What Do Your Kids Know About Election 2012?

After school, I noticed the sticker on my daughter’s sweatshirt and said, “You voted today?” She explained that other than the presidential candidates, she wasn't familiar with anything else on the ballot in the 7th grade mock presidential election, so she simply voted along party lines and guessed on the issues.  Then she asked me if the president will be chosen by “ who has the most votes. ....more

Mitt Romney: He Leads With His Heart

Posted by Cindy Gillespie:  Recently, some of the women who served as members of Governor Mitt Romney's cabinet in Massachusetts got together in Boston to talk about their time working with the Governor.  Some of the stories they tell in this clip I had never heard before, although I worked closely with them and Governor Romney for many years. They reminded me that while Mitt may be known for his head with numbers, he always leads with his heart....more

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

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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