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Obamacare 5.0 reviewed by U.S. Army veteran, a retired attorney, and now a published author, freelance writer, and teacher

Just a quick note to introduce you to this re-posting of the original blog post by Michael. He wrote the following on 2/16/2010 after reviewing Obamacare and the other blog post was prior to this passing. Please note that there are minor changes to the Obamacare bill that actually passed from what Connelly refers to. This is definitely scary.

By Michael Connelly

So, what is the bottom line of Obamacare 5.0? It places control of our personal health care decisions in the hands of unnamed Federal Bureaucrats who care nothing about us or our individual needs. It provides instant access for these same bureaucrats to see or medical and financial information, it massively increases our taxes and ultimately our insurance premiums, and it reduces our access to the health care that we need. It takes away our choices and our personal freedoms and it increases the Federal deficit that will eventually land on the backs of our children and grandchildren.

I believe that the Obama proposal is in fact a ruse. It is designed to lure us into believing that the health care bill is actually about affordable health care when it is really about taking control of our lives and limiting our freedoms.

If you don't care about our constitution, or your rights under it, just do nothing.  

 A retired Constitutional lawyer has read the entire proposed health care bill. Read his conclusions and pass this on as you wish.  This is stunning! 

Please take the time to read this and forward it out as you see fit.  Thanks  - Michael Connelly, Ret. Constitutional Attorney  

  Well, I have done it!  I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law.  I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected. 

To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying.  The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession. 

The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business, and put everyone into a government run system.  All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals.  Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government. 

However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface.  In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices.  Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated  If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed. 

The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S.Government.  The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own. 

The irony is that the Congress doesn't have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with!  I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care. 

This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama administration, of all of your personal healthcare direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution information, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician, and hospital.  All of this is a protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures.  You can also forget about the right to privacy.  That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide. 

If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator appointed by Obama, there will be a tax imposed on you.  It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However , that doesn't work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of property without the due process of law. 

So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much, out the original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are effectively nullified by this law  It doesn't stop there though. 

The 9th Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people; 

The 10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people.  Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control. 

I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you get the idea.  This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights.  Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to "be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution." If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it, without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation.  If I voted for it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold me accountable. 

For those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the source.  Here is a link to the Constitution:

            And another to the Bill of Rights:

There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us. 

Michael Connelly 
Retired attorney, 
Constitutional Law Instructor 
Carrollton , Texas 


I love how my church embraces Jewish customs - Passover Seder

On Thursday, April 15, 6:30pm - 9:00pm Journey of Faith in MB will host a traditional Passover Seder - an evening of Praise & Thanks.

This three-course Seder dinner will bring Pastor Glen's recent teachings to life. Learn insights and meaning from the book of Exodus, experience the rituals and partake in symbolic foods presented by Messianic Missionary Michael Cohen of Chosen People Ministries.

Tickets are $32 per person. Childcare available (8 weeks to 8 years) at a small fee. For info or tickets, contact

I can't wait! I love learning about our heritage and apparently synagogues in the area have allowed their members to come hear Pastor Glenn speak on Egypt because he is so accurate on the Jewish experience.

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Community Development Dept

I was invited to participate in the environmental volunteer department, but I'd rather just promote this kind of event.

Isn't this a fun idea? Everyone posted ideas for conservation. The one I thought was funny was the lady wanting us to ban meat - "Create meatless Mondays." This is what I'm talking about with most eco people - always imposing their views on others.

Barbara reminds me that could be said of most people. I just find it more with eco folks myself.:)
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Now that you've seen a live duck

Go across the street and have whole Peking Duck for only $16.95! Lunch specials only $5.95! And they deliver! LMBO! The irony just made us crack up. Excuse our un-pc humor. I've rarely eaten duck, but when I have it was delicious! I'm sorry, couldn't resist foodie that I am.

Daniel says the restaurant's called the China Tea House and it's fabulous! He speaks about it with reverence and HIGHLY recommends it.

He enjoyed our highlighting their duck special because he appreciates the irony too.

This is what more ecologists need to be - fun and not such stick-in-the-muds! Maybe then more people would actually want to listen and learn.

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I feel like we're on the nature channel

Fortunately that snake was only a gopher snake and non-poisonous. Whew!

Can you find the crow's nests in the branches? A hummingbird will raise four chicks in a nest the size of a quarter.

