Ashley Judd “All That is Bitter and Sweet” 2011 (Photo credit: dcnerd)
All That Is Bitter & Sweet, A Memoir by Ashley Judd with Maryanne Vollers. Ashley Judd describes herself as “a Sicilian-hillbilly rabble-rousing actor-activist.” Ashley was an abused and neglected child while her mother, Naomi Judd, and half-sister, Wynonna Judd, spent their time rehearsing to become stars of country music. Ashley entered treatment in a clinic in Buffalo Gap, Texas, and since that time has divided her time between the movies and travelling the third world as an AIDS activist and spokesperson against the sex trade in poor women and children.
In May, 2010, Ashley graduated from the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. Her course of study was in the Women and Public Policy Program in which she achieved almost straight A grades. She is expected to declare her candidacy for Mitch McConnell‘s Senate seat in May, 2013. McConnell is an experienced politician and a wily campaigner. It will be a tough fight, but I believe that Ashley Judd can and will be the winner in November, 2014. McConnell is already running scared with TV ads against Judd although she has not yet entered the race. The US Senate will be a better place with Ashley Judd as a member. Good luck, Ashley.
Ronald Reagan wearing cowboy hat at Rancho del Cielo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sometimes amid all the political blather, you may witness a moment of truth and courage on live TV that you know will be repeated and discussed ad infinitum. A true moment in history and it is a thrill to see/hear it as it happens.
speaking in Phoenix, Arizona on February 26, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Mitt says that Barack was born in the US. So why all the birthers scheduled to speak at the Republican National Convention? Among the prominent birthers present will be Donald Trump and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Are the Republicans really ready to write off all the people who The Donald has fired and/or offended and the latino voters offended by Sheriff Joe’s heavy-handed enforcement of the law in Arizona? The GOP has lost the black vote 94% to 0% in recent polling and they are behind by double digits among latino voters. Can they really afford to lose more latino voters at the same time they are losing more of the female vote? Women are more than 50% of the voters. I suppose the GOP have more plans to further disenfranchise voters. It is the only rational explanation that I can think of.