Category Archives: Politics

Saturday Farmers’ Market And The Umbrella Connection, Among Other Things

Today, I was at the College of San Mateo Farmers’ Market promptly as it opened at 0900H.  I wanted to buy fresh berries and some great pastries by Crepe and Brioche.  We’re having a brunch at home for my daughter, … Continue reading

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Anger Management Badly Needed Here

“@amandacarpenter May your children all die from debilitating, painful and incurable diseases.” “Busy blocking the tapeworms that have slithered out of hellspawn @amandacarpenter’s asshole. How’s your day so far?” The above were supposedly tweeted by Allan Brauer, Communications Committee Chairperson … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Care Act, Daily Post Challenge, Democracy, Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs, Obamacare, Politics, President Barack Obama | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

On 9/11’s 12th Anniversary

Today is the anniversary of that god-awful day 12 years ago when our country witnessed so much venom heaped on our own soil. It was the day we went face to face with Islamist Extremism and our noses were ground … Continue reading

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Who Is the Breadwinner in Your Family?

It is all over the news. According to the recent Pew Research Center survey, women are the breadwinners in 40% of households with children under 18 years of age.  Compare that to 11% in 1960.  The way the news is … Continue reading

Posted in College Education, Equality, Family, Mitt Romney, Money, Politics, President Barack Obama, social issues, The Other 98%, Uncategorized, Women's Movement, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Todd Akin & Rape

Ever since Congressman Todd Akin (R) Missouri, gave that fateful television interview last Sunday, the airwaves, blogosphere, Twitter and other social media have been on a feeding frenzy.  Mr. Akin was asked whether he believes abortion is justified in cases of … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Moral Issues, Politics, Rape, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Molestation, Todd Akin, Women's Reproductive Rights, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

“There Is No One California” – Ouch!

This morning, I listened to Victor Davis Hanson‘s interview by Michael Krasny on Forum, about his controversial article, “There is no California,” published on the Orange County Register, on August 15, 2012.  I got curious. So, when I had a … Continue reading

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Children Of The Rainbow

Last week, on All Things Considered, there was news that on a rainy morning in Oslo, 40,000 people gathered together and sang a children’s’ song called “Children of the Rainbow.”  Big crowds gathered in other towns and cities across Norway, … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Mass Murder, murder, Norway, Politics, Religious Freedom, Religious Freedoms | Tagged , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Thoughts On Equality

A few months ago, while driving across the Bay Area, I happened to listen to Neil Conan’s interview of Anita Hill, on the release of her book, Reimagining Equality, Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home.  Twenty years ago, she … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Human Rights, Justice, Politics, Race and Gender Issues, Uncategorized, women's rights | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

On Being Green

I was inspired by Eliz’s piece on all of us doing our part collectively for the sake of the earth we live in, and how easy it is, really, to do all these things, if we maintain our mindfulness. We … Continue reading

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Saint or Sinner, Sinner or Saint

Scott Berkun‘s Dailypost WordPress challenge on September 25, 2011 was:  Would you rather laugh with the sinners, or cry with the saints? http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/would-you-rather-laugh-with-sinners-or-cry-with-saints/ I breezed quickly over some comments and I was not inspired or engaged.  Somehow, this evening, on … Continue reading

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