Four Novembers ago, I voted by absentee ballot. I was due to pop out a baby very close to election day and I didn't want to take any chances."I will tell them to turn on the TV in the delivery room if I have to!" I told everyone. "I'm going to watch those election returns even if I have to do it through contractions!"...more
In the last press conference of his first term, President Barack Obama this morning seemed to directly appeal to the female electorate, using terms like "deadbeat" to describe what would happen to the country should Congress not rate the debt ceiling. He also addressed concerns about the diversity of his cabinet appointments, touting the number of women he's appointed to high office, and talked gun control one month after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, saying he'd "vigorously pursue" a meaningful assault-weapons ban.
I am not someone who spends a lot of time listening to the news or current events. Politics are definitely not my thing. Yet, this week when I was listening to the radio and news about the avoidance of the fiscal cliff,one comment really got me going...
Here I am in the our newly re-elected President's ancestral homeland, Nyanza Kenya, literally an hour's drive from his grandmother's home. I'm not all that surprised that I'm surrounded by Kenyans who are also rejoicing in this win. He's their guy, son of a local man risen to the highest heights imaginable. I expected this jubilation. ...more
Between the 20 emails a day the Obama team sends me and the 200 political ads and arguments I see every day on Facebook, not to mention the onslaught of television ads, I think it's safe to say everyone will be glad when this election is over. (And yes, I am crossing my fingers and toes and imploring the baby Jesus to make sure Obama wins because I suspect Romney is a robot and the root of all evil. That's not what this is about though.)...more
Russell and I decided to watch the Star Wars series with the kids. We've seen the first two movies (four and five) and we're just about to start the animated series, The Clone Wars, before moving on to the third movie....more
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