This blog is an open/honest view of parenting and its relation to current events, politics and education, to name a few.   I have been accused of being "brutally honest" and, in most cases, I speak my mind.  I've noticed that when others adopt this openness in speaking and/or writing it is usually preceded with "that being said" and followed by what they really think as opposed to the candy coated version that was presented prior. 

I think people should tell it how it is and say what they really feel.  That being said..