So…if I went to bed, turned out the lights, with the covers over my head, and I shut my eyes really really really really tightly, when I woke up in the morning, would all that has been going on, turn out to be just a bad dream?
No…I didn’t think so.
The atrocities are piling up too quickly for me to discuss here, but if you really want to have them spelled out for you (intelligently and insightfully) in one place, check out Amy Siskind’s podcast The Weekly List, accessible from the website of the same name. Other podcasts I’m listening to are Pod Save America, Lovett or Leave it, as well as the rebroadcasts of The Rachel Maddow Show. I’m not sure whether listening to these things is helping my mental health, but I do feel a lot better informed. News and analysis from people who are smart, funny, and knowledgeable about politics. I know no one here watches Foxy News.
But enough reality already! Let’s have some pandas, as we await the really important news of the day: Is Mei Xiang going to have another cubby or two?
Don’t let you know who take all the whippy cream!
Bob T see you on the barricades Panda
This is too @#*#%* funny. Damned straight! Oops!
Oh, I think it’s Pinky who can be a bit, er, spontunerous. 🙂
If you’re not a voter, make the spontunerous decision to get registered and get ready for the November 2018 midterm elections! Pew Research says, “since 1842 the President’s party has lost seats in 40 of 43 midterms — the exceptions being 1934, 1998 and 2002.” Midterms are a great for “expressing dissatisfaction with the president’s performance or ensuring that his party doesn’t control all the levers of government.” http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/07/24/voter-turnout-always-drops-off-for-midterm-elections-but-why/
470 seats in the U.S. Congress (35 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) are up for election on November 6, 2018. You know your vote can make an impact! https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_Congress_elections,_2018
Voting can be overwhelming — so many boxes to check! Check out helpful voter tools like: vote411.org, factcheck.org, votesmart.org, votersedge.org, ballotready.org to make voting easier for yourself. Panda on!
Thank you for all of this information. I am going to repost it in tomorrow’s [post. Hope you don’t mind!
I’m glad you like the info — you brighten my day with the pandas, so I thought I would try to send you a little cheer back. Share what you like. The Pew Research and Ballotpedia links are available to the public, so anyone can take a look at the articles. All the above sites specifically state in their “About Us” that they are offering non-partisan or unbiased info. November is coming! Panda on! 🙂
P.S. My apologies for my sloppy writing. I wrote “you’re” in yesterday’s reply, but I did not mean to imply that Bob T. (not Bob T.!) was not already a registered voter.
Thank you for allowing me to share this info. I have proudly voted in almost every election since turning 18. (My one regret is that I did not turn 18 until AFTER the 1972 election, thus preventing me from my one chance to vote against Nixon.
So for all the rest of you, go out there and vote. Vote FOR something, not just as a statement or a protest. Vote to make this country better.
Thanks again for this, Jeanie!