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Today was a productive day

By Joy A. Kennelly

I enjoyed swimming this morning because it finally loosened up my hip muscle that has been hurting over a week now. The side stroke is my favorite because it really stretches my entire body and hit exactly where I needed it.

I then enjoyed a leisurely nap after reading a very funny book. I would tell you the title, but some people might not understand my sense of humor.:) Ask me privately and I'll tell you. After that, spent the majority of the day writing and catching up on stuff.

Tonight, catching up on my FirstPlace4Health homework which I need someone to help me interpret because some of it is confusing to figure out on my own.

So happy my month-long fast from events is over and I can go out again. I think I'll be more picky going forward though because I got so much more done not going out as often.

Have a good one!
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The PR firm was approved

Myself and two others spoke on this item. The two guys were against it, but I supported PR.

My assertion though was the selection should have been done in public, the focus of the campaign broader than just government issues since public affairs expertise doesn't always translate to small business.

It will be very interesting to watch what happens now. Overall, it was nice to see the council in action again. I am glad Kit Bobko is back on board because he's fair, honest and wants what is best for the city and the residents as a whole.

I don't think they were happy to see me, but oh well. I still care about Hermosa even though I don't live there any more.

Glad to see Robb Fulcher, reporter for the Easy Reader stayed for the majority of the discussion too. This was definitely a newsworthy meeting on a local level. How often do you have restaurant owners arguing with the Police Chief in public? Also, the people who come forward to speak are always entertaining.

I did see former City Council Member JR there, but he didn't stay long. I'm positive he was happy not to be on the dias tonight cuz when I left @ 11:30pm it was still going on.

And people ask me why I don't run. Ha!:)
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Transferring a biz license is an extremely complex issue

I think the council has treated everything very fairly and respectfully. I will try to post the link to this part of meeting in case someone is interested.

It's really a moot point because the Chief is subpoenaed to appear in front of the ABC regardless and the city doesn't have input there.

However, that said, the council has passed a motion to examine this issue more closely and establish guidelines to make it fair for everyone. I agree.

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#Hermosa Beach City Council debating beach tennis courts

Only in Hermosa.:) It always cracks me up how much minutia is dealt with on certain issues. And the fact that only at the beach are vball & green issues discussed so regularly. Hermosa is definitely eco! Now if the event organizers who bring their events to the beach will focus on trash pick-up among all the other event details, I know the self-proclaimed "trash lady" of the Hermosa Green Task Force will be very happy. :)

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IWOSC seminar on employing social media techniques to books #in

This is a picture taken after the meeting as people gathered around the panelists. Although I enjoyed hearing them because they're very savvy book marketers, I feel like I need to find a group for marketing people who write because I knew a lot of what these people were talking about.

I think by attending these two IWOSC seminars I'm beginning to see my next niche because so many people don't understand how to market online whereas I do.

IWOSC generally draws a lot of older people, and as a result, is ripe for the picking by experts in anything tech I now realize.

Many attendees appeared to be interested in the basics of social media and I'm too knowledgeable for this level of learning.

Now to explore some other writing groups and see where I can find my peers. It's always been a struggle because as a publicist you're naturally media savvy and many writers are not. Those who are savvy end up launching businesses to help those who aren't. All I want is a group of like-minded, peers who know marketing and enjoy writing.

I did learn some new information about self-publishing tonight, but not too much else re: social media marketing & pr.

But for 15 dollars can't complain too much. It was good, just not great (for me.)

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Luscious faux fur scarf & down pillow w/pockets

So soft! Fernando is modeling a gorgeous chinchilla and rabbit faux fur scarf he designed (available in a variety of colors) and a beautiful custom designed faux fur down pillow with pockets perfect for snuggling!

Come on down to 1242 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, Ca. Lots of great men's and women's hip clothing too. He designs home interior items and clothes on order. Check out: Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

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The formula for lasting change is...

A worthy goal reached through time + effort + focus. I'm starting the first place 4 health program and excited to see what happens.

So happy my former high school counselor, Shirley K., is in my class because it makes it more fun to do with a friend.

Time to discover a new way to healthy living.:)

Happy Saturday!
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These telethons are always moving, but I think this one more so than others.

