A brown belt for Big Guy – not that it’s important
Mon, 12/03/12 – 12:49 | Comments Off

It was testing week in karate and, as usual, Big Guy was under the gun. Not as much as he used to be, when he didn’t have a clue and had to frantically cram, but …

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A SWAT for refusing to let the birth certificate nonissue die
Thursday, 22 Apr, 2010 – 18:03 | Comments Off
A SWAT for refusing to let the birth certificate nonissue die

It’s kind of ironic, given that John McCain was the subject of the original birther lawsuit, that Arizona is like a pit bull after a steak when the citizenship at issue is Barack Obama’s.
Or not …

Let’s keep hating on health care through November
Tuesday, 23 Mar, 2010 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Let’s keep hating on health care through November

A couple of salient points in the hoo-ha coming today from those who lost the health care fight:
Not all Americans hate the new law. More people think it will help than think it will hurt. …

Five things you can try with your kids while they’re boycotting the president’s speech
Monday, 7 Sep, 2009 – 21:46 | 2 Comments
Five things you can try with your kids while they’re boycotting the president’s speech

Keeping your kids home so they won’t be polluted by the outrageous ideas and radical agenda President Barack Obama is going to present in his back-to-school speech to children across the nation?
It’s good to stand …

Here’s hoping the new FDA head has bigger worries than cold medicine
Tuesday, 13 Jan, 2009 – 0:58 | 4 Comments
Here’s hoping the new FDA head has bigger worries than cold medicine

I was one of those parents today. The kind the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gets verklempt about every autumn as it considers, yet again, banning kiddie cold medicine. The kind of heartless momma who …

Election issues: Let’s sit down in our thinking chairs and think
Wednesday, 29 Oct, 2008 – 1:02 | 2 Comments
Election issues: Let’s sit down in our thinking chairs and think

I love politics, I love policy, I love government. There, I’ve said it.
Three out of four years, that makes me a freak. This year, I’m kind of cool, and I’m enjoying it. People actually want …

Election Issues: Spread around the wealth — you bet
Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2008 – 0:58 | 3 Comments
Election Issues: Spread around the wealth — you bet

I am comfortably middle class. Though that assumes that there’s still comfort in a middle class where the day-care bill is higher than a pre-housing boom mortgage and climbing at twice the rate of inflation.
Not …

Election Issues: Can we turn toward civility?
Thursday, 16 Oct, 2008 – 11:15 | Comments Off
Election Issues: Can we turn toward civility?

I watched last night’s debate having made up my mind long ago about my vote for president and doubting anyone would say about the issues that would change that.
It’s always that way with many voters …