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Tweed, not Tweet!

jacket_tweed_3How fitting that today is Tweed Day!  Not because you are stunting in your tweed jacket, but because it’s “Politics Gone Wild” out here.  Rather than calling attention to your sophisticated sense of style, Tweed Day is calling you to pay attention to politics and the possible corruption taking place.

“Boss Tweed” born, William Magear Tweed, is most known for stealing millions of dollars from New York City in the mid-1800, while serving in a political office and as the “Boss” of Tammany Hall.  Get the entire story from Wikipedia or Biography. That’s not what I do here.  But, stealing millions of dollars in the 1800’s is like a billion dollars today, right.   So, the point of today is not to celebrate this crook, but to remind us to get involved in our local, state, and the federal government.  I suggest you:

  1. Find a cause you are passionate about and join a local activists organization of like minded people trying to make a difference.  It’s not enough to complain on Facebook and Twitter.  Who are you, Donald Trump?  You’ll never get anything done that way.
  2.  Know more about U.S. government than the most recent legal immigrants.  Refresh your basic government knowledge.  There are three branches of government and Washington D.C. is not a state, although they would like to be.   I found this video to help you out – Introduction: Crash Course U.S. Government and Politics.  This guy is funny and informed!
  3. Watch the news once a week, so you don’t become the physical manifestation of “duh” in the next political conversation you accidentally wander into trying to get to the food tray at a social function.
  4. Finally, if you are of age, please register to vote.  It does matter and I can’t believe I still find myself having this conversation with adults.

As individual citizens, we can feel very removed from politics, but we don’t have to be. When we come together, our voices matter.   Just read the Consitution and think about how some of those amendments got there.  It wasn’t because people sat around wishing for a change to come.

Let’s do better.  Otherwise, we’ll wind up with an inexperienced celebrity as our next president.


Run, unless you’re in to it…

Should you be out and about today, minding your own business and see an unrecognizable orb in the sky, this is not a drill!  You should run unless you’re in to being abducted by alien-1531067_1280extraterrestrial beings and taken back to their lab for tests and special forget-about-it juice (no judgment).  It’s Extraterrestrial Abductions Day and according to some of my sources, all of them aren’t fans of us.  So, take precautions.  This guy may not be your friend.  Although it is rocking a fitted onsie flawlessly, its outfit change may be your beautiful Earth-proof skin.

On the other hand, if you know someone who has been abducted or have been abducted yourself, this is your holiday.  You can celebrate by taking a second trip or sharing your story with the world.  You may enter it in the comments section below.  I’m anxious to get a first-hand account of your entire detailed experience with a true brother from another mother.

However, I would not recommend you take this opportunity to interrogate the angry orange guy at your job and detrump angrymand to know what planet he is really from.  The white circles around his eyes may turn into laser beams that shrink your head and he probably has enough pull to get you banned from intergalactic travel.

A more mellow approach to celebrating today could be you on the couch with a lime Slurpee and your favorite extraterrestrial being movie.  I recommend The NeverEnding Story.  That flying dog definitely wasn’t from here.

Have fun and holiday on my friends!