Our New God Timothy Kenney
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day All! I'm a privileged white guy, so read it from much more insightful writers today as Tyrone Beason's latest article or Ijeoma Oluo's recent speech Email me your favorite MLK writing of the day!
"It is a cruel rumor to say to a bootless man that he should lift himself at his bootstraps.
And many Negroes, of thousands and millions, have been left behind as a result of a society consciously making its color a stigma … "https://t.co/ycN2ykMPqh #MLKDay  pic.twitter.com/bbORMhSMzH
– NBC News (@NBCNews) January 21, 2019
STEM takes over UW : I can't even tell you how many times I overheard people making fun of not -STEM majors, fun and not when I was with UW There is even a whole meme category to make fun of STEM kids to think they are hot shit, but the numbers show that there is now almost Just as many students in STEM as non-STEM, it's a 37 percent jump over the last decade. Humanities suffer because of it, meaning no more professors are studying unclear Balkan history.
Which Seattle Womxn's March went to? There were three separate events this year due to disagreements among the organizers about the inclusiveness events: Seattl e Womx's March, Women's March 3.0 and Seattle Women's Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women March. The number of marchers fell even lower this year to about 10,000, far from the over 100,000 marches in 2017.
Teens are still racist and disrespectful : New information on a viral video over the weekend with dozens of pubescent white boys wearing MAGA hats mocking an indian elder in indigenous peoples march shows another variety of events. It looks like the amount of bad haircuts gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. for the anti-abortion March for Life event last weekend. They then pointed to their ire on a group of black Hebrew Israelites who allegedly shouted things like "America has never been good. It has only been good to you fucking peckerwoods." Nathan Phillips, the native man, waded into the crowd to empty the situation and was mocked incessantly by the children. You tell me, do these new details make it something less racist?
WATCH: A group of young men wearing MAGA hats mocked and told an Indian man who sang a tribal song during the March of the Indigenous People pic.twitter .com / KSRAMtknVp
– TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) January 19, 2019
Amnesty Donald : As we enter the fifth week of government interruption, the Trump administration attacked the democratic leaders for rejecting their proposal to restore temporary protection for unrecorded immigrants like Dreamers in exchange for walls. Democrats were fooled by this bait and change before, and they will not be fooling again, but Republican leaders should try to package the proposal for a major fund of disaster relief. Go back to your shell Mitch McConnell!
Full hearts, clear sky, can't lose : I hope you all got out tonight to celebrate SUPER WOLF BLOOD MOON! It was crazy and I have pictures of it at the end, so check them out. Oh yes the weather. It's nice today, but wet and crying after that.
W WA gets a one-day postponement from wet weather on Monday, so rain rains Tuesday and Wednesday. A longer period of dry weather begins on Thursday and is expected to last through the weekend. Daytime heights during this time will mainly be in the 40's to the lower 50's. #WAwx pic.twitter.com/e7j3YjYHyZ
– NWS Seattle (@NWSSeattle) January 21, 2019
Geek out with me about Jason Ransom : He's just one of The most badass carnivore ecologists in the northwest and Crosscut scored the exclusive interview. Ransom is currently working on reintroducing the fisherman, a small fluid-like carnivore, to the cascades, but the government interruption is hampering his work and the work of so many other ecologists.
2020 Hopefuls : Kamala Harris, a democratic Senator from California, announced her bid to run for president in 2020 earlier today, as many expected her to. Also, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is also looking to run as a self-employed, as Seattle's whole moaned: "No, please, god no."
Super Wolf Blood Moon : Goodness, it's so fun to say. The clouds collaborated and let's see the last total eclipse of the decade last night. I sat outside in the cold drink on my front grass until midnight so people could bring you the content you yearn for. Then I came up at 6 o'clock to bring it to you so yes, you could say that I'm a little excited this morning. But here it is!
It's MLK Day! See our MLK calendar for all the events taking place today, including Seattle MLK, Jr. Day March and Celebration.