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Who is a Winning Woman?

A Winning Woman has a good sense about herself, what is important, what she wants out of life, how she will get it, and most of all, a sense of peace within that lets her know that regardless how many obstacles she may face, she is not alone and can share this journey with others. God created woman to be beautiful inside and out. Using the gifts, talents, and grace with a winning attitude, she is a Winner! Simply stated; information + knowledge = power. We are here to encourage, esteem, and help you to believe you can achieve your goals. Are you ready to become a Winning Woman?


A Woman's Heart

Have you ever thought about why women are feared so much by men?

I did, and today, through observations, conversations, education, I learned a great many things about women.

A woman is passionate - right or wrong, she can be passionate, thus easily deceived by those who would choose to take ad





these words were staring me in the face as I opened my blogger to post another article. Panic set in, because, I had no idea what Bandwidth exceeded meant, nor did I know what to do. I quickly entered these words in the search bar to see if there was a good explanation for this - apparently there was, since my site was being hosted free, it was getting too much traffic, and therefore, it had gone beyond its capabilities to support my site.

What to do? What to do? Aha, I entered my query and got some interesting answers, all the same really, from congratulations, to time to upgrade, get your own hosting, server, etc. People are so great there, so much knowledge and information to be found and the answers come unconditionally. Community - we have it there!

Ultimately, the decision had to made, time to move. And so without further ado I invite every Winning Woman to our new address which is:

Beginning July 1st, we will unveil our new site and hope that you will join us, enjoy and help it grow.

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Letterman apologizes to Sarah Palin - is it for Real or Ratings?

Do you see a pattern here? I do! And it isn't pretty. Apparently, it is open territory for men to spout degrading diatribes about women and be paid for doing so, senators, congressmen, and now TV personalities are jumping into the the cesspool along with Howard Stern and other males who use women as a means of gaining fame? Fortune?

Last night David Letterman offered an apology, which I am willing to guess was a pressure-filled negotiation with him, as sponsors do not want to be affiliated with a male who jokes about the rape and sexual abuse of underage girls taking target at a woman's daughter who serves for our country as a leader. Her meager salary compared to the fortunes made off of her by Tina Fey and others who seem to think it is okay to taunt and verbally attack and abuse those who may not agree with their thinking. Their lack of maturity and character shows not only how definable the lack of tolerance is, but that tolerance is only by their conditions. IF, it had been said by a "conservative" talk show host the hatchets would have been out and the cries of racism, prejudice and impropriety would have been front page news. So I ask, IF the conservatives are a greater number, why aren't we more vocal and more assertive in our beliefs and moral statutes?

The convenience in Letterman's apology is that by doing so, he settles the natives and those who watch the ratings and the bottom line. Having to take responsibility is refreshing by today's standards, but if one reads carefully, the apology is very Clintonian. A misspoken and misunderstood and misinterpreted "joke" is what he says he is taking responsibility for. I would have preferred him inviting a woman's advocacy group that represents young women who were raped and abused by men to share statistics on the severity of this loose and irresponsibly spoken "joke".

It is shameful that even women take sides against each other and instead of expressing honorable indignation over this comment,which if they had daughters, would be horrified that any older man would even suggest such a comment on national television, instead they shrug it off as if it was only targeting this family.

The failure for these women and the womens' organizations is that they are not representing women at all but an agenda that has over time sucked them into the world of greed and partisanship at the cost of women overall.

The movie of The Stoning of Sariah shows the abuse of women in Iran, the human trafficking and sexual slavery which occurs on a daily basis around the world including here in America, with pedophiles and child pornographers who prey on women and children as objects of income - is no joke. Any and all comments or jokes that would even hint that this horrific and degrading behavior is to be taken lightly is appalling and unacceptable on many levels.

The pure motive in my own opinion of Letterman's apology doesn't even come close to the potential harm he has inflicted in the minds of perverts and males who are already challenged by indecency flaunted in a fantasy world of magazines, movies and even television.

With the abduction of young women and children here is the USA, the human slavery and trafficking that goes on daily, the "honor" killings, disfigurement of girls bodies, the killing of unborn children, and the selling of bodies for sexual abusive purposes indicates the lowest level people have arrived at. The putrid stench of man's greed at any cost, the special interest groups, the baby-killers, and abusers of women whether in the home or on the screen continues to show our "advanced" state of progressive thinking is nothing more than a sham and a lie.

More now, than ever before, we need to raise our voices and the voices of our men who believe in the empowerment, encouragement, esteem and equality for women, as God has shown, when Jesus, the first Women's advocate set a woman free from being stoned to death by men who were never called out for their behavior.

Letterman offers full apology to Palins and all is well. We can go about our lives and think that he was so mature and brave for taking blame and apologizing.
Sorry folks, I don't buy it - its all about ratings and the mighty dollar. He did nothing to advance or help repair the breach with women at all. As Sarah Palin said, he is "pathetic".

Here is the transcript of his apology by Tim Molloy, TV Guide June 15,2009

Letterman Offers Full Apology to Palins

Jun 15, 2009 08:47 PM ET
by Tim Molloy

David Letterman

After a semi-apology last week for a joke about one of Sarah Palin's daughters, David Letterman offered an unequivocal sorry during Monday's Late Show monologue "to the two daughters involved, Bristol and Willow, and also to the governor and her family and everybody else who was outraged by the joke."

Letterman joked last week that Palin's daughter was "knocked up" by Alex Rodriguez during a Yankees game. Though he didn't specify which daughter, he said he meant 18-year-old Bristol Palin. The family, however, said the joke targeted 14-year-old Willow, who attended the game with her mother.

Letterman made the full apology Monday after a group called "Fire David Letterman" demanded his removal and Embassy Suites pulled ads from CBS' website over the joke. He said the joke had been misinterpreted, but that it was his fault.

Palin said in a statement that she accepted the apology "on behalf of all young women, like my daughters, who hope men who 'joke' about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve."

