October 14th, 2009 — 9:24pm
The great thing about the blog medium is you can post immediate responses to breaking news or events.
Sometimes providing an immediate response is not the best idea.
If I were to publish a post tonight about The White House and moms and about using new media tools to create the appearance of concern about the opinions of a particular segment of society–a segment that makes the majority of family financial decisions in this country, a segment that is disproportionately effected by the global economic crisis–but follow-up with partial actions and behind schedule, I would not be diplomatic.
And if I’ve learned anything in my 16 years in DC, it’s that diplomacy is appreciated by those in power.
So tonight I will go to sleep and let my blood cool down. Tomorrow however…
Comment » | Barak Obama, Council of Economic Advisors, economy, rant, social media, the white house, women
July 16th, 2009 — 12:46pm
The mommy wars draw lots of attention. People like nothing more than women fighting whether it’s over a man or about how to raise children or in mud.
I hate nothing more.
As women, we moved apart during the Industrial Revolution. We moved to cities–away from our families and away from the women who were our support systems. The focus of our attention became the men who brought home a paycheck. We began to see one another as a threat rather than an extension of our network.
That’s just dumb (my intelligence is blinding, no?).
I say this all in an effort to mitigate any comments that might be made about what I am about to write next.
cue the whining…
It’s summer. My kids are home. Family events are taking place. The weather is gorgeous. My garden needs attention. My house is a mess.
I WANT TO STAY HOME. I DON’T WANT TO GO TO THE OFFICE ANYMORE.
Stupid money and bills and luxuries and travel. If it weren’t for you, I’d be job-title free!
Oh well. Back to work.
12 comments » | bitching, Motherhood, rant
January 26th, 2009 — 5:01pm
This bailout makes me want to storm executive suites and board rooms with a wooden spoon in one hand a pair of leather gloves in the other.
WHO THE HELL DO THESE CORPORATE CEOs THINK THEY ARE?!!!!!!!!!!
Today we hear that Citigroup is buying a corporate jet for $50 million. How much was the check they just received that included my hard-earned tax dollars?
Last week after Bank of America took over Merrill Lynch, we heard that Merrill’s CEO (who no longer has a job now) had just spent $1 million renovating his office–most likely having to put his designer on hold while he groveled to Congress for some of the bailout funds.
These are just two small examples out of hundreds I could go and research if I wasn’t so irate.
I’m a dyed-in-the-wool liberal. I believe the government does have to help prevent hard-working citizens (and their children) from living below the poverty line–or even at the poverty line.
BUT I CAN’T SUPPORT THIS BAILOUT FOR ONE MORE MINUTE!!!
I don’t believe GM employees should lose their jobs. I don’t want entire areas of our country to turn into rust belts. But they’re about too.
And you know who needs to take responsibility?? The CEOs and other corporate leaders who drove their companies into the ground.
If you ask me, it would be too kind to string them up by their wrists, slather their armpits in pollen and let some bees loose.
When their personal bank accounts and stock holdings have been zeroed out, then–and only then may they be welcome on my doorstep (and they better be on their knees) to ask for help.
Every day we’re hearing about more stores closing, friends losing jobs, companies laying off employees.
The bailout money isn’t stopping any of this. When will citizens rise up and scream NO MORE?!
I could rant here forever, but I think I’ve already been incoherent enough for one day.
I blame it on my anger.
It’s fierce, it’s white and it’s hot.
Hmmmm…sorta like me.
17 comments » | bailout, citigroup, corporate CEOs, economy, Politics, rant