Will the “Real” Feminists Please stand up?

       There is a fine line a woman must walk when running for public office in the United States of America. If she throws herself off-balance more than a few centimeters, the consequences could be detrimental to her campaign. And because women who are running for public office are you know, women, the “hawk eyes” are keen to watch and scrutinize every move they make. Of course I am referring to the media, but I’m also referring to the scrutiny of the American public....more

Thoughts on the Arizona Shootings & Free Speech

Dated 1/10/11 on Soapboxville ...more

Does Sarah Palin think that those who don't hunt or club fish to death are bed wetters?

There has been a huge kerfuffle surrounding Sarah Palin goading her daughter into beating a live fish to death. Rather than add to the outcry of disgust surrounding this, I would like to focus on a different piece of the clip. In this segment Ms. Palin takes her documentary film crew to a shooting range and tells them that this is the site where she had a baby shower. She goes on to say that she loves to share that story because it "gets the liberals all wee-weed up"....more

Shotguns Optional at Shotgun Weddings


America's Embrace of Fascism

There’s a lot of the world socialism being thrown around these days. However, the US couldn’t be farther away from socialism. That’s because it’s actually fascist....more

The Real Damage Palin/Bachmann Bring

It's only been one day since the Palin/Bachmann rally in Minnesota and I'm already annoyed.  At everyone.  The media-right is in a froth right now about a Palin/Bachmann ticket, one built on their good looks and innuendo-ladened stump speech.  And there's really no way to talk about the event, or the reaction without it creating the equivalence of a hostile-work environment as it's just so charged in a gendered/sexualized fashion, in large part because deep down this country still cannot wrap its collective brain around and not get weirded out by feminine power....more

The Russia Speech The President Should Have Given

Posting this two weeks after the speech, in an era of instant news, would seem a little OBE, except for articles like John Vinocur's Central and Eastern European Countries Issue Rare Warning for U.S. on Russian Policy in today's New York Times.  Mr. ...more

Palin vs. Obama

Those who know me, know that I am on a mission to help handicapped people of all ages. My friend Rugby Jones is testament to that fact. Having said that, I must preface this blog by saying that I am a registered Republican but more importantly, I am a registered American! ...more

Feminism & Gender in 2008: The Good, the Bad, and the Election

To the chorus of kudos and thank you's. As in previous years, this is an excellent round up and ...more

TalkingShopping Talks Makeup with Sarah Palin's Artist

TalkingShopping.com has been talking exclusively with Amy Strozzi, makeup artist to Governor Sarah Palin during the recent Presidential race.  Be sure to check out the site to find out what Amy had to say about the Governor's skin, her favorite products and what brands she used during the campaign.     ...more