Apparently the Torrance Madrona Marsh is a"rest stop" for migrating birds. Some migrate 150 miles, while others will migrate over 12,000 miles.

Who knew nature in Torrance could be so entertaining? Daniel is so clever, he makes this place come alive.
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Our Guide, Daniel, LOVES his job

Ask for him if you take a tour! He's so animated and tells the funniest stories. Did you know some of the Bullfrogs people drop off (illegally) grow so big because they eat anything! There's some that grow up to 10lbs and can eat small cats and dogs! Seriously!

He loves catching them and putting all the Bullfrogs in a cage to allow the biggest to eat all the others. Isn't that sick? I think if more little boys and guys knew how masculine this line of work really was they would pursue it.:)

Survival of the fittest. Here's a snake! OOOOOHHHHHH! He's not happy! Gotta run!
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This brings back memories of our local drop-out school

When my sisters and I were growing up we lived up the street from a continuation school we fondly referred to as the drop-out school.

After school, when everyone was gone my sisters and I would would go roller skating up and down the corridors because the area was so smooth.

Occasionally we would kick off our shoe skates and explore the stinky pond looking for polliwogs and baby frogs.

This place kinda smells like that. Isn't it funny how certain smells bring back different memories suddenly?
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A vernal pool hosts ferry shrimps - eco heaven

I'm sorry, but this is kinda funny to someone who's not so eco.

Did you know that LAX was built on vernal pools that hosts tons of ferry shrimp eggs that the ecologists are requiring them to protect and transfer them all over to this marsh.

It only costs 1 million dollars vs 4 million if they were to transfer the eggs over to El Toro Airport because they would have had to create the vernal pool. Apparently these eggs last for years and years and are endangered. I accidentally hit $ and I guess that's my subconscious reaction.:)

Volunteers who like to garden are invited every Saturday, 9am - 12noon to pull out non-native plants, or commonly known as weeds. Although as Barbara pointed out, some of the natives might be weeds too. LOL Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

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Runway Madness Photos by Lucian Perkins

I really missed LA Fashion Week this season and this book almost reminds me of what it would have been like.:)

On sale for $4 at the Torrance Public Library now.:)

Daily Breeze Columnist, John Bogert, is speaking here tonight at 7pm. Trying to decide whether to stay or not. Room is packed. Pretty cool to see a Journalist get a crowd, have to admit.

Going to skip it for now, but hurry over if you are interested. These things always start late and it's free!:)
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God vs. Science - Brilliant! This is especially for my good friend Bill B. - Enjoy the read all.

I did not write this, but enjoyed it very much and in light of a recent discussion on Facebook thought some of my other friends might enjoy the read. Have a good one.:)
"In hopes that all our college students are able to articulate this well.
In a College classroom with a professor teaching a philosophy lesson.......

'Let me explain the problem science has with religion.'
The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand. 
You're a Christian, aren't you, son?'

'Yes sir,' the student says.

'So you believe in God?'

'Absolutely.. '

'Is God good?'

'Sure! God's good.'

'Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?'

'Are you good or evil?'

'The Bible says I'm evil.'

The professor grins knowingly. 'Aha! The Bible! He considers for a moment. 'Here's one for you. Let's say there's a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?'

'Yes sir, I would.'

'So you're good...!'

'I wouldn't say that.'

'But why not say that? You'd help a sick and maimed person if you could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn't.'

The student does not answer, so the professor continues.
'He doesn't, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Can you answer that one?'

The student remains silent.

'No, you can't, can you?' the professor says. He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax. 'Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?'

'Er..yes,' the student says.

'Is Satan good?'

The student doesn't hesitate on this one. 'No.'

'Then where does Satan come from?'

The student falters. 'From God'

'That's right. God made Satan, didn't he? Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?'

'Yes, sir.'

'Evil's everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything, correct?'


'So who created evil?' The professor continued, 'If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil.'

Again, the student has no answer.

'Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this world?'

The student squirms on his feet.


'So who created them?'

The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his question. 'Who created them?' There is still no answer. Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom. The class is mesmerized. 'Tell me,' he continues onto another student. 'Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?'
The student's voice betrays him and cracks.
'Yes, professor, I do.'

The old man stops pacing. 'Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen Jesus?'

'No sir.. I've never seen Him.'

'Then tell us if you've ever heard your Jesus?'

'No, sir, I have not.'

'Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for that matter?'

'No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't.'

'Yet you still believe in him?'


'According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?'

'Nothing,' the student replies. 'I only have my faith.'

'Yes, faith,' the professor repeats. 'And that is the problem science has with God. There is no evidence, only faith.'

The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of His own.

'Professor, is there such thing as heat?'

' Yes.

'And is there such a thing as cold?'

'Yes, son, there's cold too.'
'No sir, there isn't.'
The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested.  The room suddenly becomes very quiet.
The student begins to explain.
'You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don't have anything called 'cold'. We can hit down to 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest -458 degrees. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence of heat.
You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat.  We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.'

Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom, sounding like a hammer.

'What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?'

'Yes,' the professor replies without hesitation. 'What is night if it isn't darkness?'
'You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? That's the meaning we use to define the word. In reality, darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?'
The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This will be a good semester.
'So what point are you making, young man?'

'Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed.'

The professor's face cannot hide his surprise this time. 'Flawed?
Can you explain how?'

'You are working on the premise of duality,' the student explains.. 'You argue that there is life and then there's death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought.' 'It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it.' 'Now tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?'

'If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes, of course I do.'

'Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?'

The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes where the argument is going. A very good semester, indeed.

'Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a preacher?'

The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the commotion has subsided.

'To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, let me give you an example of what I mean.' The student looks around the room. 'Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor's brain?' The class breaks out into laughter. 'Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor's brain, felt the professor's brain, touched or smelt the professor's brain? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, with all due respect, sir.' 'So if science says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?'
Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his face unreadable. Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers. 'I Guess you'll have to take them on faith.'

'Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with life,' the student continues. 'Now, sir, is there such a thing as evil?'

Now uncertain, the professor responds, 'Of course, there is. We see it Everyday. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man.. It is in The multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.'
To this the student replied, 'Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.'
The professor sat down. 
If you read it all the way through and had a smile on your face when you finished, mail to your friends and family with the title 'God vs Science'

PS: The student was Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein wrote a book titled God vs Science in 1921... 

#Gary Bauer's End of Day on #Obamacare, Biden & public polls

An excerpt from Gary Bauer's End of Day newsletter. Go here to sign up if you like what you read. I love the insider insights myself:

"I just watched Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and several hundred cheering congressmen celebrating their big socialist healthcare victory at the White House. In a city known for the hubris of its politicians, I have seldom seen a more arrogant display of raw political power. Biden introduced Obama, and when they hugged at the podium, Biden’s whisper into the president’s ear was picked up by the microphone just inches away. Biden said, “This is a big f-----g deal.”

Biden’s crassness aside, it is a big deal, and Obama made it clear today that they are ready to have a political fight to the death over it. They are convinced that America has embraced socialism, and they are planning to ram it down the throats of those of us who haven’t. What’s next -- massive new energy taxes or a massive new amnesty? Will you fight back?

But while Democrats are celebrating, the American people are far from sold on ObamaCare. Yesterday, CNN released the results of a poll conducted last weekend, just as the House of Representatives was debating and passing ObamaCare. Here are key findings:

By a 20-point margin – 39% in favor to 59% against – Americans opposed the healthcare “reform” bill.

62% believe the legislation will cause medical expenses to increase. Just 16% believe it will lower costs.

47% believe their family will be worse off because of the legislation. Just 19% believe their family will better off.

45% believe seniors will be worse off. Just 20% believe senior citizens will be better off under ObamaCare.

And what about the claims that the bill will reduce the deficit? Many Democrats who switched their votes frequently cited this talking point. The problem for them is that only 12% of the public believes ObamaCare will save money. A whopping 70% expects that government-run healthcare will cause the deficit to go up.

They are right. This bill is “paid for” by massive tax hikes and a number of budgetary gimmicks. For example, the “doctor’s fix” alone would cause ObamaCare to run a $60 billion deficit. So Democrats just took it out of the bill. But just consider the government’s track record – Social Security is bankrupt. Medicare is bankrupt. The Post Office is bankrupt. Obama has added $2 trillion to the national debt in 421 days. And now he’s going to run your healthcare too."

Joy again. Now here's my two cents. Many, knowing my Christian faith and beliefs like to say this is what Jesus would have wanted. To them, I say hell no! Whoops, I swore, but I'm trying to get a point across.

