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  • Who Should Become VP?

    03/19/2008 1:10:23 PM PDT · 42 of 79
    Fritzy to bmweezer
    Crist - Shallow..Must be ready to be run out of Fla.. the State is in a mess.. also.. too metro sexual.. or gay or what ever...
    Jeb Bush - Absolutely!!! - the best qualified candidate for President or VP, but the name needs a bit of a rest
    Condi Rice - Excellent, but needs stronger business sense...
    Jim DeMint - one of my favorites, should be on the next ticket.. excellent productive worker, high ethics,
    Mitt - the solid answer, strong business background, so needed by McCain.. will be great on the global market, can respond to our economic issues placing us back as a major global economic force.. a class act!!!
  • A pledge to never vote for McCain (Vanity)

    02/06/2008 8:45:57 AM PST · 363 of 433
    Fritzy to Tree of Liberty
    This is a very difficult time for us all.. if McCain is the Party’s choice.. it would be impossible for our family (now 27 strong) to vote for him.. for all the known and unknown reasons.. Our votes are sacred, they demonstrate our support and conviction that our candidate will bring forth a stronger, viable, economically healthy and valued democracy... McCain is not the answer..
    This is the second time I have witnessed our party taking a very sharp turn down the road to destruction... remember Mitt’s father??? He made some stupid statement in the Far East.. and everyone dropped him like a hot potato.. my father was a huge Romney supporter.. he was almost ready for tears when the Party selected that year...
    So where will we cast our vote: Sorry dear friends.. for the Democratic choice.. or not at all.. several family members think voting for a socialist for a few years would be better than a certified nut case.. we are still debating..
    We have to get this party together for the right reasons.. can there be a dark horse on the sideline???
    The Fritz is crushed!!!
  • If McCain is the nominee, would you vote for him?

    01/31/2008 11:18:12 AM PST · 284 of 434
    Fritzy to Nachum
    My entire family..all four boys and their wives..will not vote for McCain.. he is too unstable for us.. we have truly research all of the candidates.. discussed until we are blue in the face.. we all agreed that Mitt is the strongest of all candidates.. from both sides of the isle.. While we appreciate McCain’s military sacrifices for our nation.. it does not automatically give him the capacity to lead our country.. he has been in DC too long.. by his own words and verbal responses, he does not understand the economy..he has a terrible temper.. Hillary will chew him up..
    If McCain is the candidate.. the family will sit this one out.. we do not want to be part of the downfall of a nation that we love so much.. for me? I think I will vote for Gladys Knight.. some one said yesterday.. she is black, a women and a Mormon... perhaps she could have one of the Pips as VP.. this entire process is tiresome.. why does America not want an intelligent, business savvy, stable, classy President? Beats me.. I think I am just about ready to give up on the politics of politics...
  • ROMNEY IS GOP UNIFIER (Lonsberry)

    01/29/2008 8:34:26 AM PST · 75 of 101
    Fritzy to shortstop
    Absolutely on target... our family arranged to take 87 voters to early polls.. to assist Mitt.. while no one is perfect.. he can/will be the best President of all candidates.. including the Democrats.. we just have to pull together and create the environment for Mitt to win.. we can do it.. look at the alternatives...
    McCain cannot and must not represent Republicans.. his temper and attitude get in the way.. so if you plan on participating in the primary voting.. in any State.. carefully consider Mitt... vote on principals, vision, capacity and value.. not on personalities, TV promos or listening to telephone calls from “friends” of the candidate..
    Another point.. I am in Florida.. who ever said that Charlie is loved by all needs to take another poll... Charlie is trying to position himself for a Cabinet position.. Help us all.. somebody take a good look at Tallahassee.. Charlie is as shallow as they come... goodness knows we have a sufficient number of light weights in DC already...
    Our beloved country is in a terrible position, economically, morally, spiritually.. I work in global investments.. in Africa and the Middle East.. So I see our Nation from many different views.. listening carefully to the economic markets and now watching China moving swiftly to annex Africa.. I just cant imagine McCain participating as a leader on a global platform.. we just have to start electing people who are intelligent, careful listeners, responsive to our people and know how to stay the course that our forefathers delineated.. we can do it.. it is just the huge vacuum in our leadership..
    I know that I am preaching.. but I am absolutely passionate about America and know how exciting our future can be.. it really is up to you and me...
    Regards to all.. It is great to be back ...
  • McCain Wins !!! McCains Wins !!!!!

