"The nation, as you know, is at a critical point. At a time like this, we can’t risk partisan bickering and political posturing. Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people’s work. And we citizens also have to rise to the occasion." ~ Mitt Romney's Concession Speech It is November 7th, … Continue reading 5 Victories on Election Day
I voted for Obama in 2008. I lived in San Francisco and when the election results came through, the city erupted in a celebration that I must imagine was only rivaled by the rapturous joy in Chicago. On November 6th, 2012, we as a nation vote again, but no matter the winner, it seems unlikely … Continue reading Vote
At this stage in 2012, the fact that there are undecided voters can be pretty shocking to those who have known for months (years?) who they were going to put their support behind. Some want Obama to get a second term, a continuing chance to fulfill some of the incomplete promises or missed opportunities of … Continue reading Lesser of Two Evils?
There's not much I'm going to add to this video right now. I believe this to be a tipping point for the movement (the first standing President to support same-sex marriage) and very likely a re-awakening of enthusiasm for Obama's base. In the next few days, pundits will go back and forth debating what this … Continue reading Obama Supports Same-Sex Marriage
#Iwantanatheistpresident It's May, now, which means only 4 years and 7 months until the 2016 presidential election. Of course, before that, we have to survive this one. Since Mitt Romney is the Republican Nominee (yes, I know, not technically, but...) and we have a 2-party system in which a 3rd party can never hope to … Continue reading I Want An Atheist President
This weekend in Seattle, the clouds broke for the first time in what seems like ages. Sunlight blanketed the city and friends drank sangria on rooftops as boats passed through the Sound. But not all scenes were so idyllic. On one grassy field, in some fiery hearts, a war was brewing. Here, in the shadow … Continue reading Not With A Bang, But A ‘Whoomp’
Alternate titles: Nothing's Gonna Change My World or So This Is The New Year, And I Don't Feel Any Different We're through the looking glass here, people. 2012. Forget those rapture nutjobs and hypochondriacs, this is really the year that the world finally, horrifically comes to a screeching halt (or a halting screech; I forget). … Continue reading 2012: The Year The World (Doesn’t) End
"Millionaire tax called 'class warfare' by GOP." I've really tried to avoid broaching politics on this blog throughout most of this stupidity, but it's hard to just completely ignore it. If you rightly don't care about this whole clusterfuck of inanity because you, again rightly, understand that this whole mess is about the political parties … Continue reading Class Warfare