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

Pelosi and Sharpton - Being Equal-er

 It wasn’t that long ago…maybe eight week…when we learned that the Democrats were taking part in a workshop to practice making “race” an issue in this election. I guess it worked. ...more

All Eyes on Wisconsin

  In a world like mine where overspending the budget can have serious consequences, I have few political role models to help me.  Among them is beleaguered Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin. ...more

Mitt Romney and Reverend Wright

Mitt Romney has made clear he won't campaign on President Obama's long standing association with Reverend Wright.  This is the same strategy that John McCain employed and is likely to meet with the same end.  Meanwhile some PACs are going head with their criticism of the President's connection with Reverend Wright.  John McCain on Sunday talk shows makes it looks as if he still considers himself the leader of the Republican Party....more

My Little Pony Birth Control Pills?

I’ve just watched a campaign ad for Barack Obama entitled “Dreams of our Daughters.”The narrator of the video is a “mother” of young girls. We watch the children and learn that they have lofty goals and big dreams. (I’m applauding through this part because I think all children should have big dreams.)...more

Only a Flesh Wound

That famous cry of the Black Knight from Monty Python can be heard throughout the Republican primaries, How long will the candidates keep whacking away at each other? No one knows....more

Super Tuesday

Today is Super Tuesday here in Oklahoma. I really can't wait till this stupid election is over, mainly to have different news to watch. I'm already tired of the commercials and every single news program is nothing but election stuff. The main thing I'm ready to end are the phone calls. They come every single day, several times a day, Sunday's included. Yesterday, when I got home from a very long day at the office I checked our phone messages which usually area NONE. There were no less than six messages, one was a message we needed....more
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