    01/27/2008 9:04:17 PM PST · 138 of 143
    Fritzy to factmart
    Over two years I have asked our Freepers to take a look at Mitt.. he is not perfect.. but WAAAAY ahead of the others.. he just needs a good VP to back up the pieces that McCain brings to the table.. i.e. the military smarts.. my parents were huge supporters of the first Romney.. the bottom line is the economy and how the U.S. manages on the global platform.. Mitt will get that! ,, also, with a strong VP, vibrant staffing and our full support, Hillary/Obama will be toast.. frankly, I think Obama has a future, but not now.. By the way.. everyone seems to be talking about change.. what does it mean?? Change=good or change=bad.. we never seem to get it is the policies and platform that will create the future.. have already voted (am in FL).. most of my neighbors and Church group are in Mitts corner.. hopefully, our votes will help..
  • [Marie] Osmond's 16-year-old son enters rehab

    11/15/2007 11:50:36 AM PST · 104 of 124
    Fritzy to panaxanax
    General thoughts: 1. I thought Marie was married, briefly, prior to the guy she is just now divorcing ?.. 2. Daughters.. no matter what age.. tend to need their father.. we have four sons and then the one daughter.. at age 25, she is still close to her Dad (thank God!).. 3. I was a foster child.. living with a “foster” mother and father my entire life.. wonderful people, I was truly blessed.. however..there is a deep self-worth vacuum inside, so hard to get over, crushing and really places an adopted child in a vulnerable position.. fortunately for me, I placed all my energy in trying to prove I am worthy.. academics, productivity, perfection.. it took years to get over it..
    4. The Osmonds are going to support Mitt.. what other insane questions would Larry ask.. duh! As a huge Mitt supporter, I mentioned his name 18 months ago to you all - I still do not know if I am going to vote for him.. just waiting to see the others.. my vote is for someone with defined actions,productivity, demonstrated outcomes, vision and integrity - so who is that???
    5. The Osmonds are discovering renewed interest in their lives/talents.. a bit ditsy for sure.. but a welcome escape from the depressing news, insane TV programming and the everyday pressures.. so I think they will do well..
    Cheers to all my Friendly Freepers.. wish I could take more time to visit with you all..

    Fritzy

  • Police Sergeant's Wife Goes Missing(Bolingbrook Illinois)

    11/03/2007 3:10:30 PM PDT · 74 of 184
    Fritzy to Thebaddog

    Wonder where the first two wives are... Greta/etc should find them and interview.. could be very interesting..

  • LA Times Sitting On Major Sex Scandal Involiving "Leading Presidential Candidate"

    10/31/2007 2:27:46 PM PDT · 210 of 271
    Fritzy to kevkrom

    Give me a break.. they are all actors... Fred has just pushed it up a notch...

  • LA Times Sitting On Major Sex Scandal Involiving "Leading Presidential Candidate"

    10/31/2007 12:03:20 PM PDT · 58 of 271
    Fritzy to kregger1

    Why is no one mentioning Fred????

  • American Idol 2007--Live Thread (Part II)

    03/22/2007 2:48:31 AM PDT · 2,473 of 12,343
    Fritzy to jonrick46
    You are right... I posted the same note a few days ago.. this is a young man... he has a pleasant voice, has a strong stage presence.. but not up to the professionals now on stage with him... but mark my word.. we have not seen the end of this young man.. he is so like many of the young "crooners" of yesteryears.. my mother was crazy about Sinatra (who was also skinny, young, laughed at by my grandparents.. and had hair!).. it takes time.. I do not think that he will be able to continue toward finalist, but he will make his way into the hearts of many...
  • American Idol 2007--Live Thread (Part II)

    03/15/2007 8:35:10 AM PDT · 1,095 of 12,343
    Fritzy to sirchtruth
    Another side to the Sanjaya issue... if you close your eyes and listen to his voice, he is not too bad... he is just 17 years old, obviously no experience and out of his league for sure... not every guy who is "soft" looking is gay - watch him dance.. looks like a 10 year old...but if given the right process, he could turn out to be a strong singer and performer...by the way, take a look at the early photos of Frankie, he looked just about the same way... but Sanjaya is not an American Idol! I watch Idol as a moment of nonsense from my work... but this year it seems the Idol folks did not do a good job in screening... I can't believe the top 10-12 are truly the best in America... somewhere, this is off track...
    Just a moment of reflection this beautiful morning in Florida.. Cheers!
  • Brownback Moves Toward White House Bid

