Tea Party Rep. Joe Walsh sued for $100,000 in... →
scholvin: Freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, a tax-bashing Tea Party champion who sharply lectures President Barack Obama and other Democrats on fiscal responsibility, owes more than $100,000 in child support to his ex-wife and three children, according to documents his ex-wife filed in their divorce case in December. “I won’t place one more dollar of debt upon the backs of my kids and grandkids...
In Regards to the Death Penalty
I grew up in Oklahoma and though some of my politics have always been left-leaning, I thought I believed in the death penalty. I was sure that I did when Tim McVeigh was on trial. Then they executed him. None of those precious lives were restored and I didn’t feel any better. In a pragmatic sense, I’m glad my tax dollars aren’t paying for his room and board anymore, but my...
Earlier today I attended a fashion show fundraiser. I work with a teenaged girls’ group and this year’s state president chose the Toby Keith Foundation as her charity. I’m not a really big country music fan in general or a Toby Keith fan in particular, but he lives in my home town and his foundation is currently using his influence/income to build The OK Kids Corral. It is in the...
I’ve been on a painstaking car search since the beginning of the month. We think we have finally found the right one and we are sitting in the dealership waiting to sign papers. Which brings me to my question of the day: Is there an Oklahoma state law requiring all used car salesmen to have sideburns? Because that would really explain a lot.
Is it un-American to say that I prefer Jeff Bridges’ portrayal of Rooster Cogburn to John Wayne’s?
I am chaperoning a youth dance at the moment. A particularly stuck-on-himself young man and his girlfriend just seated themselves on a couch adjoining my chair and are looking at me like they would really like for me to move away from them. Totally not moving…
Several years ago, my younger sister insisted on dragging me to the midnight premier of the first Harry Potter movie. I was hugely pregnant with my third child, but the older two weren’t in school and I was a stay at home mom, so the late night didn’t matter too much nor did the fact that she could only get tickets an hour’s drive from here. Nine and a half years later, our family stockbroker...
This was taken with my iPhone and it was done by me so forgive the quality. Three of my kids just completed a three week opera camp that culminated in a performance of The Pirates of Penzance. They did a flash mob today at the mall. My kids are the one in pink on the left, the little boy behind the lead in the black shirt, and the little girl behind the other lead in the orange shirt. My talented...
According to the Internets
I have a pinched nerve in my elbow area. Does anyone know if chocolate chip cookies would help? I haven’t found it listed as a treatment for the symptoms, but somehow I think I need one.