Friday, November 11, 2016

Post election insanity, and Mike Rowe or David Pogue wisdom to bring us all back to normal

I have friends from all religions, political parties, sexual preferences, genders, and even several countries including Russia and what I know from having these friends is that we are all a lot more alike and actually agree on a lot more than we disagree on. My friends might not all like each other or ever want to hang out in the same room, but if they did they'd find the reason they are all my friends. Trump is now OUR President elect and like it or not denigrating him before he's even done anything AS President is like painting a picture of a monster and expecting to see something different when you're done. Protesting a legitimately won election is not good for democracy. Yes the electoral college is an upsetting feature of our democracy when the popular vote outnumbers it and for most of us this isn't the first time we've seen that happen. So protest that, instead of hey ho Donald Trump has got to go, let's try hey ho, the electoral college has got to go and so next election it could be one man, one woman, one transgender, one vote.

In the meantime here are some things to think about to broaden your mind a little no matter what side of the aisle you're on.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Life after Bernie

Watching the Trump campaign unravel on their own and the always looming scandal over Hillary makes me wonder is there life after Bernie?

The Bernie camp has started a new push called "Our Revolution" it's a little a harder to get behind donating money to a more amorphous cause. I feel like you need a face with the cause to keep interest and focus alive. Of course the modest amount of media attention that Bernie got during his campaign also helped. Now that coverage is done, Bernie has a battle to try and stay on the stage given all the nonsense coming out of the presidential race. 

August 24th Bernie is doing a live stream for "Our Revolution" and attendance for this event if substantial may be just what we need to keep the progressive agenda on the ballot. I'll be tuning in to see what happens and we will see what if anything the media does with this event.