The Biden Half of the Horse

When my older son attended his first week of kindergarten I learned an important lesson. Everybody needs to be really good at something. Midway through that first week Billy came home with a gold star pasted to his forehead. “What did you do to earn that, son?” I asked eagerly.“I am,” he beamed, “the very best rester in my whole class.” ...more

So this is it

Really. This is it.  In a few short hours the polls will open in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire and its population will begin casting their votes.  This will continue throughout the country for the rest of the day and night in the United States until all who have registered and arrived at the polls have finished.  There will be long lines and bad weather and people will be late for work.  By 7 p.m. EST the pundits will begin to project the winner of the presidential election as well as thousands of other offices from Senator to school board. ...more

America's Dark Night of Soul: I'll Take Hope Where I Find It For Now

And now for some uplifting news. Louisiana Rep. John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie, has lost his position as vice chairman of the House health care committee in that state's legislature. In September, the Louisiana statesman unofficially proposed paying welfare mothers $1,000 to undergo sterilization as a solution to poverty. He further proposed giving incentives to "well-educated" citizens to broaden the state's tax base, suggesting that both "positive" and "negative" eugenics would save America. ...more

Thanks for your comment Imani

I felt good for a split second when I heard ...more

The Lack of a Debate

I joined BlogHer a few months back and the one thing I notice is the blog and people LOVE election season. Either that or no one else can find anything to write about. You go to and it's a bunch of people's opinions on either Obama or McCain. But how does no one see that they are not talking about anything??!? Let me back up real quick... ...more

Moving to Canada?

“I’m moving to Canada,” the woman behind the counter told me.  “Getting married and moving to Canada.  We’ll be outside Toronto.” She works at the takeout place, Food, Food, where I spend half my life hanging around, since I hate to cook, but love to eat.  I’m the kind of horrible cook whose family and friends beg her (TO CONINUE, GO TO: ...more

The VP "Debate" (and I use the term loosely)

Cross-posted from my blog, South City Confidential So...the highly-anticipated VP debate.  We may never have another. I watched the debate with my lady friends eating an awesome dinner made by the lovely Kendal and drinking wine...lots of wine. Because when you set the ground rules that you drink every time Palin says "maverick", invokes Reagan, winks at the camera, mispronounced "nuclear", or dodges a question, you need lots of the vino. ...more

you shouldn't be able to push the button if you can't say the word

nucular. nuc-ular. nucuuuuuular. NUCULAR is not a word. nuc-lear is a word. allow me to spell it phonetically: noo-klee-er. from the french word nucléaire, which means unpronounceable on television by substandard vice presidential candidates. of all the things that bothered me about last night’s debate (and believe me there were a few), this mispronunciation takes the cake, and here’s why: ...more

Sarah Palin and Joe Six Pack

I hate the term "Joe Six Pack."  Just like I hate "the little housewife" or "the ball and chain" or any other gender/class stereotype.  I grew up just outside a mill town along the Monongahela River -- with kids whose parents worked in the mills and coke plants outside Pittsburgh.  It was actually the town portrayed in The Deer Hunter.  Some kids lived in trailers, some in four room "starter houses" that no one ever moved out of.  ...more

W&W: Can Netroots Entertainers Galvanize Youth Vote?

So if the financial market doesn't implode first, the media may just explode in anticipation before Thursday's VP debate. Are expectations so low at this point that Sarah Palin wins just by showing up and sounding intelligent? ...more

Democrats for Palin

I’ve been reading blogs lately, liberal and conservative and I’ve noticed a trend.  There seem to be more and more people calling for Sarah Palin to be replaced on the ticket.  It goes beyond the blogs ...more