(random thoughts and events going on in and around my life) Music - 2 tracks, this time: "I'll Still be True" by Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings "Double Bass" by Gorillaz I do not own these videos! 11 Days. That's how long I have until my first Final of the semester is due. I say … Continue reading Inside The Terrordome
I have been in public a long time, and sometimes my pants have come down.... "But it certainly hasn't been like that. I've had a thin waist and a full waist, and it depends on where I was at that time, I suppose, as to what might have happened. But I sure don't remember it. … Continue reading “Short Circuits”: Dan Johnson
President Trump... ... sorry, that's been happening a lot since November.... ... President Trump held an impromptu news conference on Thursday, discussing everything from the National Guard to election results. Within that rambling mess of a conference, one item struck a nerve with me: his segment on inner city violence. President Trump mentioned how he had … Continue reading “Short Circuits”: The Prez Says The Darndest Things!
The major national news stories of the week - and the previous week - continue to center on 3 things: insults and jabs thrown by Hilary Clinton and (mainly) Donald Trump, during the U.S. Presidential Election; Donald Trump's trip to Mexico and the Southern Wall saga, and the newest faux sports outrage target, Colin Kapernick. … Continue reading The North Dakota Pipeline Project and Protests – Cover This, Local and National Media!
I'm exhausted, 2016... and it is your fault. I'm exhausted by the constant "Mights" and "Maybes" happening throughout you: 'there "might" be work this week', '[friend/friends] "might" be at [insert event] tomorrow', '"maybe" I'll do this this or that, depending on money or transportation'. I'm too tired to decipher "mights" and "maybes" any more, and I'm tired of using them … Continue reading I’m Exhausted – And I’m Not Stopping
Continuing the theme of the earlier post about race and the Democratic candidates for the Presidency, the Republican candidates have an even larger question to answer, one in which the BBC touched on In July 2015: Can any of the Republican candidates sway enough black voters to their cause in 2016? Before that question can … Continue reading Republicans and the Black Vote (article links)
One of the big topics - again - of this presidential election cycle is race. Focusing on the Democratic side of the race for now, Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are in South Carolina, stumping for support for the upcoming Primary, especially when it comes to the Black votes. Sanders supporters point out the work that … Continue reading Clinton, Sanders, and the Black Vote (article links)