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Here’s The Scoop….Chicago…

January 3, 2009 by Barbara

MICHIGAN & STATE STREET….STROLLING ALONG….

Chicago is bustling with walkers..and tourists…in various stages of warmth…fashion be damned for most…..with a smattering of those who will literally throw caution to the Lake Michigan wind…and suffer for their vanity…

The Macy holiday windows…were a disappointment..seen on this site…Nov.27th…”Macy’s Windows Suck”… http://www.thrillarama.com/2008/11/index.html ….nowhere near the awe remembered from the regular childhood visits when it was Marshall Field & Company...http://www.fieldsfanschicago.org/… in order to find that special ornament for that year’s tree…..although a little rush of that wonderment came after a  quick assent to the 7th floor Walnut room which brought “oohs” and “ahhs”..of delight in the outstanding Christmas tree and the old time festive decorating…

The Palmer House … http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/CHIPHHH-The-Palmer-House-Hilton-Illinois/index.do …was spectacular to see inside…with many happy visitors seated …warmly inside…enjoying afternoon tea each with their own tiers of cakes and cookies…Sorry to say…we looked…and envied….but took a pass on the experience…this time…

Walking was mandatory…for the paper had it wrong…this AM…Obama was in Chicago ….and in the workout room downstairs……so it was Secret Service. all around…..and not available to use…We made a quick run upstairs…to get coats…and brave the elements…  heading out to walk near the lake…amazed that the whole city block all around the building was secured…and would be ….until he was done…. http://www.slate.com/id/2203773/pagenum/all/

After we returned in the late afternoon from downtown…”He’s back”…was the word…with men in black…(not even trying to blend in?) were again standing by the elevators…Looks like tomorrow will be another outdoor experience…for getting our heart rates up….with the likelihood…he is not leaving until Sunday….

It must be nice to be President-elect….

more to come….

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Here’s The Scoop…Deflecting The Inquiries…If All Else Fails…

November 9, 2008 by Barbara

ATTENTION…VFD….ATTENTION MADAM MANAGER….

Want to deflect the inquiries into the VFD allegations of insubordination, ongoing threats, not following the chain of command, not abiding by the By-laws, not speaking to the “whistle blowers”, not enacting the 2004-16 Ordinance…

Well….

you can continue to lash out at those who ask the hard questions…

You can continue to ignore it and hope it goes away…

You can continue to threaten to dig up personal dirt…..

or you can do the only thing that will keep it all at bay….tell the world…you are going to buy a dog!…

Like President- elect Obama….

Then and only then will the focus change….to what kind of dog will you get?……and where the dog will come from?…….

HMMMM….Any takers?….                                                           Obama Dog in T-Shirt

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11/07/obamas_dog/

http://www.obamadog.com/obamadogphotos.html

more to come….

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Here’s The Scoop….Making More Room…

November 7, 2008 by Barbara

Readers will recall a previous post about a visit to Obama’s neighborhood…a few blocks from the BCbythesea daughter’s place….where Obama comes to workout and visit…

In the post this writer mentioned the “volkswagon” like stuffed men in the rear of the SUV…guess they figured out how to make more room…for the President elect…



Secret service agents take Obama to gym...

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A Sign of Things To Come?…OUCH!…

November 6, 2008 by Barbara

DIDN’T QUITE ADD UP?…..

‘”Still that’s not right. I’m disappointed. I’m glad for the president, but I’m disappointed in this system,” said Diane Jefferson, temporary campaign worker.

“It should have been $480. It’s $230,” said Imani Sankofa.

“They gave us $10 an hour. So we added it. I added up all the hours so it was supposed to be at least $120. All I get is $90,” said Charles Martin.

“I worked nine hours a day for 4 days and got paid half of what I should have earned,” said Randall Waldon.

Some people weren’t satisfied with filling out a claim form for money they felt was still due to them.

“They say that they gonna call you or they going to mail it to you, but I don’t know. We’ll see what happens,” said Antron Grose.

“Talking about they’ll mail it to us. I ain’t worried about that, man. They’re not going to mail nothin’,” said Martin.’

http://www.wthr.com/global/story.asp?s=9299280

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“Change” What?….

