Musings of a Toddler-Nursing Mother: The Society, Opinions, and Politics of Breastfeeding and How it Affects Moms

By: Leane Pupo

I have three children and decided breastfeeding was the best choice for my family. I know that there are many reasons women will choose not to breastfeed, or how long they will. I do highly recommend giving it a try and I know that science has backed up the benefits of gymnurstics_designbreastfeeding time and time again. After all, it is the natural choice.

What I am more interested now is how different my 3 breastfeeding experiences have been. My oldest son was born in 2006 and I remember reading to breastfeed until your child is at least 6 months. At the 6 months mark, I stopped. He never complained. It was as if “out of sight, out of mind.” Continue reading

The Ghost of George W. Bush

By Alberto Pupo

Jeb Bush, has still not declared his candidacy however the sins of his brother may become a liability for his political run. Recently the Ghost of Bush past is haunting Jeb in two embarrassing events that will hurt. In one Jeb Bush in a misguided attempt to show brotherly affection openly states that like his bother he would have also thrown our Nation into a useless and expensive war. Shortly after making such a bold declarative statement tumblr_njt6wgbJHu1rhkttmo1_500he realizes that he made a mistake and tries to play it off with the ever popular “I misheard”. Jeb Bush knows that he has made a major misstep as the whole point of his campaign is to be the “other Bush” a compassionate moderate with no Neocon ambition, but this misstep would not be the end of his recent brushes with public embarrass

 

Jeb Bush knows that gaining the support of younger voters is important, however in an America were younger voters are ultimately more politically progressive, she confronts good ol Jeb and states that his brother George w. Bush created ISIS. While this may seem like the words of an uninformed youngster who does not understand the political nuances and complex foreign policy, however the misinformed youngster was not far form the truth. ISIS, is essentially an Continue reading

David & Gillian Kiss on Stage; Mulder & Scully Return; What You Must Know Before the X-Files Reboot!

By: Leane Pupo 

X-Files Actors Dating or Publicity for Reboot?

X-Files Actors Dating or Publicity for Reboot?

I can’t take it anymore. I am an extreme X-Files fan. The show is brilliant and the actors are amazing. There is no greater pair than Mulder and Scully. However, the serious internet explosion, comments, and questions have lead me to write this.

First of all, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are not Mulder and Scully. Everyone that is trolling them and wanting them to hook up should understand this. Do I feel they have a very interesting bond? Yeah. Has it matured over the years? Sure. Do I think they may hook up? Why not. The point is, they are not fictional characters but real people. What they do on their own time is very different than what is written for them. Just like their personalities. Sorry if I burst some bubbles. The rumors that they “hate” each other in “real-life” are also false. They have an email relationship and see each other during events a couple times a year. Both these statement came from the actors!

With the newest chapter on the horizon, The X-Files Reboot due to air January 24th, 2016, there has already been much hype. Add the fact that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson kissed (twice) during an encore at his show in the Cutting Room (NYC) on Tuesday (5-12-2015), a gig to promote his debut album “Hell or High water,” and fandom is squealing everywhere. Continue reading

Why Some Feminists Can Ruin Everything and Miss the Point on Equality: A break-down of “Avengers 2: Age of Ultron” as a case in point.

Is the Avengers 2: Age of Ultron Anti-Feminism?

Is the Avengers 2: Age of Ultron Anti-Feminism?

By: Leane Pupo

Am I the only one that finds it ridiculous that it is a “Feminist” that is whining, crying, and bitching? As far as I know, those are very negative traits that are stereotyped as being “female.”

I have come to defend the Avengers for those claiming they are anti-female. I have also come to make some bold statements about people, in general.

“All men (and women), are created equal” is a load of crap. If you believe this, you are in complete denial, naïve, or a moron. This is the reason communism is prettier on paper and not easy in the “real-world.” I WISH we were all equal. We are not. There are biological differences in not only men and women, but in physical traits, and mental structures among race and ethnicity, too. There is also mental illness and disease to account for. Continue reading

A Grand Irony

By Alberto Pupo

A white woman, black man, and white man enter the 2016 presidential race who is the progressive?

