Thursday, February 18, 2010

My Exchange with NC State Senator Richard Stevens

I recently had an email exchange with Senator Richard Stevens about the recent Supreme Court decision on Citizens United. I found it perplexing the way he could not even reply to me with anything resembling a professional response. I found this interesting, so I'm posting it here to share:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Does the Right see the Obama Administration as radical baby-killing socialists who want to take your guns, your money, and kill your grandma?

In a recent online discussion I was asked to prove my assertion that the right views the Obama Administration as "radical baby-killing socialists who want to take your guns, your money, and kill your grandma." Yes, I know, this statement sounds harsh, but I've been paying close attention to the political scene and I assure you, this is in fact the narrative they've been pushing. I've compiled this list to prove it:
Radical:

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0110/31535_Page2.html
"On Wednesday evening, Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio e-mailed supporters asking them to donate to Brown in order to “stop the radical Obama-Reid-Pelosi government health care hijacking now being plotted in Washington.”

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Playground Brawl - 3 yr. old style and bullies

The saying "Boys will be boys" finally made sense to me today while visiting the Chic-fil-a in Garner. Ethan and I decided that we needed to get out of the house despite snow on the ground and rain coming down so we went to lunch. The Chic-fil-a was surprisingly packed, so I guess everyone else had the same idea. After we ate, Ethan went in to play while I finished my lunch and watched through the window (yes, I'm one of those parents). After about 20 minutes Ethan came out with two other kids pointing at me saying, "There's my mom." The two kids, a boy and a girl about 5 or 6 yrs old, came over to me to tell me that Ethan was "bothering them" and they didn't want to play with him. I told Ethan to go play with someone else and he went back in. The other two kids stood there for a few more minutes telling me how they don't like playing with kids they don't know and that they only wanted to play with each other. I told them that's fine, but it doesn't sound very nice and at that point the little boy said, "Let's just go" and took the little girls hand and went back in to play.

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