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(not so) Tongue Tied

Here’s an unusual way for The (not so) Special Mother to start a blog post: with some Bible verses.  Check it out. James, Chapter 3, verses 3-9 If we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we also guide their whole bodies.  It is the same with ships: even though […]

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Hillbilly Strong

To say the State of West Virginia has had a rough couple of days would be a massive understatement. To make a long and extremely depressing story somewhat shorter, suffice it to say we received record rainfall amounts across much of the state, and as a result we had record flooding.         […]

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Voluntary Madness

As I sit here in my faithful, if slightly sagging recliner tonight, I am, for the moment, without my husband. Where is he? At the bar? Working third shift? Coon hunting? Nope. He’s currently at the scene of two-car MVA.  That’s motor vehicle accident to the uninitiated. My husband is part of our local volunteer […]

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An Open Letter to Teens

Dear Teens: You don’t know shit. Oh, I know, I know.  You think you know everything. I am (not so) sorry to be the one to tell you that, in fact, as I said, you don’t know shit. Also, no one in this world owes you anything.  Did you get that? NOT. ONE. THING. If you want […]

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(not so) Happy

I have unlocked the secret to happiness. Now hold on a minute.  Don’t just roll your eyes and walk off. Come back here! I’m serious.  I know the secret to happiness. Are you ready to know the secret? Okay, wherever you are, go to a mirror. Close your eyes.  Stand in front of the mirror. […]

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Spongebob for President

I was raised by my grandmother.  Not just any grandmother, but THE grandmother.  Let me tell you, she is a believer in voting.  She thinks voting isn’t just a choice we have as Americans, but an obligation.  She especially thinks this is true of women, because we had to fight so hard to get the right to […]

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(not so) High Times

Below is the body of a recent letter I wrote to our Senator.  I wanted to post it so everyone could be aware of what is available out there for those who think they are running out of options.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on this!   I am writing to you from Fayette County. […]

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Tear Jerkers (Sorry, Mr. Sparks)

I just watched a video which listed the biggest tear-jerker movies of all time. I think movies based on Nicholas Sparks books made the list at least three times.  Maybe more.  I sort of lost interest about half way through. We just can’t get enough of the sappy, drippy, romantic tragedies, can we? What is it? Maybe […]

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If I Ruled The World

Things would be a lot different, that’s for sure.  For starters, anyone who spoke out loud before 9am would be awakened each morning by having hot coffee poured in their ear.  Here are some other things I’d like to see go into effect immediately: All carpet would be removed from earth and rocketed into outer […]

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Lap Dances: $120 Million

Let me start by saying that I firmly believe that celebrities do outrageous things for the sole purpose of gaining notoriety.  Bad press is still good publicity.  Furthermore, we are all just feeding into that by writing about it and talking about and watching the clip on YouTube. But I’m writing about it anyway. I […]

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