Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Senator Ted Kennedy Dies at 77


February 22, 1932 - August 25, 2009

The dash between birth and death represents the life a person lives. Ted Kennedy's dash represents a long life filled with trials, tribulations, and triumphs.

Senator Ted Kennedy died Wednesday at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a lengthy battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

Born in Boston on February 22, 1932, Ted Kennedy was the youngest of nine children of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. But as the youngest member of the Kennedy family, Ted bore many of the tragedies of the family. At an early age he became the patriarch of the family. He is the Kennedy we saw grow old.

Ted Kennedy devoted his life to serving the country for over forty years. His legacy is forever cemented in history.

Kennedy is survived by his second wife, Victoria Ann Reggie Kennedy, whom he married in 1992; his first wife, Joan Bennett; and five children -- Patrick, Kara and Edward Jr. from his first marriage, and Curran and Caroline Raclin from his second.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Fellow Democrats Take Notice





I'm for a legitimate healthcare debate but this is not about healthcare. It's time for the Democrats to push back.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Reach Across America Free Medical Care

REACH ACROSS AMERICA PROGRAM OFFERS FREE MEDICAL CARE

August 11 - 18, 2009
Beginning at 5:30AM daily
The Forum
3900 W Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA
http://ramclinic.info


Faithful Central Church will host and facilitate Reach Across America (RAM) at the Forum to provide free medical, dental and vision care for one week to ANYONE in need (uninsured, underinsured, unemployed, under-employed persons). Depending on specific health conditions, most attendees will be able to have their dental, vision & medical needs met right on the spot. RAM has the tools and expertise needed to issue prescription glasses, and repair dental issues within the week! So be sure to arrive early if you need to be seen. There is a need for more volunteers and licensed medical professionals. Please be a blessing to someone in need.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

FREE Dental, Vision & Medical Services to Adults & Children Clinic Opens promptly at 5:30 a.m. every morningThere are now appointments – First come, first servedThe doors must close once we reach the day’s capacity.You must arrive early to be seen, so please be prepared to wait. Bring a snack. Chairs will be provided.No eligibility requirements. No proof of income. No questions asked.

FREE SERVICES AVAILABLE

DENTAL: Cleanings, Fillings, Extractions and Root Canals. Everyone receives a free dental exam. Pediatric dentistry is available.

VISION: Vision Exam and Free Prescription Glasses made onsite(NOTE: We may not be able to make glasses for everyone)Cataract Surgery

MEDICAL: Women’s Health: Mammograms and Pap Smears, Pediatric Exams, Adult Physicals & Medical Consults, Diabetes, Hypertension, Chiropractors, Acupuncture, Blood Lab Work, Chest X-Rays, Medication Assistance, and many other medical specialties available.

RAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

Medical Doctors (all specialties) and Nurses, Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, Ophthalmic Techs, Paramometry Techs, General Dentists, Oral Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Registered Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants.

CALIFORNIA LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS ONLY

CONTACT: Jean Jolly, Volunteer Coordinator, Remote Area Medical, jeanjolly@ramusa.org 865.579.1530

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor



Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in Saturday as the 111th justice, the third woman, and the first Hispanic to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.

As her mother, Celina Sotomayor, held the Bible, Sotomayor swore an oath to administer justice fairly in a first ever televised ceremony. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the 62-word oath required of all federal judges.

On Thursday, the Sentate confirmed Sonia Sotomayor to the high court by a vote of 68-31. Though her confirmation was never in doubt, there was opposition from Republicans for her "wise Latina" comment.

Sotomayor is replacing retiring liberal Justice David Souter and is not expected to alter the balance of the court. She joins the only other woman on the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Newly Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor will be a fine judge. She brings over 17 years of experience as a federeal judge, the most of any current Supreme Court justice.

Congratulations, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.