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The stories behind some of the tweets I posted this past week:

http://twitter.com/#!/writefromkaren/status/107141555562872832

http://twitter.com/#!/writefromkaren/status/107558489378918400

Crazy, right? Watch how ugly the protesters are.

Talk about setting a good example for our children.


http://twitter.com/#!/writefromkaren/status/107882761108455424

Raised in a $1.5 million Barrington Hills, Ill., home by their attorney father, two grown children have spent the last two years pursuing a unique lawsuit against their mom for “bad mothering” that alleges damages caused when she failed to buy toys for one and sent another a birthday card he didn’t like.

Proof positive that people will sue over EVERYTHING. You can’t control how crazy people are, but it frustrates me that there are lawyers out there that take on these crap suits. I mean … come ON. Didn’t buy them the TOYS they wanted?!?

Give me a break.


http://twitter.com/#!/writefromkaren/status/108906923784540161

That’s right – it looks like we might have a thief trolling our neighborhood. Kevin said he had read about people trolling neighborhoods and stealing packages. I don’t know, with certainty, if this is what happened, I filed a claim with FedEx that I never received the package (the tracking shows they dropped the package off on our front porch, but I never received it), so it’s possible they delivered it to the wrong house.

Or. Someone stole it.

I mean, it’s really not that big of a deal – they were only pillows, I’m just grateful it wasn’t something more expensive or more important, but still, it was $30 bucks.

I’m not taking any more chances. Any future packages will be delivered to the office from now on.


http://twitter.com/#!/writefromkaren/status/108930992256991233

Hot topic on Twitter today. It’s a long-sleeved tee that says, “I’m too pretty to do homework so my brother has to do it for me.”

Yeah. Not exactly the message we want to teach our girls. At any rate, there was so much hoopla over it that JCPenney removed the listing.

Even though I’m annoyed with the buyer who approved this line of clothing, I can’t really fault them – they were only doing their job. They bought something that they thought people would buy. The fault really lies with the parents who BUY this crap thereby making a demand for it.

Parents: Stop buying sexist stuff like this and manufacturers will stop making sexist stuff like this.

*POOF* Problem solved.


http://twitter.com/#!/writefromkaren/status/108932919271227392

Our PTA clothing bank is open for business. Parents are instructed to pick up vouchers from their school offices and take those vouchers down to the Clothing Bank and pick out clothes for their children. They pass out vouchers to ensure that people walking in off the street can’t use the facility – it’s designed to help parents in the community who need the extra help.

I tweeted this because there was a huge discussion on the school district’s Facebook page last winter about how buses shouldn’t run on bitterly cold days and think of the poor kids who have to stand outside and wait for them.

Yes. I feel sorry for the kids who have to ride the bus in the dead of winter. BUT, winter comes every year and winter is generally pretty cold (duh), so parents, if your children have to wait for the bus, then PREPARE them by making sure they have coats, boots, gloves, etc. And if these parents can’t afford this winter wear on their own, then there are places like the Clothing Bank that can help.

There are NO EXCUSES not to prepare our children for something as predictable as winter. I get so annoyed with parents who act all indignant about these sorts of things when they can CLEARLY do something about it – MONTHS ahead of time, even.


http://twitter.com/#!/writefromkaren/status/108963191882657792


Apparently, this university spent a lot of time on this report that pretty much spells out how much the stimulus DID NOT WORK – in fact, it had the opposite effect.

And our man-child president wants to introduce ANOTHER stimulus package?

What an unbelievably stupid man.


http://twitter.com/#!/writefromkaren/status/108963544824954882

There are no words for this one – it’s just horrifying that someone would take their own life like this.


http://twitter.com/#!/writefromkaren/status/108964686531264512

Kevin watched this video a lot today:

And then Dude said, “Isn’t it weird how much cat stuff is on the Internet?”

And I said, “Isn’t it weird how PASSIONATE cat people get whenever someone dares to criticize cats on the Internet?”

Come on, you know it’s true.


http://twitter.com/#!/writefromkaren/status/108965326389133314

‘Bout damn time someone made these punks pull their pants up.


http://twitter.com/#!/writefromkaren/status/108968129337630720

Newsalert has posted a chart from a Wall Street Journal blog titled “Recession and the Rich.” The chart, based on 2009 IRS figures, shows that the number of taxpayers reporting annual income over $1 million fell 39 percent between 2007 and 2009; the number of super-wealthy individuals making over $10 million annually plunged 55 percent.

The carnage wasn’t confined to millionaires. The number of taxpayers earning over $200,000 per year also decreased by 612,000 – or 13 percent.

Soooo, question – if making the rich pay more is the Democrats’ big plan to bring our economy back under control, what happens when there aren’t any rich people anymore?

Then what?

What’s the big plan then?

I’m just asking.

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Karen

Hi! My day job is a CMA in neurosurgery.. I'm a mom to two twenty-something sons. I've been married to the same man for 26 years. I have a lot to say about nothing. Lucky you.