 

The response may shock many at first glance, (naturally those who understand politics are not surprised), however to the average American the answer maybe quite shocking with a twist of irony. Bernie Sanders the whitest and oldest of all the 2016 presidential 6a00d8341c652b53ef0148c77cf9c3970c-800wicandidates is also the standard bearer for the idea of progress. Meanwhile the white woman and black man represent some of the most reactionary political views akin to something found in a more misbegotten and savage era. This is why politics and life in general is so ironic.

 

Last week’s announcement of a Bernie Sanders presidential run has taken social media by storm (even some traditional media outlets have weighed in). His candidacy has raised a large amount of money from small donors and is basically showcasing a progressive platform which is exiting the every day average American. The source of this Continue reading

The Kochurian Candidate

By Alberto Pupo

With the campaign to 2016, the Koch Brothers have found their man! Ever since The Citizens United decision to sell our democracy for dollar bills, the Koch brothers have been attempting to control government by throwing money at politicos to do their bidding. Now with 2016 approaching the brothers have been desperately trying to find their very own “Manchurian Candidate” who will essentially make them the de facto Presidents of Scott-Walker-Image-998x792the United States.  With the current crop of candidates in the Republican Party being so ideologically driven on a personal level the Kochs are trying to coax someone who has already been very loyal and in their payroll for quite a while. The man that the Koch Brothers wish to anoint is none other than their man in Wisconsin Scott Walker.

Wisconsin the birthplace of the Continue reading

About Time…

By Alberto Pupo

Cuba is coming off the terrorism list. An island Nation 90 miles away which has been at war with America long past the fall of the Soviet Union. The embargo on this island is a failed, vindictive, col war relic that is thankfully and mercifully being put to an end. Yes while an individual with the last name Castro rules the roost it is about time that this cuban_american_flag_v2-2-325x200situation comes to an end. Despite the fact that the Government has not suddenly adopted “market capitalism” this is a necessary step forward. There is absolutely no reason for normal relations should not exist between both Nations considering the Cold War has been long gone for a long time and only the people of the Cuban Nation are hurt by the Continue reading

Legislating Hate

By Alberto Pupo

So today is Easter, and as they sit in prayer faithful Christians in Indiana and Arkansas are happily pondering upon the new Hate filled legislation that has just been passed but a mere week ago. The states of Indiana and Arkansas has passed legislation that allows private businesses to discriminate and refuse to provide goods and services to LGBT individuals. Naturally rather than being depicted as the hate filled garbage legislation that it is, to the rest of America it is being presented as a victory in the name of “religious freedom” and “ The 1st Amendment”. Yet is this piece of legislation truly about religious indiana-protest_0freedom? Is this really a matter involving in preserving the 1st Amendment Rights for those of Christian faith? Or is this simply illegal, abhorrent actions that do nothing more than infringe on a group of Americans.

 

Religious Freedom, our Constitution grants Americans to practice their faith (or lack of it), without any state sponsored religion. This is what our Constitution defines as religious freedom. However the right-wing of this Nation has perverted the interpretation and taken it to mean that they have the right to infringe upon the rights of others in the name Continue reading

Ted Cruz and his Unconstitutional Run for the Presidency.

By Alberto Pupo

This Monday Ted Cruz will wage an assault on the Constitution. For the first time a Canadian-born individual (outside of a military base or embassy), will try and declare his candidacy for the United States presidency. This will certainly open Pandora’s Box, and for once, the Supreme Court may have to answer this question. Does Ted Cruz meet the requirements to GTY_Ted_Cruz_ml_130819_16x9_608be President? Is he a Natural-Born Citizen?

Legal scholars (and many conservative hypocrites) are backing a Native-born Canadian’s attempt to run for office. By virtue of “birthright” Ted Cruz is grasping at the straws that “ancient British legal precepts” Continue reading

2016 Snoozefest

By Alberto Pupo

The 2016 electoral campaigns, they are but a year away but you can definitely see a lack of excitement.  While Conservatives are poised to put on a disgusting display of outrageous sound bites and comedy filled gaffes, Democrats have all but stopped trying to pretend that anyone will challenge Hillary. In fact even with the ongoing “email Ghazi” wordpressscandal manufactured right before her impending run Hilary seems to have the 2016 nomination on lock. This notion of such a predictable campaign has already alienated all progressives, and even some die-hard Democrats. A Hilary coronation before the fight even begins will ensure an abysmal turnout, and it is during years of abysmal turnouts that Continue reading