Dear California: Thank You.

[RELATED POST: Dear Georgia: Thank You]

Dear California,

Thank you for your interest in the great state of Georgia. I’m writing to let you know your attempts to undermine our special congressional election for the vacated sixth district seat fell woefully short. In other words, you failed to #FlipTheSixth.

Bless your hearts. A defeat like that must sting like the dickens, but this should bouy your spirits: in the race for most money raised, John Ossoff blew Congresswoman-elect Karen  Handel out of the water thanks to y’all. [RELATED: John Ossoff Reported Three Times as Many Donations from SF Bay Area than Georgia in Two Months] Evidently the number of donations you Golden Staters made to your golden boy’s campaign dwarfed the financial support he received from actual Georgians. Unfortunately, political contributor or not, one must actually live (cough…Ossoff…cough) in Georgia’s sixth district to vote in it. read more

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Podium

A funny thing happened as Vice President Mike Pence approached the podium to give his commencement address at the University of Notre Dame last weekend. Several dozen students quietly filed out of their own graduation exercises because…resist y’all! Plenty of folks are trumpeting the praises of these young people for their courage (insert sarcasm). Not me. It’s probably no secret how irritating I find a bunch of twenty-something-year-olds who believe they have nothing to gain from the wisdom of a person who is experienced and accomplished enough to be the vice president of the greatest and most powerful nation on the planet, but I won’t condemn them for being arrogant and disrespectful. You can’t talk the entitled out of being stupid offended. It’s futile. read more

Happy Baseball Mothers’ Day

This post is dedicated to all the baseball moms with whom I’ve shared Mothers’ Day throughout the years.

Today is Mothers’ Day and just like every Mothers’ Day for the last 22 years, I will be spending it at the baseball field. For me, a certain relief pitcher getting his predecessor out of a one-out-bases-loaded jam by way of a 6-4-3 double play coupled with a W for the Yellow Jackets would be the BEST MOTHERS DAY PRESENT EVER.  Anxious anticipation, sweaty palms, heart palpitations…these are the primal responses I have become accustomed to managing as I helplessly watch from the sidelines. I am no ordinary baseball spectator. I am a baseball mom…Happy Baseball Mothers Day to me. read more

National Hug a Newsperson Day

April 4 is not just another ordinary day… it’s National Hug A Newsperson Day! Seriously. It is. And in case you think this is just another fake news story, think again. I researched it and hereby confirm National Hug a Newsperson Day is, indeed, 100% legit. Oddly enough, according to the official website, the best way to observe the occasion is to hug your newsperson, but no worries if you aren’t able to do it in person. You can send virtual hugs to all your faves by posting the official hashtag to social media. read more