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Darius Rucker, formerly of Hootie and Blowfish wins a Country Music Award….

The 43 year former lead singer of Hootie and Blowfish, Darius Rucker, took home the ‘Best New Artist” Award from last night’s Country Music Awards ceremony……

The black singer accepted his award and  went on to say this….”

“To the fans, thank y’all for accepting me….And most importantly, to country radio, you took a chance on a pop singer from Charleston, S.C., and God bless y’all for that.”

 

November 12, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Men | , , , , | Leave a comment

The CIA wins one…..

The White House has deciced not to change the longstanding edict that the Central Intelligence Agency’s Chief of Station in foreign countries will be the head intelliegence representive in all cases…This is a win for the agency which was in a turf war with the newly formed office of the Director of National Intelligence under Dennnis Blair…

The choice of Leon Panetta to be CIA head will help the agency (which has been around for a while) since Mr. Panetta was a former congressman (House of Rep), and mover and shacker in the Clinton administaration (Chief of Staff )…..Mr Blair (his is a coordinating office , not a operational depatment ) was a former Admiral….nuff said….

November 12, 2009 Posted by | Government, Military, Politics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

"By the People: The Election of Barack Obama"……the HBO Special….

I just watched the HBO special “By the People: The Election of Barack Obama”……it’s two hours of boring, but interesting cinema video…while the story is so well known..it is interesting to see the people, their faces, their ups mostly here and knowing their downs….for me….it was good to see the man as he really was ( I was for Clinton during the primaries)…the stuttering, the ‘cool’, the thought process and the warmth that he brought to the people he touched along the way….

But the more profound thing is to watch the ‘hope’ for an idea that he brought out in people…a feeling…a rising up from everyday people who are final arbitrators of the grand election process…..

Watching Axelrod walk around when the process started…traveling around the country…..taking doubts and moving forward…..with the informality of it all….to the night they won, walking up the stairs to congratulate his next president ,and  getting greeted by security guards who asked about the “next time’ to the Secret Service agents that smiled and offered their congratulations……

It was good to see…because in the end Obama’s troops where better, they wanted it more, they where more in touch with ‘that’ feeling that came to be rallying cry for change……..

And  he was able to connect with the people in a way Hillary was only able to do after the contests in Ohio and Texas, when it was too late……

November 12, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Men, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“By the People: The Election of Barack Obama”……the HBO Special….

I just watched the HBO special “By the People: The Election of Barack Obama”……it’s two hours of boring, but interesting cinema video…while the story is so well known..it is interesting to see the people, their faces, their ups mostly here and knowing their downs….for me….it was good to see the man as he really was ( I was for Clinton during the primaries)…the stuttering, the ‘cool’, the thought process and the warmth that he brought to the people he touched along the way….

But the more profound thing is to watch the ‘hope’ for an idea that he brought out in people…a feeling…a rising up from everyday people who are final arbitrators of the grand election process…..

Watching Axelrod walk around when the process started…traveling around the country…..taking doubts and moving forward…..with the informality of it all….to the night they won, walking up the stairs to congratulate his next president ,and  getting greeted by security guards who asked about the “next time’ to the Secret Service agents that smiled and offered their congratulations……

It was good to see…because in the end Obama’s troops where better, they wanted it more, they where more in touch with ‘that’ feeling that came to be rallying cry for change……..

And  he was able to connect with the people in a way Hillary was only able to do after the contests in Ohio and Texas, when it was too late……

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Surprise!….the Republican National Party's Committee's Insurance plan covers elective abortions….

They have Cigna ..and the policy does cover elective abortions…..interesting, huh?

November 12, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Health, Healthcare, Media, Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Surprise!….the Republican National Party’s Committee’s Insurance plan covers elective abortions….

They have Cigna ..and the policy does cover elective abortions…..interesting, huh?

November 12, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Health, Healthcare, Media, Politics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Sara Palin explains to Oprah…She would still invite her grandson's dad to Thanksgiving dinner…..

The Republican ex-Governor of Alaska and Vice-Presidential candidate, Sara Palin, will be on with Oprah Winfrey on November 16th.….

The interview which was taped already, has Palin offering to still be hospitable to her daughter’s little child’s father, Levi Johnson,  even though they have thrown bombs at each other…. (him posing for Playgirl and suing for joint custody of baby Tripp )

Palin also discusses her interview with Katie Couric during the campaign….(she knew it was bad)

She writes on Facebook that the sit down with Oprah was good, and she enjoyed it…….

Ah….for everyone’s information…..Srara Palin’s book ‘Going Rogue’ will be released the day before the show airs…..

November 12, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Government, Media, Politics | , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Sara Palin explains to Oprah…She would still invite her grandson’s dad to Thanksgiving dinner…..

The Republican ex-Governor of Alaska and Vice-Presidential candidate, Sara Palin, will be on with Oprah Winfrey on November 16th.….

The interview which was taped already, has Palin offering to still be hospitable to her daughter’s little child’s father, Levi Johnson,  even though they have thrown bombs at each other…. (him posing for Playgirl and suing for joint custody of baby Tripp )

Palin also discusses her interview with Katie Couric during the campaign….(she knew it was bad)

She writes on Facebook that the sit down with Oprah was good, and she enjoyed it…….

Ah….for everyone’s information…..Srara Palin’s book ‘Going Rogue’ will be released the day before the show airs…..

November 12, 2009 Posted by | Entertainment, Government, Media, Politics | , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The 'too big to fail guys' are afraid of being cut down to size…….

Crying wolf..several CEO’s of ‘too big to fail’ companies are using New York State’s economy as a hedge to push back against the Congress’s plan to regulate that they not be allowed to ‘own’ their markets by their size…..lets see what happens after the alarm of last year has subsided…

…..Do these companies keep their immunity and stay ‘too big to fail’?

Capitalism is one thing….Corporate ‘bigmail’ is another…….

November 12, 2009 Posted by | Government, Law, Politics, The Economy | , , , , | Leave a comment

The ‘too big to fail guys’ are afraid of being cut down to size…….

Crying wolf..several CEO’s of ‘too big to fail’ companies are using New York State’s economy as a hedge to push back against the Congress’s plan to regulate that they not be allowed to ‘own’ their markets by their size…..lets see what happens after the alarm of last year has subsided…

…..Do these companies keep their immunity and stay ‘too big to fail’?

Capitalism is one thing….Corporate ‘bigmail’ is another…….

November 12, 2009 Posted by | Government, Law, Politics, The Economy | , , , , | Leave a comment