Let me introduce myself.....I am Karen and I am a political junkie. I read so many newspapers and blogs that my husband routinely makes fun of me. Yes, I have been this way since I was a teenager. I am also just an ordinary citizen. No fancy schmancy college education and I was born and raised a comfortable suburbanite. My daddy was a salesman for twenty years, my mom was an office worker until she got laid off in the Great
My point of my long-winded description is that we are Mr. & Mrs. Ordinary from Whitebread, California. We aren't the "born on third, think we hit a triple" people. And I figured that the opinions from a real middle American needs to be voiced. Frankly, I am getting tired of reading only from professional wonks, talking heads and people who live in the Beltway, which, frankly, is the true LaLa Land. Hollywood has NOTHING on DC.
Oh, and yes, I am a bleeding heart liberal. But, I am also a total wonk (though not a paid professional) who lives, eats and breathes research. I keep reference links and have been called a "link queen" for posting links to facts when involved in debate. I am so not a fan of the land of right-wing crazy. I don't use "think tank" facts, either.
I am fine with debate and with having my opinion challenged, as long as it's done respectfully. You respect me, I respect you. If you devolve into name calling, personal attacks or anything along those lines, I won't play. You get scary, stalkery or anything of the sort, you get reported. It's just that simple.
So, that's it. Hopefully, I get some readers.