INSPIRATIONAL: Coach Summitt, one tough lady

Summitt’s diagnosis raises Alzheimer’s awareness

By BETH RUCKER, AP Sports Writer

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Tennessee coach Pat Summitt hopes her public battle with dementia raises awareness about the disease and inspires people to do more.

Kentucky associate head coach Kyra Elzy is one of many whom Summitt has already touched.

After making a New Year’s resolution to do more volunteer work in 2011, when the 59-year-old Summitt made her announcement in August, Elzy saw a perfect opportunity to honor her former coach and her grandmother, who had Alzheimer’s.

Elzy volunteers at Best Friends Day Care in Lexington, Ky., an adult day care for people who require supervision.

“My coach, Coach Summitt, she is very courageous, very strong and a very giving person, so for her to come out in public with the type of platform she brings, everybody takes notice, everybody listens,” Elzy said. “It was so courageous of her to want to help others. She’s a face and a voice that people respect. It’s just breathtaking.”

Summitt, who revealed in August that she’d been diagnosed with early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, isn’t the only famous person fighting dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Many public figures who have faced Alzheimer’s, such as former president Ronald Reagan and actor Charlton Heston, were diagnosed late in life and privately faced the disease.

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One can only pray that a cure is found for this disease that robs one of their memories and takes their dignity.

Donna Nobis Pacem

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TINFOILHAT: BHO44 first trip to France as a college student or as a 26 year old?

Obama went to France while in college?
Posted: November 04, 2011 3:14 pm Eastern

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On Thursday, while in Cannes for the G-20 Summit, President Barack Obama casually said the following: “The last time I was in the South of France – or the first time, rather – was as a college student, and I’ve never forgotten the extraordinary hospitality of the French people and the extraordinary views that are available here.”

To Obama followers, this comes as news. In his 1995 memoir, “Dreams from My Father,” Obama gives the distinct impression that his first trip to Europe came in 1988 when he was a 26-year-old community organizer.

As told in “Dreams,” Obama spent eight weeks on this 1988 journey, an inexplicable luxury for a chronically broke young man. Europe was allegedly his first stop.

I say “allegedly” because most of the specifics sound like they were pulled from a Michelin Guide. The one exception is a sojourn to the Spanish boondocks that even Obama’s worshipful biographer David Remnick concedes is “not an especially convincing sequence.”

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A liar can never keep his facts straight.

Watch any cop show on TV. They keep the suspect talking. And, then compare the stories. If the story is different, they study the contradictions. If it’s too identical, they suspect it’s fabricated memorization. Either way, just listen to the suspect. Eventually they will trip themselves up.

Personally, I have no idea what “the truth” is. All I do know is that where there is smoke there’s fire.

Why doesn’t BHO44 release his records?

What would his passport show?

From his own words, he brings this suspicion on himself.

Liar, liar, pants on fire.

This statement cast doubt on BOTH his book and his “travels”.

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RANT: Never forgive, never forget, never spend — stop corporate welfare cold!


OK, Clean Slate Time

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It was a really bad thing. The Cards’ owners had an aggregate net worth of something like $15 billion, but wanted the taxpayers of St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and Missouri to pick up the stadium tab.

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Next year, I think I’ll go see a game in that stadium I paid for.

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Say it isn’t so. The only two weapons that an advocate of the NVP are: ostracism and spending. By not standing forcefully against that Stadium deal, you’ve forgone one. By going to a game next year, you’ve given up the other. It’s tough to find one’s principles. It’s even harder to stick to them. And, it’s all to easy to just cave. Be strong for all of us little L libertarians who read this blog and follow you for inspiration. If you cave, why should the rest of us hold the line?

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