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Oct 11, 2013
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Shame Shame

Shame Shame

Shame on the government for acting less mature than my children. The folks in Washington are doing the equivalent of “I’m taking my ball and going home,” and rather than some neighborhood kids having to look for a different way to amuse themselves, 800,000 people are out of work.

Visiting Center City for a meeting, I was struck by how quiet it was at 5th and Market. The line of buses full of school children learning about their forefathers was missing, the gaggle of tourist who take pictures in front of the Liberty Bell were much smaller, the clop of the horse-drawn carriages along the cobblestone street was absent. A man dressed in a poor imitation of a colonist delighted some visitors, but he wasn’t as passionate or animated as other actors I have had the pleasure of learning from. Even the guards seemed bored, calling to each other about lunch at 9am rather than leading visitors into the national treasures.

These protestors were out:

Shame on you if you are like these folks from Jimmy Kimmel:

My friend who posted this said it correctly: This is sad, absurd, funny, not funny…so many things.

In Pennsylvania, the deadline to register to vote is 30 days prior to each election. Applications received after that date will be processed for the next primary, special, municipal or general election. This past Monday, Oct. 7, was the last day you could register to vote on Nov. 5th.

If you stay home on Election Day, you are just as bad as the politicians in Washington who aren’t doing the job we elected them for. I implore you, make sure you exercise your right to put people in office who will do the job we have elected them to do.

Raya Fagg is a mom of two from Upper Darby, PA. This post is adapted from her blog, And Starring As Herself…MRSRFKJ.

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Outstanding Delaware Valley mom and dad bloggers share insights about their kids or themselves, family experiences or ways they handled parenting situations. Their items — often reposted from their blogs — reflect everyday experiences that anyone can relate to rather than political viewpoints or belief systems.

MomSpeak Contributors

Trish Adkins, Yoke
Jennifer Auer, Jersey Family Fun
Chris Bernholdt, DadNCharge
Stacy Heenan Biscardi, Wifty & Shifty
Hillary Chybinski, My Scraps
EJ Curran, Four Little Monsters
Darla DeMorrow, The Pregnant Entrepreneur
Rachée Fagg, Say It Rah-Shay
Raya Fagg, And Starring As Herself…MRSRFKJ
Erin Flynn Jay, Mastering the Mommy Track
Marion Kase, Helicopter-Caterpillar
Jean Ladden, Jean's Book Reviews
Brie Latini, ( . . . a breezy life)
Toni Langdon, Tickles and Time Outs
Lisa Lightner, A Day in Our Shoes
Jeanine Ludwikowski, Mommy Entourage
Jeanne McCullough, Mom Hearts Pinot
Trina O'Boyle, O’Boy! Organic
Kelly Raudenbush, My Overthinking
Lindsey Schuster, Sisters to Sons
Sandra Telep, West Philly Mama
Marissa Kiepert Truong, Land of Once Upon a Time
Lisa Weinstein, The Mixed Up Brains of Lisa Weinstein
Shivaun Williams, Dar Liomsa (In My Opinion)
Paige Wolf, Spit That Out!

If you are a Philadelphia-area parenting blogger and would like to contribute to MomSpeak, please e-mail editor@metrokids.com.

 

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