I've been given permission to discuss politics and social issues in my counseling sessions. This opens up an entire can of worms that I did not think was possible to open. My therapist may regret granting this permission...
What do these things have in common? Probably not that much and I'm sure I'm reading into things and just formulating my opinions based on sheer annoyance. But I'm annoyed. So that annoyance is giving birth to this blog post. Next Tuesday is an election day in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It's not a huge … Continue reading Movie Trailers and Campaign Ads
That post title is probably hyperbole. I hope it is, anyway. But this is where the super polarization that we're experiencing between political ideologies is completely to our detriment as a society. On the one hand, you have conservative leaders underplaying the coronavirus pandemic, warning that the media is feeding into an unnecessary panic. On … Continue reading Nobody in Authority Is Actually Helping
Would you like to be elected president of this country? Why? If so, would you still choose to be president if it meant that your sleep would always be very fitful and disturbed, punctuated by frequent nightmares? Heck no. I deal with enough drama, I don't need to be the center of attention for every … Continue reading Question of the Week #215
This might be a political post. But I'd like to keep things as un-political as possible. Because I hate politics. I was watching the news this morning and saw the report stating that Senator Kamala Harris has dropped out of the presidential race citing a lack of campaign funds. And it kind of made me … Continue reading Dropping Out
On the state level, anyway. And, I'm sorry, but when I go back and read that title, I'm hearing Olivia Newton-John singing it in my head. Anyone else having that issue? I hope it's just me. I hate politics. Mostly, I hate politicians. Most of that hatred stems from a personal view of how they … Continue reading Let’s Get Political
This is going to look like it's a political post. But, I promise you, it's not. This is a post about basic human decency. Or the lack thereof. The other night, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when I came across this article posted by a local news station. What bothered wasn't so much … Continue reading Seriously Inappropriate Laughter
In the United States, today is Election Day. And, if you live in the United States, you've probably been hearing from all sorts of people, from politicians to celebrities to news personalities, that you should go out and vote. Well, I'm not gonna be any different. No, I take that back. The difference here is, … Continue reading Go Vote!
Let me begin this post by saying that I am in no way endorsing any political party or individual candidate for any public office. I am simply writing these words to point out the absurdity of some of the political ads that I am seeing this election season in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Also, I … Continue reading Political Ads are Dumb
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 Directed by Frank Capra Netflix says... When idealistic junior senator Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) arrives in Washington, D.C., he's full of plans and dazzled by his surroundings--qualities he retains despite widespread corruption among his cynical colleagues. Jean Arthur puts in a sharp performance as Smith's streetwise secretary, who helps … Continue reading AFI #26 – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington