Tuesday, November 16, 2010

This song goes out to all my member stations

I’ve been slacking on my posts a bit lately. My rehearsal schedule has been getting a little crazier so I haven’t had much free time, but after I saw this video on npr.org today, it was too good not to share.

I don’t know who this kid is, but he is a genius. It may just be the best YouTube video I’ve ever seen. And that’s including March of the Librarians (which is epic).

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

An Open Letter to Politicians on Election Day

I am not a particularly politically-minded person. I have my beliefs of course, and there are issues I strongly support and others I strongly oppose. I might be more involved in politics and the governing of this country if I did not hate the people who try to run it quite so much. All of you seem to have a lot of problems that would best be solved on a psychologist’s couch as opposed to the halls of our states and nation.

All of you need to chill out.


I don’t think I’d despise you all quite so much if you actually treated the citizens you propose to represent with a little more respect. Most of us are not the complete idiots you seem to think we are. I cannot think of one person I know who responds positively to the attack-ads that have become the political norm. Everybody hates them. You need to re-think your marketing.

Here’s a crazy thought…how about advertising your campaign using your platforms. How about making the largest icon on your website “ISSUES” instead of “DONATE.” How about having enough respect for your constituents to treat them like adults who care about their governing system instead of children who still like to pick on other kids at recess.

I have a Master’s degree. I’m a librarian. I am completely capable of researching you and your opponents and figuring out for myself what they and you stand for and which side I agree with. And, another crazy thought, I don’t have to agree with everything you stand for. What I need to agree with are your methods and your plans for the future. What I need to agree with are the issues you emphasize.

I am having a hard time with this election. Partially because I’m in a new state and I am unfamiliar with the political landscape, and partially because I am having a more difficult time finding out what the $*@#& it is any of you stand for, and that is your fault.

So politicians, grow up. Remember the lesson we all learned in kindergarten to “treat others as you would want to be treated” and try to remember what you stand for other than against the “other guy.”