Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Is Palin Qualified to Be VP?

PBS is running a poll that asks if Palin is qualified to be VP.

The Reps wing has organized a massive "yes" campaign and, at the moment,
"yes" is winning!

Do you think Palin is Qualified to Be VP?

Considering that the Republican Machine won't even let the press have access to her or even use audio in their coverage of her recent "foreign policy meetings with diplomats," I'd say that the Republicans probably don't even think she's qualified.

What do you think?

Vote Here!

Monday, September 15, 2008

On Raising Children Green

Driving home from grocery shopping with my three-year-old yesterday....

Me: We're here!

Little Guy: We're home!

Are you happy to be coming home?

Little Guy: Yeah....but I wish I had a bigger home. I want a bigger home.

Me: Why do you want a bigger home?

Little Guy: So I can get more toys and more toys and more toys. And then I will have space to put them in.

Where does he come up with this stuff? Clearly, I have more work to do in the "please don't grow up to be a materialistic overconsumer" department.

Not that I don't give way too much of my paycheck to Target on an almost monthly basis.

But that totally doesn't count.

I mean, it's a well-known fact that no one can leave Target without spending 100 bucks. I'm only human.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Think Before You Pink

Received via e-mail from a PR firm in New York...

Hi Mommy Off The Record,

Did you know that a woman will be diagnosed with breast cancer by the time you finish reading this email? A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every 2 minutes – you can help a woman in your life by sending her the facts about breast health and an important reminder to get a check-up.

This October, Folgers will partner with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to support breast cancer research and education for underserved women with its limited edition Pink Can, which will be available in grocery stores and convenience stores nationwide. In addition to the Pink Can, consumers will be able to visit to send a “wake up call” e-card to loved ones to make them aware of breast health and the importance of early detection. Please click on the image below for your wake up call.

For additional information about the Folgers Pink Can, “wake up call” e-card and tips on good breast health, please visit Also, let me know if you have any questions and/or sample requests.

Dear Folgers,

I can't say how annoying I find it to be solicited by companies who are using breast cancer to sell their product line. And before you get all offended and proclaim that all you really care about is getting the word out about early detection and screening, don't bother. Driving people to your website and pimping your product under the "guise" of breast cancer awareness is irritating at best and downright sickening at worst.

And by the way, not all women are buying it. Consider this your wake up call.



As bloggers, you are undoubtedly going to be getting a slew of these types of e-mails for the next few weeks and I would encourage you to do what I'm doing. Ignore.

I think Breast Cancer Action says it best...

Think Before You Pink. This October, do something besides shop for breast cancer. Breast Cancer Action urges you to ask some critical questions before opening your wallet for pink-ribbon campaigns:

* How much money from your purchase actually goes to the cause?
* What is the maximum amount that will be donated?
* How much money was spent marketing the product?
* How are the funds being raised?
* To what breast cancer organization does the money go, and what types of programs does it support?
* What is the company doing to assure that its products are not contributing to the breast cancer epidemic?

If shopping could cure breast cancer it would be cured by now. The breast cancer movement needs action from people like you to create real change, the kind that will create a better future for women with, and at risk for, breast cancer.

If you're looking for ideas on what you can do, consider signing up for action alerts from the Breast Cancer Fund. And then take action. And I don't mean buying a pink can of Folgers.

End vent.

Thursday, September 04, 2008


My life revolves around poop.

Little Guy has some major pooping problems. Basically, he holds his poop and won't go.

For so long I thought he was just constipated. We changed diet. We tried exercise. We did supplements.

But now I know that none of that really matters all that much because if he wants to hold it, he's gonna hold it.

So yeah, poop (or shall I say lack of poop) is really dominating our lives right now.

Have you ever tried to administer an enema on a three-year-old? It's loads of fun. Loads.

The official diagnosis? Functional fecal retention.

The scary part? Some children never outgrow it.

I've given up on potty training. That's like a pipe dream. I just want him to poop. In his pants. In the toilet. In the middle of the fucking living room. I don't really care. I just want him to stop holding on to it.

Speaking of crap, did anyone see the Republican VP give her speech last night? Ew. I officially hate her.
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