A representative for the "Fire David Letterman" campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Letterman's apology Monday, as provided by CBS:

"All right, here — I've been thinking about this situation with Governor Palin and her family now for about a week — it was a week ago tonight, and maybe you know about it, maybe you don't know about it. But there was a joke that I told, and I thought I was telling it about the older daughter being at Yankee Stadium. And it was kind of a coarse joke. There's no getting around it, but I never thought it was anybody other than the older daughter, and before the show, I checked to make sure in fact that she is of legal age, 18. Yeah. But the joke really, in and of itself, can't be defended. The next day, people are outraged. They're angry at me because they said, 'How could you make a lousy joke like that about the 14-year-old girl who was at the ball game?' And I had, honestly, no idea that the 14-year-old girl, I had no idea that anybody was at the ball game except the Governor and I was told at the time she was there with Rudy Giuliani...And I really should have made the joke about Rudy..." (audience applauds)

"But I didn't, and now people are getting angry and they're saying, 'Well, how can you say something like that about a 14-year-old girl, and does that make you feel good to make those horrible jokes about a kid who's completely innocent, minding her own business,' and, turns out, she was at the ball game. I had no idea she was there. So she's now at the ball game and people think that I made the joke about her. And, but still, I'm wondering, 'Well, what can I do to help people understand that I would never make a joke like this?' I've never made jokes like this as long as we've been on the air, 30 long years, and you can't really be doing jokes like that. And I understand, of course, why people are upset. I would be upset myself.

"And then I was watching the Jim Lehrer Newshour — this commentator, the columnist Mark Shields, was talking about how I had made this indefensible joke about the 14-year-old girl, and I thought, 'Oh, boy, now I'm beginning to understand what the problem is here. It's the perception rather than the intent.' It doesn't make any difference what my intent was, it's the perception. And, as they say about jokes, if you have to explain the joke, it's not a very good joke. And I'm certainly — " (Audience applause.) "— thank you. Well, my responsibility — I take full blame for that. I told a bad joke. I told a joke that was beyond flawed, and my intent is completely meaningless compared to the perception. And since it was a joke I told, I feel that I need to do the right thing here and apologize for having told that joke. It's not your fault that it was misunderstood, it's my fault. That it was misunderstood." (Audience applauds.) "Thank you. So I would like to apologize, especially to the two daughters involved, Bristol and Willow, and also to the Governor and her family and everybody else who was outraged by the joke. I'm sorry about it and I'll try to do better in the future. Thank you very much." (audience applause)

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CBS David Letterman NBC Boycott & Suspension Petition Information

During my radio conversation this afternoon with host Randell Byrd of WGCR1250AM we covered a hot topic which I want to post and update you with information regarding this "pedophile and Sexual Predator's" comments regarding or suggesting the rape and defilement of an underage girl, cast as a "joke" on public television.

This was not only distasteful, but degrading, obscene, promoting sex with an underage child, with the talking heads in support of Letterman and showing no signs of moral decency or outrage.

Winning Woman friends - you have the POWER to make a difference and put the heat on this despicable debacle of subversive and base behavior that cannot be tolerated by any woman regardless of race or political positions.

This is an OUTRAGE that needs your voice to stop the subtle and continual abuse of women as sex objects, objects of sexual discussion, jokes, commercials, product spots, etc. And the continuation of acceptance of this horrific comment was embraced by NBC Early Today Show that just did not understand why this mother would be so upset that Letterman called her slut, her daughter called a prostitute and knocked - up???!!!

Apparently NBC and CBS think that calling women degrading names and defaming their character along with implying that it is okay to taunt an underage child sexually are acceptable behavior.

To effectuate our position as Winning Women who fight for our families, our children and their protection, I am asking you to take seriously the list below, refuse to support them and find alternate sources for these products.

Additionally, if you can, please contact the companies listed and the execs listed at CBS, NBC along with the FCC to voice your anger and horror that such anti-woman, anti-children comments are allowed to made on public television.

Here is a partial list and if you have others I missed, please let me know so I can post those to this list. Let's make our voices heard, keep our money away from their pockets, put the heat of our strength as parents and women to affect their bottom line profits and rating by not supporting the actions of these people and companies.

Best Western
Best Western International, Inc.
Customer Relations Department
Telephone: 1-800-528-1238
Fax: 623-780-6199
Regular Mail: PO Box 10203
Phoenix, AZ 85064
Attn: Customer Service

Capitol One
Capital One Financial Corporation 1
680 Capital One Drive McLean, VA 22102
Telephone: 703-720-1000

DiTech financial or lending?

Mars Candy
Mars North America
100 International Drive
Mount Olive, NJ 07828
Telephone: 1-800-627-7852

eBay Inc.
2145 Hamilton Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
Media relations;408-376-7458
Contact page

John Freida
Consumer Relations Dept
Kao Brands Company
2535 Spring Grove Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45214
telephone: 1-800-521-3189
Contact page:

Corporate Mailing Address
2200 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054-1549
Telephone: 405-765-8080
Contact page:

7840 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati OH 45236
Telephone: 513-792-9292
Toll-Free: 800-688-4550
Fax: 513-792-5620
Contact page
The Generations Network, Inc.
Attn: Customer Solutions,
360 W 4800 N Provo, UT 84604
Telehone: 801-705-7000
FAX: 801-705-7001
Contact page

Earn My Degree
157 Yesler Way Suite 200
Seattle WA
United States 98121
telephone: 206-812-4653

True Credit
100 Cross Street, Suite 202
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Telephoone: 866-212-2170

Bowflex –
Nautilus, Inc.
Global Headquarters
16400 SE Nautilus Drive
Vancouver, WA 98683
Telephone: 360 859 2900

On The Border Restaurants
Brinker International
6820 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75240
Telephone: 972-980-9917 Toll-Free:1-800-983-4637

60 E Rio Salado Pkwy
Ste 400
Tempe, AZ 85281
Contact page has the names & email addresses of executives

Embassy Suites
Dawn Ray/Nancy Gearin
Embassy Suites Hotels
Telephone: 901-374-5954 Fax: 901-374-6423
Contact page –
2200 West Cypress Creek Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: (954) 351-2120
Contact page:

General Motors and Lexus Car Companies - you can find them on web, but you don't have to buy their products.

Their Mother Ship:

CBS Telephone: 212 975-4321 & Contact Information;
Surprisingly , there are women on this list of execs at CBS (wonder if they dare not speak up for fear of losing their jobs?)Copy and paste these addresses into your mail to send letters to these executives;
~ - to remove/suspend

Sarah Palin has not deserved any of this harrassment and deserves to be supported by all women. This is NOT about political affiliations, this is about our Womanhood being attacked! Where are the voices for women? The leaders of NOW and other women's organizations? Who put out the fire?