November 6, 2008 by Barbara

Capital Eye | OpenSecrets.org

Obama’s Pick for Chief of Staff

Tops Recipients of

Wall Street Money

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2008/11/obamas-pick-for-chief-of-staff.html

BCbythesea…favorite site…for finding out what goes on behind the scenes…the money-backers…the lobbyists….the donors…the unions…the “do as I say”….but…

more to come…no doubt….

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Here’s The Scoop….OBAMA ….JAPAN

November 5, 2008 by Barbara

THE DAY AFTER….THE CITIZENS HAVE SPOKEN….WITH THEIR VOTES…PRESIDENT OBAMA

Enjoy the following ….sent on from one happy Obama supporter…

http://www.lrytas.lt/videonews/?id=12257248481223760372&sk=2

Hats off to a Class A speech by Senator John McCain…we ….his supporters wish him well ….

Obama’s speech…we here in precinct 33…lost the cable feed!…

more to come….


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Local Papers….SENTRY FOR MCCAIN….

October 31, 2008 by Barbara

ON THE FENCE….LOOKING FOR SOME BACKGROUND….

Check out the Sentry… why…..they went with McCain…

http://flsentry.com/

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Here’s The Scoop…The Problem With Chameleons…

October 27, 2008 by Barbara

TELL ME WHAT YOU REALLY THINK…in 2001

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iivL4c_3pck

ARE PEOPLE LYING? in 2008….

I watch the television…read the papers and hear the pundits…say…it’s a landslide…but in day to day…conversations…it’s not a done deal….so say the little people…

Seems there’s a lot of lying going on…to those same PC spreaders of the “Plan” that it is time for a “change”…

These are the same people on the local level….who are up in arms about a possible 1% tourist tax…who will step to the podium next month to express outrage over Waste Management and the “hit” they take as a small business….

The same group disgusted when the new majority came to the LBTS dais in February…and “awarded” they say incredulously… themselves with insurance…cell phones and talk of raises in the future…

In talking to store owners who came here from countries who already have lived through the Obama “system” of fairness in place ….and exult the countless reasons how that was why they fled to come here…

Children…adult children of parents who lost everything in Cuba…and Iraq……observing a sadness….a fear they have not seen in their folk’s present life…only in the past when they reflected on what came to be when their homelands faced their “change”…their “fairness”…

Jewish acquaintances who feel as Democrats…they need to “play” a familiar…uncomfortable …game of saying they are going for him…but nod in agreement…that behind the curtain…they just cannot…be a Democrat this time…

Why the uncertainty on an individual level….in this writer’s opinion…Obama is a chameleon….he takes on whatever will “work” publicly…… takes it as his own….for a while…

Looking back at his “journey”… who was influential…along the way…what he would do do succeed…as a Chicago politician…. what he has been given a pass on….educational background writings…and what he allowed those beside him to do…to impose silence….on the questioners…with legal threats…subtle and not so subtle…startling…

The true politicos…say…that in a major election…both candidates move from their own ideology to accommodate the backers…and pull in the masses…to get the votes…only to return to their platform….once the race is over….so where will they return to….left or right…or center?…

In this vein…….Obama will move left…far left…and McCain will come back to the middle…the bi-partisan middle…both with a Democratic majority in both houses of Congress…

McCain…is no Bush…and Bush could have helped him tremendously by saying what a thorn in his side he has been over 2 terms……cutting him loose……a missed opportunity early on….

Candidate McCain missed another big opportunity to say no to the bail out…as most wanted someone… to buck the system on this one…which is his usual style…to be the maverick…. saying not so fast….

At least he owned up to his decision….he said this time ….he had to do what was needed…and this was required for this crisis ….a crisis McCain tried to avert a few years back…to no avail courtesy of the Obama backers…the Obama advisers…. feigning ignorance of their involvement….

Of note…all the mortgage buying talk by McCain has been another independent move…an un-Republican offer…but after listening to a news report last night that the first part of the bail- out may never even be seen by those looking for credit…with the institutions seeing no credit “worthy” applicants….thus…saving their own necks first…thus …making McCain’s insistence it go to homeowners…maybe he knew what we did not…. weeks ago….

