Showing posts with label politics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label politics. Show all posts

Monday, January 21, 2013

girl crush: alecia keys

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she's woo'ed fans for over a decade with her strikingly beautiful voice paired with her piano talents inspiring her stage name.

she's won 14 grammy's 
(and been nominated a whopping 27 times)

she won over new yorker's hearts with empire state of mind with jay-z

and tonight she's performing at the presidential inauguration.
(don't forget, the brooklyn tabernacle is performing at the swearing in ceremony!)

damn.

it's hard NOT to like this girl.

she's certainly my girl crush of the moment...
.....and i'm obsessing over her newest album cover.
.....she nailed it, looking adorable, hot, and sexy all in the same photo.
(i want her hair SOO so bad)

tune in today, it's sure to be a great show :)

cheers!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

i only care that you're nice.

stranger or friend
old or young
rich or poor
educated or not
democrat or not....
 
i only care that you're nice.
 
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...you may not like our president, but mocking him and accusing him of not being an american is just plain rude and ignorant.
 
i saw this bumper sticker on a car stopped in front of me at a traffic light yesterday...  i know it's inevitable that there will always be people out there like this (i wanted to strangle a few select facebook posters during election time), but it still makes me have smoke come out of my ears.  i understand that we have this thing called the first amendment that protects your freedom of speech, but if you're upset about how our government is ran, DO something, rather than stir up hate.
 
participate in local politics.
petition.
protest (peacefully, and in nice way).
stay informed (i.e. watch BOTH fox news, cnn, c-span, and everything in between).
 
ok, rant for the day is over ;)
 
cheers!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

what matters in the time of need

for those of you not affected by hurricane sandy, i'm sure you're sick of hearing about it by now.  you may be thinking that there's too much hype on the news....

but, for every second that some people are getting their lives back to normal, some people are enduring more severe conditions. 
food is getting scarce for some.
clean water is getting scarce for some.
gas is getting scarce for EVERYONE.
store owners are getting basically attacked by looters, especially pharmacies.
temperatures are dropping.
clean, warm clothes will begin to be an issue.
people are being exposed to toxic gas leaks and raw sewage.
homes, businesses, and entire communities were destroyed.
millions are without power, water, and gas.
millions have no access to work, even if they do have power.

despite all the chaos... i'm not going to hide it, after all the devastation,
 even i was thinking about what will happen on election day
 
i'm a democrat, my governor is a republican.
i think we ALL know that democrats and republicans typically don't agree on most issues.

however, governor christie made me proud yesterday after seeing this clip on both The Daily Show AND The Colbert Report:


he's right.  if democrats and republicans can't agree on anything else, they should agree that we need to get our people to safety and recovery before we even think about elections.  life needs to return to normal first.

so, even if you are far away, even if you do or don't care about elections... if you have an ounce of sorrow for those who have suffered with the effects of hurricane sandy, please try to find a way to help:

Donate to the American Red Cross here.

10 Tips from the Huffington Post for donating smart.

CNN's "How to help after the superstorm"

we are currently hosting our friend who lived on a first-floor apartment in hoboken, left before the storm to evacuate, and now is not permitted to return home due to unsafe conditions.  thankfully she got out and is safe, and we can only hope that the worst of her worries is the spoiling food in her fridge and freezer.  we do know that her street got flooded, but we all pray that her belongings are safe!  only time will tell....

we're also one of the few homes in the area with power, water, and gas, and we open our doors to all of our friends to take a hot shower or have a warm place to sleep.

it's the least we can do in such a disasterous situation!

cheers, to hoping things return to normal for EVERYONE as soon as possible!