Wednesday, September 15, 2010

COMPASSION: DOMESTIC ABUSE AND THE AMERICAN WOMAN



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DOMESTIC ABUSE AND THE AMERICAN WOMAN

Are women expendable and repaceable? Are we just sex objects until we're 25, and then considered over-the-hill and useless? I have spent years mentoring teenage boys and girls, and this seems to be the prevailing viewpoint; this is what they are telling me.

A 7th grade girl at my kids' school was caught in the boys' room performing a sexual act on an 8th grade boy. A gifted young Indian girl has decided to become sexually active because she doesn't think she's pretty (or blonde!) enough to get a boyfriend. All the preteens I know are obsessed with sex, and using language that makes me faint. These kids are aspiring to become lap dancers. When did pole-dancing become a degree-requiring profession! Sex, sex and more sex - this is the prevailing value in our culture these days. Thanks to Britney, Miley, Lindsay, Paris, Kim Kardashian and TMZ! Actually  we must thank MTV and advertising. My motto is: All human suffering is caused by Victoria's Secret! 

That's why I'm trying to become a virgin again in more ways than one. How can you find your soul in a pornographic world? I tell these girls that mystery is appealing; that keeping your clothes on is provocative. We don't need to create any more men of entitlement. There is already an army of men cheating on their wives and using women like paper towels, as Tiger Woods did.

In our culture it seems that women are being sexually objectified more than ever. I am a product of the 80's, and as a sex symbol I had to dumb myself down to fit into Hollywood. I also had to wear short-shorts and skimpy costumes on TV and pose in a sequined bikini to promote Too Close for Comfort.  

We are obsessed with sex in America in a very immature way. We have made something natural seem titillating and taboo because of our Puritan nature. Advertisers jumped on this, seeing the potential in creating a plot to keep women thin and insecure. I am not blaming men for all my problems, but they did invent makeup and war and high heels. Do you know the historical purpose of high heels?  To raise women up for easier insertion!  It's true! I'll tell you the history later.  

My son's friend Tommy, 14, came back from Europe this summer and said the people are so genuine there. He said they seem to value relationships more than "stuff" and looking "hot." My stepson is obsessed with having "cut abs" on Facebook. God Bless him. I have tried to tell him it's inner strength that matters, but he looked at me like I was an alien. 

I have been wondering if the greed era, circa 1980-2008, in which capitalism has been allowed to run amok -- is responsible for creating so many sociopaths and narcissists in our country. What are American values? What do we value?

Please post your opinion for an article I'm writing. Thank you.

More on my personal experiences with domestic violence angle in the next issue.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

LYDIA CORNELL STARRING IN "BROAD TALK" AT WHITEFIRE THEATRE

LAST CHANCE TO SEE "BROAD TALK" formerly titled 'PAIN IS INEVITABLE, SEX OPTIONAL" SUNDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 29 at the WHITEFIRE THEATRE 


"BROAD TALK" starring Stephanie Hodge, Destiny and Lydia Cornell. See Flyer below. 


 


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
You are blessed Beings; you have come forth into this physical environment to create. There is nothing holding you back, other than your own contradictory thought. And your emotion tells you you're doing that. Life is supposed to be fun—it is supposed to feel good! - Abraham Hicks



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

HELP ORPHANS Kelsey Grammer, Corbin Bleu, Lydia Cornell Team w/ Impulse for Child-A-Thon Fundraiser


HELPING ORPHANS and ORPHANAGES WATCH THE FIRST LIVE PARTNERS-IN-ACTION CHILD-A-THON on TODHD http://5.todhd.com/home.php

IA LIVE 7-9 pm Pacific Time 

TONIGHT: CINDY PEARLMAN, THE #1 ENTERTAINMENT JOURNALIST FROM NEW YORK TIMES AND CHICAGO SUN TIMES SYNDICATE... and SPECIAL GUEST MICHAEL SUTTON, CEO of SUTTON MUSIC GROUP




