The Government Shutdown, Obamacare, and Tigers, Oh My!

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Government Shutdown 2013

[NOTE: This post was written a few days before it went live, so things may have changed a bit by the time it actually posts. So don’t bite my head off if it’s inaccurate now!]

I’m stymied. Now I know any of you who know me find that very hard to believe, but I’m positively stymied over this government shutdown over Obamacare!

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Gun Control

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We all know it. We’ve all seen it. Everything from the news reports, to the laws and the discussions in the papers, in schools, in offices across the country. Ever since the mass shooting in Newtown, CT, a flood of discussions, anger, arguments, and denial over gun laws and the Second Amendment has been a major part of our lives. As I write this post, President Obama has just announced his plans for gun control, the NRA is up in arms (pun intended) about the entire issue, calling everyone that opposes anything they say an “elitist hypocrite” (Really?); and day by day, more people turn to the Second Amendment and ask, “should we do something about this?”

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Again with the Gay Marriage

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Who would have thought that so soon this discussion would be in front of everyone again – only this time with the President of the United States behind it? I’m not saying that’s a bad thing – quite the contrary, I believe it’s a good thing to have a sitting President of the United States take a formal stand on “Gay Marriage” (and why do we keep calling it Gay Marriage, anyway? Will we be keeping it separate from “Straight Marriage” or “Breeder Marriage,” “Black Marriage” or “Asian Marriage?”). Put simply, he’s stated that over the past several years, he’s been giving it a lot of thought and has come to the conclusion that everyone, even homosexuals, should have the right to marriage and everything it stands for.  More

What’s This Election Going to Look Like?

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I’m sure everyone else has been thinking the same thing. What’s this year’s election going to look like?

Already we can get a feel for it; and it’s almost a done deal that Mitt “Mittins” Romney will be the GOP candidate even though the primaries are not yet over and he doesn’t quite have all the necessary delegates. (Although, as an aside, that process alone will be interesting enough to watch how they all battle it out amongst themselves. Romney has basically declared his victory, yet Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum have all refused [as at this writing] to step down or hand over their delegates to anyone; and if I remember correctly, not even Michelle Bachman has officially quit the campaign and given her delegates to anyone at this point. It’s like a bunch of children thretening to take their marbles and go home.) More

The New York Muslim Mosque Debate

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At this point in the story, if you’re not familiar with the ongoing debate in New York City of the erection of a Muslim Mosque and cultural center just blocks from ground zero, you’ve probably been in a coma. No matter where you look, everyone is talking or writing about it (yup! I’m guilty too!). Of course I have my own two cents worth of thought on the whole subject. And everyone’s favorite Alaska gal pal Sarah Palin has her nickers in a twist over it and has been freely speaking her mind (what there is of it) over the past month, with statements and tweets proving her savvy political knowledge of all things current (*cough*cough*).

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