Fellas, MYOB about abortion already!

Listening to a lengthy discussion of abortion by local candidates for Congress on local radio, my mind started to reel....more
@ColleenDick It is my understanding that before the issue of childbearing became an issue (was ...more

Obama is not Coming After Your Guns and Romney is not Coming After Your Tampons

Before you get excited, this is NOT a post that is looking for or encouraging political bashing. So if you plan on getting busy in the comment section posting nasty stuff (not Janet Jackson nasty but political nasty. JJ nasty is perfectly acceptable), you’ll be asked to leave....more

The annual October dilemma

@kisschronicles  lordy lordy, i'd forgotten about that.more

See Your Legislator's Voting Record on Food

[image via Indie Food Project] ...more

Freedom Is Not An Illusion

by Lyn Dillies My name is Lyn Dillies and I am a professional illusionist. Ever since I can remember, my late father, Calvin Dillies, instilled in me a sense of civic duty. Through his experience in local politics, he taught me how important every single person’s vote is. ...more

If You Give a Mom the Presidency

Forget giving a mom a cookie, give a mom the Presidency – then watch what happens.Photo credit – Zazzle...more

The future of politics

My oldest son is voting in his first Presidental election this year.  This got me thinking about how much his generation has seen during the last twenty years.  Most of them were in elementary school when September 11th occurred.  They've seen a depression recover, a housing and stock market crash, politicians both succeed in diplomatic relations and fall due to ethical standards.  They've seen the good, the bad, the neutral, and the life-changing.  With their votes making up a large population this year, I can't help but wonder how they will decide the nex...more

Reasons My Husband Will Not Run for Office

My husband read my musings on why normal people do not run for election.  Here are his reasons why he will not run for political office: 1) I do not want someone looking up my sphincter to see whether I took a shit last Tuesday.2) See #1. He's pretty funny.  See why I love him?...more

How to Run for Congress - Know Your District

Hopefully you’ve already taken a good look at yourself as a potential candidate and you’re sure that running for Congress is the right move for you.  Now it’s time to take a look at the geography of your district.  Know matter how much you think you know your Congressional district, you don’t know it as intimately as a Congressman needs to.  Here are a few steps you need to take before moving on to the next level of the planning process:...more

You Didn't Build That. Excuse Me?

Dear President Obama,  When you were in Roanoke in July and you gave this speech, what were you thinking?  In your own words, without a teleprompter, this is what you said: "There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me -- because they want to give something back. They know they didn't -- look, if you've been successful, you didn't get there on your own. You didn't get there on your own. I'm always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart....more
 @elaineR.N. yep.  man, it's a bad year for politics isn't it?  lots of foot in mouth syndrome.  more