KELSEY GRAMMER PRESENTS LYDIA LIVE ON TODHD

THE GIRL SHOW ** FUN, FOOD, CELEBS, INSPIRATION, BEAUTY SECRETS, INSIDE HOLLYWOOD LYDIA LIVE 7-9 pm Pacific Time, Weds.http://12.todhd.com/landing.php


THE GIRL SHOW * LYDIA LIVE
Event Description TONIGHT, and EVERY WEDNESDAY night from 7-9 PM, Pacific Standard Time, join us for FUN, FOOD, COMEDY, BEAUTY, INSPIRATION, CELEBRITIES and AMAZING WAYS TO TRANSFORM YOU LIFE.


Lydia and co-host Cindy Pearlman, the #1 entertainment reporter for the New York Times and Chicago Sun Times Syndicate, bestselling author of the Hollywood Black Books of Beauty & Diet Secrets... and the BEAUTY COOKBOOK which soared up the charts of Amazon after our first show last week! (The Beauty CookBook by Cindy Pearlman and Kym Douglas, "Ellen Show" beauty expert went from Number 5,000 on Amazon to Number 77 in one week since our show!)


CINDY is in Napa interviewing Julia Roberts of the new film "Eat, Pray, Love" based on Elizabeth Gilbert's bestselling book. We'll get the scoop BEFORE TMZ, PEOPLE or US magazine, when Cindy calls Lydia LIVE from her interview with Julia Roberts. More on Julia next week.


TONIGHT'S SHOW: UNCANNY THINGS, GHOSTS, HAUNTED HOUSES and SPIRITUAL EPIPHANIES. Tonight's guest is Lydia's good friend Robert Michael Sutton of Sutton Music Group, owner of the Number one international music station WXB104. Sutton will talk about his station, and his interest in the supernatural after some startling things happened in his life.




Event Date/Time 7/28/2010 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Host: Lydia Cornell
Location: Lydia Live Channel 12 http://12.todhd.com/landing.php

Friday, July 23, 2010

HOW TO SURVIVE ANYTHING

We've done too much, seen too much, been too naked. There's too much hard-core violence and porn in the airwaves. That's why I'm trying to be a virgin again, in more ways than one.

A return to innocence is what most of us are craving, but we may not even know it. 

The outer world with all its crises and technical difficulties, where just getting your body through the day is an astounding feat, is not the real picture. Oddly enough, if you can see it clearly, what's real is the invisible. As Einstein said, "no problem can be solved at the same level it was created on."  He also said, "goodness, truth and beauty are laws of the universe.


We must stop buying into the material picture. Only good is real.


CLEARING the VIEW for the WORLD


"The pioneer/healer is clearing away the accumulation of material beliefs that consent to sickness and limitation. These beliefs are untrue, and they ultimately dissolve in the radiance of God's love — just as the effects of a storm always clear." - Leigh Daugherty

Thursday, June 03, 2010

THE ANTIDOTE TO DEPRESSION IS TO THINK OF OTHERS FIRST

R.I.P. Rue McClanahan. What a lovely soul and hilarious actress. Likewise Bea Arthur and Dixie Carter. "Your attitude determines your happiness." - Rue

Thank you to Victoria Prinipal for her donation to the Gulf Oil Cleanup. And thank you to Kevin Costner for his invention.


WOW, LOOKS LIKE RUSH LIMBAUGH AND ANN COULTER. A match made in heaven. Or not.

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD: PUT THIS IN THE "REAP WHAT YOU SOW FILE"

Monday, May 31, 2010

MEMORIAL DAY * GAZA STRIP CRISIS * GULF OIL CLEANUP SOLUTION *

Israel faced a diplomatic firestorm Monday over its deadly attack against a protest flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

Pray for our troops all over the world, veterans, active military past and present. These are the people who have our backs, and give the ultimate sacrifice.

