt this current administration was refusing to listen to them and they felt they could provide more help from outside the administration, than within.  Much of this protest-via-resignation centered around the new Trumpcare AHCA bill; it’s  allowance of insurance companies […]

Some News, mid-June, 2017

06/18/2017

I’m not really feeling…up to things.  There’s voids in my life I don’t know what to do about.  blaming myself doesn’t really get me anywhere.  I can’t just feel better.  and I had some times hanging out with other people who were all having a good time, so that helps.  but I always have to […]

Some News, Cracked

06/02/2017

happiness is hard… I relate to this video… I just can’t escape one bad political thing after another.

Nixonian: Comey fallout

05/14/2017

update

05/07/2017

To my followers, I updated my Action for the Day page.  I’m not sure if I will keep that particular page updated past the first 100 days mark.  but I updated it for now.  check it out here.  have a good night/day.

fire Colbert? fire Trump.

05/05/2017

caveat/warning: foul language So I guess the latest Trump-bashing from Colbert has gotten some people upset.  I think the comment in question is that he said, regarding Trump: “The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c— holster.” Some are saying, presumably those on the right, that this goes too far […]

Back in My Day

05/03/2017

  I like the concept of this bit, speaks to me and my – I feel older while realizing I’m not that much older – sense.  I’ve been known to get on a couple “kids these days” soapboxes, and perhaps reminisce about a prior time – that was not that long ago.  Maybe things change […]

a hodgepodge of issues

05/02/2017

My current favorite legislative tracking site, Countable.  It explains bills, past and current, in layman’s terms, bipartisan pros and cons, allows me to weigh in, allows me to send my representative and senators a message on whether I am for or against, and gives me my representatives’ voting record in real time.  Hopefully this is […]

What good is protesting anyway?

04/19/2017

  “So what good is protesting anyway?” A legitimate question I hear now, and from “both sides of the aisle,” “opponents” and “compatriots” alike.” I have heard this question a lot these days.  So much so that I felt I needed to answer, while also knowing this question is complex and I don’t feel I […]