Long Tirades of Protest

I simply abhor politics.  The whole shebang.  Politicians, political conversations, political headlines, etc. all make me roll my eyes and shop online.  Which is so odd because all through college, I kind of wanted to go into politics.  I thought I’d get a law degree and maybe someday would use that to kickstart a political career of some kind.  Hell, I even had an office at the Florida state Capital for a bit!  But that was ages ago, and, thankfully, life has taken me a safe distance away from that…

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Obama’d

There are events in life that we will always remember.   I remember watching the news in the kitchen with my mom and grandmother when Princess Diana was killed.   I remember Chris calling me during my political science class my freshman year of college when the plane crashed into the first tower on 9/11.   Sadly, it is usually these disturbing and horrific events that stay with us over time.   Seldom is an event life-changing enough in a positive way to make an life long impression on us.…

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A Change Will Do You Good

Well, my friends.   I am breaking every rule in my book today.   I’m going to talk politics.   And I’m going to talk honestly about politics (something else I hardly ever do).   If you agree or disagree, if you think I’m right or wrong, if you voted red or blue, I hope you will put these differences aside, as I am learning to do. I am a Republican.   Living in Connecticut, that is like announcing that I am a leper.   But try as I might,…

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Love in the Time of Elections

I don’t talk politics. Ever. Talking politics is rude. It’s a rule that Emily Post, Amy Vanderbilt, and I share. Unless its making fun of both parties equally, I tend to avoid the topic like the plague. I haven’t always been that way. When I was in college, I was all about it. At the time, I worked at a very political law firm, my office was in the state Capitol in Tallahassee, and Florida was a hotbed for political controversy. Who could NOT talk about it? But as I…

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The Independence Day Soapbox

(NOTE: I don’t often stand on soapboxes. But every now and then its time to pull it out, dust it off, and climb on up.) Are you proud to be an American today? I am, and I’ll tell you why. I’m proud to live in a country that allows us to elect our own government officials and then complain about them. I am not a Bush supporter and there are many things I disagree with our current government about, but I’m ALLOWED to disagree and that is what makes this…

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