    12/04/2006 9:04:37 AM PST · 15 of 69
    Fritzy to PDR
    Absolutely accurate.. besides, he is close to the Neocons in DC.. has huge financial ties to large lobbyist in DC.. known for his insane earmarks...has wanted to be President for years, with an ego to match.. where are our qualified, productive, visionary leaders... this guy is not one!
  • Martinez to become new RNC chief

    11/13/2006 2:03:07 PM PST · 477 of 771
    Fritzy to TommyDale
    We need to all get together... this entire scene is insane... and getting worst every day... after twenty years of funding the Republican party... I am so discouraged...
    We seem to just want to buy or tint elections with certain colors: green, brown, black, etc... it really should be about character, vision, productivity - but I guess I am way out of order in today's politics...
    Point of interest:
    We have a neighbor who ran for a judicial position - no one was less qualified, the guy's an alcoholic, working on his third wife, kids run wild.. but yet, took $200,000 of his own money, borrowed on his home for an additional $100,000 and won the election - he is now going to be a judge for $140,000 a year... let's see...how do you spell "under the table gifts"????
    Perhaps I am destined for a new party or a new country... Australia anyone?
  • Martinez to become new RNC chief

    11/13/2006 1:51:59 PM PST · 450 of 771
    Fritzy to Txsleuth

    Me too.. I love Lamar, but his personality is so low key, however, I had the opportunity of sitting before Mel last summer to discuss an international issue, he was so empty, so lost on basic commerce.. I was truly surprised.. then living in Fla I have been to several of his fund raisers.. he is so bla... he just does not get it.. what ever it is these days...

  • Martinez to become new RNC chief

    11/13/2006 1:28:11 PM PST · 384 of 771
    Fritzy to Txsleuth
    Your on target.. someone said we need a street fighter.. someone who knows the American interest, willing to challenge the Dems.. excited enough to stump in every circle for a new, emerging, visionary and responsive Republican party.. full of hope, opportunity and integrity.. that is just not good old, sleepy eyed, lazy, bumbling Mel... I am so heartbroken with our leadership... and just voted a full Republican ticket... I need to sit with Jeb a bit to discover what idiot came up with this guy... by the way, just because organizations promote someone on a certain standard does not endorse or evaluate the capacity for specific roles... don't be fooled by applause sheets!
  • Martinez to become new RNC chief

    11/13/2006 12:29:17 PM PST · 87 of 771
    Fritzy to PhiKapMom
    How in the world can our leadership continue to make mistakes like this.. Mel is Cuban, Floridian, etc... but he cannot plan a picnic.. is not interested in or knowledgeable Re: economics, global commerce, key domestic issues and on top of it all... does not or cannot listen worth a darn to American hopes/dreams/visions.. has not had the capacity to actually hire competent staff (remember the insane staffing in his first year?)how in the heck can he possibly lead our party... has George gone totally nutz???
  • Martinez to become new RNC chief

    11/13/2006 12:18:21 PM PST · 37 of 771
    Fritzy to Tulsa Ramjet

    Mel is such a looser... perhaps this will give him something to do.. he does not do anything in Office.. so he has plenty of time to chair this... what a loss for our Republican leadership... I am SO ready for a new party...

  • Ex-Harris aides provide peek into campaign

    08/07/2006 12:24:20 PM PDT · 48 of 124
    Fritzy to RNO1
    OK.. I live in Florida... know the national and local Republicans pretty well.. this report is all about getting rid of Harris.. just follow the relationships and money... The Bushes do not like Harris-for a number of reasons, some valid - they have publicly and privately asked her not run... Jim Dornan is a "patsy" for a man by the name of Ari.. a close associate/on the take from several big time Florida campaign contributors to the Bushes.. he or Ari are getting paid big time for this "enlightenment".. Ari is also on a presidential committee for Brownback in Kansas.. hoping for a payback... while I do not endorse Harris.. I absolutely resent a former campaigner coming forth with such negative discussions - I for one, if I were to run for an office, would NEVER hire Dornan or any of the other Beltway lobbyist.. Dornan, Ari are high paid lobbyist!! By the way.. is there a connection to the large, outspoken Dornan family???
  • American Idol 2006--Live Thread (Part III)

    05/28/2006 8:03:07 AM PDT · 10,860 of 11,455
    Fritzy to Netizen; Jim Robinson
    At long last.. I thought I was going nutz.. thanks Netizen...

