City Primary results

Something like 19% of eligible voters participated in yesterday’s primary. It’s legitimate to complain that there is no ‘jury of peers’ when the hallway of potential jurors is almost entirely older white people. Whining that your elected officials don’t represent you when a fifth of the voting pool bothers to show up on election day […]

Knoxville’s 2019 Primary

I live in the county. If I walk my neighborhood, which I won’t during mosquito season, I would weave in and out of the city. Someday, developers will intervene and my tiny, working class neighborhood will be gobbled up by the city. Until then, I vote only for county offices. There are six candidates on […]

Day One

A photo posted by Cathy McCaughan (@cathymccaughan) on Jan 21, 2017 at 12:39pm PST

Inauguration Day

Friday is PE45’s Inauguration. Until such time as he is impeached, there will be resistance. Twitter As much as it pains me to say it after 33.7K tweets since I joined in June of 2007, Twitter needs to be shut down completely. PE45 is infatuated with Twitter. If he behaved the least bit Presidential, that […]

four long years

It occurs to me that at the end of the coming four years with the least qualified and most unpleasant (nee racist, homophobic, transphobic, misogynist, xenophobic) administration the United States has known since Andrew Jackson, 1. Andrew Jackson will seem slightly less awful and 2. America will be great again when Trump leaves office, so […]

best case scenario

I’m not buying into Jill’s ‘send me money and I’ll make them do their due diligence’ routine. What I am coming around to is the opinion that the new VP, despite his infliction of his beliefs on others, is less internationally destructive than the monosyllabic, insecure, vengeful, wannabe mobster. America could recover from four years […]

safety pin update

Nevermind. Everyone wants to fight and lash out at each other instead. I won’t wear a pin. I won’t fight with you. I am fighting the rogues gallery of supremacists, misogynists, homophobes and xenophobes that are settling into the West Wing. I will stand between bullies and their victims. You do you. I’ll do me. […]

Because we are Americans

“Mom? What will you do if ___ wins?” “I’ll be disappointed, but I will respect the office and I expect you to always do the same.”

Be a voting helper, not a hindrance

I guess we’re going to have Poll Watchers and Monitors this November. What a waste of time and energy. I have taken my children to the polls since they were babies. They have all watched me spin the dial. They have all taken a turn pushing the big button at the end of the ballot. […]