Shelly Mandell, head of LA chapter of National Organization for Women endorses McCain-Palin

Imagine Jim Dobson or Rick Warren endorsing Barack Obama. Imagine the headlines and news stories which would derive from such an endorsement.Now imagine a major Democratic operative, who is heads one of the largest chapters of the National Organization for Women endorsing John McCain and Sarah Palin, primarily due to Sarah Palin's place on the ticket.Both would be big news, right?One would think either scenario would be reported widely. However, when Ms. Shelly Mandell … [Read more...]

International Healing Foundation looking for new leader

In his Fall, 2008 newsletter, Richard Cohen says that he is looking for a new Director of the International Healing Foundation. On page 3, Cohen announces:PASSING THE TORCH OF TRUTH AND LOVENow that these three landmark healing protocols are completed, it’s time to raise up the next generation of healers. Therefore, I would like to announce that we are seeking a new director for the International Healing Foundation (IHF). We are looking for a committed person with a background in c … [Read more...]

House leaning toward passage of bailout/tax plan/mental health parity

Looks like the Senate made it safe for some Monday no voters to come out yes today. Who knows what will be in it by the time it is passed. … [Read more...]

Obama Junior Fraternity Regiment

I do not know if Obama knows about this or had anything to do with it, but I would like to find out.This You Tube page has some information that I cannot verify at this time but you can read it there. This is the organization which the poster of the You Tube video says is responsible: URBAN COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY, 1524 PASEO BLVD, 18th & Vine District, Kansas City, MO.And then there is this video making the rounds. I am a McCain supporter but my kids are not … [Read more...]

Palin versus Biden – Where were the gaffes?

The gaffes didn't materialize in tonight's VP debate. Most commentary had Palin winning the debate but Biden and Palin both did well without major problems.Palin had the most to lose and probably on that basis could be perceived the winner.Drudge has a poll with over 100,000 votes at this point with Palin over Biden about 75-25.In a conference call after the debate, Senator Rick Santorum of PA said Palin really connected with voters in ways that she has not since the … [Read more...]

"Let's not overreact…" Legislators talk about Fannie and Freddie

The Wall Street Journal has done a good service and excerpted comments about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from legislators now leading the effort to fix things.It is getting increasingly clear that legislators charged with oversight of the GSEs (Government Sponsored Enterprises), were so focused on making housing available that they did not heed warnings of how such manipulations altered the market. We will now pay for this.Here is a particular telling exchange:Senate Banking … [Read more...]

Mental health parity caught up in economic rescue plan

Here is a news release from the American Mental Health Counselors Association regarding the intertwining of mental health parity and the economic rescue debate...E-News from WashingtonVol. 08-39October 1, 2008Parity Legislation Now Part of Bailout PackageCongress remains focused on passage of a major package of measure to relieve the crisis in the financial industry. The House failed in its attempt to pass a bailout package on Tuesday, September 30. This evening, October 1, … [Read more...]

Rep. Phil English talks to constituents about the economic rescue plan

Earlier this evening, Rep. Phil English met with a group of constituents in downtown Grove City for well over an hour. Rep. English summarized his reasons for voting no on the massive 700 billion package as well as other issues of interest to Western Pennsylvanians.Rep. English said he wanted to help enact legislation to aid the ailing economy but wanted to get it right rather than do something rapidly. English said he believed the defeated House bill would have established a dangerous … [Read more...]


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