    As one FReeper defined.. this thread is about entertainment.. a sharing of personal perspectives and endorsements for specific talent as showcased on AI...

    Frankly, Doodlelady is waaaay out of line..

    Catch you all later...

    Sorry Jim... I have been out of the country.. returning to discover the antics of Doodlelady.. thinking that FR had changed... my apology to you and your staff...
  • American Idol 2006--Live Thread (Part III)

    05/27/2006 3:44:00 PM PDT · 10,715 of 11,455
    Fritzy to floridaobserver
    You are right .. the end of his life was horrible.. not at all what we wanted..however.. his voice was incredible... Taylor is no where near the voice... again, Elvis was not all he appeared to be... however, he did have manners. the business chews up people, as we all know..

    I like to watch Taylor.. he is fun... but as far a a voice with quality and long-term staying power... in my opinion, he just does not have it...

    Thanks for the civilized come back!
  • American Idol 2006--Live Thread (Part III)

    05/27/2006 2:47:35 PM PDT · 10,699 of 11,455
    Fritzy to doodlelady
    I try not to mention Clinton .. you did not read my post... Check it out... Taylor is a Clinton fan.... If you go back and read my post over the past years.. you will see I am a strong, productive, invested Republican... I work with DC and other international governments.. a large portion of my work is centered around cleaning up the messes from the former Administration... however, I reserve the right to express my opinion on any official.. including my own party..my problem, as you have pointed out... I am not able to do that on FR...
  • American Idol 2006--Live Thread (Part III)

    05/27/2006 2:35:11 PM PDT · 10,694 of 11,455
    Fritzy to doodlelady
    You are right.. I have been working in Morocco and Nigeria.. so I have not been on.. just came back and caught the last month AI... really enjoyed the show, then jumped in to check out what my old FRiends were saying about AI.. when Rice and Clintons name surfaced.. it sort of got to me.. sorry if I offended you.. while I was gone, you have obviously gotten a bit touchy.. please accept my apology...
  • American Idol 2006--Live Thread (Part III)

    05/27/2006 2:29:39 PM PDT · 10,691 of 11,455
    Fritzy to doodlelady
    OK.. so who says that she is the most powerful woman in the world?? The US Press??? Does she need to connect her name to AI to have some of the "power" rub off on her?

    The impact AI has is recreational... nothing more..

    I know Rice so she knows my position... she could be truly a God send for us... but first, the State Department has to shape up and follow the President's agenda... she has not been able to move her department into the President's agenda... but then.. this is a note for another thread...

    By the way.. anyone is free to "diss" any public official.. without fear of "peril".. I do so hope that we have not limited our freedom of speech...

    Back to the items at hand... let's have fun anointing "TAY" and dissing Katherine... no "peril" there!

    The Fritz is out...
  • American Idol 2006--Live Thread (Part III)

    05/27/2006 2:19:58 PM PDT · 10,686 of 11,455
    Fritzy to over3Owithabrain
    You are right... I guess I did not read where post referred to Dr. Rice.. or connected her name to AI... I guess that I misunderstood the "Taylor admires Clinton"... Just think that we need to use this as an escape as you delineated... sorry if I offended... I will jump off...
  • American Idol 2006--Live Thread (Part III)

