In this charged election year, no matter who claims the White House in 2009, we will be electing at least one person with restrictive views on abortion to the White House.ShareThis
Florida started early voting on October 20 for the general election match up between McCain and Obama (the Lord of lies, flip floppery, voter fraud, caucus fraud, race-baiting, and dirty politics). Traditionally, I've voted on election day, November 4, for all the Democrats, even the weakest of Dems. Why? Because I've been a loyal and unquestioning Democrat for 20 years. But this year, I've had enough with the Obamacrats and their shenanigans. No more. I'm ready for change. I'm ready for leadership that this country needs, wants, and deserves.
On Friday, October 24, 2008, I cast my PUMA vote in the great swing state of Florida for McCain/Palin 2008 and Hillary Clinton 2012.
Coming home from temple yesterday afternoon, I heard a father and his daughter talking as they walked past me. The daughter, who looked like she was in the tween years, was complaining about being short.
The father's response took my breath away.
"Do you think Sarah Palin is tall? Do you think Hillary Clinton is tall?" he asked his daughter.ShareThis
Of course not. I know that Obama and McCain were both up on that stage last night. But so was Hillary Clinton - that is, her plan for the economy was. And when Obama parroted that plan, those ten minutes or so were the strongest portion of his argument. He never reached those heights again during the entire debate.
Don't believe me? Let's do a side-by-side comparison, shall we?
Here's Obama's plan from the debate.ShareThis
This is not just a financial crisis; it's an economic crisis. Therefore, the solutions we pursue cannot simply stabilize the markets. We must also deal with the interconnected economic challenges that set the stage for this crisis -- and reverse the failed policies that allowed a potential crisis to become a real one.ShareThis
The following is Part I of my email interview with the gracious, intelligent, fiery and fabulous feminist, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, after reading her book: "Rumours of Our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated." Part II will be posted tomorrow.ShareThis
Having garnered only pro forma support from some of her Senate colleagues (with the notable exception of her frequent partner, Senator Patty Murray) in her efforts to prevent George W. Bush's HHS from denying millions of women access to birth control, Hillary Clinton joins with the president of Planned Parenthood and takes her case to the media:ShareThis
As a woman, I have been told various things by various factions in the feminist movement. One claims that gender is a social construction. This faction, in my opinion, falls into the category of denying reality. In fiercely and falsely asserting that women and men are the same, we open ourselves up to what I call the "Oh, Shit!" moment.ShareThis
Joyfully crossposted with permission from PUMA IRISH BRIGADE at Alegre's Corner.
I am not nor have I ever been a Republican, Let me say that unequivocally. I have been a staunch Democrat my entire life and have always voted the ticket. Today I am left wondering, where have all the Democrats gone???
It was always my personal belief that we were better than they (repubs) were on a number of fronts. We were the party that stood for fairness, equality on gender, work and racial issues. We were the "good guys" I thought. This election has horrified me on so many levels I cannot even express them all coherently.ShareThis
Oh dear, oh dear. Is our post-Chicago School neo-liberal deregulated greed-is-good utopia showing the cracks in its free-for-all facade?
NEW YORK - When Wall Street woke up Monday morning, two more of its storied firms had vanished.
Lehman Brothers, burdened by $60 billion in soured real-estate holdings, said it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after attempts to rescue the 158-year-old firm failed.
Bank of America Corp. said it is snapping up Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. in an $50 billion all-stock transaction.ShareThis