Several months ago, Smart Girl Politics brought you the story of Pam Harris, a woman on a mission to protect her home and family from forced government intrusion. To say the least, Pam has been a dutiful mom and caregiver for her severely disabled son, Josh, since the day he was born.
Josh’s medical condition is disabling both mentally and physically, which means that she has to supervise or do just about everything for him. The daily rituals of getting dressed, showering, and eating, fill her days with little time left to spare. Simple tasks, like running an errand are monumental obstacles that need to be well planned in advance. Yet she finds the time, somehow, to manage his therapies, medications, and maneuver through countless hurdles that arise on regular basis.
Why does she do it?Read more
In the hours since the grand jury verdict was announced in Ferguson, Missouri, I have been thinking a lot about Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden. My heart breaks for her, as I think about what it must be like to know that your child was shot dead a week before he was set to go to college. What it must have been like to know that he was lying in the street for hours while chaos circled around his dead body.
As a mother of a son myself, I want to be in the streets making sure to give her a hug and lend her my support. I imagine it must be senseless and maddening and hopeless. I completely understand why she screamed and cursed after hearing the grand jury decision. I don’t think it’s reasonable to expect her to be rational. A mother’s love is an all-consuming, instinctual, and irrational thing.
This is why her feelings, and the feelings of those who knew Michael Brown, shouldn’t be a factor in considering whether or not to indict Officer Darren Wilson on criminal charges in the death of young Mr. Brown. I can grieve for her, but at the same time, believe that justice was done yesterday.
And I do.Read more
HAS YOUR HOME BEEN HACKED?
If you haven't changed your default settings then your privacy is very likely not your own these days. A mysterious Russian website is live streaming bedrooms and living rooms across the globe. Are you protected?
The BBC reported that products made by Foscam have been noted thus far as the most hacked by this website. This Russian website, which remains unnamed, reportedly has streams from 250 countries. Live footage is being collected from both baby monitors and web cams not only in homes, but businesses as well.Read more
The videos that have been circulating the internet of Jonathan Gruber admitting Obamacare was passed because of the “stupidity” of the Americans is a breath of fresh air to this writer. Finally! The truth of how Progressives/Elitists really feel about the American voter has surfaced. Although Jonathan Gruber’s remarks show his own insecurities from being an architect of such a regressive law, I can’t help but agree with him to a certain extent.
I know that sounds harsh, but think about it. Our President and his Democratic elitist posse’ refused to debate the law, or even give ANYONE time to read it. It was passed on Christmas Eve night and not one single Republican voted for it. At the time Democrats had the majority and House Leader Nancy Pelosi trumpeted that “we have to pass the law to what’s in it.” That statement in itself was a fluffy way of saying, “shut up stupid Americans, do what you are told, and continue to let us bribe you with your own money” and American voters who backed the bill did just that. So really, I don’t understand why anyone would be in an uproar over Gruber reminding us all that the Affordable Care Act rose to glory from Democrats telling their followers what they wanted to hear and placing more interest in Obama’s legacy than American struggles.Read more
The Concert for Valor was the hottest ticket in Washington Tuesday night, as folks packed onto the National Mall to hear big musical names perform in honor of Veterans Day. Rock and country superstars Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, and Zac Brown sparked controversy by collaborating on stage to sing “Fortunate Son”, a piercing antiwar anthem made famous by Creedence Clearwater Revival in 1969. Bruce, in particular, drove the crowd wild by screaming out the third verse as follows:
Some folks inherit Star Spangled eyes
They send you down to war
And when you ask them, “How much should we give?”
They only answer, “more, more, more”