The Soapbox

America the Toxic

by Andrea on July 23, 2013 · 10 comments

Yesterday, I posted a tongue in cheek update about my Monday news. It was full of silly and entertaining Americana and a nice light read. But today I guess you could say I am feeling a little disgruntled. If you are a frequent reader of  THE INTERNET you have probably encountered one of these three […]


I’m listening to Coldplay as one child is downstairs watching The Emperor’s New Groove and the other is sitting next to me eating his breakfast. Jerry just left for work and I am trying to decide how this week is gonna go down. I have to admit that I am really not feeling it today. […]


Four years ago, when the candidate I voted for lost the Presidential election I was unhappy. Yet, in the midst of being on the losing side, a little bit of that Hope Obama preached about rubbed off on me. I truly wanted to give him a chance and I understood (and even appreciated) the historical […]


We voted. And now we wait.

by Andrea on November 6, 2012 · 1 comment

I always get emotional on Voting Day. It’s a huge deal that we live in this extraordinary country. I treat it like a holiday of sorts. Don’t tell but we actually listened to Christmas music during breakfast! So after I took Oscar to school, Calvin and I went to our polling place and I voted. […]

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Do you affiliate yourself with a party? Which one? Republican Do you know who you will vote for in the Presidential Election yet?/Who? Mitt Romney Why did you choose this person? You know, I could get into a lot of rhetoric here because I honestly agree with many of Romney’s talking points. But I am assuming you are tired of […]


Welcome back to Who Gets your Vote? !! Each Tuesday I will be highlighting at least one reader opinion about the upcoming election. On election day, I will answer these very same questions myself! The point of this series is to get real people to answer real questions about this election. We aren’t all the same and […]


The end is near

by Andrea on October 22, 2012 · 5 comments

I’m talkin bout politics y’all. Too dramatic? Well the truth is, we are at the end of debate season. Tonight’s Presidential debate marks the last of the 3 and will prove to be far more important than I initially thought. Depending on which poll you are reading we are anywhere from a tie, to an […]