Gas Prices Are High. Boo F-ing Hoo

I have never driven a car. I have never had even the slightest urge to learn to drive a car. How truly un-American of me. Un-American and extremely considerate; I would be the worst driver ever to grace the front of a steering wheel. I think I would have three panic attacks trying to buckle the seat belt.… [Read more]

Instead of IDs, Let’s Focus on Voter IQs

For me, Election Day has always been akin to the Super Bowl. I always know I’ll have a team competing for the ultimate prize. As a Jets fan, this hasn’t been the case since 1970. I wasn’t eligible for personhood in 1970. But my excitement level goes into overdrive when it’s time to elect a president.… [Read more]

Kony Island: The Case for a US 2012 Viral Campaign

Something odd and not so funny happened yesterday after I logged into my social accounts. I heard an awful lot about some dude named Joseph Kony. There was a link on my Facebook page to Kony 2012. My first thought was, ‘It’s finally happened. The GOP has found a new candidate, some random Tea Party guy named Kony’.… [Read more]

Get AWay-Way From My VaJay-Jay

Ladies, how great was your most recent visit to the gyno? How relaxing was it? How lovely was the awkward small talk you might have engaged in with your doctor as he strapped you in the stirrups and went to town? That good, huh.

Here’s the thing about your annual gynecological visit… it’s a necessary evil.… [Read more]

I Fear The Sweater Vest In My Closet

I’m not one who finds it especially comforting to look on the bright side. A native New Yorker, I’m much more of a glass half empty type of girl, especially when it comes to the slow economic recovery. But if there is one tiny benefit to reduced employment, it’s the time it gives you to clean.… [Read more]

I SEVERELY Want To Be Free of Religion

Freedom of Religion has been on the minds of many a GOPer of late. Republicans have been yelling and screaming that Catholicism is under full-fledged assault from President Barack Obama and Nicki Minaj; they might have a real beef with the latter of the two. According to Mike Huckabee’s battle cry, CPAC might as well have stood for Conservative People Are Catholic.… [Read more]

The Voice, The Haves and The Far-to-Haves

I usually agree with everything that comes out of Bill Maher’s mouth. We are simpatico on every topic. Sorry I just love the word simpatico, have ever since I heard Dana Scully use it during a Season Three X-Files episode. I apologize for the momentary digression. Anyway, last week on Real Time with Bill Maher, one of his New Rules was that voters should determine presidential elections the way they decide everything else.… [Read more]

Don’t Blame the Super PACs. Blame Yourself

Maybe Herman Cain was on to something. Well, sort of; at least when it comes to the self-blame game. Before you start choking on a slice of Godfather Pizza, keep reading.

Sheldon Adelson’s wife followed in her husband’s footsteps by making a $5 million contribution to Winning Our Future, the super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich. Proponents of campaign finance reform are absolutely, positively freaking out.… [Read more]

The Good Old Days of 1984

On Election Day of 1984, I was a seven year old girl excited to have a day off from school. My mother, thirty years older, was a mixture of emotions. She was looking very forward to reporting to her polling place, my elementary school, and voting for the all but certain loser – Walter Mondale. She was also nervous.… [Read more]

Corporations Are People? I Beg to Differ

“Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people .”

This little nugget came from none other than presumptive GOP nominee and proud 1%er Mitt Romney. It’s a quote consistent with the time-honored conservative Reagan dogma. Of course, I’m referring to Trickle Down Economics – the theory that wealth-oriented growth models ultimately see profits trickle down to the lower and middle classes.… [Read more]

I’ll Take My OWS Un-Americanism with Fat-Free Milk and No Sugar

While preparing my morning coffee and instant oatmeal, I overheard a conversation between three twenty-something colleagues of mine. They were discussing Occupy Wall Street outside a conference room that just happened to be named Wall Street. The takeaways from this three-way chat were as follows:

  • I’m not right-wing but I can’t get behind people who hate my country;
  • They don’t even know what the hell they’re bitching about;
  • They’re jealous that we have jobs and they don’t.
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