Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Rosie O'Donnell - Interview on Today Show - Nov. 24th

Rosie O'Donnell stopped by the Today Show for an interview with Meredith Vieira. She talks about her new variety show ... 'Rosie Live' ... and the ongoing feud with Barbara Walters. As a former co-host herself, I'm sure Meredith didn't need any explanations.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Rosie O'Donnell's Search for 'AMERICA'

From Entertainment Tonight, the story of how Rosie O'Donnell found the lead actor for her new film 'America'. She was in Detroit looking for a teenage boy to play the film’s lead role....and found him at Small Plates, a restaurant where he was having lunch with his family. That kid was certainly in the right place at the right time! Can you imagine being approached by Rosie O'Donnell and having her ask you to play the lead role in a movie? The Lifetime Original movie will air in February 2009.
*Note, I had the video posted from Entertainment Tonight. However, they had a hidden 'auto start' code embedded in the video. When my page would load...the video automatically started playing. I prefer to give my readers the option of watching a video...or not. In my web surfing, if I come across a site that has auto start videos, I leave. I find it very intrusive...especially if there is a written article to go along with the video. That being said...you can see the video on ET's website. In the mean time I am trying to fix the problem.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Barack Obama - President-Elect

Around the world, from Kenya to California, people celebrated as Barack Obama was named as the 44th President of the United States. The crowds of people, anxiosly awaiting the outcome, could only be compared in number...to the crowds who gathered to usher in the new millineum.

During the presidential campaign, with unprecedented news coverage, Barack Obama captured world wide attention. Last night he secured victory with nearly 63 million votes....the largest total in history.

It is estimated that more than 64 percent of eligible American voters cast ballots, the best showing in at least 40 years....and in one estimate, since 1908.

This is truly an historic event. A victory in the nation's long civil rights struggle. Barriers have been broken. Dreams do come true. Obama's life story is a testiment to the fulfillment of the American dream.

To the thousands of people who gathered at Chicago's Grant Park, the President-Elect stated...
“If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

God Bless America!

The United States Of America
Born 1776 Died 2008

It doesn't hurt to read


several times .

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul , Minnesota
points out some interesting facts concerning the last Presidential election:

• Number of States won by: Obama: 19 McCain: 29

• Square miles of land won by: Obama: 580,000 McCain: 2,427,000

• Population of counties won by: Obama: 127 million McCain: 143 million

• Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Obama:13.2 McCain: 2.

Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory McCain won was mostly

the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country. Obama territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..."

Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal's - and they vote - then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.
Very sad.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Computerized Election Fraud

George W. Bush should not have been elected President in 2000 AND he should not have won the 2004 election.

There is overwhelming evidence of organized vote-counting fraud in both elections but the news media and the Democratic party did nothing. As a result, nothing has changed since 2004.

What will the news media and the Democratic party do if the same election fraud that put George W. Bush into office illegally does the same thing for Senator John McCain?

Past performance suggests they will do nothing. Every American citizen should be made aware of Computerized Election Fraud. This video is taken from the movie "UNCOUNTED"...an explosive new documentary that shows how the election fraud that changed the outcome of the 2004 election led to even greater fraud in 2006....and now looms as an unbridled threat to the outcome of the 2008 election. This controversial feature length film by Emmy award-winning director David Earnhardt examines in factual, logical, and yet startling terms how easy it is to change election outcomes and undermine election integrity across the United States. Irrefutable proof is provided by noted computer programmers, statisticians, journalists, and experienced election officials.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Rosie O'Donnell - Executive Producer/Star of 'America'

In 2002, shortly after having E.R. Frank on her TV show, Rosie O'Donnell purchased the film rights to America.

Fast forward 6 years: Rosie is in Detroit Michigan making a movie. Shooting started yesterday.

Rosie O'Donnell will star in and executive produce America, Lifetime's look at a 15-year-old boy's struggles within the foster-care system.

America reunites O'Donnell with producer Larry Sanitsky and scribe Joyce Eliason, with whom she worked on CBS' 2005 'Riding on the Bus With My Sister'.

Yvez Simoneau (HBO's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) will direct the telepic, which hails from Sony Pictures Television.

