Archive | October, 2009

PunditMom Photo Saturday — Even in a Recession, We Can Be Polite

October 31, 2009

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Mr. PunditMom and I did eat at this establishment on a quick 24 hour getaway to Virginia.  And the sandwiches were DEE-licious!…

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Does Michelle Obama as Glamour Cover Girl Say ‘Strong Role Model’ or ‘Shy Schoolgirl?’

October 30, 2009

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I understand why Glamour magazine would want First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover of its upcoming issue.   Anything with Michelle associated with it is bound to increase sales and if the women who buy Glamour magazine can get a …

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Dear Citibank, Get Your Greedy Hands Out of My Pockets!

October 28, 2009

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Last week, I received a notice about my Citibank Mastercard.  It seems that something around 13 percent wasn’t enough interest to charge me for any balances I carried on the card.  I wasn’t worried because I don’t carry a balance.  …

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PunditMom Monday Reading

October 26, 2009

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For your morning reading pleasure! This 0p-ed by former Wall Street Journal deputy managing editor Joanne Lipman. She has some interesting thoughts on the Shriver Report and it’s relationshipto 9/11. And while I won’t be reading Going Rogue, I …

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Do You Blog for “the Man?”

October 24, 2009

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Earlier this year, I had the pleasure to be on a panel at the Women, Action & the Media conference with my good friend Veronica Arreola from Viva la Feminista and Diane Farsetta from the Center for Media and Democracy

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Michelle Obama on Health Care Reform

October 23, 2009

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Last weekend, PunditGirl and I visited my younger stepdaughter out of town.  As we were hanging out at her apartment on Sunday morning, she pulled out a few bills to pay.  One of them was her health insurance bill. My …

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One More Thing to Add to my “Don’t Get Me This for Christmas” List

October 22, 2009

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Although, it could be fun if to put her with these other bobbleheads.  I’m pretty sure Teddy Roosevelt and John Adams could take her on!…

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Maria Shriver Says It’s a Woman’s Nation. Do You?

October 20, 2009

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California First Lady Maria Shriver says we’re now living in a Woman’s Nation — women make up half the work force, the majority of mothers are the main breadwinners or co-breadwinners of their families and women are in charge of …

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PunditMom One Year Ago — Would the Economy be Different if They Had Listened to “The Girl?”

October 19, 2009

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As I ponder stories about Elizabeth Warren, the head of the TARP Congressional Oversight Panel, as well as the almost simultaneous creation and tearing down of the new Consumer Financial Protection Agency, I was reminded of this post I …

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PunditMom Photo Saturday — Trying the Nikon L100

October 17, 2009

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While my Nikon D60 is in the shop getting evaluated from some problems I’ve been having with it, it’s nice to have a loaner camera! I’m trying out the Nikon L100, which is sort of a hybrid — a cross …

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Holding Up More Than Half the Sky

October 16, 2009

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One of my favorite Chinese proverbs says, “Women hold up half the sky.”  Some days I feel like it’s more than half, but the point of the proverb is that women are equal partners with men in navigating through life.  …

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Aging Backwards

October 15, 2009

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It’s my birthday, and I’ll be in denial if I want to. Shall we say 49 then?…

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