All Blog Posts Tagged 'Current Events' (545)

Strain in the marrage: The state of Red Texas' union with the US

Those of us who've been through divorce know the signs of trouble.  Tolerance of each other's eccentricities turns into extreme annoyance.  Short-hand references and shared jokes become verbal bludgeons turned against each other.  Friends begin choosing sides.  And the kids suffer.

In the aftermath of President Barack Obama's robust victory over Mitt Romney this week, "Red" Texas has been showing the signs of a spouse wanting a trial separation.  …

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Added by Laura Deurmyer on November 11, 2012 at 12:44pm — 12 Comments

How Angry White Guys Got That Way



I received an e-mail from a friend who supported Romney. She said:

this is not how I saw America while growing up and I do not like or understand the change---my values are askew--------it is difficult and I worry for my Grandchildren”

I think she feels like a lot of Romney supporters. I thought it might be useful to…

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Added by koshersalaami on November 8, 2012 at 1:08pm — 38 Comments

The Brilliance of Oregon's Mail-in Ballot

 

It's Election Day 2012 today.

Voting was pleasant as usual here in Oregon. I drove up to the ballot box and hopped out, took my photo of the ballots going in the box (although this is not necessary, they say, I do it anyway), and waved to several women I knew. One was passing out her left-over Halloween candy to any interested sweet-tooths. A few cyclists rode up and we laughed at the jostling to put our ballots in the box. Then, I hopped back in my truck and we…

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Added by Anna Herrington on November 6, 2012 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

So, What's Next?

Kid in Bathroom
 
OK. The election is over and your candidate lost. What do you do? Do you wish him well and try and work with the other side to make this country a better place, or do you do a "Mitch McConnell"  and do everything in your power to screw-up everything he tries to accomplish. In other words, do you help the man you voted against try and fix all the things that are wrong with this country? Or do you  join a "Down with…
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Added by Kenneth Sibbett on November 6, 2012 at 9:13am — 2 Comments

One Sentence Monday/Tuesday depending on your time zone



As long as you're not a pregnant rape victim, disabled, trying to afford college, Hispanic, gay, middle class, female, in the military, rich, a banker, someone with a loan, needing medical attention, poor without a driver's license and trying to vote, a homeowner, someone who mails letters, living with the consequences of global warming, or benefitting from federal disaster relief, the parties are pretty much…

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Added by koshersalaami on November 5, 2012 at 10:17pm — 6 Comments

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