Scheduled to premiere in February, the made-for-TV-movie is based on E.R. Frank's book. Rosie O'Donnell will play the therapist who guides the pictures title character, America, beyond his troubled past. O'Donnell is joined by Ruby Dee, who co-stars as one of the boy's caretakers.

Tanya Lopez, Senior VP, Original Movies, Lifetime Networks remarked, "We are truly inspired by Rosie's passion for this project. She's an incredible advocate for reforming the foster care system and a strong voice for children. She adds, "Rosie really understands the issues of these kids 'aging out' of the system without any resources to prepare them for life on their own and this film shines a light on this tragic crisis."

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sarah Palin - Before VP Nomination

Did I miss something? Was there any mention of John McCain?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

McCain Palin 2008

If this doesn't scare the hell out of you there is something terribly wrong. Just watch the interview with Katie Couric and listen to Sarah Palin's answers. I've never seen such a display of ignorance by a vice presidential candidate. She may be trying to appeal to the average American with her folksy attitude, winning smile, and down home humor. I don't buy it for one second. IF they win the election, this woman would take over the office of President of the United States should something happen to McCain. That's a very scary thought for me. God help us all if that happens. Do your own research on Palin. You'll be surprised at what all you will find. A good place to start is here. Of course, there's always the Alaska News, chock full of articles about Sarah Palin. Time is running out. The election is less than a month away. I urge everyone to read all that you can in order to make an informed decision.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

McCain - Palin Ticket

Just Sayin'............

The View 10-06-2008

Is it me...or is Elizabeth Hasselbeck as dumb as she comes across?
I don't understand why Barbara Walters keeps her on The View. I supposed it's because The View Master (Bill Geddie) has taken a liking to her from the beginning.

There have been rumors that Elizabeth is leaving The View for Fox News. However, a rep for Hasselbeck stated that there is absolutely no truth to the rumors. Furthermore, it is stated that Hasselbeck is passionate in her beliefs and enjoys being a part of this dynamic group of women and engaging in daily conversations.
Apparently Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie (executive producers of The View) think the arguments Elizabeth stirs up is a good thing and even consider Elizabeth "vital to the program".

Personally, I can't stand to listen to her irritating voice. Not to mention her ridiculous political views. Thank goodness Whoopi has the nerve to stand up to her and not be intimidated by her. I suspect there could be a cat fight between Elizabeth ans Sherry though. Sherry got hot under the collar today. It won't take much more to push her over the edge and let Elizabeth have it. And.........she's certainly got it coming to her!!

Give me a break.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Rosie O'Donnell to Host Variety Show on NBC

Rosie O'Donnell has been quite mysterious the past couple of months. First, she announced at the end of July, that she would be taking the month of August off from blogging. Her reason was: "to see if I can"....and "to find the balance". Seems she felt she was becoming addicting to blogging and...the computer, in general.

As promised, she returned to her blog on Sept 1, 2008. Although, she DID post several little articles during August...just not any ASK RO comments. Her fans were disappointed but soon realized that even Rosie needs some time to herself and respected her decision.

Her blogging has been sporadic since her return...only updating a couple of times a week. Some of the ASK RO questions asked if the rumors were true about her return to television. She didn't give away any information other than to say..."i heard that rumor." Then, there was this one that I had my suspicions about:

just sayin Writes:

There is nothing good on TV to watch 2nite. U know what we could use? A cool variety show, Carol Burnett style, hosted by some funny comedienne. Wow that would be great!

Rosie's Reply:

i agree
that would be something

Seems to be a rather cryptic message there. As posted on the blog today, Rosie is indeed returning to television next month when she hosts her own variety show, appropriately titled Rosie's Variety Hour.

Rosie's NBC special – airing Nov. 26, the night before Thanksgiving – will consist of celebrity guests, comic turns, musical acts and a prize giveaway for both the show's in-studio and at-home audiences.

Here's the real kick in the ass. It was also stated (on the internet...not her blog!), if the hour-long show catches enough viewers' eyes, it could become a recurring event next year. Are you kidding me? With the numbers she pulled in while on The View....this Variety show will be a huge success. Go Rosie!!

