Thursday, July 01, 2010

Funny conversations with Wonder

Me: so i had an idea but it was on a not eating day so i don't know if it's any good
Wonder: okay
Me: we need to start a shadow government online so that people could see something with more than laws that make rich people richer. Is it a good idea or the ramblings of a starving person?
Wonder: yes
Me: haha

The political economy

I get maybe 10 solicitations for political donations a day. You all know who they come from, you get the same ones I'm sure. But every new request for money leaves me just a bit more bitter. 'Send us money because we are the only party/ candidate/ organization looking after your interests' seems so hollow when you look at the facts. Dems are in control of everything, but they can't pass a measly unemployment extension. Financial stocks jump at the passing of banking 'reform'. My family is still uninsured and pays most of what little money they have for doctors visits and medicine.
i can't help but think all those political contributions would be better spent if they were just given to the people the pols claim they want to protect. How much more effective might that be than paying people to find new laws to make the rich richer?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Continuing the theme

Since i am limited to how many characters i can put in one post via my phone, you'll all just have to deal with 2 posts.
Where did i leave off...
I don't have to imagine too hard how relieved a non het person might be sitting in that office and hearing someone who is not them calling out a douchebag on their douchebaggery. I think if some random dude ever told a street harraser that it's not my job to smile on command for them, or said 'hey chill with the fucking not funny sexist posts on facebook' or maybe even just 'ugh not another crappy apatow flickwhere all the men are loveable assholes and all the women are shrews' i'd bake him a fucking cake. Seriously. It's never happened. Not once. Actually, that's not true. Deeks done it once or twice. But never a random guy.
Be the random guy (or white person or hetero person,etc.) Show a little courage, suffer a little bit of anger, and be a real ally.