The O effect …


We may only have until 2011, but i feel something new, something different coming from Ms O after her show goes off the air waves.  In the weeks to come we will hear, like Ms O. stated a lot of  conjecture about why she decided to discontinue the Oprah Show.

I for one have watched her show religiously, found myself cracking up, felt sadness at the plight of children,women,men and families featured on the show, anxious when the topic was not quite PC and have been less than happy to hear the criticism that she feels she is god, preaches too much … so on and so forth.  I can’t say that i took any of the info and ran with it, it was good info and took what i thought might help me, never for one moment thought she was a god or goddess. she, is a person who has lived life, started out young knowing exactly what she wanted and did it… simple as that. She has worked, honed and crafted the gift of gab, she is a great interviewer, has a great staff; people feel comfortable around her, she is a well spoken orator most people truly are envious of. I am among those that got fired up when she helped so many accomplish their dreams of starting their own business, won’t forget the day she gave all those cars away or the trip she and gayle took…too funny

Ms O has exposed the viewer to things, issues, topics and people who quite possibly would have been left out of our lives and because of Ms O and her staff, a lot of us feel blessed we have followed this woman for all these years, undeniably she changed the way people see the written word, the spoken word not to mention when the word is sung… she has opened up the lives of so many, made a difference to women and while doing so has changed the lives of viewers all over the world.  Ms O  will never be forgotten…  i say… she still has some work do to.

Senate HCR…Watch the process for yourself…Saturday 11/20


Sen. Majority Ldr announces health care debate and vote

Sen. Majority Ldr announces health care debate and vote

Today

Sen. Majority Ldr. Harry Reid (D-NV) announced that on Friday and Saturday the Senate will debate health care reform. At 8pm on Saturday there will be a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to the bill. Sixty votes are needed to invoke cloture. If cloture passes, debate on the bill and amendments will take place after the holiday recess.

Read the Senate Health Care Bill …


November 19, 2009 – by Donny Shaw, OC

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid [D, NV] last night released his health care bill, which is expected to get a first initial vote in the Senate as soon as Friday. From its major features and topline numbers, the bill clearly has a lot of the attributes Senate Democrats need to meet the political challenges facing their health care reform effort. It includes a dramatically pared-down public option, greatly expands insurance coverage, reduces the deficit, maintains the status quo on abortion funding and bans many of the most egregious insurance industry.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (link opens in browser as a 2,074-page .pdf), released as an amendment to H.R. 3590.

The bill is a blended version of the two health care bills that were approved by the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate HELP Committee earlier this year. Those bills overlapped in several areas and had some major differences that had to be reconciled by Majority Leader Reid in the final bill released last night. Here’s an outline of some of the choices Reid was facing between the two bills.

Green Inc.


First posted 11/15/2009
By  TODD WOODY nyt
for complete articles go to:    www.greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com
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