This week we highlight Stacy Ann Ferguson who was born on March 27, 1975 in Hacienda Heights, California. We know her as Fergie the singer, songwriter, and actress. Last year she was number 27 on our list. She was rocking the solo release at that time and was everywhere. She has returned wit hthe band Black Eyed Peas and has once again blended her voice with Will I Am for great success. These songs are all over the radio and the albums have been number one as well as three singles. We move to the women of the week for her work in a commercial. She has been in a DirectTV spot where she sings the B.E.P song “Meet me Halfway.” Fergie appears in short green dress with her long legs stretched out like a jungle girl. She is covered in shiny oil and is smoking hot. We know that at 34 years old some might think her best days are behind her. We would like to say with a behind like that we disagree; we think she is still smoking hot. We love her work in movies, tv with B.E.P. but most of all her solo work as her voice is best when it stands alone.
The Cash for Clunkers program was big help to auto makers in Japan. It was a big help for people who wanted a new car even when they did not need it as close to 700,000 were sold. It was an even bigger help to spend close three billion dollars of taxpayer dollars to jump start the auto industry. This was in addition to the bailout cash. There is also new fallout, what to do with clunkers there are reports that Ford Explorers, Chevy Blazers, Chrysler Town & Country minivans and other popular clunkers are parked bumper to bumper on several acres, waiting to be drained of fluids, stripped of valuable parts and eventually flattened for scrap. Under the program, the cars are required to be crushed or shredded within six months of the date the vehicle is transferred from the dealership. Recyclers say the deadline, even a few months away, will be hard as they try to remove spare parts such as transmissions, front and rear axles, starters and alternators. We wonder how many of these more cherry vehicles have been swapped with plain clunkers VIN switched and put back on the road. We are sorry about the last extremely cynical remark we try to believe the best in our fellow man but it truly is impossible when pressed with such hard choices. The engines from the vehicles were required to be destroyed to promote improved fuel efficiency. Each vehicle needs to be drained of oil, antifreeze and other fluids and then properly recycled. There really is no oversight as was the problem through the whole program as no one really know how many cars are where and if they have been recycled or not. Election Day 2009 9 days
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Calgary Winter Olympics 110 days
Iron Man 2 Movie Debut 196 days
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The Department of Homeland Security is having a little trouble with the money the Obama administration allocated for the border projects. The plan included money for projects for Customs and Border Protection agency, a wing of Homeland Security. The list of priorities included $720 million to renovate border crossings. Remember when President Barack Obama promised that the $787 billion stimulus plan would be transparent and politics free. This did not work at the department used a selection process for renovating border crossings that was both secretive and mired in political influence. Naturally this changed the priority list allowing low-priority projects like small checkpoints along the US northern border to skip ahead of the larger facilities on the southern border, where the problems really happen to be. The checkpoints to the north see on average of about five cars and hour. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano called for a 30-day review of the spending decisions in September. She also claimed they would not start any new border construction projects until that review was complete. This does not matter as Homeland Security has never and refused to release the internal priority list for renovating checkpoints. Customs officials blamed the stimulus legislation for how the money was allocated. The law set aside $420 million for checkpoints owned by Customs and only $300 million for facilities owned by the General Services Administration, which are much larger and see significantly more traffic. So thanks to the stimulus package as far as Homeland Security is concerned there is no jobs created, little work done, a work stoppage, a internal investigation, a hidden agenda, departmental fighting, and nothing moving forward.
Election Day 2009 10 days
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Days until 2010 – 68 days
Calgary Winter Olympics 111 days
Iron Man 2 Movie Debut 197 days
Days until a New President 1188 Days
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National Debt 10/22/1999 5,674,164,714,443.85
National Debt 10/22/2009 11,896,808,244,570.28
Here we are at another Follow Friday and the World Series is set to start next week. The Phillies return to play the Yankees/Angels. Here are your Follow Friday Twitter Fantastic Apps.
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Election Day 2009 11 days
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Movie Debut 28 days
Days until 2010 – 69 days
Calgary Winter Olympics 112 days
Iron Man 2 Movie Debut 198 days
Days until a New President 1189 Days
Days Country Held Hostage Under Hope and Change 274 days
National Debt 10/21/1999 5,674,630,439,167.90
National Debt 10/21/2009 11,948,456,481,573.98
Is there a better spot on the Atlantic Ocean then Myrtle Beach South Carolina? Every couple of years before winter sets in we love to head south to where the water is still warm the beach is still alive and the people are nice. When you live in the northeast, you forget that a stranger can be normal and not strange. It is refreshing to be in the south where you are greeted everywhere with a smile and good morning. Countless hotels provide beachfront views that allow you can sleep with the sound of the ocean tide coming in and out all night. The history of Myrtle Beach that was established in 1938 and became a city in 1957; there are 25,000 permanent residents that welcome millions of visitors to this full-service resort community. If you ever get to Myrtle Beach and are a golfer the Whispering Pines Golf Course, that has great hot dogs and $2.50 beers. The most romantic restaurant on the east coast is the Pier 14 restaurant; there is nothing better than a moonlight night, cool breeze of the ocean, opens windows and soft table candle light. There are plenty of flights into the small Myrtle Beach airport, which makes getting in and out a breeze. If you have not been to Myrtle Beach we strongly recommend you check it out.
