As you can see, it’s been awhile since I’ve blogged. Sometimes, life gets busy, obligations get in the way and you have to reprioritize what is important in one’s life. Though never “far from mind”, I’ve found myself waking up many days thinking, “I need to blog today,” but somehow between the work, school, family and community commitments, penning something longer than 140 characters seems to go by the wayside.
It’s a new day, a new opportunity to share stories and in the coming weeks, you’re going to see some changes here. I hope you take the chance to read some of the great stuff in the PP archives while we freshen up a bit.
If you haven’t dropped by Twitter yet to say hello, you can always find me there at @GOPrincess.
A funny thing happened over the course of a few weeks in the National Football League. What began as usual humdrum complaints about the quality of refereeing going on in stadiums across the country soon turned to union debates, referee lockouts and the now-infamous replacement refs.
Once the real, trained professional NFL referees were no longer on the field making the calls, thus began the nostalgic yearnings for the days when one bad call or two was the anomaly and not the norm. The increase in bad decision-making and one exemplary display of failure that twisted the fate of an entire game led to a national uproar by sports fans. Eyes were opened, realizing that maybe the real refs weren’t so bad at all, maybe someone trained with the proper skills was best for the game… Once they saw how bad it could get, they wanted the real guys back.
What we have on our hands here, America, is greater than any replacement debacle we could ever imagine. See, we replaced one president (George W Bush), who was a former governor and businessman, with a guy whose only accomplishments in life were given to him because of affirmative action. We replaced Bush with a guy who legitimately has NO clue what it means to be a statesman, what it takes to run a business, and what it takes to achieve something because of merit, not because of the color of his skin.
Barack Obama is the Food Stamp President. There are now more people on food stamps than the entire populations of Oregon, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Iowa, Mississippi, Alabama, Kansas, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico, West Virginia, Nebraska, Idaho, New Hampshire, Maine, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Montana, Delaware, South Dakota, Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming, and the District of Columbia….. COMBINED. Read the rest of this entry
You know, back when Vice President Dan Quayle misspelled the word potato as “Potatoe”, the media was aghast at how stupid the guy was who was one heart beat away from the presidency.
Flash forward. 2012. Obama goes to Ohio, thinking he’s being a nifty campaigner-in-chief and decides to pose for a picture.
Well…. the guy who actually IS the president can’t spell. Add that to the list of reasons why this guy has GOT to go.
Bad people will always find guns.
What began as an innocent, fun-filled outing to the premier of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, tragedy has ensued. After the theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado that killed over a dozen people, I have been thinking a lot about the places we’ve heard about massacres and shootings going down in the last decade or more: Schools, Colleges, Shopping Malls, Government Buildings and Courtrooms, and tragically, as in Aurora, movie theaters. Read the rest of this entry
A while back, I was shown a video that entirely changed the way I perceive words and the power of messaging.
If you have never seen this video before, it is less than 2 minutes long and literally and drastically changed the way I have come to view certain things in life and the way things are presented. I promise it won’t disappoint. I tear up every time I get to the end. VERY powerful, what words can do!
It also proves a larger point — that there are many ways of framing a debate or an issue. We must be open to thinking outside the box when it comes to how we speak about the things we care about. It is imperative that we learn to refine our messaging and understanding audiences, especially when it comes to Gen Y and younger Americans, who are more concerned with reality TV and the latest Hollywood installment of Kim Kardashian drama than the fact that we are broke and their kids’ kids are already in debt and less free than we are if we keep on this path.
Remember, words are powerful. It’s all in how you view them and use them. Create an impact!
The US Supreme Court upheld the Obamacare Individual Mandate today, but only when determined to be a TAX.
But… Just so we’re all clear: in 2009, in an interview with George Stephanopoulos, President Barack Obama adamantly denied that the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (aka Obamacare) individual mandate to buy health insurance was a tax.
To hear Obama refute the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of a tax, go to 4:58.
This time, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has really outdone themselves. Already known for their ridiculous stances against anything less than complete animal worship, the organization has now called for legal action against the Lake Superior Zoo.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals say that the Lake Superior Zoo was negligent in allowing 13 or 14 animals to die during the flood Wednesday, calling on Duluth City Attorney Gunnar Johnson to bring cruelty charges against the zoo. Read the rest of this entry
I was inspired to find a great YouTube video of a reading of the Declaration of Independence. Upon a search, and to my great astonishment, I found this excellent video of Hollywood celebrities like Mel Gibson, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Douglas, Renee Zellweger, Kathy Bates and more… reciting the document that created a new world for us all.
This is how the left communicates to the masses… through celebrity. Putting their personal politics aside, this is a public message I can wholeheartedly get behind.
If I didn’t know any better, I would think that they are speaking about standing up to the tyranny of King Obama…