Regarding the Gulf Oil Cleanup. I cannot linger in the blame game much longer, or I'll keel over from anger. My throat gets tight and blood rushes to my neck and I want to scream and jump out a window I get so angry at BP and the big conglomerates and the mining companies and the lawmakers who approved deregulation of the safety regulations, banking regulations, methane gas regulations... as well as those who think unions are socialist. This is unconscionable. this is corporate socialism. People are more important than a corporation's bottom line.

Anyway, I have a very strong sixth sense, an intuitive feeling that won't go away: VITAMIN C POWDER CRYSTALS DUMPED IN MASSIVE AMOUNTS WITH HAY BAILS WOULD DISPERSE AND DE-TOX THE GULF OIL SLUDGE. Hay and lemons too. Does this sound crazy?

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From Los Angeles Times- May 31, 2010

Reporting from Jerusalem Israel faced a diplomatic firestorm Monday over its deadly attack against a protest flotilla carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.

Foreign leaders and protest organizers accused Israel of using excessive force in the raid in international waters, but Israel defended its actions, saying that soldiers were ambushed with knives and metal bars, as well as handguns wrested from the commandos.

Israel's military said nine protesters were killed in the late-night raid, which occurred about 40 miles off Israel's coast. Protest organizers put the death toll at 16. Dozens were wounded, including seven Israeli soldiers.

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Video of the attack released by the Israeli military, Turkish television and other media sources depicted a dramatic high-seas brawl in which Israeli commandos rappelled from helicopters onto a ship and immediately clashed with activists on board.

Responding to the brewing crisis, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short his visit to Canada to return to Israel and canceled a much-anticipated White House visit with President Obama.

U.S. officials expressed regret at the loss of life but stopped short of criticizing Israel until full details of the incident were released.

Elsewhere, however, international leaders condemned Israel's interception of the pro-Palestinian convoy, which was attempting to break through Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip and bring food, medical supplies, clothing and constructions supplies to the impoverished territory.

As the United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting, French President Nicolas Sarkozy criticized Israel's "disproportionate use of force."

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a "thorough investigation" into the violence, saying he was "shocked" by the reports.

Turkey, a onetime ally of Israel, recalled its ambassador to Israel and warned of further actions.

Friday, May 21, 2010

HOW TO BE HAPPY, JOYOUS AND FREE OF ANY ADDICTION

"My favorite definition of spirituality is ‘whatever makes you feel peaceful, joyful and content,’” writes Cornell. Few people have ever adequately explained the connection between alcohol/drug recovery and the spiritual solution. How do 12-step programs work? There is a consistent universal, natural law and life-changing principle at work here. You have to start from the right starting-point, looking only at the "good" and never focusing on the problem itself. Look away from the actual thing you are most worried about. Replace your thought of fear or worry with a thought that makes you feel joy or comfort or happiness. Let it go. Don't over-analyze it or worry about your problems. "What you focus on, GROWS." Walk away and give it to your higher power.


Miracles happen when you're looking at the beauty in the universe and not at the problem. "A watched pot never boils." Einstein said, "Nothing can be solved at the same level it was created on." You have to go higher to a spiritual solution. Don't use your small brain.


I am interested in exploring the non-religious aspect of the term ‘spiritual,’ so we can bridge the gap between a narrow religious idea of God and a personal experience with a higher power. People in AA are always having "God shots" -- spine-tingling coincidences or glimpses of a beautiful, harmonious life where everything works together for good. The minute you surrender your drink/drug problem to the group as a higher power, and just relax, look around, stay in the present moment, you are already safe.


“What appear to be miracles are actually natural laws. Our loving attention to something literally alters the physical universe, according to Quantum Physics,” writes Cornell. “I have spine-tingling proof of a powerfully loving force that is interactive and responsive. In fact, it is activated by our belief — and absolutely responds to our trust in it.”


