A letter to Michelle Obama

My daughter found this post and sent it to me. Her name is Michelle and she feels ashamed that her name is the same as the First Lady. That’s a sad state of affairs folks. I tell her don’t be ashamed, her Dad chose that name a long time before we knew that woman existed. I wish we still did not know.

From westernjournalism.com

On the day that your husband was elected, you said that you had never been proud of the United States until that day. For the last three and a half years, I have been observing your husband and you, and I feel that it is time I share my thoughts with you. The day your husband was elected was the first time I was ever ashamed of this country, and today I am even more ashamed.

Show Notes 12/29/2013

Sunday Show 12/29/13 

At least 10 dead after explosion at Russian railway station
A suicide bomber struck a busy railway station in southern Russia on Sunday, killing at least 15 others and wounding scores more, officials said, in a stark reminder of the threat Russia is facing as it prepares to host February’s Olympics in Sochi.

Hobbit and Frozen in Christmas fame as newcomers stumble
A pair of holdovers continue to dominate the domestic box office this holiday weekend while a crowded slate of wide openers are faltering.

Is a national ID headed for your wallet and purse?
Just as you were wrapping your mind around the idea that under Obamacare and the accompanying changes in the health-care system, your medical records will be floating around in some online repository, available to far too many people, you’re being told you’ll soon have a National Identity Card and a Western Hemisphere-compliant travel document whether you want it or not, if you plan to drive in the United States.

Obama sends wishes to those celebrating Kwanza
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are sending those celebrating Kwanzaa their hopes for a prosperous and healthy new year.

Show notes 04/07/2013

Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Sunday 04/07/2013
Family owned Chicago Cubs plan to renovate their own stadium
Fans of the lovable losers have something to look forward to, after all.The city of Chicago and the Ricketts family that owns the Chicago Cubs are close to agreement on a $500 million overhaul of Wrigley Field, two people with knowledge of the negotiations said Friday.

First key fight in Immigration battle is: what to name it
One of the first political issues negotiators must tackle in crafting an immigration reform bill is among the most important: what to name it.
Cair claims victory over AP stylebook’s restrictions on word “Islamist”
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) praised the Associated Press (AP) for revising its stylebook to forbid the use of the word “Islamist,” if it is used to describe Islamic militants or extremists.
Colorado Undersheriff warns State police Homeland Security to target Christians
According to a letter written by Ron Trowbridge, undersheriff with the Prowers County, Colo., Sheriff’s Office, Christians who believe the Bible is the literal word of God and others who do not agree with the changes taking place in America could find themselves under scrutiny by law enforcement authorities and Homeland Security, Steven H. Ahle wrote at Red Statements Friday.

Cancer Clinics are turning away thousands of Medicare patients
Cancer clinics across the country have begun turning away thousands of Medicare patients, blaming the sequester budget cuts. Oncologists say the reduced funding, which took effect for Medicare on April 1, makes it impossible to administer expensive chemotherapy drugs while staying afloat financially.
Walgreen clinics expand care
Walgreen Co. has stretched the reach of its drugstore clinics beyond treating ankle sprains and sinus infections to handling chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure.

The United States in World War I
On June 28, 1914, a Serbian nationalist assassinated the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. Austria demanded indemnities from Serbia for the assassination. The Serbian government denied any involvement with the murder.. Austria’s ally, Germany, declared war on Russia on August 1 and on France (which was allied with Russia) two days later.

Bryan Hoddle helps wounded Vets run and dream again
Strangely, this is where the inspiring transformation often begins – on a track. It’s here, with Bryan Hoddle coaching and shouting encouragement as a group of wounded soldiers begins to run, that something extraordinary occurs.

Show Notes: 08-09-2012

Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Thursday 8/9/12

Full List of Obamacare Tax Hikes
Obamacare law contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and small businesses Taxpayers are reminded that the President’s healthcare law is one of the largest tax increases in American history.Arranged by their respective effective dates, below is the total list of all $500 billion-plus in tax hikes (over the next ten years) in Obamacare.

Obama and Romney spar over Defense budget

In a time of deep deficits and tight budgets, President Obama says the Defense Department cannot be entirely spared the scalpel. But Mitt Romney, his likely opponent in November’s election, says the U.S. must spend more on the Pentagon now because it will pay off with a stronger economy in the long run.


Study finds that lying less improves a persons health

Who says a little white lie never hurt anyone? Recent research suggests it can affect your health. A new study conducted by University of Notre Dame researchers found that a person’s mental and physical health improved when they stopped lying to others.

Employees wellness index
Workers who keep the country running through transportation, construction and other services may also suffer the worst health, according to recent rankings of employees’ well-being.

Glocks vs Docs: Second Amendment issues in the cross hairs
There are few topics more evergreen in the U.S. political arena and consistently in the forefront of the news than a group protesting that either their First Amendment or Second Amendment rights are being curtailed. Therefore, it was only a matter of time before the two collided in a spectacular “Alien vs. Predator,” coliseum-like spectacle of battling rights.

Show Notes: 07-29-2012

Uncooperative Radio Show Notes: Sunday 7/29/12

Scalia: Guns May be Regulated
Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the Supreme Court’s most vocal and conservative justices, said on Sunday that the Second Amendment leaves room for U.S. legislatures to regulate guns, including menacing hand-held weapons.

House GOP leaders indicate they will fund implementation of Obamacare
When asked whether the House Republicans would permit or not permit funding for Obamacare in whatever legislation is enacted to fund the government after Sept. 30–when the current funding legislation runs out–House Speaker John Boehner responded that “our goal would be to make sure the government is funded,”

Thousands gather for Beck event

More than 65,000 people filled Cowboys Stadium to see one of the most polarizing figures in America: Glenn Beck. Thousands of Beck supporters traveled from various states to hear his message.

Occupy Movement Hits London to Protest ‘Capitalist’ Olympic Games
About 500 people critical of the economic impact and corporate flavor of the London Olympics marched Saturday near the Olympic Park, determined to send a message that Britain is not united in backing the games.

Soldiers and students to fill empty seats
Olympic organisers scrambled to halt a public backlash over the sight of empty seats at competition venues, recruiting an army of soldiers and students to fill the voids and upgrading spectators with cheaper tickets.

Why Gold
“The Austrian School advocates against price fixing and economic planning, and the Austrian School advocates a gold standard, which can be seen as a way of fixing the rate of change of the size of the money supply through economic planning.”