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Aug
29
2008

Spurred on by comments on my previous post from The Hip Mom’s Guide and Mommy to a Tatertot, today I really want to delve into the topic of abortion.

Oh, I’m so not that brave.

I’ll never be THAT brave.

I seriously want to thank all of you who did not lash out at me after my political post this week. Yes, a few of you were uncharacteristically silent but I respect that completely. And I appreciate all the amazing, insightful, supportive comments. Even those of you who see a different future for this country.

For those of you who wondered, Barack Obama did not actually leave a comment on my post. Just a man who looks very much like him.

So now that I’m on a political roll – or more accurately a political obsession with the presidential race – how about McCain’s choice for Vice President?

As a woman, I’m extremely proud.

As a political junkie, I love an unexpected, interesting choice that brings frenzied excitement to a close presidential race.

As a now-professed Obama supporter, I’m not sure whether this move helps or hurts the Democrats’ campaign. It will be fascinating to watch.  I told you. I’m obsessed.

As a native Alaskan, I am – oh wait, that’s not me.

My husband thinks Governor Sarah Palin is a hottie.  But he wants to see her minus the bobby pins, with her hair down and her glasses off. I do think the 44 year-old could look A LOT hipper and more stylish.

Of course, probably also the case for 65 year-old Senator Joe Biden.

Still, I just want to be on record as saying, a cute cut, sassy blow-out and chic outfit never hurt anyone. Yeah Biden, I’m talking to you too.

By the way, after my apparently misguided assertion that “there is more to life than Starbucks,” a Starbucks representative invited me to a Better Breakfast Hour in New York City – “an opportunity to chat with other bloggers about breakfast trends and the importance of starting off your morning with a healthy routine.”

Wouldn’t kicking my caffeine addiction be a really super healthy way to start off my morning?

The Starbucks rep sweetened the offer by promising free Wi-Fi service on the day of the event. Ok. Pardon my lack of enthusiasm, but I thought Starbucks had finally started offering free Wi-Fi in all its coffee shops.

I’m not a PR whiz, but how about a free $15 coffee card?  Now that’s change I can believe in.

I think I may have just gotten uninvited.

mama bird notes:

Contributor Karen Palmer Bland is trying to figure out how to keep her kids grounded in this age of so much stuff. So throw on a pair of designer jeans, grab an overpriced coffee and click on contributing mamas to read more.

Now I have one more reason to adore Mommy Poppins. She has been working with Seneca Houses, an organization that provides temporary housing for homeless families in NYC. There are 100 children living in their apartments who desperately need school supplies for this coming year.

She has created an Amazon Wish List where you can order and ship the supplies directly to Seneca Houses. Or visit Mommy Poppins for more info. She and I are so grateful for your help!


28 Responses to correction: there’s not more to life than starbucks

  • calikim says:

    HA HA HA!!! Sometimes, I really feel like we are sharing a brain!! About 2 hours ago, I was on “Aunt Marcia’s” Deck with glass of wine in hand discussing this exact same topic. I feel like you are quoting me. Is this going to help…or hurt?? If she would just take down that hair and whip off the glasses, she would be a….eh hem…..older super model (kind of like SF Mayor Gavin Newsom’s ex wife who was Victoria’s secret model/attorney turned court TV reporter. Sassy!!!

    Sometimes, you really do scare me. ; )

  • Tully's Mama says:

    I still am the celeb-junkie but now have increased my addiction to included this Presidential race. It did get even more exciting with this morning’s announcement. I just wish she’d do something with her other family of 5 living in the squirrel’s nest at the back of her head. I welcome more political posts, Kelcey. It’s not often we get to talk with someone that actually knows a thing or two about the White House besides the basic tourist-y DC visit with your 8th grade class to Penn Ave. “we’re walking, we’re walking”. You can thank Bonnie Hunt for that one.

  • Jennifer H says:

    I wonder if she’s trying to balance out her good looks with the glasses–trying to come off looking like the smart librarian. It’s unnecessary, of course, since I doubt we’re that easily swayed by a pair of specs.

    It’s a strategic move McCain has made, and we’ll see how it plays out, I suppose. If he thinks, though, that putting a woman on his ticket get the votes from women who wanted to vote for Hillary Clinton, I think he should be prepared to be disappointed (in my oh so humble opinion). The issues will matter, their voting records will matter.

    Okay, so maybe her hair will matter just a little.

  • kristen says:

    dude, i’m going to be 44 in a few weeks, that’s what shocks me the most. especially because i’m SO un presidential and/or VP-ish.

    someone said there needs to be a t-shirt that says VPILF/MILF and i vomited in my mouth a little.

  • Cathy says:

    Wow–Palin is begging for a makeover. I’d be begging for a makeover if I wore my hair like to my VP nomination announcement.

    This woman is so inexperienced, it infuriates me that McCain picked her. She has only be governor for 2 years!! I guess being a hockey mom is all it takes to be second in command of the U.S. anymore. Better stop now.

  • MN Mama says:

    I would love to hear what Starbucks has to say about caffeine addictions…. I kicked the habit this summer. Yippee!

  • Becky says:

    As for McCain’s VP pick (You KNEW I had to comment..) don’t let her good looks and her being a mother of 5 fool you. She is as conservative as they come. NRA, hates the Gays, pro life, you name it. I think this is WONDERFUL for the Obama campaign because 1) no hillary supporter will swing that far left, even if she IS a woman and 2) the old conservatives down south, well they ain’t going to have no woman be VP on their watch.

