I am one of those weird people who LOVES grocery shopping. Love it. Love it. Love it. I love food, and I love cooking, so grocery shopping is a task I embrace. Especially at Christmas time. I found that the Christmas spirit is alive and well at my local grocery store.
Now I love to cook, but my baking skills are not stellar. I was bound and determined to bake something … anything … to give my kitchen that happy, Christmas-time scent. I found myself in the baking aisle of my local Publix, deciding what to bake. I saw moms and kids, giddy with excitement, deciding what kind of cookies they wanted to bake. We smiled at each other and shared a few words about how cookies are one of the four food groups. We smiled - not scowled - smiled.
Because the present is inexorably tied to events of the past, I would like to revisit the presidency of William Clinton.
When someone does something wrong, how he or she is punished sets precedence for how cases are handled in the future. This is reality.
Bill Clinton was a liar. I don’t think, at this stage, liberals even argue that point. They tend to look at what he did with an amused glance, or with a “well crap, they ALL do it anyway” attitude.
No. A thousand times no. I don’t want to hear any technicalities anymore; I am filled to the point of disgust with them. There are two very salient and inarguable facts in play here:
- Bill Clinton lied to the American people. It wasn’t only that he was dishonest; it was also the WAY that he did it. Wagging his finger like we, the sovereign power in American, were wayward schoolchildren. Saying words that he knew were blatantly false. He lied to us, brazenly.
- Bill Clinton did reprehensible things in the Oval Office. There were instances when he indulged in sexual acts while conducting business as the President of the United States. Consider that – a man that takes his duties TO US so lightly that he feels it is “okay” to have a woman fellate him while he makes official phone calls. So sorry if it is "icky” – it happened.
When I think back on my childhood, I fondly remember loving to read – and I still do. I hope to pass my bookworm tendencies on to my young son. But perhaps more importantly, I remember my father teaching us about the American Founding, and how special our freedoms and values are. I fervently hope to pass that onto my son too. I imagine many of our readers feel the same.
So I was so pleased to come across “10 Steps to Freedom: A Growing Patriot’s Guide to the American Revolution”, the second book in Amelia Hamilton’s Growing Patriots series. The book features 10 poems that together tell the story of the Revolution, with adorable illustrations to match. The book is officially recommended from ages 5-8 but I personally think it is more versatile than that. While young children will enjoy the catchy rhymes and opportunity to hear new words and syllables, toddlers will enjoy the illustrations of our Founders’ faces and 18th century clothes. Preschoolers and young school age children will enjoy practicing their new reading skills with these catchy poems.
Why on earth would anyone choose to hike over 100 miles, in two different states, IN DECEMBER, five years in a row? The 100 Mile Hump participants have hiked through days of rain, bouts of pneumonia, and at times as a single hiker, subjecting themselves to awful conditions and unimaginable physical strain on their feet and bodies to raise money for combat and wounded veterans and their families. Smart Girl Politics is pleased to support the 5th Annual 100 Mile Hump to Benefit Operation Homefront!
The 100 Mile Hump was the brain child of Mark Finelli. Mark has the unique perspective of being a survivor of the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001. After escaping from the South Tower, he decided to enlist in the Marines. During his time in the Marines, he served in combat in Fallujah, Iraq, and had some dark days when violence claimed the lives of his fellow Marines. Due to his unique background as being a survivor of the worst terrorist attack on American soil and subsequent military combat experiences, he has been interviewed on numerous media outlets, including national cable news channels CNN, MSNBC and Fox News (100 Mile Hump in the Media). After his enlistment in the Marines came to an end, he attended and received his MBA from the Eller School of Management at the University of Arizona, and is currently pursuing is law degree from Liberty University.
Donate here for 100 Mile Hump to Benefit Operation Homefront.
When I write about conservative values and politics, it is very easy for me to start to feel like I am preaching to the choir. I often ask myself "am I making a difference?" Many times it feels like I am not and sometimes I may not be, but I felt very encouraged today when I read a new statistic showing that conservatives are making a difference and have made a huge difference in the last 20 years. According to a report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control, the number of abortions performed in the United States has dropped significantly since 1990.
According to the report released by the CDC:
- In 1990, 47.7% of all pregnancies among unwed women ended in abortion.
- In 2009, the abortion rate among unwed women had dropped to 28.9%
- The abortion rate for married women also dropped from 10.6% in 1990 to 6.1% in 2009.