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  • Elena Kagan tied to Obama's birth certificate

    08/05/2010 3:08:51 AM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 27 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 8/4/10 | Joe Kovacs
    Just when you thought there couldn't be any more players in the ongoing soap opera over the hunt for President Obama's original birth certificate and his constitutional eligibility for office, there comes yet another name: Elena Kagan. Yes, the same Elena Kagan nominated by the commander in chief to be the next justice on the U.S. Supreme Court has actually been playing a role for some time in the dispute over whether Obama is legally qualified to be in the White House.
  • Prayers for my dad

    05/24/2010 5:30:12 AM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 22 replies · 400+ views
    Please offer prayers for my dad who suffered a stroke this weekend. Many, many thanks.
  • Obama the self employed President?

    04/18/2010 7:43:01 AM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 42 replies · 1,661+ views
    LA Anti-Establishment Examiner ^ | April 17, 2010 | Charles Nichols
    President Obama just released his tax returns. Much to my surprise I discovered he filled out an IRS form Schedule C "Profit or Loss from Business" claiming a $5,661,666 business profit from the sales of his books. According to the IRS, in order to be able to file a Schedule C one must be "...involved in the activity (writing) with continuity and regularity." If you aren't, then your income goes on line 21 of your 1040 just like everyone else. The reason for this is simple, people could write off their vacations just so long as they wrote about it...
  • Stefanie Spielman Succumbs To Breast Cancer

    11/20/2009 6:49:22 AM PST · by OldBlondBabe · 6 replies · 633+ views
    Thaindian News ^ | November 20th, 2009 | Madhuri Dey
    Columbus, Nov. 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Ohio State Community is “extremely saddened” by the news of the death of Stefanie Spielman, the wife of Ohio State football star Chris Spielman. Stefanie passed away on Thursday after fighting a long battle with breast cancer. She was 42 years old at the time of her death. Stefanie was an activist and fought a public battle against the disease that she herself was afflicted with. She passed away at Upper Arlington, the family’s home. Stephanie was detected with a lump in her breast at the age of 30 years.
  • Chrysler dissident lender group drops challenge

    05/08/2009 2:40:15 PM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 24 replies · 734+ views
    International Business Times ^ | Friday, May 8, 2009 | Poornima Gupta
    DETROIT - A group of Chrysler LLC's dissident lenders disbanded, representatives said on Friday, removing the last legal hurdle to the automaker's quest to complete a merger with Italy's Fiat SpA with U.S. government backing.
  • Adrian Gerber has courageously fought leukemia.

    04/17/2009 7:29:05 AM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 846+ views
    Posted by: Esther Skiba Please do not reply to this message. Please e-mail qfad.heroes@gmail.com . Thank you. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Volunteers, The following is a story on one of the children that QFAD/Heroes met at Mott Children's Hospital recently. His wish is for mail and we need to fill his mailbox and do it NOW as his time left here is very short. Our Hero Chairperson, Sgt. Jeremy James has planned a beautiful surprise for him this Saturday. Adrian will get a helicopter ride at the Caro Airport in Caro Michigan at 8:00 am. If you wish to come out and...
  • Anti-Tax Tea Party in Troy, MI

    04/09/2009 12:21:00 PM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 9 replies · 2,071+ views
    Oakland County Taxpayers Type: Causes - Rally Network: Global Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm Location: Sidewalk along Big Beaver Rd. in front of Troy City Hall Street: 500 W. Big Beaver Rd. City/Town: Troy, MI
  • Governement Grant Assistance.org

    03/18/2009 11:14:24 AM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 5 replies · 604+ views
    Our FREE SOFTWARE contains everything you need to know about how and where to access your grant money and can be shipped directly to your home or office within a matter of days. Not only will you learn how to find the grant that's right for you if you do in fact qualify, but you'll also have all the tools and resources you need to apply for this money with all the clutter cut out. This information is worth thousands of dollars!
  • From Books, New President Found Voice

    02/07/2009 3:07:32 PM PST · by OldBlondBabe · 15 replies · 582+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 18, 2009 | MICHIKO KAKUTANI
    WASHINGTON — In college, as he was getting involved in protests against the apartheid government in South Africa, Barack Obama noticed, he has written, “that people had begun to listen to my opinions.” Words, the young Mr. Obama realized, had the power “to transform”: “with the right words everything could change -— South Africa, the lives of ghetto kids just a few miles away, my own tenuous place in the world.”
  • Toymakers Assail Costs of New Law