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The REASON for this Winning Woman's TroopWalk 2009 (edited)

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From Ruth -

Hello to those of you following this TroopWalk 2009 journey!

I appreciate your interest in this event and so do our military service members, veterans, and their families. We are receiving so many emails every day now that I am overwhelmed with appreciation early on in this event, but that volume of correspondence makes it difficult to answer each and every person who contacts me/us to directly.

I appreciate each and every one of you – more than you know – so please keep those emails and text messages coming! You keep me upright, focused, and your support helps me keep moving those tired, achy feet forward on the path to completing a much-needed mission!

There is something I would like our followers to understand:

This TroopWalk 2009 event is about the Founder and President of Inspiring Alliance Military Support Network, a nonprofit service organization that provides transitional support to our military audience, setting aside 5 months or more of her life to make a statement about the unmet needs of our service members, our veterans, and those unsung heroes who support them — the spouses and children who are also affected by sacrifices made by every member of our Armed Forces!

Although my sacrifices seem small in comparison to those made by our soldiers, Marines, airmen and sailors, we think it is important for people to understand I am a single woman who has given up my income, my home, my vehicle, my social life (contact with church, family, and friends), and I have set aside my for-profit business in order to be able to invest however many months are necessary to travel from Walter Reed Army Medical Center to the Naval Medical Center San Diego to make a statement on behalf of those individuals Inspiring Alliance serves.

I have listened to countless stories about the challenges our service members face – everything from not being able to find a job when an individual shifts from military service to civilian life to stories of loss of homes, forced bankruptcies and even extended waits of up to 18 months for some of our wounded warriors to receive their first disability check after they have applied for government support. We all recognize the system is flawed, but I wonder how many people think about how issues like this affect the very core of our country.

Stop for a moment to recognize that every service member puts his or her life on hold — in much the same way I have (except that they get paid a wage during their military tenure and I have no income source except for donations and gifts of food or lodging during the tour). In addition, entire families – not just a spouse and children, but extended families – are also affected during that time our nation’s heroes are protecting our freedoms!

Let’s come together, America, and show our support for all these brave men and women do on our behalf. Let’s show them how much we appreciate them as you join me on the sidewalks of VA, WV, OH, IN, IL, MO, KS, CO, UT, NV, and CA to share your understanding of the true price that is paid for Freedom! We love and appreciate all our service members, veterans, and their families do for us — let’s get up out of that chair and off that sofa and PROVE IT!

God bless you all, and God bless our Armed Forces!

Click on map below to see where Ruth is at, and don't forget to donate to the cause at;

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Day ONE - Ruth our Winning Woman Trooper

Memorial Day Sunday 2005Image by Old Shoe Woman via Flickr

Day One -

As Ruth bowed her head in prayer and remembrance for the many troops who have fought for our freedom, she thought about the fact that she is ready to take her first step on this walk across America alone. No cheering crowds, no media coverage, just one woman, alone with a big heart and desire to help raise awareness for the troops.
Finishing her quiet time, she gazed up and looked toward the Walter Reed Army Hospital and saw two silhouettes waving at her. Thanking God for this encouragement, she began the first day of her 5 month journey at 8AM yesterday, Memorial Day 2009...

Ruth finished her first day walking 27-1/2 miles for the Fundraising event. Sore calves, aching toes, a right foot with 5 broken bones, tired, and exhausted physically but she is excited about the journey and hopes to meet the families of military and supporters of our troops along the way.

If you are able to walk a few minutes, a mile or give words of encouragement as she comes to your town, please come out and meet her.

If you have a hotel, motel, restaurant and can offer food & drink and a place to stay for the night, it would be such a blessing to her.
Please let us know how you can help!

WE have SPOT satellite monitoring with accuracy with her location to let you know where she is.

Keep the prayers and support coming!

Donate Here;

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The One Flaw in Women

Women have strengths that amaze men.

They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
but they hold happiness, love and joy.

They smile when they want to scream.

They sing when they want to cry.

They cry when they are happy
and laugh when they are nervous.

They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.

They don't take "no" for an answer
when they believe there is a better solution.

They go without so their family can have.

They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.

They cry when their children excel
and cheer when their friends get awards.

They are happy when they hear about
a birth or a wedding.

Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
yet they are strong when they
think there is no strength left.

They know that a hug and a kiss
can heal a broken heart.

Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.

They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
to show how much they care about you.

The heart of a woman is what
makes the world keep turning.

They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideas.

They give moral support to their
family and friends.

Women have vital things to say
and everything to give.


Share this with a friend and family members
to remind them just how amazing they are.

Remember that everyday you are a Winning Woman!

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Mother's Day - A Day of Celebration

Diamonds.Image via Wikipedia

Happy Mother's Day the kids are shouting and squealing with delight at the prospect of all the secret ideas the have concocted with dad to spoil mom on this special day.

Oh the childish excitement and giddyness that flows through the house, as the kids are trying to keep quiet making breakfast for mom, setting the table, perhaps even cutting flowers from the garden to decorate with.

Shhh, she's coming they whisper so loud the neighbors can hear. But she takes it with a smile and plays along with her family knowing that they know she knows too.

How fun, and what a happy day - Mom is treated like a queen for a day, along with all the wonderful treats and surprises only kids could conjure up with true creativity.

Will the boxes she opens be a string of pearls, or a diamond ring? No, most likely it will be those special drawings and paper wrapped boxes that are called to be the caretakers of Mom's Jewelry that will be the delight of her life. Made with love, by her children, she embraces and lovingly touches each one as if they were indeed precious gems.

Her children surprise her with flowers in a vase and a box of chocolates, which they handpicked, and now are eagerly awaiting the unfolding of the covers that reveal this wonderful delicacy, which they want to partake of with her.

A family, safe, secure, blessed, enjoying the wonderful gift of children that God has given them.

