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I’m Thrown Off Course By The Heidi Klum/Seal Divorce!

 

 

Hey, kiddies! I just got a new computer for one of my X-mas gifts. Now, I can hopefully start posting more. Since I am still a unpaid writer, I can only do so when I feel inspired. And the way things are going in this stagnant economy, we all could use some inspiration in this nation. Especially those of us who fall into the bottom percentile of that 99%. Every now & then, I need to be reminded about some of the  things that make me like America. Don’t you?

New Americans like Heidi Klum & Seal are a great, inspirational couple that represent the music & fashion industry well. They are a Hollywood couple that seemed to have it all. And now marital strife may produce yet another crumbling marriage. Contrary to Mitt Romney’s beliefs, I honestly admire successful people. As long as they don’t prey on others for their own financial benefit. I root for successful folks like them every single day. Feeling like your dreams & aspirations are tangible is all a part of the American dream. I don’t bemoan anyone’s success.

I guess that’s why I really hope that their differences don’t wind up being irreconcilable. Everyone still loves a good success story. And those two are the embodiment of success & wealth. C’mon, guys! Work it out!

Here’s more from The Daily Mail:

“Their union was believed to be one of the strongest in showbusiness – reinforced by regular public declarations of love and an annual ceremony to renew their wedding vows.

But last night it was reported Heidi Klum’s seven-year marriage to British singer Seal is over – with the model preparing to file for divorce within days.

German-born Heidi, 38, is expected to file papers at Los  Angeles’ County Superior Court this week citing irreconcilable differences between the pair who  married at Seal’s beachfront home in Mexico in 2005.

The reasons behind the sudden split remained unclear but a spokesman for the former Victoria’s Secret model yesterday said a statement was being prepared which would be released imminently.

A spokesman for Seal, 48 – real name Seal Henry Samuel – did not return calls but a cryptic message posted on the singer’s Twitter page on Friday read: ‘The End.’

The message was attached to a picture that appeared to show the star’s forearm bearing an imprint of a set of wings – a possible reference to Miss Klum’s role as a Victoria’s Secret winged ‘Angel’ model.
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President Obama’s Assurance:”America Will Emerge Stronger Than Before”!

For all of those who needed to hear uplifting words from President Obama,you got them tonight! Really,I didn’t need our president to paint a brighter picture of America’s future for me in his State of the Union address. All I’m expecting to hear is honesty,whether it is brutal or not. But, apparently there are many out there who are looking for more optimism.Why everyone is worried about how grim President Obama sounds is puzzling to me. If the situation is dire, then I’d rather be told that directly.

But, he did try to encourage those who were worried that he has been too gloomy about the current state of affairs!Here’s more on President Obama’s speech from the Times Online:

“Laying out an extraordinarily ambitious agenda that Republicans and some economists have said is unattainable, Mr Obama called for kick-starting the economy through massive stimulus spending, while expanding health coverage, reforming education and creating new sources of alternative energy — simultaneously cutting the ballooning federal budget deficit in half within four years.

“The only way this century will be another American century is if we confront at last the price of our dependence on oil and the high cost of health care; the schools that aren’t preparing our children and the mountain of debt they stand to inherit. That is our responsibility.”

Tomorrow Mr Obama will release details of his budget for the coming fiscal year, and in referring to it last night he made clear his determination to place the blame for the economic crisis on the Bush Administration.

He said the budget “reflects the stark reality of what we’ve inherited – a trillion dollar deficit, a financial crisis, and a costly recession. Given these realities, everyone in this chamber — Democrats and Republicans — will have to sacrifice some worthy priorities for which there are no dollars.“

In a clear reference to Republican opposition to the massive government intervention Mr Obama believes is needed to halt the economic crisis, he added: “But that does not mean we can afford to ignore our long-term challenges. I reject the view that says our problems will simply take care of themselves; that says government has no role in laying the foundation for our common prosperity.”

He vowed, among other cost-cutting measures, to end waste and fraud on money spent in Iraq and to reform the Pentagon “so that we’re not paying for Cold War-era weapons systems we don’t use.”

Again, in a remark aimed at Republicans, he said: “I know that we haven’t agreed on every issue thus far, and there are surely times in the future when we will part ways. But I also know that every American who is sitting here tonight loves this country and wants it to succeed. That must be the starting point for every debate we have in the coming months.

New polls released yesterday showed that Mr Obama has overwhelming support for the way he has tried to tackle the economic crisis, with congressional Republicans’ approval ratings at barely 30 per cent.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

What I am most concerned about is not the tone of President Obama’s speeches. But the fact that,bipartisanship is a huge issue! I mean,you’ve got Michael Steele threatening to punish the three Republican senators who voted for the stimulus. Here’s more from The Huffington Post:

“During an appearance on Your World with Neil Cavuto yesterday, Michael Steele told the host that he was “open to” punishing Senators Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, and Arlen Specter for their votes on the stimulus package, by withholding RNC monies for their re-election bids.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

And then you’ve got Mitt Romney sending checks to those who voted against the stimulus,as reported by the L.A. Times:

“But anytime you see these guys like Romney, and more recently Gov. Sarah Palin, create their own PACs to support like-minded politicians (and their own political forays), they’re also creating a financial means to accumulate owsies from those fellow party members they help for use down the road.