Not once in the Bible does it say Big Government will save you. Not once does the Bible say to pursue the Machiavellian rule and the end justifies the means. Not once does the Bible say it's ok to lie, cheat and steal or bribe your way to a result.

In fact, the Bible I read says in Matthew 5:

"1Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2and he began to teach them, saying: 3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. 10Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

And here's some words of wisdom from a great Biblically-oriented site called: Proverbs - A Bible Study which takes common Proverbs and explains what they mean in easy-to-understand language.

Here's an example as it relates to how the passage of Obamacare was handled:

Proverbs 11:1 (NKJV)
1 Dishonest scales are an abomination to the LORD,
But a just weight is His delight.
The note in my NIV Bible says that, “In a culture with no bureau of weights and measures, cheating in business by falsification of standards was common…” God calls those that follow HIM to be very careful NOT to cheat others in any way! He says that cheating is an “abomination” to Him. The word, “abomination,” as defined in the Online Dictionary, means, 1. Abhorrence; disgust. 2. A cause of abhorrence or disgust. 3. an action that is vicious or vile; an action that arouses disgust or abhorrence.

This would be another form of lying, and John 8:44 (NKJV) says, that if you lie, 44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

Proverbs 6: 17 lists lying as one of the “Seven Deadly Sins” that God hates!

As we can see, God feels quite STRONGLY about cheating and lying, which go hand in hand. Revelation 22:14-15 (NKJV) makes this VERY clear!"

The Border - it would be funny if it weren't true. Stop amnesty & spending our money. Please.

I didn't write this, just sharing since some people don't seem to have a grasp of reality on illegal immigration. Here's the perspective of many Americans just in case you were curious how we really feel about amnesty now being proposed by Obama so quickly on the heels of Obamacare:









• A JOB ,


Vegetarians beware - TX Roadhouse, Pueblo, CO

This is the kid's portion of ribs and you can imagine the full-size platter. Help my niece's soccer team get their team sweatsuit and come out tonight to Texas Roadhouse.

Pick up your flyer at the Loaf & Jug or the American Furniture Warehouse across the street, or at the register here to help donate 10% of your bill for the Thunders soccer team.

Tonight only! Till closing. I did my part and ordered a margarita.:)
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Welfare Nation - here's the truth.

I didn't write this, but I've known women living on welfare and here's a prime example of what we just voted in.

"I don't know if this makes me mad, or just sick of the stupidity that has brought it to pass  
 I wants my Obama money.......I wants it now!!!
Sharon in her Section 8 home! 
  Sharon Jasper has spent 57 of her 58 years dedicated to one cause and one cause only, and has nothing to show for her dedicated servitude...
    She has lived in Section 8 housing all but 1 of her 58 years.  It was a legacy passed down from her parents who moved into Section 8 housing in 1949 when she was six months old.  She has passed the legacy down to her children, but fears they may have to get jobs to pay for the utilities and deposits.
She laments about her one year hiatus from the comfort of her Section 8 nirvana, ' I tried it for a year -- you know, working and all.  It's not anything I would want to go through again, or wish on anyone in my family, but I am damn proud of that year.'
Sharon  was moved out of her St. Bernard housing project after hurricane Katrina and into a new, yet albeit, substandard quarterage.  As can be noted from the above photo of her new Section 8 home, it is repugnant and not suitable for someone of Sharon Jasper's seniority status in the system.  'Don't be fooled by them hardwood floors,' says  Sharon  .  'They told me they were putting in scraped wood floors cause it was more expensive and elegant, but I am not a fool -- that was just a way to make me take scratched up wood because I am black.  The 60 inch HD TV?  It may look nice but it is not plasma.  It's not a plasma because I'm black.  Now they want me to pay a deposit and utilities on this dump.’  'Do you know why?'
  She has held her tongue in silence through the years of abuse by the system, but it came to a head at the   New Orleans   ' city council meeting where discussions were under way about the tearing down of the St. Bernard projects.  When a near riotous exchange between groups opposing the tearing down of St. Bernard and groups wanting the dilapidated buildings torn down and newer ones built,  Sharon unleashed verbal hell with her once silenced tongue.  The object of her oratory prowess was an acquiescent poor white boy in attendance.  The context of her scathing rebuke was, 'Just because you pay for my house, my car, my big screen and my food, I will not be treated like a slave!' and 'Back up and Shut up!  Shut up, white boy!  Shut up, white boy!'
   Recapping from the mental log of the city council minutes in her head,  Sharon  repines, 'Our families have been displaced all over the United States.  They are being forced to commit crimes in cities they are unfamiliar with…  It is a very uncomfortable situation for them…  Bring them back, then let's talk about redevelopment.'  
Sharon directs the reporter's attention across the street to Duncan Plaza where homeless people are living in tents and states that, 'I might do better out there with one of these tents.'  She further lamented her sentiments about her situation, 'I might be poor, but I don't have to live poor.'
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Any wonder why this country is in the shape it is?  Maybe we should all just chip in and get her the plasma TV she so richly deserves! 
Remember to pay your taxes -   Sharon   needs your help
Spread the wealth!
My friends before you delete it because it upsets your ‘Social Correctness’ stature… you might want to verify the truth of the above claims.  Here’s a Thread that will take you to the Federal HUD website for the homeless:
A few weeks ago [March or April] we discovered part of BO’s “CHANGES” have been already implemented…free cell phones for the poor and 70 minutes use time per month [all paid by you].  Next will be the National HealthCare that will raise your taxes so the Democrats can force us to pay for the day to day medical care of worthy people like Sharon Jasper [second generation leach… see above] and to the “illegal immigrants” BO and the likes are going to give full medical care to.  OH YEAH…I almost forgot…the Democrats said last week there going to lower the Medicare budget by half a billion dollars, and at the same time drop the age to qualify down to either 55 or 60 so that… along with the 12 million illegal immigrants the White House states will be covered…won’t affect negatively the quality of your medical care.  Please realize the number of doctors practicing will remain the same or lesson [many say they will quit practice], and the remaining doctors will have millions more patients to care for.  Boy you can bet that free complete medical care will increase the illegals’ coming into America .
Are the real Americans that dumb…they can’t see through the lies… or do they just refuse to admit voting for the “Union Organizer” or “Welfare Representative” for President was a big mistake… along with giving the control of the Congress and the Senate to the Democratic Socialists Party was even a bigger mistake.  Say goodbye to Capitalism."


