After Texas Senator Wendy Davis’s legendary filibuster to prevent the passage of a restrictive anti-choice bill, Governor Rick Perry announced his decision to call another special session to vote on the issue again. In his press conference announcing it, he took the opportunity to bring up Davis’s own background: Read More An Open Letter to Rick Perry from the Daughter of A Teen Mom
“I do not, however, understand why the woman who brutally tortured me last night, this morning gets pastries.” Read More Retro Recap: Angel S1.E19 — “Sanctuary”
Law and politics have always intrigued me. When I was 8, I wanted to be a lawyer and a politician. I devoured any book about politics or legal matters that I could. I loved reading about Thomas Jefferson especially. His take on American Politics in the early days was something with which I enthusiastically agreed. It’s the whole, “I am a farm girl at heart,” and he was always talking about embracing the farmers as the backbone of society. Jefferson embraced rural middle and poor people more than many of the earlier presidents and set the tone for the modern-day Democratic Party.
Dear Person Who Just Had to Know:
“So you can have children, but you just didn’t want to?” Read More Maybe This Time
Right now I’m on Southwest flight #923 from LAX to Oakland with a final destination of Portland, Oregon. A dear friend of mine from college hails from the Bay area. He is a proud A’s fan and a very sweet man who will undoubtedly scoff at that adjective. Sitting on the tarmac in his city makes me think about home. The idea of it and its actualization. Read More Home
It’s one of those news days where things are interesting but nothing is as awesome as the overturn of DOMA and Prop. 8. But let’s see what’s going on, shall we?
This week’s classic movie pick masks the seriousness of some of the topic in the plot with glossy musical numbers and an engaging love story. The film is Show Boat, made in 1951 and based on the Edna Ferber novel and the musical of the same name by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. The film stars Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Joe E. Brown, and Agnes Moorehead and was directed by George Sidney. Read More Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: Show Boat (1951)
July 4th is approaching, and with it the yearly camping trip with my in-laws. I’m facing it with trepidation, not because of the in-laws, but because of the curse. Read More Lunchtime Poll: Rust Buckets