Wisconsin to Recount Votes (and here we go!!!!!)

So here we go: Wisconsin is going to do a statewide recount of votes. This isn’t an audit, the is a manual recount of the votes. In case you’re wondering what has gotten people looking, look into this:

Three Wisconsin precincts revise vote totals after caught padding Donald Trump’s numbers

jill-portraitJill Stein asked for the recount- people have made fun of her but see my post about how Hillary cannot politically go after this but someone else can. Now, the question is if the other states with “strange” abnormalities will be looked at and is there enough time since California is STILL counting votes and the electoral college engages on the 19th of December.

Trump may have won the election, but he did not win the popular vote. Hillary is ahead- by over 2 million and counting votes. Hillary may have learned from the John Kerry fiasco; she would have had a front row seat back then when a similar situation played out. With the rancor people have towards her, its in her best interest to stay quiet. Still, it may be too little too late. Either way the story isn’t quite over yet. If it is found that the Wisconsin vote is wrong and it gets overturned, then you can bet there will be a demand for more recounts.

Conspiracy theorists have talked about Obama declaring martial law… there are 55 more days for that scenario to still happen, conspiracy buffs.

Who Watches the Watchers?

This is what I really am waiting to see because this is where it gets good. My understanding is that this has only happened once- when Kerry lost to Bush… one of Kerry’s votes went to Edwards in “protest”. I’ve seen a few things that I do find rather questionable but I don’t like going down the route of conspiracy theories.

“There is also the complicating factor of “faithless electors,” or members of the Electoral College who do not vote according to the popular vote in their states. At least six electoral voters have said they would not vote for Trump, despite the fact that he won their states.”

From a political standpoint, much like Kerry, her hands are tied. In the good faith of our election process, the loser accepts the election results, even if the popular vote says that they won. In theory, the only way, I think, this can go the other way is if she doesn’t put in the protest, a third party does it, or the electoral college suddenly just goes rogue. In none of these situations do I see this going well, even if it legally, Trump cannot be elected president. People want to hate Hillary too much, and frankly, with how the election has gone down, everyone’s hate, age old problems, and the disjointed “union” that we have here in the US, would cause a national riot and even more chaos.

One thing that I must agree with is that if it wasn’t the US and this situation were going on in another country, a “third world” country, there would be all kinds of monitoring and flagging of voting and election “irregularities”. I have often wondered, “who watches the watchers?” for a case exactly like this. The United States have been “untouchable” globally because even when we’ve been questionable, we’ve always been “the good guys”*.

I have always thought that the electoral college needs to go. I have thought that the way we currently run the country actually needs to change. Contrary to what people may think, I’m not a Democrat- I am an Independent. But much like Bernie Sanders, I’ll carpetbag a party if I need to if I feel it prevents the better of two bads. The two party system doesn’t work. We’ve evolved as a country and as a people (well, maybe not) that how we decide the laws of the land are now very much behind the reality of where we stand as Americans in 2016. Unfortunately, its in the best interest of the powers that be to keep us in this system. It keeps us dumb. It keeps us complacent, and it keeps us end-fighting. The only way to change things is from the bottom up, however, local and state elections aren’t as sexy.

And I just realized this is an old-school, Tekwh0re post. I have wondered lately if “Tekwh0re” has come back since this election. I think she may have… I’m more vocal on things than I have been in well over a decade.

*I’m not willing to throw the baby out with the bathwater quite yet. I still think there are worse countries in the world, however the current state of the nation I believe has the US teetering on a line that was once inconceivable. How this plays out over the next six months will be very telling indeed.

Read: Activists Urge Clinton Campaign to Challenge Election Results in 3 Swing States

Prince

I shared a rather personal story about a memory of Prince I had from my grade school days on twitter in response to the conversation going on about his death yesterday. I thought I would share another one from when I was a DJ up on Rush and Division in Chicago when I was an adult. It seems rather round about but bare with me here:

I used to work at several bars up in what is known now as “The Viagra Triangle” as a bouncer/DJ. How I become a female bouncer up there is another story for another time but yeah, I bounced and I wanted that extra dollar an hour so I was a DJ as well.

I actually was a very good DJ.

I knew music, I knew people, and I knew how to control a room.

