14 May 2013

Rabid on Benghazi, IRS Scandal and the Lessons of Violence on Finlay & Smart Talk

Tonight, John Smart and I tackle the pros and cons of Republicans’ rabid attempts to discredit Hillary Clinton in advance of 2016.  Interesting how she offered herself up, taking responsibility for State Department failures on Benghazi, prior to the election last year and Rep. Issa. Sen. Lindsay Graham and company would have none of it.  Now of course, the circus has begun anew for reasons...

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11 May 2013

Mother’s Day – An Appreciation

My mom has long been my hero.  Her tireless work ethic, impish sense of humor and Saks’ Fifth Avenue style on a Woolworth budget never cease to inspire.  I wrote this poem for “Toni” years ago, but I share it with moms everywhere.  Thank you for all you do… Please pass it on to anyone you feel would enjoy… * * * * * *...

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09 May 2013

Benghazi, Hillary 2016 and a Predictable Media

Yesterday, Representative Darrell Issa led his Oversight Committee through hours of questioning of Benghazi whistleblowers with one goal in mind – to ruin any hope Hillary Clinton has of running in 2016.  It could be argued Issa was also aiming to take down the Obama administration, but from the Kabuki theatre offered by both parties, who posture on the floors of Congress only to pass...

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08 May 2013

Finlay & Smart Talk Sequestration, Immigration Reform, Benghazi and Big Banks

Tonight, John Smart and I are delighted to welcome back our favorite economic guru, Larry Doyle, of Sense on Cents.  Larry will offer his practical and knowledgeable perspective on the true cost of immigration reform, the impact of sequestration, sans hype of course.  We’ll also take a look at Bank of America, Wells Fargo and their disregard for maintaining standards and demands as dictated within...

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25 Apr 2013

Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” vs. Beyoncé and Big Media – Objectification Wins Every Time

Dove’s “Real Beauty Sketches” YouTube has gone viral with over 30 million views and tells us that women are their own worst enemies when it comes to assessing their looks.  Yet, in a society where men control the conversation at all levels of entertainment, advertising, news, commentary, and yes, politics, how can women not be predisposed to see themselves as they have been conditioned?  In...

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17 Apr 2013

Gratitude to First Responders and Courageous Bystanders in the Midst of Boston's Tragedy

To the first responders who ran toward danger without a thought for their own safety, to bystanders and neighbors who dropped everything to help, tearing off clothing to make tourniquets, to offer food and open their homes to strangers, and to the exhausted marathoners who just kept running straight to the hospital to donate blood in the immediate aftermath of the Boston bombings yesterday, you...

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09 Apr 2013

Why President Obama’s Sexist Remark about Kamala Harris Matters

We live in a society attracted, even addicted, to pretty packaging.  That is unlikely to change.  Notwithstanding those with a seeming compulsion to praise or deride others’ appearance, our leaders and elected officials need to lead by example, not use their bully pulpits to further stereotyped perceptions.  At a California fundraiser last week, President Obama offered up the following description of California Attorney General Kamala...

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04 Apr 2013

Anita on The Jerry Doyle Show 4/04/2013

I set the record straight about Politico and other media outlets starting the parlor game obsession with Hillary 2016…the unexpected answers to why they are pushing this narrative so soon.    


02 Apr 2013

Does Our Nation’s Current Romance with Hillary Mean She Will Have an Easier Path in 2016?

Every week, another “Hillary: will she or won’t she” article erupts in the mainstream press.  If the amount of copy devoted to reading the tea leaves on Secretary Clinton’s 2016 ambitions were measured in decibels, the volume would be deafening, though we are years removed from the first primary.  CNN’s John King once said “the media suffers from a Hillary obsession.”  That much is true,...

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27 Mar 2013

Victoria's Secret…Are They Really Marketing to Teens and Tweeners?

Having heard the latest uproar caused by Victoria’s Secret’s Bright Young Things lingerie line, I decided to check it out for myself.  Many parents are outraged by what they see as a blatant attempt to market sexy lingerie and undies to their underage daughters. The attached video from ABC News makes clear, by showing underwear models in close-up shots that give the impression you are...

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