It takes our cooperation in order to manifest results in the material world. We have to take a leap and act “as if” we see the invisible strands of love holding life together. You see, behind the external picture, there is an invisible divine harmony, a language just as music and mathematics are an invisible language. You can’t destroy the number “3.” You can’t destroy the principle of mathematics. Therefore, you can’t destroy the principle of love. All life is good, ever-expanding good. Because we are all offshoots of this divine mind – we actually have creative power with our thoughts.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

LOVE TO CATHERINE BACH and her DAUGHTERS

Catherine Bach walks behind the coffin carrying her husband, Peter Lopez. Lopez, who was Michael Jackson's entertainment lawyer, took his own life last week. The service was carried out at Saint Monica Catholic Church, CA. 


God Bless my friend Catherine Bach and her daughters, after the tragic suicide of her husband Peter Lopez. Peter was such a kind, genuine, wonderful person, a great father and husband. This is such a shock. No one can figure it out. He was a successful entertainment attorney, and represented Parisilton and Michael Jackson at one time. Catherine was so in love with him, and really felt blessed to be married to him.



Johnstone/Prine/Splash News
By Nicola Pittam May 9, 2010


Dukes of Hazzard star Catherine Bach is reportedly under a doctor's supervision following the shock suicide of her husband.


Music attorney Peter Lopez, who spent seven years working for Michael Jackson, was found dead outside the family home in California last week after paramedics were called to the house following reports of a shooting.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

LYDIA CORNELL PRESENTS SHOCKING NEW VIDEO ("TEQUEEELAH" EDBASSMASTER!

THE FUNNIEST THING I'VE SEEN IN YEARS. I can't help it, I'm OBSESSED with this video (below.)


Next week we start HILARIOUS live webcasting on TODHD. LYDIA LIVE on TODHD with KELSEY GRAMMER  Please join me on KELSEY GRAMMER's new celebrity TV network on Channel 12 LYDIA LIVE! Thanks.


Please enjoy this video while your party is reached:






Tuesday, May 04, 2010

YAHOO! NEWS: 'Too Close for Comfort' Star Lydia Cornell Returns to Comedy with TV Icon Kelsey Grammer

'Too Close for Comfort' Star Lydia Cornell Returns to Comedy with TV Icon Kelsey Grammer
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'Too Close for Comfort' Star Lydia Cornell Returns to Comedy with TV Icon Kelsey Grammer LYDIA CORNELL JOINS KELSEY GRAMMER'S NEW TV NETWORK TODHD

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'80s sex symbol Lydia Cornell collaborates with "Fraiser" star Kelsey Grammer on new sketch-comedy program

Los Angeles, CA May 4, 2010 -- She is a fresh new voice in comedy on Kelsey Grammer's new celebrity TV network, but a familiar face to millions of regular television viewers. In the '80s, actress Lydia Cornell (http://www.lydiacornell.com) played Ted Knight's gorgeous, daffy blonde bombshell daughter Sara Rush in ABC's hit sitcom, "Too Close for Comfort." The stunning young talent quickly skyrocketed to fame, becoming the decade's first poster girl. Since the series ended, Cornell triumphed over tragedy and transformed herself into a writer, producer, comedienne, teen-mentor and talk-radio host. Cornell has now joined the cast of "The Kelsey Grammer/Bill Zucker Show," a comic blast of full-speed Improv at TODHD (http://www.todhd.com), the first online celebrity-branded TV network. The show is a twisted, hilarious mash-up of "Benny-Hill"-schoolboy naughtiness and spontaneous sketch humor a la "SCTV."
The unbridled lunacy of "The Kelsey Grammer/Bill Zucker Comedy Show" comes naturally for Cornell, a veteran comedienne who most recently appeared on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and in the upcoming film "Me, Miami and Nancy," co-starring Robert Downey, Jr., Jon Bon Jovi and Gary Oldman. "Working with a comic genius like Kelsey Grammer is a dream come true! I have never had so much fun doing improv since working with Larry David on Curb," says Cornell. "And Bill Zucker is crazy-funny, a force of nature. He's the perfect contrast to Kelsey. I can't keep a straight face when I'm around him." She adds, "Kelsey has great taste; he produces my favorite television show, 'Medium,' starring Patricia Arquette, now on CBS."

