Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd "All That is Bitter and Sweet...

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.

Free education

dump the debt

dump the debt (Photo credit: Friends of the Earth International)

Thomas Jefferson advocated a free education for all free men through college. In recent years, college has gotten so expensive that some can no longer afford it, while others go so deeply into debt that paying off the debt is a real struggle. The tragedy of college debt is that it forces some to delay starting an independent adult life. As Barack stated yesterday, he was 42 years old before he and Michelle were able to pay off their college debts. Of course, they both had expensive post-graduate educations at Harvard, but they also were employed at what most of us would consider good paying jobs. And then if you a prudent person and you insure yourself against some of life’s hazards, save for your children’s educations and save for retirement, how much money will the average person have left to live on while covering daily and monthly expenses? Not much I fear even in a robust economy, and this economy is far from robust, outside of luxury goods suppliers to the 1%.

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