All posts tagged: Politicking

Proud Owner of a Vagina AND a Brain- Revisited

Yesterday I was making some comments on a post that stated, among other things, that Latinos should band together to vote one of our own into office.  It got me thinking about what voting for someone for any reason other than believing in what they stand for and for their abilities can do.  It also reminded me of this blog I wrote back in September ’08.  Re-reading it today and knowing what I know, I wish I had gone off on the mess that is Sarah Palin.  Hindsight is 20/20. Proud Owner of a Vagina AND a Brain One thing that I can’t stand is people who assume the stupidity of others.  This weekend was a perfect example of that with Senator McCain choosing Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate.  Republicans everywhere assumed that Hillary’s followers would become Sarah followers as if women saw ownership of a vagina as a leadership credential. I laughed at my republican friend who got excited over this news and even told him that his party could have any …

My One and Only Post on Healthcare Reform

I feel I must add an extra post for today because I am in complete disbelief after having read the following comment to someone’s Facebook status regarding the Utah political process: “When the government tries to overstep their bounds, people suddenly become very interested in the political process!” Now I’m not going to pretend to know much about the healthcare reform bill that was recently passed, but I do know the realities of the current health system and know it doesn’t work and even if it does not all of us are blessed enough to be covered by it. Up until last October, I had health insurance from the time I was about 18.  For a lot of that time, I had great coverage at a very low cost.  During that time I broke quite a few bones and even had diskectomy due to two herniated disks. I had no idea of the reality of the world of healthcare for so many Americans. That was until several things happened in the last few months. I quit my …

Not Just Another Tuesday

Not Just Another Tuesday

After a sleepless Monday night and an early morning spent voting I decided that I would watch the election results from the comfort of my home. It was a change from my original plan to attend the rally but I was tired. I sat on the sofa as my friends talked about their trip back downtown to the rally. I watched as CNN cameras panned the Grant Park area and I felt the electricity of the moment jump out at me from the television. At that moment I decided that despite my exhaustion my 21 month obsession with this election would not be celebrated on the sofa. It would be celebrated with the seemingly thousands of others who were headed downtown. I would not live with regret because of a little thing like sleep. The moment did not disappoint. The air was thick with something I can only describe as HOPE! Vendors and consumers alike were taking steps towards economic improvement by selling and buying anything with Obama’s name that you could possibly think of. …

"Shut the Hell Up Mr. Bush" What you wish you could say [video]

We are now living in a world where most of us, who in normal times would be making a decent living, now struggle to make ends meet. I’m sure I’m not the only one who drives by a gas station and lets out an audible gasp as I see that another day has brought another increase on gas prices. I’m not the only who watches the news reports about how this gas shortage isnt just increasing the price of gas, but the price of life. It’s beyond frightening to think that we who had barely enough now are at risk. It’s a different world than we saw for ourselves six years ago. A different world that we as a country have allowed George W. Bush (title of president omitted on purpose due to lack of respect) to create for us. Most of us don’t have a public forum in which to tell him what we think so here’s a video in which Keith Olbermann, host of MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann, says it for us. …