Now, its Dad's turn; he kisses his wife in front of the children, (security for the kids, knowing that Dad and Mom love each other). He gently puts an elegant long stemmed rose without thorns into her hands and a card. As she opens and begins to read it, tears well up in the pools of her eyes. Her husband in the best way he knows declares yet again his undying love, devotion,. and faithfulness to her and the family He thanks her in front of their children for being his wife and the love of his life! It may have been a difficult year with challenges that brought them close together, but together they are stronger and their relationship is bonded by the Christ-centered vows they made to each other on their wedding day.

Sounds like a fairy tale, but it is also real for so many women who have developed strong relationships with their husband and children to celebrate this day.

I hope that you will find your day full of wonderful treats and blessings to savor and keep in your heart, till next Mother's Day.

Enjoy and celebrate today as a Winning Woman that you are!

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Mother's Day - A Day of Restoration

Jesus is back !Image by joaquimb via Flickr

A woman is sitting in front of a window gently holding the fragile and delicate baby's breath and fragrant lilacs in her hands. Gazing, she seems out of touch with the world for the moment, until the rustling noise of keys brings her back into reality. It is Mother's Day. A day she dreads each year and is glad when it is over. She thinks about how things could have been different for her, she would have a child that would be calling her Mommy, but that is not to be this Mother's Day.

Instead, she goes to the grave site of the child she allowed others to take from her womb years ago as a young girl. The guilt infested her heart, and filled her with anger and sadness. Deciding she would not let it just disappear from her life like a some stain removed in the wash cycle, she opted to make a memorial of the child she could have had the joy of celebrating Mother's Day with.

Every year Mother's Day celebrations come and go. Some turn out well, and for some it is a heartbreaking, gut-wrenching, sad and disappointing day.

Many a woman has looked at this day with disdain, because, sometime, early in her life, she may have had an abortion, given up her child for adoption, due to an illness lost her child. She thinks about the fact that she is not a mother, could have been a mom, and her heart is filled with sadness, mourning over this loss.

It may be that because of various situations and circumstances, a young girl chooses to end the life of her child without fully understanding the consequences of this "choice" in years to come. Most regret this decision and live with the guilt, the pain and the sorrow for the rest of their lives.

Regardless of the reasons, it is still painful for many women to think about let alone talk about it, especially on Mother's Day.

Thankfully, we have a Heavenly Father who reaches out to us with unconditional love and forgives us, restores our soul and waters our spirits, so that we can once again become whole and begin anew. The refreshing and cleansing is the turning point for women who need to accept what was done, ask forgiveness from God and themselves, and be able to know that God will give a new beginning for those who ask!

The Bible encourages us with this; In Romans chapter 8 verse 1; So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus... He is the restorer of our soul, our being, it is the hole that He fills with His love,mercy and grace.
Grace is the undeserved favor of God,which He lavishly pours out upon His children. There is nothing you can do to deserve it, just love Him as your Savior and Lord.

When we look to celebrate this precious day of remembrance, rejoicing in our own mothers, children, grandchildren - let us be sensitive to the women who are grieving on this day. A prayer, a smile, an invitation, an extended opportunity to share God's grace and love is a wonderful and kind gift to give any woman on any day. We never know when our paths cross with the woman God has chosen for us to meet and befriend, encourage, esteem, love on, hug, and pray with.

This Mother's Day, if you are a woman who has been through the pain of such loss, or a woman who is looking to celebrate - I hope your paths cross. It just might be the most wonderful Mother's day for you both!

Every woman is loved and precious to God - without conditions, He loves you!

Celebrate the fact that you are His wonderfully created and beautiful Winning Woman!

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Twitter - a Bird's Nest of Hope & Love

twitter logo map 09Image by Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten via Flickr

There are those; the cynical, the nay-sayers who would challenge the idea of an online community that is like a family.

Yes, many of us are professionals looking to meet and expand our networks. Some of us have products or services that we can promote and gain clients from. All types of business people connecting with others in their field to find reprieve from the pushy side of business and be able to share ideas, attend webinars, exchange knowledge, information, and join a group.

Health issues such as; Autism,Breast Cancer, Heart Attacks, Strokes and other causes have a platform.

Politically, it has extended for many of us an eye into the throws of national and global issues without the bias of msn, and gives us information and a voice to express our concerns on subject that affect each of our lives no matter where we live. politics We can find groups such as TCOT that one can be a part of to express freely concerns about our country.

Imagine a group of guys discussing with intense brevity the biggest fish they ever caught, current trades and stats in their favorite sports or even Fantasy Football. Fantasy Football

Additionally, for women; there are the clubs, groups or organizations that draw those who would perhaps never be able to attend an actual live meeting due to children, work, illness, or financial restrictions. To find a plethora of resources, make new girlfriends to connect with, develop and share special friendships with, and find encouragement from each other is found sometimes from a simple 140 character tweet that can brighten up a person's day.

The benefits of Twitter are endless like the reverberation of a smooth stone carefully aimed skipping across a quiet pond. The ripple effect is almost immediate. A word, a cause, a comment can create such a passionate response and support.

For me, it has been only a few months since I discovered Twitter, and admittedly, I have to say it has been a blessing. Funny how God uses the oddest things to help us out when we need it the most. Moving to a new community where I know no one, working virtually with my clients, I spent days and nights focused only on work. On top of an extremely cold winter, missing my grand kids, left me with no energy or desire to seek groups, organizations, let alone trying to make friends. Hating the thought of being stuck in a blue winter mood coupled with an attitude of lethargy, I spent my free moments searching the internet to mine its caverns for untapped treasures.

I started with FB, and rapidly became bored and frustrated, because it did not offer the "live" interaction or dynamics of topics and people I could easily communicate with. It was more dry and stoic, thus I continued my search in hopes of finding something that would suit my personality, and what I found, literally changed my life!

Don't get me wrong, I was busy with work, have a huge address book of professional contacts and business friends. Having traveled all over the world, made friends in different countries, continue my relationships with them, but Twitter was different. The social interaction, the opportunity to meet other professionals, learn and be current with politics, technology, issues, and concerns of today, infused my excitement about Twitter in a most profound way. I looked forward to tweeting with new found enthusiasm and anticipation. Finding new friends and an avenue to interact immediately was sheer delight.

