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Has Anyone seen this Movie

And does it even come close to living up to it's trailer?

Posted by The empressof all | Thu Jul 12, 2012, 03:59 PM (4 replies)

A 13 year old discusses slut shaming

This popped up on my facebook this afternoon and I was blown away by her confidence and ability to express her thoughts in such a clear and passionate fashion.

If you haven't seen this yet it's definitely worth a few minutes of your time.

http://www.upworthy.com/lots-of-people-think-this-girl-is-too-young-to-be-talking-about-sex-so-why-is-sh?c=ufb1
Posted by The empressof all | Wed Jul 11, 2012, 06:07 PM (6 replies)

So this popped up on my facebook and I was blown away

I don't recall a time where I've been so impressed with a 13 year old expressing herself. If you haven't seen this yet it's worth watching and agree with her or not it's terrific to see a young woman with so much confidence.

http://www.upworthy.com/lots-of-people-think-this-girl-is-too-young-to-be-talking-about-sex-so-why-is-sh?c=ufb1
Posted by The empressof all | Wed Jul 11, 2012, 06:04 PM (3 replies)

"Your Uterus is Sharon"s Lemonade" Oh My..LOL!

Helen lays it out for us....Love Them!


Margaret, a few months back I joked with you about Dick Cheney having a heart transplant. If you recall I told you it should be called a heart implant because he didn’t actually have a heart to begin with. Yesterday, I was shocked to discover that Chief Justice John Roberts at some point must have undergone a heart implant as well. Who would have ever thought he would be the deciding vote on the Affordable Care Act or as I like to call it – Christianity 101, taking care of the sick and the poor.

The existence of Robert’s heart has been a mystery to me for some time now. He was the champion of the pro-life movement until he announced that Roe vs. Wade was “settled law”. Then he voted against the Arizona immigration law and I began to think I could hear a faint beat coming from his chair. Of course he also took a piece of his rib and breathed life into inanimate corporations so creating a heart from nothing is certainly possible if not probable for him. It does appear that his new heart implant might be taking hold while Dick Cheney’s is extremely unlikely. But I am not yet ready to test that theory when it comes to a woman’s right to a safe, legal abortion.

And lest you think yesterday’s ruling has nothing to do with abortion, let me remind you what that orange speaker of the house said just before Congress took the vote on this bill:

http://margaretandhelen.com/2012/06/29/youre-damn-right-obama-cares-why-doesnt-romney/
Posted by The empressof all | Fri Jun 29, 2012, 05:39 PM (1 replies)

So my ex secret boyfriend is doing a competitive cooking show

Tony is teaming up with Nigella for a new show on ABC and they are Auditioning players. Anyone up for the challenge. If I were more mobile I'd do it in a heartbeat....

http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/ABC-cooking-show-with-Anthony-Bourdain-and-Nigella-Lawson-announces-auditions/8703178
Posted by The empressof all | Thu Jun 21, 2012, 04:08 PM (2 replies)

The Republicans want into Helen's vagina....

Margaret, the Republicans are trying to get into my vagina again. I wish I knew what was up there that they find so interesting. This time it was about sex-selective abortions with a bill sponsored by Trent Franks of Arizona. In spite of the pressing issues with the economy, Speaker of the House John Boehner justified Congress spending more time worrying about a woman’s womb by saying, “This is an important issue to the American people. This type of sex selection most Americans find pretty repulsive, and our members feel strongly about it. That’s why it is being brought to the floor.” Am I wearing orange colored glasses or did Boehner just pretend to care about women?

Yes. It is repulsive. I agree. But then again so are most of the “Housewives” shows on Bravo, and Congress hasn’t passed any laws about that.

The bill never had a chance. Once again this was another Republican with an axe to grind against Planned Parenthood just wasting Congress’s time by forcing a vote to get on record who supports abortion and who doesn’t. As if we didn’t already know by looking through the gun scope crosshairs on Sarah Palin’s rifle. The Republican party caring about women? Margaret, that dog just don’t hunt.

In truth, this is a tricky one. Of course the idea of preferring a male child over a female child is archaic and sex-selective abortions should be repulsive to most Americans – if not all. But once again the Republicans missed the point entirely and created a bill that clearly was just another attempt to limit a woman’s right to decide when or if she will bring a child into the world. I wonder how these same men would vote if the law was about sexual preference-selection instead of just gender selection?


http://margaretandhelen.com/2012/06/04/am-i-wearing-orange-colored-glasses-or-did-john-boehner-just-pretend-to-care-about-women/
Posted by The empressof all | Thu Jun 7, 2012, 06:04 PM (5 replies)

Oxycontin and Coffee Cake....Margaret and Helen...

