Tag: throwback

Throwback: Happy 55th Birthday, Bjork!

JOVM celebrates Bjork’s 55th birthday.

Musings: Election Day

As I mentioned in a previous post, today’s elections may arguably be the most consequential of our lives, if not the country’s history. So far 102 million Americans have taken part in early elections — whether through mail-in ballots or showing up in person. Of course, there are Americans who have waited until today or who may not vote. This post is directed to those people, who will say “well, it doesn’t really matter” or “both parties are the same” or anything along those lines: Your life, your safety, your job, your bodily autonomy, the things you like to do, the businesses you frequent, your ability to be with who you love and have that recognized all depend on voting — and who you vote for. Your vote can impact the lives of other people, too.

I’m not trying to be hyperbolic here. It’s true. So please use your voice and vote. As De La Soul would say, “Stakes is High:”

Throwback: Election Day/Fuck Donald Trump

November 3, 2020 may be the most consequential election in our lifetimes — and in our country’s history. I voted last Saturday, during the first day of early elections here in New York. If somehow you haven’t voted yet, or you may be uncertain if you may vote, I’ll simply say that this: politics is local and personal. If you really want to change things, you have to start thinking about how you can change things in your corner of the world. The best way you can do that is to vote for the candidates and parties, who you believe best align with your interests and values.

To that end, I couldn’t help but think of YG’s and Nipsey Hustle’s “Fuck Donald Trump” because honestly, what else can be said besides: “Fuck Donald Trump.” Like a lot of people, I’m hoping that this braindead fool currently in office and his equally cartoonish administration is shown the door.