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MONDAY MORNING HIGHLIGHTS

Just caught a few points from Morning Joe:

Mike Allen, Politico and Journolist, said the democrats were saying “What republican surge?” because early voters seem to be heavily registered democrat.  Only thing is they are voting Republican!!  Ha.

For that, Mika says the country is in decline.  She’s going to need to be deprogrammed.

Latest poll:  Alan Grayson  36 – Daniel Webster – 43

They think NPR made a mistake in firing Juan Williams. Bigger mistake to stand by the decision.   Joe says the CEO should be fired.   I guess that would be Ms. Shiller.

Joe kept saying he is appalled that Obama did not meet with Mitch Mc’Connell until August – a full 18 months.

Posted:  10.25.10

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Free Credit Report dot Com (videos)

I love these commercials.  The Rockstar one below is my favorite, at least so far.

All of them (I think) are on the below video.  Very, very creative.   They can get into your mind and you can’t forget what they are promoting.  A lot of bang for the buck for a 30 second ad.  So many commercials are good and you remember the commercial, but not the product.  Not these.  In fact, sometimes you wish you could get that tune out of your head.   I’d love to see somebody do an interview with whoever creates them.

There’s supposed to be a pirate hat somewhere in each one of them.

(Note:  I don’t think it is really free but maybe.)  🙂

(https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/what-caused-the-housing-crisis-money-for-nothing-and-your-houses-for-free/)

Posted:  01.21.10

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Parrot Helped Save Little Girl’s Life (Update)

A babysitter’s parrot is being credited with helping save the life of a 2-year-old girl who was choking Friday at a Denver area home while the sitter was in the bathroom.

willieparrot Here’s Willie

“While I was in the bathroom, Willie, (a Quaker Parrot) started screaming like I’d never heard him scream before and he started flapping his wings,” said Meagan, the babysitter. “Then he started saying ‘mama baby’ over and over and over again until I came out and looked at Hannah and Hannah’s face was turning blue because she was choking on her pop tart.”

Meagan performed the Heimlich maneuver on Hannah, which stopped the choking.

“If Willie had not warned me, I probably wouldn’t have come out of the bathroom in time because she was already turning blue, her lips were blue and everything,” Meagan said.

“If anything happened to her, I don’t know what I would do,” said Samantha Kuusk, Hannah’s mother. “I’m very grateful for the both of them because they both saved her.”

UPDATE:  On last Friday, Willie got the local Red Cross chapters’ Animal Lifesaver Award during a “Breakfast of Champions” event which  was attended by Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper.

These little Quaker parrots don’t usually get the credit they deserve.  They are very intelligent and have loads of personality, displaying a wide range of “emotions” from happy, singing, dancing, and, of course, mad as a hornet.  So I don’t doubt this story at all.  Mine notices anything that is out of the ordinary.  And the words she says are so appropriate to the situation.  For example, you start sweeping or cleaning out the cage, and it’s, “What’cha doing?” or “Thank you” when you give her a treat.

Posted:  11.11.08  Updated:  03.24.09

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