    05/27/2006 1:33:14 PM PDT · 10,676 of 11,455
    Fritzy to SirLinksalot
    Nice post..at this point everyone is trying to tag on to the Idol.. including Dr. Rice?? ..it is a hot item.. several thoughts.. first, why so hard on Katherine? She is a 21 year old.. raised under the watchful eye of Mom and Dad.. championed by her family - isn't that what we want for all our children? So she lacks the maturity of a thirty year old.. says things off the cuff..giggles at some inappropriate times.. I have 18 - 24 year old sons and daughter with the same issues.. however, she has a wonderful voice, just close your eyes and listen..
    OTOH.. Taylor appears to be an overgrown party boy.. certainly a great musician, has a unique way with lyrics and interesting physical moves..dedicated to himself and his career.. but I suspect a real opportunist.. his social conversational words are empty.. at least on the Leno and King show.. As a Southerner, I can point blank say that Taylor does not represent the class and social skills I expect from a man of his age.. perhaps he has not had educational or social opportunities to help him develop his social skills.. he is certainly NOT Elvis.. who was also uneducated, came from a dirty poor family - but went on to give us a voice of the ages.. all the time caring for his family and friends.. valuing other people and listening to the opinion of others with grace and honor..
    OK at this point, I suppose I am the one lone rider here.. however, I actually liked several others in the competition better than Taylor or Katherine..but they are all winners..
    Now back to the Rice connection.. the world is coming apart at the seams.. Rice talks big but her Dept of State delivers nothing..now she gives a comment on the Idol? Then we put value on the crazy over-grown bar singer's political statements.. get a grip! This is insane...
    I am not just taking FR comments to the wood shed.. this is actually pointed toward the media and our (yours and mine) taking a TV show, as much fun as it is, to the level of "Idol" worship and actually listening to political "pearls of wisdom" from someone who can't possibly have a clue as to the status of the world...
    My point: let's enjoy Kat, Taylor and the "gang" for what they are.. entertainers who are looking for the big bucks and to secure their place in the spotlight.. let's just keep them in their own pew... by the way.. while your eyes are closed, listen to Mandisa!
    Cheers
  • Warren Beatty blocked from entering Schwarzenegger campaign rally

    11/08/2005 2:36:15 PM PST · 40 of 42
    Fritzy to Bernard Marx
    Hi.. you are correct about Reed.. I believe he is the only American buried there...
    To compare Warren's position to portraying Reed. can also be applied to Arnold and the many crazy parts he has played.. while I absolutely agree with you about the insane liberalism in Hollywood and in the Theatrical industry.. my point was to not judge actors by the parts they play...
    In Reed's time, he was up to his ears in many of the theater/Artsy group activities.. if I remember, Eugene O'Neil.. among others.. all really surface intellects,. or trying to portray a sense of knowledge..
    I urge you to go back and view REDS again.. it is one of my favorite movies.. I wait - with anticipation for the train scene.. for it is worth it... In the final analysis, the Kremlin was not pleased with Reed.. but had to cover up his disappointment in order to keep the face on communism... what a complete waste of a potentially wonderful life..
    Thanks for the comeback!
  • Warren Beatty blocked from entering Schwarzenegger campaign rally

    11/08/2005 1:00:41 PM PST · 38 of 42
    Fritzy to Fritzy

    Sorry.. the spell check got the best of Reed's name...

  • Warren Beatty blocked from entering Schwarzenegger campaign rally

    11/08/2005 12:58:34 PM PST · 37 of 42
    Fritzy to Bernard Marx
    This is not an endorsement of Warren.. but rather a comment on his portrayal of John Read in Reds... Read was a spirited communist, born out of the labor movement.. worked intently on the War in Russia... in the movie.. his early position was clearly delineated.. however,, the light finally hit him.. he was ill and broken at that point.. remember the scene in the rail road station, when all of the people were starving/ill/homeless in the snow.. the train (cars) stopped briefly and in the train were the leaders of the "liberating" movement enjoying the best of food and the finest of wine.. the look on John Read/Warren's face was unforgettable.. it was like a proclamation that a life was wasted on an empty promise.. that people, no matter what they say,when they get into power they demonstrate how power breeds greed...

    We could examine a million examples of this in our own leadership..

    So while I am not supporting Warren's fever for an elected position.. I also would not characterize him as a huge supporter of Read's actions.. rather that he may have learned from studying him...
  • Sure, the storm was bad, but . . . (FR Mentioned)

    11/05/2005 3:53:56 AM PST · 16 of 108
    Fritzy to NautiNurse
    Morning... Just returned from a long out of the country business trip...had to catch up with all of of you.. however, you are terrific keeping everyone up on the news.. connecting people and providing a platform for communication among our FRiends.. now let's look at all of the "white collar" response to the Wilma situation...
    I have an in-law living in Palm Beach Gardens Florida.. last year a hurricane blew off several pieces of his garage roof.. he had FEMA folks come out to take a look and they gave him the full cost of his roof for complete replacement - he personally fixed the few shingles, pocketing the FEMA check... well.. it happened again...

    Wilma blows through and now the SAME shingles left his home.. he is the first to connect with FEMA.. asking for another full roof replacement.. and guess what.. they have already assessed the damage and agreed to the full cost of yet another replacement... check is on its way...

