Archive for September 7, 2011


Pawlenty: Campaign turning into reality TV (CNN) – Tim Pawlenty took on a self deprecating tone Tuesday night while he mocked his failed Republican presidential bid. The former two-term Minnesota governor was the first candidate to drop out of the 2012 race for the White House after a disappointing finish in the high stakes Ames Straw Poll in August. During an appearance on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," Pawlenty attributed the decision to money, and a little humiliation. "I was o … Read More

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This Saturday, a most sacred day, I dressed in head-to-toe red, applied a temporary face tattoo, put a jersey on my eight-month-old and strapped her into a carrying harness for seven hours of college football tailgating. She's a trooper. But more on that later, this is about a unique tailgating tradition: Alpha Mama and Uncle Ron have a debate. Uncle Ron is one of my dad's best friends. He lives a few doors down and tailgates with us every Saturd … Read More

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This Sunday, I noted my last day this year to wear my favorite white/seersucker picnic skirt,* I carried my surprisingly-bright-eyed baby to church (she was a trooper yesterday), where the readings were surprisingly political.** Romans 13:8-10 The only thing you should owe to anyone is love for one another, for to love the other person is to fulfill the law. All these: You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You sh … Read More

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