It is a toss up between Scrabble and chess. I am not saying that I play them often but if I were to play a board game, I could play either of these without getting bored.
If Frank Luntz was involved it smells all sorts of shady. He isn’t just a pollster, he changes vernacular and how people feel about issues by shifting the emphasis on a word. He was the man behind “death panels” and “job creators”, he probably came up with twisting the true meaning of entitlement, instead of acknowledging the legitimacy of an entitlement Luntz gave the word the shady feeling of a welfare-like quality. I hope that this article is an exaggeration and that the Cafe Moms aren’t letting themselves be bamboozled by Luntz. Colbert’s message is valuable in that he is focusing a laser on the corruptive nature of the super pac on our democratic process, the Moms should be thanking Colbert for the educational lesson for themselves and everyone else.
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My concern is that a vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for someone who doesn’t understand economic policy in terms of the country as a whole but rather understands the business of making profit at any cost, he is going to focus on the GDP as a measure of success without any regard for the quality of life that had been solely lacking for the middle class, working poor and the rest of us. A vote for Romney will also increase the income inequality of this country because he will be pushing for tax cuts and tax breaks that will further widen the divide between the 1% and the 99%, moreover the tax cuts will increasingly take money away from investment in our society, public education will suffer, public infrastructure will suffer and research and development will suffer as well. It took the economic collapse to lift away the curtain behind the credit driven economy for the middle class, once the housing equity disappeared and the credit card debt exploded, the middle class is faced with the stark reality that without home equity loans and credit cards, the average middle class wage has remained stagnant while the 1% has increased their share of the wealth by leaps and bounds, we need to change things around and Mitt Romney is not the ticket for that.
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Today was the last well care visit for my daughter before college. I made sure to be present because the baby girl hates shots and I had a feeling that with college just around the corner, we were going to address her vaccination needs and if they had been all completed. I was right because the doctor needed to give her the tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccine along with the influenza vaccine. The doctor also tested for anemia, which she doesn’t have but it never hurts to make sure. I was also happy to be there so that I can ask about some issues related to cholesterol and if she should be tested. The doctor felt that at this time, it was unnecessary because we as a family are mindful eaters and that was enough for the moment, the cholesterol test could wait until the baby girl’s mid twenties. It was a good hour and a half and I felt reassured about my baby girl’s good health. I was a little sad because in 73 days, she’ll be turning 18. She’ll be able to vote in this Year’s presidential election and come September if she is accepted, she’ll be leaving home for college. All my babies will be grown up, I only have two but still, the two that I have will be out of the house and the oldest boy will be turning 21 right before the presidential election. I am happy and excited for them to be launching into the adventure of adulthood but still sad because I miss them as little ones.
Commented Jan 16, 2012 at 20:59:07 in Politics
“It’s not Steve Colbert’s fault if the South Carolinian’s are so desperate for another candidate that Steve Colbert could muster more percentage points than Huntsman. I’m very happy that the ad that the “not coordinated with Stephen Colbert super PAC” came out the way it did. The extreme logic of the consequences of believing that corporations are people is magnified beautifully by the ad accusing Mitt of being a serial killer. Stephen Colbert feigning ignorance of Jon Stewart’s super pac’s direction with its ad campaign is also clever. South Carolina is definitely going to interesting.”
I am naturally silly and I never have a problem in finding the humor in any situation even at my own expense. I have a loud hyena sounding laugh and I don't really care, it sometimes embarrasses my mother but what can you do, it's my laugh and it's genuine. Is that acting less than my age? I don't think so, I am only 44, being silly is still acceptable.