I had several “nights” that were mine up there and I had a little following as well. It was kinda cute… Half of it was because I played good music and the other half was my witty/assholish commentary on the mic. I did three nights a week at several clubs and if there was a problem with “clientele” I would get brought in to DJ because I ignored threats when I was spinning. My nights were a Punk Rock night Tuesdays, Thurs I did an 80’s night and Friday/Sat I would do dance music, varying slightly depending on which club/bar I was working that night. My 80’s night became very popular so they moved me to Friday Night at this one place. It was a long ass shift… I started at 7 PM, was done at 4 AM. I wasn’t allowed to start drinking until after midnight unless the manager saw that I was having more than the usual assholes I was dealing with in the DJ booth. On that Friday night, I realized it was good to have a routine so that people kinda knew when was a good time to get a drink (and leave me the fuck alone). There were two things you knew I was going to do on an 80’s night. I’d play some Billy Idol and it would be two for one shots and I’d dance crazy in the booth… And you knew sometime around midnight, I was going to take a break, get my shot, go to the bathroom. The tradition was that I always played all 12 mins of “A Love Bizzare” by Shiela E. As soon as that came on, people would start dancing stupid and I could slip out the booth and take a break.

“A Love Bizarre” was written by Prince.

Once we were into the last three mins, I’d make my way back to the booth, get my headphones back on and I always had a Prince song queued up to rock right into “A Love Bizarre”. It never was the same song… Sometimes it was “Controversy” or “Baby I’m a Star”. You never knew what I would pull to go into, but it was always Prince and it always kept the room happy and slippery and sexy.

Anyway, I was looking for “A Love Bizarre” today and when I looked, you CANNOT get it on MP3 or CD… it’s only on vinyl! Which made me want to make this post… I found a copy online- cheap. Right now it seems like everyone is buying up Prince Albums so they’re going for like $150+ dollars and reissues are sold out right now. A lot of that has to do with how Prince managed his back catalog.

Anyway… here is the FULL 12 mins… as I say it should be played… because the beat is just that good…

I’d embed some Prince too- but he wouldn’t have liked that. He would have preferred if you went out and bought his music. And you really should. Need too.

I have no idea who made this Prince through the years collage, but it bears sharing.

RIP Prince. This one hurts.

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Easy (Protein) Pancakes…

Thought I would share this because I know I have one or two readers trying to avoid gluten. These just happen to be a protein pancake that I make to curb a sweet tooth:

2 ripe bananas
4 eggs
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup of oat flour
Dash of cinnamon.
Dash of Vanilla
Blueberries (optional)
Coconut oil

Directions:

In blender, mix bananas and eggs until smooth. Don’t let eggs get too frothy- point is to mush bananas into liquid.

In another bowl, mix together your protein powder, oat flour and cinnamon. Pour banana/egg mixure into bowl and mixed until combined. Dash of vanilla comes in at this time. If you like, you can toss in a handful of blueberries now for anti-oxidant goodness. Fresh work better as far as cooking evenness than frozen but I use what I have on hand.

Heat coconut oil in skillet (you want the properties of the coconut oil… I don’t recommend anything else because these are kinda “treat” anyway. Try to make it more healthy!) Pour drip in scoopfuls of the pancake batter. Watch for bubbles to form in your pancake and when they do, FLIP!

I eat these plain.. but I suppose you could make a simple compote out of the blueberries or drizzle with honey or whatever, but they are plenty sweet enough without!

Enjoy!

Unfuck… fuck.

I’ve been busy organizing and “unfucking” while I am between jobs.  Been blogging- but to a private goals based blog.  No, don’t ask for that, not going to give it to you.

I am on day 59 of a 60 day fitness challenge however.  The hard part of it will start next week so maybe I’ll update you all about that then.

Going to share this photo here as well as that I think it sums me up perfectly. There is a smidgen of that old school sex, you can see a guitar and speaker so love of music, you can see video games, a bunch of Wonder Woman statues, an animal skull, and swords… and if you look, the “strings” of the sword aren’t neat.. which means I must actively use it and know how. And then there is some katakana someone gifted me with. It says Shoshin. Zen word meaning the beginners mind. A always ready to learn attitude. Sprit of truth, honesty and openness. The will to achieve something and readiness to learn.

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Anyway, just wanted to say hello. I’m also obsessed with this song this morning.  Ignore the stupid video, just enjoy the music and the lyrics.  And if EDM isn’t your thing, whatever.  I’m sure I’ll post some Indie or New Wave or Punk eventually.  One thing you cans definitely say is that I am “diverse”.