Elections Should be About Issues, Not Insults

The midterm elections are now less than a month away, and I am the least excited I have ever been.  I won’t say this election is the most important in our history, but I will note that our country is at a crucial crossroads. We are at a pivotal point as a society, and leadership, across all spectrums and party lines, is faltering.

The other day I received a call to participate in a political survey for the Georgia senate race. I jumped at the chance.  While the crux of the call focused on Georgia, the pollster did ask numerous questions on my support and opinion of national leaders and policy initiative from both political parties.  About halfway through the conversation, the pollster said “wow, no one is doing too well in your book.”  The comment was comical, true and tragic.

There are important issues plaguing our nation.  Yet, all that comes out of Washington and the media is a lot of loud noise. 

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Ten Lessons I Learned From The Ultimate Cancer Warrior

It’s October again, and time to not only bring awareness to breast cancer, but honor the women who have died from this terrible disease.

In May, my best friend Melissa Bourgeois passed away from breast cancer complications after a ten year struggle. She was thirty-eight years old. 

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If Girls Want To Be Treated Equally, Then We Need To Man Up and Quit Being So Sensitive All The Time

Girls, girls, girls. 


We want men to treat us like equals, I get that. I'm fortunate that I've only had a few of those rare experiences in my life where I knew I was being treated much differently because I'm a chick, and I didn't enjoy it one bit. What I did do was react in a way that didn't make me look insane, and in most cases, I didn't react at all. What I also didn't do was assume that, because of those few experiences, all men are sexist pigs and I am now a victim. 

In fact, I'm a little bit exhausted by women - mostly left-wing radical feminists - who spend so much time playing the victim. There are real victims in this world, and an article that attempts to help men better relate to women when it comes to sports is hardly something that victimizes women. Seriously. Enough Already. 

In case you haven't heard all the latest buzz, Men's Health Magazine put up a very short article entitled "The Secret to Talking Sports with Any Woman" yesterday for about a minute, a lot of women freaked out about it, and they quickly removed it from their website with apologies. Here it is, thanks to the Washington Post.

Not all women share your passion for sports, in case you hadn’t noticed. The reason? They need story lines.  

“Most women don’t care about stats,” says Andrei Markovits, Ph.D., coauthor of Sportista: Female Fandom in the United States. So while you’re enthusing about Dominic Moore’s scoring record, she’d rather hear about how he supported his wife’s battle with cancer—and even took a season off from the NHL at the height of his career. Treat your heroes as people and not just players on a field, and you’ll suck her in.

Just don’t expect her to wear the foam finger. 

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Target Goes Political Again, Releases Controversial Lesbian Ad

I adore Target. The closest one is about fifteen minutes from my house, and I shop there at least once every other day or so. I routinely stop in for that one thing I need, and walk out with a cart full of stuff I found on clearance. If you're a Target junkie, you know exactly what I'm talking about.

What I'm tired of these days is having things shoved down my throat by a society determined to force-feed an agenda, while generally being extremely hostile toward my own belief in judeo-Christian principles. How individuals live their lives is absolutely none of my business, but when a company weighs in the way Target does with this ad and others, they leave me no choice but to make a different decision about where I spend my hard earned dollars. 

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No Matter What: In Colorado, It’s a “War On Women”

With November mid-terms just around the corner, swing-state political campaigns are heating up. A quick internet search will tell you that nearly all Republican challengers in the races have one thing in common... they all hate women.

Okay, maybe ‘hate’ is too strong a word, but they definitely want to take away as many rights from women as possible because... well, just because.

At least, that’s what Democrat incumbents want their constituents to believe. And nowhere is the War On Women meme being more utilized than in Senator Mark Udall’s (D- CO) re-election campaign.

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