Wall of Shame: Female Blogger Arrested for Doing What We Do

A popular Vietnamese blogger, Le Nguyen Huong Tra, was arrested this past weekend. Her crime? "Allegedly defaming a senior Communist Party official and his family." Her blog, Co Gai Do Long, is one of the most popular ones in Vietnam, and she regularly addresses political issues with humor. Apparently deputy public security minister Nguyen Khanh Toan has no sense of humor. ...more

In my local paper there is an area after most articles to leave comments. Reading these ...more

Week of VOTE doodles: Day 2

"A politician thinks of the next election. A statesman, of the next generation."~ James Freeman Clarke Check out more of my doodles at Momathon doodles. Illustration: Chris Olson © 2010....more

Meghan and Cindy McCain on Hate Campaigns, Sexism in Politics, and the Tea Party

At the California Women’s Conference last night, Senator John McCain’s daughter Meghan and wife Cindy held a freewheeling conversation about the current state of politics in this country, and the need to get more women involved, especially younger women. ...more

Claiming that motherhood gives superior insight to the things that are currently dominated by ...more

Daily doodle: VOTE!

"If  you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it." ~ Margaret Fuller...more

Condoleezza Rice Weighs in on Marriage and Kids

Condoleezza Rice got up close and personal recently in Ladies Home Journal.  One question she was asked got to her feelings about not having kids and not being married: "Would you consider that you've lived a fulfilled life if you never get married or have kids? Yeah, I will....more


I think it may be fair to say that Motherhood would have "gotten in the way" of ...more

NH Senate Candidate Kelly Ayotte is a GOP misogynist; lets cops abuse women.

http://KingCast.net -- Reel News for Real PeopleYour really need to watch this video and read this lawsuit to see how hateful the new GOP really is.More women against Ayotte:http://kellyayottesenate.blogspot.com/2010/10/kingcast-meets-more-women-...The lawsuit:http://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/77118...more


Approaching the 70's, body looks 60, mind is 30, memory sometimes 100. Trying to eke out a path that is visually stimulating, heartfelt, and amusing. Trying to find meaning in the journey when work as I knew it is over. Looking for life in all the wrong places... The days roll by sometimes too fast to etch a notch into them; mark them as mine. I reflect on past accomplishments. The huge triumphs of my 40's and I laugh-a rumbling deep chortle. Oh how silly I was at times; trying to be someone be someone. ...more

Fur Flies Between Coons and O'Donnell in Delaware Senate Debate

Christine O'Donnell quickly made a name for herself in this year's election as a mini-Palin, due to a similar hairstyle and some nonsensical remarks, but last night, she fought hard in her own way during the Delaware Senate debate. Shown on CNN and CNN.com, O'Donnell, a marketing consultant and the Republican candidate to fill Vice President Biden's open seat, went up against Chris Coons, Democratic nominee, an attorney and county council officer. ...more

Good point Melissa! And if the polls are to be believed, it looks like the voters of Delaware ...more

Keka's Blog: White Men with Guns

(Please, if you don’t want to read my long blog, at least read this one. It’s what my blog is reacting to. Hers is far more important and shocking than mine.)...more

Ignorance vs. Stupidity