The show was Zucker's brainchild. Through the social networking magic of Twitter, Zucker was contacted by Grammer, who won four Emmy Awards for playing the neurotic psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane on both "Cheers" and its hugely successful spin-off, "Frasier." Zucker has been a fan of Cornell since her ABC heyday. "Bill had my posters on the walls of his room growing up," Cornell explained. "He tweeted me, Tom Cruise and Scott Baio to be in his Twitter Song video. Zucker's Twitter Song won You Tube Comedy Video of 2009. Kelsey saw the video and called Bill to do a show with him. The power of social media!" The show also costars Scott Baio ("Happy Days"), Mario Bosco ("The Jimmy Kimmel Show"), and the Stanley Clarke Band.
"The Kelsey Grammer/Bill Zucker Comedy Hour" is one of Cornell's many projects this year. Her upcoming book is a collection of hilarious stories about her journey through Hollywood on the road to enlightenment. She says, "Being an actress is wonderful if you're lucky enough to thrive on humiliation. "If you're a woman over 30, you have to dance naked under bad lighting to audition for a role as a hooker or desperate housewife. But men don't have that problem. My husband, who doesn't even exercise, is accidentally handed a regular role on a hit series, A&E's 'Gene Simmons Family Jewels.' And he's not even an actor!"
Cornell soon hits the stage in "Pain is Inevitable, Sex Optional," her original three-woman show at the Whitefire Theatre in Studio City -- written with costars Destiny Smith ("The Tonight Show") and Stephanie Hodge ("Unhappily Ever After"). A prolific writer, Cornell has written an historical novel about Stalin's plot to kill Trotsky, various screenplays, and 40 episodes of a TV series based on her upcoming humor books.
Cornell's triumph over tragedy, depression and addiction was the result of a 'catastrophic spiritual awakening.' Her experiences in overcoming a string of failures and humiliations inspired her to assist others with their own demons. Her uplifting Facebook and Twitter sites provide comfort and laughs to thousands of devoted fans -- as her blog continues to provoke readers with her often-brave socio-political commentaries. Cornell does inspirational public speaking on drug and alcohol abuse, mentors teenagers and is deeply involved in women's issues and children's charities.
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I accidentally married Bill Zucker on Twitter. Now I have some bigamy issues, but I'm in therapy. Below, please enjoy some silly scenes from: THE KELSEY GRAMMER BILL ZUCKER COMEDY HOUR (PART 1) from Lucky Finn Productions on Vimeo.

Please stay tuned for updates at Lydia's home page: http://www.LydiaCornell.com

COMING SOON:  LYDIA CORNELL will have her own TV Channel, Channel 12 on KELSEY GRAMMER's new television network, TODHD http://todhd.com/tvguide.php where she will create original comedy TV series, radio shows and talk shows. Her films and TV series will also be available on her home site http://www.LydiaCornell.com

In 2 weeks, please join Lydia on Channel 12 at http://todhd.com/tvguide.php  on Kelsey Grammer's new entertainment network TODHD. 

LYDIA CORNELL JOINS KELSEY GRAMMER'S NEW TV NETWORK TODHD

I accidentally married Bill Zucker on Twitter. Now I have some bigamy issues, but I'm in therapy. Below, please enjoy some silly scenes from: THE KELSEY GRAMMER BILL ZUCKER COMEDY HOUR (PART 1) from Lucky Finn Productions on Vimeo.

Please stay tuned for updates at Lydia's home page: http://www.LydiaCornell.com

COMING SOON:  LYDIA CORNELL has her own TV Channel on KELSEY GRAMMER's new television network, TODHD http://todhd.com/tvguide.php where she will create original comedy TV series, radio shows and talk shows. Her films and TV series will also be available on her home site http://www.LydiaCornell.com

In 2 weeks, please join Lydia on Channel 12 at http://todhd.com/tvguide.php  on Kelsey Grammer's new entertainment network TODHD. 









