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Proof Positivity: Election Day!

10-1-2008-24712-pm21 Good Morning!  Today is Election Day.  This is the final time you will be able to vote for the next President of the United States of America.  So, if you haven’t done it yet go out and do it.  No one can speak for you and if you don’t speak you won’t get heard. 

I invite you to watch John F. Kennedy’s inaugural speech and Dr. Martin  Luther King’s I have a dream speech.   I think it’s also important that us girls remember that it wasn’t so long ago that we obtained the right to vote.   Voting is what our ancestors intended.  It is our civic duty to vote. 

I invite you to read the words of President Abraham Lincoln:

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

I tried to give you the most inspirational speeches I could think of.  What happens in this country is your business.  Barack Obama and John McCain aren’t running for president.  They are applying for a job.  You are giving the interview.  They are supposed to work for you.  They will be getting paychecks from us.  It is time to start looking at the election as a long job interview these people work for us not the other way around.


Iron Against Breast Cancer


 —  In 2008, 40,480 women and men will die from the disease.
 —  Over 75% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are age 50 or older.
 —  Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women.
 —  In the U.S., a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, on average,
     every 2 1/2 minutes.
 —  In 2008, 1,990 new cases of breast cancer in men are expected in the

516On the lighter side of things at the Houston Quilt Festival people from all walks of life got together to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.  Each quilter donated $5 to be eligible to prove his/her ironing skills as they took on a fellow opponent and ironed a pink shirt in less than two minutes.  More than 200 aspiring winners participated in the event. 


Rowenta is selling its specially designed Pink Iron at the Houston Quilt Festival with 100% of the profits515 going directly to BCRF.  This is the third year that Rowenta has partnered with BCRF; last year, over $114,000 was donated by the company to BCRF through fundraising efforts.

Rowenta USA, headquartered in West Orange, NJ, is the leading manufacturer of high-performance irons.



Author Royalties To Go To Autism Research


Paul Offit, MD, announced today that all author royalties earned from the sale of his new book, “Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure,” will be donated to the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


“We are very pleased to partner with Dr. Offit, and to accept the royalties of his book for the work done here at the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,” said Dr. Bob Schultz, director of the Center for Autism Research at Children’s Hospital.  “CAR is dedicated to helping children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. CAR’s mission is to identify the causes of ASD, and from that knowledge devise effective treatments.  By donating profits from his book, Dr. Offit is helping to push science forward for the good of all.”


One Response

  1. This are just great posts. And some of these news bits you dig up are just down-right fascinating. I love it!!

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