Earlier this week, National Review Online's Jonah Goldberg put up a simple post entitled The Paranoid Style of American Feminism, and a fundraising letter he received on Monday from Emily's List.
I'll level with you. My first response to this letter was that it's so nuts it couldn't possibly be real. When I found out it was, my disbelief turned to anger, and I thought of a thousand brilliant things I could write to paint for you a picture of who feminists in America really are.
Another year, another budget fight, but this year it seems that Congress might actually be able to pass a budget - thanks (or no thanks) to Paul Ryan's bipartisan budget negotiations. While many in the media are lauding Congress for actually working together, most of Congress isn't happy with the outcome of the bill, especially conservative Republicans.
According to The Heritage Foundation, here are 3 things you need to know about this supposed bi-partisan budget deal:
- It busts through supposed spending “caps".
- It taxes and spends.
- It spends now and delays savings till later.
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.