    01/01/2009 7:07:28 AM PST · by OldBlondBabe · 54 replies · 2,080+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Lyndsey Layton and Annys Shin
    Selecta, a German toymaker, carves whimsical cars and characters from native woods, colors them with vegetable dyes and coats them in silky beeswax. No lead, no toxic varnishes. Not even waste -- the company heats its factory with leftover woodchips. Just the kind of toymaker in demand after scares about tainted playthings from China. But this holiday season, Selecta is preparing to pull out of the U.S. market. Its problem, executives say, is consumer legislation that is adding crushing costs to selling toys in America. The law, which takes effect Feb. 10, was passed by Congress in response to recalls...
  • Martell helps teacher’s son (Michigan)Prayer request

    10/23/2008 1:08:54 PM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 3 replies · 160+ views
    Troy Times ^ | October 23, 2008 | Terry Oparka
    TROY — Ian McPherson, 23, loves life. He is passionate about carpentry, motorcycling, target range practice, hanging out with friends and his dog, Murphy. He now faces the biggest challenge of his young life. He suffered permanent spinal cord injuries in a motorcycle accident this past September and is paralyzed from the neck down. According to his Web site on www.caringbridge.org, Ian may have had a seizure prior to hitting a curb on Woodward, catapulting his body into a Christopher Reeve-like accident. When EMS arrived, Ian’s body was still convulsing.
  • Prayers Needed for Friend

    09/13/2007 5:44:12 AM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 15 replies · 217+ views
    Please include Diane in your prayers. Diane has been a close friend of my friend for many years; I have met and socialized with her on several occasions. She is a devoted wife and mother of two high-school aged girls. After recovering from lung cancer, a recent MRI shows two, or maybe three masses in her brain. Please pray for her, her family and those entrusted with her care. Thanks very much.
  • Civil Rights Act; Need help

    09/13/2005 5:44:30 PM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 18 replies · 345+ views
    Can anyone provide a link showing how the House and Senate voted for the Civil Rights Act? Thanks so much.
  • Prayer request for my neighbor.

    04/07/2005 7:59:21 AM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 22 replies · 216+ views
    I have recently learned that my neighbor, a very kind and warm person, is no longer in remission from cancer. She sucessfully underwent cancer treatment about 10 years ago. I am unsure of her current prognosis; she began chemotherapy treatments earlier this week. Please include her in your prayers. Her name is Barbara.
  • Veterans Day 2004, Thursday, Nov.ll

    11/07/2004 10:33:05 AM PST · by OldBlondBabe · 5 replies · 394+ views
    the Oakland Press | Nov. 7, 2004
    For those in or near Troy, Michigan, the Troy Veterans Memorial Committee will host the fifth annual Troy Veterans Day Ceremony at 10:30 am Thursday at Troy Veterans Plaza, in front of the City Hall, 500 W. Big Beaver. The public is invited to bring individual flowers, bouquets, small flags and other appropriate mementos to be placed on the walk of honor or at the base of the Veterans Memorial in honor of loved ones or all veterans. Call 248-524-1147 MICHIGAN---U. S. veterans with proper proof of service can receive free 7-inch rolled pita sandwiches at participating Mr. Pita locations...
  • Have just found out a "group home" is in my neighborhood.

    09/24/2004 10:17:55 PM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 239 replies · 4,127+ views
    I found out over the summer that a house on my street (just a handful of houses away) is now a "group home". According to another neighbor the residents are "highly to moderately trainable adults". Supposedly there is one adult supervisor there for about every 4-5 residents. There has already been at least one incident; one of the residents was off his meds, flopping around on the neighbors pool cover and wouldn't leave. I've just recently found out that one of the residents is on the Public Sex Offender Registry---his offense, criminal sexual conduct- third degree (multi variables.) I live...
  • Trip to Rome

    08/26/2004 7:44:36 PM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 6 replies · 440+ views
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    This is something to think about when negative people are doing their best to rain on your parade. So remember this story the next time someone who knows nothing and cares less tries to make your life miserable. A woman was at her hairdresser's getting her hair styled for a trip to Rome with her boyfriend. She mentioned the trip to the hairdresser, who responded, "Rome? Why would anyone want to go there? It's crowded and dirty and full of Italians. You're crazy to go to Rome. So, how are you getting there?" "We're taking Continental," was the reply. "We...
  • Incredible Timing: Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask

    07/31/2004 10:40:27 AM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 6 replies · 519+ views
    After listening to Rush describe Kerry's Nasa pics this past week as the "sperm suit" pics, I almost lost it when I turned on the Sundance Channel just in time to find the Woody Allen/Burt Reynolds "sperm" episode! Priceless!
  • Survey: Most are financially illiterate

