Goodnight and farewell to 2015

Goodnight and farewell to 2015. I started the year unexpectedly with a near death brain surgery and ended with the birth of my first child. Thank you to Erica Colleran for being by my side for the highs and lows. See you all in 2016… Hopefully less dramatic but even more memorable! Bring it on!

/ July 26, 2017 / Uncategorized / 5 Comments

Bill Maher continues shilling for the Democrat establishment

Bill Maher continues shilling for the Democrat establishment. It’s easy to attack real liberals and fail to understand their refusal to vote for profound corruption in a corporate-centrist “neoliberal” like Hillary Clinton when you make millions, annually. The status quo suits you just fine, Mr. Maher. In retort, Dr. West continues to tell it like it is.

/ July 26, 2017 / Uncategorized / 2 Comments

“It’s our own version of What’s the Matter With Kansas?—the 2005 book in which Thomas Frank tries to explain how working-class Americans came…

“It’s our own version of What’s the Matter With Kansas?—the 2005 book in which Thomas Frank tries to explain how working-class Americans came to vote for right wing politicians against their own economic self-interest. In San Francisco’s case, many tenants came to vote against new development in an attempt to show their disdain for monied interests. The problem is that this stance happens to result in very expensive rents in the long run.
As the city got more and more expensive, progressive housing policy shifted gradually to a sad, rearguard movement to protect the people already here from being displaced. No longer would San Francisco even try to remain open as a refuge for immigrants and radicals from around the world. The San Francisco Left could never come to terms with its central contradiction of being against the creation of more “places” that would give new people the chance to live in the city. Once San Francisco was no longer open to freaks and dissidents, immigrants and refugees, because it was deemed to be “full,” it could no longer fulfill its progressive values, could no longer do anything for the people who weren’t already here.”

/ July 26, 2017 / Uncategorized / 3 Comments

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Another essay question from the future that will, sadly, never actually make its way onto the AP exam: “To what extent was white male racist…

Another essay question from the future that will, sadly, never actually make its way onto the AP exam: “To what extent was white male racist Christian terrorism the common form of terrorism in American history?” Or, a question I hope to see, “At what point in American history did straight white male racist Christian terrorism stop being an endemic problem?” Couldn’t be asked now, sadly.
Poor, beloved Portland, my heart aches for you.

/ July 26, 2017 / Uncategorized / 4 Comments

☕Beautiful day off

☕Beautiful day off…lovely sunshine spring is in the air..had a fairly productive day. Took my car through the car wash for a much needed cleaning…went to the garden centre…worked a bit in the garden..
Went out to vote…a total change from what I choose before…choose for a party which will hopefully do what it promises…have the best interest for everyone…until late today I did not know who would get my final vote…D66 PVDA or the Party for animals..not that I love animals that much but just because they will at least follow through that 1 promise…of having the best interest for animals…
I choose empathy…care ..unity..environmental betterment…Groen Links…please dont disappoint us Jesse Klaver Afterwards I cooked a meal for my daughter who is not too keen on greens…so made her an omelet ..a bit of broccoli..tangerines and avocado..salade for the vitamins..

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http://www.salon.com/…/a-new-low-in-attacks-on-free-speech…/ Calling ICE on protesters is another in a long line of conservative attacks on free speech. Where’s the outrage? Why isn’t this getting the same level of hand-wringing that we get when some college students protest a racist speaker?

/ July 25, 2017 / Uncategorized / 1 Comment

/ July 25, 2017 / Uncategorized / 10 Comments

Rare kind of historically-informed speech by an American politician

Rare kind of historically-informed speech by an American politician. When teachers in the future teach about the second civil rights movement (the one we’re in now, about dismantling unearned privileges of all kinds: race, sex, gender, class, religion, nation of origin, etc.), this’ll be a document they’ll use.
Sadly, I fear that the essay question will be: “To what extent did white politicians oppose expanding equal treatment under the law to then-minorities in the period of 2008-2020?” And this thoughtful, astute speech will be a lonely counterargument to the actual truth: “White politicians did basically everything they could to disempower then-minorities.”

/ July 25, 2017 / Uncategorized / 4 Comments

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