Archive | politics RSS feed for this section

Will the Real Barack Obama Please Stand Up?

Many years ago, there was a television program called “To Tell the Truth.” Three challengers were introduced, all claiming to be the central character. The announcer typically asked the challengers, who stood side by side, “What is your name, please?” Each challenger then stated, “My name is [central character’s name].” The host then read aloud […]

ABORTION AND POLITICS

I recently read a article by Marcia Pally, author of The New Evangelicals: Expanding the Vision of the Common Good,” in which she discussed abortion and politics.  Although she opines that evangelical opposition to abortion is firm, the evangelical vote is not fixed and many evangelicals were happy with Democrat wins.  Since the mid-term elections, […]

Sound Familiar?

I’ve said it more than once – personal behavior has consequences on professional decisions. Here’s a perfect example.  Sunland Park, New Mexico, Mayor Martin Resendiz, says he was drunk when he signed not one, not two, not three, but nine contracts with California architectural firm, Synthesis.  In a $1 million lawsuit (monies I’m sure the […]

THE “LIKEABILITY” FACTOR

Conversation which took place over twenty years ago: Colleague:   “Heard you were getting married; do I know him?” Me:  “Salazar, in Department 404.” Colleague:  “He’s marrying you?  But, he’s so nice…” Me:  (Puzzled look) Colleague:  “….oh, I mean, it’s not that you’re not nice, uh, you’re just different.” In my professional life, I was viewed […]

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 […]

Can You Spell C-A-R-P-E-T-B-A-G-G-E-R?

With my liberal U.S. Representative Jay Inslee running for Governor of the state of Washington, it shouldn’t surprise me that uber-liberal Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich has already visited the island and is making yet another visit to Seattle to scope out his opportunities. Apparently, his district may be eliminated by re-districting and he has to […]

“MONEY FOR NOTHING AND YOUR ‘CHITS’ FOR FREE”

I know I’m beating a dead horse here, but I just can’t help myself. I run a law office which operates in Washington and California.  I keep calendars, meet deadlines, know in which court my husband is expected to be, and do tons of paperwork.  When I order supplies, I know exactly what I’m buying […]

Thaddeus McCotter enters Presidential Race

Articulate, pro-life Republican Congressman from Michigan, Thaddeus McCotter, has entered the Presidential race.   I’d love to watch a debate between him and President Obama.   McCotter can run circles around the POTUS when it comes to eloquent speaking.  (I don’t know about you, but I find Obama extremely painful to watch when he’s not […]

I See Dumb People

The mayor of the largest sanctuary city in America wants a security wall built around his mansion.  That’s right.  Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, believes in bridges not walls when it comes to the Mexican border, but has asked the taxpayers of Los Angeles to fund the building of a 6′ security wall around his […]

Lady Gaga and our State Department

I’m sure we can all be very happy knowing that our State Department was instrumental in getting Lady Gaga to perform at the gay pride festivities in Italy.  More of our tax dollars at work and valuable resources of the State Department used for a very useful purpose.