    07/30/2004 10:09:15 AM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 33 replies · 863+ views
    The Oakland Press ^ | July 30, 2004 | Kaniqua S. Daniel
    One of every 73 U.S. households filed for bankruptcy last year, an all-time high, according to the American Bankruptcy Institute. One of 69 filed in Michigan, ranking the state 19th for the most filed bankruptcies. This comes as no surprise to Pontiac resident Noah Coleman, 22. Coleman said he represents the most poorly educated social class when it comes to financial literacy, and the reason for so many bankruptcies is people are not being taught how to manage their money. A recent survey conducted by Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, a Washington, D.C., firm that works to ensure that...
  • Minister's run targets school access policy

    05/21/2004 9:37:52 AM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 4 replies · 48+ views
    The Oakland Press ^ | May 21, 2004 | CAROL HOPKINS
    WATERFORD TWP. - Frustrated after being told by school officials he could not visit with elementary students from his church during lunch hours, a Waterford youth pastor has decided to run for the Waterford Board of Education. The Rev. Joshua Combs, a 23-year-old children's minister at the 5,500-member Faith Baptist Church, started meeting with groups of children inside Waterford elementary schools in the fall. "They were social visits," he said. "Sometimes we'd chat. Other times we had Bible study." Alerted by teachers, school officials told Combs his actions were in violation of the separation of church and state. Joshua Combs'...
  • Need help with letter to a big-mouthed teacher. (Vanity)

    05/20/2004 6:36:27 AM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 86 replies · 390+ views
    Please help. I need to write a letter to my child's Global Studies teacher who last week told the class that Abu-Ghraib (scandals) "was all Runsfeld's fault". I asked my child if she (the teacher) had offered any documentation or fact to support this and she said "I don't think so". One of the other students opined that he should be "impeached" to which the teacher replied that only presidents could be impeached. The student then said we "should impeach Bush", to which the teacher responded with a laugh. I might also add, that this teacher also told the students...
  • "Y'allbonics"

    05/18/2004 8:09:41 AM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 394 replies · 1,771+ views
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    Not to be outdone by Ebonics in California, the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools is requesting billions of federal dollars to teach "Y'allbonics" in all classrooms south of the Mason-Dixon line. Included here are some samples of "Y'allbonics." If you do not understand any of them, contact a Southerner for an explanation. HEIDI: (noun) Greeting. HIRE YEW: (complete sentence) Remainder of greeting. Usage: "Heidi, hire yew?" BARD: (verb) Past tense of the infinitive "to borrow." Usage: "My brother bard my pickup truck." JAWJUH: (noun) The state north of Florida. Capital is Lanner. Usage: "My brother from Jawjuh bard my...
  • Teens debate same-sex marriage

    05/18/2004 7:47:23 AM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 7 replies · 105+ views
    The Oakland Press ^ | May 18, 2004 | Al Elvin
    If the majority of at least one group of students at Adams High School had a vote, Michigan would immediately follow a Massachusetts ruling that now allows same-sex marriages to take place. About 24 students - all juniors - simulated a mock state Senate hearing Monday evening, where they debated whether gay marriage in Michigan should be legal before voting on the issue. When the would-be senators called for a vote, only five were in opposition to a bill that would let Michigan allow same-sex marriages. Ryan Scislowicz was one of the five students who believed that lesbians and gays...
  • American feminists are fighting wrong enemy

    05/05/2004 8:24:57 AM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 7 replies · 112+ views
    The Oakland Press ^ | May 5, 2004 | Jeff Jacoby
    There were two must-read stories on Page 1 of The New York Times. One, "Abortion-rights marchers vow to fight another Bush term," reported on the massive pro-choice rally that flooded the nation's capital one day earlier. The other, "Militants in Europe openly call for jihad and the rule of Islam," described the rise of Muslim supremacists who make no secret of their goal: the conversion of Europe to Islam, by force if necessary. The abortion rally was called the March for Women's Lives - a creepy Orwellian inversion if there ever was one. And yet countless marchers really did seem...
  • Three people charged after robbery attempt

    03/21/2004 6:17:15 AM PST · by OldBlondBabe · 1 replies · 20+ views
    The Oakland Press ^ | March 21, 2004 | Sven Gustafson
    Three suspects are in the Oakland County Jail after being arraigned Saturday at the Farmington Hills Police Department in connection with a thwarted armed robbery attempt. Carl Walker, a 21-year-old Detroit resident, faces one charge each of conspiracy to commit armed robbery, possession of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon. His bond was set at $500,000 cash assurity. His alleged accomplice, Monique Bell, 26, of Detroit, faces six charges: Conspiracy to commit armed robbery, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, carrying a concealed weapon, driving with a...
  • Woman's gun may have saved her life