THE KELSEY GRAMMER BILL ZUCKER COMEDY HOUR (PART 1) from Lucky Finn Productions on Vimeo.

"Happiness comes from love and service to others, and a peaceful mind comes from understanding and acceptance." 

LYDIA CORNELL FREEDOM FROM FEAR

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FREEDOM FROM FEAR


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COMING SOON:  LYDIA CORNELL has her own TV Channel on KELSEY GRAMMER's new television network, TODHD http://todhd.com/tvguide.php where she will create original comedy TV series, radio shows and talk shows. Her films and TV series will also be available on her home site http://www.LydiaCornell.com

Mid-may 2010, please join Lydia on Channel 12 at http://todhd.com/tvguide.php  on Kelsey Grammer's new entertainment network TODHD.  

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A STANDING OVATION FOR THE FUNNIEST SHOW IN TOWN!


PAIN IS INEVITABLE, SEX OPTIONAL
Written by and
*Starring*
LYDIA CORNELL (HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, the Kelsey Grammer-Bill Zucker Show, and ABC's "Too Close for Comfort") 
DESTINY SMITH (The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, MTV, Showtime)
and 
 STEPHANIE HODGE (Nurses, Unhappily Ever After, The Tonight Show, a national headlining comedienne)
Where: Whitefire Theatre
When:  8 PM  (3 amazing standup comics before the Girls come out)
Free refreshments and appetizers

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LETTER FROM THE WHITE HOUSE


DEAR LYDIA, 


This morning, I gathered with members of Congress, my administration, and hardworking volunteers from every part of the country to sign comprehensive health care reform into law. Thanks to the immeasurable efforts of so many, the dream of reform is now a reality.

The bill I just signed puts Americans in charge of our own health care by enacting three key changes:

It establishes the toughest patient protections in history.

It guarantees all Americans affordable health insurance options, extending coverage to 32 million who are currently uninsured.

And it reduces the cost of care -- cutting over 1 trillion dollars from the federal deficit over the next two decades.

To ensure a successful, stable transition, many of these changes will phase into full effect over the next several years.

But for millions of Americans, many of the benefits of reform will begin this year -- some even taking effect this afternoon. Here are just a few examples:

Small businesses will receive significant tax cuts, this year, to help them afford health coverage for all their employees.

Seniors will receive a rebate to reduce drug costs not yet covered under Medicare.

Young people will be allowed coverage under their parents' plan until the age of 26.

Early retirees will receive help to reduce premium costs.

Children will be protected against discrimination on the basis of medical history.

Uninsured Americans with pre-existing conditions can join a special high-risk pool to get the coverage they need, starting in just 90 days.

Insured Americans will be protected from seeing their insurance revoked when they get sick, or facing restrictive annual limits on the care they receive.

All Americans will benefit from significant new investments to train primary care doctors, nurses, and public health professionals, and the creation of state-level consumer assistance programs to help all patients understand and defend our new rights.

As I've said many times, and as I know to be true, this astounding victory could not have been achieved without your tireless efforts.

So as we celebrate this great day, I want to invite you to add your name where it belongs: alongside mine as a co-signer of this historic legislation. Organizing for America will record the names of co-signers as a permanent commemoration of those who came together to make this moment possible -- all of you who refused to give up until the dream of many generations for affordable, quality care for all Americans was finally fulfilled.

So, if you haven't yet, please add your name as a proud health care reform co-signer today:

http://my.barackobama.com/cosigner

Please accept my thanks for your voice, for your courage, and for your indispensable partnership in the great work of creating change.

History, and I, are in your debt.

President Barack Obama




Monday, May 03, 2010

LYDIA CORNELL'S TEMPORARY NEW BLOG



Rest in Peace Lynn Redgrave.

 

Please watch the video below; I have been unable to stop _______ and it's been  over a month. Not to keep you in suspense, but watch it and see what I mean.  

