Monday, January 11, 2016

Hot Tramp, I Love You So

All day, I've just been gritting my teeth through my grueling workday, until I could make it to this point when I can just do what I've wanted to do all day: focus and reflect on David Bowie and his music.

He was the first to do a lot of things, to break fearlessly through a lot of boundaries, to be outrageous. He broke gender norms when nobody dared to. Now when rock stars do that, no one thinks a thing of it. He defied categorization as an musician, being impossible to pin into one or even several genres.  He was avant-garde in everything he did, seemingly fearless about how society might judge him and definitely impossible to label in any way except: brilliant.

He opened minds and opened doors. He colored outside the lines and he colored with no lines. He touched my heart and my soul, moved me, inspired me, affirmed me, and set my imagination free...his music makes my heart beat stronger.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Get the Memo

Memo to everyone in the United States of America:

The constitution of this great country, which is also the main thing that makes this such a great country, is about equal civil rights for all American citizens. The Supreme Court took up the issue of same-sex marriage and ruled that, constitutionally, no matter what one's sexual orientation, every American citizen has the right to marry.

Apparently, the above memo I just issued is necessary, as there are some who are just NOT understanding and/or accepting this reality. If you don't like the constitution, go move to another country which isn't ruled by it. And by "ruled by", I also mean "protected by". See ya later, Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of Alabama. And don't worry: you can always come back to America for a visit, as I'm guessing you are not Muslim.

Click this link to see the NPR article that prompted me to write the above memo/blog.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Why won't the media call white, Christian, American-born TERRORISTS what they are?

Question: why, when an armed group of white, Christian, American-born wackadoos take over federal property and say they will stay there for months unless and until they get their way, are they called "a militia" by the media, as opposed to "TERRORISTS" which is what they are?

You don't just stage an armed takeover of federal land and make a set of demands without being TERRORISTS. They aren't a "militia", so why are we letting them call themselves whatever they want? Why not let them go by "freedom fighters"? NO, call them what they are: a band of terrorists that have taken over federal property because they are mad at the government.

Interesting who the media will call terrorists and who it won't. I'm WAY more scared of these wackadoos than I am am of Syrian refugees who are FLEEING FROM terrorism. While Trump is busy talking of building walls around the country and the others in the GOP field are busy stopping terriFIED refugees from getting safe asylum here, we have a bunch of homegrown, heavily armed nuts staging a domestic coup in Oregon. Is anyone paying attention?