    Now this same inlaw just purchased a mobile travel home - cost? $125,000. - paid cash.. has owned his home for forty years, is an early retiree of a major aircraft firm with a $4,000 a month retirement check, plus his Social Security...

    Last night he called to tell us that he has bottled water for the next six months, two cases of canned tomatoes, butter, cheese, and a check for $400. for groceries... all from FEMA...

    I am SO disgusted.. I am not sure that I can actually face this man at Christmas dinner..

    Frankly, I don't believe this is an isolated case.. millions of dollars are going down the drain - not just from poor people who are milking the system - but out and out thieves with the means to stand on their own..

    There should be a huge FEMA overhaul.. extensive records (Check out the IRS, or Social Security they can spot a person in a New York minute.. no matter who..). and then trained outreach personnel that can use a hand computer on site... this is absolutely nutz!

    Now for the rest of the story.. this same in-law told us in last night's conversation that he was taking his new Mobile to Miami (full expenses paid) to help with the Wilma Mop Up.. hired by.. you guessed it.. FEMA in DC... go figure!

    Have to catch up with my desk.. thanks for caring so much for our FReepers.. my hat is off to you!

    The Traveling Fritzy - still making my own living...
  • Prayers requested for my newborn grandson

    10/14/2005 1:31:27 AM PDT · 21 of 135
    Fritzy to syriacus
    Special prayers this morning for your daughter... Several years ago we lost a grandchild.. right after birth... I know exactly what you are going through... know that I am thinking of you all and that God will be standing by your side..

    Warmly...
    The Fritzy
  • Announcing the Catholic Freeper Locator List

    10/11/2005 7:54:56 PM PDT · 276 of 378
    Fritzy to Romulus

    Count me in... I am in Florida at this time.. but my work demands that I travel often..

    Let me know how I can help... this can be very important...

    Thanks for the organizational work..

  • Prayer request for my mom

    10/10/2005 8:41:22 AM PDT · 109 of 145
    Fritzy to baseballfanjm

    Special prayers at Mass tomorrow AM...

    Blessings to you and your family

  • What about her age?

    10/05/2005 3:48:51 PM PDT · 55 of 77
    Fritzy to Mike10542
    Give me a break... what if she were a he.. 60 would not seem too old???

    This is the usual slop about how old women are... I am about her age and I have never felt better, worked harder, been more productive, going to school to get a new SEC license, into my third career, have a terrific social life.. and by the way.. a very active sex life - thanks to my "old" spouse... the spouse is older but still chases me around the room... I occasionally let him catch me...

    Mike, get a life and hope you can be as intelligent, visionary and productive as us old folks.. but then.. if you think life is over for anyone over 50.. you are destined to have a miserable old age.. so just go jump in front of a very fast moving train... ASAP
  • George Will "Can This Nomination Be Justified?"

    10/05/2005 9:03:11 AM PDT · 265 of 415
    Fritzy to Huck
    Thanks for posting this.. I read his article during a brief coffee break.. have to agree with many points in the article.. the real root of his points: What has she done, accomplished etc in regards to constitutional law... this is a biggie for me..

    I have also questioned (I understand the political game).. why the President engages so many Congressmen/Women in seeking the "right" person for the position.. I know that he has to work with them..and wants their input.. I clearly understand this.. but has he also engaged top Judicial people about their profiles of a strong Court candidate?

    As a huge champion of President Bush, both in time and financial support.. I am very concerned over this candidate..

    Another point.. Wills does not say that he has researched every piece.. but we have all heard from a multitude of talking heads on TV.. She is a very nice person (no disagreement).. She is well liked (So?).. She is a hard worker (I am sure she is.. so is my trash man.. he is terrific.. but he is not ready for the bench).. she even takes time to serve coffee to committee members (give me a break!)..she has crashed through barriers that women have faced over the past thirty years (So have I and many women in this nation.. (does this give her the credentials?)

    Now, for the record.. I am not against her.. I just don't know what she has accomplished in the path of a road to the Court??? I actually like her and am so glad that a woman of my generation has moved to the top.. but I really have to hear more about her productivity/engagement re: Constitutional law..

    Just my two cents on this wonderful Wednesday morning...
  • Mayor Ray Nagin says the city has to lay off as many as 3,000 workers.

    10/05/2005 8:06:37 AM PDT · 76 of 79
    Fritzy to billhilly

    Thanks!!!!!

