Does She Know?

Does Ann Romney know what it means to decide to work instead of staying at home, because this is the only way to get health insurance for one’s children? So, instead of bashing Hillary Rosen for misusing words, we should talk more about what women do care about and what Ann Romney’s husband is offering.

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Can a man win the National Presidential Election if, on women’s issues, he consults his wife?

Mitt Romney:  “Well, you know, my wife tells me that what women really care about are economic issues, and when I listen to my wife, that’s what I’m hearing.”

This phrase alone makes me think,  “How much does Mitt Romney know about 99% of women?”

In a bubble.
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Ann Romney is lucky to have a husband that provides for the whole family and more, and she can make a choice to stay at home and raise the children.

How many women can do that?  52% of working women feel bad at not spending enough time with their children.  Does Ann Romney know what it means to make a decision to go to work instead of staying at home, because there is nobody else to provide for food and home, or because one paycheck is not enough to make ends meet?  Does Ann Romney know what it means to decide to go to work instead of staying at home with the children, because you want your children to go to college and subsequently to achieve in life more than their parents?

Does Ann Romney know what it means to decide to work instead of staying at home, because this is the only way to get health insurance for one’s children?

So, instead of bashing Hillary Rosen for misusing words, we should talk more about what women do care about and what Ann Romney’s husband is offering.

Many women don't have a choice. They have to work to support the family.
She doesn't do it by choice.

What do women care about?

  • Healthy family
  • Healthy food on the table
  • Decent paycheck
  • Affordable and accessible healthcare
  • Good education for the children
  • Safe neighborhoods
  • Clean environment

What can Romney as President offer to these women?

  • Cuts in Medicaid for children
  • Cuts in regulations
  • Running the country like a business:  no auto industry bail-out, letting the process of foreclosure run its course, destroying unions.  “Corporations are people, my friend.”
  • Market driven healthcare.  Cuts to family planning programs.
  • Privatizing education.  If you cannot afford a college education, you should not go to college.
  • Give firearms to everybody to protect themselves.  No gun laws.

I was a working mom.  I wanted to work.  I was lucky to have a college education, to get a job that paid enough to have our children in good day care, and to be able to build an American dream.

I always admired women who decided to stay at home and raise their children.  This is a much tougher job than my choice.  I admire Ann Romney for having 5 boys and for raising them – they look like good boys.  She should be proud of her job and achievements.  But she cannot claim that she knows what average American women struggle with.  No matter how many times she says that what women really care about are economic issues, we have to keep reminding our political leaders that we, the women, care about health, education, the environment, freedom of choice and equal pay.

Mitt Romney, if you want women’s votes, listen to the majority of women, not just your wife.

The Train of Life

We travel trough Life’s Present Past and Future and are making choices every moment of our journey.

Happy old times
Happy time

We dream of better times.

We dream of a better life.

Sometimes it is the future…

Sometimes the past.

The future where the problems of the present are gone.

The past where the problems of the present are not yet there.

We dream about the “good old times” that are gone.

We dream about happy times that are not yet there.

We live it every day
Time crossroads

But we forget about the Knowledge…

The knowledge about the past’s future.

And this knowledge is terrifying – the wars and disasters and suffering.

And we shudder at the thought of that Knowledge.

We realize our life in the past would be impossible with this knowledge.

We dream about the Future…

But the future of our dreams is just that – a dream because we cannot know the future.

Dreams and Realities.
Dreams

We are in the Present and we dream of better times.

Sometimes it is the Past.

But then we would know the Future and live in fear and anticipation.

Sometimes it is the Future.

But we don’t know the future and our dream could become a nightmare.

We live in the Present and we know the Past and we dream about the Future.

I know that the future is not just a dream.

Our journey.
Life's Journey

We live in it every day.

We make the future.

And the future becomes the past every day of our lives.

By our action or inaction in the Present, we are building the Future and creating the Past…

And we call it Life.

We travel trough Life’s Present, Past and Future and are making choices every moment of our journey.

And hope not to miss the right turn.

Mandatory Religious Test for POTUS

I PROPOSE: the following brief mandatory religious test for all Candidates for President of the United States of America:

Sweet Jesus, let her get her period?

What the hell is that bump on my nose?  Don’t let it be cancer.

God, what do I write about today?

Thank you lord, I will write about you!

Wait a moment, I know nothing about you.   I Google  “God;”  select “images” and up pops over 2 BILLION pictures.   However, not one would qualify as acceptable identification for voter registration in Wisconsin.

Over Two Billion ... One must be the ONE

I could peruse volumes of words produced by PhD’s, Doctors of Divinity, and clergy wearing all l kinds of funny hats to find out about you.  But truth be told, not a single scolar  would have verifiable firsthand knowledge.  Many have debated and cogitated  over how the concept of you developed and changed over time; you know,  that Zeus to Jesus thing.

