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You Must Be 21 to Smoke

New York City made news last year when it banned the sale of sugary drinks (soda, pop, Coke, whatever they call it in your part of the country) in containers larger than 16 ounces in restaurants (and other establishments) with ultimate goal of healthier New York City residents. The bill was quarterbacked (sorry, it’s football season) … Continue reading

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I hear you on Gun Control. I want to hear you on Rape Control.

Originally posted on Deliberate Donkey:
I watch the news every morning and every evening, enough for it to loop a few times. I watch three channels, even though they all pretty much report the same thing. We are in the midst of a national uproar over the Newton School Shootings; as we very well should…

“This Gun Killed Someone”

Originally posted on Little Miss Wordy:
The instructions read: Connect the dots to see the picture, then draw something you might see in it. He drew a picture of a gun floating in white space, with the word “News” above it. When asked to explain his picture he said, “The news is on TV, and this…

Bob Costas is an Idiot

I’ve been trying not to bring this up because I just wrote a post about the 2nd amendment, but I just can’t NOT talk about it anymore. I’m sure, by now, that most everyone has heard something about Bob Costas and his anti-gun speech during his halftime segment on Sunday Night Football. For those of … Continue reading

Rep. Gutierrez rips Arizona immigration law | The Ticket – Yahoo! News

Rep. Gutierrez rips Arizona immigration law | The Ticket – Yahoo! News. I didn’t know who Luis V. Gutierrez was before I read this article (he’s a Democratic senator representative from Illinois), but in addition to now knowing who he is I know an additional fact about him:  he’s stupid. Per the linked article, Gutierrez is … Continue reading

Mitt Romney hits magic number

Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, 2010 US presidential candidate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This is my first attempt at a satire article.  Please let me know how I did, even if it’s to let me know I should never attempt this again. Mitt Romney hit the GOP’s magic number today, gaining the 1144 delegate votes … Continue reading

A Letter to NC Supporters of the Marriage Amendment

Originally posted on All that makes you…:
Dear Fellow “Mom” Friends in North Carolina, Please stop asking me to “Get out and vote FOR the marriage amendment” and that “You believe marriage is between one man and one woman.” It makes me lose respect for you.  It makes me think you aren’t very intelligent.  It…

Religious Freedom,” an easy cover for bigotry

Originally posted on Lefty on the Left:
Whenever somebody is looking to promote an idea that the religious groups in this country at large don’t agree with, have you ever noticed a pattern?  The pattern that these groups will have their members come out of the woodwork and claim “religious freedom.”  It is such a…

Virginia backs off of vaginal ultrasound requirement

A blogging buddy of mine alerted me the other day to a bill making its way through the Virginia legislature that would require woman who would like a legal abortion to submit to a vaginal ultrasound. The alleged purpose of this required ultrasound is to “determine gestational age.”  My blogging buddy believes that the purpose … Continue reading

The problem with politics today

I had an idea this morning to write a post about the dilemma of modern American politics and pointing out how amazingly extreme the right and left have become and how the middle has been left totally vacant, by politicians anyway. As I was writing this post in my head to jot down at my … Continue reading

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