Listening to Johnny Cash reminds me of my Dad

Growing up my Dad used to love to go to garage sales every Saturday which is why his two-car garage was always filled to the brim with stuff.

I wish I had thought to take a picture of it back then because you wouldn't believe it and I can't describe it now. Just think lots of tools, equipment, an old power saw in the middle with boxes upon boxes of stuff.

One such box was his collection of records. Dad had real eclectic taste and used to love to come home and play his finds all morning.

He loves Tijuana Brass, Glenn Miller, Johnny Cash, Mahala Jackson, other gospel singers, and others I'm too tired to remember - just think eclectic.

He also loved comedy albums and we all enjoyed Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby and whoever used to imitate the Kennedy's.

Great comedy - we love to laugh as a family and probably honed our love of comedy through this. experience.

As a result of listening to such a wide variety of music growing up I've always appreciated variety too.

My Grandma gave us transistor radios when I was in high school and I used to hide under the covers listening to classic country when I was supposed to be sleeping late at night.

After my country period I dove into jazz. I'll never forget spending one New Year's at a concert where Miles Davis was performing ahead of my favorite, Al Jerreau. I had. no idea who Miles was and kept wanting him to get off stage because I loved Al Jarreau so much.

Looking back I can't believe I thought that, but how did I know I was listening to one of the jazz greats?

Another concert David Sanburn opened for Al Jarreau at the Greek and I can remember telling my friend we didn't need to rush cuz "some guy" was opening.

After that I dated a guy for three years who loved blues and rock which made me fall in love with that genre too.

I remember standing in line at the old Tower Records up on Sunset to get Perry Ferrell (is that his name? It's been a long day) to sign his CD as a birthday gift for Marc. He loved it. Wonder if he still has it.:)

A friend from my days working at Sony Pictures Imageworks used to throw the best raves and I loved dancing for hours at every single one.

Now, I listen more to the radio, but I love hearing unique music and being introduced to new bands and musicians.

When we lived in Reno, NV we used to ride our bikes to outdoor concerts and eat watermelon as a family.

Back in LA we'd also go to the Holllywood Bowl every summer and enjoy a picnic dinner before the evening's concert.

I guess music has influenced me more than I realize. Lots of good memories and they keep on coming.

Who do you recommend? Tell me, I'd love to know. I need some new tunes and memories.
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