  • Mayor Ray Nagin says the city has to lay off as many as 3,000 workers.

    10/04/2005 4:39:56 PM PDT · 71 of 79
    Fritzy to billhilly

    7 years??? Source???

  • Mayor Ray Nagin says the city has to lay off as many as 3,000 workers.

    10/04/2005 4:38:25 PM PDT · 70 of 79
    Fritzy to NC28203
    You are right... re: FEMA.. but there are other federal funds available ... the tax collections (million of property taxes) are not usually collected on a monthly basis... I still think there should have been reserves..

    FEMA does cover overtime.. as you have reported.. but if a city is almost bankrupt.. what about the State stepping up to bat?? Are the State coffers empty too.. do they have reserves??

    Thank you for the information... we all need to appreciate the policies.. but I still think that the Feds could loan NO some $$s.. which leads me back to Reserves...

    On the other hand.. perhaps all of NO should be closed, everyone terminated and then have a strong, experienced community building group (from the private sector) take over the operations.. until which time NO could get back on its feet...

    This could be financed through some of the the billions in the Red Cross and the two Ex Presidents fund.. piece of cake... but it would demand a contract with the building group that was iron clad.. with very specific outcomes.. measurable..timely..

    Another thought.. what about US Venture investors.. putting up a Billion with a healthy ROI and community respect.. a sort of double bottom line..

    With about a year, complete review/overhaul of every city policy.. all new leaders trained and seated.. a plan for the economic, social,education, administrative structures in place.. almost like a new city..

    How about Disney taking a leadership role.. or Dr. Michael Porter from Harvard.. or let's get international - how about some of the planners working on Dubai.. they have created a wonder for UAE.. or some of the development people in WalMart.. They could be "loaned Executives" on loan for a year to provide a rising phoenix from old NO.. Dr. Porter, along with key leaders from the field and from La.. could lead this effort...

    WOW.. this is a project I would really like to work on.. there are many FReepers with the knowledge and vision to work on this...

    OK.. stop laughing... I have to get back to work..

    Cheers to all..
  • Mayor Ray Nagin says the city has to lay off as many as 3,000 workers.

    10/04/2005 12:46:53 PM PDT · 55 of 79
    Fritzy to LA Woman3
    Rats! I thought he was going to resign... but now the question must be... do all cities work on immediate flow of tax dollars.. don't cities normally have a 3 - 6 reserve designed for just these types of events??? What about designated resources from other sources.. they cannot be spent on just anything.. also, what about the tons of FEMA $$s going into the city.. none of this makes sense.. but then again... nothing has ever made sense in NO..

    I guess my question calls for Cities to be managed like a business.. Oh MY.. you all must be laughing at me now...
  • ADULTERY IS KILLING THE AMERICAN FAMILY

    09/27/2005 7:41:10 AM PDT · 38 of 72
    Fritzy to ElCapusto; All
    The issue is not adultery.. it is commitment... Our nation has a serious problem with commitment to anything... family, marriage, children, education, jobs, you name it... it all appears to erupt from a lack of commitment to God...

    We just don't get it! .. we have evolved into humans that demand instant excitement.. i.e. Families that take very little time from our personal quest but are expected to be perfect.. marriages that are to be 24/7 exciting, fun-filled, sexual experiences - (otherwise.. we try to find these stimulating actions in drugs, alcohol, affairs, etc.).. education in books/classrooms that never move to implementation of learned actions.. jobs that immediately pay large compensations without the borders of productivity, attendance, personal ownership of professional life..

    A nation of Christian/Judea people who attend church, attend prayer sessions, profess to be caring/nurturing participants in a civil society - but in reality leave their commitment to God in their place of worship, on their podiums, or in their public statements.. never moving God's demand for commitment to long term, hard, frustrating actions...

    To be fair, many of our people do understand and endorse deep commitment.. but their numbers are diminishing with each sunrise.. in favor of fun, excitement, feel-good, instant gratification...

    The answer is anchored in commitment!

    Just my top of the head thinking on a beautiful Tuesday Morning...

    Think I will go and hug my "other" of 30 years then call all of our children to remind them of our love and support for their individual commitments to God...
  • BENEDICT XVI ON RELIGION AND PUBLIC LIFE

    09/24/2005 6:58:00 AM PDT · 9 of 14
    Fritzy to Salvation
    Have not mentioned this lately, but your post and pinging are very much a part of my everyday life... my work demands that I travel.. often in Africa and the Middle East.. no matter where I am I can take a few minutes each morning to read your messages... it truly means so much to me and frankly, frames the way I conduct business that day...

