"Seriously? I´m singing this beautiful song about a little girl and this drunk bitch is yelling all the way! You can go Home!! I´m gonna start that verse over again so the rest of us can enjoy it" Zac #Hanson
Hurricane Sandy is such a bitch/buzzkill/cockblock/[insert other negative adjective here]. I’m so stir crazy. Onto Day 5 of being stranded in Jersey with no end in sight. I miss the city. I miss people. Make it enddd.
…That being said, I’m grateful to be alive, have shelter, have power, etc.
I guess I’ll just count down the days/hours/minutes/seconds until the Steelers game on Sunday. That I’m attending(!) NBD.
“Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” was the battle cry for the high school football teams of Dillon, Texas, on the TV show Friday Night Lights for five seasons. But the show wasn’t just about football. And “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose” wasn’t just about winning games. Rather, it was a rallying cry of hope and optimism in a community where everyone had a fair shot — no matter their background, no matter their parents, no matter their gender. And no matter their politics.
So it has been surprising that the phrase has been usurped and co-opted by Mitt Romney and his campaign for their gain. And it got us thinking: What would the women of Dillon think about this?
Dillon is a classic American town filled with hard-working, middle-class Americans, who just want to lead productive, healthy lives. And the women we represented on the show — the women we are in real life — are like the millions of women across the nation. Women who want to make our own health care decisions. Women who want to earn equal pay for the work we do. Women who want affordable health care.
Planned Parenthood was well represented on the show, too — Brian “Smash” Williams’ mom worked there, Tami got a pregnancy test there, and, after being abandoned by her parents, Becky Sproles was able to get a safe and legal abortion there.
So as women, let’s take “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts” back and use it as it was always intended — as a motivator for progress, power, and greatness.