Then Sen. Hillary Clinton sent a last-minute e-mail fundraising blast to her vast donor lists just before Nov. 4 to round up funds for Democratic candidates like Mark Begich, who won the Alaska Senate seat and will forever feel fondly toward the current secretary of State.

Today, as ABC’s perceptive Rick Klein notes, Romney’s PAC — Free and Strong America — donated $1,000 each to 11 Republican congressmen targeted in a retaliatory ad campaign by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for voting against President Obama’s economic stimulus bill. Romney praised the Republicans as “standing up for fiscal responsibility and saying no to spending abuse.”

This as the president, speaking to the nation’s governors gathered at the White House, was suggesting that opposition to parts of his spending bill was politically motivated. “There’s going to be ample time for campaigns down the road,” The Ticket quoted him as saying earlier today.

So opposition to the spending bill is politically motivated. As opposed to opposition to the opposition to the spending bill, which surely is pure-minded, well-meaning and just plain OK.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

Yes, “America will emerge stronger than before“, but only if we all pull America up by it’s bootstraps. That’s going to take a whole lot of manpower. Both Republicans & Democrats have to be willing to come together for the good of the country. Pledge allegiance to America instead of your party, Mitt Romney, Gov.Bobby Jindal, Michael Steele,Rush Limbaugh,etc…

Stop being the party of oppositon & try to become the party of solutions instead.

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This Is Turning Out To Be The Best Election I’ve Ever Seen!

Funny Picture Of Presidential Candidates
And the Battle Still Rages On….. http://www.ebaumsworld.com/pictures/view/561435/#

I started voting when John Kerry was running against George Bush. The most dramatic thing that happened was the “swift boat ads” that attacked John Kerry’s service record. At that time, the country was still living in constant fear of another terrorist attack. Unfortunately, Americans felt much more safe with the same president that had resided over the country after 9/11. George Bush won because people thought that he was the best bet. Then Hurricane Katrina hit & his delayed reaction was devastating to the victims & the rest of the country. People really started to compile a list of negatives about George Bush which has resulted in the low approval ratings that he has today! Not only that, there are some who consider him to be a war criminal for the Iraq war. For those reasons, the 2008 election has dominated the minds of the majority of Americans. The current president is so disliked that voters want to make sure they don’t make the same mistake again. More people are registering to vote than ever. But it’s not just George Bush that’s got the country energized this election cycle.

During the presidential primaries, there were two democratic candidates that got the country motivated to vote. Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama’s heated race brought so much passion to each candidate’s supporters. It created a huge divide in the democratic party & when Hillary lost it outraged her devotees. Although Barack Obama won, some Hillary Clinton enthusiasts have become some of his most vocal detractors. Their passion seemed to overwhelm all sense of logic even though this was a historical moment! Because never in America has there been a black man leading the democratic party in the fight to win the presidency! That moment was almost overshadowed by all the drama involving both of the Clintons!

Up until this point, there’s been barely a ripple of excitement coming from the republican pick, John McCain. Oh, there was a little attention paid to him during the primaries because his campaign was running out of money. Many political pundits thought he would have to drop out. They kept talking about Mike Huckabee or Mitt Romney. Frankly, Mitt Romney is good-looking so it would have made this race more thrilling if he would have gotten it. I don’t think people felt comfortable with because he was Mormon. Most republicans have an evangelical background so they were gravitating towards Mike Huckabee. But, John McCain emerged as the victor in the presidential primaries.

He was touted as the ultimate war hero but he wasn’t exciting the republican base. Well, they almost ejaculated when they found out who the VP pick was. Sarah Palin stimulated more than the base. The whole country became beguiled with this unknown female governor from Alaska. They became even more fascinated because she had some drama going on in her life.

With the revelation that she had an unmarried 17 year-old daughter, people really started to dissect her whole life more. Then it was revealed that she may have tried to get her brother-in-law fired because he was going through a bad divorce with her sister. It’s the basis of an investigation many have dubbed “troopergate”. Then, a tape was shown of Sarah Palin at Wasilla Church. There was an excerpt of the tape that was of particular concern to many. Sarah Palin revealed that a witch hunter put his hands on her & she became governor of Alaska! A lot of people just didn’t know what to make of the tape! They found that to be an incredulous claim & they speculated about her belief in witchcraft! Pretty spooky! But, if that’s not enough drama then let’s rewind back to Barack Obama.

As the first black candidate, there is drama in just that fact alone. Then, it came to light that he had a controversial preacher who has preached some radical sermons. The fact that he had any involvement at all with Reverend Wright threatened to derail his campaign. Especially when the preacher started making public appearances. It seemed like this scandal would never die down. Fortunately for him, that is the worst of his indignities. The other tittle-tattle was easily disproved. Everyone that has the capacity to do research knows he is a Christian & not a Muslim. There’s been a lot of speculation about each of these candidates. From celebrities to talk show hosts, these candidates have dominated the airwaves! Comedians like Tina Fey have delighted people with her dead-on impersonations of Sarah Palin! Who could forget her parody of that awful Katie Couric interview? This presidential election has had more plot twists than an Alfred Hitchock movie! It’s a mystery who will win but I’m sure glad I’ll have a hand in solving it!

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