Finally, perhaps, I've found a place to air my thoughts, opinions, questions.....somewhere besides my husband's ear.....and to expand my consciousness on all things political. I am a 52 yr old white female and find that the older I get, the less I worry about making everyone happy. Can't be done. I definitely have a filter between my brain and my mouth, but I am more apt to speak my mind than I was 10 years ago. I am a registered Republican and was raised by staunch Republican parents. However, I rarely vote straight ticket - I vote, instead, by my beliefs on the issues at hand. I am disenchanted with the current administration/government. Sometimes I think we ought to throw them all out and start from scratch, and only let REAL people back into Washington. No lawyers, no career politicians, no former lobbyists. Just real, everyday people who live the issues, deal with the real world on a daily basis, and who don't have an underlying agenda. People who truly want this country to be better, work better; people who truly want to solve the problems that are pulling us down; people who are less interested in their own popularity and fame and more interested in listening to those who voted them into office. This could be fun.............!