It took the visit of the Holy Father, His
Excellency the Pope for John Boehner to come to his senses and be the
sacrificial lamb his Grand Old Party of Republican hard-hearts needed to
advance their agenda.
Hedge Fund manager
with power to put profits over human lives does exactly that; Pope comes
to America, informs members of Congress they suck at their jobs; black
people only vote to get free stuff and noted election-rigger Jeb Bush
knows it; Bill Nye goes off on anti-abortionists; teary orange
politician quits and 'WWE!' gets harder to write
We all know our Steelers-fan governor John Kasich has moved on from his days of being rabidly anti-abortion in order to focus on standing out amid the smelly pile that is the group of Republicans seeking nomination in the upcoming presidential election.
My partner and I were once walking to
Findlay Market from the spooky end of Green Street. We held hands as we
neared the market. A scruffy, possibly homeless, black man approached. I
made eye contact with him. At first, he spoke amicably. Until he saw that we were hand in hand.
Ginger Dawson is an iconic woman for more
reasons than her aesthetic, though her blunt bangs, her
from-a-bottle-henna-red hair and her penchant for black and/or retro
clothes aligns her more readily to the equally iconic Punk designer
Vivienne Westwood than to the “genteel” antiques mall proprietress she,
ahem, once was.
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In the mid-1990s when Venus and Serena
Williams were teenagers, when the jangle of beaded scalp-tight cornrows
and silver braces on their teeth long preceded waist-length weaves and
fake painted fingernails, neither blacks specifically nor America generally knew
exactly what we were looking at when we looked at the Williams sisters.
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The night before I sat down to write
this, I had formulated in my head the perfect first sentence to describe
my emotional station, but I have now lost that to anxiety, to slumber,
to dreams. The best sentence is this one:
My kidneys are failing me because I have failed my body.
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