The intellectually free wheelin’ Glenn Grothman is calling for mainstream Americans to stand up and speak out against Kwanzaa, the week long celebration of African heritage in African American culture, observed from December 26th through January 1st.
I have really enjoyed blogging here at Blogging Blue over the past year, and being part of a creative, talented, and diverse team. Zach has been extremely supportive of my writing and I appreciate that. I also appreciate the time that you have taken to read my posts and the comments you have made. I have learned a lot from you all. But with the new year comes an opportunity for a fresh start, and I am going to seize it.
Beginning in 2013, I will re-build my Waukesha Wonk website (this time with enough security to deter spammers!) and begin a new blogging chapter. The posts will be similar to those I have shared here at Blogging Blue, and I won’t hesitate to address controversial subjects. Comments and discussion will be welcomed, of course, but I will not tolerate incivility. My belief is that readers can disagree with me and with others without name-calling, and without making it personal.
Think about that. And remember it in the days ahead when Congress starts deliberating on new legislation to try to prevent another Newtown. No matter what else NRA officials and their various lackeys say about preventing the deaths of innocent people, this is what they’re really thinking.
The Overpass Light Brigade is much more than a group of locals holding lighted messages above freeways; it’s a positive, creative, and powerful tool for social and political change. What began as an outlet for the frustrations of a few concerned citizens during the Wisconsin Uprising has morphed into a nation-wide progressive phenomenon. And now, an Overpass Light Brigade photo exhibit is coming to Milwaukee beginning January 4, 2013.
In the last year many have enjoyed the photos and stories of the Overpass Light Brigade one post at a time on Facebook. Beginning January 4th, much of the work done by the photographers of the OLB will be showcased at the Art Bar (722 E. Burleigh Street) in Riverwest.
The opening Friday night kickoff for “The People’s Bandwidth” photo installation will include many of the photographers and their OLB work as well as music from local Milwaukee “holders of the light” and musicians Denny Rauen and Robert Hansen. The installation will also feature a “People’s Wall” in which anyone can add their own photos to a community OLB collage.
The Overpass Light Brigade photo installation will be on display from January 4, 2013- February 7, 2013. It’s a must-see.
Not all of the gun nuts are on the right side of the aisle. The Journal News has gone just a little too far on this one. I have questioned why it seems the Second Amendment seems to be treated with more authority than the First Amendment…but this time the First Amendment is being used to violate some privacy issues and violate the Second Amendment. What are these people hoping to accomplish other than harass their neighbors? This is just plain stupid:
A newspaper in New York has received a wave of criticism from its readers after publishing the names and addresses of all of the individuals with handgun or pistol permits in its coverage area.
Hundreds of residents in New York’s Westchester and Rockland counties were surprised to find their names and addresses listed on a map posted by The Journal News on Sunday. Users can click any dot on the map to see which of their neighbors has a permit for a gun.
The map sparked more than 500 comments from readers within a day of its appearance on the website, many of them voicing outrage at the paper’s decision to make the information public.
The link and quote are from a Yahoo ABC article…I didn’t want to post directly to The Journal News and boost their page count. The Journal News is a Gannett Newspaper.