lt.-governor

My advice to anyone who wants to run for Key Club Lt. Governor:

Go. For. It.

I can only speak on my experience as LtG for Division 35 of PNW District, and I am well aware that little old Lakewood/Spanaway is a lot different from, say, Seattle or Portland divisions, or even moreso divisions in places like CNH, but it is such a great experience.

Speaking from my experience, a few things to keep in mind if you win are to always stay humble, always stay pleasant, and always stay vigilant. Also, when someone tells you about an opportunity to go somewhere (a rally that isn’t your own, a convention, some K-family event) GO TO IT. And if you can’t pay for it, ASK KIWANIS.

Just saying. It’s the highlight of high school so far. That coming from the kid who got to go to Japan, leadership camp twice, among many other things.

Why move to Canada if you can move to Washington State?

Hey y’all. This is a scary time for a lot of people, and all those jokes about moving to Canada might be coming true. But international travel isn’t an option for everyone, and emigrating to Canada actually takes years so, I thought of an alternative - why not move to Washington State? 

Seriously! If the fact that our electoral votes went to Hillary didn’t convince you:

-we just re-elected Jay Inslee/Cyrus Habib for governor/lt. governor (democratic)

-we elected Bob Ferguson (democratic) for attorney general

-We elected Mike Kreidler (democratic) for insurance commissioner

-Both of our U.S. Senators are female Democrats, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell

-75% of our energy comes from renewable sources (hydroelectric, mostly)

-the Seattle music scene is INSANE (remember, we gave you Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain)

-We have marijuana coffee

 -WE BRING OUR DOGS FUCKING EVERYWHERE. Seriously. 

- We have oceans, rainforests, and volcanoes OH MY

-Our tax system isn’t awesome for poor or middle-class folks, but we do have one of the highest minimum wages in the country, and we JUST passed an initiative to raise it AND require paid sick leave

- We rank 15th for fewest registered firearms

-We have state discrimination protections for sexual orientation and gender identity/expressions (although no official ban on conversion therapy)

-it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world (and as a native I’m in no way biased)

This is Palouse Falls btw.

I’m not saying we don’t have A LOT of problems and there’s a lot of things to consider before you move. That might not even be possible for you. But don’t give up on America just yet. There’s a lot left worth sticking around for. 

Besides, here we’re just a few hours away from the Canadian border anyway.

“So my concern is what is it going to take for them to do something here? Is one of these girls going to have to die? Are they going to end up freezing in their frontyard before they will do something?”

Melinda Coleman said she would like the case to be reopened. “I would like to see some justice,” she said. “And I would like the other girls to be able to come forward without fear.”

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Former state auditor Susan Montee launches her campaign for lieutenant governor in St. Louis City Hall.

1) that this is, first and foremost, an act of homophobia. few major news outlets have mentioned this.

2) that republican politicians have no right to scream TERRORISM when it is they themselves who have encouraged this violence.

3) i never want to hear again how trans people are a danger in bathrooms.

4) that the shooter was virulently homophobic & didn’t celebrate ramadan & that he had a firearm license.

5) that it was latin night hosted by trans women of colour.

6) Everyone get out of pulse and keep running Everyone get out of pulse and keep running Everyone get out of pulse and keep running Everyone get out of pulse and keep running keep running

7) that we will be offered prayers but not solutions.

8) that this morning texas lt. governor dan patrick posted the words of Galatians 6:7. “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”

9) say the word: HOMOPHOBIA.