Sunday, September 25, 2016

in the wind | tweets from the space ending 09.24.16

No Joke | First Official Trailer @jimhancock.blogspot.com

Headlines from the Future | "Not so fast," say Republicans | there are rules


voting is one crap I do not care to give | umm....

thanks for asking | a black woman answers a question about a black woman answers a question about #privilege


"For some of us, this raises the hardest moral and emotional issue of the current campaign" - George W. Bush senior policy advisor + speech writer Michael Gerson



Archie Bunker for President | minus the good parts

Friday, September 16, 2016

voting is one crap I do not care to give | umm....

A few years back — long past the time anything could be done about that year's elections — someone I prize a great deal wisecracked, "I'm not registered to vote, so I don't give a crap."

Without much thought, but I hope not too ungenerously, I cracked back: "Should that be, 'I don't give a crap, so I'm not registered to vote?'"

I get it that some people don't believe their vote can make a difference in the kind of world (or neighborhood) where we conduct our lives, raise children and hope for the best. But I'm still surprised when the young, and parents, and would-be parents, and youth workers and anyone else who cares about the young, don't force their way to the front of the voting line — just in case it should turn out they're wrong ... just in case it should turn out their vote is the one that tips an important race one way or the other.

And for what it's worth ... as it turns out, "I thought I was registered ... oops," isn't a convincing anything. Here's a secure website sponsored by Rock the Vote where you can check your status while there's still time to fix a problem if there is one.

And here's a secure site where you can register.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Congressional Republicans' Christmas Tiff

The Obamas

Obama Message: "We Celebrate the Birth of Jesus this Christmas"

Republicans vow to celebrate Kwanzaa

(Washington, DC)

In a sharp rebuke to President Barack Obama, Republicans from both Houses of Congress pledged in a statement to: "uphold the quiet dignity and communal values of Kwanzaa.

"We will redouble our efforts to avoid the implicit endorsement of religion for which this administration has become famous in eight long years of war against the Constitution," the statement read.

Asked for his reaction, Vice President Joe Biden, a self-described Catholic who may have become radicalized during his Scranton, Pennsylvania childhood, said, "Republicans in Congress couldn't tell you how many A's there are in Kwanzaa — go ahead, ask Paul Ryan to spell it for you — buncha knuckleheads...."

Saturday, September 10, 2016

"Not so fast," say Republicans | there are rules

McConnell

OBAMA MOVES TO WITHDRAW MERRICK GARLAND SUPREME COURT NOMINATION

"NOT SO FAST" SAY REPUBLICAN SENATE LEADERS

(Washington, D.C)

In an unexpected move, President Barack Obama moved to withdraw his nomination to the Supreme Court of Judge Merrick Garland. The move apparently took Republican Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, by surprise. McConnell issued a tersely worded statement, promising to get to the bottom of whether a president in the last year of his term has the authority to withdraw the nomination of a, "highly qualified jurist who is universally applauded for the evenness of his rulings and the steadiness of his judicial temperament." Reached for comment, a White House spokesman said, "While Senator McConnell is entitled to his opinion, the President does not believe he is entitled interrupt the orderly proceedings of two of our three branches of government." Vice President Joe Biden, who serves as President of the Senate by virtue of his office, said, "I think Mitch should push, or pull, or go back to his day job in Kentucky."

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

No Joke | First Official Trailer

Here's the trailer for the project I'm working on in which, it seems, a rabbi, an imam and a preacher walk into each other's lives and, in spite of their differences — which are numerous and profound — they still just really like each other. Enjoy ... I'll say a few more words after the preview.



If you'd like to see the movie, read the book, or get tickets for the tour, head on over to the No Joke Project ... or drop by the No Joke Facebook page ... or own a little piece of the No Joke dream at GoFundMe.


Watch this space for more....

No Joke | First Official Trailer

Here's the trailer for the project I'm working on in which, it seems, a rabbi, an imam and a preacher walk into each other's lives and, in spite of their differences — which are numerous and profound — they still just really like each other. Enjoy ... I'll say a few more words after the preview.



If you'd like to see the movie, read the book, or get tickets for the tour, head on over to the No Joke Project ... or drop by the No Joke Facebook page ... or get a little piece of the No Joke action at GoFundMe.


Watch this space for more in the weeks ahead....