Monday, November 30, 2009

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

A Virginia couple crashed the first State Dinner of the Obama administration and actually shook hands and took pictures with the President. 

Should the failure to follow basic security procedures by the Secret Service cause us to question our homeland security as a whole?


Friday, November 27, 2009

Shopping Tips

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Have a safe,enjoyable and meaningful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Take a moment ...

Have a safe, enjoyable and meaningful Thanksgiving!     

Monday, November 23, 2009

Teaching or Preaching?

A county in central Virginia plans to offer high school students an elective class on the Bible next year. The issue has sparked controversy on both sides of the matter. The question has been raised whether the course can be taught free of religious indoctrination and bias.   
Should the Bible be taught in public schools? What do you think?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tanya Free and Friends Jazz

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Not too proud to beg

Check out today’s inspiring story on making a difference “two feet at a time.”

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ticket mania

Check out this week’s ‘Wassup’ video and comment or share your thoughts on any issue of your choice. What’s on your mind? 

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Turn out for the Virginia gubernatorial election a few weeks ago was very low.  There were reports that roughly 1.8 million voters showed up compared to the over three million that voted in last year’s presidential election. Personally, it took me less than 5 minutes. However, for whatever reason, many people view gubernatorial and local elections to be less important. Well that’s not true. Think about it for a moment, the issues and concerns addressed as well as the decisions made by the governor bear a direct and immediate affect on residents of the state. Some may recall earlier this year when the federal government handed out stimulus money to the states, several governors including Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana adamantly rejected stimulus funds that extended unemployment benefits to many that had been affected by the economic downturn and massive layoffs. More recently, there have been reports of Governors Perry of Texas and Pawlenty of Minnesota threatening to reject health care reform if passed. Virginia Governor elect Bob McDonnell has reportedly expressed similar views.               

Elections on federal, state and local levels are all very important. We should never take lightly the power and authority delegated to all elected officials. There is too much at stake! 

Monday, November 16, 2009

What's your take?

The Fort Hood shootings were a horrible tragedy. Although it remains unclear how this could have happened, there is growing speculation that the incident was a terrorist attack.

Do you think the incident was an act of terrorism or the act of a deranged gunman? 

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Jazz Chill Mix from Tanya Free and Friends Jazz

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Friday, November 13, 2009

March on!

Check out today’s amazing video, an example of great role models.  

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Get out of the way!

How far would you go to hold a space? Check out this week’s Wassup’ story and comment or share your thoughts on any issue of your choice today.  What’s on your mind?   

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

At this point

Right after the 9/11 terrorist attacks former President George W. Bush vowed to capture Bin Laden “dead or alive,” tough talk that many of us supported without question. Fast forward eight years and over 1400 deaths, Bin Laden remains at large.

President Obama has to make a major decision regarding whether to send more troops to Afghanistan and when. General Stanley McChrystal submitted the request for 40,000 more US and NATO troops to defense Secretary Robert Gates in September.  The Pentagon has reported that Gates himself has yet to decide whether the troops are needed. President Obama has stated that he would review and evaluate the entire matter before making his decision.

While John McCain and prominent Republicans are urging the President to make a swift decision, Vice President Joe Biden has reportedly advocated for a strategy that would focus more narrowly on al Qaeda targets with air strikes. The President obviously has some of the best military strategists and political advisors in the world at his fingertips, but nothing takes the place of citizen input, including the mothers and fathers of our brave young men and women that may be placed in harm’s way.

Although the final decision rests with the President, it is incumbent that we let our concerns and recommendations be heard. Now is the time to speak up and speak out. Take a minute to contact the President and elected officials and let your voice be heard.


Monday, November 09, 2009

Read between the lines

Gubernatorial elections were held last week in NJ and VA along with a congressional race in New York. Both parties declared victory even in the midst of significant losses.

What message do you think was being sent to both the Republican and Democratic Parties?

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Tanya Free and Friends Jazz Video of the Week

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Friday, November 06, 2009

At the Ranch

Check out today’s rare story.

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Back from ...

Imagine attending a funeral and the unthinkable happens. Check out this week’s 'Wassup' story and comment or share your thoughts on this or any issue of your choice today.  What’s on your mind? 

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Too Much Hassle!

Prior to the meltdown of Wall Street last year, I can recall receiving an influx of credit card offers in the mail almost daily. Well, the offers have come to a screeching halt and now it’s a challenge just to keep up with sudden adjustments to the terms and conditions. I think most would agree that the days of having a credit card as a luxury are long gone and that it is more of a hassle since credit card companies seem to have taken a page out of the loan shark handbook. 

The banks have no compassion and no shame with their tactics. This is evident when interest rates are increased drastically without just cause and arbitrary increases resulting in unmanageable minimum payments. It is even more apparent when a credit limit is lowered without notice and the user learns of the change when the charge is declined at the cash register. Needless to say this can be quite humiliating.

Despite legislation being passed, the banks won’t cease to find loopholes and continue on the path of gouging. Take the time to read your statements thoroughly each month for changes. Let us all think twice, three or four times over, before whipping out that credit card. Like loan sharks, the banks will show no mercy under any circumstances for anyone’s inability to pay on their terms.      

Monday, November 02, 2009

Possible or impossible?

A recent Gallup poll reveals that only 56% of Americans believe that a solution to America’s race problems will be worked out, roughly the same as reported in 1964.

Do you think race relations will always be an issue in the United States and why?

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Tanya Free and Friends Jazz Radio presents Sunday Jazz

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