Tagged with politics

Politics? Why Not?

Lori at Write Mind, Open Heart, posted an interesting piece recently: Before we talk Obama vs Romney, let’s explore our core beliefs Now, I know this is supposed to be an adoption and family blog, but I actually come from a fairly political family. I also found Lori’s questions intriguing. A. Overall,1 do you believe people are … Continue reading

Hooray for Health Care!

“You are entitled to food, clothing, shelter and medical attention. Anything else that you get is a privilege. ” ~ Alcatraz: Inmate Regulations, 1956 (emphasis mine) Today, the Supreme Court ruled that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional. (Yes, Rand Paul, that does mean that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional.) While I am happy … Continue reading

End of an Error

(originally posted on LiveJournal) I watched 0% of anything inauguration related today. We got rid of TV. I didn’t feel like making my way through the maze of analysis in trying to find one place where I could simply watch the speech. I feel bad, because when Jack asks me where I was when Obama became President, I’m … Continue reading


(originally published on LiveJournal) With 44.2% of precincts reporting, Proposition 8, which eliminates the right of gay couples to marry, is going to pass. The “yes” people are up by 400,000 votes. Yes, Barack Obama won, and I am incredibly happy – really I can’t describe the mixture of emotions. I’m going to get a Barack … Continue reading


Brief back story: Max really likes ferrets. Ferrets are illegal in California (stupid chicken lobby). We do, however, have many stuffed animal ferrets, one of whom Jack knows well. Tonight, Jack picked up our Beanie ferret, Runner (given to Max by my mother years ago). He asked, “What this one?” Mommy: He’s a ferret. OK… … Continue reading

My Contribution to No on 8

(originally published on LiveJournal)   In California, Prop. 8 would eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry. Last night, my parents and grandmother came over for dinner. My dad (who’s big into election issues, and always has been) asked if I had a chance to read all the propositions (there are 12). I said no, … Continue reading

More Thoughts on Gay Marriage

(originally published on LiveJournal) One of my aunts sent me another email message today, saying that I got it wrong, because God is right, so she is right. She went on to use scripture to condemn homosexuality, and completely ignored the facts that I sent to refute her claims. So, I went blunt with: Jesus … Continue reading