Elsewhere on the Internet…

Holy moly, is it Thursday already? How did that happen? How did I not blog for a week? Because sure as day, I’m looking at my blog right now, and the most recent thing I have up is last week’s round-up. Although to be fair, I didn’t post that until Friday…

Holy moly, again! Am I on schedule? Alert the presses, people, this is news!

Anyway, I was crazy busy around the internet this week, and have lots to share with you. File that under ‘things that sound dirty but aren’t.

This Week at The Stir:

Gas prices are going up and it’s all President Obama’s fault. Drill, baby, drill!

A grandfather was arrested in New Hampshire for holding a criminal at gunpoint until the police arrived. Seriously. That happened.

This story was incredible difficult to write, because it involved child abuse. Read it and be outraged.

This Week at Moms Matter:

I wrote about why I believe endorsements and/or potential VP and cabinet picks might affect my vote for a candidate in a primary election.

This Week at Big Hollywood:

I got all caught up with Glee. This write-up involves education and immigration, two very hot-button issues for me. For the record, I’m all for both. Let’s just be smart about it, mmmkay?

I also went on a bit of a tear over the winter finale episode. It had to do with bullying and suicide. No, one does not cause the other.

Elsewhere on the Internet

Hey guys! What’s up? Has it been long enough since I’ve done a wrap-up post? Could it be any longer?

Sorry. I’ve been watching Friends on Nick-at-Nite recently, and Chandler Bing’s quirky personality seems to have rubbed off on me. And yes, I just said Friends is on Nick-at-Nite. Could I feel any older?

Dang. Did it again.

Anyway, I wrote some stuff for other sites recently, and you should read it. Or at least click on it, because honestly, the web traffic monitors won’t know if you don’t read it. But really, you should read. It’s good stuff! And then you should send links to your friends and family. Because the best advertising is word of mouth, and if all eight of my readers sent my links to two people each, and then those people sent them to two people each, and so on and so forth, I’d be crowned Queen of the Internet by 2013.

Nevermind. That sounds dirty. Moving on.

Stuff to click read:

PETA sued SeaWorld because they’re enslaving Shamu. Seriously. I can’t make this crap up.

Did Men’s Wearhouse support the Occupy kids, or was it just a ploy to avoid vandalism? Hmmm…

Should homosexual imagery be played during G-rated TV shows? By the way, my editors choose the pictures that go along with my articles – not me. Just wanted to make that clear.

Gloria Allred gives me a headache. Can Herman Cain recover from her venom?

Mississippi voted down the personhood amendment. Not like that matters; it wouldn’t have stopped abortion in the least.

And I have a few Glee updates on Big Hollywood:

‘Glee’ Recap 11/1/2011: Baby Mama Drama, Poking Fun at Bachmann’s Campaign Style

Last Night on Glee, 11/09/11: Gay Teen Sex — Let the Controversy Begin!

Last Night on ‘Glee’ 11/15/2011: ‘Angry White People’ Edition

Happy reading!

Elsewhere On the Internet

I can barely believe it myself, but here is a Roundup post! I know, right? It hasn’t even been a whole month yet. I am hoping to make these weekly things, so that by the time I link you guys to something, it’s not horrendously out of date. For instance, it’s hardly news now that Texas Governor Rick Perry has entered the presidential race. But two months ago, it was big news!

Anyway.

I wrote some stuff last week that you should read. Then go tell your friends! Word of mouth is the best advertising, y’all.

Writing about Sharia is always fun. I get the best most interesting comments. Usually along the lines of me being a hater or Islamaphobe or something. I roll my eyes. Of course I’m a hater of any doctrine that instructs people to kill a rape victim for sexual impurity. In this particular case though, I give props to a young lady’s family for defying convention and not murdering their daughter.

Attorney General Eric Holder is either a liar or he’s incompetent. The end.

I wrote about the importance of strong missile defense in America. Here’s the bottom line: It’s mega important.

Some have likened the Occupy Wall Street squatters to the Tea Party. Hahahahahahaha! ~deep breath~ Hahahahahahahaha! Yeah, not so much.