You may even be nodding your head in agreement as you think about why you are on Twitter; personally, it has given me a voice to express my experiences with Breast Cancer, expertise as a Business Executive and Coach, an amateur gourmet chef, a chocolatier, wine connesuier, mom of twins, Grand of 6, an author and writer of books and stories that I can now share. To be involved in causes that are important to me as well as others gives new meaning to social networking.
As prosaic as it may sound, it already feels like home, like a comfy sweater, like a nest that I share with other tweeps. Home in the sense, that when I log in, I find myself reading with awe some of the wonderful tweets from friends I have found and developed relationships with. It brings a smile to my face, and warms my heart. I know that my presence makes a difference in someone's life and my tweets have value and impact.

I may never meet any of the people on Twitter, but I know we make a difference in each others lives in some way. We all leave an impression in the hearts of those we have come to know. Our imprint will be like a spirit that continues to reach and touch others lives that cannot be taken away even if Twitter goes away, (which I hope never happens).
We have built an international under-pinning of people who share the same basic desires; to relate to other people who share similar interests and are looking for friends to expand their networks, to be free to speak, pursue their desires for freedom, self-sufficiency ,reward for hard work, protection by our government, and ultimately being able to thank God by honoring Him with our lives.

So thank you Twitter and all the new friends I have made and yet to make. Thank you for being so kind to invite me into your lives and allow me the privilege of sharing mine with you. Thank you for "being" there, with words of encouragement and affirmation. I hope that I too, can be an encourager and offer bits of wisdom and grace to those I meet.

These are my reasons, what are yours? Would love to hear your comments. Thanks!

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Seven Steps to Help You Succeed

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Winning is a state of mind. It is a habit that must be cultivated by practice and discipline with the attitude that you never give up or give in. Challenges and obstacles come at us with certainty, it can not be avoided, however, how we face and overcome them separates the winners from the mediocre.

Winners create an image inside their minds that keeps them focused and allows them to break through barriers that would otherwise seem impossible. A winner digs deep within and sorts out the negative words and thoughts that have kept her from achieving what she knows she can accomplish and be.

Here are 7 Simple Steps to help you succeed at winning your goal;

1. Have a purpose; what is it that you want to be a winner at? Make sure your reasons are realistic, not to prove something to someone else, it must be because you want it with passion and are driven to go for it!

2. Write it down; your dream, purpose, goal, whatever you want to call it becomes more real to you when you see it in front of you. Written on a piece of paper that you can place somewhere where you see it constantly and reminds you to keep pressing forward when things get tough.

3. Make a plan; how are you going to accomplish your vision? What are the steps or disciplines that are needed to get to the goal you are pursuing? Break them down into daily, weekly,or monthly goals. Make is simple to implement and give yourself realistic time lines.

4. Get support from someone you can trust. Find a mentor, a professional person, someone who will encourage and keep you accountable and on track. Don't share with people you know will only want to discourage you, find those who will cheer you on!

5. Project your goal as already accomplished. Think about the fact that you are a winning woman, you have what it takes to do anything you want to do, and be whatever you want to be. You are winning each day you take a step that brings you closer to the finish line of your goal. Self talk is good sometimes speaking it out loud so you can hear what you are thinking can help as well. Keep seeing the goal as yours and attainable by making sure you have realistic goals and measures you know you can get to. Break it up into achievable milestones that work with your schedule and lifestyle.

6. Review and adjust. Sometimes a little adjustment is all you need to get you to the next part or help you get to your goal quicker and finish stronger. It is always wise to re-examine your goal, and make sure you are able to continue based on what is going on in your life. Emergencies, illness, and other setbacks can be discouraging, however, it doesn't mean you stop, you just readjust and keep going.

7. Reward or treat yourself. Each time you meet a milestone or accomplish another step toward your goal, celebrate by treating yourself to a small something that makes you feel good. Accept compliments graciously and appreciate the investment others have made in helping you achieve your goals.

Winning is part dreaming, part planning, part doing. It takes all three parts to be the winner you already are. Make it happen and be that Winning Woman!

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8-year-old Saudi girl divorces 50-year-old husband

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By HADEEL AL-SHALCHI, Associated Press Writer Hadeel Al-shalchi, Associated Press Writer

CAIRO – An 8-year-old Saudi girl has divorced her middle-aged husband after her father forced her to marry him last year in exchange for about $13,000, her lawyer said Thursday.

Saudi Arabia has come under increasing criticism at home and abroad for permitting child marriages. The United States, a close ally of the conservative Muslim kingdom, has called child marriage a "clear and unacceptable" violation of human rights.

The girl was allowed to divorce the 50-year-old man who she married in August after an out-of-court settlement had been reached in the case, said her lawyer, Abdulla al-Jeteli. The exact date of the divorce was not immediately known.

A court in the central Oneiza region previously rejected a request by the girl's mother for a divorce and ruled that the girl would have to wait until she reached puberty to file a petition then.

There are no laws in Saudi Arabia defining the minimum age for marriage. Though a woman's consent is legally required, some marriage officials don't seek it.

But there has been a push by Saudi human rights groups to define the age of marriage and put an end to the phenomenon.

One Saudi human rights activist Sohaila Zain al-Abdeen was optimistic that the girl's divorce would help efforts to get a law passed enforcing a minimum marriage age of 18.

"Unfortunately, some fathers trade their daughters," she told The Associated Press. "They are weak people who are sometimes in need of money and forget their roles as parents."

It was not clear if the man received money for the divorce settlement. The man had given the girl's father 50,000 riyals, or about $13,350, as a marriage gift in return for his daughter, the lawyer said.

The 8-year-old girl's marriage was not the only one in the kingdom to receive attention in recent months. Saudi newspapers have highlighted several cases in which young girls were married off to much older men or young boys including a 15-year-old girl whose father, a death-row inmate, married her off to a cell mate.

Saudi Arabia's conservative Muslim clergy have opposed the drive to end child marriages. In January, the kingdom's most senior cleric said it was permissible for 10-year-old girls to marry and those who believe they are too young are doing the girls an injustice.

But some in the government appear to support the movement to set a minimum age for marriage. The kingdom's new justice minister was quoted in mid-April as saying the government was doing a study on underage marriage that would include regulations.

There are no statistics to show how many marriages involving children are performed in Saudi Arabia every year. Activists say the girls are given away in return for hefty marriage gifts or as a result of long-standing custom in which a father promises his infant daughters and sons to cousins out of a belief that marriage will protect them from illicit relationships.

