The Up House

Apr 12

The Up House

SEATTLE’S SYMBOL OF STUBBORN RESISTANCE TO COMMERCIALISM IS SELLING OUT. Well, not so much selling out as being sold. The original owner, Ms. Masefield, long since gone, turned down big bucks in order to stay in her little bungalow, defying the corporations who built towering concrete and steel structures intimidatingly up and around her home. She just sat...

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2016

Apr 05

2016

2016 IS STARTING TO SIMMER. Political parties are deciding what candidates and issues to throw in the pot. Is our Presidential Election all for show, or does your vote matter? Throw Alexis de Tocqueville’s famous quote into the hat: “In a democracy, people get the government they deserve.” Do you agree? He also said, “I know of no country in...

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Take Action

Dec 02

Take Action

WHAT ARE YOU DOING about whatever it is you think is wrong with the world? Is it enough to simply express outrage at the state of _________ (fill in the blank), or are you obligated to do something about it? It seems we have three choices. Let’s say political corruption or partisan divide and deadlock is your pet peeve. You hate it, you call your spouse over to...

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Obama’s Immigration Move

Nov 21

Obama’s Immigration Move

WHAT DOES THE LATINO COMMUNITY THINK ABOUT OBAMA’S executive action last night? Day late and a dollar short, or is he doing the best he can with Republicans blocking his every move? And why do I have a picture of Regan here? ¬†Anyone remember 1986? What legislation should Congress write and pass? What are the real issues and what would solve this problem? Bookm

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Honoring Veteran Tomas Young

Nov 11

Honoring Veteran Tomas Young

Iraq war veteran Tomas Young just died. Before he died, he made this video. Show it at your next Saturday Salon to get right to the heart of why we go to war, how to honor veterans without glorifying war, and how to use our voice and vote to prevent all the useless and horrific damage war inflicts. Possible Talking Stick Starters: Can you be a patriot and still be...

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Obama Bad?

Oct 26

“Obama bad.” That’s what former Senator, John B. Breaux, ¬†claims most Senate candidates feel about President Obama. AND HE’S A DEMOCRAT! Should this be a surprise? I say the higher we put someone on a pedestal, the more violently we tear them off that high perch. It’s predictable. Instead of doing the hard work it takes to be an...

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