"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
It looks like I have a job here in NOLA. After less than a month of looking (the first two weeks were a wash as I was exploring the city and anticipating a visit to Kansas), I'll be getting back into the food service industry that I prefer. My situation obviously isn't what one might … Continue reading Looking For Work in Obama’s America
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?
"Corporations are people." If you're like me, just hearing that phrase trips your gag reflex. It's so clearly not true that it boggles the mind that it gets said with a straight face. Corporations are corporations. People are people. I mean, who ever heard of making Soylent Green out of Corporations? It's preposterous.
#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 is not usually the kind of entry I write, but as a follow-up to my last post, it feels apropos. Watch this, if you're up for it (it's long but has points of interest): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrYsXnxXhBw What's interesting about this video, other than the content (which Romney would probably dismiss) is that it wasn't … Continue reading “When Mitt Romney Came To Town”
And other obvious facts in this presidential race. First off, let me say, this is an opinion piece on the likelihood of candidates getting the Republican nomination, not a statement on their policies, and certainly not a diatribe on why Obama is or isn't a better choice than them. But, who am I kidding, I'll … Continue reading Ron Paul Is Not Going To Be The Republican Nominee