It's not a normal day in the United States today. It's election day. We aren't voting here in Minnesota, however our esteemed neighbor, Wisconsin is in a fight for their life. Governor Walker is an odd man from all accounts I have read. He seems to be a litmus test for the TPer's message with an enormous amount of cash being sent in from around the country from a few people. Quite frankly, with his chance of criminal indictment after being reaffirmed as governor if he's successful, I don't understand that motivation, either. He is the only governor in the U.S. at the moment to be amassing a criminal defense fund. This is information that stumps me.
David Schuster, one of my favorite reporters, broke the information here.
On to happier subjects with the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee for HM Queen Elizabeth II. The President made a great show of support from The United States of America at www.WhiteHouse.gov. In the little I watched of the celebration online the one thing that stood out was the dynamic of the family has changed greatly in the years since the divorces. They actually looked like a happy family yet I did see concern on Her Majesty's face because her life partner, HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh was not at her side. Word is he's doing well in hospital.
Here at LIYC there will be a celebration of her service to her people (my dad is 1/2 Welsh) the weekend of 14 July. Invitations are being sent shortly.
Why not progressive?
At times I'm frustrated by those that don't follow politics in the United States. I worry they don't vote, I worry they don't get their opinion out there. Of course, I am very progressive and very much in opposition to the right, however, I'm being inspired by a much greater goal than politics. Politics is all cyclical. It's not important in the grand scheme of things. The important part of life is what all the regular people are doing. I'm changing the focus of this blog a bit. Not because I think the Tea Party won the midterms or anything like that but because I want to elevate us above that sort of derogatory nonsense into something that is far more useful. Something to save us and save the world. Small goals, I know. But seriously something to talk about.