The devastation is so horrible and includes so many children. I'm so happy people are over there caring for people. I want to go over once this calms down.

We should all adopt a child and be like Angelina (sorry, Brad is on.) Seriously, please donate or do what you can to help.
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Healthcare Bill explained in plain English - if you thought IRS was invasive...

By Joy A. Kennelly

Because none of us can bear to read through the 1,000 page healthcare bill, I thought you'd enjoy some highlights because if you really knew what was in the current bill you would realize why so many people are up in arms against it.

Here's a few points that disturb me because It's really draconian if you think about it.

1. The Government will have direct access to your bank account and can take money when they want.

2. Government committees will decide what type of healthcare and how much of what they assign you will receive per year.

3. Organizations like Acorn will receive payment and it's a subsidy to unions too.

4. You will have no choice whether or not you're enrolled in Medicaid.

5. No judicial review against the monopoly of the Government and no company can sue the Government for price fixing.

6. Doctors & AMA - the Government will tell you how much money you can make and every doctor, regardless of specialty will receive the same amount of money.

7. All you small business owners out there? You will be required to pay for part-timers healthcare benefits too. And you will be taxed if you don't.

8. And young people? If you're not insured you will be taxed an additional 2.5% above all the rest of the taxes you pay because you're a bad, bad, bad young person and not taking care of your health like you should.

There's a whole lot more BS, but I'll let you watch the video for yourself because they give you page and line quotes to back up what we've all been saying all along.

It's the wrong bill, at the wrong time.

Watch the video! The truth shall set you free!

Nothing Obama, nor Reid, nor Pelosi or anyone can do now will get it to pass as it currently is. And I'm not the only one saying this. Barney Frank anyone? I love this guy sometimes, rarely, but sometimes. Especially when he says:

Taken from The American Spectator: "The following was read on MSNBC by Rachel Maddow, and I transcribed it off the screen:

'I have two reactions to the election in Massachusetts. One, I am disappointed. Two, I feel strongly that the Democratic majority in Congress must respect the process and make no effort to bypass the electoral results.

If Martha Coakley had won, I believe we could have worked out a reasonable compromise between the House and Senate health care bills. But since Scott Brown has won and the Republicans now have 41 votes in the Senate, that approach is no longer appropriate.

I am hopeful that some Republican Senators will be willing to discuss a revised version of health care reform because I do not think that the country would be well-served by the health care status quo.

But our respect for democratic procedures must rule out any effort to pass a health care bill as if the Massachusetts election had not happened.'

STOP SHOVING IT DOWN OUR THROATS! It's the economy! Stop your personal agenda and start listening to the people.

We're mad as hell and we're not going to take it any more!

And if you don't believe me, read this media watchdog site: What the Liberal Media Aren't Telling You About Obama's Healthcare Plans

Okay, time to get off my soapbox. Nothing like a little political rhetoric to start the day right.

If even one person reads this and is educated, it's worth it. If any politicians read this and back out of their support, then it's worth it too. God hear our prayers.:)

Haiti's 2nd earthquake - from extreme happiness last night, to sorrow today

By Joy A. Kennelly

Now that we know the American people are built Ford tough (Scott Brown anyone!?), it's just shocking to learn that Haitians have had to bear yet another earthquake! CAN THEY HAVE A BREAK GOD? WHY? I can only imagine what everyone is going through over there.

Click the blue link to read the latest: Haitians flee in fear as big aftershock hits

Americans are the most generous people on earth and it's being proven in this tragedy, as it always happens for anything else in the world.

I know everyone wants to help, but sending clothes and shoes unfortunately really isn't what's needed right now. Shoes actually are a detriment to their economy because the free shoes end up being sold for less than what the Haitian shoemakers can make them eventually putting Haitians out of a job!

Corruption is rampant and your generosity does have the potential to be twisted into something you never intended unfortunately. Money still is the best way to help because the relief organizations can use it to buy the medical supplies and other resources they need to best help.

I have numerous friends who have been working in Haiti for years with various orphanages and they say this as well as numerous national charity organizations also deeply involved in re-building Haiti.

Be careful who you donate to however. There is a lot of fraud out there that always springs up after a tragedy. Don't respond to email requests for donations - that's where a lot of scams happen. Initiate the donation yourself.

