Am I the Only White Person in America Offended by Racism and the Tea Party?

If politics remains a taboo topic in polite conversation, then racism in politics represents the equivalent of suppression, of something whispered behind closed doors in the dim light of one flickering candle.  ...more

Government Shut Down: Shame Shame

Shame on the government for acting less mature than my children....more

White Elephant Sale

Y’all, I am not a professional political analyst. No one inside the “Beltway” calls me up asking for my opinion. I assume they don’t read my blog, because no men in black suits have come to my door to have a little talk with me. Nevertheless, I can tell you that a political move that throws a political party's ass into the polling dumpster is a numbnuts move....more

The Dog Didn't Eat Tea Bags

I am currently being driven over the brink by people sharing far-right memes on my Facebook feed. I am not offended because their political opinions differ from mine. Nope nope nope. I am ready to pull my hair out because the stuff they are saying is untrue. These are people who don’t typically lie, so Imma go out on a limb and say that they are spreading information that someone *cough Faux News cough* has told them is true -- without ever bothering to fact check it!!...more
So if this shutdown thing is totally legit, I say the left uses it to repeal the Patriot Act, ...more

How Is the Government Shutdown Affecting Food Safety

Here’s the good news: PulseNet, a government-run network of public health labs that spots and reports on foodborne illness outbreaks, is up and running again, albeit with a skeleton staff, as the government shutdown drags on. Image: Krista Kennell/ZUMA Press ...more
I have a family member who works for the USDA and I know for a fact that they are still working ...more

How WIC Saved Us

I’m going to keep this (relatively) short and to the point. No ranting. No giving you my opinion of the GOP or politicians in general. I’m not going to be political about this because there really isn’t a point, and there are millions of others out there saturating the Internets with their opinions, anaylysis, anger, bias, and what have you. I’m not going to give you politics. Instead I’ll give you something personal and leave you with a plea for tangible, effective action. ...more
Thank you for sharing this heart wrenching story!  It is so true, as the mother of 3, for the ...more

Congress, Take This Job and Shove It

More than 16 years ago, I committed to the job of being the wife of a soldier. 11 years ago, I re-committed to the job of being the wife of a soldier, this time during wartime. A time when my soldier would have a deployment tempo that would have him gone almost half my 12 and 10 year olds' lives. I was committed. And I committed my children to the job of being the children of a soldier. But, now? You can take this job and shove it. Congress is no longer populated by people who come and go....more