Sunday, January 1, 2012

THE NEW YEAR

May it be creative and healthy and as happy as possible at whatever stage of life you're at.

I'm looking forward to it. As a political junkie, a presidential election year offers a lot of opportunities for analyses and interpretations. I just hope Obama and the Democrats get a little better at pointing out all the good things they've accomplished and other good things they could have accomplished if they weren't blocked almost every step of the way by rightwing Republicans.

It looks like the race for the Republican presidential nomination might be over relatively early in the year the way the primaries are set up now. But given the volatility of that contest so far, it might drag on which could be fun to watch despite the distressing pile of lies and distortions that have already been promulgated in it so far.

But the good news will always be in the discoveries of new people and the work they're doing that adds something positive to my life and the world.

Like a new friend met recently at the end of 2011 who has written a book, as yet only in e-book form, about her experiences and advice and the experience and advice of other parents involved in either the Occupy Wall Street movement or any kind of political action.

Her name is Kirby Desmarais and her work both as an activist and a writer is inspiring. Check out her book here and if you're a parent it really offers great insights into how to bring your politics into the role of parent and vice versa.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Robert G. Zuckerman said...

May it be a year of positive change. I hereby proclaim this the year of Occupy Earth. As someone said yesterday, it's time to stop being spectators to our own destiny.

January 1, 2012 at 9:46:00 PM EST  
Blogger Lally said...

Yes Robert, and as a friend's email to me suggested let's Occupy 2012!

January 1, 2012 at 11:11:00 PM EST  
Blogger Lally said...

And before anyone else comments on it, yes I know Obama has done some things that are a great disappointment and as bad as some of the things the rightwing Republicans have done when it comes to some Wall Street connections and lax law enforcement and over zealous and freedom restricting and harming Homeland Security policies and laws etc. And I condemn him for those actions no matter the justification vis a vis the rightwing Republican success at tarring him as weak in these areas etc.

January 1, 2012 at 11:15:00 PM EST  
Blogger Robert G. Zuckerman said...

Obama has accomplished tremendous achievements and betterments, having come into one of the worst situations EVER, created by his predecessor. Additionally, he has been scaling this edifice with the weight of prejudicial oppostion and destructive, egotistical lies by his agenda driven detractors and opponents, since before day one of his term. Still, he has ousted two despots, ended a war and has done many other things for the betterment of our society, even with the pure unfounded hatred against him. I stand by my President, and so should Matt Damon. Wake up Matt.

January 2, 2012 at 1:13:00 PM EST  
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January 2, 2012 at 10:48:00 PM EST  
Blogger Lally said...

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January 2, 2012 at 11:34:00 PM EST  
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January 3, 2012 at 8:28:00 PM EST  
Blogger Robert G. Zuckerman said...

http://my.earthlink.net/article/us?guid=20120103/bb77e19c-1eca-4432-a43f-e4e429cfb407

Another tragic example of gun availability from a member of our "well regulated militia"? It's time to clarify the second amendment and deport the NRA which favors profit and condones and enables murder.

January 3, 2012 at 11:55:00 PM EST  
Blogger Robert G. Zuckerman said...

Make that outlaw and dissolve the NRA.

January 3, 2012 at 11:55:00 PM EST  

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