That’s it, you are a concept. And until I am convinced otherwise, you shall exist only as a concept.  If I openly declare a nonprovable concept is a tangible thing, I run the risk of being classified as delusional.  I have enough problems; I don’t need more tsouris.

It probably makes  little difference if people believe the nonprovable.  Some of my best friends and family members are delusional.  Kids believe in Santa and the Tooth Fairy.  Many of us pray that a loved one gets better.  People ask for god’s help to survive all kinds of life crises. What does it hurt?  Probably little, unless, you are a parent who relies solely on god to prevent peritonitis developing from  your kid’s burst appendix or you have a delusional President.

We should all have gigantic reservations about our Presidents relying on god for advice on making tactical decisions. Delusional Presidents are not a good idea.

The United States Constitution’s Sixth Amendment states, ” no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States. “  We all know this is simply bullshit.  An atheist or Humanist being elected President is less likely than the Cubs winning two consecutive World Series titles.  MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell recently pointed out that our media virtually never examines a candidate’s religion, but it continually demands that a candidate prove that he or she is faithful.  One can believe anything as long as one is a believer.

Deist-based religions possess patently ridiculous beliefs, many of which are deleterious to modernity.  Rarely do they expunge erroneous beliefs until science proves them wrong or social pressure forces them to back off.It Looks Like the Sun is in the middle to ME

It took The Church of Latter Day Saints 129 years before allowing  African-American men to become priests in 1978.  Mitt Romney was 31 at the time.  Of course this is rapid compared to the Catholic Church waiting  390 years to apologize to Galileo for claiming that the Earth revolved around the Sun.  Thousands of years have passed, yet the rejection of LGBT people, and inequitable treatment of women continue to be core beliefs of orthodox Judeo-Christian  and Islamic religions.  God evidently is pretty stubborn.

Let’s face it, unless a candidate is a raving, delusional zealot, he or she must be aware that some of the tenets of their  religion are  nuts.  If humanity is to survive, it needs to separate its governance from lunacy.  Thus:

I PROPOSE: the following  brief mandatory religious test for all Candidates for President of the United States of America:

Religious Test for the Presidency

Judaism: “You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against your kinsfolk. Love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.

 Christianity: “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them”

Islam:  “…and you should forgive and overlook: Do you not like God to forgive you? And Allah is The Merciful Forgiving.”

Mormonism :”whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them, for this is the law and the prophets”

Question 1: Do you, as candidate for President of the United States of America, believe in the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”? “(Note: you may refer to any or all of the above religious writings for guidance).

Yes  ____  No _____  It depends on who the you is ____

If you answered “No” to the above question your test is complete and god help us all if you’re elected

Question 2:  In your own words, list three specific beliefs or tenets of your religion that violate your religion’s “Golden Rule”  (Hint: treatment of women, homophobia, revenge, death penalty etc)

1.________________________________________________________________

2.________________________________________________________________

3.________________________________________________________________

Extra Credit:  In your own words, list or describe two beliefs held by your religion which modern science has credibly shown to be incorrect.  (Hint: Genesis)

________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

If you answered the above questions truthfully, you may be our first honest President.  Regrettably, you should know that you are now unelectable.

Choose you answers wisely ... Mr. Candidate

 

Justice Soviet Style.

The Supreme Court, by a 5-4, has now given its blessing to strip searches of people who are charged with minor crimes — even if the government has no specific reason to believe they are concealing anything.

Scary thought.
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The Supreme Court, by a 5-4 vote, has just  given its blessing the practice of  strip searching  people who are charged with minor crimes — even if the government has no  reason to believe they are concealing anything.
The majority focused on how hard jailers have it.  “The difficulties of operating a detention center must not be underestimated by the courts,” the majority opinion said.  Strip searches can help keep weapons out of prisons — and disease — and lice.
I was born and raised in the Soviet Union.
Oh, the good old days…!  When you could be arrested, put in detention and strip searched for any reason, or,  for  no reason.
My fellow Americans!
I have a deep suspicion that these 5 “Justices” are Soviet spies who have infiltrated our judicial system and are trying to transform the USSR defeat into victory.
Justice for all
May be armed and dangerous.
So, people, stop scratching your heads trying to comprehend the infinite wisdom of the Supreme Court.  Just be ready to drop your pants!  And if you are a nun, just drop whatever it is that you are wearing.  Wait!  If you are a nun, how are they going to search your vagina???  Oops…The Conservatives, True believers!
Last question:  Justices don’t mind  invading our butts’ privacy  by the government funded jailers, but they consider health care for all as unconstitutional?
Definitely Soviet spies!  Communists!

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