Tree of Liberty

As I write this, my neighbors are having a large oak tree cut down. Well, it’s probably an oak, but maybe it’s a maple, I don’t think it’s a walnut. Frankly, I haven’t really paid that much attention. Full Disclosure: I failed “Tree ID” in school. Regardless of the tree’s flavor, I quite liked it. … Continue reading Tree of Liberty

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Next Demeration

2015 is still young, but we’ve already heard a lot about the possible Republican candidates for President. It looks like the GOP is getting an early start. Either that or the Dems are sleeping in after an epic New Year’s Eve party. As a Democrat, I have a vested interest. I need to start planning … Continue reading Next Demeration

Playground Politics

The Democratic Party needs an intervention, or at least some serious behavioral therapy. Obama delayed some controversial votes to help Democrats in the mid-term elections. So, how did that work out? Obama definitely needs new advisors and some new Senators. What Americans, even the Democratic ones, want is good old-fashioned action - or at least … Continue reading Playground Politics

Shame Old Politics

I’ve already written about how the DNC stalked me during the last election (and here). I’m thinking of taking out a restraining order before the next election. But at least I didn’t get the shame mail that other Democrats got. I say I didn’t, but at one point I replaced my mailbox with a recycle … Continue reading Shame Old Politics

Voter seeking Candidate

I have a very low tolerance for hypocrisy in politics, which makes it very difficult to listen to any single politician for more than about five minutes – or decide who to vote for. I’ve written about how difficult it is to choose a candidate before. Smartvoter.org is a good place to start, but their … Continue reading Voter seeking Candidate

The End of the Beginning

Finally, Election Day! The robots will stop calling, the apocalyptic fliers will cease, and I don’t have to watch any more noir TV ads. The season of good chidings is over at last – at least until Primary Season, which starts a week next Thursday, but I’ll take any respite I can get. It may … Continue reading The End of the Beginning

Republicrat – Democlican

In a previous post, I mentioned that if I weren’t a Democrat, I’d probably be a Libertarian. Americans really like dichotomies and these are really the two choices. One party believes in big government, the other believes in small government. I’ve never really been able to wrap my head around what the Republicans believe. They … Continue reading Republicrat – Democlican

To-Weed or Not To-Weed

I have mixed feelings about the government legislating for my own good. We all do things that aren't good for us. I can legally grow hemlock in my back garden that I could (hypothetically) use to kill my husband when he annoys me, but I can't legally grow marijuana which would keep me calm enough … Continue reading To-Weed or Not To-Weed

Voter Guilt

I’ve just returned from voting (early and often!) Now, all of you Democrats out there listen up – you can stop stalking me. No more phone calls, emails, eager young Dems knocking at my door and for heaven’s sake, stop sending me glossy fliers unless there’s a pizza coupon attached. I’ve done my duty. After … Continue reading Voter Guilt

Buy-Election

It’s election season. I know that because I need a back hoe to transfer the glossy political fliers from my mailbox at the front of the house to the recycling bin at the back – with only one or two stops along the way to hang-up on yet another robocall (or was it a pollster?) … Continue reading Buy-Election