The word is that President Barack Hussein Obama should have a slam-dunk moving Healthcare reform through congress. He hold a majority in both houses and with the stolen election of Al Franken and the hush hush quick replacement of Ted Kennedy there is a filibuster proof senate. However, as Lee Corso likes to say “not so fast my friend.” The key is the mid term election which has more than a few democratic congressional representatives not wanting to hedge their bets on an election year. Depending on which poll you read Americans are not in favor of this plan and even the polls that say they are it is never close to 60%. This means 40% of the people in favorable poll would become an enemy; this makes the choice pretty easy to stand in decent. The easy call is the Senate Democrats that are from states that voted heavily against President Barack Hussein Obama last fall like Arkansas, Indiana, and Louisiana. For this to work he will need every possible vote. There is also a problem with Illinois Senator Burris who has been sharply criticized and forced to abandon hopes of winning election in 2010, as democrats will not back him, he is also a wildcard. They are also including Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut who elected as an Independent but has criticized the health care bill. The showdown is the asking these one the fence election year senators in the name of party loyalty, to vote to block a GOP filibuster of a health bill even if they plan to vote against the bill on final passage. The strategy might enable Democrats to muster the 60 votes needed on a crucial procedural question and then pass the bill with a simple majority.
Election Day 2009 12 days
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Movie Debut 29 days
Days until 2010 – 70 days
Calgary Winter Olympics 113 days
Iron Man 2 Movie Debut 197 days
Days until a New President 1190 Days
Days Country Held Hostage Under Hope and Change 273 daysNational Debt 10/20/1999 5,669,462,199,918.75
National Debt 10/20/2009 11,956,584,748,608.58
President Barack Obama unveiled plans to refocus spending of the government’s $700 billion financial bailout away from Wall Street’s big financial institutions and toward small businesses on Main Street. The idea is to make it easier for smaller community banks to provide credit to small businesses. This all goes through the lawmakers on Capitol Hill to increase the maximum size of loans small businesses can receive. President Obama would also like to provide infusions of money to small banks at low rates, provided they agree to increase lending to small businesses. Financial institutions, including credit unions and banks, that serve low income areas would also get help at even lower rates to help small businesses in the hardest-hit rural and urban areas. The bank help would come from the money still available in the $700 billion rescue fund. You remember this was the TARP money (Troubled Asset Relief Program) that is set to expire at the end of the year. It is not spend it or lose it but with the economy stuck after all the cars the administration has played this card will be dealt from the bottom of the deck. The other plans for the unspent funds have been help reduce foreclosures, or create jobs, and reduce the national debt. The only good news is the Treasury Department intends to wind down and terminate bailout programs.
President Barack Hussein Obama, moves back into campaign mode this week as he puts a full on assault on the democrat party members check books. The next several days President Barack Hussein Obama will raise money and hope to fire up loyalists for lesser-known Democrats. The party has seen that incoming money is not what was expected. Hope and Change is killing everyone, in comes the hero working to bring in the cash. There is a need as Democrats are facing the possible loss gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey. This seems to be a little unsettling for the white house and what they hope they can curtail in an off year election. Just imagine what can happen if this picks up steam comes next November. President Barack Hussein Obama is putting in his time with a blitz of fundraisers and campaign appearances. Tuesday it was New York where a $30,000-per-couple fundraiser, followed by a second fundraiser where donors paid $100 to $1,000 to attend. There no official number but the hope was for $3 million for the Democratic National Committee. As he moved the money train forward it has stops in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Florida. President Obama has headlined 23 fundraisers in his nine-month presidency. The problem is these 23 have been wrapped around government business so we are fitting the bill most of the time for the travel and expenses. Now that is a lot of HOPE that has turned into more than pocket CHANGE.
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The Fox show Glee is a crash between High School Musical and Juno. That is really the only way we can describe. The show has anywhere from 4-6 musical numbers, were there is spontaneous outbursts into music. Most of the time is it either rehearsal for show or an actual stage performance. The debut of the show was after the American Idol finale for season eight. The show episode two debuted this fall and has had a reorder for a full season. The show is not lighting up rating last week it did a 3.3/9 share and finished third in the 9pm timeslot, thee show has not cracked the top 25 yet this season. There are two things this show does have going for it, first it is selling a bunch of songs on iTunes every week, we are not sure if that is enough to get picked up for a second season but it cannot hurt. The other thing is the character played by Jamie Lynch as Sue Sylvester. This reminds me of the character Arie in Entourage, it is a supporting cast position but shines so bright the scenes are the most memorable. We watch the show Glee and the show has a weal plot of a pregnancy running through it, but the singing and pop music is the highlight each week. The show as the season has pressed on has added more vocals and styles by other members of the Glee club which has helped the show with choice of songs and dimension. It will be interesting to see if a show can survive on one strong character and iTunes sales to get a season two. The ratings say this should be scraped as it follows So You Thin You can Dance which is also finding rough sledding as a fall show. We wonder if when American Idol returns if following that could drive up the ratings and save the second season.
Election Day 2009 13 days
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Movie Debut 30 days
Days until 2010 – 71 days
Calgary Winter Olympics 114 days
Iron Man 2 Movie Debut 198 days
Days until a New President 1191 Days
Days Country Held Hostage Under Hope and Change 272 days
National Debt 10/19/1999 5,670,293,241,725.48
National Debt 10/19/2009 11,952,611,405,769.02