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28 02, 2008

Remember, Just Because You're Paranoid …

By | February 28th, 2008|Uncategorized|10 Comments

... doesn't mean they aren't really out to get you.In all great humor, there's always a grain of truth.Sure, Comedy Central is having a little fun, but how do we explain MSNBC's Chris Matthews turning a guest's favorable comment about both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama during the pre-Ohio debate coverage into one just about [...]

20 02, 2008

Too Many Pundits? I Say One Voice is Missing

By | February 20th, 2008|Moms & Politics|4 Comments

Political pundits are overpopulating the news networks, according to the Washington Post.They're right -- there ARE a lot of pundits on TV. No big surprise in this election year.But they almost all have the same thing to say. If it's Pat Buchanan, you know it's going to be the same old conservative rhetoric.If it's Chris [...]

6 02, 2008

A Chance to Make a Difference

By | February 6th, 2008|Moms & Politics|5 Comments

Another thing that is weighing on my mind as I try to come to grips with the decision I will make before Potomac Tuesday (although my new favorite station on XM Radio, POTUS 'o8, is calling it Pundit Tuesday -- thanks guys!) is that for once in a very long time, my primary vote in [...]

6 02, 2008

Damn the Voters!

By | February 6th, 2008|Moms & Politics|7 Comments

I was hoping that I'd get a little help with the Super Tuesday outcome in arriving at a final decision about who is going to get my vote in the Democratic primary I vote in next week.I'm not the only MOMocrat who's having a teensy problem trying to let go of my support for former [...]

5 02, 2008

Blogging Super Tuesday — Huckabee "Hearts" West Virginia

By | February 5th, 2008|Moms & Politics, Presidential Campaigns|8 Comments

I didn't see this one coming -- a big win already declared for Mike Huckabee in the West Virginia caucuses.A result like this says one thing -- Americans are desperate for a change -- ANY change.Some voters want a more progressive administration, and others, like the West Virginia Republicans, want something even more conservative than [...]

24 11, 2007

Does Every Woman Really Count?

By | November 24th, 2007|Moms & Politics|3 Comments

Every Woman Counts is a campaign sponsored by the Lifetime Network that is supposedly geared toward increasing the participation of women in the political process, encouraging more women to vote and to increase the national spotlight on issues that are important to women. I'm certainly all for any organized effort to get women's voices heard [...]

17 10, 2007

What is the Health of a Child Worth?

By | October 17th, 2007|Moms & Politics|5 Comments

With the scheduled veto override vote of the S-CHIP bill tomorrow, health care is a big topic of conversation -- on the news, on the playgrounds, on the blogs.If you need one more reason to get in touch with your Congressman or Congresswoman to find out how they are going to vote to cover children [...]

15 10, 2007

Poverty Redux

By | October 15th, 2007|Moms & Politics|7 Comments

I know there have been several posts already at MOMocrats about the fact that John Edwards is really the only presidential candidate who is focusing on poverty as a campaign issue. But I need to talk about it, too, as one of the main reasons I support his candidacy.As a girl who grew up on [...]

15 10, 2007

Will You Click for My Birthday?

By | October 15th, 2007|Moms & Politics|8 Comments

Birthdays can sometimes be a bit depressing, depending on which one is on the horizon.Birthday presents, on the other hand, are always a good thing!Although after a while, I have to ask, 'Do I really need another thing that comes wrapped in a box?'Sure, I'm still hoping that someday I'll find an excuse to use [...]

12 10, 2007

Do You Lie?

By | October 12th, 2007|Moms & Politics|12 Comments

The scenario most working mothers fear happens when they least expect it.You've managed to transform your home into a well-oiled machine -- the nanny or sitter arrives in time for you to head out to the office, deal with rush hour traffic, grab a cappuccino and be at your desk milliseconds before your boss walks [...]

11 10, 2007

Should I Bother Voting?

By | October 11th, 2007|Moms & Politics|6 Comments

I never thought I would hear myself utter these words or let them cross my mind -- should I even bother voting? After what's happened this week with the scheduled Michigan primary, I don't think the Democratic presidential candidates care very much whether I do or not.You see, I don't live in Iowa or New [...]

9 10, 2007

Is "Going Pink" Enough?

By | October 9th, 2007|Moms & Politics|13 Comments

We've been conditioned to believe that pink is good.Pink is empowering.Pink is solidarity, at least when it comes to the pink of breast cancer awareness campaigns.I believed it too, especially thinking that pink consumerism would somehow benefit my best friend who fought breast cancer for close to eight years. She was glad to hear if [...]

2 10, 2007

I Hate It When Frank Rich Beats Me to the Punch!

By | October 2nd, 2007|Moms & Politics|12 Comments

I think I was channeling New York Times columnist Frank Rich this weekend.I was really pondering the 2008 campaign, especially after getting off the conference call the Silicon Valley Moms, DC Metro Moms and Chicago Moms had with Elizabeth Edwards on Saturday.I was reflecting on the recent performance of the Democratic candidates at the MSNBC [...]