Really? Pepsi has fetal cells in it?

I saw this headline and had to click on the article.  Who wouldn’t?

Fetal cell flavor enhancers? Say it isn’t so.

The headline totally made me think they were using fetal cells as flavoring… but it appears that they meant to say that they use the cells for testing.  I don’t have an opinion on whether that is right or wrong, but I do know that using cells for testing is not using the cells as a “flavor enhancer”.

In any case, how can I trust an article when the authors of it clearly are confused about what they are writing about.


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Somebody has been Listening to his Daughter…

English: McCain displaying his patriotic count...

And it was this guy–>

After reading The Huffington Post article today, I thought finally there is some hope that some of the GOP leaders are actually looking at the past election and seeing that their pro-life platform may be alienating women.  I also realized that John should prepare to get some hate-mail in the near future.

So, I wanted to give him some encouragement.

Dear John,

taro the shiba, haters gonna hate

Just know that I am glad that you have realized that you should  respect a woman’s freedom to chose and am excited about being for things in the future!

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What were you thankful for?

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner (Photo credit: The Vault DFW)

What did you give thanks for when you sat down for your Thanksgiving dinner?

I gave thanks for the normal things… my family, the roof over our heads, having health insurance (even though we pay more for it now than we used to), my husband having a job and relative job security….

We are very lucky and have a lot to be thankful for and that is something to be thankful for.

I am also thankful that my family can really talk politics.  My ultra-conservative mom tried to convince us that Obama and his muslim buddies were partying and planning lots of evil things!  This lead to my dad sharing how the cuts to the military and the middle east flaring up meant that thing were going to get really ugly really quickly… which plays into to Obama’s and his muslim buddies plan for world domination.   My in-laws were more interested in how all of this will affect the stock market, but hey if the world ends when the Mayan Calendar ends, then who cares.

Got to love family time!

So I figured you may as in need of a good laugh as we were…

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When you are in a hole… Keep Digging!

On meet the press, Sen. Graham encourages Romney to “Stop digging.”  Well, I am thinking he should send that message to some other members in the Republican party.  Hell, maybe that should be the new Republican Motto!

“Stop Digging! It is confirmed. You can’t dig a hole to China!”

Sen. Graham mostly talked about losing the hispanic vote, but they were not the only voters that the Republicans pissed off.  I think they did a great job pissing off a wide variety of people during this election.  They are digging holes all over the place hoping to find gold, but really they are just finding rocks.  One hole that they can’t seem to stop digging is the issue of abortion.  The other day my friend posted a link to an article  by John Nolte  (on what may be my new favorite website for finding material for this blog) about Meghan McCain.  Along with the link, she posted “Thank you!”   After reading the article, I was at a loss for what she thanked the author for.  Was she thanking him for being a chauvinist pig?  Was she thanking him for proving the “leftist” media’s claims that the republican party are backward thinking, patronizing white guys?

The article referred to Meghan McCain’s recent column on the Daily Beast where she pleads with the party to make changes.  Amazingly enough, her column listed out the same things I would list if one of the big party leaders asked me, which I doubt they would.  Apparently, she has noticed the same trends that the rest of the world noticed when it came why certain demographics are not voting republican.    If my friend had posted this article and wrote “Thank You!” I would have completely understood why she was so thankful.

The problem is that she did not link to this article.  No, she linked to this one…


Wow!  I thought you wanted more Republican voters, people.

Mr. Nolte’s article actually made me fume in a gnarly rabid dog kind of way (btw I know that statement will bring on bitch comments).  Instead of thinking about the points she is making he marginalized her by claiming that she is “pampered” and whose “closest brush with the real world is the MTV show.”  He focuses on his belief that she was all about “me, me, me”.  I hate to break it to you, Ms. Nolte, but isn’t her column about her thoughts and opinions.  What do you think a post called “Meghan McCain on…” was going to feature?

He mentions how he hates “the dumb” and then uses her  claim to be “pro-life” as his evidence.  Holy shit!  She needs to brush up on the definition of Pro-Life.  I guess since she made that one mistake that all her thoughts are not worth listening to.  Good catch, Mr. Nolte.  It must be nice to be all knowing and never make mistakes.  I sure as hell, don’t know what that would be like.

Now, he does claim she made another mistake when it came to “The Tea Party“.  I think the Tea Party has  a huge public perception problem and tea partiers have to realize that their message can be skewed by the antics of some people inside the party.  Just go onto FB.  I have friends who have a the Tea Party flag as their profile picture and who post pro-life and anti-gay marriage shit all the time.  In fact, most of my FB friends who are vocal about the movement do.  I have friends who also identify with the movement, but are not as vocal about it because of the public perception.  Honestly I agree with “The Contract from America” whole-heartedly!  I also know what I see and what I see is a movement plagued by bad press and negative public perception.  It is not Meghan’s fault they have bad press, so stop blaming her and start looking at ways to keep some of the more extreme members that have aligned themselves with the movement in check.

Furthermore, he claims that she is “dangerously ignorant” and maybe even intentionally undermining the party by saying the party should drop their stances on not only abortion, but also same-sex marriage.  I am guessing (because I did not see anything in her column that aimed to undermine the party) that he is alluding to the fact that there is a lot of money donated by organizations and party members who would rather live in the 1950’s and probably use the phrase “the kids these days.”  My generation saw “Dirty Dancing” and if that is what those organizations and people want then soon they will realize that they can’t keep baby in the corner.

Cover of "Dirty Dancing (Single-Disc Wide...

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He does concede that Republicans do realize that something has to change.  Can you guess which one of her points he chose? Continue reading

Hmm. Something does not seem quite right.

I don’t know about you but  I seem to have a lot of pissed off FB friends since the last election.  These friends like to post links to support their status updates.  Last night I clicked on one, because it sounded interesting.  Once I got to the article, I realized that something was struggling inside of me.  It was a feeling that something was not right.

Did you see what I saw? Continue reading

An Interview with Me

There are lots of people excited about my latest project and many of them are dying to interview me.  Unfortunately I have not had much time to do many interviews, but I did make time to sit down with my husband (let’s call him The Voice of Reason) when he asked to interview me.

The Voice of Reason:  What the hell do you think you are doing?

Poppy:  Um, it looks like I am going to start a blog focused on politics.

Voice:  Seriously! What makes you think that you have anything to say that people want to read.

Poppy:  I am thinking I should be offended by that question, but I will answer it anyway.  First of all, I have a degree and it happens to be in Political Science.  Secondly, I am awesome and they will be able to tell that I am awesome once they read a post or two.  Finally, if I do this blog you will not have to listen to me drone on and on about the problem with politics anymore.

Voice:  Well, I do like that last reason.  I still think you are crazy and I don’t want you to be disappointed if no one reads it.

Poppy:  Well, if you mean that you think I am brilliant and this blog will be a new internet sensation… then I accept your compliments.  Now, go away I have to post something awesome now.

I am so blessed to have such a supportive husband, aren’t I?

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