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Sunday, January 31, 2010

BLOG-TVs CORNER TALK REPORT

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

THE STATE OF THE UNION

We do not give up! We do not quit! was the message that was echoed by president
Obama in his first State of the Union address.

In his usual elegant tone that has become a hallmark of Obama oratory the
president spelled out his agenda for 2010.

Recapturing some of the hope that help put him in to office he said what
the American people hope, what they deserve is for all of us, Democrats and
republicans, to work through our differences, to overcome the numbing weight
of our politics.

What American want is the simple security knowing that tomorrow will be better
than today. Putting on defense for the middle class which he champions...

It's all about economy, jobs and health care which he reminded everyone he
campaigned on an which he has not backed down from.

Mentioning the word "jobs" 29 times, he asked Congress to join with him
and make 2010 the year of jobs...

That the people are out of work an hurting. They need our help and he wants
a bill on his desk right away with out delay...

He pointed out that his administration had some political setbacks pointing to
the poll numbers which slid downward and voters rebelled against Democrats
in Virginia and New Jersey gubernatorial races also the lost by a successor to
the late Sen. Edward Kennedy seat to a populist republican.

Much of the presidents speech was showing that he gets it and that he understands
the underlining factors rolling out a number of proposals showing that the White
House has it's sights locked on the economy issues....

He asked that $30 billion in repaid Wall Street loans be funneled in to small business
lending, energy and tax incentives to encourage infrastructure spending.

A new middle class tax cut and eliminating capital gains taxes on small businesses
went down well with New Yorks junior senator. "I liked that he talked about a
middle-class tax-cut said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

He stuck by health care reform push even though it took about 25 minutes for
him to get to the topic...

He pointed out by the time he finished speaking this evening more Americans will
have lost their health insurance. Pointing out that he will not walk away from these
Americans and neither should the people in this chamber.

"By now it should be obvious that I didn't take on health care because it's good
politics" "I took on health care because of the stories I've heard from Americans.

On the terrorist issue! I've bagged more terrorists, sez prez

He said the long and painful Iraq war "is ending" after 4,692 US and coalition
troops - so far have perished on it's dusty battle fields, "and all of our troops
are coming home"

Troops from Afghanistan will start coming home by 2011....

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

WHEN THE EARTH MOVED 2010

As we currently know, there is much needed help in Haiti due to the dire
circumstances that prevail on the ground in wake of the most devastating
Eartquake that has hit this hemisphere.

On January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake struck the nation of Haiti, causing catastrophic damage inside and around the capital city of Port-au-Prince

Thousands of people have been killed, maimed, and displaced in wake of this terrible
natural tragedy.

Relief efforts are on the way from around the world with 3 million dollars donated
to the Red Cross through the Twitter & Facebook social networks.

On January 15, the U.N. issued a flash appeal requesting approximately $562 million to support populations affected by the January 12 earthquake in Haiti. The appeal prioritizes food aid, health, logistics, nutrition, shelter and settlements, and water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions, as well as emergency recovery activities.

As this tragic story unfolds lets all be reminded how fragile we all are on this planet we call home.

Our support is urgently needed in the weeks ahead in this humanitarian cause....

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