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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A Winning Woman Takes Time to Savor Life

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When was the last time you you walked out your front door without a cellphone, a child on your hip or a backpack hanging off your shoulder?

When was the last time you just sat in a comfy chair next to an open window and watched spring begin to unfold before your eyes?

When was the last time you took a walk, by yourself, down the street, around the corner and just said hi to whomever was outside doing whatever?

When was the last time you played your favorite music without kids screaming in the back seats of your car, or using headphones so you could actually hear the music?

When was the last time you went to a garden center and just walked around delighting in the blooming of fresh flowers and the smell of the water mist over the evergreens and newly bundled trees?

When was the last time you did not look at your watch, stayed away from the computer, and took time to savor that moment in your life?

Well, Winning Woman friend, pick a time and make it yours! It doesn't have to be long, just enough to enjoy and savor that precious moment when it's just God and you. In silence, in a whisper, in a song...yes YOU!

Wonderful, Fabulous YOU! You are HIS Miracle! You are a One-of-a-Kind!

You, His Unique Creation, His Masterpiece, His exceptional and incomparable YOU!

He chose You and gave you a song in your heart that no one else knows except you, no one hears it the way you do, and no one can sing it like you can.

He chose to give you gifts unique to your personality, to grow up, stretch you, equip you and esteem you. And for you to share with others.

That is what a Winning Woman does - gives of herself so others are made better from what she has poured into their life.

You are lovely, you are precious, you are smart, you are intelligent, you are a Winning Woman. God does not care if you are rich, poor, or in-between. He doesn't care if you are a democrat or republican - to Him, you are HIS because of Jesus.

BTW, have you two met yet? You and Jesus? Has He knocked on your door, when you were taking time to savor life or did you miss Him? I'm sure He'll be back when you are not so busy.

Near of far, He loves you and is waiting for your invitation to join you in your quiet moments when it's just the two of you. He won't ever abandon you, leave you , divorce you, ignore you, but He will always love you, cherish you and be there by your side. NO matter what.

So, again I ask, when was the last time you took time to savor life? Don't wait till it's too late and you say those awful words,"If only.."

You are worth taking the time to be refreshed, renewed, recharged, re-filled with the energy, power, wisdom, love, compassion, confidence, faith, and winning attitude.

Rest well Winning Woman!

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WinningWomanWednesday Recommendations

For the third week in a row, listed below are some duplicates, and new ladies with whom I have had the pleasure of getting to know and recommend to you. Please introduce me to any favorites you have, I would appreciate very much.

Also, Please consider being a follower to receive updates and help us grow!

To all of you wonderful ladies, A WinningWomanWednesday Shout out to you!

@bettyswann - ministry in Africa
@mauritienne – English, Nederlands, French
@hostingdeal – Emma finds deals on hosting
@AshleyMahaffey – Graceful woman of God
@theSTARforum – save the American Republic
@MargaretBecker -singer,songwriter
@SheilaWalsch - singer, writer


Autism Awareness Month

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Autism - just the word scares you, especially when you don't know anything about it, or maybe just enough to make you wonder about your family, your children.

Fortunately, the awareness factor for this disease is increasing with April being Autism Awareness Month!

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. It is a spectrum condition, which means that, while all people with autism share certain difficulties, their condition will affect them in different ways.
Some people with autism are able to live relatively independent lives but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support. People with autism may also experience over- or under-sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colors.

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism. People with Asperger syndrome are often of average or above average intelligence. They have fewer problems with speech but may still have difficulties with understanding and processing language.

What is Autism?

It is described as a lifelong developmental disability. If, knowing the symptoms, you were to observe people around you, you may find some answers as to why people in your life behave the way they do. There are three main characteristics that can be clearly identified according to medical studies on Autism;

• Difficulty with social communication

People with autism have difficulties with both verbal and non-verbal language. Many have a very literal understanding of language, and think people always mean exactly what they say.

• Difficulty with social interaction

People with autism often have difficulty recognizing or understanding other people's emotions and feelings, and expressing their own, which can make it more difficult for them to fit in socially. We tend to cast them as introverts, or acting strange, and we cannot understand why they have hardly any emotional response to a positive or negative situation we share with them

• Difficulty with social imagination

Social imagination allows us to understand and predict other people's behavior, make sense of abstract ideas, and to imagine situations outside our immediate daily routine. Difficulties with social imagination mean that people with autism find it hard to understand and interpret other people's thoughts, feelings and actions, and predict what will happen next. Not being able to anticipate or sequentially figure out the next thought or step, they get frustrated and say nothing, waiting for us to continue leading the thoughts and communication.

Interventions and therapies

There is currently no 'cure' for autism, but there are a range of interventions which may help some people with this complex condition.

Autism affects everyone differently, so what works for one person may not work for another.

The nature of interventions for autism vary greatly - they range from communication based approaches that build on the strengths of the person with autism, to more traditional behavioral techniques designed to teach basic learning skills.

Autism is one of the fastest growing developmental disorders, when in 1992 it was 1 in every 10,000 children, now it is 1 in every 150 children. This has reached epidemic proportions, when you think also about the fact that every 20 minutes another child is diagnosed with Autism. Based on current research, children as yound as one year or younger can show indicators of autism.

As a parent or caregiver, it is good to know that there are support groups available and information you have access to via the web. Additionally, make sure to surround yourself with family and friends and teach them what you know to help make life as normal as possible for you and your family.

You can be a Winning Woman by the attitude you take and fill yourself with with God's Word of comfort and support. People will come along side and be there to help.

It is important to learn the signs and watch for them. Know what regular developmental milestones are and if your child is having difficulty reaching them, be sure to contact your doctor about screening your child for this spectrum disorder.
More information can be found at

Jenny McCarthy has a book about her son who has Autism.

I have included a link to a website that can also be of assistance;

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Winning Personalities Weaving a Life Pattern

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You find yourself enjoying the attention from people and love to make new friends. Or find yourself digging into a mess to look for a solution to what seems to others as an impossible task. Someone comes to you with a negative attitude or you just want to be left alone – why do you feel this way?

Have you ever wondered what makes up your personality?

After studying personality types – I thought it would be a valuable tool to share and give some basic information about what our own makeup is like.