When venturing out into the political campaign world on the local level last year…here in LBTS…I saw first hand …”How the sausage was made”…and who comes up with what strategy behind the scenes…the maneuvering that goes on to get the votes…no matter how obscene or ridiculous…the badgering of the candidates themselves…to succeed …it ain’t pretty…so on a national level…YIKES!…

The concern…over this election is real….the results will be messy….the lawyers will be en mass….the divide will widen….and the utter disbelief will be ugly after the fall-out of whomever wins…

If it is Obama… it be the fall-out of the Dems “stealing” the election…with Acorn…questionable below the radar internet contributions… In place as we speak…. lawyers…. a multitude of lawyers….this time not walking away…until every vote is looked at….If the pundits have called it right…and it is a big win….the Democrats will take this as a mandate from the people…to over- haul the system …in ways we have never seen before…with those who oppose these changes figuring out how to deal with the new imposed regulations…to save what is theirs…through their own hard work…

A McCain…win…will bring outrage……the loudest shouts of all…acknowledging a 3-fer …Gore…Kerry…and now an Obama….loss…..only to find….the responders…the citizens…who answered the polls were lying once again…leaving many pollster and pundits…heading for the unemployment lines…themselves…

That’s the problem with chameleons…..whether politician or voter….it’s always hard to see….

more to come….

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Maybe We Need To Use Our Thumbs…

October 14, 2008 by Barbara

THUMBS UP?…

http://ezinearticles.com/?Thumbprint-Scanner-Can-Be-Our-Standard-For-Living&id=1242851

THE GOP PRESENTS….. ACORN FAMILY TREE…

http://www.gop.com/obamaacorntree/?sid=google&t=rncgeneral&r=ObamaAcornTree

OBAMA FIGHTS THE NUTS?…

http://fightthesmears.com/articles/20/acornrumor?source=

sem-pm-fts-ac-search-us&gclid=CN3QnMjtppYCFRJdxwodTBDo5g

THE OFFICIAL ACORN SITE…

http://www.acorn.org/

The question being asked right now…is Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald going to begin a RICO case against ACORN…the blogs are running rampant on this…and if it proceeds…it will be something…perhaps a crossroads that might finally bring all the media together on coverage…already seen on CNN and in the NY Times…as well as the far right…publications…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Fitzgerald

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racketeer_Influenced_and_Corrupt_Organizations_Act

Why is this important…because it really could steal the election…due to not only the much written about and reported facts of signers signing multiple times …using fraudulent names…but the “running out the clock” that is happening with the Election Supervisor …  and the Courts in some states …declaring that it is too late…to remedy..it all…..and too close to the election…insisting ACORN should have been “caught” sooner…YIKES!

Now  ACORN representatives have come forth to actually say…it is not for them to find this out……that the law says they are ONLY required to turn the signatures over to the election supervisor offices and it is for the supervisor and their staffs to deal with…HMMMM…

“The meaning of is…is”….sound familiar…using the “law” to shirk what should be the responsibility from any organization interested in furthering the greater good…rather than inundating already understaffed …overworked offices…to see if they too will shirk their responsibilities……producing a illegitimate election…WOW!…

BCBythesea…look for Barry Richards…to make comeback…previous post…

LAWYERS…LAWYERS….LAWYERS….

more to come…

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Here’s The Scoop…”It’s His Policies”….

October 14, 2008 by Barbara

THE MAN ON THE STREET….

So it’s the policies of Obama …that is why these voters are voting for him….because McCain…”he just doesn’t get it” and the “man” on the street is fully supportive of Obama …his plans…his running mate…and his beliefs…HMMM….

NOTE: Howard Stern…no profanity ….not to worry…but guaranteed to leave readers shaking their heads…no matter who you support…

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2008/10/13/howard-stern-exposes-

why-so-many-people-support-obama

If I find something similar…with McCain…supporters…it will be posted…

until then…take 2 aspirin and call me on Nov. 5th!…

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