Posts tagged "politics"

Sochi Olympics: Views and Issues with Opening Ceremony

Sochi Olympics: Views and Issues with Opening Ceremony
WARNING: If you are reading this before tonight’s broadcast of the Opening Ceremonies from the Sochi Winter Olympics and DO NOT want any spoilers, STOP reading now.  You have been warned!! This article is full of spoilers thanks to my friends in Canada and across the pond. But if you do not care, continue reading.... Read more »

Why I am voting for Barack Obama

Why I am voting for Barack Obama
If you are a Facebook friend of mine and follow me on the personal Twitter account, you are already aware who I am voting for tomorrow because of all of the information that I have been posting for quite awhile.  This should be not come as a surprise. But I wanted to share the Top... Read more »

Akin, "Legimate Rape" and the Powerful Effect on Women

Akin, "Legimate Rape" and the Powerful Effect on Women
It has been a very long week for politicians especially those on the Republican party. Very long indeed. During this long week, the main topic has been on Rep. Todd Akin and how he put his HUGE foot in his mouth. Akin made a very negative claim that “rape victims cannot get pregnant because ‘the... Read more »
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