Indiana. A Defense.

NO I.D.:

This is an awesome article written by the brother of a friend of mine. Definitely worth the read if the ongoing issues in Indiana have caught your attention.

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Of course this whole hot mess is President Obama’s fault.

2008 was the first time since Lyndon Johnson that a Democrat took Indiana. By running here, by showing up, by playing the ground game county by county, the President won this state comfortably in 2008. It was a beautiful thing.

The President chose not to run an Indiana campaign in 2012, perhaps to save money, perhaps because he had already the election won on the day Brother Romney prattled on about the Taker 47%, perhaps he wanted instead to coach his daughter’s basketball team. Had the President mobilized the troops, it would have mattered. Our State Director of Education Glenda Ritz got more votes than Mike Pence in 2012, as a proper fire-breathing liberal, and the Democrat John Gregg rallied late and didn’t lose by much. It wouldn’t have taken much to swing it the other direction.

For whatever reason…

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A Tragedy in Multiple Acts

I’m actually sitting in a bar/restaurant as I begin this post. I’ve been feeling really empty as of late. Low serotonin days…one after another. I was talking to a friend about this…actually the friend I am with now, and I think she hit on the head what I’ve been feeling: 

I just miss intimacy. Which is like the loneliest thing one can miss. Not even sex, but passion you know? 

Yeah…I know. She just came from the bathroom, so I’ll finish this later.

I suppose I spend so much time living in the brighter side of my conscience…sometimes you gotta have bad days. 

Loneliness has been an overwhelming feeling as of late. Sometimes the feeling seems intensified by being around people…which is odd…but in some ways makes perfect sense. I feel like a lot of people don’t really get me. I find myself feeling out of place more and more as of late. 

Maybe I am. 

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So Here’s The Problem

So on my way to work today, I decided to check out the new Kanye West track “All Day”.

Now, I would never label myself a Kanye West fan per se, but he is from Chicago, and I do have a special place in my heart for Chicago area artists (Kanye West, Common, Rhymefest, etc).  Also, I’d read a few music news outlets who had heralded this track as Kanye West busting out as a real lyricist with great musicality, blah, blah, blah…

So I listened to the track, which will be in rotation 24/7 on Urban Radio stations from here till May.

The only problem?

The track ain’t s**t.

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In 2015…Find Your Hype!

I’ve been told that my life experiences have left me with a nice amount of wisdom. I’m not sure if I agree, but I feel that we all have something to impart on others.  I’m trying really hard to make 2015 an awesome year (insert Kid President voice right there), and I’d like to perhaps influence others to do the same. Needless to say, my year is off to a very rough start, but I’m keeping my head up, and hoping for the best.

So, if we’re going to take the world by storm in 2015, I think the first thing we have to do is find our hype.

What is “a hype” you say?

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Hitting Rock Bottom

I happened to come across this video this evening while scrolling through Facebook. I can say that it hit really close to home. I even got a little teary eyed.

The one thing that resonated with me the most was the reiteration that many people fall on hard times.

Well, I’ve been really embarrassed to find myself in the situation that I am one of those people.

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