politics Category

February 23, 2015
13

I Skipped the Oscars and Patricia Arquette was WRONG.

(I should state that these opinions are my own. They are not a reflection of anyone that I know who works in Hollywood. Wouldn’t want any of you to get flack for my opinions.) I didn’t watch the Oscars this year. And I’m happy I didn’t. I did catch John Legend and Common’s performance. And I did see Lady Gaga and Julie Andrews. But it’s hard to watch a show you just can’t really support anymore. In recent years, I stopped watching fashion coverage. While I liked seeing what people wore- I do love fashion. The coverage was ridiculous- the…

February 26, 2014
1

Arizona. Again.

I know, I’m overdue on some posts. I have a post queued up where I berate myself for skipping my posting schedule, but I felt like this one was more important. Recently, there have been some states that tried to pass legislation saying that businesses could discriminate refuse service if they felt the individual would violate their religious freedoms. Kansas had a bill that passed in the House, I think, but didn’t make it through the other in order to even make it to the Governor. Arizona, on the other hand, has passed a bill that would allow business owners…

November 22, 2013
0

Should there be tie-ins for The Hunger Games?

Tomorrow morning, I’ll be watching Day of the Doctor. I’m going to try to clear my schedule and watch it in my room, with plenty of water and tissues. Just so I’m prepared. I think that when The Hunger Games came out, I wrote a post about how weird it was to hear questions from the media that completely ignored the message of the movie. Most of the questions were about trying to suggest there was an actual love triangle, when let’s face it, any of the romantic sub-plot stuff is minimal at best. While I applaud the social media…

October 15, 2013
2

The Redskins: Time for a Change

Recently the owner of the Washington Redskins (Daniel Snyder) commented that he’d never change the name of the team, despite the fact that people have long complained that it’s a racial slur. In a twist that’s made me happy, a lot of media outlets and journalists have objected to calling them the Redskins and simply refer to them as Washington. On Sunday, Bob Costas spelled it out (and yes, I do recommend that people watch this). I’ve seen some interesting responses. From people who say it’s about time, to those who don’t understand what the problem is- saying that this…

September 12, 2013
0

Vlog Madness! DL Half Marathon and 9/11 Healing vs Holding On

Wow guys, I realize now that I didn’t post last week’s vlog vid here, so you get two vids on one page. First, TheBoy and I did the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend over Labor Day weekend (he did the Half Marathon, I did the 5k) and so I vlogged about it! Yesterday was 9/11 and I’ve written a lot about it, but had a couple things to say. (Just in case you weren’t in the mood for me to gloss over my feelings, the first minute is actually about TheBoy. So watch it and then stop) If you have ANYTHING…

May 24, 2013
0

Boy Scouts decision – a win for the LGBT community?

If you’ve been following the news, you probably heard that the Boy Scouts decided to allow gay children into the organization. Yay, right? It’s still not enough for me to let my boys join. The Boy Scouts of America still won’t let openly gay adults serve as leaders/volunteers. While the BSA say it’s because it wasn’t under consideration (they were only deciding about children)- I’m going to say that’s just a line fed by PR. Why? There is no reason that they couldn’t have or wouldn’t have debated the situation in order to make the Boy Scouts of America all-inclusive-…

March 27, 2013
2

Why I fight.

I tried searching my archives, but I’m not sure if I ever did write this post. Every so often, someone that doesn’t know me very well will ask me why I fight for marriage equality. That for some reason in their lazy minds, that because I have my husband and 2 boys, that I can just walk away. Or someone else will call me an ally. Both groups of people drive me insane. I look at my life and I see what I have now, and a path that I could have taken. I’m bi (and I know I’ve admitted…

November 6, 2012
0

Vote!

This picture is from today. GET OUT AND VOTE. It doesn’t matter what state you live in, your vote counts. While you might not feel like it’ll influence the presidential vote, it will. And frankly- your vote does count when it comes to state, county and local elections. VOTE. (And if you have an absentee ballot you didn’t get in the mail, you can hand deliver it at your local polling place)

October 4, 2012
2

Why PBS matters.

I might have addressed this issue before, the last time a poitician suggested that funding PBS was a was of tax dollars. But it’s worth repeating. Last night during the first Presidential debate, Mitt Romney said that he would defund PBS. That while he liked Big Bird and even Jim Lehrer (the debate’s moderator), he would fire them. Twitter exploded in a flurry of don’t fire Big Bird tweets, and a lot of people pointed out the ridiculousness of telling the debate moderator you’d fire him in the middle of the debate… Neil Degrasse Tyson (my favorite badass of the…

August 22, 2012
0

Non-Apologies

I wanted to comment about Rep Todd Akin, but so many people already have. What he initially said is offensive on so many levels, as is his non-apology. The “apology” said that he misspoke, he empathizes with rape victims, but still doesn’t think they should have abortions. There is no apology in there. I’m tired of politicians who build their platforms based off one crackpot’s scientific finding (and really, there is no scientific basis for thinking that women have way to halt a pregnancy from occurring- a woman is just as likely to conceive during consensual sex as she is…