Netflix Thinks “The Big Short” Is a Comedy

No one was laughing coming out of the theater. I remember very clearly telling the usher who was standing outside the door, “People are going to be angry coming out of this movie. Oh my god.”

Say Goodbye to Auto-Pilot Politics.

Turn off the auto-pilot. Pay close attention. Don’t surrender. Don’t ignore the events of the day because they make you sad or tired or whatever. The country is in a steep descent, and we’ve got to find a way to stop it.

Forty-Three Percent Failure

Sanders was, in fact, the “all issues” candidate, and Clinton simply cherry-picked those that wouldn’t change one iota about our current economy. She was doling out breadcrumbs imagining that we would think they were bakeries.

Now the Hard Part Begins, America.

Grow tougher, grow stronger, grow more resilient. Definitely become more resourceful. Because there is no cavalry coming to save us. There is only us.

Love Yourselves, Trolls.

If we don’t want to become trollish, we have to accept our weaknesses and focus on our strengths. Just because you aren’t the smartest person in the room doesn’t mean you aren’t valued and important.

Voting in the Dark

So, no matter what voting improvements are made, if any, in the coming year or four, rest assured it likely won’t be enough. Unless we radically reassess the actual voting process, all of those down-ticket candidates and issues are being settled – in far too many instances – by the equivalent of taking a multiple choice quiz without ever receiving adequate study materials. When it comes to real democratic elections, folks, we are doomed to fail that test.