Voting as a no-party liberal

Today is primary election day in Oregon.

I’m a political person to a point.

The first election I was able to vote in was when Bill Clinton ran for President in 1992. I was proud that Arizona went blue in 1996 for Bill’s second run.

At some point I changed my party from Democrat to no party.

I decided to become no party as a journalist. And I’ve kept it that way ever since.

In Oregon I can’t vote in the primary this time around. (That could change soon.) And I decided not to change my political party for the primary. That was my decision alone. And anyone who did change their party to vote, good for you. I decided that wasn’t best for me.

Even within the Democratic party I am tired and annoyed of all the bashing on both sides.

And I won’t even go into how I feel about that Republican nominee. Except to say being childish, mean-spirited racist, a xenophobe, a misogynist, lacking any sort of political experience … does not make a U.S. President … even a really bad one.

I am a woman. I am Mexican-American. I live in Oregon. I am an Arizona (and … Continue reading

Research, fact check, be informed … and vote

I am a non-party Liberal. When I first registered to vote at 18 in Tucson, Ariz. I registered Democrat.

Once I become a journalist I changed my party affiliation. I decided to stay non-party once I left the journalism world. I identify more as a Liberal than as a Democrat. I vote Democratic because really in America there is only a two party system. And the Democratic beliefs are the closest to my mine.

As a Liberal some of the things I believe in are gay rights; women’s rights, affordable (or free) healthcare for all, immigration programs, paying taxes, helping others in need, Separation of Church and State, religious rights and I am pro-choice.

Today marks one month from the General Election. So I thought it would be a good day to post this. (I actually put the thoughts down on paper for this post months ago. I carry a notebook around for Go Fit Girl! ideas and posts. And it is filled with lots of good stuff.)

During the last California election I was chatting with two other co-workers (one in her 20s, the other in her 30s). We are all either Democrats or Liberals. And NONE of us … Continue reading

Get a tight, fit butt with toner shoes

Last year (yes, it has been many, many months) I asked my readers what they wanted to know or any questions they had for me. I am slowly researching and getting through the questions. And if you asked me a question, I haven’t forgotten and I will get to it.

Penny wanted to know “if those funky tennis shoes–the ones that are kind of curved on the bottom, so that your heel goes really far down as you walk–really work or not?”

I am willing to try out a pair of “toner” shoes to see if they really work or not. But they are spendy and not something I would normally want to buy on my own.

So, my dear readers, I have done a little research and have come up with four possible shoes to try out. But I need some help to buy the shoes.

Here is what I propose: Read the minor descriptions of the shoes I have picked out. For every dollar you donate to me you get a vote on a shoe. For example, you donate 5 bucks you get five votes and you can use those votes all on one shoe or more than … Continue reading