Motherhoot Manifesto 2015

This year’s Manifesto is much less ambitious than last year’s. I pictured myself by this time being a savvy political writer, known far and wide for her wit and snark. Admired by many, hated by many, yet respected for my spot-on observations. What actually happened? I’ve been called a bully, dumb ass, stupid… Bully was the…

Why Women Matter In November

Long ago a woman politician who was quite old told me that the women who fought for Roe v Wade were watching it being chipped away and didn’t think younger women were aware of what was happening. Guess what? We weren’t fighting hard enough and now we’re going to have to fight harder. Those women…

How To Lose An Election: Williams Vs. Atanus

When I first heard about Susanne Atanus last fall, I wrote her off immediately. How could she ever win an election? Who would vote for such a wack-a-doo? You’ve probably never heard of Atanus if you don’t live in Illinois. She’s a Republican candidate for Illinois State Representative who will be running against Democrat Jan Schakowsky…

70% Of Americans Dreading 2012 Campaign Season

I found this and thought, “only 70%?” Whether you’re Republican or Democrat, you’ve got to admit our campaign seasons are very unproductive. Candidates on either side of the aisle say and do anything they can to get elected. Or, as in the case of Sarah Palin, to get rich. We’ll be treated to lies and innuendos.…

Rant: There’s No Humor in Politics

Am I the only one who’s already done with this upcoming election? I’m tired of the daily email messages asking for donations for candidates not on my ballot. I’m tired of the daily mail from local candidates spouting negativity about their opponents. I’m tired of the nightly commercials on local network television spouting aforementioned negativity.…

It’s Hard Enough to Find Love

I’m inspired by Nolie at Nolie’s Place to write this post. I started thinking that I should do a post about what I feel about sexuality a few months ago. I was asked by a young Twitter follower if I still liked him “even though I’m gay.” My response was, “why should that matter to…