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It's Time to Make Sense and Cents

Gerry Connelly is sounding like a parrot of the party of his perennial opponent, Keith Fimian. (Maybe that's the point.) But he is wrong. The home mortgage deduction needs to be put on the "Supercommittee"'s table.  It should be phased out and eliminated completely as a relic of a time when such ownership was the American Dream. It no longer is...and look at where that delusion got US. At its worst, people with no assets or jobs were put into houses that were more than they needed or could budgetarily swing,  just to keep the economy going via the homebuilding sector. And now they are either stuck, or already foreclosed on and displaced.

Virginia State Board of Elections Results

Yesterday the Primary Elections in two of the City's State Senate Districts were held. The August 2011 unofficial primary election results have been posted. 

 

The next General Election will be on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. On that date all of the representatives to the Virginia General Assembly (the Virginia State Senate and the House of Delegates) will be elected, as well as the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Absentee voting for these elections begins Friday, September 23.

 

Is Chicken The Model Of The American Family?

My observation is that the history of the social structure of man-woman relationships, especially in America, is strongly influenced, if not actually based upon, the social pecking order of chickens. Yummy, factory farmed chickens.  Bare with me.  The man, in very basic tradition, represents the stronger of the sexes, the provider, the authoritarian, and the head of the household.  The woman is supposed to represent purity, to be submissive, and hardworking at her tasks at home...the stereotypical feminine path to righteousness, right?  While there are exceptions among individuals and families, the fowl air of poultriarchal society still forms a blanket that covers and permeates the nervous tissue of many relationships. 

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

With more than 14 million Americans currently looking for work, it is definitely a buyer’s market out there.  Companies understandably want to hire the best candidates they can find.  With so many people to choose among, businesses are looking beyond black-and-white credentials such as education and experience to identify prospective employees who bring something more to the table, such as basic common sense. 

In this regard, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s recent fall from grace should serve as an object lesson for anyone who has a job...and especially for anyone who is seeking a job. 

National Small Business Week Focus: FedScoop & Citizen Engagement

National Small Business Week Focus: FedScoop & Citizen Engagement

This week marks the 48th National Small Business Week with recognition from the White House for small businesses’ contributions to the well-being of the economy. There is estimated to be 27.2 million small businesses in America, creating 60-80 percent of the new jobs in the country, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. More than half of Americans either work for or own a small company, increasing innovation worldwide.

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4