THE GULF OIL SPILL


The law of physics: For every action, there is a reaction. 

Please leave comments here on the Gulf Oil Spill and how Obama is handling it. Or the consumer/banking protection bill, or on anything else that's on your mind. Did anyone hear Rush Limbaugh say he thought the environmentalists caused the oil spill on purpose, to thwart future drilling!????  This blog will soon be moved back to the website under a new format.  


WHEN YOU ARE FRUSTRATED WITH LIFE, HERE ARE SOME GREAT IDEAS:




1. Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down. 
2. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, ask If They Want Fries with that. 
3. In the Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write ' For Marijuana.' 
4. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice!
5. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream 'I Won! I Won!'
6. When Leaving the Zoo, Start Running towards the Parking lot, Yelling 'Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!'
7. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, 'Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.'
8. PICK UP A BOX OF CONDOMS AT THE PHARMACY, GO TO THE COUNTER AND ASK WHERE THE FITTING ROOM IS.

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Saturday, May 01, 2010

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

FINALLY, OBAMA IS ON THE RIGHT SIDE

FINALLY OBAMA is right. He is the moral conscience of our country. Thank God he brought up the sickening game of politics and the horrifying Supreme Court reversal of a 100-year-old decision, which will now allow lobbyists from the wealthiest corporations, foreign agents, terrorists or anyone with money to buy politicians. This kind of corruption cannot be legalized. 


Thank God he said GAYS must be allowed in the militiary - a civil rights issue, and EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK for WOMEN!!



It is a shame that the greatest nation on earth is at a standstill — unable to move forward and create new wealth, jobs, green industries — while China, India and Germany rush forward into the new millennium without a Republican obstructionist party spewing lies and fear, a party that cares more about getting re-elected than it does about the American people, enabled by a timid bunch of Dems, who are equally afraid of the bullies.


Thank God we have a president who gets it — an intelligent, moral, reasonable and compassionate man who is humble enough to see his own faults clearly. At first I thought he had been threatened by the Powers-that-Be. I almost believed the conspiracy theorists who believed Obama had been threatened with assassination by a triumvirate consisting of the military industrial complex, the banking empirate and the pharmaceutical mafia.  Rumor has it according to Norman Solomon -  that the Military industrial complex was responsbile for the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., JFK and Bobby.  


But his State of the Union speech gave me hope that Obama is finally seeing that he can't negotiate with Republicans. A man is worth nothing if he doesn't stand for what's right. Bullies can't win and might does not make right. 


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Check out my friend Linnda Durre's new book and talk show. I was the first guest, and you can hear the show by downloading the podcast at http://www.linndadurreshow.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=58&Itemid=68


Learn winning techniques that turn an unpleasant workplace into a cooperative, friendly, and productive environment. In this tough economy, leaving an unpleasant workplace may not be an option, but dealing with pestering coworkers, meddling managers, and angry clients can take a huge toll on how an employee feels and performs.

Author, business and corporate consultant, and magazine, newspaper, and Internet columnist, Linnda Durre' uses her expertise in *Surviving the Toxic Workplace* to help youo overcome office maladies. You'll learn how to identify the 12 most common types of toxic co-workers, bosses, situations, and enviroronments and address them with proven conflict negotiation techniques before they drain energy and interfere with job performance. Learn assertiveness methods to confront difficult people for a win/win resolution.




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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

METAPHYSICS: THE LAW OF LIFE







Anonymous left a comment saying that all was well with my marriage, and at home. Anonymous: I thank you for reminding me of the Law of Life. That good is the only reality. You must be a metaphysician (which is the way of Christ) -- seeing reality as the opposite of the limited, negative mortal view.