The latest round of Obamacare mandates are guaranteed to raise the cost of health care. Who cares if the care is crappy as long as everyone gets has to wait six months for it?

And there’s the Week 3 Recap for Glee. The show wasn’t that bad (politically speaking) last week.

Happy reading!

Elsewhere on the Internet

I wrote some stuff that I didn’t write here.  You should take a gander, or at least click on the links, because let’s face it, I have no way of knowing what you’re doing over there on your side of the computer. And that might be a good thing.

Anyway.

President Obama unveils his plan to create jobs. It goes something like this: “Because I said so!” Yeah, that’ll work.

AttackWatch.com is born. Republicans die laughing.

The Solydra Scam continues to unravel…

Is anyone else getting sick of hearing the phrase ‘fair share’? You know who should pay their fair share? The 47% of Americans that don’t pay federal taxes.

The food police almost ruined my daughter’s birthday dinner. Thankfully, Daddy shared extra fries with the birthday girl.

Have you picked a GOP candidate to back yet? I haven’t. But I’ve narrowed it down.

I went to a training session on citizen journalism when I was in Florida. I learned some stuff. I shared it with you.

Over on Big Hollywood, I started writing a weekly Glee report. Because I will take any opportunity to do something fun and call it ‘work.’ The first and second installments are up for your reading pleasure.

Happy clicking reading!

Elsewhere On the Internet

I wrote some schtuff last week. It’s super important that you read it. Or at least click on the links, even if you never get around to reading it because a small person asked for an 87th sippy cup of juice, or your boss walked in and you’re supposed to, like, actually work and not mess around reading political commentary on the Internet. Because the people that hire me won’t know you didn’t read it, they’ll just see page views. Help a free-lancer out, people!

Apparently people are getting themselves killed by Mexican drug cartels using American firearms. The idea was to follow the guns to the big bad drug lords, but the operation has gotten completely out of hand. Skeery stuff.

In crazy San Francisco news, the city wants to make ex-cons a protected class of citizens. I’m reminded of that scene from Liar Liar when Jim Carey yells into the phone to one of his scummy clients wanting legal advice, “STOP BREAKING LAW, ASSHOLE!

Should obese children be removed from their homes and placed in foster care? I say no times a thousand. I love the first comment on this one: “Do you really have to make EVERY article about politics?” Um, yes. That’s what I do for a living.

I can even turn Glee into a political issue! I’m totally talented like that.

I was also on The Roger Hedgecock Show to talk about the debt ceiling. It was my first time on a nationally syndicated AM radio show, and I loved it. If you loved it too, tell your favorite radio host you’d like them to have me on. Seriously, if you demand, they’ll supply. I hope.

Have a great week!

18 Is the New 40

With all things in life, moderation is key.

With two young daughters at home, I’ve had to think about random things like when they can go to the mall with friends unsupervised, when they can start dating, and when they can start wearing makeup.

I believe that the privileges of adulthood should be granted incrementally to children, as they mature and prove themselves worthy. I also want to teach them that life is what you make of it, and not to let other people’s expectations alter your own life.

Just because your twelve year old friends are dating, that does not give you permission to date.

I totally just became my mom.

It’s ok. I like my mom.

But what happens when we allow society to alter our children’s hearts and minds so completely that they lose their sense of self? We get eighteen year olds using Botox.

From the Associated Press (H/T Breitbart.com):

MANILA, Philippines(AP) – Filipino teenage singer Charice Pempengco says she prepared for her debut on the hit TV show “Glee” by getting Botox and an anti-aging procedure “to look fresh on camera.”

The 18-year-old Charice, whose singing career rocketed after appearing on Ellen DeGeneres’ and Oprah Winfrey’s talk shows, underwent a 30-minute Thermage skin-tightening procedure and Botox to make her “naturally round face” more narrow, celebrity cosmetic surgeon Vicki Belo told ABS-CBN television.

I doubt that a teenage girl got the idea to get Botox on her own. Shame on her parents, her manager, and any other person in Charice’s life that encouraged this procedure. The only skin-altering treatment a teenager needs is acne medication.

Maybe eighteen is the new forty.