Note: I know Rosie said she would never have a face lift. I apologize, in advance, for giving her one with Photoshop in the photo used for this post.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Have you ever felt completely alone? Have you ever felt that you didn't want to be HERE. Not caring WHERE you go....just not be HERE...not living MY life.
In light of all that's happened in the past couple of months, I sometimes feel this way.
Losing three loved ones in that short period of time will do a real number on a person. Especially when one was a suicide. So many unanswered questions. There will never be answers. No one really knows just how much other people are going through.
No, I haven't blogged in quite some time. I'm hoping to get back whatever it was that made me start blogging in the first place.
Thank you...San, for caring enough to ask about me.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Rosie on Rachael Ray Show

Rosie O'Donnell and her Broadway Kids (RBK) appeared on the Rachael Ray show yesterday. It was Rachael's 40th birthday celebration and they surprised her with a special birthday song. Rosie had previously mentioned, on her blog, that she would be appearing on the show. However, everyone thought she would be on this coming Friday, Sept. 12,2008....as per her blog entry.
In case you missed it yesterday, here's a little video of Rosie and the Kids. They did a fantastic job.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day 2008

Wherever you are.........hope you have a happy and safe Labor Day. It's been a while since my last blog entry. I've been over seeing some home repairs, additions and remodeling. Almost completed...but, today is my day to relax and not think about WORK!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rosie Unplugged

As per her post today, On We Go, Rosie will not be taking nor answering any questions throughout the entire month of August.

One can only speculate as to why. Many are reading a lot of non sense into this proclamation. There are rumors of trouble between Rosie and Kelli. Personally, I think that's ALL it is .... just rumors. My God, they have been together over 10 years.

I think Parker's recent skateboard accident, which resulted in a broken wrist, has put Rosie into Mommy mode. She writes of how she felt at the hospital and how all the memories and emotions came flooding back to her. I'm sure it was a bit overwhelming.

Perhaps she just needs some time away from the blog AND the computer. She must get at least (I'm guessing by the number I have been at times) 5,000 questions per day on her blog. I can't even begin to fathom what that must be like for her. She does the best she can do with answering the questions and yet, there are those who get pissed when she doesn't acknowledge them with a 'Hi' or 'Hello'.

Ms. O'Donnell told People magazine:

“It gets to a point where it’s too much. It’s too draining,” she says. “There’s too much incoming of other people’s opinions and I’m like, ‘Okay, you know what? I’m gonna stop.’ ”

Feedback on the blog has also affected her ability to lock in future projects, including a talk show or variety show she has hinted may find its way to television. “Career-wise, something will be rumored or leaked and then I’ll have 5,000 questions: “Is this true?’ So I’m gonna stop for a while.”

In the last year, since she left "The View," traffic on her site - which once approached 650,000 visitors a month - has fallen more than 85 percent to under 100,000.... according to the Web measurement company compete.com.

We all need a break from time to time. There's nothing wrong with admitting it. Sure, we will miss Rosie and her blog...but, hey.. she's still around. She knows how much her fans love and admire her. So....let's all wish her a month of wonderful family time, lots of boat rides, fresh air and sunshine. I think we could ALL use this time to get re-acquainted with our loved ones.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Old Myrtle Beach Air Force Base

The former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base was opened in 1942 and then shut down in 1993 as part of the Pentagon’s “peace dividend” base-closing process. Below are images of one of the fighter planes on display.

Happy Wordless Wednesday

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Fourth of July

Bellagio Fountains - Las Vegas Nevada.
Song: Star Spangled Banner - Whitney Houston

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Beach Scenes

“Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.”

Happy Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Word Play

Paint your picture with words! Just type whatever comes to mind...then click GO. Wordle does the work for you. This is a cool website. Give it a try. Play around with the settings until you like the way it looks.
Here's mine.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jahero Tribute

JaHeRo is a nickname for the morning video blogs posted by Rosie O'Donnell on her website during part of her tenure on The View. O'Donnell, her producer Janette Barber, and her makeup artist Helene Macaulay created unscripted video blogs Monday through Thursday prior to taping, during which they answered user-submitted questions.

I miss the JaHeRo video blogs. They had something magical and often made you feel as if you were right there with them. I went through all the JaHeRo videos and chose some of the best frames. This is my tribute to Rosie, Helene and Janette. I hope you enjoy it.