Tag: gun violence

Wednesday evening an SOS was sent up from the city. Who will answer the call?

Wednesday evening an SOS was sent up from the city.  Who will answer the call?
This past Wednesday, residents of Chicago sent out an SOS…a distress call. The call was in response to the events of this past August. If you keep your eye on the news, you surely heard that August 2016 in Chicago was the deadliest month in 20 years. “Chicago Has Its Deadliest Month In About Two... Read more »

Flag Flap, Anita Padilla, and "Gary"

Flag Flap, Anita Padilla, and "Gary"
So I had every intention of posting this blog on Thursday, as a Vlog (Video Blog) actually, but I’ve been having technical difficulties with uploading and posting the video from iMovie to Youtube, so I am just gonna go with the tried and true method and try my best to express my thoughts here in... Read more »

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
Allow me to begin by saying that I arose today feeling a bit under the weather, and surly.  I will speak bluntly.  The little eloquence I am often able to display will sit in the corner...and I will speak plain truths, as I see them. [caption id="attachment_152" align="alignleft" width="300"]Courtesy of: www.biography.com Courtesy of: www.biography.com[/caption] Today is the day in which many the world over remember and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I believe as time marches on, everyone chooses to see MLK in different ways...in their own way.  I mean that, we all choose to see him in the way that creates the least amount of dissonance in our brain with the reality which we live. I will always see and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a dissident.  A very dangerous subversive who stood in the face of injustice, and whom fought tirelessly against those things which were popular and the norm, in favor of what he felt was right. And many people are content to believe that his focus was entirely on racial equality.  And I suppose those same people would willingly say that as we enter the last year of the presidency of our first black president, that "the dream" that everyone so fondly recalls has been fulfilled. Everyone has their favorite quote...their favorite sentiment. To me...they all just seem too...tame? I don't know...yes, he was a man of peace...but damn, he was also quite possibly one of the harshest critics of America that the world has ever seen. Perhaps...
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I Met Hillary Clinton

I Met Hillary Clinton
More specifically, I met Hillary Clinton today! About 12 hours ago.  In retrospect, I find it kind of amazing that on a spur of the moment offer, I met the person who could possibly become the first female President of the United States, and still made it home to hear and watch the 2016 State of the Union address.  So allow me to explain. My job brings me into contact with a lot of different political organizations.  If you are a fan of this blog, you'll notice that I've never specifically said where I work.  That is a conscious choice.  That's because this blog is about me...not about my professional life, and I don't want to draw any direct ties to this blog and my job...because I will freely say that sometimes, I will say some blunt, dare I say, outlandish shit...and that is a reflection of me, and me alone.  Yet, I digress... ...my job does bring me in contact with a variety of political organizations.  One of those organizations, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence endorsed Hillary Clinton in her bid to be the 45th President of the United States.  The Brady Campaign is a large organization, so the endorsement was unrolled and announced today at a Hillary Clinton rally in Ames, Iowa...