Per professional fund-raisers it is also advised to donate to a charity that has been in operation over in Haiti for years because they will know the needs better than one that has sprung up in response recently. 

My friend's charity, the Hands & Feet Project and Child Hope International are two I know personally and endorse wholeheartedly. They will use your money immediately to help with water, medical needs, etc. If you click on the links above there is news coverage on them. Please help!

I'm very happy to see the Manasseros, a local South Bay couple I know through my Dad and friends at King's Harbor Church, are being supported in their efforts to help Haitian orphans in our local Daily Breeze paper: Redondo Beach doctor goes to Haiti to aid orphanage and also Former South Bay couple struggle to save children in ravaged Haiti

I was also very happy to read in the LA TImes that over 10,000 non-governmental agencies have been working with Haiti over the years. I'm sure many are Christian and if you were to research this assertion I'm sure you'd find I was right.

Haiti has been on the hearts of people everywhere. Perhaps this earthquake will help rebuild this country in the right direction once and for all. One can only pray. Thank you to those who responded to my plea last time. I appreciate you reading.

God be with them and also with you.

SCOTT BROWN -The truck people have spoken. Long live truck people!

By Joy A. Kennelly

Tonight is so historic politically I just have to say, GOD BLESS AMERICA! And God bless Scott Brown! WE THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN!

This is such a refreshing referendum like no other against the current out-of-control spending, bribing, non-transparent, non-economy focused, tax-crazy, elitist government.

Can you hear me now?

And enough with blaming Bush - it's been a year already. Get over it. This is your fault all the way Mr. President. No progress with only Democrats in control of the House and the Senate - this is all your failure.

Be a man and own it. And move forward humbled and aware in America we operate with checks and balances - not one party rule.

Are you reading this Barbara Boxer? Dianne Feinstein? Jane Harmon? We don't want government healthcare as it currently is shoved down our throats, nor massive debt for our children. We want jobs. We want our lives back.

We're coming after your jobs next. Consider yourselves warned!:)

The truck people are rolling into DC!:)

Here's how historic tonight is for those who don't follow the news or politics and didn't even realize there was a special election in MA that is going to shut down healthcare bills and hopefully open the door for a new, real bi-partisan healthcare bill that won't include bribes, special deals with unions and a whole host of other bogus deals that are unconstitutional. 

Enough with making history - it's been made tonight. God bless MA!

From Gary Bauer:


As of now, it appears as though the people of Massachusetts have sent an unmistakable message to Barack Obama and Washington Democrats: “Change is coming!” While some Boston precincts have not reported, Brown’s lead appears safe. The magnitude of Scott Brown’s remarkable victory – unimaginable just one year ago – is truly historic.

  • Massachusetts has not elected a Republican to the United States Senate in nearly four decades.

  • This election was for Ted Kennedy’s seat, previously held by John F. Kennedy. Obama has ended “Camelot.”

  • Healthcare “reform” was a key issue for Ted Kennedy, and the key issue of this campaign. Brown unapologetically campaigned against Obama’s job-killing bill. Barney Frank said, “If Scott Brown wins, it’ll kill the health bill.” Other Democrats echoed Frank’s fears. The people of Massachusetts voted for Brown. They voted for hope – the hope that we could do better – not for Big Government socialism.

The message is clear. Political and media establishments are in shock tonight. Liberals coast-to-coast are rushing for their Maalox. Referring to the upcoming November elections, one major liberal donor in Silicon Valley said that Brown’s win is, “not just the canary in the coal mine. It’s the flock of dead ravens landing on the lawn.”

Democrats are nervous and running scared. Some aren’t even waiting for the results tonight. Rep. Vic Snyder (D-AR) threw in the towel this weekend and announced that he won’t seek reelection. Recent polls showed Snyder losing by a wide margin, dragged down largely by the voter backlash against ObamaCare. Snyder is a lot smarter than many of his Democrat colleagues. If Obama’s socialism can’t sell in Massachusetts, then scores of Democrats in much more moderate areas of the country are doomed."

Me again. Balance in government is good. We need our checks and balances. Center is good.

Long live America and Democracy with a capital D. Now let's get back to fixing our economy!