"Everybody's worried 'bout tomorrow, will they see tomorrow - I'm just tryna get mine off today..." Complex Simplicity - Teedra Moses
I am heading to see Teedra Moses at SOB's on Thursday and I am really looking forward to it. A gifted songwriter, chill person and the woman can SING. Now that's a package right there. I will have some words for you on the show sometime during the week.
I do not usually get political, but this had me hot under the collar and I had to get it out.
I was on Facebook and decided to join a group entitled "Canada Votes for Obama." I was happy to see that Canadians were taking their stance and having their say in America's upcoming election. As Boyz II Men said, little things mean a lot and we can only do what we can. The masterminds of the group will be selling T-shirts with the above slogan at their website canadavotesobama.com (which is presently under construction) and they say that all purchases will go to support Obama's campaign (it better if they get my money) and for more information, they can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org With that said, I of course decided to add my two cents and post a blurb regarding how I felt about the whole movement. I stated that personally, I think we all have to look at the upcoming American election on the grand scheme of things. Whomever is elected, will be the leader of a "superpower," what we know as THE superpower of the world. Every decision they make, will reverberate throughout the world. So with this said, isn't it imperative that we know what is going on across the border and what is going on in this election? We do not have to know EVERY minute detail, but some understanding would be helpful.
So after I entered my two cents, I scrolled down the page to read what others had to say. Of course, I had to come across an asshole from Memphis who had to put in what they thought was constructive criticism. Here is what was written:
"You guys are funny as hell! McCain is going to win in November cause Obama has no platform...he can't even elaborate on t(w)hat his "change" is. Anyhow, it doesn't matter cause you all live in Canada and as such have no influence on our politics. Thanks for caring! LOL
A True American"
Now, it wasn't the fact that he argued about Obama's platform or lack thereof that bothered me. He is allowed that comment for that is what he feels. It was the snide and disgusting way that it was relayed. Some people were obviously not taught that if they have nothing good to say, to keep it to themselves. I am well aware of freedom of speech and the like, however sometimes some people need to just shut the hell up (putting it nicely).
In all honesty, the idiot's rant gave me a sense of empowerment, because I detest hearing YOU CAN'T being told to me. I am so not that woman. So with that info in tow, I also added that we Canadians have to also take into account that our elections are coming up on October 14th. Do we like the state of affairs in Canada today or do we want a change? What are you going to do about it? PLEASE BE PREPARED. Be informed, be engaged, be a voter. For my Canadians, here is a site where you can find everything regarding the upcoming election. And for my Americans, here is yours. Do not just sit back and complain that you "don't follow politics" or do not understand what is going on. Take a little bit of time to understand what is going on around you. As cliche and tiring as it sounds, we can all make a difference if we WANT to. Let's make it happen in Canada and across the border.
Flashback of the day:
I did not want to go political on the song as well, but I did want to make a statement. Here's a an all female badass cast doing their thing.
See y'all soon...