    This morning is perfect.. I am home and can take my time to reflect... thank you!


    Blessing for your continued support in my quest for a productive, caring life..

    The Fritzy
  • "Please join me in prayer for of United States of America ”On a shining hill”

    09/24/2005 6:52:07 AM PDT · 66 of 75
    Fritzy to anonymoussierra

    Thank you.. this is right on target.... I really appreciate your posting this and equally thankful for remembering me in this post..

    Blessings...

  • Hurricane Rita Live Thread, Part VI

    09/23/2005 2:07:14 PM PDT · 1,300 of 3,248
    Fritzy to Wneighbor
    Thanks for the come back... terrific! Frankly, I am SO impressed with the Texas FRiends on this thread.. strong, powerful, caring, visionary Texans... from what I have observed over the past three days... (traffic jams..leadership responses ..etc).. there is a sense of pride and controlled efforts that seems to be a Texan Trademark... Wish LA could take a page from this type of citizenship...

    I do look forward to spending a few weeks to get my sea legs in the Livingston area... then we will make our decision... appreciate your perspective..

    More later...
  • Hurricane Rita Live Thread, Part VI

    09/23/2005 1:25:49 PM PDT · 1,132 of 3,248
    Fritzy to Wneighbor
    Waco is a long way away from the front lines.. but being prepared is what it is all about...

    Interesting.. we (my other half) are planning on checking our the North side of Houston.. near Conrae (sp?) and Livingston to either build or buy our final home.. one of our son's is buying a marina in Texas and we want to be closer to him.. while this is a way from the Gulf.. that area appears to actively prepared for the event.. have a strong civic connection .. which is a positive for that area... we now live in Florida.. so we are very familiar with Hurricanes..

    Our hats are tipped to you all for your caring and calm approach to the storm...
  • Hurricane Rita Live Thread, Part VI

    09/23/2005 1:18:27 PM PDT · 1,098 of 3,248
    Fritzy to greene66

    Good news on the Police connection... where are you..?

  • Hurricane Rita Live Thread, Part VI

    09/23/2005 1:04:48 PM PDT · 1,031 of 3,248
    Fritzy to greene66
    Greene66.... One thought.. have you called your local authorities to let them know you are at home with your Grandmother?.. Someone should know you are there.. just in case.. do you have neighbors who have not left?

    Stay safe and let us know...
  • Hurricane Rita Live Thread, Part VI

    09/23/2005 12:58:53 PM PDT · 979 of 3,248
    Fritzy to greene66

    We are all with you and please know that prayers are heading your way... our love and comfort to your Grandmother...

    Blessings... Let us know you are OK....

  • A Few Prayers for Texas Cowboy!!

    09/19/2005 7:44:04 PM PDT · 6,191 of 6,743
    Fritzy to TexasCowboy

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you... take care and trust in his word.....

    Blessings!

  • Natalee Holloway - Case Discussion Extended Thread 16

    09/18/2005 2:20:02 PM PDT · 1,970 of 3,757
    Fritzy to TexKat

    Hi... Glad to see your name... have missed you.. hope you are OK...

    I am sure we are all still praying and hoping... my commitment to Natalee and her entire family increases every day...

  • LA Officials Indicted Prior to Katrina

    09/17/2005 9:27:09 PM PDT · 102 of 103
    Fritzy to Hilltop

    Thanks.. I am going to research this on Tuesday... my first free day... what people do not seem to grasp is that Tax dollars are not "government" dollars.. they are owned by the taxpayers... we are the government...

    With all the waste.. it is a shame that people do not step up to the pulpit and make a difference...

    More later...

  • LA Officials Indicted Prior to Katrina

    09/17/2005 8:12:58 AM PDT · 18 of 103
    Fritzy to Wombat101

    I just read this entire article... to say I am angry is a huge understatement.. a portion of this is MY money... also.. we are just looking at FEMA.. what about other Federal/State/City programs.. all over the US.. ?????

    OK.. after a deep breath... what about a group of taxpayers getting together and suing the Government for misspending our dollars???? A huge class action suit????

    If anyone knows anyone interested, or doing this, please let me know... I am SO ready!