Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Don't Move To Canada Just Yet

Stephen Colbert the night after the election. He's on fire. Prepare to laugh. It's all we can do.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Thoughts on the Election: No, they aren't the same ...

New Rule: The Danger of False Equivalency | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Trump says something at least somewhat false 71% of the time, Bernie 28%, Hillary 27%. No, Hillary and Trump aren't the same on saying false things.

Emails: frankly, I think it's interesting that her private email server was one of the few that WASN'T hacked. So I'm thinking that could mean her emails were LESS at risk because she had a private server. Nothing happened anyway. It's a nonissue.

Benghazi: hindsight is 20-20. After the fact, it's easy to say what should have been done. And I'm still not understanding the issue about whether or not the video incited the crowd and why that matters. The crowd got violent. At the time, there were incidents in several other places that didn't have the same outcome. Who could have known how each would end?

Intervention in Syria and Libya: people say the administration should have intervened in Syria and shouldn't have intervened in Libya. Given that the middle east is often embroiled in conflict and we now know that intervention in Iraq didn't work out well, when should we intervene? Is there a formula? I think not. In Iraq: Bush negotiated the pullout and Iraq refused to allow us to stay. We respected their wishes.

Contrary to the belief of the Alt-Reality folks, Hillary is not a Demon who murders people and will ruin the world. Come on. Get real. We disagree on who will be the best at leading the world.

Trust in presidential candidates: Trump saying, "Believe me," is not enough for me to believe in his competence or his proposals. Hillary has proposals that many experts I trust say will work far better than Trump's for areas like the US economy, jobs, international relations; the Democratic platform is far closer than the Republican platform on the issues I care about; and her experience is what makes me trust her to get things done.

There is no question, hands down, Hillary is the one I enthusiastically trust to run the country and yes, I'm excited about voting for her.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Radical Grace | Trailer for Documentary About Three Feminist Nuns

These nuns were remarkable in their belief that social justice was their higher calling. It took Pope Francis I for the Catholic Church to catch up with them. So inspiring. See this if you can. It was on WTTW tonight.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Parrots and veterans heal together ...

Loved this segment on how abused parrots and vets with PTSD bond and heal together.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story - trailer

This was great! What an amazing sixties venue. I never went to the Grande, but watching this brought back the good old days ...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Chris Rock - How not to get your ass beat by cops.

I was telling someone about this the other day and had to see it again. It really should be shown in all high schools and colleges--too bad the DMV can't require it be seen along with the giving the driving tests. LOLOL! Only Chris Rock ...