Tuesday, August 26, 2008

DNC Convention Day 2 TiVO Alert!

Day 2 Theme: Renewing America's Promise

Here's a preview of tonight's speakers . . .

Governor Kahleen Sebelius of Kansas
Senator Hillary Clinton
Former Virginia Governor Mark Warner
Pay Equity pioneer Lily Ledbetter (the Wiki summary)

As an aside, it's been highlighted many times in the last 24 hours that today mark's the 88th anniversary of women getting the right to vote and Thursday is the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King's famous "I Have A Dream" speech. I think it's fantastic that the Democrats get to highlight these two anniversaries with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

As a woman, I'm eternally grateful for the women and men who fought to give me the right to vote. Because so many women around the world are denied this basic right, I believe that voting is my duty and I feel their burdens on my shoulders each time I enter the voting booth.

Some of my friends have complained to me recently that LMS has turned into all politics, all the time lately. But I feel so passionately that we each have an obligation to be involved in the political process, not only for ourselves, but for all women around the world, and for future generations of women everywhere, that not speaking out about the issues and how the only way to protect our futures is to vote Democrat that I honestly can't help myself. And I won't. I will try to bring more balance back to LMS, but I will not ramp down my passion about politics and the political process.


  1. You know what? This is your blog and not anyone else's. You can write about what you like and those hwo complain about it can go stuff themselves if they don't want to read your take on politics. Write what you want and to heck with anyone else's opinion.

  2. Thanks for your support Dr. Monkey!

    You know, it really doesn't bother me when my friends tell me that stuff. I do know I've been a little over the top lately about politics, but this is my favorite season ever and it only comes around once every 4 years.

    Frankly, I could care less about the Olympics. Some people completely get off on them and are motivated by all the personal stories and overcoming of obstacles and that's great. It's not really my thing, but I get how people can be passionate about it.

    I definitely did not start LMS with the intent of being the 24-hour political news source (tm), but it makes me really happy to talk about politics. Especially, since there are so many wonderful bloggers (like you) who have taken back that word "liberal" and made it a title to be proud of once again.


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