Compare & Contrast!

You know, my father and grandfather (his father) were, much like those generations in general, really good men. Both were very generous with what little they had. They were both kind, compassionate men that had a habit of being quietly helpful. They believed that people, especially family, were more important than things. Unlike me, I can’t recall ever hearing my… Continue reading

Freedom and The New Tyranny

I’ve witnessed the oddest thing in my lifetime—something I never could have imagined. As a child, I attended an ultra conservative christian school where I was taught about the separation of church and state. The church in these United States of America was to enjoy a freedom from the tyranny of government. The church was to stay out of politics… Continue reading

Confessions from a Diabetic Under Stress

I admit it! I stress eat! The more stress and anxiety I feel, the more I eat. And, I’m talking about the bad stuff—sweets: cookies, cookies and milk! Lots of them! Non-stop! Last night, watching the election returns, I needed an insulin IV! Every time a state was called for Romney, I had to eat at least 3 Oreos! If… Continue reading

Why We Need Big Bird

This post isn’t about US politics and has nothing to do with Mitt Romney‘s position to kill off funding for PBS. This post is about why we need a PBS. Old World, First Growth Forests (Huh?) I recently returned from a trip to Vancouver Island. While there I took a tour to the Pacific coast of the island with a… Continue reading

Big Bird, and Binders, and Bayonets, Oh My!

Frankly, I hope this will be the last post I write (or read) about the election. I have good friends who I know will vote for Mitt Romney. Some have chosen to do so because they and their families are deeply hurting from the financial wreckage of the George W. Bush years and believe Obama failed to fix that mess.… Continue reading

Amazon.com Binder Reviews

Wow, first it was the Big Bird meme. Now it’s “binders full of women.” Mitt Romney, all by himself, has once again created a cultural subtext for the election. Why didn’t he just be honest: Paul Ryan voted against the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The Republican party genuinely is a boys’ club punctuated by the hubris of Rush Limbaugh.… Continue reading

Week in Politics

VP Debate Well, you know Joe Biden whipped Paul Ryan‘s ass in the debate when the extreme conservative pundits whine this loud. Paul is accustomed to arresting older men who speak out against him in his meetings, he’s skilled at batting his puppy dog eyes at the camera and having his way. Biden masterfully held him to the harsh truth.… Continue reading

Truth Through Repetition

I’ll give the Republican party one thing for sure: they know how to manufacture truth out of lies through repetition. They have been doing this effectively for decades. Say whatever you want from multiple sources over and over again, get “on message,” and over time the message is believed by more and more people, especially in a busier and busier… Continue reading

Yes, I Totally Buy This!

Policy and truth matter! And I totally reject this two faced liar! He just can’t seem to lie fast enough! He has irrefutably been constantly contradicting himself since he began campaigning. Are you or someone you love in the 47% he derides? Can you honestly support a party whose defacto leader is now teetering on inflaming violence against people that… Continue reading

Trickle Down

I confess my continued astonishment that so many people I know are trained by the Republican noise machine to vote against their own best interests. This well-done animation sums it all up rather nicely.   Why would we double done on policies that created a second great depression?! We need to get rid of the Republicans in office!… Continue reading