Heather Irene Justus

My blogging here is not an endorsement of any other opinion but my own. I'm no longer new to blogging, I've been writing locally and nationally since 2007 starting here at the Liberal OC. I was born in New York and grew up in Huntington Beach, CA and currently live in Aliso Viejo. I graduated from Smith College with a B.A. in English and Film and eventually may go back to school, but I'm still figuring out what I want to be when I grow up. Until then, I work and write and try to do something useful here in the OC by using the word to point out the things that make me frustrated. It's a daily struggle. Issues that peak my interest the most are environmental (yes, I don't just 'believe" in climate change, I listen to all those whacky scientists), gender and body issues (women deserve equal pay, I'm a feminist too, crazy) to the continuing widening economic gap we are not enjoying here in the US (which ties to education, stagnant wages and debt). So many issues, but those are the top three right now. I am an unabashed corgi lover, nerd and all around strange girl. I am lucky enough to be raising a wonderful daughter as well and enjoying being unmarried.

John Edwards returns to New Orleans, again…

John Edwards has spent a great deal of time in New Orleans over the past three years. It’s been a big part of his battle to end poverty and bring awareness to a situation that shouldn’t haven even happened in the first place. But the second tragedy besides the failure of the levees is the…

John Edwards, “Your voice will be heard.”

We are trying to construct a more inclusive society. We are going to make a country in which no one is left out. -Franklin D. Roosevelt And then — and then, finally, if you’re one of the millions of Americans who have yet to cast your vote in this democratic process, beginning on February 5th…

Dennis Kucinich Halts his Run for the Democratic Nomination

Dennis Kucinich annouced today that he is dropping out of the race for the Democratic Nomination and plans on focussing on his re-election campaign to congress.  Most importantly, it looks as if Dennis needs to focus more time on keeping his seat in Congress. Kucinich, 61, is facing four challengers in Ohio’s Democratic congressional primary…

35 Years later, Roe v Wade still stands

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe V. Wade. And even though the Court decided in favor of protecting a woman’s right to choose, we are still fighting to keep the decision upheld. With the appointment of two new Supreme Court Justices and the imminent retirement of three or more…

Edwards is still in the race…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWVN4DEwV3I[/youtube] teeth dvd download One of the Campaigns strengths is the use of the media to illustrate a point about the disparity in coverage. I watched the New Hampshire returns and barely heard his name. I listened to NPR and even though he got 17% of the vote, he got 2 minutes out of 60…