Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Woman's Legacy

My mom passed away on Monday.

Of course I have felt so much since then that I probably would not have felt, had my mom been normal. But she wasn't normal. She was a con artist, a prescription drug addict, and bi polar. She was impossible to get along with, she could be vindictive, she was mostly over dramatic about everything and always self-centered.

For my own sanity, I distanced myself. I never contacted her. If she called or texted, I waited until I considered myself ready for a difficult conversation before calling her back. Talking to my mom required endless tongue-biting and patience. If she wasn't flinging a complaint, she was engaging in an uninterrupted lecture which lasted several minutes at a time.

She didn't take care of her body. She smoked pot, cigarettes, and at times crack. She snorted coke years ago for a pretty long time. She drank, she ate very little that was good for her, and she loved her many prescriptions of opiates, benzos et al. Mom had heart failure, lupus, breast cancer ( was in remission at the time of her death ), rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

sad day.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Huckabee the Hypocrite - His comments on Natalie Portman - for shame!

This week, Mike Huckabee commented on the pregnancy of Natalie Portman. Like his fans, he just can't seem to keep his nose out of a woman's business.

According to Mike Huckabee, if a woman gets pregnant, she will cause him great moral distress if she decides to abort. If she decides to remain pregnant, he's still morally offended! Mike must be terribly sad and angry all the time. I wonder what he felt about Bristol Palin. I just can't find ANY public comments of Mike's about that particular unwed mother.

According to Mike Huckabee, a woman shouldn't be allowed to get pregnant, unless she is married. Bottom line. It doesn't matter if the woman is able to care for her own child without the government's help. She's just downright nasty for the act of fornication. Huckabee, of course, doesn't mention the man involved. Men don't have any part of this debate, except for their opinion on women and their choices.