I want to start raving about this book right off the bat. However, I have a weird formula for my reviews that I’d like to stick with for now. Just know that, while I’m writing this, I’m vibrating with excitement. One of my dearest friends from high school got two copies of Becoming for Hanukkah … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Becoming by Michelle Obama
It’s all over the news, and I feel I have to comment on it. I’m a liberal. On the “Radical Scale” (that I just made up), I’m somewhere between “Elizabeth Warren” & “Bernie Sanders.” That means I have all sorts of crazy ideas: Women are people; full-fledged, unique individuals who deserve to define their own … Continue reading Thoughts on Trump’s “Impeachment”
Recently, I shared a cartoon by my friend, Clay, about the growing attacks on women’s reproductive rights by individual states. I promised to share the Supreme Court’s contact info in my brief introduction to his post. After hours & days of searching (OK, so it was a 30 second Google search), I found it. What’s … Continue reading Contacting the Supreme Court
This is another book I’m somewhat confident I got from my Dad. It was either that, or an amazing, defunct website. Since it doesn’t have any highlighting marks, I’m tempted to say it was the website. But, I’ll talk more about my long-lost love on another post. Spoiler-free. Although, recalling the political dumpster fires Al … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Lies (And The Lying Liars Who Tell Them) – A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right by Al Franken
I would like to say something intelligent & witty about this video. Unfortunately, the bile keeps rising in my throat & paralyzing my fingers. All that came out were guttural screams. This is a clip from "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," originally aired on Comedy Central & then shared on YouTube. Noah is interviewing … Continue reading More Trump F—ery.
So, another life goal of mine is to read all the books recommended in Harold Bloom’s The Western Canon. This list fell out of fashion (in many ways, thank goodness) because it’s basically “the dead white guys who wrote stuff” list. However, someone told me it used to be the indication of a well-read person … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
I'm a fan of Samantha Bee's show, Full Frontal. While I'd prefer more representation than poor Ashley, I think the show did a good take on some Black History subjects. Their "Racist Roadshow," in the second link below, was more enlightening & disheartening than funny, but it told me some stuff I really should have … Continue reading Full Frontal’s Take On Black History Month
I read this post on a Facebook page called Beauty is Inside (it's a lovely page, full of self-love & feminist posts). Currently, Jill Stein (Green Party) is calling for a recount in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, & Michigan. She's not doing it for her own benefit, - there's no chance she'll win & little chance anything … Continue reading Contact the U.S. Department of Justice to audit the vote & set voters’ minds at ease!
Not since Abraham Lincoln has the United States elected a third-party candidate. Is it possible that 2016 will overturn the two-party’s 155-year legacy? Short answer – no. If you’re easily bored, you can stop reading now. 2016 may go in the history books as the most divisive political election. People are saying the Democratic & … Continue reading Is 2016 the Year of the Third Party?