Categorically there are four basic styles recognized by professionals – but will also add that they can overlap so although you may have many in one category, you can also have some in another.

Have fun figuring out where you fit and where you see others in your life fitting. It may help you understand them better, know them better and perhaps help find a way to improve relationships with those who you may not find anything in common with.


  1. Popular Sanguine; always want to do it the fun way

Strengths        Weaknesses        Emotional Needs
loves people        hates schedules    needs lots of attention
makes friends easy    Can't say NO        Touchy, feely, affectionate
Always Active        Gets bored easy    Needs affirmation, approval
Exciting            Loses track of time    Accepts – As Is
Good humor        Lacks focus        needs friends    

  1. Powerful Choleric; wants to have it done my way

Strengths        Weaknesses        Emotional Needs
Problem solver        Overconfident        Needs to control
Loves a challenge    Workaholic        Needs loyalty from others
Born Leader        Arrogant        Appreciation for serving
Shows Confidence    Too bossy        Wants credit for good works
Work Oriented        Can't Apologize    Limited friendships

  1. Perfect Melancholy; wants to do it the right way

Strengths        Weaknesses        Emotional Needs
Analytical        Perfectionist        Sensitive to others feelings
Planner        Inflexible        Needs support when down
Organized        Poor Self-Image    Loves silence
Loves Charts/grafts    Naively idealistic    Hard to please
Works well alone    Negative attitude    Space to be alone

  1. Peaceful Phlegmatic; wants to do it the easy way

Strengths        Weaknesses        Emotional Needs
Low-Key        Uninvolved        Lack of Stress
Good Listener        Procrastinator        Peaceful
Few Enemies        Gives in easily        Quiet
Considerate        Stubborn        Feeling of Worth
Steady & Reliable    Hates change        Respectful

Ultimately remember, God gave us our personality traits. How we use these gifts will determine the kind of Winning Woman each of us are. We aren't all the same, but we need all kinds to bring balance in our lives. Together we are like a beautifully crafted quilt covering each others' weaknesses and showing our strengths. Otherwise we are merely independent parts; (sanguine, choleric, melancholy, phlegmatic) looking for where we belong. I would love to meet you and include you in my circle of Life.

May I invite you to be a Winning Woman friend?



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From a Survivor to a Winner! (by Nava Writz, edited by Monika Shaw)

I use to call myself cancer survivor; no more! Now I call myself cancer winner thank you Monika~

I was 32 at the time, when my sister set up for me a check up after I told her I was bleeding internally. The office visit which should have been routine turned into a life-changing moment which I recall so vividly as my emotions were running wild wondering what could have caused such an urgency on the part of the doctor. You see, I was trying to have a baby via In-vitro fertilization and was particularly interested in the making sure I was doing everything I could to be healthy and have success.
As the door was left slightly open to his office, I was able to hear the doctor asking my other doctor questions; “I am really upset I don’t like what I see. Didn’t you notice something wrong with her?” When he returned to the room I was in, he insisted that I must have a biopsy, right away, not even suspecting that my life was about to turned upside down.
My other doctor which was an Invitro pregnancy specialist, and was visibly shaken as he proceeded to have the biopsy taken, saying he would contact me in two days. Friday, I received the call inviting me and my significant other to meet with him in his office. As he began to explain all the medical terminology the only thing that registered with Cancer, and the rest was a blur. My mind was racing and the only thing I could think of I blurted out the obvious questions as to whether I could die from this. His answer was no comfort, but realistic as he replied with a “yes, you may”. I cried the entire weekend.

As this happened in 1989, I did not have access to a computer to conveniently type in queries related to cancer, cervical cancer, etc.
So we started various tests including cat-scans, MRI-s, and blood work. Soon it became quite clear that there was no other choice for me than to have a radical hysterectomy with a Stage C3 cancer, best to take it all out. And so it was that on April 6, 1989 I went into the operation fearing that I lost all hope of my dreams to become a mother.
8.5 hours of surgery, with 36 lymph nodes sampled 6 were cancerous. The day I left the hospital I said life can be so great if I will not need to go to radiation No such luck ~
Six weeks of radiation and one chemo implant, I recall going into the radiation therapy room and begin to vomit. Yet, in spite of all the discomfort, it was finally over and will never forget when the doctor said “you are cancer free”.

I celebrated, and my life has never been the same knowing that once you face the fact that your life is at risk.
The darkest day of my life was soon being filled with light as I adopted my first child, a boy. Shortly thereafter I was able to give him a brother. And so with much gratitude and love I celebrate these two dates October 8th and April 15th the birth of my boys as the most wonderful gifts I ever received from God.
In life I have learned that we can have a plan but what God has for us is the best plan.
I find it so interesting that God worked out bringing me these two wonderful and precious gifts through two young women who would have considered abortion, but instead were able to bless me to be a mom. Personally, I recommend women to reconsider their position in life regarding abortion and ask God who this child can be a blessing to; there are so many women with empty arms, waiting for their child to arrive.
I used to think of myself as a survivor, but after reading Monika’s description of The Winning Woman – I too now declare that I am a Winning Woman!
(Editor: Monika Shaw)

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She Dances with Angels by Cathrine Feehely(edited by Monika Shaw)

How does one describe the life of one who has left an indelible mark upon their life carved upon the pages of the heart? Perhaps a song written by the hand of God?

A family of six siblings we became best friends and remain lovingly and closely involved in each others' lives, always available when another was in need.
And so it was no surprise, on July 4th, 1985 when my sister gave birth to a beautiful girl named Stacey that I would come to love her as the daughter I never had.
From the moment she found her ability to speak, we knew that this determined, outgoing little girl had a mission. One could not help but to be taken aback by her matter-of-fact statements; in awe at the wisdom that was well beyond her years.
A personality that earned her the nick name of Stella Bella she commanded the attention of all. A bit bossy in nature, she was relentless in her efforts to obtain what she deemed necessary, going so far as to lie on the floor wailing that she was about to die due to a broken heart after being scolded by her mother. Or in sheer frustration exclaiming that there was no dealing with her mother at certain times of the month.

