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Friday, April 19, 2013

The North Star: Healthcare: Luke Elliot: The New-Left and the Ballot Box: How Progressives Can Get Their Policies Into Law

The US Left and the Ballot Box

I blogged about a month ago I guess that the way for Progressive/Socialists or Social-Democrats in America. Can get their policies into law whether its healthcare or pensions or voting. Is with a Federalist approach and not allow the Right to own American-Federalism and that Vermont should be the model. To look at but moving forward across the country at the state level instead of going to the Federal Government. Every time they want to see some new law or program passed. Vermont is probably the most Socialist state in the union, just like New Hampshire is probably the most Libertarian state in the. Union and Maryland my home state might be the most Liberal state in the union. And not to make fun of South Carolina but they are probably the capital of the Bible Belt and the religious-right in America. But what makes Vermont different from other Progressive states like lets say Massachusetts is that they. Believe in Federalism that is they are both Socialist and Federalist they believe in both.

Someone who is lets say a Socialist-Federalist thats not a contradiction necessarily as long as they believe in both. Federalism isn't about Leftist government or Rightist government but its about good government and that government closest to home is the best government. So you could have Socialist-Federalism and have Socialist policies in your state but that its your state thats creating those polices. Instead of Socialists from the Federal Government creating all of these new Federal programs and telling the states what they. Can do with their own money, what Vermont is saying with its very own single-payer health insurance program. Is that we do not need Uncle Sam to try to build our Socialist-Utopia for us that we can do that ourselves with our own money and our own people.

Vermont is saying that the Feds through failure of either inaction or not having the votes. Is failing to deliver the government that we want and that we at the state level can not only do that instead but create. The policies on our own and do not need Uncle Sam to try to do that for us.

ESPN: June 17th 1994- The OJ Simpson Ford Bronco Chase

This piece was originally posted at FRS Daily Journal

I remember this very well, because I had just graduated from high school. And was in Delaware vacationing with my family and I believe I was watching the NBA Finals on NBC. And then of course NBC News breaks in with live coverage of this chase which was different from other Los Angeles car chases. Which of course aren’t rare in Los Angeles, but what made this care chase different was that it involved a celebrity and NBC News and other news organizations breaking into a championship series, or whatever they were showing and stopped showing, to cover this tabloid story. Is just another example and perhaps the biggest example of what news has become in America. At least TV news, where its not what’s important to cover that is important, but what is popular to cover and how you make the most money. Covering that story to spend so much time and energy covering one murder trial. Not that it shouldn’t of been covered, which of course the supporters of the coverage will say. But to cover it basically at the expense of every other news story thats going on.

So-called reality TV, which of course isn’t reality TV, but tabloid TV, didn’t start in the late 1990s or 2000, with Survivor on CBS. It started in the mid 1990s in 1994 with OJ Simpson. And his famous duel murders and his Trial of The Century. Before social networking and before Google, but right in the early days of cellphones and the Internet. And when cable news was becoming very important with the 24 hour news cycle. You also have to remember that OJ, was not just an actor, but an accomplished one and perhaps not someone you want doing your taxes for you, but smart enough and with the personality to get people’s attention and put the focus on him. He knew he was going to jail and perhaps never coming out and had money and a gun in his truck. And I guess was going to make a run for Mexico, but perhaps smart enough to know he probably wasn’t going to make it.

The Ford Bronco Chase, was the ultimate publicity stunt and so-called reality TV. But it wasn’t what is called reality TV, which is not reality TV, but tabloid TV. Where producers of those shows encourage people to act out to get the most ratings possible. But this chase was real reality TV. A grown man, who up to this point was a very well-liked and respected man. Who had a Hall of Fame NFL career and one of the top 5-10 running backs of all-time. Who put together a solid sportscasting career with NBC Sports and acting career and did commercials. Who was going through a horrible time, I imagine and perhaps feeling horribly guilty about his two murders and perhaps lost it and didn’t know what to do about it. But again, we are talking about an actor here and this could’ve simply been a publicity stunt. But this was real reality TV and not made up.

Kelly Loves Beauty: Fall Outfit- of-The Day- Skinny Denim Jeans in Boots

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“Okay so yeah, except for this girl, like totally sounding like a total valley girl, right,” I liked this video. I liked how she looked in this video and for a valley girl or at least someone who sounds like a valley girl, she looks really good in that outfit. Like a women who can fill out a sexy pair of skinny denim jeans, because she eats real food and takes care of herself and doesn’t starve herself. Which to say the least aren’t common stereotypes if not characteristics of valley girls. Which means that there are even sexy athletic looking valley girls. Britney Spears comes to mind real fast.

As far as this outfit and to be completely serious, nothing new or no new or real risk taking here. Not to put Kelly down, but skinny jeans in boots have been around for about ten-years now. A common look for sexy women especially in the fall and winter for both practical as well as stylish reasons. The practical reasons are perhaps less obvious. They keep women warm in bad cold weather. Their legs that is especially the skinny denim because how tight they are and do not leave much in any room for cold air get air to get in. And the boots are great to walk around in bad weather, because you get better traction.

The stylish reasons are obvious. I mean seriously what better way for a sexy women to show off her legs than in skinny jeans. Whether they are denim or leather, because again how tight they are and how they show off your legs. And then you throw in boots either over or under the jeans and you have a very sexy stylish look, that will make women who aren’t as sexy or dressing much more conservatively jealous. And have guys checking you out especially when you’re on the move.
Kelly Loves Beauty: Outfit-Of-The-Day- Skinny Denim Jeans in Boots