I saw The Help on Friday with “Rolling” over at MomsRising. I loved it and will review soon. But I learned that she has a blog of her own. (How did I miss that?) You can drop a comment to her at WordyDoodles. Her name is Anita.
Thank you to the Coffee Party for addressing the oft-repeated ignorant comment, “only half the U.S. population pays taxes,” which was most recently espoused by Pastor Rick Warren. News flash for the “Pastor”: even if half the population doesn’t pay federal income taxes, they are paying payroll taxes, sales taxes, and other taxes that disproportionately hit the poor and working class. It’s a sad statement of our country that half the population doesn’t even earn enough to pay federal income taxes. It’s even sadder when people like “Pastor” Warren, who is supposedly on their side, attacks them for it.
This doesn’t surprise me: Apple is now the largest manufacturer of cell phones while Google’s Android is the largest smartphone operating system, according to MSNBC.com. With limited childcare and time this summer, I have found myself checking my e-mail on my iPhone a lot.
Prudie at the Dear Prudence column advised an expectant mother not to name her baby girl “Lolita.” What do you think?
I had no idea that Padre Alberto — now Father Albert on FOX — has his own show. For Latinos, Padre Alberto was the Catholic priest who became an Episcopalian to marry the woman that he loves. Someone that we know, Laurie Puhn over at the Expecting Words blog, is going to be on his show today! It airs at different times so check out Laurie’s post for showtimes.
For those of you going to BlogHer this weekend, my panel takes place on Saturday at 3 p.m. in room 6A. Thanks!
What else is in the news? What’s up with you?