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Women in Need

In Human Rights, People, Women on June 10, 2011 at 10:34 pm

I have recently viewed the photographs available on the website of Lynsey Addario, photojournalist for the New York Times, National Geographic, Time, etc.

I came away so grateful that I am a women living in the United States. Sure American women have their problems and I don’t mean to diminish the difficulties. The USA is a so-called evolved nation: women work in almost all fields of employment ( but we sill don’t make the bucks the guys do), we are pursuing our dreams; we are strong and independent. Our daughters are taught (or should be ) that they can pursue a career of their choosing.

Globally women are suffering unspeakable horrors and we should try to do something about it! Addario, through her photographs shows us the truth.  The truth is what matters.

Action is needed.

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I Loved Anthony Weiner

In People, Politics on June 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm


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Now..not so much.

Yeah, I read the Facebook posts at Radar Online  and viewed the penis photo at Gawker  that Breitbart has on his phone.

And I was shaking my freaking head: I thought Rep. Weiner was fairly intelligent but truth is his obvious smarts are overwhelmed by a need to what? Display his penis, talk dirty on social media and participate in phone sex?

I wanted to believe that Rep. Weiner was telling it straight when he said his Twitter account had been hacked because I loved his passion for progressive politics and his sense of humour.  I still do: can his supporters separate the perv from the effective politician?

Maybe. Only the lies he told are hard to accept. Do the lies take away from his effectiveness as a politician? Are his online adventures best kept in the family: between Weiner and his wife?

I’m torn between losing Rep. Weiner’s voice and his obvious personal problems. Were Wiener a Republican would I be sitting on the fence? Would you?

Whatever: vastly disappointed.

Sarah Palin: “conservative supernova”?

In Fails, People, Politics on June 1, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Yes, Palin is indeed a supernova: one that has exploded and gone on to become a black hole. Evidently conservative blogger Michelle Malkin didn’t do her research when she compared Palin to a supernova:

For more than two years, Palin-bashing journalists (on the establishment left and the right) have mocked the conservative supernova (emphasis added) while milking her for headlines, circulation, viewership and Web traffic.

Michelle, Michelle,  by referring to your conservative icon as a supernova you have inadvertently told the truth that you didn’t want to tell: Palin *is* a black hole. A person who doesn’t deserve the national spotlight due to her dubious morals.  What? Quitting halfway through her governorship in order to rake in the bucks is OK with you? Hmmm.

I have to agree with Malkin on one point though: the freaking media needs to leave the Palin black hole alone! Don’t give into her enticements. Don’t care if she won’t give interviews to anyone but Faux News.

Ignore her, please?

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