It has come to my attention that there are thousands, if not millions, of people who claim to adhere to the words in the Constitution but really haven’t thought beyond what was written on the page. A great example would be the number of arm-chair Constitutional scholars who have come out of the woodwork since MORE »
Welcome to today’s installment of Manufactured Outrage (™)! This evening we will discuss the anger over Tony award winning musical, Kinky Boots, performing during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. If you are unaware, the musical is about a down-on-his-luck owner of a shoe factory who decides to partner with a drag queen and produce footwear MORE »
My parents separated and eventually divorced when I was in elementary school. During that first Christmas my mother needed time to get the house together and make sure that Santa was adequately prepared for his visit. She had my father take us out on Christmas Eve and since she needed a full day, he took MORE »
I often contemplate the life lessons that I will pass along to my future children. Things like how precious naps are and that eating gummy bears for breakfast, lunch and dinner will make you feel terrible. Lately I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to explain race and terrible human behavior to my MORE »
In a shock to absolutely no one, Lululemon, the overpriced yoga retailer, has managed to piss off consumers once again. And once again the company says sorry, not sorry about making yoga clothing for a very specific subset of women: the skinny kind. While everyone posted and reposted to Facebook all I could muster was MORE »
“The UN is a group of people trying to make things better!” – Kid President When I was in middle school I gave up on being a ballerina, a doctor and/or a children’s book author. Instead I decided that I would be the United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
I don’t like Halloween. There. I’ve said it. I can go home now and you all can mock me for being a curmudgeon.
Um. Did you know that Halloween is next week? Thursday, I think. Right? I was so consumed with the shutdown side-effects, which included my inability to think about anything other than Congress for its entirety. One would think that during a shutdown a person who works with the federal government wouldn’t be so… busy. Like, MORE »
Yesterday marked the eighth day of the federal government shutdown. A shutdown that will not end until the leaders of the House, the Senate and the Obama Administration can come to some kind of agreement on the budget, raising the debt ceiling and the Affordable Care Act. On the one hand, I am shocked that MORE »
In the middle of marathon C-SPAN viewing this afternoon, I decided to glance at Twitter to get some reprieve from the ridiculousness that is the current state of Congress. And what did I see? Really, Rookie Moms? REALLY? As it turned out Twitter did not have the calming effect that I had hoped for instead MORE »
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