Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

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 […]

my America (part 2): O’Hare airport

04/10/2017

ok, so, it’s circulating around about a man being dragged off a plane, United Airlines, at O’Hare, today, 4/10/17. some time today, I heard a little bit of this on NPR.  The bit I heard didn’t seem empathetic to the man taken off the plane.  There was brief audio of screaming, and then a calm […]

New Organization

04/08/2017

What party/political spectrum are you quizzes: Pew Research Center’s two-party spectrum quiz GoToQuiz’s much more broad political compass quiz (I’m sure there are countless others, I took one around election time from isidewith, which was American and generally two-party with some others, very exhaustive, covering the issues – to what degree there were – from […]

Local Elections: last minute notice

03/30/2017

  Ok, so, for some there are local elections coming up.  I know it’s hard to get into them.  hell, I’m pretty political these days and it’s only a couple days out and I barely know who’s running and so on and so forth.  Plus, I’m futilistic as hell these days.  Still, I figure I’d […]

Chicken

03/16/2017

Naperville’s GoFundMe page   Well, 2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster, after all… ok, from pussies back to birds: a classic: and this will either brighten your day or drive you up a wall, but when I think bird-related songs, how could I resist:   and this one is completely new to me, […]

“Fearless Girl”

03/10/2017

True story, there was this one time I… but that’s beside the point. “Statue of Girl Confronts Bull, Captivating Manhattanites and Social Media,” New York Times, (nytimes.com) “The Story of ‘The Fearless Girl,’ From the Women at McCann Who Made Her,” Adweek, (adweek.com) Change.org’s petition to make the statue permanent (although I don’t know if […]

viral aka too sensitive

03/03/2017

first off, terms, viral not as in actual, but social. point two, I really don’t understand people. the picture launching a thousand words, this: Let’s say, for point of argument, I am aspberg-y and can’t really understand people.  also, me being me, I overthink. The caption/title to this on Yahoo was “Future that Liberals want” […]

Correspondents’ Dinner 2017

03/01/2017

LoBianco, T. (2/24/17). “Five takeaways from the Republican town halls,” CNN, (cnn.com) Peters, M. (2/25/17). “Trump Will Be First President in 36 Years To Skip White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” NPR, (npr.org)

White House survey

02/26/2017

Take the White House survey (whitehouse.gov) to let the administration know your input.

Specific Legislation

02/25/2017

Latest updates (4/26/17):   The following video is not intended to be pedantic, rather, for some levity and nostalgia (Dave Frishberg, Schoolhouse Rock!, 1976): *some caveats: With this Trump administration, there are so many issues to tackle.  A woman at a meeting the other night described it like needing to wave fly paper around to […]