Stacey appeared to behave as a healthy little girl with the normal childhood ailments, periodically complaining about a pain in her leg which her doctor diagnosed as “growing pains”. However, much to our dismay and shock, that would not to be the case.
It was a cold day in January, when I received the call that changed our lives from that point on. My sister was at the hospital with Stacey explaining that the evening before my niece had begun to vomit blood. Alone with her daughter, she faced the news no parent want to hear; Stacey was in the late stages of cancer which had spread to her lungs. She had at most but a few months to live.

During the next several months, we experienced an emotional roller coaster of laughter, joy, happiness, appreciating the blessings, savoring the moments, feeling the anger, exhaustion, guilt and fear that came with the demands of caring for terminally ill child. We witnessed the wisdom of a child who wished only to share her time and limited strength with those who had earned the right to be near, and would cleverly think of ways to avoid some visitors with grace.

A few days before passing requested the privacy to speak with individual
loved ones. Two days later, she felt the need to not allow anyone else to visit, so she could spend time alone with her mom. As she was held her in the arms of her loving mother, she said that we she was tired. And in an act of the purest kind of love, my sister told her not to worry, she would be alright was free to go if she believed it was time. She closed her eyes and the spirit that had touched our lives was released.
One might think that this was far too great a demand made by an uncaring Creator, but I have chosen to believe that the greater loss would have been found in not being chosen to participate in her life as she fulfilled a purpose that would not be restrained within our dreams and goals.
If one is to believe that we are not human beings seeking a spiritual experience but spiritual beings living the human experience, then we may be able to find our way to understand even when unable to willingly accept the time appointed journey of a loved one to go home.

For those who have suffered the loss of a child, it is not ours to know the depth of your pain. It is a place of calling not choice that freezes the bystander in fear with the thought. There are no platitudes or words of condolence worthy of this sacred place. There is only the hope that from these ashes you will find the strength to rise up and make known the legacy left behind by one for whom you love.

That in time, you will be able to sense the memory of their presence prompting within you the grace to move ahead in the fulfillment of your divine purpose. I bend my knees, bow my head in respect honoring those who have been given the highest of callings and given the greatest of sacrifices.

For me, I have come to the place to choose not to allow the dark clouds of pain to
overshadow the presence of a life that gave me the greatest cause for celebration. I know that Stacey’s spirit dances in places only for the chosen, she dances with Angels.

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WinningWomanWednesday Ladies to Follow

In addition to the list from last week, here are my recommendations in no particular order for Winning Women to follow;

So many #winningwoman friends to find and the list will continue to grow.
If we haven't met yet, please tweet me and include #winningwoman at the end of your tweet pls.

Have a wonderful #WinningWomanWednesday !

Watch for new list next week, hope you will be on it.


Too Blessed

I'm too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed.
I refuse to be discouraged to be sad or to cry.
I refuse to be down hearted and here's the reason why:
I have a God who is almighty; who is sovereign and supreme.
I have a God who loves me -- and I am on His team.
He is all wise and powerful; Jesus is His name.
Though everything else is changeable, my God remains the same.
I refuse to be beaten or defeated.
My eyes are on my God.
He has promised to be with me, through this life I trod.
I am looking past my circumstances, to heaven's throne above.
My prayers have reached the heart of God and I am resting in His love.
I give thanks to Him in everything.
My eyes are on His face.
The battle is His; the victory is mine; He will help me win the race.
I repeat!
I'm too blessed to be stressed!
(Author unknown)

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It's Winning Woman Wednesday Lady Tweeps

It's #WinningWomanWednesday!

Every Wednesday I will be recommending Winning Woman who are worth adding to your contacts for their expertise, contributions, insight, and make Winning Woman a statement they live. Are you on this list?

Twitter WinningWoman Recommendations;(in no particular order)
@jansimpson ( making a difference politically)
@rockingjude (strong leader, see site)
@kathyireland (congrats on new book!)
@barefoot_exec (congrats on vid!)
@coachdeb (congrats on book!)
@jpamerica (great radio show!)
@juliarosien(congrats on new site)

If you are not listed, we have next Wednesday coming, and every Wednesday after that. Please note that we need to tweet and get to know you so that I may recommend you and help you grow your community.
If you have not yet, please join/follow this blog for updates and new articles.

Have a great WinningWomanWednesday ladies!

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The Little Red Hen USA Version (Allegory)

The Little Red Hen USA version

The little red hen called all of her neighbors together and said:
"If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to eat.
Who will help me plant it?"

"Not I," said the cow.
"Not I," said the duck.
"Not I," said the pig.
"Not I," said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen, and so she did.

The wheat grew very tall and ripened into golden grain.

"Who will help me reap my wheat?" asked the little red hen.

"Not I," said the duck..
"Out of my classification," said the pig.
"I'd lose my seniority," said the cow.
"I'd lose my unemployment compensation," said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen, and so she did.

At last it came time to bake the bread.

"Who will help me bake the bread?" asked the little red hen.
"That would be overtime for me," said the cow.
"I'd lose my welfare benefits," said the duck.
"I'm a dropout and never learned how," said the pig.
"If I'm to be the only helper, that's discrimination," said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen.

She baked five loaves and held them up for all of her neighbors to see. They wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share. But the little red hen said, "No, I shall eat all five loaves."

"Excess profits!" cried the cow. (Nancy Pelosi)

"Capitalist leech!" screamed the duck. (Barbara Boxer)
"I demand equal rights!" yelled the goose. (Jesse Jackson)

The pig just grunted in disdain. (Ted Kennedy)

And they and ACORN all painted "Unfair!" picket signs and marched around and around the little red hen, shouting obscenities.

Then the farmer (Obama) came. He said to the little red hen, "You must not be so greedy."

"But I earned the bread," said the little red hen.

"Exactly," said Barack the farmer. "That is what makes our free enterprise system so wonderful. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But under our modern government regulations, the productive workers must divide the fruits of their labor with those who are lazy and idle."

And they all lived happily ever after, including the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, "I am grateful, for now I truly understand."

But her neighbors became quite disappointed in her. She never again baked bread because she joined the 'party' and got her bread free. And all smiled 'Fairness' had been established.

Individual initiative had died, but nobody noticed; perhaps no one long as there was free bread that 'the rich' were paying for.


Bill Clinton is getting $12 million for his memoirs.

Hillary Clinton got $8 million for hers.

That's $20 million for the memories from two people, who for eight years, repeatedly testified, under oath, that they couldn't remember anything.


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