Election Day Assumptions 2013

Today is Election Day and in my state, it is a huge deal as our Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General seats are up this time.  Virginia does not allow consecutive terms for these positions, so every four years we go through the political campaign rigmarole. We go back and forth between parties for governor every four to eight years depending on national politics and the races for our General Assembly....more


This morning Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will announce Paul Ryan as his running mate and in doing so appears to be declaring war against everything that the Democratic Party stands for. With the choice of Paul Ryan, Romney will not only be exacerbating the culture wars, but he appears to have set his sights on two of the great presidents of the Twentieth Century: FDR (The New Deal) and LBJ (The Great Society), indeed, the great shift of the Twentieth Century back to the people....more

Saturday Funnies XXXII

It is Saturday and time to laugh.  If you pop in here from time to time you know I have email buddies and we share THOSE PESKY emails! Lucky for you, I keep them rolling right here!!!Look what one of my buddies sent me!  Love this!!!!!...more
*Roaring loudly here!* Yes, I am a Christian. No, I am not offended, Amiga!   :)   I am sorry I ...more

Community-Minded, Liberal Parents Don't Homeschool? Part 2

(My continued rant about Dana Goldstein’s Slate article, “Liberals, Don’t Homeschool Your Kids: Why Teaching Children at Home Violates Progressive Values”)...more
 @mompaisley Ha - that sounds about right.  Night and day, you and me, politically anyway.  ;) ...more

PotLuck Politics

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Sorting Through Dirty Laundry Not Ours; What Weiner's Woes Say About Us

This week, in a 30 minute press conference that felt like 30 tortuous hours, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner confessed that the infamous "crotch shot" was indeed his. This after originally lying and suggesting that his email account had been hacked. The Congressman admitted that he had had flirtatious Internet relationships with about six women in which he sent sexually explicit pictures and text messages. Mr....more

and certainly hope that impression was conveyed. This sort of behavior always has difficult and ...more

When a Peacenik Becomes a Military Spouse

As we began our military life, and me the wife of a Butter Bar, I recall lamenting at a squadron barbecue about how I might be "the only person who came from a Lefty upbringing." A Colonel's wife grinned big and said, "Oh Devra, every place you go, you will find you are not alone. You will find a great diversity in the military and the spouses. You will always find someone who is a lot like you." ...more
Love it! I am also a peace activist, war protesting military spouse. When my husband and I first ...more

Tax Cut Extension: We Need Civil Problem Solving Beyond Bad Compromises

There are times when I get angry about how we as a country choose to solve serious problems. We call it a compromise. I think it is more like whack-a-mole. We expend a lot of energy in doing something close to nothing more than is necessary to play the next level of the game. The compromise on the unemployment extension and maintenance of the Bush tax cuts does not solve problems. ...more

I will agree with you that speeding money we do not have is foolish.

We can dicker when that ...more

I Want the Freedom to Be Stupid...

"Being stupid is its own reward." ~UnknownI'll admit, we do live in the country with the most freedoms today.  I try to be grateful for that, but it's tough.  I look back on our Constitution and it both saddens and angers me as to what has happened to that wonderful document over the years.  We've lost sight of what it was supposed to do and mean for the American people....more

You May Not Like this, But You Owe it to Yourself to Check it Out...

Anyone who knows me personally knows that I'm not a conspiracy theorist.  I have a pretty good head on my shoulders and I don't buy into a lot of those really "out there" theories and beliefs.  I am, however, open to self-education, new ideas and thoughts.  I am always willing to consider a possibility before discarding one....more

I agree. The world economy is so manipulated. There are puppetmasters. I need to check out the ...more