"Margaret, only in America can a white, Christian woman grow up to marry a white, Christian man and live in a lovely home and shop at a Piggly Wiggly. Maybe I should run for President. Of course I would need to go back to school and get a degree from Harvard or Yale first.

Now I thought the American public was smarter than this… Or maybe they are but the Republican base is just messing up the grading curve. Dress him however you want, but Romney is a rich son of a bitch. Period. He can talk all he wants about “Only in America…” but honest to God doesn’t anyone in the Republican Party see the irony in that? Only in America? He should say In America Only a wealthy guy in a business suit can get the Republican nomination. For Christ’s sake, the other guy is a black man raised by a single white woman. He’s a Christian mulatto who gets confused for a Kenyan Muslim. Now there’s your Only in America story. And evidently only in the Democratic Party as well.

I don’t have issues with a poor man becoming wealthy any more than I do with a wealthy man becoming President. But is that all you’ve got? Mitt’s father’s family was temporarily poor during the depression? Get in line. His Dad had a pet pony named Monty. Wow. Life was real a pile of shit for that guy. Who names their pony Monty?

Mitt Romney is George Bush all over again. Wealthy kid of a wealthy politician who has no earthly idea what it means to make the money stretch from one paycheck to another… Only in America my ass. ...

More at:

http://margaretandhelen.com/2012/05/30/in-the-republican-party-the-american-dream-is-just-an-oxycontin-hallucination/
Posted by The empressof all | Wed May 30, 2012, 10:42 PM (2 replies)

Recipes and Household Tips from Great Writers!

OMG.....I want this book...What fun.

Milk by Kafka
Cold Toast and Stale Coffee by Steinbeck

and this tempting treat...

Then there’s the kitchen, with its delectable tapas bar of literary treats. Start with tarragon eggs à la Jane Austen:

40g butter
4 eggs
Ground pepper
Pinch of salt
2 teaspoons tarragon (fresh or dried)

[…]



The possibility that her eggs might find themselves cooked with the aristocratic herb sent Mrs. B— into such a state of excitement that Lady Cumberland would have risen to leave were it not for the promise of luncheon. Instead she instructed her host to produce the dish without delay: ‘I suggest you begin.’

[…]


http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/05/16/household-tips-of-the-great-writers/
Posted by The empressof all | Wed May 16, 2012, 07:07 PM (4 replies)

In this case, Margaret Speaks for me....

Margaret, I just called my friend Patricia to apologize for dipping her hair into that inkwell back in grade school. I feel bad that I did it and I feel even worse that she no longer remembers who I am or that she one time had hair long enough to put in pig tails. We’re getting old, Margaret. And you know what else is getting old? The parade of schmucks who keep running for political office.

The population of the United States is now over 300 million people. That means that every four years, one person out of 300 million gets the honor of being President of the greatest country on the planet. With those odds, you would think the Republican Party could have found someone who wasn’t a dry drunk like George W. Bush… or the bully in high school like Mitt Romney. I know. I know. We all did dumb things when we were young. Youth. I miss it like I miss my waistline. Shit happens… or in this case Mitt happened. “Back in high school, I did some dumb things,” Romney said. “And if anyone was hurt by that or offended, obviously I apologize for that.” Me too. I really do feel bad about dipping Patricia’s hair into that ink well.

Mitt went on to say, “There’s going to be some that want to talk about high school. Well, if you really think that’s important, be my guest.”

Thank you Mr. Romney, I think I will. I think I will talk about this because unfortunately we don’t seem to have solved the problem yet. Bullying is alive and well today and it is just as inexcusable today as it was 48 years ago. You can send your wife out to the media to laugh about your “wild and crazy” high school years but I wonder how the two of you would have reacted if one of your sons had done this same thing. Wild and crazy? Yes, actually. It was. And it’s even more wild and crazy today that anyone would want to honor you with the highest office in the land. Mitt was the son of a Governor… born into a privileged life. You can’t tell me he didn’t know any better."...


http://margaretandhelen.com/2012/05/11/mitt-happens/
Posted by The empressof all | Fri May 11, 2012, 10:25 PM (1 replies)

Just found a great site for getting stats on your recipes

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http://www.sweeterspoon.com/

I'm loving it!
Posted by The empressof all | Tue Apr 17, 2012, 11:16 PM (3 replies)
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