Thursday, September 20, 2012

You're Welcome

I like to think this is because I post much about Rachel Maddow . . . oh wait shit I post about Fresh Air a lot. hmm . . will have to recalculate my influence over the world.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Just a Dream

" Everyone was treated on an equal basis
No matter what color, religion or races
We weren't afraid to show our faces
It was cool to chill in foreign places"

I love Run DMC

So  . . . there's a Presidential election in just a couple weeks. And I love it! I always forget how much I really really love elections. I hate it as much as I love it but at the same time it's just society. This is actually how people behave. If it wasn't, this shit we get to see wouldn't happen.

I love that Biden says ridiculous things. I love that Ryan looks like an Abercrombie and Fitch cashier. I love that Reid is like fuck you you stupid bitch, I may be a really old boxer from a small western town, but I'll throw down in my quiet steady as stream voice. I love that Trump is making a big annoucement at the convention (you're fired Obama!). I love that Romney describes Obama, of the Hope-fame, as full of division, anger and hate because if you say black man and angry in the same sentence if front of an all white people backdrop than everyone that is secretly still scared of black people are like 'yeah you right'. I love that Donna Brazil once told me in a hotel room at the first Democratic presidential debate in 2002 in Washington DC to shut The Wire off because there were too many curse words. (I put it on mute I'm not gonna lie) I love that two women are hosting two of the debates this year after twenty years after the only other woman hosted a debate.

Wait, no . . ..   actually it makes me sick to my stomach that I am in fact happy there has only been one woman to host a debate. And though I don't work on women's issues like I use to, I am unbelievably disgusted that women are getting thrown against the wall and beaten down in the name of small government ( by the way of more government spending up your uterus) this year. I don't know if you've ever had a very large piece of plastic forced up your body in the name of finding out what is going on in your uterus while your legs shake with pain to find out you're totally ok and that experience was completely unnecessary (because I have), not to mention if you're pregnant and trying to exercise your constitutionally legal right to an abortion,  because that is also part of this election cycle. People (men of GOP persuasion) forcing women (and others like the elderly) to jump through hoops to exercise long fought and won rights (as in voting) makes this election important. It makes paying attention to a president that may not have fought all the battles in the way you wish he would have important and knowing the difference between being perfect and being human worth it.

But I say all this, with the understanding that this is how elections work in the United States. This is the way it goes and the drama makes me laugh otherwise i would cry.  The older I get the more I understand the ingrained need for debate and argument in this country. Because if we didn't have these fights, we would probably have Pussy Riot judgement way too regularly. Let's be honest, I too would probably be in jail for hooliganism myself. oh wait.

There is real enjoyment in this election season. And you should vote. . . .  and pay attention to both sides because you're probably missing something if you don't.