Unsubstantiated crazy talk is now accepted and tolerated in the media and our social interactions. You can literally pull any claim out of thin air and be believed by quite a few people. Facts haven’t mattered for quite some time. Many people behave as if the election of the President of the United States is a contact sport or a blood sport even. The debates have also illustrated a willingness to twist reality to suit your world view. Calling out a lie is “bullying“. Standing up for oneself against criticism, or demanding facts to back up assertions is considered rude. But keeping calm and trying to have a polite and rational debate is seen as weak. Even our beloved Muppets get dragged into the contentiousness over and again! So what on Earth can we do? Continue reading
Ann Romney, is a cancer survivor, person struggling with Multiple Sclerosis, Mother of five, grandmother, Olympic horse owner, and wife to Mitt Romney, Republican presidential nominee for 2012, was tapped for another role last night at the Republican National Convention– that of miracle worker. In a fetching 50′s era inspired, red belted dress, La Romney channeled June Cleaver with all her might in a speech primarily about love.
Just when you think there is not one more factoid, or tidbit that clearly illustrates exactly which presidential hopeful is completely out of touch with the average taxpaying American, Whipsaw Willard is there to surprise you.
Latest example being Ann Romney’s unusual therapy for Multiple Sclerosis: Dressage. What the hell is dressage, you ask? Well, as best as I can decipher, it is horse dancing, or horse ballet, involving a series of movements or tests, executed by a horse and rider for judging by a panel for points, with one point being “not executed” and ten points “excellent”. Sounds like one of those pursuits that are incredibly boring, yet outrageously expensive….the kind of hobby that only the uber rich can appreciate, let alone indulge in. Continue reading
Fact- American Women still get paid less for the same positions as their male counterparts in 2012 in virtually every industry. The disparity increases with the higher education and more prominent positions Americans have in business and academics. Continue reading