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The mid-term elections are underway. In Philadelphia, it’s Tuesday the 20th of May. Contrary to what some may have you believe, mid-term elections are just as important as, if not more than, the presidential elections.
In September of 2012 I asked if it was possible that the GOP threw the Presidential race to focus on local races instead. Why else would they give us Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney? Are they that out of touch?
Most of the damage is done during the midterm elections. I believe wholeheartedly that it’s because people think the President has sweeping power to do as he wishes. I don’t think people get how important these midterms are.
Take a look at what’s going on around the States and tell me if you feel the same.
So, to make it easier, here are two valuable resources that I always turn to in any political cycle,
and here in Pennsylvania…
The Committee of Seventy
Pay attention folks. There’s a lot to lose in local elections.
Now go out and VOTE!
“Historic debate between James Baldwin v. William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: “Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?” - The Riverbends Channel
James Baldwin was one of the most brilliant minds of our time. He was unapologetic about his blackness and his sexuality. Rightfully so, as there was nothing he could (or should) have done to change either.I’ve been thinking about writing a piece on racism for quite a while now. But so much has already been said on the subject by people far better qualified than myself. One of whom is the incredibly brilliant James Baldwin.
- Check on sick neighbor.
- Grocery shopping.
- Pick up medication at pharmacy for sick neighbor.
- Pay some bills.
- Drop off medication to sick neighbor.
- Do laundry
- Make dinner.
- Bring food to sick neighbor.
- Run dishwasher.
- Write a thank you note to the Denver Broncos for the great time last weekend. ;p <—- HEY!!! How did THAT ONE get in there???
With the exception of the Denver Broncos note, this was my agenda from last Saturday. These things occupy my time pretty much most days. My sick neighbor is a sixty-three year old woman who is in the end stages of uterine cancer, which has spread through her body. Someday I’ll write a post about it, but not now. I’m just not ready to put all that into words. I wrote this list to demonstrate that my life is pretty much like everyone’s. — With the exception of looking out for my neighbor, which I believe anyone would do, my life is boring as hell.
I may not agree with every war, but the men and women who risk their lives to ensure my freedom to be as liberal as my little heart pleases deserve complete respect & full support.