Tag Archives: Politics

Elizabeth Warren and Stephen Colbert discuss Trump’s RNC speech tonight on the Late Show

Stephen Colbert, Elizabeth Warren, CBSSet your DVRs and enjoy the show. I guarantee this will be far more interesting than anything you will see on those 24-hour news networks tonight.

The RNC is like Christmas in July

The RNC is like christmas in july Stephen ColbertEarlier this week Stephen Colbert opened his show with this Broadway-inspired number, “The Republican National Convention is Like Christmas in July.”

It injects a lot of humor in a little more than 3 minutes and sums up how I feel so I thought I’d share it with you in case you missed it.

Obama greeted with cheers by Canadian Parliament

I know that not everyone feels this way, but I wholeheartedly agree with the Canadian Parliament who cheered President Obama with a standing ovation while chanting “Four more years!” I would gladly vote for Obama again.

This video must make everyone at FOX News physically ill to see Obama so loved. It certainly doesn’t gel with their view that we’ve lost influence among our friends and allies. You can see Obama’s full address on Joe My God.

Brian Sims “Bears and Beer” bust returns to Ptown

Brian Sims Bear Week in ProvincetownPennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims is returning to Provincetown during Bear Week for his 2nd annual “Bears and Beer” bust, on Tuesday, July 12, at the beautiful Sage Inn and Lounge from 2 pm to 4 pm.

This will be a fun and casual opportunity for you to welcome and meet Brian back to Provincetown and to help support his re-election. Previous events have sold out so if you are planning to be in Ptown for Bear Week and you like Brian (and let’s face it – who doesn’t?) then RSVP before the event fills up.

Tickets Available Here

Why do we put stupid people on TV?

A reader shared that Rep. Bachmann never said the quote attributed to her above which on the one hand makes me feel much better and on the other makes me think – she strikes me as such an idiot that the quote seemed believable.

I try to keep my political ramblings to a minimum on this blog but this quote, if true, really bothers me. I may not like the Republican Party but there are a lot of intelligent people who I can have intelligent discourse with over policy and social issues who are Republicans, but they seem to be fewer and fewer each year.

Starting in the 2000 Republican Primary Presidential campaign, it seems like there was a move by some candidates to depict themselves as your average Joe. Since then, it seems like the Republican Party has increasingly embrace candidates who sound stupid. Why is there such an aversion to education and sounding intelligent? I can appreciate nobody likes a snob but the village idiot isn’t exactly a role model and that seems to be far more common these days.

Equality For All Americans

Equality for All Americans NowMy good friend wrote a call to action blog post earlier this week in reaction to the violence in Orlando last weekend and I wanted to share it.

Read and share: You Think You Know.

You Think You KnowFACT: One of the survivors of the Orlando shooting could be fired from their job or kicked out of their apartment simply for being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Throughout most of Florida, it is legal to fire someone or deny them access to housing or public accommodations because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).

Tears of shame for the shameless

gun controlI disagree with the modern interpretation of the United States’ second amendment, and I’m painfully aware of how out of step I am with the majority of Americans  on this issue.  As much as the tragedy in Orlando breaks my heart (and it really does), something changed in how I view my country after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre so while this tragedy infuriates me and I agree with the Daily News cover – I have come to expect so little from my country and even less from my politicians that all I have left are tears of shame.