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05 Dec 2013

Anita’s Back on The Jerry Doyle Show, 12/3/2013

We talk the joy of the Thanksgiving holidays and in part 2, discuss the top 10 searches on Yahoo — why are we so preoccupied with Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber?  What are we missing? Two fun segments… Enjoy!  


President and Media Flirt with Truth in Advertising Seven Years Too Late
05 Dec 2013

President and Media Flirt with Truth in Advertising Seven Years Too Late

Soon to begin the 6th year of his presidency, President Obama has just entered the 5th year of selling the Affordable Care Act, having been forced to apologize for its disastrous rollout.  Launching into yet another promotion tour, Mr. Obama claimed to have learned “the hard way” that wildly overpromising while under-delivering was a bad idea. I can’t decide if it is more shocking that...

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The World’s Best Stuffing Recipe…Really!
04 Dec 2013

The World’s Best Stuffing Recipe…Really!

To me, there is nothing more wonderful than the mix of flavors in a Thanksgiving feast.  Moist roasted turkey, creamy mashed potatoes smothered in giblet gravy, a side of Illinois Yam Surprise topped with toasted marsh mellows (courtesy the recipe of a dear friend), and of course, stuffing and cranberry sauce to round out the meal.  Since I am something of a purist, I have always...

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Magnificent, Courageous “Batkid” Reminds of the Joys of Giving and Thanksgiving
25 Nov 2013

Magnificent, Courageous “Batkid” Reminds of the Joys of Giving and Thanksgiving

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the touching, beautiful story of five-year old Miles Scott, in remission after a three-year battle with Leukemia.  Given his love of Batman and all thing superhero, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and 13,000 San Francisco ‘volunteers’ showed up to help make his crime fighting dreams a reality.  Here he is getting the keys to the city: As Miles’ parents put it, his “Batkid”...

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Why is Martin Bashir Still at MSNBC?
23 Nov 2013

Why is Martin Bashir Still at MSNBC?

No punishment has yet been meted out to Martin Bashir for his despicable comments suggesting that someone defecate and urinate into Sarah Palin’s mouth, which reveals the truth about the leadership at MSNBC.  We must have a zero tolerance policy for violent rhetoric no matter the source, no matter the subject.  Feminists who have remained silent should be outraged regardless of their feelings toward Palin. ...

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Political Gamesmanship Grotesque in the Face of Healthcare Debacle
18 Nov 2013

Political Gamesmanship Grotesque in the Face of Healthcare Debacle

Friday, Real Clear Politics shared that 39 House Democrats helped Republicans pass the “Keep Your Plan” Bill in a 261-157 vote “allowing insurance companies to continue selling non-Obamacare-compliant policies on the individual market for one year.”  These 39 Democrats telegraph panic that smacks of running from political fallout, with Senate Democrats like Mary Landrieu proposing a similar fix.  Whether such a bill is workable and...

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WWII’s Female War Heroes Deserve To Have Their Stories Told
06 Nov 2013

WWII’s Female War Heroes Deserve To Have Their Stories Told

“Nancy Wake, “the White Mouse” and the most decorated woman of the 1939-45 war, disliked people messing around with her life story.  Small wonder.  It was an extraordinary story and an extraordinary life.” So wrote John Litchfeld in his tribute to Ms. Wake in The Independent, Resistance heroine who led 7,000 men against the Nazis: Ms. Wake, who has died in London just before her...

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01 Nov 2013

Health Care Rollout – the Disrespect Inherent in Carelessness

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius got a drubbing from Congress for the “debacle” of the HealthCare.Gov rollout.  Yet her “taking responsibility” for the site’s failures and lack of end-to-end testing only to continue business as usual is unacceptable.  President Obama campaigned ceaselessly for his signature legislation.  His legacy paramount, he spent so much time pushing it, and pushing Congress to focus on it,...

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Turning Women into Cardboard Cutouts…
31 Oct 2013

Turning Women into Cardboard Cutouts…

Laura Willard posted a great video on Upworthy that has since gone viral, entitled See Why We Have An Absolutely Ridiculous Standard Of Beauty In Just 37 Seconds… This is the best example I’ve seen of the destructive power of the endless “Barbie-izing” of women and girls. Both sexes get an exaggerated and unrealistic vision of what women look like. Who can meet these expectations? This sets us up...

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A Hillary Birthday Testimonial from a Longtime Staffer
25 Oct 2013

A Hillary Birthday Testimonial from a Longtime Staffer

Neera Tanden offered a lovely testimonial on Hillary Clinton in Politico entitled “Hillary Is No Quitter.”   Most striking is her discussion of Hillary Clinton’s dedication, kindness to her staff and ability to rebound after difficult setbacks. Clearly, those who have worked with her, and supporters who researched her record, were already well aware of qualities that millions have only just discovered during her tenure as Secretary of State. ...

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