Squish. Stomp. Trounce it like the filthy bug it is. Threats to silence the press and suppress democracy must be addressed swiftly, with dexterity, resolve, and necessary evidence. (Seems that the bugs have rights, too.) We have the skill and determination to defend our constitutional rights; every generation must defend them afresh. McCarthy’s tyrannical senate … Continue reading Chicanery from the bully pulpit: Trump’s threat to democracy and the power of the press
Literacy has been on my mind of late. To be literate is more than just being capable of decoding words on the page and comprehending those words. Decoding and comprehension of words on the page – or the screen – is the minimalist’s definition of literacy. Literacy involves so much more. The capacity to engage … Continue reading Modes of Literacy, the News, and Persistence
Regarding politics, I am just a dash past neophyte, but I am a dedicated researcher and I learn quickly. Political science is not one of my passions; even so, I have become a researcher of political science, the federal legislative process, and the powers of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the US government. I … Continue reading On Political Resistance: An Introvert’s YAWP!
Since the election in November, we have read articles on how to navigate the ‘era of Trump’ and resist his regressive vision for the United States. And we will resist this emergence of misogyny, racism, elitism, and intolerance. Every day I look at my Twitter feed and see tweets from people and organizations I follow … Continue reading Trump craves attention: Don’t Feed the Beast (update)
2016: A Cup of Disappointment Several years ago I initiated a ‘renewable’ title for my New Year blog posts, the year followed by “A Cup of…” the one word that seemed to encapsulate the year. The first year I took the idea from “Auld Lang Syne” lyric and the film, It's a Wonderful Life – … Continue reading 2016: A Cup of Disappointment
I'm a big fan of anything that makes my life easier. Just this morning I learned how to make bacon bits. That might not seem like such a big deal; however, in the learning of how to make bacon bits I did not in fact burn the bacon that I was cooking - a … Continue reading Bacon bits and other Life Hacks
Yes, Gretchen Kelly. I concur wholeheartedly.
Dear Mr. Trump… can I call you Mr. Trump? Is that ok? I want you to be happy, that’s very important to me.
Before I get started, let me say this letter isn’t from all women. The Trumpettes surely won’t approve of this message. But this is from most women.
We see right through you. We have all known you at some point. Your ways are not unfamiliar to us. We see through you because we’ve been dealing with you our whole lives.
We heard you call women pigs. And disgusting. And stupid. And bimbos.
We watched as you called a former Ms. Universe “Ms. Piggy” and then spent four days continuing to insult her.
We see your weakness. Your lust for attention at any cost, your need to denigrate women. We see all of it. And we’re mad.
Yes. We’re mad. And fired up. And here’s the thing about us……
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