Posts in category "current events"

Nope. I won't play Pokemon Go AND YOU CAN'T MAKE ME!

Nope. I won't play Pokemon Go AND YOU CAN'T MAKE ME!
In the last 36 hours, a phenomenon has taken social media by storm: Pokemon Go OrSomeShit I mean, it came from out of NOWHERE and blasted into EVERYWHERE and now there’s no escape. It’s like my invitation got lost in the mail for a Worldwide Pokemon Go party. Suddenly I’m on the outside looking in and... Read more »

How to have a broken heart and still be a good parent

How to have a broken heart and still be a good parent
The world has broken my heart, It’s not been just one thing that has taken me out. It’s been a long slow burn of suck. To  deflect accountability for his own shame and self-loathing, a closeted gay man adopted the mask of a “radical extremist” and slaughtered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando.... Read more »

A response to Brock Turner's Father

A response to Brock Turner's Father
Brock Turner is the Stanford swimmer who was found guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at a fraternity party in January of 2015. He was recently sentenced to a mere 6 months of jail time for his crimes, a punishment that has outraged many for its leniency in the wake of... Read more »
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Some Mother's Day advice for my young son: How to Succeed in Trump's America

Some Mother's Day advice for my young son: How to Succeed in Trump's America
It’s Mother’s Day 2016, and I you an apology, son. For the past seven and a half years, I’ve been teaching you that honesty is the best policy. And while that’s a great concept for creating protagonists in Pixar Movies and leveraging Santa Claus’ influence in December, it will get you nowhere in “Trump’s America.”... Read more »

Why I hate Misericordia Candy Days

Why I hate Misericordia Candy Days
What? How can anyone hate Misericordia Candy Days: two days in April when thousands of guardians and volunteers show up at major intersections across Chicago seeking small donations for Misericordia, a widely respected agency on the north side that provides residential, social, and medical services to hundreds of adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. What’s to... Read more »

It's none of your damn business where my kid's Dad takes a piss

It's none of your damn business where my kid's Dad takes a piss
It’s gotten personal, North Carolina. Now you’re messing with my kid’s dad. I asked my 7 year old to give me five minutes to talk about what North Carolina just did to the trans community. And now I’m asking you to give me five minutes to listen to what he had to say about it.
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Hey, Justin Bieber, my son is your latest - and biggest - fan! (so please don't screw this thing up)

Hey, Justin Bieber, my son is your latest - and biggest - fan! (so please don't screw this thing up)
Howdy, Justin Bieber. You don’t know me, and why would you? I’m in, like, the fourth circle your fanbase. I’m just one of the Moms standing behind the millions of tweens and teens whose hearts you have genuinely connected with through your undeniable and divinely bestowed talent. I’m Jenn-Anne, nice to meet you. My seven... Read more »

Hey, Sarah Palin! Participation in a passionate political protest in Chicago is also "free speech"

Hey, Sarah Palin! Participation in a passionate political protest in Chicago is also "free speech"
Let’s say I have a blustery, old school racist aunt: let’s call her Aunt Sarah. Sarah is just an awful old woman who uses the N word, makes gay jokes while watching the Ellen show, and is pretty sure your neighbors wearing those “Muslim headbands” are planning the next 9/11 in their apartment. Aunt Sarah... Read more »

Ten totally awesome things that happened during the (non) Trump rally in Chicago

Ten totally awesome things that happened during the (non) Trump rally in Chicago
What a night, what a city - my kind of town! I had suspected that Chicago might not be so welcoming to a man whose political platform threatens just about every principle this city is built upon. And boy, howdy… I don’t think I’ve ever felt more in awe of this city – one set... Read more »
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Undercover Blogger: Why one progressive is going to a Trump rally - incognito

Undercover Blogger: Why one progressive is going to a Trump rally - incognito
So earlier this week, I half joked that I was going to create an alter-ego named Pam, then send her in my stead to the Trump rally at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. My undergrad degree was in theater performance, but 1) I don’t memorize lines very well, and 2) I would probably kill myself... Read more »