    It’s a great thing for us. Er, I mean Obama and Biden. Sometimes I don’t know the difference especially these days.

  • lilith says:

    I recently “discovered” your website and so far i love it. I completely agree with you about the Starbucks “offer”. Free Wi-Fi service with such coffee prices should be standard. Yeah, well, maybe some day, but thankfully other coffee shops are far more customer-friendly.
    A a non US-citizen I’m not so into the election this november (is it november?), but still interested and one thing caught my eye in this post and the comments section: why oh why is it that every time a woman steps into the national politics arena her looks are the first thing people jump on to comment? Yes , i realize you made a comment about Joe Biden’s looks too, but still. Shouldn’t we women live and let live when it comes to other peoples looks? Please don’t get me wrong, i love fashion as much as the next person, but her hair, her coat and skirt, her spectacles, who cares? The things that Becky mentioned in her post should be the ones coming first to mind.
    Hope iI didn’t come off as too harsh, but english isn’t even my second language (yes, i have to show off here a little bit;-)).
    Keep the good work up.

  • Karen Bland says:

    Hi – it is always fun to see a wildcard in the political race. Nutty. Wow I vote for the other team, you gotta hand it to a woman with 5 kids who seems to find time to get to Dayton for the announcement. I can’t even get to the gym and I only have 3. Sort of makes the rest of moms seem a bit lame:)

  • Daphne says:

    Don’t forget that little hottie was a beauty show contestant. My guess is she knows exactly how to work her looks…and just thinks the sexy librarian look helps McCain.

  • Rhea says:

    Ok, the Starbucks rep could definitely have offered you a better deal. A free drink even. SHEESH! I love Starbucks, but come on!

    I think Governor Palin is very pretty but probably tones it down a little so she’ll be taken seriously. I hear she has FIVE kids? I’m impressed.

    The race this year is definitely exciting and makes things more interesting.

  • Jacquie says:

    Thanks for clearing up that it was not really Barack himself who posted. I think Sarah Palin is a wolf in sheeps clothing. Seeing a younger woman on the ticket will trick people into thinking the Republicans are a younger, hipper, more open minded party than they really are. She’s incredibly right wing, anti-choice, pro-guns, etc. I think it was a wise choice on their part. The positive, if your for Obama/Biden is that they can slam her for lack of past experience. eeks. This is making me think I should volunteer for the Obama campaign in TX!!

  • Jennifer says:

    I have lots to say about McCain’s VP choice and what it says about what he and his advisors think about The Womens and our vote, but…I’ll save rants for my own blog. Wouldn’t want to annoy any of your readers. Plus, I probably wouldn’t be funny about it, anyway. (And I didn’t comment to your politics post below, but it wasn’t because I was choosing to be silent. It was because I’ve been glued to the convention and simmering in my own 130 degrees of hope. WHEEE!)

    Could my comment get any longer? Why yes, it could.

    SP needs to lose the glasses and get a better haircut. But just so no one accuses me of being partisan (no, not me!) I will also say that Michelle Obama needs to not wear sailor cut dresses (sailor cut? that’s what it’s called, right? navy cut? boat cut? something-to-do-with-water-cut?). She’d be better off with a crisp v-line, I’m thinking…

    And *now* my comment couldn’t get any longer…

  • francine Kasen says:

    McCain;s CHOICE IS INSULTING TO WOMEN , implying that supporters of Hillary were voting for her genitalia rather than her ideas and positions. I have always been an Obama fan, but had he lost, Hillary would have been my choice, and NOT because of her vagina. These Republicans will NEVER get it right,but will often win, because they know that the American public is distracted sheep who will forget about a misguided war, a corrupt insurance industry, oil company greed, environmental disasters, and genocide As long as there are 2 men or 2 women somewhere who want to get married. OOOOOooooo now the world is in REAL TROUBLE ! Peoople in LOVE ! Now That’s Dangerous Stuff!!!! At the rnd of the day, we will get the government we deserve. VOTE!

  • Georgie says:

    I am a lil embarressed to say this I had my first “starbucks” this past june in the las vegas airport-my sis the faloozie turned me on to mocha frapps-she is evil and I now have a serious addiction

  • Melisa says:

    Wow, what great comments. I wish I could be as eloquent as some…but I have to say #’s 12, 17-19 are all on point!

    You mean the rep invited you to a breakfast and didn’t offer at least a free drink??? Boo, Starbucks, boo!

  • PAPA says:

    I agree with your husband about Palin as a hottie. Though my friend thinks that one blonde Judge from The Apprentice is hot and I’m like No…. but the asssistant who lets them into the drawing board sure is.
    And how funny about the coffee post, i literally just made a fresh pot of coffee and yours was the first blog I read this morning!

  • Raz says:

    There’s nothing that can be a good Wi-Fi’n’caffeine session, right? Hmm.
    Anyway, again from a British perspective, where everything seems a little less conservative, an anti-choice, pro-guns, anti-gay woman doesn’t seem such a step in the right direction. I have to say though, good tactics, Hillary supporters-wise. You’re right, though, I can’t help but be proud for the sista. Which makes me a bit nervous of myself.

  • Oh, yeah, I’ve been waiting for the abortion post! You are right on the edge these days, mama. Thanks for the link–and I cannot believe they didn’t think of a $15 coffee card. Come on, people, a little PR goes a loooong way. I’m easy; I’ll take one.


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