You are correct and this is how I should be seeing my formerly "gloomy" situation — for I am a student of metaphysics. There are no problems, only challenges that show me what needs to be healed. I am seeing the opposite of love in our arguments, and these are all fear-based concerns. Fear of death, loss, abandonment... fear of being out of control, of not having enough, of losing what we have, of not getting what we want. All this fear makes us live in the future or the past, but never in the present reality — where everything is fine. Now, this actual very moment is all there really is. There is no guarantee we'll be here tomorrow.  The Haitian earthquake, and that car accident proved to me that life can be over in an instant.  My precious brother's death showed me how fragile and temporal life is.  And all that remains are the good memories. Only love and goodness are real.

There is lovely teacher/angel sleeping on our couch and my teenagers do use the "F" word. But they are using it less and less, the higher I hold them up.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

SPIRITUAL OLYMPICS: CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME

 The past few months have been the hardest — harder than getting sober 15 years ago. My family seems to be disconnected, and I have been unable to communicate with the people I live with, or anyone around me (only those in recovery, who seem to be on a deeper level.) Everyone else thinks I'm attacking them when I simply ask a question or speak to them. I feel I'm from another planet. It is so hard having to take care of everyone's moods and moodswings.  Can't live this way anymore.

"Put down the microscope and pick up the mirror," is one of the best sayings in Alanon. "Detach with love and SHUT YOUR MOUTH," are other ones. In recovery/12-step programs we learn to detach with love from other people's abuse, garbage and accusations. We learn to stop controlling others and stop nagging, whining, worrying, begging and complaining.  Each person has his/her own higher power. The only thing we can control is our own attitude.  I don't have to respond the same old way. I don't have to react to the crazy things they say, or engage in tit-for-tat arguments.  "Say it once, be agreeable and walk away."  If someone doesn't get me, or see that I have good intentions, no matter how garbled, or messy it comes out... or if they are abusive to me, I can quietly leave the room.

The most important thing is to be grounded and strong for the children living in this house. I need to not panic or be frantic when no one is doing homework, or when teenagers are shouting the "F" word at me. Teenagers are not nice people, but I can choose to leave the room and not tolerate assholishness.

Today on the I-10, a car in the very next lane in on-coming traffic flipped over two times and it's hood flew off onto our lane. It seemed to rise up and fly over the top of our car, with metal debris flying all over the place.  It was like watching a movie. I looked back and was astonished that the car didn't hit anyone else. My husband was shell-shocked; he was sure the driver and passengers had been killed.

We are working with Trish Steele and http://www.SafePassageHome.org — the organization that saves abused women's live and gives them extreme life makeovers.

God Bless everyone. Hang in there and FOCUS ON THE GOOD. When I turn my thoughts to love and good, the right actions become apparent. The main idea is to get selfishness out of the way and just ask "How can I be of love and service to those around me?" Charity begins at home.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Another Bush Lie


George W. Bush rescued the economy from collapse, according to Karen Hughes. Bush's former campaign director attacked President Barack Obama on NBC Sunday, defending the record of her former boss on the economy.

Speaking about Obama's successes, journalist Mark Halperin praised the current president's handling of the economy. "He's done, I think, an extraordinary job running the government under difficult circumstances. He managed the economic crisis, kept the world from going into depression," said Halperin.

But Hughes quickly took objection to Halperin's assessment. "I have to disagree with you, Mark, about rescuing the economy," she said. "I think that happened before President Bush left office when they took the action that they did on TARP and the banks have now repaid much of that money but that's what stabilized the economy and prevented the collapse of the financial system."


At a time when at least 140 banks failed just within weeks of Bush leaving the White House, record deficits due to excessive wars and tax breaks for the wealthy, and run away corruption from Wall Street and Corporate America; now Bush's friends claim he saved the economy.

Do the millions of unemployed Americans feel Bush saved the economy? Do the millions who have faced or are about to face foreclosure feel Bush saved their homes? Do those victims from Katrina, who were abandoned by Bush and left with nothing think Bush saved the economy?

Bush has been hiding in the rag weeds of Texas while millions upon millions are suffering at the despicable policies of George W Bush. Bush didn't save the economy, he turned it into Hell on Earth!