Monday, April 7, 2008

Something Close To Home That Deserves More Attention

Occasionally I'll read something like this in the newspaper, and sit in disbelief. Comment by Ill. Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago). How this was not covered more widely really surprises me, as a frequent reader of the news.

An update by Eric Zorn, the original blogger on the Trib's site. Zorn called attention to what happened in the original post above, and with this article asks why nobody takes notice.

I guess I wonder the same thing. I'm not advocating one religion or another on this blog, but how about the right in the United States to self-determine what religion we would like to follow? Why is there not more backlash against this IL Rep?

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Support for Writers

Well I am hardly the budding young leftist that I once was, I definitely am not a member of a union, and clearly I am not a writer. (See writing for examples.) Nevertheless, I would like to support the striking writers and their fight for fair wages and compensation and a voice over the terms and conditions of their work.

I was lucky enough to work with or learn from some really talented people at Second City and I.O. (formerly Improv Olympic). I am sure some of them are involved in this strike, and I hope that they succeed in getting a fair contract. /end soapbox