Category: Commentary
Lost: Suddenly, Free-Range Parenting Seems Really Stupid

This 4th of July, we decided to go to the beach to watch fireworks. This particular beach has a lot of activity going on every evening and on Independence Day, even more so. After letting the kids play on the playground for a while, we made our way down to the water. Though the sun was beginning to set, there […]

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Mean Girls Suck

Every summer my daughter goes to day camp. She absolutely loves it and looks forward to it all year long. This year, the camp has started having theme days which are kind of like spirit days at school. Recently, the theme was superheroes and princesses and N was pretty psyched about it. As princess and superhero day approached, however, I […]

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Enough Already With the Breastfeeding Outrage

After reading YET another article about people getting all up in arms over public breastfeeding, I feel the need to tell all you freaks and weirdos who think the act of nourishing a child is somehow sexual or exhibitionistic to GET OVER IT. Do you get all offended when you see a cat nursing kittens or a cow nursing a […]

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Sex Offenders: Let Them Rot

Apparently, the Supreme Court has blocked the release of 77 sex offenders who have served their federal sentences after the Obama administration claimed many of them remain “sexually dangerous.” The primary  issue is whether the government has the power to indefinitely detain prisoners who have served their sentences but could pose a public threat if they were released.You can read […]

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Hatelists: Everyone Should Make One

Don’t you sometimes just want to write a list of all the things/people you hate, piss you off or just plain annoy you? I do. But then I’m all “Oh, but that’s so negative. I don’t want to be THAT person…all I HATE THIS and I HATE THAT!” And then I hate myself for being so wimpy and spineless because […]

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Save Your Outrage for Something Outrageous

Like many of you, I watched Obama on Leno last night. Unlike many of you, I fail to see what the big fuss is about. The media-generated moral outrage at President Obama’s Special Olympics remark is just that…media-generated. Additionally, it’s somewhat ironic that the same party of people who think it’s hilarious to mass email jokes and comics regarding black […]

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It CAN Happen to You

After reading an article in the Washington Post questioning whether accidentally leaving a child in a car (resulting in the child’s death) is a crime, my heart ached and I felt kind of sick. I always do when I think about a baby or toddler strapped into their car seat either baking or freezing to death, alone, in the backseat […]

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Facebook Friend Request FAIL

Why do people turn into such buttheads when they become famous? Someone I knew fairly well years ago went on to become a big fish in his particular pond and on more than one occasion, I have been standing within feet of him, within HEY-I-TOTALLY-KNOW-YOU distance and not a single word of acknowledgment from him. Of course, I must seem […]

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My Ingenius Plan to Revive the Economy

Okay, first let me preface the forthcoming genius with a disclaimer: I’m not some kind of economics expert, nor do I have any kind of background in banking, finance or government policy. You know, I have nothing at all against President Obama or his ideas. I don’t think he’s trying to turn our country into a socialist nation (we kind […]

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Did Motherhood Steal Your Mojo?

There are lots of ways to spice up your sex life but I’m pretty sure that the video below is not the tool upon which you should be basing your strategy…unless you find that laughter is an aphrodisiac—in which case, grab the object of your affection and watch it together. Hell, you may even learn something in between snickers and […]

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Can We Play Security Checkpoint Again, Mommy?

Just in case your family can’t get enough of the good times had at American airports these days, PlayMobil has two new toys that will allow your kids to relive those super fun airport security searches whenever they want. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the most ridiculous toys of the year thus far… Playmobil Security Checkpoint (ages 4-7) and […]

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Salma Hayek Breastfeeds African Baby

While being filmed by an ABC Nightline camera crew on a recent humanitarian mission in Sierra Leone, actress Salma Hayek breastfed the malnourished newborn baby of a woman unable to do so herself. How many kinds of awesome is that? If you’re feeling extra feisty, do what one commenter did and post this video on Facebook, you know, so they […]

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