A short, fat, middle-aged, happily-married, mother of 4 daughters. A former high school valedictorian (way back in the Stone Age), a Civil Engineering major in college, a middle-of-the-road Conservative, and a moderate Methodist. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....
. . The story goes that as Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787, a woman asked him, “Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”. Mr. Franklin replied, “A republic, madam – if you can keep it.” Ladies and Gentlemen, in looking over the events of the past few | Read More »
. I got a couple of very polite responses from a commenter named “Max” on my post the other day about Dan Savage’s speech in Seattle a couple of weeks ago. My response to one of his comments started getting rather long, so I figured, “What the heck? Make it a post!” I don’t know Max | Read More »
************ The “It Gets Better” Pledge: Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are. I pledge to spread this message to my friends, family and neighbors. I’ll speak up against hate and intolerance whenever I see it, at school and at work. ************ A video recently came to light over a speech that was given by Dan Savage to a group of students as | Read More »
How do these people manage to keep their heads from exploding? For the past 24 months or more, all we have heard from Mr. Obama and his crew on Capitol Hill is how we simply MUST let the Bush Tax Cuts expire, because the government will “lose” money if they are extended. (Never mind that that “revenue” won’t really be “lost”, as it was never | Read More »
. A couple of interesting things have happened in the news lately that are completely unrelated, but for one thing: they make it glaringly obvious – to anyone who is willing to pay attention – that the people in whom the American people place their trust aren’t worthy of that trust. In the recent Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman story, it is becoming increasingly clear that the | Read More »
. The Mitt Just Got Real: . http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QI1SIGiSrHE . I like this guy. I can vote for this guy. I have hope for our country. . “It’s still about the economy, and we’re not stupid.” You can donate to his campaign here. . . [Cross-posted at Koch's Tour] .
. . A Twitter war blew up the other night – lazy Capitalist that I am, I was laying on the couch, watching a TV show with my husband, so I missed all of the fun and excitement when Hilary Rosen – a highly paid spokesperson for the Democratic Party – temporarily lost her mind and made a bone-headed statement about how Ann Romney – | Read More »
. Many times I find myself starting a blog post, and as I get further into it, it takes on a life of its own and becomes something quite different from what I had originally planned…. ….This is one of those posts. . . The thing I love about the Internet is that you can just start digging and you never know what you may | Read More »