Don’t just Stand there help Santa!

Don’t just stand there help Santa!

As I was checking out the news on the net I came across this heart wrenching story from the Wall Street Journal. It caught my attention because anything related to a child’s welfare I take notice.

Children are taking on the behavior of being frugal these days due to the economy. They aren’t asking Santa for the usually frivolities they are asking for the bare essentials, homes, food, clothes.

My sorrow surmounted when I continuously read this article. Then looking at the interactive Santa map with the stories Santa’s across the states are reporting just made me say get the word out via your blog maybe someone will see it and pay attention in the Santa line this year to these children over hear and perhaps help. You never know.

Santa, Christmas

I was pleased that some Santa’s are taking it upon themselves to really take on the Santa roll and help these children and their parents. The stories are just too much and too many for anyone one to bare let alone a child.

Maybe writing to this real Santa can help I thought this site was just wonderful you just never know.

However they seem to be handling it a lot better and more sensibly than I thought. Now you will get your typical requests for PS3’s, video games and Zhu Zhu pets etc. For the most part children are listening to their parents and hearing that the economy is hurting is all.

Unemployment is slowing decreasing however as President Obama stated in his Christmas special last night jobs are still not opening up and people need help with the bare essentials, utility bills, mortgages, food. He is continuously working to reduce the rate. Meanwhile we are told to hang on as best as we can because it took us a long time to get here and the remedy will be the same if not longer.

Still my heart goes out and hopefully this holiday will still bring good tidings to those that need the help even is someone just gives a little of themselves it could help possibly multitudes. A story comes to mind loaves of bread, fish and Jesus Christ! Hmmm!

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Don’t blow my house down!

As the world turns but not in favor for some. The show “Extreme Make Over: Home Edition” has just declared another new home owner to foreclosure. As always in show business all we see is the glitz but the behing the scence is where the rubber mets the road.

A few of the new homeowners from the show have been having difficulties with their new found abodes. Difficulties financial has been elevated for these new homeowners with larger utility bills, higher property taxes did catch up with these new homowners. Continue reading

Ain’t this a kick in the head

Well finally I am glad to see that Tiger has come out to face the music.  All sorts of crap was being splattered around  about him with this car accident.

Tiger Woods

Poor man couldn’t even rest and heal without all the brew-ha-ha going on.

I know there will be skeptics still but I am glad he came out and said something of the turn of events.

Now let the man heal in peace so he can finish his golf game, plzzzzz!

Feel better Tiger!

 

 

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Onward O-o-o-o-o Opray Winfrey #own

The new motto of “Live your Best Life,” is speaking for Oprah.  I’ve been expecting this for sometime now quite frankly. That Oprah Winfrey is leaving the talk show venue. She plans on exciting Sept 2011 media reports say. She has accomplished so much with her show that she probably is ready for a new challenge to dig her teeth into.

I say go for it.  Great move, quit  smart while you are ahead. I know that Oprah is not finished  she has more to give of  herself than we know.  I did notice that there was a sense of not being complete over the past few years with her and the show. Revamping, tweaking and brainstorming new ideas  etc . I can understand that this is what is expected of anything in life but there was a bit of a void there.  Perhaps she read, “The Dip” by Seth Godin knowing when to quit.

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Oprah WinfreyIn a sense of being able to grow and expand in different ways and move on to something far more fulfilling and challenging for her. Besides a 50/50 split aint’ nothing to sneeze at with Discovery Communications you know the  Discovery Channel.  I am sure their ratings, stock and twitter followers for both Discovery communication venues will increase, LOL!

I have admired her tenacity  and trailblazing in this arena,  she has carved a target market all her own. Believe me her followers will go right with her.

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Seth Godin

What a great and challenging match.  I love the Discovery Channel and I am sure that what she plans to do with her new cable channel company O.W.N (Oprah Winfrey Network) will be informative and entertainment television.  It seems that she will be slotted into the already running Discovery Health Channel this should prove to be interesting with a national obesity and health care reform issue on the slot. I just wonder if  President Obama, a-a-  no no way oh just wishful thinking, huh!

From the OWN website:

  • Launching in 2010
  • Debuting in more than 70 million homes on what is currently Discovery Health
  • Targeting adults 18-49
  • Programming will include a mix of nonfiction, short-form programming, movies, documentaries and acquisitions
  • OWN is a joint venture between Oprah Winfrey and Discovery Communications
  • OWN is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA

As a profession in her field,  I say she is not done yet don’t count her out. She is  just moving over a bit then again we never know now do we?

Congrats Oprah  I will be watching sometime.

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Does this BOTHER U ?

Does this BOTHER U ?

I am slightly bothered by this where a retirement community in Pinellas Park, Florida asks for their neighbors to evict their 6 year old grand-daughter.

Okay I understand that their are community rules and regulations in these retirement communities but gee wiz!

The grandparent Jimmy and Judie Stottler live in this retirement community that doesn’t allow children. The home owners association wants the child removed,  evicted,  gone, ka-put!

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Jimmy and Judie Stottler

Jimmy and Judie Stottler

Jimmy and Judie were in the process of selling their home however with the real estate market crash those plans where destroyed and put on hold.

So now they are forced to stay until something else comes up meanwhile the home owners association is badgering this couple and their granddaughter.

Who by the way was placed in a foster home due to the state finding out that her mother was abusing drugs.

Now just what gives? Does this BOTHER U?

I am Aware of Triple Negative Breast Cancer

This October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Having lost a relative to this type of cancer and well before more advanced medical technologies where available back in the 70’s, I have learned so much about cancer.

It’s ironic that my mother is a retired chemotherapy R.N. and that cancer is prevalent in our family. Today I learned more about Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) mostly this condition is more prevalent amount African American women and more so in younger African American women.

I have always been an advocate for the research for the cure of Breast Cancer. Knowing that there are varies sub-cancer under the Breast Cancer umbrella it just brings to mind so many that are continuously fighting for the cure.

Breast Cancer Charity Auction Proceeds to Susan G. Komen

My condolences for those that are going through this and those that have lost loved ones to Breast Cancer. This is not only a month to reflect get involved with the fight but I urge you to not only just think during October but throughout the year. Those with cancer think about it everyday,  to help save lives.

Baby got rhythm

Do you think you could learn a few moves from this baby,lol!

Just too cute and too hilarious!!