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SHAME – A THING OF THE PAST

Bioethicist Daniel Callahan, in a recent editorial published in the Hastings Center Report, suggests that fat people should be shamed into losing weight.  His strategy involves “social pressure combined with vigorous government action.” There are lots of reasons why people are fat.  I’m not about to sit in judgment of why someone is fat because [...]

ADVICE FROM BABA WAWA? I DON’T THINK SO

Anyone who’s read my articles knows that I’d rather stick knitting needles in my ears than watch an entire episode of “The View.”  The idea of watching a bunch of cackling women sitting around a table spewing their mostly idiotic views is more than I can take.  If I watch a segment every few months, [...]

THE OLD AND THE NEW – DOES ANY OF IT REALLY MATTER?

I recently wrote an article about my disdain for Hollywood remakes and someone commented and said “I strongly suggest you step out of your age-ism and try really hard to recognize that the world we live in is not the one you grew up in.” Well, clearly I’m aware that the world we live in [...]

Victoria’s Secret Model Quits

Kylie Bisutti, a Victoria’s Secret model, quit her job because of her faith and her belief that her body is for her husband. What a novel idea!  She’s probably not old enough to remember the word “modesty” but that’s exactly what she’s talking about and I commend her.  I hope we see more of this [...]

I See Dumb People

Ashley Madison, who believes that “life is short, have an affair,” touts her website as “the most recognized and reputable extramarital affair company.  Our married dating services work.  We are the most successful website for finding cheating partners.” Along with that has to go eduHookups.com  which is a “college website for sex hook-ups.”  It started [...]

APOLOGY NOT ACCEPTED

Does anyone really buy into apologies —  the frequent “written or spoken expressions of one’s regret, remorse, or sorrow for having insulted, failed, injured or wronged another” that we hear all too often these days from people in the news? I’m probably not the best person to be writing about this subject.  I’m the gal [...]

THE NANNY STATES OF AMERICA

Minnesota, like so many states, is facing a harsh reality.  On July 1st, the government shut down and each side began blaming the other for failing to pass a budget that would solve the $5 billion deficit. What caught my attention was the story of Sonya Mills, a 39-year-old mother of eight children – six [...]

CAYLEE AND THE SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENTS

I watched in disbelief as I heard the jury’s verdict read today declaring that Casey Anthony was not guilty of the death of her 2-year old daughter, Caylee, who was dumped by the side of the road like garbage only to be found months later.  I was stunned but no more stunned than when I [...]

WHEN PRIVATE CHOICES AFFECT PUBLIC TRUST

“It’s his private life; it has nothing to do with being President.”  This was the mantra my liberal friends chanted when President Clinton was involved with Monica Lewinsky in our House – the White House. The choice to engage in risky behavior is a reflection on one’s character, on one’s ability to make decisions. My [...]

AT THE PRECIPICE

When I heard Robert Duvall speaking with Mike Huckabee last year about his film, “Get Low,” I knew it was my kind of movie.  It’s the story of a man who wants to throw his own “funeral party” while he’s alive and have people come and tell stories about him and is loosely based on [...]