Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Whistleblower : Women Are Being Sterilized Without Informed Consent

When we see people doing wrong, we need to speak up. 

Too often, wrongdoing is disguised as being "for your own good."  

Article

Missed Opportunity: SB 145



 Why, oh why, do we make things so difficult? 

I find myself puzzled by this law that Governor Newsom just signed into law: SB 145. 

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB145

If the intent of the law is to address cases where two people are close in age, then why not make that clear, and address the 10 year age gap?  

How is a 14 year old of any gender or sexual orientation supposed to give consent to someone that is 10 years their senior? And we, as a society, absolve them of accountability? 

We need to fix this "oversight." 

Suffice it to say, civic engagement is necessary for laws that reflect the will of the people. 

Contact your elected representatives, and let them know how you feel about this. I certainly will.

Enough of this absurdity. 

Sincerely, 

Mari 


Image Source: LA Times article:

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-09-11/sb145-sex-crimes-law-gavin-newsom-lgbtq-rights


Wednesday, August 12, 2020

It's About US

Synergy.

Teamwork. 

Combination of the two, plus me and you. 

Come on, folks, we can do this!

I hope you are feeling what I am feeling:

 

Energetic, not apathetic.

Cautiously optimistic. 

Grateful for Kamala Harris' supportive parents and family. This is a moment in time to be celebrated, but now is when we get to work.  

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/9/20856837/kamala-harris-criminal-justice-reform-plan-mass-incarceration

Thank you to everyone who donated to my campaign.  I am planning to check the rules before I do anything with the funds. Current plan is to donate to the Biden/Harris effort and/or down ticket Democrats. 

Ox,

Mari 




Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Don't Worry -- Vote

Ok, kids, we know what we have to do, now all we need to do is do it.

Oh, and don't worry -- it (worry, that is) lowers your immune system. We need you to stay healthy, so you can to help us make some "good trouble."

Ox,
Mari




Thursday, July 23, 2020

Universal Truths, Labors of Love

Hey Everybody!

Hope this note finds you well. Thank you to everyone choosing to reduce the viral load in the air by covering your nose and mouth.

Take a break from the stress and let's work together to bring more kindness and beauty into this world, through music. Now, more than ever, we need music.

Thanks for listening.

Ox,
Mari


https://www.littlekidsrock.org/benefit/


Update: Did you miss it? 
It will be streamed for free, on 
Thursday, July 30th, 2020 ! 





Sunday, July 19, 2020

Recent (And Not So Recent) Blog Posts

Updated the blog roll. A few posts down on the "Beat," is a screenshot of its stats from several years ago. Depending on how closely you follow world politics, you may find it of interest.

Keep shining your light, wherever you may be.
Eventually, the truth we'll show for all to see.

Ox,
Mari

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Rest

Rest. It is not always relaxation.
Sometimes it comes after a hard day's work, sometimes it comes after a life well lived. A life, well lived is usually not thought about while doing the living, it is considered after the living is done.

When a man such as John Lewis takes his final rest, perhaps that means it is tine for the rest of us to get to work.

We all have to start somewhere.
Let's start where we are, and go from here.

Ox,
Mari










Friday, July 17, 2020

We Need More Than Symbols; We Need Courage

I was having an online conversation with an old friend who played on my first "solo" CD a while back. We were talking about politics, because he posted some meme about voting by mail. It saddens me when I see people posting misinformation, regardless of which "side" it originates. 

Anyway, we started bantering back and forth, and pretty soon, I found myself sharing beyond the subject, and sharing how I feel about politics and music, so I figured I would give it a little edit and share here:

"...the myth about this whole "left wing vs. right wing" BS is just that, BS, meant to divide us and keep a certain class in power. DT got elected because he talked about the so called "elites" and played on that fear and division. How is he not an elite? He has gold toilets. That is what I don't get about how he became the "savior" of the everyman. My impression is many of the people who voted for DT are not big Trump fans, just as many of the folks who voted for Obama were not fans of the man (though he certainly possesses many admirable qualities) - many were voting for change, and realized the symbolism of having our first black President.

Many of us are sick of getting the shaft by the "machine" -- and the media controls the narrative, which explains the negative feelings many of us have about the media. However, there is a difference between media driven by profit  -- and journalism, which is driven by a desire to find the truth. It is very similar to a musical or artistic endeavor driven by profit or one that is driven by the need to express oneself. Again, this is how I see it. Your perceptions may vary.

When all is said and done, it boils down to what we value. Who we elect to the highest  office in this land is a mirror to our "collective soul."

Thanks for reading. 

ox,
Mari 

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Confederate Monuments

One of these days I will get back to writing. For now, I will be amplifying voices that need to be heard.


It is high time we stopped honoring abusers.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/26/opinion/confederate-monuments-racism.html

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Tuesday Is Another Primary

Hello Again,

If you are passionate and confident about your current choice for President, no need to read any further.

However, if you are ready for change and want to rock the vote in a literal sense, write this name in on your primary ballot:
Mari Tamburo

At this point, we have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Happy Summer Solstice!

Please share this message. If we really want to get money out of politics, we are going to have to make some noise and get some results without it.

Ox,
Mari