    03/20/2004 6:28:32 AM PST · by OldBlondBabe · 66 replies · 312+ views
    The Oakland Press ^ | March 20, 2004 | Stephen Frye
    Four years ago, she was helpless as a man robbed her at gunpoint. On Friday, legally armed with a handgun, she may have saved her life. And Farmington Hills Police Chief William Dwyer, who dreaded a change in the law in 2001 to make it easier to receive a concealed weapons permit, admits that he's changing his mind about that law. Dwyer said the woman could easily have been killed after she was targeted by a couple looking for an easy score. They were waiting at 6:30 a.m. outside an office building at the southeast corner of 12 Mile and...
  • Virtual March on Washington

    02/22/2003 11:53:05 AM PST · by OldBlondBabe · 17 replies · 152+ views
    Subject: Join me in a Virtual March on Washington Please join me NOW in registering for a Virtual March on Washington for February 26th. We are asking Congress to stop the Bush administration's rush to war, and to Let the Inspections Work. Time is running out. With your help, on February 26th, every Senate office will receive a call EVERY MINUTE from a constituent, as they receive a simultaneous crush of faxes and email. In New York and Washington D.C., "antiwar rooms" will highlight the progress of the day for national media. Local media will visit the "antiwar room" online,...
  • Did anyone hear Ted Danson's nasty remark about Republicans on Sunday's episode of Becker?

    02/06/2003 7:02:12 AM PST · by OldBlondBabe · 47 replies · 528+ views
    I called my dad today to wish him a happy birthday. During our conversation he told me he had added Ted Danson to his list of "a$$h*les" along with Clooney, etc. Apparently Danson's character on Sunday's episode of "Becker" made a nasty remark about Republicans which really ticked him (Dad) off. He wondered if I had read or heard anything. Anyone...?
  • Nieghbors retaliate when cows come home

    10/17/2002 12:50:59 PM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 1 replies · 11+ views
    Associated Press | Oct. 12, 2002
    BOVILL, Idaho --- When Lloyd Hall's cows come home, his neighbors tend to complain. Now, they've retaliated. The Bovill bovines leave their calling cards on streets and lawns. Residents became so irate over the latest visitation that about 50 marched into City Hall on Monday to demand some action. By Tuesday morning, Hall, a 77-year-old former mayor who served 45 years on the City Council, was complaining that somebody had corralled seven of his herd and he wanted them back. "They're worth about $600 a piece," he said. City Councilman Phil Stradley later confirmed that he and other residents had...
  • Federal Employee Performance Evaluations (Humor)

    08/19/2002 7:44:56 AM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 6 replies · 14+ views
    These useful quotes are from actual federal employee performance evaluations: 1. Since my last report, this employee has reached rock bottom and has started to dig. 2. I would not allow this employee to breed. 3. This employee is really not so much of a has-been but more of a definite won't-be. 4. Works well when under constant supervision and cornered like a rat in a trap. 5. When she opens her mouth, it seems that it is only to change feet. 6. He would be out of his depth in a parking lot puddle. 7. This young lady has...
  • Is it worth the time it takes to respond to letters in the newspaper?

    07/16/2002 8:07:19 AM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 6 replies · 4+ views
    I recently wrote a letter to my local paper in response to another reader's assertion that it is the U.S. government's job to "provide for and protect children". I argued in my letter that it WAS the government's job to protect, that it was the parents' job to provide. Aside from totally screwing up the continuity of my letter, the paper's editing made it sound as though I was questioning the government's job as protector. I came across as a total idiot. I sent the editor an e-mail about their "editing" skills and suggested that the staff attend refresher English...
  • Rocker fined for stage assault

    06/20/2002 6:16:01 AM PDT · by OldBlondBabe · 9 replies · 213+ views
    The Oakland Press | June 20, 2002 | John Wisely
    Shock rocker Marilyn Manson pleaded no contest to misdemeanor assault and battery and disorderly conduct charges for gyrating against a security guard last summer. Clarkston district Judge Gerald McNally on Wednesday fined Manson $4,000 but denied a prosecutor's request for jail time and counseling. Earlier, McNally had dismissed a fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct charge, which was a felony with a maximum penalty of two years in prison. A no-contest plea is not an admission of guilt, but the defendant agrees to accept the court's punishment. Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, did not speak during his hearing, other than...